Posts tagged: wallhanging

Dec 10 2014

Owls and Hexies

The last couple of days have been spent hand sewing binding.  The first quilt finished was the wool applique owls – I love the autumn look of this project and the big eyes of the owls.  The wallhanging measures 14″ x 28″.

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The oriental hexies was the next project finished.  It is 20 1/2″ x 27″.  I enjoyed the hand stitching of the little hexagons and really like the look of the finished piece, but next time I think that the hexies will be bigger than 1/2″.

121014A   (810x1024)I am hoping to machine quilt at least one more top by the end of the year, but no promises since I am so easily distracted by all things quilt related.

Happy sewing,


Sep 04 2013

More Green

I hope everyone had a good Labor Day weekend.  My weekend involved travel and good times with family, but no sewing.  However I have managed to finish the small green & gold wallhanging (17″ x 23 1/2″).

090413    (730x1024)Isn’t it cute?  Once it is quilted, this will look great hanging in my sewing room.

I have also been working on the green & purple quilt.  After making a couple of blocks, I decided to layout all the rail fence pieces.  This way it will be easier to make sure that the lighter and darker fabrics are distributed through the top.

090413A   (1024x836)This is the last green quilt top.  The next project up is a Blue Ridge Beauty in – of course – blue and tan.


Aug 18 2013

Purple & Gray Wallhanging Top

You may recognize these blocks.

081813   (1018x1024)The last time I played with these blocks was in January, but now they are a wallhanging (25″ square) quilt top.  The sashing gives the blocks a bit of room to “breathe” which I like.

There seems to be several smaller projects on my list and next up is a placemat.

I had better get busy sewing.


Jan 15 2013


I finished the four purple/grey blocks and now it time to play.  What do you think of this arrangement?

011513  (1024x1009)Or this one?

011513A (1000x1024)Here is another one – isn’t this fun?

011513B  (1004x1024)This is really a great way to see some of the possibilities.  I haven’t made a final decision, but right now this is the one I am seriously considering.

011513C   (1007x1024)I am going to let them stay on the design wall for a couple of days to simmer.

The Wavelet is coming together.  I have all the strips sewn and a couple of the rows.

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I have all three French Braid books by Jane Hardy Miller, but the two quilts I have made are both from the third book – French Braid Transformation.  This is the other quilt which I called Oriental Maze and Jane calls Amazing Maze.

There has been no further progress down Easy Street, but I did finish the doll quilt.

011513E  (1024x768)Since this is a birthday present, a final photo will have to wait until the end of the month.


Aug 07 2012

Back from vacation

I had made a couple of projects, but had to wait until they were gifted before I could share them.  The first is a Halloween wall hanging –

This wall hanging is 24″ x 28″ and was quilted in white thread with a giant spider web.  I had so much fun doing the machine quilting on this project.

The second was three covered journals.  These were gifts for three grandchildren.  Did you notice the Star Wars journal?

I had a great time visiting family, playing with grandkids and checking out the quilt shops.  Enough playing, now it is time to get sewing!