Monthly Archives: July 2017

I’m Back….

I have written many blog posts in my head that never made it to the computer.   I can’t believe I haven’t  posted since April.  In any event, I have been busy working on several projects quilting and otherwise.  UFO work continues and I am pleased that I can scratch another one off the list.   I finished it this morning but when I hung it to photograph, I noticed an “OOPS”.  Well that won’t do.  so I ripped it apart, and laid it aside as I was to meet a friend in town today to check out our new quilt shop in Lebanon MO.  We got side tracked and wound up in Lake Ozark, MO hunting quilt shops for Row by Row.  It was fun and a nice adventure.

Back to my UFO.  This is a Drunkards Path quilt I started in the late 70’s and was my traveling quilt and it is mostly hand pieced.   Each 31/2 ” square is hand pieced because of the arc.  I was always horrible at setting in sleeves and would only get frustrated if I tried to machine piece all those curves.   I would put pieces in a plastic baggy whenever I had somewhere I was going and hand piece.  That was before you couldn’t take scissors on the plane any longer.  This quilt has been to Canada camping at least 10 times, California, Nevada, Missouri, Arkansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, Washington state and Washington DC and I think I even took it to Mexico with us.   I’m not sure what size I was going to make, probably 120 x 120 king size, but I have now decided 96 x 96 will be just fine.   Here is my photo and the oops which has now been corrected.  I find there’s just something very appealing about a two color quilt.

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Let’s see what else have I been up to.

A Boy and a Girl – I have finished the 9 blocks.  Took me 10 months.  Now on to the borders.
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Woodland baby quilt gifted.

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UFO – Yellow & Green Quilt.  I have now completed 6 of the 8 BOM for this quilt the finish is within sight.

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Adopted 2 more rescues – they are Scooter and Penny Penny.  The did not know each other prior to coming to my house but instantly loved each other and have an special relationship.

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I got a new recliner and Scooter claimed it his.

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And he has finally found my sewing room.

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I ripped out the white wire covered shelves in my pantry closet and installed new shelves that I built my self with the help of my brother.

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Made a mermaid baby quilt that was gifted.

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Another rescue I have, Gibbs, is obsessed with the fridge.

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A local teacher for challenged children was retiring and I was asked to create a quilt that would be gifted to her.  This is what I put together.

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I finally built out my window sill and added trim to my dining area window.  To be honest if it wasn’t for you tube I would never have attempted it.  But let me tell you being a quilter sure helped me with the 45 degree angles.  I also installed my new chandelier.

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Now I am working on another quilt for a friend.  I am calling it the Molly quilt because her Doxie’s name is Molly.  These are made from scraps from A Boy and A Girl.

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I am also working on Jen Kingwell’s Long Time Gone a BOM, and yes I finally signed up for Simple Bird’s BOM for her version that is pink and green of Sue Garman’s Bed of Roses.   I also have purchased the background fabric and for Friends of Baltimore.  I am not allowing myself to start Friends until I have finished A Boy and A Girl.  Discipline…… I am keeping a list with projections of what I would like to accomplish each month.  This keeps me on track to getting those UFO’s finished.  It’s interesting that patterns and fabrics I so loved all those years ago have lost their appeal.  So let that be a lesson to me.  Finish them when I purchase them and not put them away.  I’m working on this new philosophy. I’ll let you know if it works for me.

I still here plugging along….

Happy Summer everyone.

Sissy Malone


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