Friday, July 29, 2016


We are in the dog days of summer, a time of extreme heat and humidity that also happens to be the time for most snakes to shed their skins....just charming.  We have to take extra care when Dottie & Olive are outdoors that they don't go after snakes.

I just finished the Sashed Half-Hexie Quilt I was working on a while back.  I'm not totally thrilled with it but we will use it as a utility quilt ~~~

The fabric is Bella by Lotta Jansdotter and the sashing is something I had in my stash.  The backing is grey with gray vines.  I've been using a lot of gray lately.  I think my next project may be a Christmas quilt.

Wishing everyone a great Summer day.  Keep Cool!

Friday, July 8, 2016


The Plus Sign quilt I've been working on for so long is finished. It measures 85x92 and the 'beams' of the crosses are 25 inches.  I thought that making a quilt with large pieces would be easy, but I found it a bit awkward to sew and press. Reggie did a lovely job with the quilting as usual.  In most ways this is a modern quilt with its geometric design, monochromatic color scheme and no borders. 

It was hard taking the pictures because the quilt took up most of the living room. 

I think the backing is really nice ~~  watercolor flowers and vines in shades of gray. 

Thank you for looking!