Tuesday, April 11, 2017


It has been a good month with two quilt finishes, Woo Hoo!

The first is the little quilt I have made for the annual doll quilt exchange hosted by Lori on the Humble Quilts blog. (humblequilts.blogspot.com)

I made a mini pyramid quilt with some of the smaller triangle sections from the Panama Pyramid quilt I am working on.

I really like this gold fabric for the background triangles and would probably use it for my big quilt if I could find more of it.

Same with the black print for the border but they were both pulled out of my stash and I can not even remember where either of the fabrics came from. I machine quilted the little quilt, it finished up at 14 X 16 inches.

Most of my sewing time this month was spent on machine quilting Rowdy Flat Library quilt.

I kept it simple, outlining all the appliques and walking foot lines in the border, sashing, and pieced blocks.

The background fill on the applique blocks is a meandering line with a few loops to represent all the bees and bugs flight paths.

I have a couple more applique blocks finished on Celebrating Mary Brown. I have been working on the four corner sections of the quilt.


Just to break up all the leaf applique in these corner sections I found a block in the quilt with some piecing:

I have been sort of dreading this block because I am not very successful at piecing diamonds and these pieces are small for this 10 inch block.

My friend Julie came up with the great idea of paper piecing this block with just eight large diamonds and some fussy cutting. I had a fabric in mind and made some templates.

Once I had a window template made I got out the hinged mirrors I have to see what different sections of the fabric would look like.

Lots of options with this fabric.

Once I decided which design I wanted I put some registration marks on the window template and marked the cutting lines on the fabric.

Now I have 8 large paper pieced diamonds ready to stitch together and then I will applique the star onto the background.

Happy Stitching all,