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Nifty Thrifty


Nifty Thrifty is a Bonnie Hunter pattern found in her book Scraps and Shirttails.

Quilt Statistics:

  • Top Started: 3/3/13
  • Top Completed: 7/19/13
  • Quilt Completed: 9/21/15
  • Recycled Fabric Used: 12.181 yards – front, back and binding
  • Batting: Hobbs Tuscany 100% Unbleached Cotton & Bleached Cotton
  • Thread: Coats Machine Quilting 100% cotton 30wt. Article V34 color 309A – Camel
  • Measures 69″ x 78″ after washing

This quilt is on my list for the 3rd Quarter Finish Along – but only because I included everything on the the list. I’m sending it to Aunt Marti for the UFO Parade. It’s also being sent in for the 2015 UFO Busting over at Field Trips in Fiber.  It is of course part of the scope creep for my Crazy Challenge II which started August 15th.

Orange is the Ultimate Favorite Color


I gave this Disappearing 9-Patch the name “Orange is the Ultimate Favorite Color” as that is what my nephew is fond of saying.  When asked, he says “I have 2 favorite colors, red and yellow, which make orange, which is my ultimate favorite color.” The quilting is simple – diagonal lines.


Quilt Statistics:

  • Top Started: 5/19/15
  • Top Completed: 6/5/15
  • Quilt Completed: 9/5/15
  • Recycled Fabric Used: 8.7 yards (front & back)
  • Purchased Fabric Used: .968 (orange)
  • Batting: Hobbs Tuscany 100% Unbleached Cotton
  • Thread: Coats Machine Quilting 100% cotton 30wt. Article V3 color 880 – Autumn
  • Machine Quilted on my DSM
  • Measures 62″ x 77″ after washing

This quilt is on my list for the 3rd Quarter Finish Along. I’m sending it to Aunt Marti for the UFO Parade. It’s also being sent in for the 2015 UFO Busting over at Field Trips in Fiber.  It is one of the original quilts on my Crazy Challenge II which started August 15th.

Out of the Blue


The top for Out of the Blue came about a few years ago as a desire to get my orphan block box closed. A few weeks ago I was asked if I had something I could quilt quickly for a 7-year-old girl and immediately thought of Out of the Blue.

I finished the quilting on it and got it bound last week, but it still needed a label, threads trimmed, washing and the pillowcases for the girl’s siblings made. Now that all of that is done, I have a good picture of the quilt.

Quilt Statistics:

  • Top Started: 7/19/13
  • Top Completed: 8/3/13
  • Quilt Completed: 9/17/15
  • Yardage Used in Top and Binding – other than Orphan Blocks: 1.825 yards
  • Yardage Used for the Backing – 2.667 yards
  • Batting: The same batting I used in Dancing Flowers — I’m not sure what it is other than a black batting.
  • Thread: Superior Threads Omni Thread in Green Turquoise # 3092 top and bobbin
  • Measures  45-1/2″ x 58-1/2″ after washing

This quilt is on my list for the 3rd Quarter Finish Along – but only because I gave in and listed EVERY UFO. I’m sending it to Aunt Marti for the UFO Parade. It’s also being sent in for the 2015 UFO Busting over at Field Trips in Fiber.  It is of course part of the scope creep for my Crazy Challenge II which started August 15th.



What’s On My Design Wall



This is Out of the Blue. I finished the top about 2 years ago. This is not one of the 12 quilts on my challenge list, but fortunately one I listed in my 3rd Quarter Finish Along since I listed ALL my UFOs. 🙂

Over the weekend a request came in — do I have something for a quick finish for a 7-year-old girl. This top immediately came to mind. It has come together rather quickly. Digging through my stash I found a length of black batting, a fun dot print for the backing and a bright green to make the backing wider.


And I finally got to open the spool of turquoise thread I bought on sale a while back. I was smart enough to cut the binding strips when I made the top, so I hope to finish up this quilt tonight after work.

See what others are working on over at Patchwork Times.

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:


Quilting in 2021

The first day of 2021 saw me assembling 1/4 of the wedding quilt I’m working on, piecing 4 sampler blocks and completing 3 Easy Breezy blocks as my leader/ender project.

As for my quilting plans for 2021, as with years in the past, I’d like to cross a few quilts off my UFO list. With 40 quilts in progress, 20 tops needing to be quilted, and 1 which needs to be bound, I could work on a different quilt each week and still have a few left over.

As for challenges, I think I will participate in Prairie Moon Quilts 350 Blocks Project. The 2020 challenge is wrapping up and the 2021 challenge will begin mid-month, but our block count begins today.   I’ll try to remember to put the tally’s at the bottom of my posts.

Tomorrow I think I’ll tackle that binding that I picked out for my 3rd Task.

Edited:  I was looking for some challenges and this morning (Saturday) I found Finished (or Not) Friday at Alycia Quilts. So, I’m linking this post.

350 Challenge = 15

Easy Breezy = 92

2016 Finish Along

Working under the assumption that there will be a 2016 Finish Along, I’m going to create a single page for my goals and the Finish Along.  Last year I found it advantageous to list EVERYTHING, because there was no telling what might pop-up in the middle of a quarter.  I’ll update the page quarterly.

