Thursday, March 8, 2018

Hello Everyone...Today, I am linking up with Carol from as part of the "Small, Smaller, Smallest" blog hop.  I did post about this on February 28; however, I wanted to join in on the fun of this hop.  Here, again, is my little Mini Shoofly Quilt.

This delightful pattern is by Valerie Langue, owner of  The pattern was easy to follow using fabrics provided in a kit from Valerie.  It was machine pieced and hand quilted by me recently.  It was laundered, giving it that "hand" and appearance of being an antique. 

I have enjoyed joining this blog hop and visiting all of the other quilters who have contributed to same. So many lovely, talented people. 

Thank you, Carol, for allowing me to contribute.



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Greetings!  Has been far too long between posts.

Here are a few recent works which I have completed:  Antebellum Quilt Block One designed by Barbara Brackman (see button on right side), Mini Shoofly Quilt designed by Valerie Langue of the Quilt Merchant/Journey of a Quilter blog and Windowpane designed by Kathleen Tracy, Sentimental Quilter blog February 2018 Small Quilt Challenge, respectively.

My friend, Sunny Dillingham sent me this beautiful bird fabric as we have both joined the Antebellum Quilt challenge.  Thank you, Sunny, for your generosity!

As you will see, the Windowpane quilt is a bit "puffy."  Used a different batting which I normally do not buy.  Somehow I acquired it and decided to use it here.  Perhaps once I wash it, the puffiness will be a bit tamer.  The Mini Shoofly was washed, giving it that crinkly antique appearance. 

Been having some left wrist issues.  MRI confirmed ganglion cyst.  Hand specialist recommended wearing brace at night (helping somewhat) and physical therapy.  While I had four sessions of PT, I am not convinced this is helping.  Will more than likely have the cyst removed laprascopicly.  In the meantime, I try to limit hand stitching to shorter periods at one stretch. 

Thank you for stopping by!