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Eeyore is Done!


The Eeyore quilt is done and delivered!! 2 years 11 weeks after the initial goal — which with my quilting is right on time.  It is reversible on the off chance that at some point Eeyore is no longer a favorite character.


The back was cut from my music fabric collection.  Sydney not only plays viola and string bass, but is in the Performing Arts program in school.

Now the quilt statistics:

  • Started: May 12, 2012
  • Finished: August 22, 2014
  • Center is machine applique
  • No pattern – I took a picture I found on the internet and printed it poster sized and made my pattern from that.  The pattern for the letters were printed from my word processing software.
  • I used Clover Quick Bias for the purfling (1/8″) on the bass and the strings (1/4″)
  • The batting is Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Fusible
  • I used Superior Bottom Line thread in black on the back and lavender on the top
  • Quilted on my home sewing machine
  • Size – I forgot to measure 🙁 Best guess is 65 x 80 before washing.

I need to say this UFO was on my lists in the following challenges:


What’s On My Design Wall


First off, I finished the quilting and binding on this quilt for Sydney.  She pieced the top. It measures about 51″ square. I think she’s giving it to her cousin.

As for my own quilts…


All the green star points have been sewn, so into pairs and then I can start piecing the blocks.


I cut the squares for the replacement 4-patches for this UFO. The original 4-patches are bright white and the blocks are off white/cream.  I’ve got 6 different light fabrics to use in the border. These are going to be my leader/enders at the retreat this weekend.


My projects are packed – Orca Bay (Bonnie Hunter, String Fling) is in the box — ooh I need to go find my Flying Geese Ruler for “squaring” the geese  and put them in the box with the rest of the rulers I’m taking with me (12-1/2″ square, 6″ x 12″, Easy Angle and Companion Angle).

Under the box is the box with Jared Takes a Wife and the zipper bag with Candy Sunflower Seeds (The Chain Event by Dorothy Young).  In the flat zip bag is the fabric and instructions for my “August  C” done in black and batiks.

The plan for today is to make progress on Eeyore. I’d really like to have the applique done by before I go to the retreat.  We’ll see if that happens.


To see what other are working on, check out the links over at Patchwork Times.

What’s On My Design Wall



After finishing up the Irish Chain quilt I needed to figure out what to work on.  I pulled out Orca Bay, thinking I was ready to attach the black and white corner pieces to the purple string triangles — only I found that the paper had not been removed from the triangles yet.  I did that and then got maybe 20 “geese” built when I decided I really needed a leader/ender project.

So, I pulled out Jared Takes a Wife, cut the pink squares and green star points and the green star points will be my leader/enders. Since I had the fabric cut I went ahead and made one block up.



Finally on Saturday, I quilted Sydney’s quilt for Samantha.  It still needs trimming and binding something to get done this week.


See what others are working on over at Patchwork Times.

What’s On My Design Wall


This past week I’ve spent time marking Deadline III, so there are no pictures.  However, this weekend was String Fling in Manhattan, Kansas. Over 650 5th – 9th grader  string players.  This is the 8th/9th grade orchestra that Sydney played in.

I’m not sure what I was thinking, I didn’t bring my camera, so today’s photos are off my camera.

While she was at practise, I spent the weekend trimming the rail fence blocks.


I set up a cutting station.


The bed became the design wall.  Half the blocks are trimmed.


I started reading Publish Your Patterns! by Nancy Restuccia.  The link will take you to Amazon – no affiliation.  Before Christmas I checked the book out from the library. Things were crazy and I didn’t open it until the day before I had to take it back (after the 2nd renewal!)   What I saw in those few minutes made me want to buy my own copy to read at leisure.

And I did work on one of my own projects.  I grabbed my redwork.


Check out the links over at Patchwork Times to see what others are working on.