If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine

Hope you had a good day.
I did, I got 
FaceTime with the "little dudes" this afternoon. So nice to spend time with them.

I put another quilt in my hoop today. 

It is a quilt I started probably 15 years ago. It is another scrap quilt with scraps from my clothing sewing days.
A lot of memories in this one.

 A majority of it quilted already.

The pattern is Rocky Road and I did foundation piecing, using my favorite color BLUE

I'm using blue quilting thread and at the time I started this it wasn't popular to use Pearl Cotton thread to quilt with as it is now. I do wish I had cause I believe it would be easier than what I'm doing now. 

I wanted a larger stitch than I usually do and again that has been something I think I wouldn't do again. It looks fine but to change what I normally do is a challenge. It's like learning all over again. I have to pay attention, if not I fall back into what I'm comfortable doing.

I don't normally spend time piecing a back together but I had extra blocks so I did on this one.

And I have to say I was lucky when I sandwiched it together cause the quilting matches fairly well on the back too.

So this is it and I do not plan it taking me another 15 years to finish.
I wish tho I would of kept track of how many hours I have in it quilting. Something I plan on doing from now on. 

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts
Esther's Quilt Blog


  1. I love the look of that quilt.........goodluck finishing it.............

  2. This is gorgeous... love your quilting design!
    I know exactly what you mean about the default stitch... you have to really concentrate to change it!

  3. Enjoy the rest of the quilting, it looks beautiful!! xx

  4. Thank you all, I so love Blue and I made this THE YEAR OF BLUE QUILTS

  5. You really are pretty far along in the quilting already so before you know it this will be another finish! I love the blue thread it's turning out really nice and the back is fantastic!

  6. Beautiful quilting! You don't have so much left to do. Hopefully it will go smoothly and quickly.

  7. Oh my, what a beautiful quilt. Love those blue colors !!

    BTW ... you ask on my blog if the pattern I'm working on, is by Moda U. It is indeed.


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