Sunday, February 20, 2011


My two boys were having a tussle on Thursday night (after I got home from the Modern Quilt Guild meeting) and my oldest son, Alex, ended up with a scratched cornea. He spent the next several days crying, screaming, and refusing to leave his darkened bedroom. Poor guy. Between his bouts of pain I was able to get some hand sewing done, though. 

This is a wall hanging I pieced on New Year's Day. I used one Kona charm pack that is sadly no longer available. The binding is deep teal and 100% linen that I picked up years ago at Treadle Yard Goods

I still need to get a dowel rod and hardware to hang it, however, a trip to the hardware store is out of the question until we dig out from 14" of fresh snow. Once I get it up on the wall I'll share another (better!) photo.

And look what else I finished on Saturday - my Hello Betty Retro quilt that's been in progress for eons.

My original intention was to sell this quilt, but I've decided to keep it for my daughter for when she's older. I hope she likes it given the blood, sweat, and tears that went into it. I owe my friends Clemma and Karen a huge thanks for helping me with this baby. You two are the best quilting mentors ever!

Now I'm off to shovel. Happy crafting!


  1. Beautiful, Annik!! Too bad you won't sell it to me, but lucky Gwen!

  2. Both are beauties, Annik! Thanks for sharing!

  3. i love how you quilted them. so simple. nice work.

  4. Why don't I remember you making this one? That's what I get for missing February!