Odds & Ends

I've been really busy since last week.  I have quilted three and bound two quilts for others.  

Here are a few sneak peeks of Carol's king-size quilt, quilted with Basic Swirl. This quilt is really cool because it is reversible!

Also, I didn't know quilts could do this!  😆

I quilted and bound two quilts for Charlene.  Both are quilted with Frost.  I've quilted Frost onto four quilts in the past month.  Here are a few in-progress shots.

I made my Morewood Mystery units for this month.

I made a ton of HST for the Bonnie Hunter mystery.  

I cut this week's clue for Bonnie Hunter, but haven't gotten a chance to sew it yet.

I was able to use scraps from last week to cut out this week's parts!  They are a bit larger than required, but I figured that way I can trim after sewing to have really accurate units.
You may notice my pictures are all kinda dark and gloomy.  Most of them do not match the actual fabric colors. Carol's is the only one that's correct, and I think that day was the last time we had sun.  Winter is not my favorite.

Pears were on sale this week, so I'm planning to can another seven pounds today.  Canned pears, home canned or commercially canned, are one of my absolute favorite foods ever.  I could eat a can a day or more without thinking twice.  Then I can hopefully get those Bonnie Hunter units made up before the next clue hits and before the next quilt tops arrive.  Plus I need to finish off the selvedge rug this week.  I never run out of things to do.  Take care.


  1. oh my goodness you have been so busy! Such fun projects and fabrics you've got going on! And I can't wait till you can show us those two Christmas quilts your quilting up for a client! Watching instagram!

  2. You have been busy! The quilts and your quilting are beautiful! Very industrious with the HSTs.


  3. I don't know how you get so much piecing done, with all of the quilting that you do! I am so smitten with snowflake quilting designs right now. Basic Swirl looks fabulous on Carol's quilt, too. Did her pieced backing require centering, and if so, how did you manage that?

  4. Beautiful quilting and I love the colors you've chosen for your Grassy Creek Mystery!!

  5. Oh my you have been busy and more productive than I. It's the laid back sewing that I always look forward to after too many deadlines. Hopefully my hand guided spirals will look as lovely as yours one day, I'm trying. We had sun for the first time today since I don't know when. Just remember, it's almost Spring. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down. Wishing you and your family a healthy Merry Christmas.