One last version….

rainbowWell two last versions – with each set of four colored different. In the second one – the secondary design where four blocks meet is changed to all black.

dd I like them both.


The last images are some other simple designs I had saved which I may use for a couple of charity quilts.


I’ve got a stack of HSTs to trim up for my charity challenge quilt so I can move on to the next sewing step tomorrow and I also FINALLY finished my Loopy Ewe 2nd Quarter Challenge project – the stranded scarf.  I only had about 5 rows left and then sewing the hem of the picot edge on the bottom to the back of the scarf but it got buried in a basket.  So now it’s moved to the blocking pile and I just might do some of that tomorrow.  If I block a couple of items every day I may actually make it to the bottom of my “to be blocked” knitting basket.

I also need to go dig through the yarn stash.  I had been trying to figure out what to get or make my parents for their birthdays.  Both in June, along with Father’s Day gift falling in there too.  AHA!!! brilliant idea!! Since they are now moving back to the Midwest they will need warm woolly things!!!!  Scarfs and hats, shawls – all those things I couldn’t make for them when they were living in Arizona. Perfect!







More eye candy

a-wovenHere’s a couple more images using the block previously posted in the quilt that I’m searching for a name for here    I didn’t want to post them all originally in color since when searching for a name, many people will base it on the color of the quilt.  I do that sometimes too but wanted to see what names would be suggested when mostly posted gray-scale.  Heck who knows what color this quilt will end up or which layout it will be.   I particularly love this layout where the black makes the woven design pop a bit more.  Must be my new weaving obsession carrying over into the quilts.  Plus the original layout in blue and yellow – is there anything more fresh and summery looking than a blue and yellow quilt?


Now to get back to work on the charity challenge quilt.  Pieces to press before going on to the next stitching step.

I timed my quick trip to the grocery store well.  It was sunny, warm and really windy.  About 10 minutes after I got home, it was dark and really windy, followed by downpour.  The wind has let up and it’s a nice rain going on out there at the moment.


My last Pinterest comment….

I came across this comment from someone on Pinterest  …….

Had very
ugly woman demand I remove her art from my pin. Why does anyone think they can
control their stuff on the web? If you don’t want it loved, don’t post

Now you might think an angry rant is coming on but no….. I’ve changed my mind about Pinterest thanks to the woman who left this comment about me.   Yes – she (let’s call her Julie) left this comment in response to my asking her to take down my old blog header image from her Pins.

Well, I’ve never claimed to be a raving beauty but “ugly woman”?    I’m pretty sure my message, which was basically the same for those I left comments for asking them to remove my images from their pins, was something to the effect that “on two different places on the front page of my blog it says no pinning –  please abide by this simple request and remove.”   Now, that’s probably not verbatim but it’s the general message I had been leaving – simple statement of fact.  There were several who took down the images I asked without calling me names – very much appreciated.  Apparently Julie felt affronted by my request.

Let’s see — should she have felt affronted when there are things like  (1) copyright laws  which are not moot just because something is posted to the web  (2) Pinterest’s own copyright rules —  the fact that if Julie were to read the rules of Pinterest she would see it violates their rules not to pay attention to the requests of sites  where she is pinning/stealing images from; (3) the fact that yes in two prominent places I did have that my quilt images were not to be pinned and I assume if someone is able to surf the web and pin, they are able to read.   And because she chose to ignore all those things and I asked her to remove the image – I’m an ugly person.  ROFLOL    I could have simply filled out the little Pinterest form to force the removal but if Pinterest gets enough complaints about a person through their forms,  they will shut down their boards – that was not my goal so I didn’t do that.

So because Julie has given me my laugh for the day (people who feel THEY have been oh so wronged  when their behavior was out of line are always amusing), I’ve decided to stop caring about Pinterest entirely.   I’ll never understand it, but I’m not going to worry about that.   I’ve just now removed the “please don’t Pin” my images messages from the main page of my blog.  Have at it – pin to your heart’s content — I don’t care anymore.  Just do not ever mention Pinterest to me or leave a comment about Pinterest in any way shape or form.

So you have Julie to thank — her rude comment and outrage when she was totally in the wrong hit me on a day where I found it comical.  I’ll just be a bit more careful about not posting images of quilts that I have an inkling I may want to publish or sell so perhaps a bit less eye candy but hey – anything to make Julie happy.   🙂


And now -off to go download the update to EQ7.  When it first came out on my dialup it was going to take several hours – yep hours – to download.  It should take about 5 or 10 minutes now.  Yes — I am definitely enjoying the new internet service!  And then to figure out what I’m going to sew on this afternoon.



Stashbusting and Name that quilt…..

Stashbusting for this week — nonexistent.  But look out next week!!  or so I hope — I’m on vacation all week and hope to get lots of quilting accomplished now that I’ve gotten some cleaning out of the way.  Wouldn’t want to spend toooo much time cleaning while on vacation!  But check out the other stash reports at Judy’s (  I’m sure there are others who have actually accomplished some quilting and stashbusting this week.


Anyone up for a little Memorial Day quilting?? or at least a free pattern that  will be available only that weekend for download.

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This project needs a name.  It’s shown sort of in gray scale images below (which I think would make a wintery looking quilt) so that you have to use your imagination to figure out how it would look in the colors you like. The green version reminds me of all those shades of green around me that are early spring.

Yes, it’s HST intensive but so many fun quilts are.   It could be done scrappy like substituting all red fabrics for the darkest gray, all blue fabrics for the sort of taupy gray for a more patriotic look – maybe your 4th of July picnic quilt or for one of the groups collecting quilts for soldiers.  Bright orange yellow and red batiks — it would look more like giant sunballs.

Whatever your color/fabric choices, it’s all easy stitching.  The directions will be “quicky” directions — cutting and sewing instructions for one block only. I’m on vacation — I don’t want to write long detailed instructions for the whole quilt but you can successfully make it from the one block directions.  I will also give you the EQ7 yardage estimates for the whole quilt but depending on your method of making HSTs,  you may need to adjust your yardage.

This first quilt image is made up of 48 blocks.  You will be able to adjust the size of your quilt depending on how large you make your HSTs, by adding borders, or by adding more blocks.  It’s all easily adjustable to suit your needs.  The base size that I’ll be giving you for the design shown is 54″ x 72″ as shown with no borders – a large lap size.

So leave a comment on this blog post with  ONE and only one name suggestion to be eligible to win one of the Stitchin with Justquiltin mouse pads which match the design for the button in the sidebar for those projects.  I’ll pick a winner later in the week.

Now — look at all the different ways you can lay out these same blocks from the first image to get different layouts looks.  Some look southwest in style and would look even more so stitched in desert colors.


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