Day 4 at Carolina Charm

Kumbaya my friends…….we left Carolina Charm and Tabor City, NC, after brunch; but, not before making our reservation for 2019.

A few more works in progress from our time together.

Prest-O, Change-O!, pattern by Aby Dolinger.  A gold mine of orphan blocks picked up for $5.00 at a garage sale.  And one block finished by Jane.

A great time was had by all.

Talkin’ Turkey!

Talkin' Turkey

Talkin’ Turkey August 2018

Talkin’ Turkey, from the book String Fling by Bonnie Hunter, is finished.

When you say “Turkey” my mind immediately thinks of fall colors.  Many quilting friends have made this quilt with fabrics of red, yellow, orange, magenta and brown, fall colors.  My scrap bins were overflowing with blue.  The pattern calls for 5 yards of (red) blue scraps; Talkin’ Turkey would certainly put a dent in my collection of blue scraps and strings.  It did not.

This quilt top was pieced as leaders and enders while working on other projects – one of the reasons it took three years to complete.

If you follow instructions in the book, Talkin’ Turkey will finish at 84″ X 97″.  This is too large for my personal use.  Prior to adding pieced string border #3 and flying geese border #4, I decided the finished size of 73″ X 86″ perfect.  Another quilter, working on a scrappy blue quilt, was happy for the gift of borders #3 and #4.  I can’t wait to see how she uses them.

Quilted by Donna Royson.

Two More UFOs Quilted

Two more charity quilts completed.

The stars are a kit from my guild.  The finished size meets the requirements for a NICU quilt and after changing the bright color backing fabric to a Kona black, it is perfect for an isolette.

The 4X4 quilt is made with extra  blocks from  Happily Scrappily Irish.  Backed with a bright fabric of sea animals, this quilt will bring a smile to a young child.

Happily Scrappily Irish

Happily Scrappily Irish completed 2017


What’s Under the Needle

Replenishing my “on-hand” supply of kennel quilts and finished this cute little NICU quilt for my guild.


Also finished this Black Panther pillowcase for a friend.  She is an exquisite quilter who never learned how to make french seamed pillowcases.  It will go with the quilt she made for a special young man.


Happy to have finished 32 blocks for a guild exchange in early 2019.  Have to wait until then to show them off.


Another Quilt for RMH

I was so wrapped up last night, making kennel quilts for fire evacuees in California, that I forgot to post a photo of this quilt finished for the Ronald McDonald House.  It is another completed top I picked up in the charity kit bin at the guild meeting.

18-052 to RMH

Two More UFOs

At the last guild meeting, I picked upWIN_20180726_10_10_57_Pro charity kits to work on at home.  The tops were already pieced for the first two kits I opened.  Now quilted with a dark backing fabric and bound in the same dark fabric, these quilts will be delivered to the NICU for use in the isolettes.

After the TQPM UFO Challenge

DSC_0112Happy to finish UFO #10, a second Winnie-the-Pooh quilt.

I started working on these after the Executive Director of our local Ronald McDonald House mentioned the need to have a few “pairs” of quilts on hand for families of twins.

Even though the UFO challenge is officially ended, I am motivated to finish several works in progress.