Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Rainy Tueday Everyone!  I woke up this morning to a boom-boom crack BOOM, nature was sure playing a symphony on the drums this morning.  I know it must have rained a lot because the creek in the ravene has been rushing with water all day. 

I'm happy to report that my good friend Jane went through her knee replacement surgery this morning with flying colors.  Jane's doctor told her her perseverance in riding her stationery bike for the last seven weeks paid off.  I answered my phone to hear Jane's voice say, "Do you have my quilt quilted yet?"  I couldn't get over how great she sounded this afternoon.  She had already been up walking twice.  What a strong lady!!  Keep up the hard work, Jane. 

I was so pleased that Jane S. brought her homemade soaps to the Threads of Mine quilt retreat last week.  I absolutely love Jane's homemade soaps.  I purchased three of her many scents - Luscious Lavendar, Cinnamon Bark and Vanilla Bean.  The bars are 4.5 oz and last a very long time.  If you are interested you can email Jane at scentuoussuds@gmail.com for prices and scents available. 

Just in case you were wondering if I accomplished any quilting at the Threads of Mine retreat, I've posted pictures of the four, yes count them four quilt tops.  Some were larger than others, but I was thrilled to have put four together. I just had to use the batik jelly roll pack I purchased from Calico Point and made a 1600 quilt..  This was the first time I added 2 1/2" squares to the end of each strip.  I am pleased with the look, but I do plan to add a 2 1/2" border in the lime green around the entire quilt and add a wide border around the lime green.  I also plan to add one wide red border to the red and green chevron quilt and a white border to the blue and white quilt.  I already made the blue and white quilt pattern, but I just couldn't get out of my head to use all blue color material for this quilt.  My vision was the ocean and the deeper blue colors represent the deeper water and then the rows begin to lighten with each row as you get to the top of the quilt.  This is my third quilt I made this year with Moda white fabric and I love each quilt.  I think I may be out of my white stage for now.  The last quilt I made is actually a table top size quilt.  I used one Blitzen charm pack a one inch finished white border and a six inch outer border of Blitzen yardage fabric.  The top measures 41" x 45 1/2" and only took me about one hour to make.  I was well pleased with the results.  So if you need a quick project charm packs can help you get the job done fast.  Now I just have to book some dates so I can get these quilts quilted.

Blessings to all.


  1. Wow, 4 quilt tops, good to spend some time sewing for ourselves, even if we dont get them quilted. Think I need to go on one of my own retreats!

  2. Hi Jude, Yes it was a productive retreat. My tops were all easy patterns which helped me to be productive in piecing them so quickly. I know the quilting I want to place on each top will really bring them to life. And yes you should go on one of your own retreats. You deserve to have some piecing time for yourself. Blessings.