Archive for March, 2011

Last Chance

Just 24 hours left to make a donation to the Red Cross to help Japan and win one of my quilts. See this post for details.

The winner will be posted on April 1st.

One last finish for March

Pieced by Karen and quilted with the Blooming Hearts pantograph.

Still working on end of March goals

Here’s another top pieced by Tish, quilted today with the Hearts in Bloom pantograph. Just one binding now to finish up to meet my end of the month goals!

Quilting and binding

I loaded and quilted a sweet HeartStrings top pieced by Tish – these quilts from our current project are so bright and cheery – working on them has been a good choice as I wait for spring to arrive here in Minneapolis.

I quilted freehand butterflies and loops — the easiest ones from the Pajama Quilter DVD.

Now I’ll relax and work on binding the one from the other day.

Lime Green

We’re finishing up our Lime Green project at HeartStrings so I wanted to get my 2nd top assembled before the 31st. It won’t be quilted yet but at least the top is done. The lighting is a little off in the photo but it’s a bright one!

For those of you who might remember me starting these blocks, I had planned to use a pink border but the center turned out to be to bright/strong so I went with the Lime border — good thing I have a nice stash to pull a substitute from when needed.

Finishing up March

A few goals to finish out the month — a couple to bind, a couple to quilt, and I need to finish the top in progress on the design wall.

Today I worked on binding. This HeartStrings  top (pieced by May) is finished and the second is in progress.


My favorite time of day. This evening we walked along the river at sunset.

And while it hasn’t been a super productive week, I did finish one more binding tonight. A HeartStrings top pieced by LauraJean.

Quilted with the pantograph, Seaweed – don’t you love the pop of red and hot pink in this one?

Another exploded block

Since finishing the Carpenter Star top, I’ve been on the lookout for another block to explode.

Do you have a block encyclopedia? I use EQ for designing quilts and while I often use blocks from there, I like to page through a book with blocks and modify or draw my own many times. My absolute favorite book for this is The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns by Jinny Beyer.

I didn’t use one of the exact blocks in the book – but I played around with squares and half square triangles until I came across this result and I’ve got some pretty purples in the stash that would work. Not sure when I’ll get to it but I love it.

Quilt giveaway to help Japan

There are just a few more days to enter my giveaway by making a donation to the Red Cross to help Japan. Click the link below to read the details.

Enter through March 31st – I’ll draw a winning name on April 1st.

Help Japan – Win this Quilt

It’s a HeartStrings day

First I quilted this top of Karen’s with the pantograph Hearts in Bloom and now I’m going to work on a binding until it’s time to go for my massage this afternoon.

Doesn’t it make you feel like spring??