A workroom update

Since I put the first draft of the novel aside to simmer for awhile, I’ve been spending my time catching up on a few quilt projects.

I jumped on The Splendid Sampler quilt-along. The patterns for two 6-inch blocks are posted each week. At the end of the year, I will have 100 of the little buggers and one tremendously splendid quilt top!

I’m using mostly Kaffe Fasset scraps. Aren’t they beautiful? 🙂

6 inch

It’s a fabulous learning experience. Each block is different, and each one seems to challenge me in a different way. The designer of today’s block says: “Try new techniques and crafts without judgement.” Excellent advice! Too often we stop ourselves from trying something new because we make a negative judgement about it…or about ourselves…without thinking it through. So what we’ve never done it before? So what it looks difficult? Why not try anyway? What’s the worst that could happen…it’s only thread and cloth, after.

I’ve also made up this little quilt for a soon-to-be-born baby girl. My god-daughter is having a baby!  It’s all washed and crinkly and ready to snuggle the wee bairn. Lea – if you’re reading this, I just realized I don’t have your mailing address! Aaak! Send ASAP, lol!


30×40″…perfect for the car seat or stroller.


I think I like the back better than the front!


And then there’s this mess that I’ve been trying to force through my little machine.  I started doing wavy lines and then changed my mind. I want straight lines instead. Good thing I have a skookum seam ripper!quilt 1So that’s it for me. What’s up in your work room?


  1. Love to see that life has allwoed ya some sewing time. Such a sweet baby quilt and well, it looks like you are having fun with the sampler. Glad life is treating you well. 🙂

  2. Nita, Some advice I got that makes it easier- Only have about 10-12″ of the quilt unfolded at a time. Fold-don’t roll the quilt from both sides(while it is not in the machine. Then always start at the top for quilting and work down. accordian fold the body of the quilt so that it rests on your lap or in front of you and you can unfold it as you move down the quilt. Hope this helps

  3. You are doing some great blocks for your sampler. I can’t imagine getting that large a quilt through that small a throat! Good luck making that all work out. =)

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