Saturday, March 25, 2017

Working, Teaching, Creating

I've been having a great time making Curved Flying Geese for the Halo Star Medallion Block of the Month:

I can't show you mine yet, but April 1 the next Blog post of tips will appear--they are NOT AS HARD as I feared, in fact, they are FUN to make.  And what an impact they make in this quilt!

The Smitten Class I started a few weeks ago finished up yesterday.  Here are the wonderful blocks the students have created:

Leigh's soft, subtle Australian-feel set of blocks

Joan's Christmas blocks

Pat's bright, scrappy blocks
Susan's bright, very happy blocks
They had fun and even though each still has work to do, they are happy with their progress and eager to get their quilts made.

I've kept up with the Long Time Gone Sew-A-Long, two weeks, two different blocks. This is a Jen Kingwell pattern and I am using lots of leftover fabrics, mostly brights and black and whites:

10" Bowties

10" Bowties

12" Squares in a Square Stars

I signed up to participate in Lori's Humble Quilts Quilt Swap, her fourth, and the quilt I am gifting to a quilter is ready to ship as soon as I sew on the label. It will be mailed Monday to someone who doesn't know it's coming.  The deadline is May 1 so I am way early. I hope the recipient likes it:

Pattern is by Lori Smith, 16" x 20", 2" blocks
Yesterday I basted the Ohio Stars quilt so now I am eager to start quilting it. I plan to do some decorative designs in the open spaces and some ruler work in the larger stars:

Let's Quilt!



  1. I created circling geese once to put around a Mariner's Compass. You are right--not as bad as I expected them to be (as long as I could foundation piece them).
    LOVE the little quilt you made for Lori's swap. That is a jewel!

  2. Your little quilt is precious! I look forward to seeing your quilting progress on the Ohio Stars!

  3. Wow! You've certainly been busy sewing up a storm! I adore every quilt! The little swap quilt is sure to be loved. I made 2 of them and will get them in the mail this week as well.