Monthly Archives: September 2006


Published / by Mary / 8 Comments on Home

No quilting this weekend. I got home from Virginia late Friday – we hiked 15 miles on Saturday and then went to a friend’s house for dinner. Hiked 15 miles again today and after eating take out I started to work on a hat and scarf for my Mom. The hat is crocheted but I’m knitting the scarf.

Keith will be traveling this week from Tuesday through Saturday so I hope to get some quilting time in while he’s gone.

1 Hour Pink Quilt

Published / by Mary / 17 Comments on 1 Hour Pink Quilt

It’s Saturday night and we decided to come home after dinner rather than in the morning so I had a chance to get started on my 1 hour Pink Quilt.

I had two fat quarters with a white background and I debated whether there would be enough contrast to use them for the blocks. After sewing up one set of 1/2 square triangles I felt there was enough contrast to see the block pattern and since I have limited fabric choices for this quilt I decided to leave them in.

As you can see from the picture I used Thangles to make my half square triangles. I use them for block sizes 4 inches and smaller otherwise I use the square method – drawing a line and sewing on either side of it to get 2 1/2 square triangle blocks.

I also rummaged through my stash and found two light pink fabrics that can be combined for the backing – I was afraid I wouldn’t have anything that would work and would need to buy more fabric. Since I piece almost all of my backs from my stash I was glad I had something that would work – after all my goal is to use what I have whenever possible!


Published / by Mary / 11 Comments on Applique

We’re up at Big Canoe until Sunday morning so I can’t start my 1 hour quilt yet but I did do some knitting this evening watching TV. I’ve been working on this baby afghan a while since it stays here at the condo and I don’t usually do more than a few rows at a time.

So many Stash Quilt members share their wonderful applique projects I thought I’d share one of mine. My favorite quilts to make are scrappy, pieced patterns but every now and then I like to do some simple applique. I’ve tried several methods but pretty much stick to one now – I pick large simple pieces, I use fusible web, and then I blanket stitch them by HAND. I dislike machine applique and I don’t have the patience for intricate needle turn projects.

This quilt was made last year from one of the McCall’s magazines and I gave it to my sister Ann. For some reason I don’t have a picture of it with the binding on.