Thistleberry Quilt Top

Well, I finally finished the Thistleberry Quilt Top Kit that I purchased from Joannn’s Etc. over the weekend while watching college football. It turned out extremely nice and the ladies that I quilt with really liked how it turned out. Now to get it sandwiched and quilted and put on the bed. Thanks to my friend Angie for taking the pictue for me because the top is so large for one person to hold and take a picture of all at the same time.

Thistleberry Quilt

While working on this quilt top and taking breaks, I managed to finish cutting out the pieces for a window pane wallhanging that we are working on in class. I will post pictures as I start assembling this wallhanging.

Hope everyone has a great week.

Happy crafting.



Labyrinth Quilt Top

Labyrinth Quilt

Finally finished my Labyrinth Quilt Top at the Sewing Social with several of my quilting friends this past Sunday. I am planning on having the top, batting, and backing sandwiched and ready to quilt for the Thursday night class. It was a really quick top to make. Made mostly of half square triangles and solid pieces. Everyone in the group just loved the colors in the quilt. The colors match perfectly with the owls in the border print.

Our group usually meets twice a month at our local Joann’s to work on various projects we have going. Everyone it seems to be trying to finish up quilt tops, sandwiching our quilts together, and/or quilting our quilts. Sometimes we have other various projects that each of us is trying to finish. We have great fun catching up on our busy lives, projects we are working on, how grandkids of our beloved quilting instructor (Bonnie) are doing, and munching on veggie trays and other great edibles that are brought in for the couple hours we are there.

Mr. Roosevelt’s Bow Tie Quilt

In the past couple of weeks I started putting together the blocks from last years quilt guild Pizza Box Swap. The block I chose to do was entitled Mr. Roosevelt’s Bow Tie. I chose to do the background in a neutral (cream) color and the ties were to be done in different shades of blue. Each year around November ladies in our guild, Common Threads Quilt Guild, that would like to participate in the Pizza Box Swap sign up, pick out a 12 1/2 inch block pattern, and the colors to be used in their chosen block. Each of us then has until January to make the first block (sample). Come January we put our sample block, instructions, and background material in the pizza box and off to the guild meeting we go. Over the next 11 months we swap out our boxes via our great coordinator Vicki Price who makes sure each individual lady walks away with the next pizza block on the list that they are responsible for until the next quild meeting when we repeat the process. Since I have two years worth of Pizza Box Quilt Swap tops to do, I figured it might be time to get myself going. The blocks were all squared up and the sashing/border material was chosen, purple since there were so many blues to try to coordinate a color with, and is now being applied to all the blocks. Hopefully in the next few weeks I will have the entire top quilted. Thank goodness I finished taking a longarm class at one of our local quilt stores where I can now rent their machine by the hour to finish up the many tops needing to be quilted at this point.

So stop back by periodically to see the progress being made and the projects that finally get completed as I will be doing my dance at completing another project. Woohoo!!