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Lots of little things got finished last quarter. Some of them very little. I had fun working on challenge quilts/projects, making up 8 of my 10 finishes. I also participated in Ebony Love's Winter session of Finishing School and identified 7 older projects that I would like to finish. I worked on these during the 8 weeks of Finishing School and completed 6 1/2 of my weekly goals. I was thrilled to push those projects along. I'm in the middle of the Spring session of Finishing School and I haven't been nearly as successful on making progress on those WIPs. Fingers crossed I can get a few of my goals done in the second half.

My Q1 finishes:

And onto the lengthy current project list... I've updated it with new photo for most of the projects that I've made recent progress on.

Just Need Binding

  1. Variation of Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, Wall Hanging. 

Quilting In Progress

  1. Very Hungry Caterpillar Twin Quilt

Finished Quilt Tops

  1. Scattered Squares lap quilt (upcoming pattern). 
  2. Planned Improv: Playing with Angles, class sample Mini Quilt #1. 
  3. Feathered Star... pillow? 
  4. Creative HST 
  5. Island Batik Starstruck lap quilt 
  6. Blogger Bundle baby quilt.

Piecing in Progress

  1. Trinket quilt
  2. Island Batik AccuQuilt Ready Set Go baby quilt challenge
  3. Purple scrap baby quilt
  4. Waterfall quilt.
  5. Beads on a String
  6. Planned Improv: Playing with Angles, class sample Mini Quilt #2.
  7. Planned Improv: Playing with Angles, in Cherrywood Meadow + Indigo.
  8. Tula Pink City Sampler. 
  9. Improv Abstraction, Small Quilt. 
  10. In the Middle quilt, Lap Quilt.
  11. Cotton & Steel (and low volume) HST Quilt, Lap Quilt.
  12. Ocean quilt for my daughter.
  13. Patchwork City Metro Area Quilt.
  14. Swoon Quilt.
  15. Rainbow Chain. The pattern is Autumn Chain from The Bee Hive quilts and IG friends. All blocks complete.
  16. My Floating Squares improv project. (from The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood.)
  17. Rainbow Remix from Rebecca Bryan's class at Quiltcon. Blocks are all done. Next up, the big job of piecing together irregular blocks.
  18. Wonky Cross quilt from Rossie Hutchinson's class at QuiltCon. Rows are all complete.
  19. Quartered Log Cabin quilt from Rossie Hutchinson's class at QuiltCon
  20. Purple Royalty quilt. 
  21. La Passacaglia. 
  22. Playing with solids project from Tara Faughnan class. 

Planning Stage

  1. May Make it Modern Island Batik challenge
  2. June Try It Island Batik challenge
  3. R's Waterfall Quilt from Sewing School Quilts 
  4. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, large scale. Purples are cut out.
  5. Floating Hexagons in Heliotrope and Breeze.
  6. Unnamed in Oasis and Pickle.
  7. Unnamed in grunge and linen neutrals.


  1. Blackwood Cardigan in black and white stripe.


I'm linking up to Finish-A-Long Q2 goals link up.

Thank you for visiting!


I have been a member of the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association since 2002 and I always look forward to our biennial quilt show. Below are all the details, followed by a preview of the quilts made by me and my kids that will be part of the show. Mark your calendar for May 4-5!

SCVQA is hosting our quilt show, Quilts Celebrating Creativity, May 4-5, 2019 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This show features hundreds of diverse quilts on display, special exhibits by two featured artists, shopping, demonstrations, raffles, and a scavenger hunt for kids.

If you would like to save $2, you can visit one of three local shops to pre-purchase your ticket: Golden State Quilting in Campbell, The Granary in Sunnyvale, or Nimble Thimble in Gilroy.

Details: Santa Clara Convention Center, Hall A, 5001 Great American Parkway. Admission $12, children 12 and under free. Saturday, May 4th 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, May 5th 10 am to 4pm. More info at

Please let me know if you're planning to attend and look for me while you're there. Enjoy!


My Quilts

Quilts by my Daughter

Quilt by my Son


Last year, Bernie from Needle and Foot had a series of blogger bundles featuring fabrics from her shop. I curated this bundle of five fabrics to kickoff her series in January 2018, and in December I still had only made two of the four blocks I designed for my bundle.

I participated in Miss Love's Finishing School for Winter session in January 20 through March 16 of this year. We each identified eight projects for the eight weeks which we wanted to make progress on. I previously shared that I put my Swoon project in two of the slots. This baby quilt project was one of the other projects I identified that I successfully met the goal of progress which I'd set for myself, in this case two more blocks and a finished quilt top.

It's always exciting for me to move a project into the "finished quilt top" category, though they often get stuck there. How would you quilt this quilt?