Sister Sampler Quilt Along – Paper Piecing

April, May and June 2016 blocks for the Sister Sampler Quilt Along by Anne Marie Chany of Gen X Quilters.  These are paper pieced blocks using Art Gallery fabric designed by Katarina Roccella. It’s called Imprint. Background fabric is Kona by Robert Kaufman.                         …

Janome – the Replacement

While studying I apparently had time to shop for fabric and sewing machines. I’ve had my eye open for a good deal on a used Janome 1600 DBX and here she is.  A straight stitch only machine built for quilting.                 My intention was to put her on …

Sister Sampler Quilt Along – Curves

Anne Marie Chany of the Gen X Quilters blog recently released a book entitled Sister Sampler Quilts.  The book contains 3 projects with interchangeable blocks that are designed to be completed with the help of a sister or other partner.  Each partner makes the blocks in pairs, one of which will be swapped.  This results …

Crossroads – a Quilt Along for the March of Dimes

Each year the Fat Quarter Shop organizes a quilt along to benefit a worthy charity. This year they have introduced Crossroads to benefit the March of Dimes.  This was designed with the generous help of Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. and showcases her new Moda Fabrics collection called Strawberry Fields Revisited. A complete kit …

Project 48 – a Quilt Along for 2016

Finished school in December. Took a short break from everything. Now I have gone off the deep end and started not one but four (maybe five) quilt alongs for the new year. The first one is Project 48. Linden and Crystal (I think they are in Australia) and 24 of their quilting friends have designed …

Family Heirloom Wallhanging

The family heirloom wallhanging is complete.  It looks so small on the wall!  The final measurements are 15-1/2 x 15-1/2. The center block was hand pieced by my husband’s grandmother, Mary Lee Anna Mize Womack, who passed away in 1986 in Louisiana.  The HST’s were made from Kona Denim, Windsor and White.  The batting is Warm …

Generations

A few months ago my husband’s cousin contacted some family members and asked if they would be interested in some quilt blocks that had been hand pieced by their grandmother, Mary Lee Anna Mize Womack (1897-1986), affectionately known as Mama Womack.  She had just enough of them to go around to all the first generation …

Swooning…Not So Much

Here is my first attempt at making a Swoon block designed by Camille Roskelley.  The fabric is Hometown by Sweetwater for Moda.  I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew for right now. My points look pretty good – for the most part.  A few need to be redone.  It’s the seam bulk …