Friday, January 3, 2020

First Finish of the Decade!

What a wonderful thought it is 
that some of the best days of our lives 
haven't even happened yet. 
-Anne Frank

Crosswalks is done! It is my first finish of 2020 and my first finish of the new decade.

I haven't had much time to sew but now that the holidays are past, we are settling into a routine of sorts and I have spent a number of hours over the last few days quilting. Fun!!! Maybe this will continue.

I used solid fabrics for Crosswalks; all were scraps. Yes, I'm still trying to get my scraps under control and I might be making a little progress. 

Crosswalks is a donation quilt and is about 55" square. The pattern is from Missouri Star Quilt Company. 

I free-motion quilted this using rulers and Aurifil #2600 Dove (gray) thread. I quilted a straight line through the middle of the colored stripes and a star in each white square.

In the outside triangles, the star only has 3 points and extends into the white border. I added a line of echoing around the outside. Do you like the binding? I thought it looked great with the stripes in the crosswalks.

The back is from my stash.


Ray is making progress. He still has trouble sleeping. The shooting pain has lessened but is still there at times. He faithfully does his exercises and is getting stronger and more independent daily. 

I put some gnomes on a sweatshirt because I like gnomes.

I finished the bowtie quilt top. So now there is one quilt waiting to be sandwiched.

I have a string quilt top together and I need to add borders.

I have a courthouse steps top that needs borders.
This is now sewn together
And then I decided to clean out my orphan and extra block basket as if I could
Orphan blocks all in ONE basket
I'm sewing pieces together to make blocks.
Improv blocks made from orphan blocks
I have a plan in my head - we'll see what develops.

Happy 2020! 


  1. Lovely! You are inspiring me to try to bust my scraps this year.

  2. All those tops are great! You have a big list to start the year!



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