Saturday, January 17, 2015


Having the flu right after the holidays really

set me back. Now I'm trying to catch up on

all that I have to do.

In one of my quilt groups; we decided to make

a Stained Glass quilt. We had 2 pattern choices.

I chose the one that I had made back in 2004 -

About one year after I had moved here to

Lancaster;  I enrolled in a Adult Ed class to

learn how to quilt. 

This was my third class - learning how to

make a stained glass quilt.

We also learned how to make our own bias


A couple of years later I took a class with Carol

Blevins (Lancaster Rose Buds) and she showed

us how to use pre-made bias tape by clover and

using a double needle to sew it down. 

It's so much easier and faster to use.

So I had decided to use the Pansy stained glass

quilt to try the pre-made bias tape on.

This is what I had completed  before Christmas.

And this is what I have completed so far.

Almost done!

I still have to sew down some but it's almost

finished. I still haven't decided how I'm going

to quilt it.

The challenge also on this quilt was to use

only fabrics that I had in my stash.

I still haven't put away my Christmas decorations!

Happy Quilting!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Too many projects

Although the temperature has been

in the single digits 

The birds are happy. 

I think that I committed myself to

too many projects! I'm sure most

quilters do this also!

I'm going to do a Tumbler block quilt

with my Hempfield group and I've 

also committed to a challenge to finish

2 UFOs (due in a couple of weeks - help!)

One I love - I found it on Pinterest

and made a pattern for it -

I am now in the process of hand quilting

it in a big stitch kinda way. 

The other is a Stained Glass

I am now working on the corners.

This small wall quilt is from a class

that I took when I first started to

learn how to quilt. Only, our instructor

had us make our own bias and hand stitch

it. This one that I'm working on I'm

using pre-made and glued bias tape

from clover. You iron it down and then

use a double needle to sew it on. 

    I also have a pile of eco dyed fabric

that I want to photograph and put on

my other blog. 


Happy Quilting and Dyeing!