Monday, January 2, 2012


Quote for the Day:
"New Year's Day… now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual."
~Mark Twain

I know, I know...technically New Year's day was yesterday.  But it's quite obvious by now that I'm a "day late and a dollar short" most of the time...and in the USA, today is the official "holiday" I guess I'm not really late at all!  See...I can reason ANYTHING out to make it go my way!  :) 

I've been taking advantage of this 3-day weekend to catch up on some sewing and finish up a quilt.  On Saturday night, TBS was going to run a marathon of my favorite TV sitcom...The Big Bang I decided to hunker down in my sewing room and get some stuff done.

My massage therapist's mother is a quilter...or rather...a "piecer"...since she likes to piece tops but not quilt them.  My massage therapist had two of her mother's quilt tops machine quilted be 2 different people.  The first one came back to her already bound, but the second one didn't.  At my last appointment she asked me if I would bind it for her, and I agreed to do it in exchange for a free massage session.  Financially, it's a win-win situation...she doesn't have to pay out the $$$ to have it bound and I don't have to pay out the $$$ for a massage session...all the while I get to play with a quilt in my quilting room while watching TV!   :) 


I started out Saturday evening by binding this queen-size quilt for her...

Then I moved on to binding and labeling the Sunflower quilt...

On Sunday when I was cleaning up my sewing room and putting everything away from the last quilt I'd made, I noticed that my 1.5" strip container was overflowing... I decided to make some more scrappy Log Cabin blocks.  The blocks are 6.5" unfinished and will finish at 6" square.  

I make these when I get a bunch of 1.5" strips saved up, and when I have enough blocks, I'll join them together into a quilt top.  

Here's a picture of the ones that I had made previously...

...and the new ones I've made this weekend will be added to them.  It may take a while for me to get enough to make a complete quilt top, but the entire top will be made out of leftover scraps when it is done!  



  1. Quilting for a massage! Sounds like a deal to me! I love your scrappy quilts, it's always fun to see how nice they turn out in the end when they were made completely out of leftover fabric!