Monday, May 28, 2012

Still a Mystery ;)

I have done some sewing and such ... here is a peek ... next picture will hopefully be the finished top ...

:) Pat

Monday, May 21, 2012

A New Start

I am working on a new quilt with these fabrics from my stash.  The pattern I am using is the most recent Mystery Quilt pattern from my friend Jess Smith at the Q&N.  It is called "Unexpected Twist" so expect a surprise of some kind.  It is a very easy pattern so far and I am sure many quilters could complete this in a weekend, but as always it is slow going for me. So far I have completed only the first steps and have not peeked at the last installment, but my interest is definitely"peaked" ;)

Hope to have a finished top picture for you  sometime soon ...

:-) Pat

Monday, May 7, 2012

Misty Irish Morning - A Finish!

One UFO down ... "too many to want to count" to go ... ;)

Almost three years in the making.  This was Jess Smith of the Quilt & Needle's Summer Mystery 2009 pattern ... and one of my very favorites.  You may purchase this pattern here ...

Misty Irish Morning

It is made from Jess's kit with no personal changes from the original pattern or fabrics. 

As many of you may know I like to tinker with fabrics and patterns, but not this time.  I started piecing this quilt during the Mystery Weekend and it took me a few extra days to complete the beautiful  Irish Chain border.  

Then it had to wait in the stack of finished tops for me to machine quilt at my favorite LQS over a year ago.  Here is a close up of the quilting on the backing fabric.

I finally finished the hand sewing on the binding last Sunday.
I am giving my son, Matt, this quilt on Mother's Day

Friday, May 4, 2012

One Stitch ...

... and One Prayer ... at a time
:-) Pat