July – August – Sept

3rd Quarter Goals

April – May – June 

2016 Finish Along – 2nd Quarter

January – February – March

Primary Goals


  • Green & Cream Swap
  • Compass Lone Star
  • Shirting Disappearing 9-Patch – this one will be “Blue”
  • Squedge Ruler project – hopefully a 12″ x 30″ table runner
  • Turquoise and Green Strip Twist

There are the quilt tops:

tops2016Pink & Brown, Christmas BOM, Scrap Patch Hearts

Black & White 4-Patch Stacked Posies, Christmas Crazy 8’s, Moda U

Raising Cane, 2012 Spring Mystery #2, 2008 Retreat Swap

Baby B&W 4-Patch Stacked Posies, Whitework, Stack ‘n Wack

Thangles BOM 1, B&W Strip Twist, Old Tobacco Road

Machine Quilting Sampler, Fairy Frost Sunset, Twin 2011 Mystery

QIAD Christmas Row, Mom’s 4-Patch Stacked Posies

Baby 2011 Mystery, Estate Doves in the Window

And the quilts in progress:

PiecesLee’s Baskets, Mom’s Thangle BOM, Hancock Stars BOM

Border Class Sample, Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas #2

Sheryl’s Churn Dashes, Green & Cream Swap, Alphabet BOM

Hexie Hand Project, L/E Tumblers, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas #1

Mom’s Sweatshirt, Sister’s Swap Blocks

Just Takes Two, Estate DWR, Compass Lone Star, Candy Sunflower Seeds

QAYG Strings, Postage Stamps, Faux Applique, Blue Strings

Redwork Snowmen, Jane’s Hourglasses, QIAD Flying Dutchmen, Allietare

String HST Wall Hanging, Lee’s Christmas Blocks, Lillbet’s Garden, Star-A-Day

Kit’s I’m considering for this year:

challengekitsTuscan Sun BOM, MayPole Bags(?), The Night Before Christmas

more kits

“Aug 2013 Quilt A”, Triangle Frenzy Runner

Surely with all of this to work on I something else won’t slip in during the first quarter. CLICK HERE to see what others are planning on this quarter.

2015 Finish-Along


I’ve hemmed and hawed about whether or not I was going to join this year’s Finish-Along. I find that I list projects A, B & C, but then end up finishing projects X, Y & Z or start and finish something brand new. So, with this in mind, I’ve gone through my list of UFOs and have picked three that I think are realistic finishes (i.e. have deadlines separate from this year’s Finish-Along) and then put together a list of dream projects from my UFO list.

Here are the realistic projects for 1st Quarter (January – March).



  • Scrappy Trips – I want this done by mid-February
  • Jared Takes a Wife – also done by mid-February
  • Thangles BOM – I was looking for a quick 3rd project that could be finished and was started prior to 2007

Now for the Dream Projects:  Most of these are on the list because they were started prior to 2007 (my focus this year), the others have some other reason I would like to at least move them forward and if I’m lucky get them finished this year.



  • Christmas BOM – 2003 – My oldest UFO. I ordered border fabric earlier this week and already have the backing. As soon as I figure out how to quilt this it will go to the head of the line once the top is completed.
  • Sew Scrappy – 2013 – I’m not fond of my fabric choices, but know who I want to give it to. Getting it done will be a win for both of us.
  • Sisters Swap – 2005 – Once I decide on the layout (and if it’s one quilt or two), quilting it shouldn’t be a problem. A panto with lots of texture.
  • Orca Bay – 2011 – Although a newer start, I’m excited to get this done since I know where it’s going.
  • Alphabet BOM – 2013 –  a newer start, but I don’t want to see it become a UFO. I’ve got a rough idea of what my layout is going to be but need the last three blocks
  • Scrappy Hearts – 2006 – Currently the top is hanging on my wall. I have the backing fabric so perhaps this will be my “easy” 3rd project for 2nd quarter.
  • Star-a-Day – 2014 –  My newest project. I’m behind by 2 months, but plan on the top being done by the end of August. Will I get it quilted in 2015?  Ask me after I get the top done.
  • Quilted Sweatshirt – 2006 – As cold as it is, I should get it in gear and get it done!
  • Christmas Crazy 8s – 2006 – I want to modify a panto then I’ll quilt it.
  • Hancock STAR BOM – 2004 – my next oldest project. I want this year to be the year it’s done — but don’t see it happening before March.
  • Diamond Links – 2007 – Just missed the cut off, but since it’s partially quilted it would be nice to finish it.
  • Whitework – 2005 – started this in a class. I don’t think there’s much left to quilt on it, so I just need to get it done and make it into a pillow or something.
  • Stack-n-Whack – 2006 – I have no idea how I’m going to quilt it or what I’m going to use for backing, but it’s here because I want to clear the older quilts
  • Candy Sunflower Seeds – 2011 – this is on the list to have an easy finish as I know how I’m going to quilt it once the top is completed
  • Green & Cream Swap – 2006 – another quilt I want to finish so I can say I have started from prior to 2007. Will probably work on this one this summer.

What are you planning on finishing in the next few months?  See what other are by following the links over at On the Windy Side.

Scrappy Trips Progress



After putting Deadline IV into the wash, I pulled out Scrappy Trips, my treadle project. I needed to finish up about a dozen blocks.  Now that I have I’m ready to sew them into a top. Earlier tonight I re-arranged blocks until I got them organized, but I think I want to swap the 4th block on the 3rd row with the 5th block on the 4th row before I sew the top right quarter together.

This is #9 on my Tops to Complete list.


Quilts From My Past


This quarter log cabin quilt was probably the 3rd or 4th quilt I finished.  I made it as a store sample when I was working at Northwest Fabrics & Crafts.  The date stitched on the back is May 1991.

Believe it or not the gold is tissue lamé.  Although I hadn’t quilted much, I knew I really didn’t want that thin, ravelly stuff in my quilt, but given that’s what I had to work with I had to come up with some way to make it work.

I carefully fused black knit interfacing to the lamé.  It stabilized the fabric enough for me to work with, although I haven’t washed the wall hanging.  It has three tabs at the top to allow it to hang from a cafe rod.

The piece measures 33″ square and there is very little quilting in it — just stitch in a ditch around the blocks (not logs) and the border.  I have no idea what type of batting was used.