When it Doesn’t Have to be Perfect – Christmas Ornaments 2017

I started a tradition of making the grandkids ornaments each year in 2010.  Only I didn’t continue. Not because I didn’t want to.  But because I let my head get…

Christmas Bells, Woven Shawl, Thank You Card, Crooked Twist Quilt, and Temperature Quilt

I feel like I am almost back to normal (whatever normal is) and I was able to find some creative energy to work on a few things. Quilting bells on…

Barbara’s Projects, Pillowcases, Postcards, Pot Holders, Walker Totes and Wall Hangings

Barbara likes to work on smaller projects and gifts for others. She also doesn’t like to get her picture taken (and she takes great photos) so it is hard to…

Quilts for Roommates

We have a special needs daughter who lives not too far in an assisted living situation with a roommate. We recently bought Melissa new bedroom furniture so I thought it…

Annual String Game Christmas 2017

As reported in years past, 2014, 2015, and 2016 the String Game has become an annual event for the grandchildren. Grandpa has the hard part of watching movies with them while I…

Virginia’s Fan Quilt

This is the second quilt that I did for Virginia with a few waiting in the wings. I noticed she likes her quilts scrappy, batiks, applique and large (I forgot to…

Nita’s Hexagon Hot Pads/Mug Rugs and Heirloom Stockings

Nita was busy this season making these hot pads and mug rugs for friends and family. It is exciting to see how her confidence and skills grows as she learns…

Tis the Season, Christmas Fun with Sewing Friends (students)

I celebrate Christmas with my students on our normal Saturday class, with early class time (let’s face it we all have last-minute projects to finish up), brunch and a party…

Simple Meander, Sew, Cut Sew, Repeat Winnie the Pooh FQ Quilt, Testing Threads

I quilted  another Elegant Star quilt by Traci: This is what happens when you sew 6 fat quarters together, cut them and sew them up again several times: Testing thread…

Mini Bag by Grace

I’ve mentioned that our sewing club meets in the morning, and then we have a “mini retreat” in the afternoon. If someone shows something fun that they’ve made and it’s…

Prayer Autograph Quilt for Kieth

I am unable to attend church because of severe allergies to scents so I miss out on the weekly interaction with special people. I am however able to put my…

Guild Row by Row Challenge Quilt

Our guild donates the majority of the quilts and other projects that we all share. So in addition so the ones we all make, we have been passing around bags…

Terri’s Christmas Quilt

Terri and Marcia took a quilting class decades ago. I think it was a block of the month. For Terri it was her first quilt. Not sure about Marcia.  She…

Marcia’s Donation Doll Quilts

Marcia comes to class and the donation sew-in’s each month. When she isn’t working on a specific project she is making donation quilts. This post features doll quilts she made…

More Swirls, Meandering and FQ Play

Main focus, long arm quilting. Finished up this feathery swirl: And this t-shirt meandered quilt. Showing the back: And for a change of pace and sanity, started playing with 6…

Pillowcases, Hexagon Mug Rugs and Placemats by Dianne

Dianne has made a few projects this past year. Pillowcases for grandchildren: Some hexagon mug rugs: I love her choice in fabrics: Batik Placemats: And showing her wares from the…