Gathering Threads



    A Quilt of Valour Donation

    Posted by on Aug 03 2014

    What do you do when you finish a UFO and it just doesn’t speak to you? That was the dilemma I was facing with this quilt, which I’d started with the intention of it being for Andrew. His room is done in a deep red, with a black and orange flame border à la Hot […]

    Paisley Park – Another UFO Finish

    Posted by on Jun 12 2014

    I made great promises in January that this year was to be the year of UFO finishes!  This was the year!!  I was determined.  So, I got two quilt tops made over the Christmas break and then everything seemed to grind to a halt.  Drat that school!  And work!  Oh, and I live with some […]

    A Quick Vintage-Style Quilt

    Posted by on Jan 22 2014

    So, my sewing goal for 2014 is to eliminate all of my UFOs. No.  Really.  Stop laughing.  I’m serious! I am hereby announcing that I intend to finish all of the UFOs currently lurking in my stash and in my sewing room before the end of 2014. I already finished up Shiny Brite. Now here’s […]

    Pink Summer PJs? Check!

    Posted by on May 27 2011

    Another UFO bites the dust! Yes, that makes 2.5 UFOs (my half goes to my swiss dot bishop, which I’ve made good progress on and should finish later this week) that I’ve completed in the last two weeks. Feels great, I tell yah! This is “Flower Power” from Designer Smocking for Tots to Teens again. […]

    Excuses Sewers Tell Themselves

    Posted by on May 17 2011

    Sometimes, I’m not entirely honest with myself.  I say things like: “I just have button holes to finish on this project.  It’s OK to start something new.” “I’m not in the mood for fiddly right now.  I want to make something quick and easy.” “I’m using stash fabrics.  That’s got to count for something…” Unfortunately, […]