March OMG

March!  Hard to believe it's a year since the world kinda stopped.  Other than two trips to Riley last July, I have not been further than 20 miles from my house in the last year.  I go weeks at a time without even leaving my neighborhood (my husband does most of the grocery shopping).

My goal for March is to finish the remaining individual units for the borders for my For the Love of Geese quilt.  If I get really ambitious, I'll maybe have time to sew them together.  But for now, I will settle for just getting the units made.  There are 40 individual units to be made and I currently have 12 done.

I have been really busy quilting lately.  Here is my next project--an antique quilt that will be receiving hand-guided, light custom quilting. The owners estimate it to be 50 years old.  I think the fabric looks a bit older than that, but I don't really know. It's entirely hand-pieced.

Here are sneak peeks of a few recently quilted projects. This first one is my Morewood Mystery quilt, quilted with Overlapping Crop Circles.  This is next up in the binding category.

These next two are Sonja's quilts.  The Irish Chain is quilted with Marmalade and the Flying Geese, Good Vibrations.

This is Odie's Morewood Mystery, quilted with Eddy.

I have lots more to share soon.  Lots.  Watch Instagram for more photos. It might take me forever to get them posted, but they'll make it there eventually.

I finished binding my National Parks wall hanging.  I generally work on binding in the evenings and I've been too worn out by that point in the day most evenings lately, so it took me about a month to bind. This is my fourth finish of the year.  I've only finished small things, but at least I've finished something.


This is a panel from Riley Blake and I was really happy that it was not distorted. (I've purchased panels in the past that were really crooked/off grain.)  I chose Malachite for the quilting and I love how it gives the impression of a topographical map.

Something else I accomplished this week that I am proud of, but should have happened much, much sooner, is that I shipped 11 quilts I made over the past two years to Quilts for Kids. I wish I would have taken a picture of the stack of them before I shipped, but I forgot.

Oh, I can finally share a project I worked on last fall.  This quilt is made from the Charming Pirouette pattern from Yellow Umbrella Quilts.  I made my version using pinks and greens from my stash.  I added in a white fabric printed with little bows for my background and a Christopher Thompson Blossom print for the backing.

There are signs of spring all around us.  I can't wait.  Spring is my favorite.  The skies were so blue yesterday.  I took this picture while out on a walk.
Finally, I leave you with an image of my sewing room that I call "detritus."
If you need me, I'll be quilting.  If you can arrange for more hours in a day, send some my way.  :)


  1. So many fun, fun quilts!!! I love the bright colors of you Flying Geese quilt!!! Your Morewood mystery is so good! And I love that state parks panel!!! Perfect quilting! Where did you get it? I want one!

  2. Your projects are wonderful. I'd love some more hours too. Sewing rooms are supposed to be messy. LOL

  3. Wow, you've gotten an amazing amount done and they're such pretty quilts! Bet it feels good to get all of those mailed off! How do you mail them? I just mailed one off with FedEx and was pretty happy with that, especially since there is a store just a mile away. (I've done USPS as well but it's a little farther and doesn't have larger boxes for sale.) And do you insure them?

  4. Oh my goodness -- Each quilt is more exciting than the last! I can't wait to see how your vintage quilt comes out. Love both Meadowland quilts, and especially love your quilting choices of Marmalade for Sonja's Irish Chain and Malachite for your map panel quilt. You should link this post with TGIFF Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday today -- I'm hosting this week, and you have so many gorgeous finishes in this post that EVERYONE should get to enjoy!

  5. You have been so busy and successful, I love them all. Your customers will also love the finish. Hints of spring here too, we had heavy rain and thunderstorms in the middle of the night. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down. Sorry for the delay.