Monday, October 28, 2013


Final border added to Faithful this weekend. Not quilted, my plan is to make more blocks and HSTs for sashing. This block has bright colors, scraps from two BOMs last year.

Faithful in progress...
Faithful ~ Steps one and two
 Center block is Peace and Plenty. When I re-sized it to a 6 inch block it came out too small so I added an extra row of sashing.
Faithful ~ Step three
Great way to use up scraps and HSTs, or trade HSTs with other quilter as Lori of Humble Quilts did for her Big Top. Thank you Lori for another great SAL!
Here is a link to Lori's blog with pix of more blocks made.
Take a look at Lori's blog header, it's her Big Top made with 9 blocks, each sashed with additional HSTs for a finish. It's what I plan to do with my block.

Also worked on my Tree of Life project. Last two Pine Tree blocks finished. 
Center tree blocks are sewn together in a medallion. I am planning two 1/2 inch inner borders with a row of HSTs between them before I sew on the corners. Not exactly sure yet what size this will finish out at, close to 50 x 50 depending on the size of a red outer border, if I add one, may just bind it in the red.

Very frustrated with my longarm business right now and the reason I haven't posted the last two weeks. Mom is doing OK. She will be 98 this weekend! We had unexpected rain last night, a quick downpour, enough to make a mess of newly fallen leaves. Will have some clean up and sheltering plants today. Forecast is for night time temps down in the 30s this week. Fall has arrived here in Northern California! 
Enjoy your day!


  1. Your tree of life project is absolutely stunning! I cannot remember...original design or pattern? Faithful is so bright and cheery. Sorry the business is not going so well right now. Perhaps the holidays will bring a rush.

    1. Thank you Cheryl, neither, more of inspiration from two quilts in a book - Pine Tree Quilts by Lois Embree Arnold (2000).

      So as not to mislead anyone, my waiting list for quilts to be completed for the holidays is full :0) I am taking new customer orders after January. TIA

  2. What a great little quilt! It is so bright & happy and I love the extra sashing:)

    The tree quilt is pretty amazing! You are really liking the hst, aren't you?

    1. Yep, love them :0) Thanks for the SAL! Love your inspiration and energy

  3. Jo, I love your purple version of Faithful! It would make some little girl very happy, wouldn't it? My daughters both loved purple when they were little.

  4. Oh this came out beautifully. Mine is so scrappy I think it looks cool but kind of riotous :0)....tree of life is gonna be spectacular....I see you are an old hand at HST!

    Happy Sewing

  5. love the underlying color theme of purples and yellows in your 'faithful' block. good for you for tackling the bigger quilt project.
    i was just barely able to complete the one block but it was very fun.

    your tree of life quilt is going to be quite the heirloom. absolutely gorgeous~!!


  6. I love your bright version of Faithful! Also love the Pine Tree quilt.

  7. I love the both of them. You know I love those trees!


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