Tie One On Blog Hop – Day 4

Tie One On Blog Hop – Day 4

We keep trucking along here – Welcome to The Tie One On Blog Hop Day 4 with the incredible quilting whirlwind, Cheryl Arkison!

Her Lilla quilt in Tie One On is flooring me and calling me to make it. Right. Now.  Here is her post on her process which is a great read because she talks honestly and clearly about things that delighted and frustrated her along the way as she created this beauty. AND best of all, how she rose above her frustrations to embrace options and come up with a quilt top that she really likes. She sent me some of her pictures so I could whet your appetite here and then  send you to her post for the rest of them. This one below is my favorite!

Be sure to check out Cheryl’s post and comment there to win yourself a Fat Quarter pack!

Now for my improv takes using  Tie One On . . . 

I thought for today in honor of Cheryl’s Prolific Improv work, for my pix, I would show you some of my  Tie One On “morning makes”  (something Cheryl does pretty much every day on her Instagram feed).

These are “first seam” bits of bigger blocks to come. This photo is from yesterday morning:

And this photo is from this  morning:

And then here below is almost the entire cover for a journal made from similar little improv combos.

I love journals and typically have 3-6 going at one time.
When I die, my kids will find all sorts of things that I have been sketching, planning, listing, reminiscing, dreaming, recording, lamenting, etc. in my journals over the years. I have been journaling in one form or another for over 30 years.  Every once in awhile I go find an old one and either recoil or rejoice in who I was at the time of the entries.   🙂

This little snip of photo is a detail shot showing more progress on that embroidery  photo from yesterday’s post.

And that’s it for today’s post.  Pretty late in the day, even on the Western Coast of the USA .  The next couple of days in the Blog Hop should be earlier in the morning.

Reminders about the Hop…

Make sure you stop by each of the stops on the Blog Hop tour!

Remember each of them will be choosing one winner of a fantastic bundle of Tie One On Fat Quarters! And one commentor from each of my blog posts ABOUT these mighty fine peeps will win some little treat as well.

Here’s the list of Superstars:

9/22 – Teri Lucas
9/23 – Robin Long
9/24 – Sue O’Very
9/25 – Cheryl Arkison — That’s TODAY!
9/28 – Debby Brown

Hope that you are enjoying the Blog Hop so far, we have SEW much more fun stuff comin’!

And as always,

Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,




  • Christi


    I am with you I love journals too. I love the fabric.

    September 25, 2018 at 7:47 pm
  • rachml


    I love seeing all the different projects being created with your new line!

    September 25, 2018 at 7:54 pm
  • Really fun creations, so bright and interesting!

    September 25, 2018 at 8:19 pm
  • Theresa


    Love the embroidery embellishing. I don’t keep up with journals so I start strong and fizzle out. Love the look of them and the idea…. just can’t keep them going.

    September 25, 2018 at 9:38 pm
  • Emily C


    Cheryl’s quilt is very interesting. I love using different techniques on quilting.

    September 26, 2018 at 3:38 am
  • Sandy Allen


    Love that red and black fabric! Hadn’t noticed it before!

    September 26, 2018 at 4:38 am
  • Joyce Carter


    Cheryl’s quilt is very pretty and your fabrics look great in it.
    I have never written a journal, but this is something that would be great to leave for your kids. Something that would not only be for them to remember you by, but to know you better. I wish I had thought of it years ago.

    September 26, 2018 at 6:21 am
  • Nancy


    Like your improv work. Someday I will have to try that.

    September 26, 2018 at 8:19 am
  • Anita L Jackson


    I love your embroidery stitches on your close up, very nice! Improv works are interesting, I’ve made one called the Broken Soldier in Patriotic colors. Very interpretive when you look at them!

    September 26, 2018 at 8:35 am
  • Teri


    What fun to look back on those journals. Love these batiks.

    September 26, 2018 at 10:36 am
  • Oh yes! Another Morning Make convert. Thanks for letting me play with your beautiful fabric.

    September 26, 2018 at 2:05 pm
  • Cecilia Young


    I really like the embroidery embellishments on your cover.

    September 26, 2018 at 4:25 pm
  • Judy


    I am going to have to try improv piecing as it seems like a great way to use up some of my scraps

    September 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm
  • Lisa Marie


    Love the look of your wonderful fabrics all chopped up and sewn improv style!

    September 27, 2018 at 3:31 am
  • usairdoll


    I haven’t tried improv sewing. A think a journal cover would be a great way to start.

    September 30, 2018 at 1:01 am

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