September 10, 2021

Long Time

 I haven't been posting at all.  If you're still curious about my life you can follow along via IG, @janprytz.

May your bobbins always be full,

June 8, 2021

Best Friends QAL, the second one is complete

I'm so happy to have no WIPs!  I really love this quilt, even though it's not perfect.  I just noticed that I made the same error on the top and bottom rows, oh, well!  Finished is better than perfect.

I took these photos after teaching Tai Chi today.  It's a lot easier than using hangers from the rain gutter, like this.

May your bobbins always be full,

June 7, 2021

Best Friends QAL, the first one is complete

Boy, photographing a queen-size quilt is a challenge.  I finally hung it from the rain gutter, above the garage door.  I really love how this turned out.  It's a housewarming gift for a great couple.

I had 6 quilts to put the binding on and this is #5, only one more to go, and it's another Best Friends quilt.


May your bobbins always be full,

June 6, 2021

Giving Love Quilt or #7, is complete!

This is the 3rd Giving Love Quilt I've made, you can read about why I made another here.  It's for my cousins' daughter, Ellen.

I love the sunlight streaming through the quilt back.  Below is a close-up of the Dragonfly panto that is my current favorite.

May your bobbins always be full,

June 5, 2021

The Froggy-Girl Quilt is Complete!

One of my cousins, actually one of my cousins' granddaughters, loves frogs. She's 40 years old and legally blind. She has very limited vision; she started losing her vision at 3 years old. She's a trained chef and loves photography. She works as a nanny. And she's one of my favorite people.  

When I cut out the frogs from the Tula Pink fabric, I didn't have enough, so I threw in some owls! The quilt top measures 48 inches square.  

A close-up of the Dragonflies panto.


May your bobbins always be full,

June 4, 2021

The Sparkling Patchwork Quilt is complete

I really love how this Sparkling Patchwork Quilt turned out.  It's hot and the sun is very bright today, so the colors look a bit faded.  That blue is Kona Windsor Blue, one of my favorites.

You can read how I made this quilt from this post.  For the quilt back, I used the leftover striped fabric, since I hadn't used any on the front of the quilt.

This shows my new favorite panto, Dragonflies!  And below was my attempt at an "arty" photo!  😂

May your bobbins always be full,

June 2, 2021

The Lattice Quilt is finished!

The Lattice Quilt is complete and I'm a dork. This one is going to my daughter Carrie in N.C., and I was getting it ready to mail; the box was taped shut, then I realized I hadn't taken any photos!  Must take photos! 

For the quilt back I used the left-overs from the layer-cake.  The quilt measures 48" x 57".

May your bobbins always be full,

May 29, 2021

What time is it?

It's binding time!  These six quilts need binding!  Two are queen-size and the others are lap quilts.  I better get busy because my LAQ has six more; three will be ready at the end of June and three will be ready at the end of July.  

This pandemic has really kept me busy making quilts.  I'd rather be creating than binding, but, "Oh, Well"!


May your bobbins always be full,

Second Edition of the Cross-Hatch Quilt Top

For this version, I mixed up the solid color squares, instead of keeping them in color order.  I really love how all the versions turned out.  If you want to make your own, the tutorial is here.  You can easily adjust the size of your quilt by changing the size of the squares and HSTs.  For this quilt, I used 5" squares and HSTs, instead of the 5.5" in the tutorial.


May your bobbins always be full,

May 17, 2021

The Solid Cross-Hatch Quilt Top is Complete, the First Edition

I'm really happy with this Solid color version of the Cross-Hatch Quilt Top, warts and all.  On the Black and White version, I planned imperfection; this time it just happened.  Guess I'm Amish at heart.

I have enough squares and HST ready for another quilt top, Guess I better get busy!

As you can see, it's Frisco approved.  I had the darndest time getting and keeping him off this quilt top!  This time I made the squares 5", instead of 5.5".  That made the quilt top smaller, 51" x 64", as opposed to 56" x 70".  Maybe I'll try it with 4" squares sometime in the future.


May your bobbins always be full,