Thursday, November 8, 2018

Project Update

Hello Everyone,
I took a blogging break for over a week.  During that time, I got a lot done.  Not only did I focus on quilting, I also did some things around the house that needed my attention.
First up is my cute pumpkin.

Cute pumpkins times four in a table topper.  I will probably add a border and fill the open space with a quilted wreath.  This will be another Sweet Sapling pattern.  A Sweet Sapling pattern is small and very doable.  I'm going to include the machine quilting design in this pattern.

I was asked to design a pattern which is more "Springlike" this is what I came up with. The little baskets finish at 6".

I need to put a flower or two in the baskets.  One step at a time.  The flange fabric is just perfect since it draws from the colors in the basket fabric.

I'm not a pastel type person.  Having said that, I absolutely love the Di Ford fabrics that I'm using.  This will also become a Sweet Sapling pattern.

I also finished the last blocks for the Scholarship quilt for my guild.  Next week I'll get the borders attached.

I hit the road today and I'll be gone for the next week teaching around California.  First stop is Friends Around the Block in Colusa.  I'll be teaching Country Sunshine.  I worked on my tutorial and decided this block would look great in Christmas fabrics.  When I make my "step-outs" for teaching, I make a lot of them to show every step of the block.  I have enough step-outs made to make four more blocks.  I see a table runner for winter in my future. 

I'm also teaching Grammy Squares at Friends Around the Block.

Next Monday and Tuesday, I'll be teaching at In Between Stitches in Livermore.  I get to see all of "my girls" for two whole days!

Last weekend I went on a quilt retreat!  This is the first time I've been to a retreat where I wasn't the hostess.  I got a lot done in those two days!  Here is a very small sampling of some of the gorgeous work in the room.

My friend Carol let me stay in her guest house during the retreat.  Boy, did I get spoiled!! This room was my own personal heaven.  I felt like a queen.

So, you can see it's been a busy time for me.  When I was cleaning out the garage and storing my "show" things away until February, I found 9 more Cute as a Button kits.  I posted them on my Etsy site.  You can find them by clicking HERE.  Keep in mind, I won't be able to ship anything until the end of next week.  The last batch of kits sold out in four days.

I will try to post about my travels over the week.....maybe.



  1. What beautiful results from your week off!!!
    You keep outdoing yourself, Lynn. So glad you got to retreat yourself - and beautiful work from the other retreators!!!!

  2. ...and have a great time in Colusa!!!

  3. You certainly were a busy bee. Glad you were able to enjoy retreat and safe travels over the next week!