Saturday, August 24, 2013

Over One Hundred!

I just noticed this is my 102nd blog post.  That slipped right by me.  I enjoy sharing my quilt life with you.  If you like what you see, please spread the word to your friends--I'd love to have over 100 followers too.

Here's what I've been working on this week:

These blocks are part of an X-block Swap Group I put together in my quilt guild.  There were 6 of us who made 12 blocks for each of the six.  Finally got around to trimming them to 8" and putting them on the wall.  Now to add the black sash with cheddar cornerstones--maybe later today after my outside chores are done.  I'm not sure if any of the others have played with their blocks yet.  Mine are done in 1800s reproduction fabrics--everyone chose what they wanted and it was fun to work on.  Here is the blog post I did earlier showing the other colors:  X Block Swap.

I decided to get on this for two reasons--the design wall was empty so it was easy to get started and I plan to hand quilt this and that will take some time.  Our guild quilt show is October 2013 so those entries are already a done deal.  The next show will be in 2015, most likely, and I'll be ready for that one.

While working on this one, I came up with another quilt that needs to get made--a Christmas gift for a young woman.  I spent some time yesterday looking at photos of Modern Quilts, on and Pinterest.  I am eager to get started on that one--just as soon as this quilt is sashed and off the design wall. 

Here are my helpers:  Stitches and Patches.  Most of the day they sleep but at 10 pm the Kitty tussle begins--they are wild for about 30 minutes--then they crash!

Let's quilt!



  1. Love the 'x' quilt and black sashing with cheddar sounds like a wonderful setting. Ah kitten cuteness.

  2. My design wall is full of "stuff", but nothing as organized and straight forward as yours. Great new quilt and kitties are hilarious. Ours at one year old still rough house like teen-age boys. Judy Murrah

    1. My design wall is usually covered with so much stuff. Having it about empty made this the perfect time to get this one figured out. Love our kitties--even if they did break an old candy dish last night during their "wild" time.

  3. This is a really nice quilt and I will be looking forward to seeing it completed. Great job.

  4. I got my blocks trimmed up this past week too! I am thinking of adding smaller x blocks as cornerstones. more work, not sure. Love the kitty's names, not to be confused with "Patches and Stitches" haha