Sunday, January 10, 2016

Allietare is a finished top! and I need a little girl!

Here's Allietare as a finished top.  This one was the most fun I've had with a "mystery quilt" designed by Bonnie Hunter!  Still probably 2,000 pieces but mostly half-square triangles (HST's) so I could have another chance to master them.  I still have a way to go but they're getting better!

And today I finished this baby quilt - I'm calling it "Lucky Petals".  I appliqued the petals onto the white squares and then I quilted this one using my walking foot and lots and lots of stitching.  The little flowers in the white areas remind me of 4-leaf clovers, thus the name.  Now, I simply need to find a little girl who might need a quilt!!

I surely enjoy this "hobby" "passion" of mine!  I know it gets expensive to keep buying fabric and then simply piling up the quilts when finished.  I try to find homes for them and I think this one will actually be going to the local Cancer Center.  It fills my heart knowing they might be used and loved for a long time.

Think I might have to get a job!  I wonder if anyone would be interested in hiring a 68 year old without a lot of skills - except, of course, for her "passion"?

On to scrappy tops now!  I'll work on emptying some tubs and that will make me feel "thrifty"!!!


  1. Your "little girl" quilt is adorable! I am sure you will find the perfect girl for the quilt. Maybe you will even find two or three little girls and need to make a couple more little girl quilts.

    1. Oh, come on now Judy - you have long been someone I've looked forward to hearing from - and now you have MORE for me to think about doing!! hahaha I actually put squares that have been sitting on my sewing table for a couple months into a top - the last of the Civil War fabric squares. AND I added 4 rows to my "leaders/enders" project of 2 1/2" tumblers (that's another of Bonnie Hunter's ideas). I know I won't live long enough to finish all I want so maybe I'll just send some of them to you?? Thanks for making my day!!