Pinwheel Quilt Progress…more Orange Fabric

Just an update on the Connecting Threads Pinwheel quilt that my friend, April and I are making in a ‘quilt-along’.

I have column one sewn to two and column three sewn to four…tonight I’ll sew those together and work my way to the right. 🙂

I think I am finished with collecting orange fabric for THIS QUILT , from Cluck.Cluck.Sew.~ but one never knows for sure. These are the last ones I collected:


Wordless Wednesday

New Fabric and a Pinwheel Quilt-Along

More fabric to share!!!

I have a half yard each of the orange fabric ~ am building up a stash for THIS quilt by Cluck.Cluck.Sew…I love Allison’s quilts ~ I’ve made a few of them already.

The other two on the left side are one yard each of Lila Tueller’s Eden…a fabric line that I absolutely ADORE! Big sigh. I want a bolt of all of her fabric lines…Eden, Santorini, Isabella, Spirit, Woodland Bloom, and Soire’e. That woman’s fabric is to die for! So cheery…you just want to do a Teri Garr (Young Frankenstein) thing…Roll in ze hay! with her fabric.

Now…onto the quilt-along. My friend April and I each bought a pinwheel quilt kit from Connecting Threads a while back….and now we are going to quilt them together. Her in Michigan and me in Nevada. 🙂

I have all of my 2-7/8″ strips cut out…they will soon be 2-7/8″ squares. Both of us will be modifying our quilts as we both think 56×56 is way too small. I’m going to add one more row all the way around and then probably add more to the length of the quilt. I also swapped out their cream fabric for a white on white print.

Tuesday’s Ramblings ~ Quilts, Birds, Quilting, and Kitties

I switched my furlough day from today to last Friday…found out that the Nevada Museum of Art was not open on Monday & Tuesdays. So on Friday I went to see the Gee’s Bend Quilts with my mom. I wish we were allowed to take pictures…they were lovely. The best thing I liked about them…they were not perfect. They were useable works of art…no perfect points and no tiny stitches. I absolutely loved them.

Oh yeah…Raphael’s The Lady in the Veil was very pretty too! LOL!


Great Backyard Bird Count:

In my backyard I had the following birds:

Red-Breasted Sapsucker
California Quails
Mourning Doves
Ring-necked Turtle Doves (2)
Downy Woodpecker
Scrub Jays
American Robin
European Starlings
White-Crowned Sparrow
Black-Throated Sparrow
Rufus-Crowned Sparrow (?)
Rufus-side Towhee
Oregon Darkeyed Juncos
House Finches
House Sparrows
Northern Mockingbird
Lark Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow

And while taking a drive to Pyramid Lake we saw:

Prairie Falcons
White Pelicans
Horned Larks
and a bunch of Sparrows…they were flying too fast for me to see what types.


I finished the Hushabye Whirlygig/pinwheel quilt…and I just love how it turned out. Will make a great baby girl quilt…I’m thinking of putting it up for sale on etsy.


Just a few pictures of Lucy for “awwww…what a sweet kitty” effect. 🙂

Finished Pinwheel Quilt with 1930’s Reproduction Fabric

I’ve been working on lap quilts to donate (I had one place in mind, but a coworker threw in another children’s place so I have to make a decision soon).

The latest is a simple Pinwheel quilt using 1930’s reproduction fabric…I was never really fond of the 1930’s fabric before, but thought it would make a nice children’s quilt. Boy is it ever a cheerful fabric! I love it now. I’m going to have to make myself something out of the 1930’s repos! 🙂

My local quilt shop sells “candy sticks”…10″ squares…that I cut into quarters. The pinwheel blocks ended up being 8” when all put together.

Binding isn’t one of my strong points. I still can’t grasp the mitered corners. And I never know how to put the stupid things on…do I make a binding strip and sew it on? Do I add it to the quilt top and sew over? So I took down one of my Great Grandma’s quilts and gave it a good go over…she had sewed strips to the front of the quilt and then folded it over and hand-stitched to the back. That is what I did…and it turned out okay.