Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Need Help! With a Pile of.......

 A few years back The Quilt Show had a HST Swap.

I attempted a wall hanging that I did not care for. 
As you can see the rip out threads are everywhere.
And now I am drawing a blank as what to do with them.
(they measure 2 1/2 inch sq.)

Any thoughts you have would help me to get started!

Do you have a favorite design for laying them out?
Would you use them in a quilt or something else?

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Linked at:

Till We Quilt Again,
(maybe if I ever get past these HST'S)

Something to think about:
Why is abbreviation such a long word? 

Monday, April 21, 2014


You will not find a quilt today,
however you may find a few quilting designs!
Over the weekend I took a break from quilting. 
I relaxed on the deck, taking in all the
wonderful spring sounds! 
 And doodled on these sneakers!
 Up Close!

Hope You Had A Wonderful Easter!
   stitch by stitch
linked with Marelize
Till We Quilt Again,

Something To Think About:
If the #2 pencil is so popular, why is it still #2?  

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friends On Fridays-Valencia

This one of two quilts that Valencia made in the same color way!
This is the front of #1

Back of Quilt #1

Quilt #2 Front

Quilt #2 Back
Valencia is new to quilting .
I think this is her third quilt!
The photos do not capture the crisp colors.
I am a fan of aqua, black and white!
                                       Quilt # 1                                 Quilt #2
                             Size-94 x 94                                    101 x 93
                         Batting-Hobbs 80/20                        Hobbs 80/20
                        Quilting- Allover meander                 Allover meander
Till We Quilt Again,

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Girl Bonding!

A group of us meet at our library. 
Together we either quilt, sew, knit, craft or chat.
On this day we were sanding, painting and waxing
our future portable sewing box. 
We covered boards with batting, fabric and gross grain or ribbon.
Then inserted them into two of the squares of the box to stick
 sewing and embroidery needles.
Several of these girls are very talented embroiderers.
And they embellished their boxes with their creations.

 As for me, several years ago, my friend Pam gave me a piece of
fabric that had goldfish on it and each fish was named.
Yep--My name is Helen!

 Here's Goldie!
 And Bjorn--a Swedish Fish!
 I used the Helen fish on the front of the box,
 added some Swarovski crystal bling and deep water colored buttons.

Bjorn will hold small scissors.

Cut and added magnet pieces to hold pins.  
And Goldie will keep an eye on the seam ripper.

 Here is my finished box.
This was a fun project made with a great group of Friends!

 Last night I was the  Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild meeting.
This is Michele's "Queen Bee" block. You can see her collection of blocks on
 JSMQG link above.

Till We Quilt Again,

 Something To Think About:
 Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard? 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Whats On The Frame!-WIP

 Jan's son will be graduating!
 from Julliard

 with his Masters in music.

His first love might just be the Trumpet!


I look forward to putting this on the frame this week!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
linked at

Till We Quilt Again,

Something to think about-Just Saying!
Why do scientists call it research when they are looking for something new?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Diving Right In!

 So I have taken the plunge into the Michael Miller
fabric challenge. Posted here.
 Will keep you posted on the progress!
stitch by stitch
 Linked with Marelize
Till We Quilt Again,

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friend's On Friday-Vicki

 This photo is on my Long Arm web site 


Size: 63 x76
Pattern: Jelly Roll
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Quilting: All freehand on a NoltingPro24

On Fridays, I post quilts that I have had the privilege of quilting.
These are present and past quilts.
Something to think about:
What is the purpose of that little ball on top of the flagpole?

Till We Quilt Again,