I have about half the background and all of the borders to do…think I will get it done today?




Kathy’s Christmas Stars…I know the lighting looks strange. The sun was streaming through the window so brightly I was hoping to get a terrific pic…hopefully, better ones to day after some quilting :-)


Marcia’s Autumn batik sampler…digital design Feelin’ Groovy by ME! and Michelle Wyman :-) Hobbs 80/20 batt and Superiors Omni in Ginger



And this is how you know the Quilting Gods are with you. Done quilting before the end of the cone!


How cute is Owen’s quilt! Kay chose Harbour Wave by Patricia Ritter. I have been waiting to stitch this one out. I love it! Hobbs 80/20 batt and Superior Omni thread.



Minkee on the back…


Beautiful day here in West Michigan…I even have the windows open! Time for a nice long walk…maybe to the library :-)

Going to the Way Back Machine for quilt of the week…Kathy’s Flower quilt…freehand, custom…


The applique blocks in the quilt were part of a Quilt As You Go project, but after the blocks were done she put them away. Julie recently pulled the project back out and put it together into a quilt top; deciding not to QAYG to finish it.

I have received a few of these over the years. They can present a few problems. Since the blocks are already sandwiched and quilted they are of course sturdier and thicker than the sashing and any added pieced blocks. That can result in some fullness in the non-QAYG areas that need to be eased in.

In this quilt there are 12 applique blocks matched with patch work and sashing. I chose to quilt over the lines she quilted in the applique blocks so they would be attached to the backing. I also ditched around the applique and did some very light interior work because the pieces were quite large. Then I did my best to ease in the rest of the project with freehand quilting.



Catherine’s snack quilt…fun and colorful! Digital design Splat by Barbara Becker…Hobbs 80/20 batt and Omni Pasture thread



Beautiful couple of days here in West Michigan…sunny and 50 plus degrees!


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