Long Story Short

It took me 2 days to make this 6″ x 7 ” paperpieced block.

It is called Wicked Weaver by lillyella and comes in 3 sizes; 6″ x 7 “, 10″ x 12″ and, 18″ x 21.5”.

I chose the smallest size to test out this B&W striped fabric for the background, which I plan to use as the background for the large size block I’m making to go on the back of my Halloween Spider Web quilt.

My eyes and hands would’ve appreciated me making the medium size instead.

Alas, it’s done and I think the B&W stripe is totally badass.

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Bound and Finished

I am excited to share several finishes w/you today!

This first one is a quilt I started for my sister’s office at her new job. A job she celebrated her 3yr anniversary at this past May! Better late than never right?The pattern is Summer Star Mini by Jera at Quilting in the Rain. I quilted it using a pantograph called Malachite by Urban Elementz while I was visiting Katy.

Next up is an Attic Windows quilt I started last October.  I finished the top right away, but it hung stuck in flimsy status until just recently.  

It was quilted by a friend, and up and coming longarm quilter here in the West Valley.

And this quilt was neither pieced nor quilted by me.  However, it is my first original pattern called Straits and Arrows. It was featured in Stash Builder Box in January.  My pattern is available in my Craftsy Pattern Shop.  

It was pieced by my good friend Sue, who gave me the flimsy.  I had it quilted by the same friend who quilted Attic Windows.

And last but not least, is a crazy quilt I acquired a few years ago.  I bought a serger from a coworker whose Aunt had recently passed and they threw in all kinds of extras. This was an extra.

Even though it was crazily pieced w/all kinds of funky polyester fabric, I fell in love w/it! It measures 50″ x 100″.

Katy took it home w/her the last time she left AZ and quilted it for me. Thank you, Katy! I picked it up when I visited her in MI.

I LOVE the backing she chose!  It is officially my car quilt for trips to the park and such.

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Finding My Sewjo

I did make some sewing progress in Michigan.

This is one of four WIPs I aim to finish by year’s end. 

My Halloween Spider Web quilt.  Even though I started it over a year ago, I arrived in MI w/a whopping one block finished.

I managed to get all my star centers cut out and finish three more blocks.

About a week before my trip Katy reminded me about her longarm and Accuquilt and suggested I bring a top to quilt and fabric to cut.

I didn’t have a quilt top finished but I remembered an older WIP, not one of the four previously mentioned, that I had started for my sis. It was about half completed, so I quickly finished it to have something to quilt.

And quilt I did! I used the Malachite panto by Urban Elementz.

And I brought lots o’ fabric to cut! I now have four projects in the queue for 2018.


It sure feels good to be sewing again!

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