Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sneak Peek, A New Finish and the End is in Sight

I've been busy writing instructions for the Sew-A-Long.  Doing  my own photos really slows down the sewing process.  Here' a sneak peek;

I still have to quilt both samples, make binding for both, add the bindings, sew both, and takes photos of each step along the way.

Guess what?  There will be a Link-Up party and a Giveaway after the five blog posts have appeared--get your top done and be entered to win a cool gift!

Recently, I got this doll quilt done, using blocks I got in a swap.  They were sewn on interfacing instead of paper so I could not use them with all the other blocks I received in the swap so they had to play only with themselves:

Stella's Splendid Sampler is moving right along and the end is in sight, only 8 more blocks to go, so four more weeks.  Here are the last two blocks, #91 and 92.  For 91, I substituted a 6-pointed star and embroidered the title of the quilt on it--I just was not going to do another hand embroidery block at this stage:

So far, on the wall:

Now I know what my border treatment will be and I'm eager to start working on that.  I also have several new class ideas brewing and want to get samples started of those.  And Ruffled Roses is calling my name, and a gift quilt for a friend, and...  So many quilts, so little time.  Only non-quilters ask me how I spend my time now that I'm "retired"!

And here is why I am making this Sampler, the amazing Stella:

Daddy has a sense of humor

Christmas 2016
Let's Quilt!



  1. Stellar quilt for the cutest Stella!

  2. Beautiful quilt for a beautiful little girl! Ah yes, if we could only find more hours in the day!

  3. Nice use of the blocks on interfacing. It is a pretty purple finish.
    your Stella's Sampler is so near a finish. Very exciting.
    Little Stella is a charmer--good luck with that edict, Dad!! : )

  4. Your quilts are looking wonderful. 'Love those colors. Stella is adorable, she will love her new quilt. A link party and a giveaway, wow. I just finished my 12 Shoo Fly blocks.

    1. So glad to know someone is doing the Sew-a-Long!