Various & Sundry 2017 #16

Doing Good

Quilters in Petaluma are seeking blocks 6×6, 9×9 and 12×12 to be made into bed sized quilts. They can be sent to:
Sonoma Strong
C/O NorCal Sew & Vac
909 D Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

The requests I told you about last month are still valid. Check them out at: Various & Sundry 2017 #15


Tim posted a picture of the pincushion I made for him in use!

I like the Trail Mix pattern, though not the colors, from I’d like to see it in brighter, fresher colors. I wish they would make a few so people with different tastes can see the variations. It is free, so go download it for use when you have a lot of scraps.

Several clues for Bonnie Hunter’s Holiday Mystery quilt project have already been posted. Part One, all about making 9 patches, came out on Black Friday. Part Two came out recently. In it you make a bunch of Flying Geese. As usual, I am not doing it during the time of the mystery. I may do it later, but I am still working on En Provence, the mystery quilt from last year, so I don’t really see the point of starting a new mystery quilt. I also need to get some of my own projects off my plate.

City Quilter has a good deal on their Grand Central Pillowcase Kit: the kit makes two pillowcases for $28.

Tools, Supplies & Notions

Creative Grids has a full listing of all of its rulers. They suggest printing it and taking it with you when you go ruler shopping. I find this hilarious, but it is an excellent, comprehensive list to keep on your computer.


My Self-bordering essay has gotten a lot of traction, about which I am inordinately pleased. Have you read it? What do you think?

I have heard a lot about wall basting. Anything to get me off my knees and the floor. The fabulous Christa Watson has a tutorial. The tutorial includes a link to her free Modern Puzzle quilt pattern,