Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Got the little quilt done and in the mail!!!! They said it would take 7-10 days to the UK. It was alittle hard to figure out how to quilt but I like how it turned out, so I hope you do, too, Kate!!!
Yay! My quilt is done. I'm mailing it today, but it has a ways to go to New Zealand! I think it's adorable and hope it is pretty for you.

Julie, I'll send you the picture today!


Monday, June 29, 2015

It's that time...

here in sunny Budapest it's June 30 -- so your little quilts should be finished up and ready for mailing if they haven't been mailed already.

I have photos of most of the quilts but not all of them.

I need to heard from Catherine, Liz, Rachel, Terri, Marie and Nan about the status of the quilts you're working on.



My Beautiful Quilt Has Arrived

All the way from Canada.  I'm blown away at how gorgeous it is!!!

Thanks to all who had a hand in making it beautiful!!!


It's here!!

Woohoo! My well traveled little quilt has landed safely at home and is hanging already on my sewing room wall.  It's so pretty.  Thank you all who worked on it.   I can't wait to see all the others.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Close to the wire!

Usually, I like to finish off my part of a round robin a couple of weeks before the absolute deadline and get them moving along, but I'm afraid with the quilting round, it's going to be right down to the wire - I have started quilting, but not finished (changed my mind several times and had to do a little unpicking). I will be able to get it in the post by the 30th, but probably only just.  Part of the problem for me has been visiting universities with my eldest - taking up all my weekends at the moment, just about! Sigh.

My how my block has grown!

My precious little quilt block arrive home yesterday, all grown up! I see that it blossomed prettier and more creative with each of it's stops!  All the care that was taken is evident and it is just beautiful!! I couldn't be happier! 

It took me a little time to find my starting block, the fabrics blended so wonderful!  And the hand top-stitching is such a lovely finishing touch!  I love what you did with it Sandra!

Can't wait to find out my other two helpers in this lovely little quilt!

I'm busting through the quilting on the beautiful little quilt I was assigned.  Will have it in the mail on time but might still be working on it this weekend :)  It'll be worth the wait - the players have giving me a wonderful surface to play on with my freemotion quilting!  Two bobbins down another one or two to go!!

Thank you Julie - once again it is a pleasure to be part of this creative group!


Home again

arrived home from vacation also and my quilt was waiting for me.  It is delightful!  Thank you so much to all that worked on it.  Love it!!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Just got home from 3 weeks vacation to find my beautiful little quilt!!!  It is gorgeous! !! Thank you to all who worked on it and to Julie for this great group!!!
Not to finish quilting the one I have so I can get it the mail!!!!

Lots of thread ends to go

I'm almost finished quilting my quilt top ... just need to do some SID around the center block. There's a mix of custom free hand quilting as well as some computer aided quilting done with the IQ. As a result when I take this quilt off the longarm frame there will be LOTS of thread ends to knot/bury. I jumped around from border to border and had the stops/starts to show for it. But I am very excited to share it with everyone soon. :-)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

I finished binding and quilting Liz's mini today and it will be on the way to her either tomorrow or Tuesday. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


The finished quilt for Cathy A is on it's way to Canada.  It was mailed today.

Cathy L

Monday, June 15, 2015

getting closer

Hi all,

It's June 15 (unless you're in new Zealand...) which means it's getting close to the June 30 mailing deadline for finished quilts!  I have photos of half of them, and a few have even made it home already.

If you're not done yet, please move this closer to the top of your list of priorities!

Don't forget to send me a photo of the finished quilt by email, and to let me know when you've mailed and when you've received.

I'll be on vacation for a couple of weeks so I'll tally everything up at the end of the month and -- I hope -- be ready to post the BIG REVEAL early in July.



Thursday, June 11, 2015


Finished binding last night!
It took me awhile as I had carpal tunnel surgery
 about a month ago, so quilting and binding had to wait a bit!
Luv the finished product!
I hope the recipient does as well!
Mailing out early next week!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Received and Loving It

I just got home from a week's vacation this morning.   Even before I unpacked I opened my mail to find one of the cutest darned quilts I have ever seen! Some creative ladies did a fab job! Thank you.

Now I need to finish up binding the quilt I have to finish and get that in the mail hopefully within the next couple of days.  I had hoped to finish and mail it before I left but it wasn't meant to be.


Monday, June 8, 2015

in the mail, and new book!

My finished quilt will go in the mail tomorrow morning -- it's heading east! (not difficult, since I live on the west coast)

Just a little too late for this year's robin, I won a new book on a recent blog hop.  It's the Modern Medallion Workbook, and it's got a ton of ideas for borders. 
The publisher is C&T (yes I do some freelance work for them, but they still let me win!) and since there are quilts from 11 designers there's a lot of variety.   Worth taking a look at for next year...



Mailing by Wednesday!

Here is a totally conceited sneak peak of my awesome circle quilting to finish it up!


Another Finished Quilt Heads West ...

I just finished stitching down the binding and will be taking the last of the Cotton Robin quilts that have passed through my hands to the post office later today.

I don't think I'm giving away too much, to share this very close look at some of the free motion quilting. I really had fun with it.

Quilting Detail from Last Quilt.

(The colors are so far off in this photo that I wouldn't use them to hazard a guess about anything ... )

Now, all that's left is the most agonizing part ... to wait for MY quilt to come home and to see the great reveal to find out whose quilts those others were that passed through my hands and what became of them ...


My piece arrived from New Zealand today.  Directions followed to a tee.  Still not a big fan of the color, but really like what each of you did.  It is just right.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

I am going to live now

It was doubtful this  week as I fought pneumonia.  Today I actually got up and cleaned the kitchen!  You know I am better!

I will get my piece completed this weekend and off Monday or Tuesday.  Still not late, but just not dead yet!  LOL


Quilt Arrived in Tennessee!!!

My little quilt arrived from Terry in California.  I can't wait to hang it up, it is absolutely stunning!!  It was a wonderful surprise on a very bad day.  A huge thank you to all who worked on it (I suppose you will find out soon who you are).


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Little quilt on its way home

I dropped the finished quilt into the mail this morning and it is on its way to MJ in GA. I actually finished it about 2 days after it arrived almost a month ago and it's been hanging on the design wall until it was time to send it. So, it might have been the first to be finished, but I will confess that this quilt was so teeny-tiny there wasn't much to quilt.

This is the worst part of the Cotton Robin - patiently waiting for all of the quilts to find their way home so we can see the big reveal. Oh, it's so hard to be patient.

Monday, June 1, 2015

My Quilt Arriived From Texas

Diana of Sweetwater finished it up.  I was just leaving for my Modern Guild when Frank picked up the mail so they were the first people to see it!

And it was love at first sight!

Frank said it was his favorite from all the years!  I just adore it!

Thanks to all who worked on my fabulous little piece!

I wish you all could see what a beauty it is!

glen in Louisiana