Archive for February, 2009

Star for Australia/Studio Bookshelves/Sunflower/Seasons

February 11, 2009

Star for Australia

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

I had a request today to get involved in a group Bush Fire Quilt Project that is making blocks for quilts for the survivors of the horrible fire in Australia. My son and I quickly made 2 blocks and will put them in the mail tomorrow.

more about the details of the quilt block can be found on this site by campfollowerbags.

Bush Fire Quilt Project

Miniature for me

My studio

I am slowly doing some organizing. On Sunday I started with the bookshelves and sorted them by color. I have the books to the left and then accessories in that color to the right. It is my way of having organized chaos!

orange shelf green shelf

yellow shelf red shelf

purple shelf blue shelf

Having the bookshelves coordinated by color is just fun. It makes it more enjoyable to be in the studio. I even have a pink shelf started. It’s below

the yellow one but ends up behind the table.


The sunflower quilt is slowly coming along. I finished a 4th 49 patch this morning. I haven’t sewn it in yet. Everything is a process you know!

I am setting the fabrics aside for the 5th 49 patch. I may have to start asking the ladies in my quilt group for donations…I want each 49 patch to

have a different white/cream tone on tone and a different yellow/golden tone. So far I haven’t had a duplicate.

I did purchase some sunflower fabric last week. I added it to the group Stash Sunday.



I have to use every bit of space I have. The sunflower quilt project hangs on the front of the door. This is what has been behind the door for years.

It is called “Seasons” I wanted to call it “Seasons in the Sun” but every time I say the title I think of the song.  I then get the song stuck in my brain………….

….we had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun….

This quilt has quite a story. It was a group project with my Tuesday quilt group. One year we could ask the other ladies to make us a block. I asked that they each choose whatever block they wanted but to make it 4″ . They could make from 2 up to 16 blocks. I gave them inspiration fabric.  My intention is to have these 16 sets around the perimeter of the quilt and then to have a garden of wildflowers in the center.  We’ll see!


What is this under the quilt?

February 10, 2009

What is this under the quilt?

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

I was trimming down the edges of this “Ragged Hearts quilt and having difficulty with getting the ruler to lay flat…here is the culprit, YODA, …my son walks around the house with toys in each hand having Star Wars galactic battles with full sound effects!

I took this quilt photo a couple weeks ago. I  now have it quilting and bound. The only thing left to do is the label. I intend on giving this quilt to my new great niece, Elysia Annora.  I was going to give it to my nephew for Valentines but now I hear there is a baptism coming up.

I worked on 5 various quilts today… I’m on vacation….

#1. I started another new quilt…tonight!  I was able to design one block. It is a version of the trip around the world block.

#2. I worked on a 4-patch that has a simple theme of the upper left corner blocks in all different reds. I had two rows complete and am working on the third row. It is starting out as a doll quilt size but may keep growing.

#3. In between sewing on these two projects I continue to sew the sets of 7 for another Triple Irish Chain.

#4.My main focus lately has been the scrappy bargello. I keep cutting 1 1/2 inch strips and pinning them together working on the lights and darks.

#5. A scrap buster quilt…..I saw a photo of it in Flickr. This one has 1 1/2 inch strips but in not subcut into 1 1/2 inch squares like the others.

I can work on all 5 of these quilts similtaneously because they are all made out of 1 1/2 inch squares.

I finished the doll heart quilt I have been working on this past month although I noticed two days ago I missed once small triangle area of quilting…it needs to quickly go under the machine and get a label and I will get a picture of it.

I could keep sewing forever but…. time for my son’s bed time story.

Good Night All!

(listened to the President’s speech tonight and also watched the news with much concern on the fires in Australia)

Christmas Thrifted Quilt

February 9, 2009

Christmas Thrifted Quilt

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

purchased for $1.69 from my favorite local thrift. I am not certain about the green but….I won’t change it this year…and maybe not even next.

I want to blog this so I can get it catalogued.

Under Pages see QUILT INVENTORY. I have 53 quilts logged so far.

Santa giving a reindeer an apple.imga0351

The craziest green ever.