Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Project Updates

Here are some of the projects I'm working on in various stages of completion. I tend to flit from one to the other except for the hour I spend nearly every evening quilting a large quilt.


Tumbler is a long-term project and I continue to cut pieces and add a row every now and then. It's one of my favorites. I'm to the point where I need to dig into my stash and cut some light-colored fabrics.

I do love working with scraps and have now made seven baskets. I think I'll stop at nine.

I really enjoyed appliqueing these circles which I'm calling Marbles. I sewed the 4" blocks together yesterday. Borders are next.


Sweet Gum Leaf is the third block in Barbara Brackman's Westering Women series. I contemplated hand-piecing but nixed that idea real fast :)

I saw this little quilt on Pinterest and you know the rest of the story, lol! 

I couldn't wait to get started so here's a glimpse of my repro :) The top is done and ready to be machine quilted.   


Oh, dear! Hexies were pre-empted by circles and the 9-patch repro. I must get back to sewing these together. There are 9 rows total.   


I'm hoping to finish quilting Stars In A Time Warp this weekend in which case the binding is ready and waiting :) 

Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer


  1. I love to see all of your projects and your baskets quilt will be awesome ! Your marble circles are original and i love them and your flower is soooooo cute ! i'm working on it too !
    As you I have selected some doll quilts on Pinterest and one day, I will make one of them ! Good job Barbara !!
    Hugs !

  2. Wonderful projects - all such a visual feast! The baskets are one of the prettiest use for scraps I have seen :)

  3. You're working on some wonderful projects. It's fun to see the progress you continue to make. That's a wonderful vintage nine patch. Can't wait to see your interpretation.

  4. I've been making progress on my tumbler quilt as well. It's such a great quilt for showing off all those pretty reproduction fabrics!

  5. what an inspiring post. All you projects are great. The baskets are so charming. Very cute nine patch quilt.
    Marbles is the perfect name for your 360 piece.