Thursday, June 19, 2014


The blocks for the Luna Notte II quilt are done.  I thought I had made enough blocks, but when I laid them out I decided the quilt needed to be larger.  This quilt is a birthday gift for my daughter.  She reads my blog so there's no way it will be a surprise, but it's quite different holding your quilt in your hands and seeing it in pictures. 

The blocks on the right are the new ones I just made that have to be incorporated with the blocks on the left.  What are the clothespins all about?  After I have my blocks laid out the way that pleases me, I mark the beginning of each row with a little label with the row numbers.  Even though I use sticky labels, I learned to also put a pin through them because they can fall off during sewing and pressing. Next I stack each row in the correct order and clip each stack with a clothespin.  This way if I'm sewing and get interrupted I can find my way back to where I was. 

My goal is to have this quilt to my quilter (Reggie) by July 15.  That's almost a full month away and surely this is a deadline I can meet or beat!

Thanks to everyone on the kind comments on the mini tumbler table runner.  I love it on the kitchen table. 

Until next time I wish you bushels of blessings......Barb


  1. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous!!! Love the colors you chose!! The clothespins are a great idea :) May have to try that with my next quilt to keep me from going bananas!

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

  2. I wish Reggie would send it back to you already, LOL