Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn


An Unusual Quilting Project

About 10 days ago, I showed you this photo.

After a bout with the flu, I finally got everything cut out.  Then last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday it was quilt retreat time!  We take over the board room in My Hero’s office and sew to our hearts content.  This is what I finished.

Here’s what the pattern looks like.

If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time at all, you’ll know that an Amish quilt is not something I’d normally make.  This pattern is called Amish With A Twist. 2 by Nancy Rink.  Most places are selling it as a block of the month.  I purchased the whole kit from Hancock’s of Paducah.  (According to their website, it’s out of stock right now.)  I’m not sure what appealed to me about this quilt, and I have no idea what I’m going to do with it.  I just wanted to make it.

A retreat is a perfect way to get a lot done in a concentrated amount of time.  My sister is working on a quilt for one of her daughters.  My mother in law made an entire quilt!

One person that had a little harder time getting her project done was Heather.  She had some “help” that slowed her down.  I don’t think she minded much, because her little helper is really cute!

This is Heather of Anka’s Treasures and her son Carter.  His daddy came to get him a little later, and then Heather kicked it into high gear.  I could gloat and tell you I know what’s going to be in her next book, but I’m nicer than that!  You could skip over to her blog and check out her next line of fabric though!

And now it’s time to get some sleep.  If you’re looking for me tomorrow, I’ll be in my clean sewing room, working on my Amish quilt.


Quilting on the Brain!

After quilting all last week, I decided I needed to clean my sewing room.  Quilt retreat is in our basement, and I didn’t want to bring all that stuff back upstairs before I did some sorting.  My sewing room isn’t perfect, but it’s much better!

I have a finished quilt top to show you, but I cheated.  A couple weeks ago at our quilt day, my aunt was piecing a quilt and she didn’t like it.  I jokingly told her she could give me the quilt, and I’d give her some fabric.  Well, she took me up on the deal.  I had the border fabrics, so all I added were the red and the floral borders.

I love this quilt!!!  I got the pink polka dot flannel for the backing.  I’m probably not going to quilt this one for a while, because it’s going on the chair in Superblonde’s room…after she goes to college.  We’ve threatened to back a dumpster up to her window when she leaves.  Let’s just say her room is really bad!!!

The fabric is Bliss by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.  The pattern is Jelly and Jam by Fig Tree Quilts.  And no, Betty, you can’t have it back!  (She chose some Civil War prints in exchange!) I still can’t believe she didn’t like it, but I’m not complaining.

I also completed another quilt top that I’m so in love with, and I can’t show it to you!  It’s going to be in the next book by Heather Peterson of Anka’s Treasures.  We had the rare pleasure of a show of some of the new quilts going in her next book.  You’re in for a treat, but not until spring market.   She finished the quilt that you see on her latest blog post.  She’s probably got it quilted by now.  She’s really fast!

I’m ready for a quiet week after a whole week of quilt retreat.  I’ve definitely got quilting on the brain, so there will be more of that.  I need to get going on some more knitting as well as some spinning.

Oh, and it’s laundry time!  And I need to do some cooking.  My long suffering family is ready for some good meals.

G’night all!  Have a great Monday!