Profile cover photo
Profile photo
bellezza squillace
bellezza's posts

Post has attachment
Quilt Labels
Tradition holds that all quilted items one makes should have labels. When I first started quilting, I made a lovely, lovely wall hanging for a couple of my family members. I put a label on it and was told that it ruined the possibility of having a reversed ...

Post has attachment
Row Crops...errr...Quilts. Row Quilts
I am still machine quilting horizontal row stitches on the Row by Row Mystery quilt, and have at least another day yet before that part of quilting is complete. I find myself singing the best of 'rowing' songs: Row, row, row your boat! I think this was a go...

Post has attachment
Channel Quilting
Because of some of the quilting tutorials I have watched, I learned that Channel Quilting is one of the better choices for a home quilter on a small machine can use with a quilt that has a lot of applique to it. It is simply straight lines with an equal dis...

Post has attachment
Eureka is the name of the most recent block for the Gratitude quilt. Long ago, I was told that life grants us a chance, but not really a fair shake. It's up to us to make a difference in how things turn out. It is getting more difficult to find fabrics in w...

Post has attachment
Oh. I just titled this blog an acronym for What AM I Thinking ? So when I saw the word 'wait', it felt like a good joke on me. I have never been a patient person, and don't wait good at all. It is not even the end of May & I was looking for some new quiltin...

Post has attachment
22/15 Done
This large block in the Mystery quilt was hard to make. First of all, it took larger pieces and towards the end of the selection, coming up with colors & sizes that worked for the block and where it fit was a bit of a challenge. Secondly, the fabric choices...

Post has attachment
A New Week
The Solstice to Solstice Gratitude quilt is getting closer to done. The pattern maker released more of the assembly instructions. The weekend held many activities, and I decided to leave the quilting until Monday. Time away from any activity allows a differ...

Post has attachment
Coming out of the Closet
I love the blues in this quilt and moreover love the choices I made for the fabrics. Sometimes buying new fabric is like completely enjoying life rather than just enduring it.  Every once in awhile, I step outside my closet and buy all the fabrics for a qui...

Post has attachment
Jake's Log Cabin
The center section is pieced and the first two borders are on. I am going to make the next borders a bit wider on the sides. Its long enough but I would like it just a little wider. Easy adjustments. This is the first one I make the blocks in two colors, on...

Post has attachment
The Apron UFO sat here on my ironing board with fabrics that I previously cut to fit for the next steps. There were no notes to self, so all the cut pieces needed to be measured & tagged before proceeding. One pair of strips were cut for the neck ties, so I...
Wait while more posts are being loaded