Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1' x 1 1/2" pendants.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

So many quilts, so little time!

I've had in mind for months that I need to design some new patterns, but just haven't gotten to it. This little one has been in the works forever, but I finally have it pieced. I think I'm addicted to these 1 1/2" nine patches - this is the third quilt that I've designed with them. Now to write the pattern and figure out what I'm going to do for quilting.

 This quilt is now all together, in part, thanks to Aunt Nancy!  I had the top half of the rows sewn together when she came to visit last week, and she sewed the bottom half together!  This was a kit that I bought from Betsy Chutchian and the pattern is in APQ magazine.  I just love the fabric - it doesn't get more fall-like!  There is a lot of fabric left over and I'm thinking about cutting it all up into squares and piecing the back.  I don't think there's enough for the whole thing, but I have a little stash (haha!) that I could pull from.  Finding time to do it is the problem.  I wish Aunt Nancy would come and stay for a month!

 This is block one of A Primitive Garden, by Primitive Gatherings.  You've seen this before - I'm hosting a Sew Along on this quilt and you can join our Facebook page if you are interested in making this beautiful quilt.  I think the group is going to keep us all inspired to keep working on it, and there are going to be lots of fun prizes along the way.  Lisa from PG has offered up a surprise at the end of the first month - that alone is incentive to get this block finished!

We've had a couple of shows recently and also a lot of online orders (you can now find my jewelry in a quilt shop in France - cool, huh?!) and my jewelry supply is getting a little low.  I've really been working hard to get more pieces made - we have another show in just a few short weeks.  Here are a few things that we finished last weekend.
You can check everything out on my website

 When Aunt Nancy came to visit last week she brought me this adorable little chair.  It was my Grandpa's, and I just love it.

Ozzie and Callie were very interested in checking out the chair (you know...anything new and they have to have their noses in it!), but they are still more interested in the buffet that I made into my sewing station.  Whenever I have the doors open, one or both of them go in to check it out.

And when he gets tired of being in there, he finds a new place to sleep.  I thought it was funny how he was sprawled out with his back feet up against the door.  You just never know where you will find him.  He has decided that he likes to take showers now - how weird is that?  Sometimes he sits in the shower and meows until I go in there and turn it on!

I'm going to assume that people just look at the pictures on my blog, and no one really reads the words anymore?  I asked a question on my last post, and no one responded - lol! So much for the public opinion poll!

Back to work for me - I was crazy enough to sign up for Star Spangled Libery BOM - it's a beautiful quilt, but I really don't have time for it.  Oh, I'm also making Lisa's free blocks - The Magic of Christmas.  What is wrong with me!!!???


  1. Okay, so I had to go back and see what question I didn't answer on your last post. The problem is that by the time I get to the end of the post my mind has been distracted by too many other cool things. Pose your questions at the very end of the post, then it is fresh on my mind when I go to comment--like this post. What is wrong with you? Well, I'd say you are a perfectly normal quilter--the same thing is wrong with all of us. We want to do it ALL!!
    Now to the rest of the post--an amazing design with the little 9-pattches! I love it! I don't know how you designed see these new patterns in your mind, but I am impressed!
    That Fall colored quilt is beautiful, too! Smart to use the leftovers for the back. I get tempted to make minis from all of my leftovers and that is the "song that never ends"!!
    Beautiful new jewelry!
    I love that chair--how special to have that from your Grandpa!
    My goodness, the cat in the shower cracked me up! That is too funny!!
    Good luck with all of your many projects. I don't know how you do it!

  2. Love your talent and new quilts, they are lovely. So glad you had a nice visit with your aunt. hugs, Lecia

  3. I love all the jewelry you have been making. How lovely to have it in France!!! That Ozzie sounds like a wonderful character.
    I read your words. I should have responded to your question about the kits. I think maybe you should do both. Many people have large stashes of fabric but there are people out there who finish a project in its entirety and then buy fabric for the next one. Perhaps go a bit heavier on stocking just the wool ones. Your Betsy Chuchian fall quilt is wonderful and I am a huge fan of the little 9 patches. I love making them and I love how they look.