Hello Again

Wow it has been a long time since I have blogged with you. I am making this one of my goals to be more proactive in letting you know what is happening. To fast forward, I thought I would do what many of you did during the pandemic and attempt to use up my stash of fabric. Well, I had a good start in March and through the spring. Then I got this hair-brained idea to purchase a different home. One that was better suited for my quilting needs and allowed me to invite my mom to live with me to be closer to family. Technically, I was not looking very hard. It just happened and I took that as a sign that it was meant to be.

By October I was moving and Mom joined me in January. I spent the fall and most of the winter making some improvements on the home. One of the improvements was to remodel a portion of the basement into a sewing studio. As of today it is almost ready for a tour. I have a few more things I want to organize and then I will share. The long arm did not appreciate 3 moves in about 6 months. I am currently waiting for a part that will hopefully get me up and running again.

In the meantime, I have been making lots of scrap quilts. Some more structured that others. The move and remodel forced me to carefully reorganize my stash. I learned I have a lot of green and blue fabric and that I don’t have many pieces large enough to use as full backings. So you will begin to see lots of green and blue quilts coming up and I have started to add pieced blocks to my backings.

The quilt in the photo was a New Year’s Stash Buster challenge. I tried to use up some really ugly greens and, of course, I think it turned out just fine. I got tired of making those blocks so I positioned them on point, which made the quilt a good twin size. We have enjoyed it a few times already.

Stay tuned for some future fun adventures to either follow along my journey or come sew with me. Announcements coming soon.