This is the second of three t-shirt quilts Mom and I are making from my sister-in-law’s shirts for her three grandchildren. Quilted with the pantograph Happy Times.


It’s the same basic layout as the first one but we used flying geese instead of the pinwheel blocks. I was talking about my Flying Geese die last week which I haven’t used yet and this was the first time Mom had used her die. I cut them out for her and she said they were really easy to piece —  look how accurate her piecing is.


This will go back to Mom for binding and if all goes as expected, I’ll get the last of these quilted next week.


The first of three t-shirt quilts I’m making with Mom is quilted and packed up to go back to her for binding! Not always the most attractive quilts, t-shirt quilts can have a lot of meaning and I know these three will help keep my sister-in-law’s memory alive in her grandchildren. Plus, I think this one looks better than most!

There was no pattern, I did an internet search for t-shirt quilts and drafted them from ones that inspired us.


Pantograph is Hearts in Bloom.



I’ve been having a lazy week – reading and knitting mostly and although I’ve done some work in the sewing room, I haven’t assembled the 16 patch top. I did get one of Mom’s tops quilted so I’m still on track for quilting one top each week I’m not traveling.


It is done and off the machine but it’s a gift so I won’t show the whole quilt. Pantograph is Happy Times.



I wandered back upstairs late this afternoon and quilted this Ohio Star top. Pantograph is Surf’s Up. This is stay at home week #15 for the year and the 15th top quilted – I’m going to continue to try and hit my one top quilted for each week I’m not traveling but I won’t fret if I miss one.

Block close up – I like using a tan colored thread on these that have both light and dark fabrics. It tends to blend in with all of them without being too prominent.

I love the fussy cut star centers and cornerstones! The fabrics for this top were from a Connecting Thread kit that was on sale and since I didn’t want to make the pattern that came with it, I designed an Ohio Star quilt — I’ve posted brief instructions on the website.


Last week was stay at home week #14 and I’m a couple days late but this top of Mom’s is #14 and I’m caught up again. Pantograph is Ebb and Flow.

Doesn’t Finn look like he’s up to no good?! He was groomed today and I got a bunch of errands done so all in all it was a productive day for me.

I quilted today!

Finally, I took time today to step away from the computer a little and quilted this small Ladybug Drunkard’s Path top. Pantograph is Bubbles and it’s stay at home week #13 and the 13 top quilted and yes, it’s another small one. It seems that’s about all I’m able to concentrate on right now.