Hurry up and wait

I finished the Everything Old is New Again top, then used the remaining charm squares to piece a strip for the back. It’s loaded on the frame to be quilted but I don’t have any white quilting thread! It was all ready to go yesterday, but of course the quilt shop was closed on Easter. Mom’s going to pick up some thread today and I’ll quilt it tonight. Fortunately, Mom ENJOYS doing the binding so it should be finished for Wednesday’s quilt guild.

Everything Old on the frame

It’s made with charm packs and a little yardage. I used Sultry by basicgrey from Moda. I love the pink and green and brown combination. It’s girly but modern. Mom found a charm pack that she loved, also by Moda – Northern Solitude by Holly Taylor. She finished her quilt first (of course).

Everything - Mom

Isn’t it gorgeous? And speaking of gorgeous Mom quilts, here’s her finished Family Star BOM:

Mom's Family Star BOM quilt 1

She’s the only one of us who has actually finished. I love how it turned out. When all five are done I’ll post them together so you can see how different they look, even though we did the same blocks.

Then last night on a whim (as usual) I experimented with a zigzag quilt technique that I found on the Bee Square Blog by Crazy Mom Quilts (CMQ is of my favorite blogs, by the way – she has the best tutorials). I used some leftover white from my Everything Old quilt, and did a miniature version. I tried pressing the seam open and I was pleased with how it turned out.

Zig Zag quilt

I spray starched the heck out of it because I did it in miniature. See?
Zig Zag quilt size

And yes, I know I wasn’t supposed to start another project. Hmmph.



  1. I can’t even sew a button on a coat. I’m in awe! I just heard the nicest stories about quilters. One of my friends was dealing with an aging parent in Ohio (he lives in Colorado). He called the Lutheran chuch and hired every woman in the quiliting group to quilt at his dad’s house. That way his dad had someone to watch over him 24/7 and the ladies had a place to work. I love that story.

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