The merry month of May.

As I said yesterday, it took a while to get used to being home again. I don’t know if it was jet lag or  exhaustion, nervous or otherwise, but eventually I got back to work.

I started with a project for Pieceful Heart Fabrics. Kits are now available for the Toulouse Baby Quilt from Make Your Day designs. It was a fun and easy little quilt to put together.

The pattern shows it with some basic in-the-ditch quilting but I went for an all over flower design with a 30 wt. Sulky Blendable cotton thread.

The thought of a new block from Sue Spargo spurred me on to get the binding finished and I was just in time. I put in the last stitch, stood up and stretched and went out to the mailbox… and there, stuffed inside, was my May block for the Imperial Blooms quilt.

It took a good three days of concentrated sewing to get it appliqued, embroidered and beaded but it was a very good three days… There were some very interesting stitches to try, including the drizzle stitch which are the lime green squiggles around the flower center.

I am pleased with my  block and very glad to be keeping up with the program.



Once again we had a small but enthusiastic class for It’s a Wrap at PHF.

There was a teal bowl with included fiber embellishments,


a green bowl,

and a brown bowl nearly ready for use,

It really is a fun class. I’ve yet  to have anyone go home without a pot to be proud of!!

While the students were hard at work, I worked on an idea I had spotted on line from Sew Be It quilt store in Ringgold, Georgia. They have a picture on their web site of a table topper that one of their teachers had made using the It’s a Wrap method. I made my own version from lots of flat wrapped discs attached together with some close zig-zag stitching… I think it looks quite elegant on our dining room table.


That brings us to the end of May’s quilting adventures but I don’t think I can wait to post a new picture of Benjamin taken the first weekend of June!

Cute as ever, 12 teeth and walking quite confidently…