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Diving into a quilt (and other stuff)

It is time to get back to some quilt making, since allegedly I am a quilter, and this a blog about a Quilter’s Life (which would imply there would eventually be some quilt-making involved).

I tried to start the quilt (Tango Stripe) I mentioned in the post Quilt Seating! but as I mentioned in the post Not working on what I’m supposed to be working on, I abandoned it for knitting a hat.

Never started…


However sitting around reading and browsing books from my latest library stack (see post The Library Stack) and being the ADHD creative person I am, I found a quilt pattern in the book Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics by That Patchwork Place, that I had to make IMMEDIATELY!

It is a fairly simple “half square triangles” (HSTs) quilt pattern called “Happy Ending”, designed by Lesley Chaisson. I have a couple bolts of Peppered Cotton (shot cottons) in various colors and a crazy amount of Moda charm packs. I thought this pattern and quilt would be the perfect marriage between a deep blue (ink) Peppered Cotton and a couple Moda Basic Grey line charm packs. You need like 7 yards of the solid so this is a great way to use up a bolt that I have too much of (originally I was selling it on my tierneycreates Etsy shop).


I have completed most of the cutting and Terry the Quilting Husband has drawn the diagonal lines on the back of the printed charm squares for us to make the HSTs. So the next step is to actually sit in front of my sewing machine and sew! (so that’s how quilts are made…)

And what about the hat I was working on? It is done and I wore it for the first time yesterday on a dog walk in the land of “Snowmageddon” (it is still snowing and snowing and snowing in Central Oregon).


(And yes I did wear the hat around the house for 1/2 hour with the double pointed needles on top mentioned in my prior post – I get so excited when a hat is nearly done – I get a “knitting high”)

I am tempted to start another hat but first I better actually finish a quilt top…


So what else have I been doing during “Snowmageddon” – reading and cooking.

I am reading Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and I am completely sucked into the convoluted tale. I even stayed up too late one night reading. It is one of those books where I think the actual paper book is better than the audiobook. I gave up on the audiobook earlier this year and I am so glad I gave it another try in paper.

I am also listening to an audiobook when I walk the dogs in Snowmageddon – Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick. The book is delightful and narrated by the author. I did not know she was a child actor and I am enjoying her stories from her childhood and the less than glamorous world of childhood acting. She is a great narrator and I feel like she is talking to me telling me her story.

As far as cooking, I have been persuing Pinterest for soup recipes and found a delicious vegetable soup recipe on the Cooking Classy blog – Vegetable Soup. It says it serves 7 but I think they left the “0” off after the “7”. It made SO MUCH SOUP.

I froze several large bags of soup and I have a couple containers in the fridge for lunch this week (and next week, and the next week..)


Finally, let me leave you with this image that a friend shared. I do not know the original source, so unfortunately I have no credit for the photo/meme. It does capture how we are feeling right now in Central Oregon with the nonstop snow:


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19 thoughts on “Diving into a quilt (and other stuff)”

  1. SOUP!! Yes, that is a big soup recipe. If you counted just the solids, there were at least 12 cups. Then the 12 cups of liquids and tomatoes (which I count as neutral, half liquid and half solid.) Don’t know if my counts are correct but they’re close enough to make a point. At any rate, that means it’s at least 12 servings, not 7.

    I made chicken posole yesterday and man that was good. Glad to have some left over of that.

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    1. A friend shared the pattern many years ago – it is called “Rolled Edge Hat – Worsted Weight”. It is from The Websters: Handspinners, Weavers, Kniiters – http://yarnatwebsters.com/store/ – they have lots of awesome hat patterns online – http://yarnatwebsters.com/store/catalogsearch/result/?q=rolled+edge+hat – you can also e-mail them at info@yarnatwebsters.com (note this appears to be an old pattern and I did not see it on the their website.


  2. So much goodness here, Tierney! Looking forward to seeing more of the Happy Ending quilt as it progresses, and high fives on the awesome hat! Wow!! I enjoy that knitting high, too! I love the shade you chose. Hoping the snow will let up for a while for you out West… and soon! 🙂

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  3. Congrats on finishing the knitted hat! It looks awesome! Seems like it would be very appropriate to wear with your current weather. We currently have a lack of snow. However, we don’t have a lack of subzero temperatures.

    I can totally relate to the lack of sewing lately. Must be the weather. I received the recent edition of the Block. There is a pattern in there that jumped out at me. I’ve been looking for a pattern/design to make with a grouping of “challenge” fabrics. I think that pattern will suit the bill. Now all I have to do is get started.

    I recently read The Girl on the Train. Looking forward to watching the movie.

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  4. Yikes, still snowing! But the soup looks great–I just printed the recipe! Thanks for the warning about how much it makes…I really hated Girl on the Train, but I’m glad it’s going better for you!

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    1. I ended up liking Girl on the Train even if the main character was irritating with her bad choices! I am still eating the soup, I freezed it small servings so I just pop out a serving once or twice a week for lunch!

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