Tuesday, February 23, 2010


It's coming together finally!

I started this quilt last year as a Relief Society project. The original intent was to learn three new blocks and frame them on the wall. Well, I seem to have trouble doing three- I ended up experimenting with the yo-yo quilt and then I had all sorts of fabric, so I ended up with this lovely quilt. I put the back on last Friday and now I have been quilting. It is a bit tricky because I hand quilted 4 of the blocks before I decided to put it into a quilt so four of the blocks are extra thick. I am thrilled with how it turned out. I think that I am going to put this is my front hall. My kids were excited to lift it up for me because it is pretty heavy and they felt very grown-up!

This is a traditional log cabin.

This one is Jacob's star. This one was difficult to piece and I would do things differently next time. For more info on Jacob's star check out this quilt along (http://dontlooknow.typepad.com/dont_look_now/quilt-along---josephs-coat/ ).

This one is me playing with yo yo's. I had fun learning how to make them.

This is the back. I found some more Japanese fabric at a new quilt shop (yippee). I used it as my outside 'frame' and also on the back to add a little extra. I have literally a few scraps left from my project and still don't know what I am going to use for my binding?!? This project is pretty organic in the sense that it is always growing and changing!

I am just learning about taking pictures and posting. We had a lot of snow here and the sun was not out very much today.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I really have not got a very good grasp of this blogging thing. Right now our Stake is having a reading challenge- that of reading all the Isaiah section in the Book of Mormon. I am finding this quite challenging. I do appreciate the podcasts form byu tv on Insights of Isaiah. So for any of you who may want to do a little hand stitching and listen to the podcasts, it's a great way to pass your time. It is one of my favourite things to do- listen to uplifting things while I work away on one of my many on-going projects. I will now try to figure out how to post a link to the podcasts. I know this much www.byutv.org then follow the links to podcasts.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Well I am now ready to launch my blog. I have just read about a wonderful birthday tradition. Every year for her birthday she gets together 'birth' kits for new mothers who do not have much at all. As an effort to celebrate birthday regardless of your age or status, these kits will go out to others.
What an awesome project, especially for a blog that's called Sisters In Sewing. This title has many meanings on several levels: I sew and talk sewing with my literal sister, I sew with others who can be regarded as 'sisters' in my faith and in the global and heartwarming sense of the word.
So here I go- my first official act on my blog- sewing in a group effort with many other 'sisters' to make this a better world.