Sunday, May 17, 2009


I can't believe I'm participating in FIVE BOMs now. Here are the some that I just completed:
Gail Pan's Christmas BOM, Willowberry's stitchery BOM...

Below are the first 2 months from the LQS Just Stitchin's BOM. They are doing it in brights and pastels, so I joined both of them!!! The fifth one is "A Tisket, A Tasket" which I haven't done for this month yet. Before I started blogging, I had only participated in one BOM at a LQS and it took me a long time to get that quilt finished. (I'll have to post a picture next time). It always seemed so hard to do a block a month. But now, it seems a lot easier. I guess I get lots of motivation from other bloggers. Thanks, everyone!
My DH had hernia surgery a week ago and I have spent a lot of time stitching while he lies in bed recuperating. I stitched 3 of these flag quilts. I still have to put the border on before I can sandwich them. I also made 2 small log cabin table runners, which I forgot to take pictures of (next post).
I have been working on this tumbler charm quilt for a while and I am going to add one more row to what you see below. It measures 38" by 36" now. I'm going to hand quilt it since it is all hand pieced. Any ideas on quilting designs? I was thinking of simply stitching 1/4" inside of each seam. Another idea would be the fan quilting. What do you think?
This is a cross stitched quilting picture that I did before I really got involved in actual quilting, but was thinking about it a lot.
Another weekend almost gone! How come they're so short???


  1. If you figure out where the weeks go, please let us know! Whew! You've got lots of fun projects going on. I love the tumbler quilt -- I'd probably like 1/4" quilting the best, but a fan would be pretty too.

  2. Love the Willowberry stitchery. And I'd go for the fan quilting on the tumbler quilt.

    Great tunes...I've always loved the Andrews Sisters

    have a great week!

  3. Hope you are retired. Wow they all look great. Beautiful Work.

  4. I'm beginning to think I should send some of my UFOs your way Ruth. You are way more efficient than I am. I really like your tumbler quilt - it's definitely on my wish list. Great work!.....Ann :)

  5. Oh, MY! You are so productive! Love your flag quilt(absolutely!) and your stitcheries are sooooooo cute. love those chickens! :-)

  6. I started the year out with 5 BOM's, too. Now I am just down to working on 2. I've downloaded the patterns for all of them. Guess I'll have to do them at my own pace. I really like your flag quilt. Log Cabin is my favorite pattern. I love seeing how many millions of ways it can be put together.