Plans to finish

I haven’t been in the sewing room as much as I would have liked. Today, I decided to focus on what I have finished or worked on, not what I think that I should have done.

I did make a list of the oldest ufos. Some are many years old, and some are fairly new. Dear Jane border is on the list and will be the one that I work on first.

The border consists of fifty-two pieced or appliqued triangles and almost as many one colored triangles. Paper piecing seems to be the easiest way to make the triangles. It’s a good thing that I like to paper piece. The first three on the top row are pieced. I am not making the newest block of the month so making Dear Janes will take it’s place.

I did finish piecing the postage stamp quilt. I no longer cut out the small pieces to make a quilt. I’ll use bigger pieces for beginner and enders. The small scraps all go into a flannel pillowcase for dog beds.

Another top finished is the blue basket block of the week. My baskets are not all blue. The border was supposed to be appliqued vine with flowers and leaves. After working two evenings appliqueing a vine, I decided to scrap that idea and use a plain border.

Miss Molly likes this quilt.

I don’t like the quilt top that I pieced at the retreat. The colors are wonderful, but the pattern didn’t take advantage of the colors. The pattern is in the round file. The quilt will be cut in half, a new border on the fourth side and it will be two community quilts.

Have a great day and happy quilting.


Spring is here. The early flowers are beautiful and are a reminder of what is to come.

Memories pop up on Facebook from time to time. My neighbor showed me two photos that popped up on hers. She has given me permission to share them with you. Years ago, her daughter came to my house to learn to quilt. She was then and still is my favorite student. While it took me weeks to learn the buttons on my Janome 11,000. Abigail learned the buttons and remembered how to use them when told only once. She was amazing. She even learned how to use the embroidery unit.

There was only one problem. She sewed FAST. I moved the slow down button and she would move it back up again when she thought that I wasn’t looking. Her color sense was awesome. What a joy to teach her. She later made costumes for school and can do so many crafts that her Mom has taught her.

Time has flown by fast. Abigail will celebrate her 18th birthday this month. Where did the time go? I know that she will succeed in whatever she wants to do with her life.

Abigail was 10 when she made this quilt. It is a mile a minute quilt. Miss Molly was her quality control inspector. Mr. Max also inspected her quilt but was not available for the picture.

Happy birthday, Abigail.

Have a great day and happy quilting.