Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Call Me Crazy...

but I'm going to make another green quilt. This will be the fourth, after the original green quilt, the purple, blue and green quilt and the red and green quilt. I have so many green scrap left over I can't get the drawers where they're stored shut. This last green quilt should clear things out a bit. I often do this, fall in love with an idea and make it a few times until I feel like I'm finished with it. Here's a photo of what I accomplished last night.

This is a pattern I found in Scrap Quilts by Judy Martin (pub. 1985) called Country Cousin. She made it up in red and white scraps. I'm using green and off-white to beige scraps. I also removed the bright greens and I'll use those in kid's quilts. I'm not sure how big this will turn out. I'm going to make blocks until I feel finished.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Louisa Otis wrote about me and the San Antonio Childcare Center quilt project on her blog, Quilters and their stories. Here's a link: Many of the quilts donated are pictured in earlier posts on this blog.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Break

Since last week was spring break, I took the week off, except Wednesday. I started and finished the following two quilt tops. The first is Buffalo Ridge from Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth.

The second is Carriage House, also by Pat Speth. The pattern can be downloaded from the Windham Fabrics website here.
I also put the green quilt blocks together and decided on a border. Then I finished a quilt I can't blog about because it's a surprise gift. All in all, a great week. I got a lot accomplished and used up some scraps on the two quilts pictured.

Monday, April 6, 2009


This is what I worked on over the weekend: a quiltlet! Guess which one is mine;) The SF quilt guild displays these at their biannual show. Several PGQ members and I decided to challenge our fellow members to make them also. Aren't they cute? They measure 8 1/2" x 8 1/2", with 8" ties. Then they will be tied together for display. The one on the right is Tamara's.

More progress on the green quilt. I have about 1/3 of the blocks finished.