A place for me to journal and post pictures about my quilting adventures.

Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 finishes, including flimsies

Becky in KCMO

DWM–December 31,2012

Hello kitty RWB
hello kitty 2
For Christmas gifts for DGD#2, I played with a lot of Hello Kitty fabric. Afterwards, I had all these scraps. I also had a plastic drawer of red, white, grey and black strings that were too narrow or too short to make regular string blocks. I decided to make them up in 5” string blocks, and worked until I only had a few strings (I thought) left. Then I started making the braids with the last ones. I have a drawer of other blocks I've made with this mess of fabric, so these will probably go back in there until I want to play with all of them. Right now these look like good border blocks. The 4-patches are leader-ender blocks for a Bonnie Hunter quilt started long ago.

Memory quiltFor my standing time, I’m cutting up some shirts and overalls to make a Memorial Quilt. You get quite a bit of fabric from one shirt! It will be a simple uneven rail fence.

Happy quilting from snowy Kansas City, MO.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Donation totals

On Heartstrings (HS), a topic has been where have your donation quilts gone this year. I’ve gone back through my blog, and these are my totals:

2 completed tops from a HS quilted and sent to Las Vegas for the opening of the VA hospital there.

3 tops that I finished and enlarged, also sent for VA

4 strippy quilt tops finished and quilted to gift through Guild

1 panel quilt quilted for Guild

2 Quilts of Valor made completely – piecing and quilting – one for Returning Warriors in KS, one for Viet Nam vet.

That’s my 12 donation quilts for the year, my goal – 12 for 2012.

Happy Quilting,

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


My Quilt of Valor from a panel won the guild challenge! I'm sure to enjoy the batik jelly roll prize!
Happy Quilting,

Monday, December 10, 2012

Panel quilt guild challenge

The guild has a challenge to make a quilt out of a panel. I had something different in mind, but this is what I could finish. It is a Quilt of Valor that will be going to a Viet Nam vet – way past time for them to be honored.

The second picture is an open journal cover that DGD2 and I made for a gift for her mother. She’s drawn the P’s on it with permanent marker since she didn’t ask soon enough to piece one in. These are scraps from DD’s wedding quilt and DGD’s baby quilts.

See more design walls at Judy’s site.
Happy Quilting,