Saturday, November 28, 2020

Productivity during the Plague!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I did. 
I got to be the guest for the first time in many years.
                                              Bringing Home the Tree by Buttermilk Basin.
A hostess gift and early Christmas present for my DIL.
She hosted Thanksgiving dinner for the first time and it was delicious.
We even had Jalapeno stuffing, which was the best!
She always appreciates the quilts I give her
and loves to display them in their home.
Makes me smile.

Lori of Humble Quilts posted info on how to donate to the Oregon fire victims.
Wanda Joy quilted up a bunch of charity quilts donated by Monica J.
 and then my quilting teacher and good friend, Betty O., bound them for me. 
I will mail them Monday after 2 more get their bindings sewn down. 
If you would like to learn how to contribute,
here is Lori's post.

Since I spend so much time in my sewing room these days,
I am finishing up most of my UFOs.
Harvest Moon by Heart to Hand is quilted! 
My first all wool quilting job.

Botanical Sketchbook by Dawn Heese of Linen Closet Designs.
This is wool on homespun and was my first attempt at free motion quilting.
Of course, they both need their binding, which is my least favorite part of the process!
So I guess I cannot officially call them a finish,

What is next?
Fancy Forest by Elizabeth Hartmann
for my new grandson.
Yes, one thistle is missing. 
Today's goal is to get this guy finished up.
I have this darling fabric for the backing.
I can hardly wait to try ruler work on this one.

Then there are several more modern quilts in my queue.
Oh, how my tastes have changed!
I even purchased some Tula Pink fabrics and a special ruler for a quilt with curves.
I don't do curves or notions, so this is something new for me! 
I know Jan is smiling right now.

Finished up Sue Spargo's Squash Squad this week. 
Waiting to see what she designs for the borders.

As my friend Betty says, "Thank goodness for my sewing! Without it, I think I would go crazy."
All I know is the pandemic, which I have gone to calling the plague, has made me productive. 

Stay safe, and sew on!


  1. Wow so many wonderful projects. I too was a guest for Thanksgiving. It was very enjoyable. Hugs

  2. Ah, so wonderful you are donating your quilts to fire victims. They will be treasured!
    So fun to see all you are getting done!!

  3. What beautiful quilts, all styles and colors. Your Sue S. squash project is gorgeous. Love Fancy Forest and the backing is made for it. I've been thinking about one of Elizabeth H's pattern for a grandson too. He just can't make up his mind.

  4. Wow--you are being VERY productive. So much to love here!
    I really like each of your projects, but have to say that Forest Friends is my favorite. That backing fabric is crazy perfect!
    How fun to be a Thanksgiving guest for a change. I did host this year, but it was only 5 of us, instead of the 20+ it might have been. That was kind of fun, too. :)


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