It’s finally completed

The disappearing 4 patch was completed earlier this week.  Just in time for my trunk show at the Vancouver Quilt Guild.

Here’s a picture of it: all quilted and bound!

G'ma 5

I also finished 2 other quilts made with Grandma’s fabrics:  A 4 patch on point made with 3 ½” squares and a Shoo-fly (made with  3 ½” strips and sashing).

And the “Green Elephant” quilt was finally bound and it’s on it’s way to a sweet baby girl.

for Bernard & Bernice's daughter

That’s all the quilting I’ll be doing for awhile as my machine is starting to skip stitches and needs to visit the doctor. (And yes, I changed the needle, re-threaded, cleaned the machine … and it’s still skipping).    However, I will be able to work on piecing for short periods of time.

Happy Quilting Everyone!


still quilting

I’m still quilting the green elephant baby quilt … I somehow doubt if it will be done before I leave for a week’s retreat at a friend’s on Lummi Island.  I still need to pack.


Packing for a retreat.  It’s always a struggle and I usually end up taking much, too much stuff to work on.   We won’t have a lot of space, so I won’t be taking my big machine that I quilt on.  However, I will be taking my new featherweight and my featherweight table.  I still need to decide which projects I will be working on.  Although, I do have a few ideas …

  • Grandma’s fabrics (4 lap-sized quilts in total)  That should be enough, right?  I’ll tell you about Grandma’s fabrics in a later post.
  • Smith Mountain Morning (a quilt I started last fall in a class with Bonnie Hunter)
  • a retreat bag … or at least the supplies for it.   You can find the pattern and order the supplies for it here:

That should be enough.  We don’t sew 24/7, but we should get a lot of quilting done.

What do you pack for retreats?  I’d like to know what your essentials are!

Happy Quilting everyone!


Super Fun Baby Quilts

This spring, I visited a cousin and she had made a very cute baby quilt for her soon-to-be-born granddaughter.  I couldn’t remember exactly what it looked like and I didn’t take a picture. 😔.  So I designed something similar.  This was the second one I made and the third is in the “almost finished quilting” stage.  It was easy to quilt with organic lines that outlined the elephants.
Pink Elephant - Bryar (Tina's)