Dana’s Cuppa Wooly Quilt

I’m finishing up a few Cuppa wool Sue Spargo wallhangings for members of the Block of the Month group I am part of.  If you are not familiar with Sue Spargo, check out her website.  A lot of time and work goes into making these wallhangings. There are layers of wool stitched down then embellished with fancy embroidery stitches with wool thread to create the whimsical look. Check out Sue’s website, she has some great close up photo’s where you can see more of the detail.

This is Dana’s Cuppa Wooly. She did a beautiful job stitching this.  It’s primarily Wool and a few cotton pieces mixed in. The batting is wool and the backing is cotton.



The back of the quilt.


Animal Print Star Quilt

Check out this cute quilt made with a variety of animal print fabrics and pieced stars.

The quilting is African Safari B2B, Burnt Orange thread & Hobbs 80/20 batting.  Amy even put some extra blocks in the back of the quilt!



GLHQ’s 2017 Retreat @ Lake Huron Retreat Center

I spent Monday thru Thursday at the Lake Huron Retreat Center https://umcamping.org/camps/lake-huron/ 

I have slowly been working on a mystery quilt called Peace, Love & Quilt (PLQ). This was a free online mystery by Sharon Blackmore of https://www.loveshackquilts.ca.

Since I spend a lot of time quilting for others, I often set my projects aside. Well, I took this along to finish up putting the blocks together. It’s been sitting around for too long. I have the blocks together but decided to add a white border to make it queen sized.  I purchased that fabric but still need to cut and sew it on.

This laid on the retreat floor for a couple days and no one noticed the block out of place. I’m so glad I posted this online where one of the PLQ members pointed this to before I added the borders. Look at the top row & you’ll see it. I need to take that block out & turn it.

Another project I worked on with Martha S. We decided to make the same quilt & she had the Marcia Derse fabrics and I had the bolt of black fabric. She cut the colored pieces and I cut all the black and we swapped. We both have our blocks done but not put together yet. Here are a few blocks of that project. I still need to press them and then can lay them out and move around the blocks until they look good.

Retreat is always a fun get away. I hate the packing but I love that I don’t have to cook and can get some piecing done. This is a church retreat center so there is no wine or adult beverages allowed ( the only downside). We had beautiful views of Lake Huron. We can open the windows and get the breeze off the lake or when it got hot we turned on the A/C.

Now that I’m home I’ll be back working on others quilts, Dana’s wooly and Jean P’s allover.



GLHQ’s Retreat

I’m heading to retreat tomorrow. I’ll be gone for 4 days of sewing with the Great Lakes Heritage Quilters.

I will have limited wifi but will try to check in when I can.  I hope to get a couple projects finished and plan on listening to a Fanny Flagg audio book while sewing.

When I return the next quilts up are Amy’s Edge to Edge on her animal print stars quilt and Dana’s Cuppa Wooly BOM quilt.

Have a great week and I’ll try to get a few photo’s to share while at retreat.

Music meets Baseball Quilt

Connie made this cool quilt. It’s a gift and she used novelty prints representing music on the front and baseball on the back. The quilting design is Fluid Meander with gold thread and Quilters Dream Select batting. The person that receives this quilt is going to really enjoy it!

Half Square Triangle Quilt

I just met with Maralee C to pick up her quilt. It’s a gift quilt, I think that will be really loved. The quilting design is called Geometric B2B (Ann Bright is the digital designer), the batting is Hobbs Polydown, which gives a nice loft.  The thread is gold. If you look closely at the second picture you can see the triangles create a star. I can see 3 different stars if I squint & use my ‘magic eyes’. The backing is Navy, my photo doesn’t do it justice. Nice quilt!!



Tim Holtz, Edyta Sitar and Tula Pink fabric quilts

This is Martha’s Tim Holtz quilt. The quilting design is Country Cousins, the batting is Hobbs 80/20, and blue/grey thread. The Tula Pink wide backing is a sateen and have a lovely sheen. Tim Holtz fabrics are really striking. I wish my camera phone took better photos.

This quilt is from a Jelly Roll of fabrics by Edyta Sitar. The quilting design is Dancing Vines (an Ann Bright design), batting is Hobbs 80/20, an the thread is a copper/bronze.  Pretty!  I also have this Jelly Roll. I can’t wait to make something with it.