Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Love Hate Relationship

I love pieced backs for quilts. They add so much character and are so fun to look at. But the making of them.....well let's just say it is quite time consuming and a little math challenging. I have had my Tumalo Trails quilt top done for quite a long time. This week it was time to construct the back and start quilting it! Needless to say it took a bit of time. I am happy to say I pulled all the pieces from my stash" I think the date on one of the salvages was from 2009 , and I know one of them is at earlier than that. Felt good to clear out those three yellow pieces from the stash. 

      Right now it's on the frame. I started quilting it yesterday. 
      I'll post a picture when I get to the binding stage. 

I did finish these two quilts for my nephews.
I have just a wee bit of hand stitching left one one of the bindings. 
They will be gifted over the fourth.

    Scrappy Trips

    A little green flannel on the back

    And postage stamps from 
my 2 1/2 inch bin.

   A little Churn Dash added for interest!

   And grey flannel on the back.

   Check,check off the bucket list!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Last weekend I went camping with a good friend. Even though the weather was rainy we had a great time. She has the cutest Shasta trailer. We enjoyed being out, even sewing in the outdoors!

       The rain didn't stop us from sewing outside.
       See that cute trailer, love it!

      I worked on a few paperpieced houses.

      And we each made a cute bucket bag.

      Home now working on some cute blocks
      From the Splendid Sampler.

     And making hearts for some 
         quilts for Orlando.