Tuesday, June 22, 2021

End of an Almost Era?

 It's been almost ten years since I did my first blog post (August 9 2012). I am told that if you subscribe to Moosebay Muses by email, the Feedburner platform is going away and you won't receive the latest post in your mailbox after June. I've made the difficult decision to stop blogging and not make the move to a new platform. I want to thank everyone that has followed the blog--I thank you from the very bottom of my heart! It has been wonderful meeting and conversing with other quilting enthusiasts and making new friends. I am still posting (occasionally!) on Instagram and hope you will look me up there--I am breezypointquilter

These are the last of the photos on my camera--I haven't completed anything in the  months since my previous post way back in January, but have started several--lol! 

I'm still working on the log cabins and decided on this setting if I ever finish all of the blocks. 

I needed a hand sewing project and decided to start Di Ford's Route 66 quilt. All of the rosettes are completed and the background hexie fabric has been prepped. The floral on the left will be my border, and the blue on the right is for the fussy cut diamonds that will create a path around rosettes. 

You know how addicted I am to a sew along. I tried to stay true to my vow not to do anymore of them, but caved and started Barbara Brackman's Ladies Aid  block of the month. I've also started a primitive stitching project, but you will have to join me at Instagram to see those  photos. 

Take care and love to all! Karen

Sunday, January 31, 2021

A Surprise Finish


I didn't expect to have a finished quilt already this year. I have been half-heartedly piecing log cabins from these strips I cut last fall. 

And I put together these four patches that had been sewn from my scrap box for a Humble Quilts SAL--couldn't resist the name--fifty shades of brown--lol! I think I have more like 75 shades of brown if you count the borders, backing and binding.

I'm not sure why it looks so misshapen here. It's about the size of a placemat and it will probably be a donation to Meals on Wheels. 

I spend most of my days doing handwork like this little needle punch bowl filler. I don't think it was meant to be a bowl filler, but that's how I'm using it.  

My Texas Star quilt was on the top of my 2020 list of quilts that "Had to be Finished", but it didn't happen. I had been doing the hand quilting in the evenings this month, and all of a sudden it was done! 

When I was measuring the top for binding, I decided I didn't want  zigzag edges, so decided to applique some wedges to the sides and then quilt those as well...so it wasn't quite done. I was excited that the end was in sight though and worked on it pretty diligently-- it went pretty quickly.  

Here is my finished Texas Stars fresh out of the dryer this morning. There are 99 hand pieced stars. The pieces were cut from strips using metal templates. I'm not even sure when I started making the stars, but it has been many years, for sure.

I didn't expect to have a finish for the first month of 2021 and it may be a while before I have another finish, but I am so pleased to have finally completed my Texas Stars!