Quilting and the Internet

It’s Splended

Since Pat Sloan will be coming to our guild in September for a workshop and trunk show,  I thought I would try working on one of her projects prior to that.

She is promoting a sampler of 100 – 6″blocks by various designers that is to be completed over the next year.  Today’s email suggested 30-35 fat quarters plus background fabric would be needed to finish the quilt.

I had to see what I could come up with in my stash.   Easily, I came up with 25 that should work. Fat Quarters I’ll go through yardage next and should definitely be able find at least 10 additional fabrics.

Normally when I am making a special guilt I make a trip to the quilt store to make sure I get coordinating fabrics.  One of my fellow guild members told me that her goal was to use up as much of her stash as she could before buying something else.  I decided to see if I could follow suit.

Last year I made my granddaughter, who was getting married, a Christmas tree skirt.  I was able to put together fabric for the entire top from my stash.  So now I check my stash first!

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

There is always time to quilt!
CNY Weather, Winter in Central New York

Winter – Yeah!

Well it looks like winter has finally arrived to Central New York.  To date we’ve had less than 3″.  Normally we would have had about 43″by now.  Winter doesn’t scare Central New Yorker’s.   Just a walk in the snow can be magical.  Even though we only got a couple of inches today, I couldn’t resist taking a picture before the Christmas decorations come down.


Now the rest of the day can be spent inside quilting and watching the snow fall!

There is always time to quilt!
Christmas, Wool Applique

And …So This is Christmas??????

Can’t believe that Christmas will be here in 15 days.  While it is beginning to look like Christmas inside the house IMG_0953– outside it’s more like a Fall day with temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s.IMG_0949

Even the primrose is confused.  It thinks that it is Spring!


I’m in pretty good shape for Christmas this year.  Just finished wrapping presents for my son and his family in North Carolina.  So those will be sent off today.  Now I have time to work on the gift exchange for our guild Christmas party next Tuesday.


I’ll stitch up this wool Snowman Christmas ornament from Primitive Quilts Magazine.  I’m adding the button embellishments and the eyes will be done in French knots.




There is always time to quilt!
Christmas, Family, Jim Shore collection, Machine Piecing

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I received two photos from my granddaughter today of the quilt I made for her wedding earlier this year.Shannon & Colin's First Christmas Tree

I decided on a Christmas Tree Skirt rather than a bed quilt hoping that it will become a heirlom that they will not only use throughout their married years but will also hand it on to their children.


It just looks perfect with their tree in their new apartment. –Shannon & Colin's first Christmas Tree








Additionally, it inspired me to start my own decorating.   I’ve begun with some of my Jim Shore pieces.

Santa & Mrs. Claus

Santa & Mrs. Claus

Manger IMG_0946







The pattern is from Doug Lenko’s book Through the Winter Woods.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland





There is always time to quilt!
Community Service Projects, Quilting with Friends

National Quilting Day

Last weekend at National Quilting Day about 15 of us got together to work on some of our guild’s community outreach projects.  We completed quilts for the Palliative  Care Unit at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse NY as well as one of the quilt tops for our Veteran Quilted in Gratitude program.  Just another wonderful day getting together with friends doing what we do best – Quilt!

Quilted in Gratitude

Quilted in Gratitude

Binding being sewn onto a second Quilted in Gratitude quilt

Sewing binding onto a second Quilted in Gratitude quilt

There is always time to quilt!