Monday, July 15, 2013


I made another slab for Alberta this past weekend. I have been working on sorting my strips and scraps into zip-loc bags by colour so it was easy to just grab a couple of bags (red strings and red 2 1/2" strips) and start sewing!  Several friend are making or have made slabs so I have a collection of them on my design wall...

I will be getting some more blocks this week--some in the mail and some at a sewing day this weekend. It would be nice to have enough to make a quilt top to send out west. Let me know if you are going to be making some slabs for this quilt!

I made a pillowcase for a friend for her birthday. She and I used to drink a lot of tea together when we lived in the same city. I will be putting this in the mail for her this week.

My BIL and SIL painted my nieces' room this past week and their new pillows are on their beds.  Yes...that is Hedwig on the bed with the pillows.

Here is the other one...

The girls are quite excited to have a "new room"!

I put the binding on my "Sewing Baskets" quilt that I made at BIQR last fall. I am in the midst of doing the hand sewing part...I am about half way around and will show a picture of the completed quilt soon.

You are also getting a bit of a sneak peak at the quilting in this picture...

I also finished sewing the 9 patch mystery flimsy together. I am trying to decide if I want to add a border or not...I like there to be lots of quilt hanging down the side of the bed when it is made. I have a wide-back purchased for this quilt already.

The darker green hosta in this picture is called "Quilting Bee"!  I can see it when I sit in my gazebo.

Here is my stash report:

Fabric used in the last week: 1.75 yards
Total fabric used this year: 108.75  yards
Fabric added to the stash in the last week: 0 yards
Total fabric added this year: 93.73 yards
Net fabric used this year: 15.02 yards

I was even in a fabric store this past week and resisted the temptation to buy more fabric!


  1. How many slabs do you need? I could make a few tonight and mail them to you? But that could take longer than me sewing them. If you need some more, let me know.

    1. That would be great! Email me for my address and I will send it to you

  2. omg~! i LOVE that selvedge edge leaf peeking out~!! being a big fan of anything viney/leafy within a quilt i'm totally inspired~!!

    must look for that hosta too . . .