Showing posts from January, 2012

Slow Quilting or Just a Slow Quilter?

Sandy at Quilting for the Rest of Us has talked about slow quilting or taking her time to enjoy the process of making a quilt.  She posts every Monday on the subject and has many thoughtful insights.  Me?  I think I'm just a slow quilter.  I participated in my guild's UFO workshop on Saturday.  Was there from 9:30-2:30 with a short break for lunch and I got three of these blocks done.  Keep in mind that I had already sewn the flying geese, the half-square triangles, and the strips for the rest of the block construction during the class for this project back in October.  See what I mean about being a slow quilter? 

These blocks will be eventually become a tablerunner.  The fabrics are mostly Kansas Troubles.  The pattern, Geese in the Valley, was created  by Susan Shively of Midnight Owl Quilts* for a workshop for my quilt guild. 

In other stitching news, I'm continuing to work on Grace Mason.  I'm down to a little bit on the border, a fairly large over-one motif, some…

Friday Night Sew-In

Go on over to to sign up for the first Friday Night Sew-In of 2012 and join in the fun.  I'm planning to plant myself on the couch with Grace Mason, and hope that I have significant progress to show you on Saturday morning.

WIPocalypse Check-in #1

WIPocalypse is being hosted by Measi.  Although sign-ups are now closed, you can still stitch along with everyone throughout the year.  Here's my first check-in showing my progress on my two most active projects.  Grace and I survived a small crisis.  I ran out of the DMC 316 that I was using and the new skein I bought is a lot lighter.  Who knew DMC would change dye lots?  DMC 316 is the lavendar needed to fill in the flowers on the basket and in the red flowers.  I rummaged through the stash left from my mother's things and thought the skein from there was a little too light also.  I explained my problem to an employee of my local needlework store and she offered to run home and bring me what she had from her stash.  The bottom line is that I have a pretty close match and the store has a very grateful, loyal customer.

I've been busy as always since my last post.  All five of us enjoyed a week on Sanibel Island on the Gulf coast of Florida between Christmas and New Year&…