Happy to report that I did finally finish the Great Green Granny quilt! We’ve had some unexpected travels in the last week and a half. Turns out it is reasonably easy to work on tying a biggish quilt in a tiny car. However, it is not easy for me to keep up with Internetting as much as I’d like while on the road. 

I mostly went with thin, blue ties. I had hoped to use red for a vintage/clashy look. My husband convinced me it would be overwhelming, and I’m glad he did. I think it would have been a bit much. But also, the red yarn is a medium weight and much harder to thread through the needle and punch through the fabric. I love my stripe and a half though. 

Have you tied a quilt? What do you like to use? I’d love any tips!

The quilt is a hit with people and pets alike. These pics are unposed and taken within 10 minutes of pulling the quilt out of the dryer. 

Whole Lotta Knotta

I was really hoping to have a finish to share today, but progress is slow on hand-tying the Great Green Granny Quilt. I am learning a ton, though. Like pay more attention to the quilting requirement of your batting if you don’t want to tie 672 knots. 

Good news is, progress is coming along and I do feel like I’m actually getting close. And I love how it looks. Animals seem to love how it feels, as they’re constantly snuggling up in it if I set it down for even a moment. 

New Quilt Bloggers Galore

I am excited to be joining the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! Many thanks to the hosts, Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl of Meadowmist Designs, and Stephanie of Late Night Quilter. I am already learning a lot and finding great new blogs, and I’m only about 10 minutes into it. I think most participants have more quilting or more blogging experience (or both) than I do, but I’m not sure anyone can beat my prolific use of #UnnecessaryHashtags.


A local fabric chain is going out of business. Their big loss is my big gain. I’ve never bought even close to this much yardage at once!

Plaids, possibly for pajama pants:

Flannels, for backing future quilts:

Kona cotton solids, because they’re beautiful:

Best text from your partner you can get while fabric shopping: “Go nuts!” So I did, folks. So I did.