Judy L's UFO Challenge

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

June OMG

Here it is! I am going to get this quilted this month.

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts.


Sunday, June 03, 2018

Sewing, sewing and more sewing

I sewed Friday night with the church ladies. We broke around 8:30 because we were going to sew the next day too! We left all our stuff overnight. We resumed at 9 a.m. the next morning. The planned departure was around 6 p.m. I thought I left early but it was around 5:45 when I left.

My goals were to assemble the Savannah top, make my Saturday Sampler block and disassemble Lynn’s quilt for repair.


Assembled the Savannah top. Bonus: I also assembled the back and made a scrappy Susie’s magic binding for it.

I got my Saturday Samler block fused. Later in the evening I completed the blanket stitch.

I disassembled Lynn’s quilt. I thought it was clean but it was a dirty mess. After takng it apart I washed the front and back. The first tub was a muddy mess so I stopped the wash, drained it and washed it again. I draped them in the garage and by morning they were dry. I just finished picking the outter two borders off that were shattered. I was regretting taking it all apart but I think I can make it work.

I’ll use the backng for repairs and stash too. It will get a new backing and I plan to make the binding also from the back.

Accomplishments met and then some!

Remember my little basket of kitties? Athena was a feral kitten born behind my favorite LQS. We guestimate she was born April 1st. She came to my house May 11th. I’ve been concened that she would not settle down and want to be cuddled. Look at her this a.m. I must be doing something right.

I’ll just have to be patient with her.

What sewing goodness is happening at your place?


Friday, June 01, 2018


Two more seams and it’s a top. I am planning the binding now. Thinking scrappy gingham with a white flange.

The green around the elephant will be the backing.

What’s under your needle?


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Blogger Comments

Blogger announced they are tweaking their email system for comments. They expect to have it resolved soon. Here is the article.

Have you ever left a comment and not heard from me until months later? First I am sorry. Second I found a setting to send me an email (insert hsterical laughter here) if a comment is moderated.

Sit tight. Email me directly at swooze62 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Here are some cute kitties to calm you.

Aries, Athena and Artemis.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018


I bought a panel called Savannah. I happened to have scraps of gingham that inspired me to combine the two together. I was at my LQS some tume ago and she had a big beautiful bundle of gingham FQs. I tried to walk away but by the time I got home I texted her and asked her to hang onto them for me.

Here is what I have so far. I went and bought a yard of a bella solid that matched the panel.

I think I’ve decided to surround the small animal block with the off white then sew another round of the matching gingham.

Use your imagination! Now that I’ve made the decision I need to get back to quilting and save the piecing for when I am out sewing with friends.

It was my birthday a few weeks ago. I treated myself to the Handiquilter echo feet set. I changed out my Avante 1/4” foot for the 3/8” foot and took a little test run. I like it. Will be quilting for the rest of the week.

Are you piecing or quilting?


Sunday, May 27, 2018

OMG Progress

Made it to the top stage. Will be loaded on the longarm tomorrow.

I’m mentally working out the quilting pattern.

Will you meet your OMG goal?


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Border Creek Station Mystery #16

The mystery was solved with the final clue being handed out last Saturday. It was all border work that involved joining the pinwheels and cutting 4.5” slab borders.

I’m on the lookout for a wide back that is black with words on it. I may just bite the bullet and piece the back.

It finishes at 60x72”.

What mysteries are you solving?