Tuesday, January 28, 2020


This is the quilt that my guild made for a raffle quilt with the proceeds going to the Yamhill County Historical Society where we meet every month.  I loved this quilt and donated a couple of my Moda blockhead 6" blocks for it.  

I used it as my inspiration for makeing a quilt with my Moda blockheads blocks.  I have about 50 of them.  I have made 6 columns of these blocks placing them on point and offsetting them so I get the zig zag effect, which I have wanted to do for quite a while.

I will place these sections on each side of the quilt. (they aren't sewn together yet).

Yesterday I made the barn that I will put in the middle of the quilt.  I will have 2 rows of blocks in between the side panels and the barn block will be in between the upper blocks and the lower blocks, somewhat similar to the placement in the raffle quilt above.  I still need to appliqué a tree next to my barn and make a couple more blocks to fill in the center rows of blocks.

I'm looking forward to going to the first quilt show of the year on Friday in Albany, Oregon.  It's been a long time since I went to one.  Today it is supposed to rain all day - we've been getting lots of rain lately, so it's a good day for sewing!  What's on your design wall?

Thursday, January 23, 2020


I have been very delinquent about posting since we arrived home from our trip.  We were gone exactly one month and were very happy to get back home.  It took a week to get unpacked and organized.  We drove home in 4 1/2 days from Florida to Oregon.  One day we drove more than 800 miles!  That's the first time that has happened with me in the car!  

On the trip I was working on the 4-patch blocks in Meg's Four Patch Doll Quilt, designed by Jo Morton (from her book "Jo's Little Favorites".  I made it for a customer and she wanted it to be larger, so I got carried away with making the 4-patch blocks and ended having enough for a small one as well (19").  The large one measures 39" square.  I couldn't figure out how many blocks to increase it by since it is "on point."  Once I was home with my design wall I put them up and realized I had an extra row.  I'm also making this quilt for me.

While in Kansas I went to the local quilt shop and they had a charm pack of Shelbyville, by Jo Morton, so I purchased it to use for some of the 4-patches.  The top right block below is from that collection, as well as the first and last block in the third row down.  There are other ones as well.

There is also a fabulous quilt shop in Florida that I always visit and it is huge with just about anything a quilter would desire!  It's A & E Fabrics and they have a blog:  https://aandefabrics.blogspot.com.  The shop is going on line soon.  I got 15% off because I belong to a guild and they also have sales every month.  I found some really cute fabric that I will use to make things to sell at craft shows.

Now, I am thinking about goals for 2020 and my main goal is to make a queen size quilt with the Moda blockhead 6" blocks that I made a couple years ago.  I have over 50 blocks and have an idea.  I will keep you posted as I get started on this.  I also have a Pineapple Nine Patch quilt that I started and really want to finish.  I haven't made a list yet, but I'm thinking about it.

I went through my blog from 2019 and made a list of all the quilts I had posted about - there were 33.  Three were donation quilts, two were quilts I finished for a friend.  Several of them were sold at craft shows.  I didn't always post about quilts made to sell, so there were probably more that ended up being sold or that I still have.  Of the 33 there was one queen size quilt, a lot of table runners and wall hangings.  I participated in 10 craft shows!

Thanks to all my readers - my blogging friends!  I feel like I know you even though we have never met.  Luckily, I have met quite a few of my blogging friends and hope to meet more of you in the future.  I hope you all have a wonderful year and that we will inspire each other to use up our stashes and scraps!