Wednesday, December 8, 2021


 I have been very bad lately, but good in other ways because I have been sewing and have had a bunch of craft shows.  The last one is this weekend!  

I just finished a quilt that I had started before we left on our trip in June.  I originally was looking for an easy quilt that would use up fabrics and that I could then donate.  We went to Kansas to visit one of our sons and then on to Florida to visit another one.  My granddaughter saw me working on it as I had taken my featherweight machine along and I had taught her to make a few things.  She was 12 and will turn 13 right after Christmas.  Anyway, with her help, all the blocks were finished in Florida and when we put them down on the floor to admire, she said she would like to have the quilt when it's finished, so she will be getting it for Christmas.  Here are a few pictures of it.

It measures 70" x 90".  I took pictures of it in the house and couldn't get a good shot with the whole quilt, but you can see how it turned out.

I quilted it with fans and you can see the quilting pretty good in this picture of the backing.

I participated in a Quilt-a-Long with Lori of  It is a small quilt based on a larger one.

I've been so busy making things to sell that I haven't done as much sewing that I want to do.  But after Christmas I plan to finish a quilt that has been in the works for quite a while.  

I now belong to two quilt guilds as a new one started up in Dayton, Oregon led by a local quilt teacher and designer, Peggy Gelbrich.  I have been a member of another guild for about 3 years and will be serving as the secretary next year.  This guild has suffered a lot during Covid and many members have dropped out.  We tried meeting via Zoom, but that didn't work out very well.  Then when weather permitted, we met in a park, but not many people came.  We hope that now that we are meeting inside, people will start returning.

The next couple weeks will be consumed with some Christmas activities, gift wrapping, cookie baking, etc.  My sister will be coming here for a week and I need to plan meals for the coming holiday.  I'm sure you all will be doing the same, so I will wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS now and hope you get all your gifts finished on time!!


  1. The quilt you made with your granddaughter is wonderful and such a precious memory for you both! I've been busy making cat hammocks, which when not in use don't show well, so my blogging hasn't been as interesting, though I am trying to keep up the frequency. I hope your old guild picks up - mine is floundering, but pressing onward. I suppose only time will tell about these things. The virus seems to be making the rounds in my area, many of my coworkers have been out with it in the last few months, though staggered, so we've not had too much trouble covering shifts. I hope for the best for my elderly friends, as they seem to be hardest hit with this. I look forward to seeing projects after the holiday hustle is passed - I've got a list hanging over my head as well, but can't start a lot of it too early!

  2. It is so sweet that your granddaughter will get the quilt she helped you make. Sounds like she is a budding quilter! The mini is very cute, too. Merry Christmas!

  3. Lovely quilt. It's nice that your granddaughter will have that special memento of time she spent with you.