Feeling good


My life has been turned upside down, recently, but it felt good to accomplish the February blocks for the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild Vintage Quilt Revival QAL.  These make 11 blocks completed and 8 more, to go.

I have several quilts I want to make, including some really scrappy ones to try to use up part of my scrap pile, but my husband passed away on 1/27, and there is so much to do dealing with that, quilting and most other things have taken a backseat.
May your bobbins always be full,

2015 Mystery Quilt Along with Pat Sloan


Here is block 2 of the #‎PatSloan2015Mystery‬.  Below are the first two blocks, together.  I'm using scraps for the QAL, so next time will probably feature a different background fabric.  I think I'll try to use each background fabric at least twice, in order to have some continuity.




May your bobbins always be full,

A Bright Spot



This hasn't been my favorite week, but seeing my quilt in "Quilty" brightened my day.  This is in the Jan/Feb issue.  The mag usually sends me a copy if I have a quilt in it, but not this time.  I picked this up at the grocery while stocking up on essentials.
May your bobbins always be full,

2015 Mystery Quilt Along with Pat Sloan


Go ahead, call me crazy.  I've decided to do another QAL.  I joined Pat Sloan's FB QAL.  Because of my care giving responsibilities, I've had very little stitching time.  Bob is in the hospital, now, with kidney problems.  I'm really attracted to this group on FB, they seem to be a great bunch of gals and guys; both newbies and experienced.


I've decided to go scrappy, and I pulled these large fabric scraps, I think they all go together really well.


The link to the instructions are on the FB page, if you're interested.  I really love how this turned out.  #‎PatSloan2015Mystery‬
May your bobbins always be full,

I'm officially caught up!

I still have a long list of quilts I want to make, but today I caught up on the San Diego MQG Vintage Quilt Revival QAL.


This is the November Block, Mosaic Number 19.  It goes along with the other November Block, Red Cross, below.


There were NO blocks for December, which was a very good thing, for me.  And January has only one block.  I think Chris Broehmer, the gal who ororganized this QAL, is very smart.  One block this month is great for me.  I'm hoping to stay current from now on.


This is the Mayflower Block for January.  This was definitely the easiest paper pieced block of the group; plus I'm starting to think I may know what I'm doing.
May your bobbins always be full,

SDMQG Vintage Quilt Revival QAL ~ November Block ~ Red Cross


This is called "Classic Red Cross Block".  It is a paper-pieced block, it's not perfect, but I really love how it turned out.  I'm trying to keep my blocks for the QAL, very modern.


We're having some much needed rain, so my photos were all taken inside.  Since I've become Bob's caregiver, I've lost some of  my quilting time. I'm going to catch up this month, I hope!


This is Ben, waiting for me to finish, so I can take him and Frisco for a walk in the rain.
May your bobbins always be full,

Buzzsaw Beauty Quilt Top





It's taken awhile, but this Large Buzzsaw Quilt Top is finished.  It measures 67" x 67".  I'm really happy with the end result, but I need to decide on the back for this and the smaller Light Buzzsaw Quilt Top.



I'm hoping to get these two to the LAQ, this week.

May your bobbins always be full,
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