Saturday, January 13, 2018

My Current Quilting Projects

Wow a post two days in a  row! Will wonders never cease!! I’ve wanted to get back in the swing of blogging, so here goes!

I decided to do short posts, so I’ll start with the projects laying about my sewing room.

Here is a small quilt/ table topper than is for friends who recently finished their new log home. Hence the log cabin blocks. 


I decided to do scrappy meandering flying geese for the borders, and you know me - no pattern! A bit of a challenge, but I’m pleased with the result! I’m starting with rectangles, so there are small hst left over. They have become my current leader/ender project.

I guess I’m on a log cabin binge! I’ve wanted to make a scrappy log cabin quilt, so for the past year or so, I’ve diligently cut my scraps into 1 1/2” strips. It became the stitching project for “Myrtle” - my 1911 Singer Treadle Machine. To date I’ve pieced 72 blocks and I’ve included more than 200 different fabrics! Sewing on Myrtle has truly become therapy for me!

Several years ago I purchased vintage quilt blocks from various places and have purposed to stitch them into small quilts. I had hoped to have these two blue ones quilted and displayed for my January decor, but alas, where does the time go!! All I lack on one is stitching down the binding and the other is ready to be basted and quilted.

One other project is just in the planning stage. I leave the fabric out on the table where I can “think about it” while I’m working on other projects! Surely someone else does that too!!

So I’ll leave you for now:

And many:


  1. I like you log cabin piece very much....especially since it is meant for a log home.

  2. You amaze me that you find the time for these beautiful quilts. Well done Diane

  3. Hello, lovely Doniene. How lovely to visit your place and see all those gorgeous quilts; they all make me smile. Your Myrtle is a beauty, isn't 'she'. The scrappy log cabin quilt is so pretty; so many pretty colours and patterns. I love the thought of stitching a special log cabin quilt for you friend's new log cabin. Your friend is going to love her quilt.

  4. What a warm, beautiful table topper. Your friends will be thrilled!
    Great progress on your log cabin--and making it on Myrtle includes some exercise in the process. :)
    I love what you have done with the vintage blocks. Sweet little finishes you will have there.
    That is a beautiful panel. The colors beside it are perfect! Did they come together, or did you randomly match them? Whatever you make is going to glow!

  5. Good to see what you're up to - I love the table topper - so apt for your Log Cabin friends! Is Mrytle leg powered or power powered? That's a good pile of blocks you've made on her. Lovely antique orphans too - so good to see them being used - love that 4 patch amongst the 9 patches! Beautiful planning project - I look forward to seeing what you do with it.xx

  6. So happy to see a post from you, and to see the gorgeous projects that you have been up to! Wow! I just love the log cabin theme, and your friends will be so delighted to have a quilt from you hanging on the new walls of their cabin! Myrtle is such a beauty, and a workhorse too! Happy stitching my friend, always a blessing to see what is happening in your world :)