Category Archives: Quilting

August Break: Finish

August moved out in a whirl with lovely times spent with family.

This recently departed critter was not a family member . . .

A visitor on the patio at work.

So, how many bowls of this do you suppose were consumed by families across the country this past weekend?

Potato Salad
Potato Salad

The last two are sneak peaks at works in progress.

Mini Blocks
Sneak peak #1
Star Blocks
Sneak peak #2

I hope your August was lovely.



Inspiration Everywhere

Not too long ago I watched an episode of The Quilt Show that stirred my imagination in a way I hadn’t felt in a while. Could it be because I was exercising at the time (endorphins and all that)? Who knows. I knew about this quilter—had visited her site a time or two. And while I appreciated her creative spark, there was always the thought of “not for me.” For whatever reason, this time was different.

Victoria, you don’t know me, but thank you for being on The Quilt Show. And thank you for 15 minutes of play which, as you’ll see, has become more than 15 minutes. Specifically, I’ve been fiddling with “made fabric” and I am, bit by bit, accumulating blocks.

Blocks in progress

15Min Blocks

A couple of finished blocks

Finish Block b

15Min Block














I’ve lots more “in progress” since this method is a dandy way to make use of scraps. There’s some of everything in these, including batiks and bits of African fabrics. I’m still tossing around ideas in my head about what to do with the finished blocks. They’re interesting no matter which way you turn them, but I’m kind of liking them on point. Then again . . .

Grouped together

Block group




Remember the Oops?

Crazy busy here these last few weeks, but I did manage to re-cut all the oops squares for the snowball blocks. The top is pieced and ready to quilt.

CS Pieced top

I’m thinking of diagonal lines through the nine-patch blocks but haven’t decided what to do for the snowball blocks. Any ideas?