Monday, December 5, 2016

En Provence Step 2

Moving right along with

Again I made 2/3 of the called-for number of units, because I'm planning on a smaller quilt.  These triangle sections were made using a Tri-Recs ruler set I already had, although Bonnie offers several options for cutting and piecing.  The instructions use magenta as the constant fabric color, but I'm going my own way here with aqua.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Donation quilts

A couple of I-Spy quilts completed this weekend, and ready to be delivered-- my last donation quilts of the year.  These will be going to our local domestic violence safe-house.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

A December lap quilt

I worked on a quick little seasonal gift yesterday. 
I started with charms from a swap.

Chain piecing makes fast work of it!

 I used the charms 'as-is' at 5"
so these blocks are a bit larger than 12"

 Hoping to get through block assembly
and borders today.


Thursday, December 1, 2016



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Westering Women

It's Month #11 for
-- the year is almost over!

This month we're making the Bear's Paw block, and learning about landmarks and trail markers that the pioneers ecountered along the way. 

I'm happy that I've been assembling my top as we've gone along, so when we get the final block next month, I'll add borders and my quilt will be DONE!  

Since I live in the community of Big Bear Lake, both bear's paw blocks and bears are a pretty big deal here.  This is a queen-size bear's paw quilt I made recently.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016


The next in my log cabin series.  Although this layout is usually known as 'Pinwheels', it's making me think of Dutch windmills -- perhaps the blue is adding to that impression -- so that may be another name.  This is quilt #697 on my lifetime completion list.

It will probably be used as a gift.


Monday, November 28, 2016


I've decided to sew along on Bonnie Hunter's 2016 Mystery, En Provence.  I haven't done one of her mysteries in several years, but I got the itch again this time :)  While her quilt will be predominantly purples, I'm going to be working toward a Spring/Easter color scheme, as yet to be determined.

I want to end up with a smaller quilt, so I'm making 2/3 of the units called for in each step.  Step 1 had us making neutral 4ps.   I didn't plan it this way, but I just noticed that this is a very neutral photo, with the ironing board cover background and the snow outside enhancing the mood.  More colorful next week!