Archive for June 2017

#3 Done!


I completed my 3rd UFO for the year and Lilith has decided it is hers.  That’s fine since I had no idea what I was going to do with it.

I believe this is a Carol Doak paper pieced pattern but I would not swear to it.  I made the top over 6 years ago and started quilting it.  It was my first time trying to quilt on my sewing machine and I was so unhappy with it that after I quilted about 1/2 of it, I put it away and forgot it.  But since I am trying to get some UFOs completed, I dug it out today and finished it.  As they say, finished is better than perfect.  Well, that certainly holds true in this case.  I would never give this to anyone; but even though I am still unhappy with the quilting, I am glad that it is done and I am proud that I finished it.  And Lilith really doesn’t care.

I have sent 2 more quilts at the long-arm quilter (Missouri Star Quilt Company) and when they get back in 6 weeks or so, I’ll bind them and have 5 done toward my goal of 6 for the year.  I may need to set a new goal!

Second UFO Done!


Only 4 to go.  Currently working on the Project of Doom quilt.  After that I hope to work on my sons’ quilts.

So here is #2.  I made this quilt top 5 or 6 years ago but am just now getting it completed. I was sidetracked for a couple of years by a fight with cancer.  I’m 2 1/2 years cancer-free now and glad to be back to doing things I love to do.

This was also quilted by Missouri Star Quilt Company.  I just finished binding it this morning.


First UFO Goal Completed!


I got this back Saturday from Missouri Star Quilt Company where I had it long-arm quilted.  I attached the binding today and VOILA!   My first completed UFO for 2017.  I am currently binding the second one that I received from MSQC in the same box.  So tomorrow I should have two completed.  Then it will be only 4 to go.

I have been working on my Project of Doom quilt.  I’m embroidering book titles on some of the books and then I’ll be quilting it row-by-row on my sewing machine.  For me this is quite an undertaking.

This is my small Paper Piecing Vintage designed by Jennifer Ofenstein at  It is the very first quilt I have made just for me!  It’s hanging in my living room and I love it.


PPV 6 inch