One of the Happy Block quilts pieced last month is finished. It’s #3 of 5 waiting for binding so I’m making progress. Of course, I’m leaving the largest one for last!

I have brief instructions on the website. These Happy Blocks are a favorite HeartStrings project and you can cut your novelty squares any size you want – these were cut 5.5 inches and the framing strips were cut 2.5 inches giving me a 9 inch finished block.


This is one of the 5 quilts I was going to bind in Maine and since I didn’t make it to Maine, it’s time to get them bound … 2 are done and there are 3 left to bind now. Pieced by Suzanne and quilted and bound by me. Per Suzanne it’s a Bonnie Hunter pattern called Santa Fe Star and I found it online in Bonnie’s String Fling book.

I also made progress on the pink and brown Split 9 patch … I’ve got more cutting to do but couldn’t resist making a few blocks. I think I’m going to like it!

Quilted and Bound

My Scrappy Hourglass top was quilted and bound today. It’s #18 of 18 tops to be quilted started in June that I wanted to finish by the end of July – with a trip coming up I knew I had to finish early. Goal achieved!

Pantograph is Dollop


Sue’s 30’s Coins top is quilted and bound. It’s #17 of 18 to be quilted before the end of the month and I’ll be done before we travel on Friday.

Pantograph is Steam


This HeartStrings top sent to me by AnnG to quilt and bind has now been finished. Just 2 more tops to quilt to hit my goal of 18.


I worked on assembling the Rainbow HeartStrings top but didn’t quite finish … should get it done on Friday… but I did get the first binding hand stitched down. My Gray Centered Bright HeartStrings quilt.

Quilted and bound

Keith and I did get out this afternoon but we weren’t gone as long as I expected so I was able to get top #12 quilted AND the binding has been hand stitched down too. This top was pieced by Sue and if it looks familiar, it’s because I’m assuming she used my Red and Black Squares instructions found on my website.

Pantograph is Asteroid.

I also pieced a backing this afternoon for the next one up – one of Mom’s that I’ll get quilted tomorrow and that one I don’t have to bind!