Friday, November 14, 2014


I have officially joined the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild and have been to two meetings so far. This is a pretty exciting step for me and I hope that joining up will keep me motivated to plug away at my projects. It seems like I'm pretty slow compared to most quilters, so knowing that show-and-share is coming up each month might just light a fire under me and my sewing machine. 

It worked for October's meeting - I wrapped up the binding on little brother's "plus" quilt/change pad just in time. Sorry for the non-humble caption, I stole this shot from the guild blog post since I don't have a good one handy...


At November's meeting I showed my completed sawtooth quilt top from Denyse Schmidt's latest book. I have no idea how close I can come to getting it quilted before December's meeting, IF I can even make it to the meeting, but we'll see how it goes. The swap is a Christmas ornament, but I don't know if I can get THAT much sewing in. I've got a knitting project on the go too, and I'm itching to get it done before the weather gets too cold (it's a stocking cap, I lost my favorite one this spring, boo).

I shared the URL for this here blog with the guild, so I thought I would add a couple of pics in case suddenly people started to look at it, ack!

Here's a floor pillow (just the cover in this shot) I made for my sister's kids a couple of years ago. It's from an Oh Fransson tutorial. It was so fun to make! I'd like to do another one for my own family some time; or better yet, a quilt in this style.

"Pie in the Sky" from Denyse Schmidt's older book is STILL in progress from who-knows-when-I-started-it. The hubs says they're basketballs, and now that I agree, I'm less motivated to keep going. I just have three more balls to applique to their backgrounds, and then I should be home free.

Here's the Totally Groovy quilt I made for Pile O Fabric's quilt along a while back. I'm so proud of this one. I love how the quilting itself came out. It was only the second thing I ever quilted with my walking foot. It's hanging on the wall in my bedroom and I love looking at it even with its little imperfections.

I LOVE this little guy. I made this purse bag thing for my husband's aunt for Christmas one year. I traced a picture from Edward Gorey's "The Gashlycrumb Tinies" and just made up the embroidery from there. I think this is "Desmond who was thrown from a sleigh." I'll have to double check that. Some day I want to make an Edward Gorey quilt all in black and white with little bits of red. Oh man, he's so cute!!!

Hope to have more projects to share soon!


  1. OMG! Tracy! Your projects are just amazing. I am just finding out now that you have a blog. (I may have been told but may have filed it somewhere instead of my brain). Is it ok with you if I link up sometimes with the Guild's FB page? Let me know. Everyone will want to see your creations!

    1. Sure, thanks! I blog like I quilt... At a snail's pace, but I'm trying to do better :)