Saturday, January 8, 2022


The holidays are over now and things are gradually getting back to normal.  My sister came to visit us from the Chicago area and we had a great time together.  It snowed as we were getting home from picking her up from the airport and we had a few days of a winter wonderland!

We didn't do anything special, just talking, making puzzles, some shopping, playing games, etc.  The time went so fast, and now it's over already.  I did a little sewing while she was here, making cat blocks to turn into lap quilts.  These are such fun to make!  And I continued making them after she left.

In all, I have about 80 of them made, which is almost enough for 2 lap quilts.  

Next, I decided to put together some blocks that I have been working on for a while and I have a quilt top measuring 60" x 84".  I will add a 4" border as soon as I get some appropriate fabric.  I dug through my stash, but didn't have anything that would work.  This will be a donation quilt.  The blocks are scrappy and very easy to make.  These pictures are just sections of the quilt top.  I didn't have any place to hang it up right now.

A friend of mine made this and it looked really nice on her bed.  I hope this one will make someone happy.

And, yes, I have other ideas rolling around in my head that I want to make.  I was just looking over instructions (that I bought ages ago) for making a quilted jacket out of a sweat shirt.  I would really like to have that, but this pattern isn't exactly what I am wanting.

Then, there are some blocks that I got from 2 block exchanges and I need to make something with those.  I think I better make a list.  But at least I made a start in the new year!  

I will check to see if many of you have your lists all made by now.  Many of you are more organized than I am.  Good luck in the new year and I hope you will all have a happy and healthy 2022!

1 comment:

  1. What fun that your sister got to visit! Does she quilt, too? (I'm guessing not, since it wasn't mentioned as one of your activities.) The kitty blocks are cute and the scrappy quilt is nice. I'm sure someone will love having it to keep them warm. I don't have much of a list this year and I'm sure that will lead to less productivity, but I just couldn't do it. I have a few goals, but I just didn't feel the motivation to make am official list this year.