Fabric Finds

Last weekend our children and their families met in St. Louis, MO for a mini family get together. Saint Louis is a mid-way meeting place and while the time was…

Deadline Met!

The pressure was on. I had planned to make this last week, but “life” got in the way. A back injury, an out-of-town trip postponed working on this until last night. The…

Thank you, Meg

I remember the days when my children were small and they colored their “thank you’s.” This is for the backpack I made for her, pictured here. Meg, your note is…

Wedding Plans

A coworker is getting married in a month and her shower is next week. I plan to make a wall hanging with their names and wedding date added for their…

Autumn Colors

I am not a fan of batiks other than using them in landscape/animal type quilts. I found a kit at a sewing expo from Sew Wonderful Dreams for an autumn…

Ready for Shipping

This is a duplicate of the skirt I made for my daughter this summer over here, requested by a Facebook reader. The fabric sent to me was the same as…

Quilt to Go, Continued

At the last post I left you off here: With the intention of making a 4 square wall hanging. Things can change when it comes to fabric and thread, especially…

Quilt to Go

Here is another camping/quilt project from this summer while visiting my daughter where I made 3 skirts for her over here.  This is a project/quilt with a story. I purchased a kit…

Sewing Dilemma

Remember this quilt, that I started over here? It now looks like this, basted and ready to quilt: It is a bed quilt that I have specifically planned for my bedroom.…

Fun Fabric Finds

I was never one to purchase fabric unless I had a specific purpose in mind, meaning it was designated for someone and had a deadline. Otherwise any fabric I fell…

The Three Little Name Squares or Poor Planning

Once upon a time there were 3 little name squares: Mr. First, as he was the first attempt at stitching out the new baby’s name. Hummm, I wonder if he…

One of My Favorite Things

A preview of things to come. My friend may be excited about her new baby, and I am just as excited to be making a quilt for him. I love having…

Next Quilt

Here is the fabric for my next quilt for a new baby. It will actually be a wall hanging with the baby’s name in the center and white centers in…

Christmas Bricks-More Pictures

          I love how my “Christmas Bricks” placemats turned out. Here they are on my table and over a chair. These are taken by a creative…

Backpack Update

Amazing what a day away will do. Remember this? While this prototype is not perfect. It meets the criteria that my son suggested.  Fasteners in the front – I used…

Why I Quilt

There is a reason why I quilt. The lines are simpler. If you make the pattern up yourself there are no directions to follow. Mistakes can become “design elements.” Now…