Friday, April 21, 2023

Washing a Charm Pack

I'm starting a new quilt and I want to use these darks/mediums from my stash. The problem is that I don't have enough lights left in my I decided to purchase a charm pack of lights-Butter Churn Basics by Henry Glass. Then I thought did I want to mix the unwashed charm pack with the washed fabrics from my stash.  I'm not really sure that shrinkage would be a problem I hand washed the charm pack in the sink .

I hung them on the small rack I have and put it out on the screened in porch. It was quite breezy and they dried quickly.

They ironed up beautifully as you can see. So if you're ever not sure, wash the precut. It works. If there was any shrinkage it was irregular and less than a 1/16".

I'm now ready to start this soon as I finish the one I'm working on! :)


Thursday, May 19, 2022

Sweetpea baby quilt pattern-no applique needed

 MamaNanaPatterns just added a new baby quilt pattern Sweetpea that I just love. If you love flower quilts but don't like to applique, check it out.

Friday, September 24, 2021

New Pattern Little Miss Muffet from MamaNanaPatterns @ Etsy


I just love this new pattern, Little Miss Muffet,  from soft and sweet-just I what I want in a baby quilt.  I love the little "tuffets" in amongst the flowers.

 For those who like a more modern look, this pattern works great too. 

You can find out more about this cutie here-and even purchase it! Its a pdf. download.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Blue work embroideries continued

 I've been working on the blue work embroideries and have finished 4 more embroideries. I think the rabbit looks like one of Peter Rabbit's sisters, don't you? And the duck is well, one of Donald Duck's nephews, isn't he?

I am linking to  Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching. Be sure to stop by and see all the lovely handwork done this past week...lots of hand quilting and embroidery!

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Finished! Hand Applique and Hand Quilted quilt


I've finished the quilt that was in the frame. How this quilt came to be is one of those...oh my gosh I made a mistake and it was a good one. 

Years ago, I made a wedding quilt for my daughter and I divided the quilt into panels so it would be easier to applique..there were 6 panels--2 center panels and four side panels. I had started to applique the second center panel when I realized that it was the bottom panel and I had already finished it! I "immediately" got to work on the top panel of course.

I baste all my applique pieces on and then do the applique so here it was-the repeat bottom panel-all ready to be put in the closet to be finished all on its lonesome someday and that day is today!

I'm linking to Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts.

I'm linking to Can I get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

I'm linking to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathysquilts a link party devoted to all types of hand work from quilting and applique to knitting and embroidery. Stop by and see all the wonderful creations worked on or finished this week.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Handwork: Hand quilting and embroidery


I've made quite a bit of can see I'm getting close to the outer border. Yay!

I've also been working on the embroidery project I took with me. When the quilt shop I used to teach at closed, they gifted me with a full box of blue floss so I thought I'd put to good use. 

Here's Grandpa and Grandma!

And some animals! I still have more animals to finish. :)

I just love the puppy.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Hand Quilting

I've been hand quilting on an applique quilt that has been ready for quilting for a long time. I took the top with me to the States to quilt in a hoop while at my daughter' can see the hand basting...but I didn't get much done so I brought it home and put it in the frame using only 2 rails. I must say, I have totally gotten out of quilting in a hoop. :)