Tuesday, May 16, 2017


This month I have been on a roll with Celebrating Mary Brown.

There are a couple blocks in CMB that I have made with an English Paper Piecing technique, this works especially well if I want to do fussy cutting. After I piece the sections together by hand I starch and iron the piece, then remove the papers and press one more time and applique the paper pieced unit onto the background.

The other quilt I am working on is Panama Pyramids. I have put a nice dent in my reproduction scraps and have all the pyramid blocks cut, I try to get a couple sewn every day.


Lots of fussy cutting opportunities in this quilt also. I am anxious to start cutting the background triangles but I think it would be better to remember which side of the large background triangles is on the straight of grain and have it on the bottom edge of each row. So until I am ready to start sewing the rows together I am holding off, but here is a little preview of pieced blocks lying on the background fabrics.

Happy Stitching All,



Thursday, May 4, 2017

A New Little Doll Quilt

For the last couple years I eagerly look forward to Lori's humblequilts.blogspot.com doll quilt exchange. This is my second year participating and I received this beautiful quilt from Sue F.

Sue also has a blog so drop by to see her beautiful quilts at https://susannasquilts.blogspot.com

Sue also sent me this great fat quarter from her native New Zealand. At first I pictured fussy cutting the birds or a sheep and being used in my applique projects but I just don't know if I will ever be able to cut it :). She also made a little credit card purse that is so handy. Thank you for all Sue!

My new little quilt has joined the quilt I received last year. I am looking forward to this wall in my sewing room being covered with doll quilts.

Happy Stitching All,