Happy New Year … a little late
Hello all. I took a break from the shop and quilting in general in January because my husband and I started remodeling our kitchen.
Right now we’re refinishing the cabinets which is a long, messy job, but the new stain is giving the almost 60-year-old built in cabinets new life. As we near the end of this phase of the project, it’s time to get back to quilting and blogging.
I plan to update the blog much more frequently this year. I’ve got a lot of fun projects planned, including one that will help the community. You’ll hear more about that in a few days.
In the meantime I wanted to share photos of the quilts I made for Christmas. The brown one you’ve seen before in various stages of completion. It was for my parents. And although it contains hundreds of triangles, I didn’t cut a single one for this project. Someday I’ll have to make a tutorial on how to make hourglass units and flying geese from squares.
The second one is and Illini quilt for my brother- and sister-in-law. My husband found this pattern at Sew Sassy in Urbana, Ill., while I was stocking up on Illini fabric, which can be kind of hard to find when you live on the border of Iowa. I liked it because although it is definitely an Illini quilt, it doesn’t contain one scrap of licensed Illini fabric.
I’ve got one more belated Christmas present still in the works, but I need to get my dinning room table back before I can finish quilting it. Right now it’s filled with all the dishes and cookware that normally would be in the cabinets but have been removed for the refinishing process.