Sunday, January 29, 2017


Fabric used this week  13.25 yards
Fabric used year to date  13.25 yards
Fabric added this week  0 yards
Fabric added year to date 12 yards
Net used 2017  1.25  yards 
I'm in the black this week, but I just squeeked in!  Since I hadn't done any machine quilting for a while, DH and I pin-basted a baby quilt panel when we were pinning the other 2 quilts.  I use it to "warm up" my quilting muscles, including my brain......

I outlined many of the elements in this cute panel, then stitched loops and swirls in the pink gingham-look border.  The quilt has pink gingham-look flannel on the back to make it cozy for a new baby.  It will be donated to my guild for the Hugs program at our local hospital.

 For the pinwheel quilt, I stitched double circles looping back and forth in each block.  I used a neutral thread in the light blocks and a variegated thread in the dark blocks.
The plain border was stitched with simple leaves, forming a zig-zag pattern, and then large swirls in each of the outer border blocks.
 I finally have my first two finished for 2017.  The top and binding of this quilt was made entirely from my stash of pre-cut charm squares (5 "), while the border and binding was made from leftover backing fabric from a previous quilt.  The backing fabric was part of the order that arrived last week.

Check out all the progress shared at Judy's blog, Patchwork Times.


  1. Nice job, love both of them!!!!

  2. You did great finishing both these quilts! They are beautiful!

  3. Both so cute! Great finishes!

  4. Beautiful finishes! What a great thing to do, donating to your local hospital.
    Do you quilt on your domestic machine?

  5. I sewed a panel and pinwheels this month, too! A little new fabric is a great thing. Have a good week!


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