My Sewful Retirement

A Quilting Journey

Archive for the tag “hst quilt”

To Do Tuesday – #4

To Do Tuesday is a linky party hosted by fellow blogger and quilting friends Roseanne & Sue at Home Sewn By Us. It’s a great way to document projects you are working on, stay focused and be inspired by what others are making!

To-Do for the week of April 14th through April 20th:

  1. Candy Corn Table Runner – √ done
  2. Quilt Hexi Bloom Wall Hanging – √ done
  3. Start piecing Baby Boy – Patchwork Elephant Quilt  – √ done
  4. Finish Piecing Winged Migration Quilt – √ done
  5. Fabric pull for RWB table runner– √ done

To-Do #1

After creating a pseudo kaleidoscope quilt block I thought I would try making a real one using Halloween themed fabrics in white, yellow and orange to give it a candy corn look.

It such a great feeling when your points line up! The orange fabric has spiders and the black background fabric has cat faces! The orange and yellow wedges form windmills that really pop against the black fabric.

To-Do #2

I finally finished my Hexie Blossom wall hanging! YAY 🙂

To-Do #3

I was able to get the elephant baby quilted pieced. I still need to do the blanket stitching and other details. Haven’t decided if I will add baby’s name or some other embroidery design.

elephant baby quilt wip
elephant baby quilt wip

To-Do #4

Winged Migration is quilt I started last year. Finally got the quilt top pieced and ordered the backing for it.

hst quilt wip
winged migration wip

To-Do #4

I’ve been a bit obsessed with paper piecing lately. I really enjoy it and it’s something I can do while watching/listening to TV.

wonky log cabin patriotic quilted placemats
wonky log cabin placemats wip

I used half rectangle triangles to create the spinning star.

half rectangle triangle spinning stars
HRT spinning stars wip

To-Do for the week of April 21st through April 27th:

  1. Blanket stitch orange peels
  2. Finish Elephant Quilt
  3. Piece flag tumbler table runner
  4. RWB paper pieced pillow
  5. Layout Wonky Fireworks wall hanging

Be sure to stop by to see the lovely creations of those who joined this weeks To Do list linky party with Roseanne at Home Sewn By Us.

Happy Sewing and stay safe!

May – OMG Finished…

Nothing like waiting until the last day…

I often struggle balancing sewing as my job with sewing as my hobby! The last couple of weeks sewing as my job has has been the clear winner.

I am super happy to say I was able to finish my One Monthly Goal for May.

My trip around the world quilt measures 55 x 65 inches.  It is a very late birthday present for my daughter 🙂


Trip Around World – May OMG

Until next time happy sewing!

Weekend Quilting

Happy Sunday!

I spent most of the weekend finishing small projects and working on a few WIP.

I was able to finish the daffodil topper I wrote about here. I decided to use it as a cover for one of my sewing machines.  I love it 🙂


daffodil topper finished


Finishing the the small curvy log cabin table topper I made to test using the 8 inch curvy log cabin trim tool was another small accomplishment. I used a leaf shaped feather embroidery design to quilt the center. After creating 4 blocks and rotating the larger logs to the center creates a “circle” . I added a two inch border so the topper measures 19 x 19.


curvy log cabin finished

I started making my Ohio Star Flag table runner a couple years ago. Happy to have another UFO finished. Finished size is 16.5 x 54.  I’m gifting this to my DIL to use as part of her patriotic holiday decor!


Ohio Star Flag Runner


I finished piecing my batik hourglass quilt today. I first wrote about it here. I love love the colors! Now I have an excuse to shop for fabric — I need backing fabric!


hourglass batik quilt top – wip


When I have spare time I’ve been working on this 4 star table runner.  I’m using strip piecing technique with charm squares. Not sure if I like it or not but plan to finish it.


patriotic 4 star wip


Until next time – happy quilting!




Post Navigation