Thursday, April 18, 2013


I can't believe it's been 10 days since I posted!  I have been quite busy with having a garage sale last Friday & Saturday, getting the leftovers ready for the Salvation Army, etc.  It seems like every day this week I've been running around and not doing as much sewing as I want to do, but I am working on things.  

First of all, I want to thank you all for the many sweet comments that I received on my last post.  

I recently showed a new doll bed that I received from a friend.  Below are the blocks I'm making to put on the bed.  The pattern is from Kathleen Tracy's Remembering Adelia book.  I reduced the orange peel shape because I didn't want my quilt as big as hers.  I am appliquéing them onto a variety of shirtings.  The ones in the picture have not been sewn together except the lower left four.  I used the spray starch method to prepare the shapes for sewing.

I made another table runner similar to one that I sold in my Etsy shop and it is ready to be quilted (as soon as I get my sewing machine back from being serviced).

Another table runner made with Jo Morton's fabric.

I have started prepping my applique baskets for April and thanks to Joanne's suggestion, I sewed a basting stitch around the curved base on each side of the basket and it worked great to get a good smooth fold over of that part.   I also bought the template plastic that you can iron on and it is much better.

That's about it for this week.  I hope you all have a great weekend!

PS:  I have posted something on my secret blog (for those of you have access).  


  1. Love the little orange peel quilt blocks - and these ones must be so tiny! They look gorgeous. It is a pattern that I am going to get into a quilt soon - just love it :)

  2. What a very sweet doll quilt. You are really going to town with the applique!
    Love that Jo Morton fabrics runner!

  3. Those orange peel blcoks are so sweeet! Neat trick for the curves on your basket blocks too.

  4. Love the orange peels, the quilt will be so cute. I always run a basting stitch when turning hems. It never occurred to me to share the idea. Works really well, doesn't it?


  5. It looks like some great projects!!

  6. The doll quilt is looking adorable.
    Anything that helps get a smooth applique piece, I like.

  7. I made this same orange peel quilt from Kathleen Tracy's book, yours is so sweet, great doll quilt.