Saturday, August 31, 2019


I'm afraid I didn't work on my string project very much this month, but I did make about 3 1/2 blocks and added them to what I had already done.  I love how this is coming together, but don't know how large I will make it.  

You can check with Lori of Humble Quilts to see what other have been doing with their strings.  A good way to get ideas!

I haven't blogged much this month because I have been trying to concentrate on quilting.  Here are some of the projects that I have been working on.

This HST lap quilt was started years ago when I got the idea of making a large HST quilt.  Each HST finishes at 3".  I had them stored in a shoebox size bin for years and finally decided that I would make a lap quilt and get them used.  This is about 64" square and it is basted and ready to quilt - I just have to decide how I'm going to quilt it.  I hope to get it quilted next week.

This Christmas table runner has been in the quilting pile (already basted since early this year, I think) and I decided to get it quilted and finished.

I quilted this Christmas quilt for a friend.

Another small table runner that was in the "ready to quilt" pile.  It's all done now.

I bought this panel a few months ago and forgot about it.  It was on sale for $5 at Grandma's Attic in Dallas, OR.  I love that shop!  I found some fabric for a border and quilted it.  It's ready to have the binding sewn by hand on the back.

We can't believe what a mild summer we had here.  Not many days in the 90s and NO days when it reached 100ยบ.  We haven't had any rain for months, except for some brief (and I mean brief) sprinkles.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Lots of great finishes! Bet it feels good to get some done. Next time I am in Oregon, I will let you know so we can meet at the quilt shop in Dallas and have some fun!

  2. Lots of pretty quilts happening in your sewing room! The string quilt looks like something that could take a while, but you will get there, just like you said. Enjoy your holiday weekend - somehow I got lucky and don't have to work the holiday!

  3. Maybe you haven't done a lot of sewing but you sure got busy with the quilting. Lovely projects, all of them. ;^)

  4. You Smarty, you! Already thinking about Christmas! Those pieces are really pretty, and I love your little half-square triangles. The string quilt is pretty, but for some reason, it makes my eyes dizzy. Others like yours have done the same thing to me. I had thought I might make one someday, but now maybe not. I'm so glad you are staying busy. I always love seeing what you are working on. I also have some other news I'll send you separately. You will be surprised I'm sure. ---"Love"

  5. Wow, very productive, especially finishes. Great stuff. Love how your string blocks are coming along.

  6. You have accomplished a lot! Maybe if I would get off the computer I would get more finished. :)
    We have had a hot summer--and dry. Salt Lake City (80 miles south) just hit 100 degrees today--that is the first time in 40 years they have hit that mark in September.

  7. I'm going to keep an eye on your HST quilt -- I have a basket full of them somewhere.