Tuesday, September 29, 2015


I know that you thought that I had fallen off the edge of this flat planet.  Truthfully the longer that I procrastinated about blogging the more I wished that I HAD fallen off the planet of the blogging world.  Oh how those snarky comments about bloggers who start a great blog and then leave it starving in the nether world are coming back to haunt me.  So in an effort to redeem myself I will try to catch you up on things that I have been up to for the past .... I don't know SEVEN months or so.  Seems like my last blog was about the bag I made to take to QuiltCon  and that was in February.  Don't tell anyone.  Just read/look and enjoy.

This quilt seems like a good place to start.  This is a quilt I made for my daughter, my Fledgling (she is the Doodle part of DoodleMoochie).  She has flown the coop and needs a quilt to keep her warm.  It is  a log cabin made with a Cotton and Steel focus fabric at the center of each 'cabin'.  I wanted this quilt to be special because before it went to the Doodle (the Fledgling) it was going to be entered in our local quilt show (Lick Skillet Quilt Guild).  So I decided to quilt it like this!

With a giant phone quilted in the bottom left corner.

Before quilting
A close up of the background quilting.

Finished!  The phone quilting part kind of had a slight wrinkle to it (especially after wetting it for blocking).  Hindsight is 20/20 though.  I should have used 2 layers of batting in at least this area for more effective quilting.  Alas, Doodle (the receiving Fledgling) didn't complain and I'm sure that it is just as cuddly without.

A close up of the border quilting.

This quilt won an Honorable Mention at the show.  Fine by me and the Doodle.
Happy Sewing!