Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day, you all!

Read this wonderful post about the Pi day here.

This looks like a good challenge to me. So many possibilities!

Are you in? Leave a comment. I am excited!

Monday, March 3, 2014

New beginning and first finish of the year

More scraps are being put together, this time with a specific color scheme in mind. Will it still be as much fun? I guess I will find out!

Confetti, 16 1/2'' x 18 1/4''

This is my first hand quilted finish of the year. Small projects have carried me far during this winter.

Read more about this confetti quilt here.

I have taken a long break from this blog but I will be back with a challenge soon. If you have nay ideas, throw them my way. I would love to hear them.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Do you have long scraps?

May be you have a tuffet or two in your future.
I just got back from visiting Quiltworks Northwest. It has gotten bigger since I worked there.  I took some  pictures of several tuffets for those who were inspired by this post.  Also met my fabulous friend, Myra Mitchell who teaches the Tuffet class at the shop. If you are in Seattle area, check it out.

All pictures were taken with permission of the shop owner, Stacie Baumeister.

 Myra Mitchell and Stacie Baumeister

Katie and me
 After long visit, hugs and lots of laughs I said goodbye once again. But not without taking some more pictures. I am not into beading but it was still a lot of fun to look at textures and colors.

Total eye candy!

Yes, This is a beaded chair from India. I am inspired. Are you?

Have fun sewing today!

Monday, February 11, 2013

A new quilt, 'Toran'

A quilt in the making with Goodwill shirts, orange, tangerine and blues form the stash and lots of great memories.
For more inspirations and tutorial visit The Root Connection

Friday, October 26, 2012

A perfect blend

 A perfect blend of  man's and woman's handkerchiefs.

Some of you may have had enough of posting of these blocks on my other blog but I am having way too much fun. I have used up all of the strings I started out with so now just playing around with blocks.

They are now neatly stacked and in a box. I will wait until the next break between two projects to make more of these. If you want a rough guidelines on measurements for these, visit here.

If you end up making one, I would love to see it. I have created an open flickr group for Handkerchief Quilts. Would you mind sharing your pictures?


Monday, August 13, 2012


Well, working with the Goodwill skirts and dresses was not enough. I wondered how men's shirts would play out. It is time to pull them out and make yet another one of my favorite quilts.

My color inspiration came from here.

More to wash and tear and cut and sew. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Few ideas for scrap quilts

Cut a few two and a half inch squares.
Arrange them into 20" blocks on the design wall.

Sew them into blocks for simple arrangements.

 for quick results.

Make a Clam-shell quilt 

They are loads of fun!

Can you tell I love 2" squares?


Bunch of 2" squares, that's all it takes!