Monday, December 29, 2014

The Simple Joys

I love piecing quilts. I love seeing fabric come together and create a work of art. But what I think I love the most is the peace and quiet and only thinking about the project at hand when I am sewing. I treasure my sewing time. Today I got to spend a little time in the "shop" and I chose to work on my Celtic Solstice. I believe I managed to make 8 more blocks. It is slow going but I am determined that someday I will finish this quilt. I am loving my color choices! Enjoy this picture of my work in progress :)
PS- that is my binding bowl in the background and that pretty green binding is for my Rainbow Snot quilt which still needs to be quilted but I love that my binding is all ready to go :) My daughter found the binding bowl in a thrift shop somewhere. We are not sure what it's original purpose was. It has a small round hole on the other side and the wider slot you can see in my picture. When I sew my binding on I slip the end through the slot and it keeps my binding from rolling away! Perfect!! 

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Nope, I'm not MIA, I'm still here! I haven't done as much quilt making as I would like to, but sometimes life gets in the way! I did however finish a queen sized quilt that was commissioned. To say it was a challenge for me is an understatement so I was so very happy to finish it!! I have also made more pouches and pillowcases for Christmas gifts. So I have been busy, just not really working on stuff I want to be working on. Here's a pic of the queen sized quilt I made:
And the back: