Monday, February 3, 2014

Ice and Snow

    We had an ice storm this past week and a large snowstorm is in the forecast for tomorrow, so I am spending lots of time in my new sewing room.  The best part of that story is that I am making some progress on some UFO's.
     The little doll quilt which was pieced on the treadle has been hand quilted and bound and is ready for it's photo op.

The camera keeps wanting to give it a peachy cast, but it is definitely pink.  I cut the pieces for the little kit I promised, so leave a comment or click the follow button and I will enter your name for the giveaway.  I will put the directions in a separate post.

I shall use the feline random number generator again for our fair and objective drawing.  He is eagerly awaiting his photo op. 

My other finish is another Quilt of Valor, which our quilt guild is focusing on this winter.  We had a work night in January and there were seven orphan blocks, which were left from a guild project several years ago.  They found their way home with me.   I made two more blocks, sashed them, added the piano key border on top and bottom and bordered it.  Here it is.

     I am still working on the snow globe quilt, quilting the borders, but it should be ready for it's photo op soon. 
      I have been reading Bonnie Hunter's blog, and was fascinated with her leaders and enders project, Split Nine Patch.  It uses 2 1/2in. squares and HST's.  Since my 2 1/2 in. bins are over flowing and I use fabric scraps for leaders and enders, I thought "why not?"  Little did I know it would be very addicting.   So I went from here:

To here:

Now you can see why I can't leave them alone.  They are now in competition with all of those other projects in my sewing room for priority status.  I keep telling them they are a bonus quilt, destined to be completed a couple of years from now, but they are clamoring to have their own project box and dedicated sewing time.  We'll see how this goes, they are being very persuasive.
   Enough for now, 
   Keep on stitching'


  1. Oh I hate being the first one to comment. You never win. I love your feedback quilt and would love to win the kit to make my own. I also have a treadle

  2. Judy, I love what you did with the QOV blocks! Esp. love the piano keys only on 2 sides--so clever. Gives it an especially patriotic and vintage-y look.

    Tell Zeke to please choose me for the bow tie kit! :-)


  3. P.S. Welcome to the "dark side" of quilting--Leaders and Enders!!!! You won't be sorry!

    Don't count this comment towards the drawing!!! --Gina

  4. Well, Gina, you know necessity is the mother of invention. I had to get that QOV quilt in the parameters they give us. That's what those piano keys were about

  5. Your QOV quilt is great. Are you going to quilt it yourself?
    Did you see Bonnie's Split Nine-Patch when she had it laid out the other day? It's just gorgeous and yours will be just as impressive I'm sure.

  6. Well, I don't want to be selfish, but I do so hope I win the feedsack quilt. Love, love, love pink and blue. And feedsacks!

  7. I would love to be considered for your feedsack pinks for a little Bow Tie quilt. I also have a treadle, purchased it this fall. I haven't sewn with it yet...would love this little Bow Tie to be my first! Great job on your quilts:)

  8. I don't know how my timing is but I sure would love getting a package of pretty pieces put in my post box. :-) Jeanne in Michigan

  9. I would love to win your little kit in pink for the bowtie blocks. Thanks for the opportunity. I have a treadle also, but I can't seem to get up the nerve to try it out.

    1. I just got mine in December, so still learning. My biggest challenge is keeping the wheel going the right direction. Sometimes I have to spin the wheel more than once. If it reverses itself, the thread breaks. I still haven't mastered the two feet action, I just use my right foot.

  10. Hello Judy, thank you for a lovely tutorial, I like your Quilt of Valour too. You made me smile when you said you would use a Feline random generator, what a beautiful cat!! Thank you for the opportunity of winning the quilt. Kind Regards Mandy Currie (

  11. If I win, bring it to quilt guild on Tuesday. I always love anew challenge Marty Webster

  12. Here kitty, kitty, kitty. Actually just getting to read your blog is a treat! Thanks for sharing. Cynthia

  13. oh Marty!!! if she brings it to quilt guild it will be to give to me!!!! my treadle needs a new belt and some gentle lovin' .. on my list for this year! love the little bow ties and thanks so much for the tute!! patty


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