Starting a New Rug


Saturday I showed you my finished rug. (If you missed it, catch it here)  As soon as it was off the frame I ripped strips for warp and started another.

I have designated Sunday nights as I watch Downton Abbey and Mercy Street for rug making.  I wanted to be sure to have something to work on so I loaded the frame.  I really like my other rug so was anxious to start another.  My plan is for the rugs to similar but not necessarily matching.  I think I’ll go with similar colors but a different design.


This time around, so far anyway, I am keeping the navy blue as the constant with one of the twining pieces.  The other one with change colors.  I did that last time too only this time the one that changes will change strip by strip rather than shirt by shirt.

Sunday night when I was working on it about the time there was a break between the two shows I sprinted upstairs, grabbed a navy shirt off the pile and cut more strips because I was out.  Then when Mercy Street came on I was back to twining.

Tonight after childcare I grabbed some shirts and started cutting.  I think I am supplied enough to get this next rug made now.  I am guessing there will only be few more episodes of Downton Abbey left.  Other seasons had 9 episodes and they are already to episode 6…ah, I do wish they either had more seasons or produced more shows per season….I am hoping to get this rug done before they are over.

Tune in next week to check on my progress.

Stash Report


An order arrived.  We got our order from Whittles Fabrics.  The main thing we had ordered was backings for quilts.  Kelli needed some…I needed some and we have a project that needed one. Here it is….

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Trimming, Trimming, Trimming!


Lots and lots of trimming has happened around here.  Working of Bonnie Hunter’s Wonky Wishes will really have you trimming…lots and lots of trimming.


I’ve made four quilts that needed wonky star points in my past….that means I do have lots of experience with trimming.

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Stash Report


I got a box in the mail from Ila…She often sends me her quilt leftovers and I love it.  Ila and I actually make a good team.  She make LOTS of quilts but scrappy isn’t her favorite….I make lots of quilts and scrappy is my favorite.  She doesn’t like keeping scraps.  I love keep scraps so she gifts her scraps to me and it makes me HAPPY!!


I immediately grabbed the little bag of triangles.  Part of these are going into my Pineapple Crazy pieces…the rest are going into my Wonky Wishes quilt.


I sorted and trimmed the rest of the goodies over nap time taking each piece and making it usable for me.  I love doing this.    Trimming is something I can do while the kids are sleeping and still keep quiet.  I can see the kids from the kitchen island where I am cutting too.  It’s also a real treat to be able to sneak this in….


I’m off to take all these upstairs to the quilting room and put the piles in the proper tote.

Thanks so much Ila….Fabric petting is just what I needed today.

Today I am hooking up with Patchwork Times.