Monday, December 9, 2013


Another Bonnie Hunter Mystery has started!  CELTIC  SOLSTICE.  The colors were influenced by Bonnie's trip to Ireland this year. This was my first choice.

This is what I ended up with 

I have Clue 1 almost finished and Clue 2 started. Those little chevrons from Clue 2 are going to be the death of me. I need 244 of them …….. I have 20 so far………… 

Thursday, August 1, 2013


It's been a while since posting anything quilty. Easy Street top is finished. Love the borders on this one. Getting ready to send out for quilting.

It is so large I had to put it out on the grass to take a picture of the entire thing. Now to find backing for it. 

Monday, January 28, 2013


 The first layout was a bust.......... Jimmy, designer with excellent taste.......

came up with this design.......... and the borders with a stripe final border.

Sunday, January 6, 2013


These are the 4 blocks in the quilt. Assembling them is another matter.

I thought I had the main blocks finished...... sewing away, got them all lined up to push through the machine............... after the last one I look on the floor and there they are........ ALL OVER THE FLOOR.........

I ran out of bobbin thread after the first block and didn't see it.............

Technical Staff left the scene after the bobbin debacle......... they didn't want to be blamed.  

More sewing tomorrow. It's going to be a pretty quilt sewn together.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


Easy Street step 5. We must be getting close to putting the pieces together. I finished these today and am caught up for now.  We will be taking the rest of the week for Christmas visitors and visits.  Merry Christmas everyone! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

EASY STREET PART 3 & 4 (with technical staff)

 I had to play catch up this week. Saying I was under the weather is an understatement.  Darn cold kept me from anything but sleep for almost a week.  I believe I am caught up now. All the steps are here except the 4 patches. They were in the bottom of the box.
 With the lull in activity around the sewing machine and everything else, the technical staff also took the week off for some catch up on their snoozing.
Quality control noticed there wasn't much to control so also took the week off to enjoy some extra relaxation.   Happy to say we will all be back on the job with the next clue by the weekend.  

Thursday, December 6, 2012

EASY STREET PART 2 with Quality Control Inspector

I managed to finish EASTY STREET STEP 2 with a few extra pieces before Step 3 comes out tomorrow. Of course I had great Quality Control. Lois was there to keep the pieces in order.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

EASY STREET STEP 1 (and the machine techs)

Techs checking out thread spool

Making spool adjustments. 

Adjusting the tension

Everything checks out........ ready to roll.

Thanks to my techs for keeping my machine in tip top shape.

I had lost of help. I was able to finish up Clue #1 and cut binding for another quilt. Now to find time to get it sewn together and put on the quilt.

Ready for Clue #2 in the morning.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


EASY STREET  COLORS..................MAYBE.......... ONE HAS TO GO.  Purple, green, turquoise or orange.  The mystery calls for purple, green and turquoise. I wasn't sure I could do purple again so soon after the PURPLE HAZE fiasco so was going to change the purple to pink or the orange. Bonnie's mystery starts the 23rd.... Hopefully I'll have my mind made up by then.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


This was quilted a few years ago by Gloria Kirk Hanna. All of the quilting was done free hand.  I finally got the binding on this weekend. I have so many just waiting for the bindings that's going to be my project for this winter. Must get at least one more finished before starting anything new. 

I've got two weeks. New Bonnie Hunter mystery starts Nov 23. Fabric colors will post in a few days. Maybe with another quilt already or half bound. :)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

It doesn't seem like it's been almost a year since I posted any quilts.  There are a few little quilts that went to a friend for her daughter. They're little doll quilts. It's been a long year, most rooms have been under construction for the huge remodel so no sewing has taken place. Work is almost done for a few months and the place will be livable but not quite finished. Back to sewing soon. Rooms were gutted, new dry wall, floors, windows in some rooms and all new wood trim ..... every where!  OH all new electric from the box to the all the outlets. So happy to get rid of all that cloth covered wire.

Curtains are temporary window covering until the room is completely finished and furniture is in place. You can see that not all the trim is in the living room yet.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


A quick update on the RED AND WHITE quilt. I ran out of star point blocks so need to make a few to finish the borders. The original didn't have borders, but I decided to carry the points out into a red border.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


This is a Nancy Rink design I saw on her web site a while ago. I found it in Jan issue of McCall's Quilting.  These are the blocks. and the stars are made with the sashing.  This is as far as I've gotten. It's a large quilt, seems to work up easily and quickly. Simple piecing. Makes a great quilt. Jimmy, the quilt critic, gives his approval.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Purple Haze (RRCB) is now a flimsy! The backing is ready, it's packed up and ready to for the long arm quilter. This is a very big quilt and it's VERY PURPLE!!!! Another wonderful Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. This was a fun quilt to put together.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


It took a while, but these will be the colors of the inner border and the outer border. You will recognize the outer border as one of the first steps with 'wings' added as one of the last steps. Wonderful border. Looking forward to working on RRCB Quilt 1 again.