Monday, March 2, 2015


     I don't normally make "New Year's" resolutions, but as a quilter, I make resolutions all during the year, such as: I will try to make all my seams even; I will try to work more slowly and carefully to prevent " reverse sewing", I will use up as much of my stash as I can, before buying more fabric. In fact, I find myself making these resolutions over and over again, year after year!
     But this year, having got off to a good quilting start with "Grace's Butterflies" quilt in January, I decided I would try to finish at least one quilt a month. They don't have to be large quilts. I don't make many large quilts any more, but at the end of the year I would have the satisfaction of having achieved my aim with twelve quilts completed. So far I'm right on target or perhaps even a little bit ahead. Below are photos of two quilts I completed in February. The first is a "baby-size" quilt using bright pinks, white and a dash of lime green. The block pattern is a traditional album block.

      While in Hawaii in January I purchased a packet of pre-cut five-inch squares of Hawaiian prints. I combined them with fabrics from my stash to make the quilt you see below. This quilt is larger than the one above; approximately 50 x 60 inches. The photo is slightly at an angle. The quilt is actually even on both sides!
I've already started on my next project. With any luck you'll be able to see that in April.
Happy Quilting!