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…

Christmas Bricks Placemats

My Moda Honey Bun roll has been turned into 4 placemats. They started over here. I used red and green solids for the binding and backing with a decorative stitch…

Christmas Bricks Continued

Here are my “bricks” from the previous post sewn into strips. I thought about making a lap quilt, but I decided they would work better as placemats. So these strips…

Camping, Christmas & Quilting

Most quilters I know love fabric and I am no exception. When I first discovered fat quarters I thought the world was a wonderful place. When I discovered Charm Squares,…

Crazy Quilt Fabric Postcards

I taught how to make crazy quilt fabric postcards through my local community education program this past week. Here are the samples I brought. Two of them I digitized and…

Summer Stash Challenge and Hexagons

Sandy over at Quilting for the Rest of Us, issued a Summer Stash Challenge using warm colors. The deadline is today and I almost missed it. I was listening to…

Pictures at Last

Remember the skirts I made for my daughter, detailed here? Well I finally have a picture of the 3rd one being modeled. Here is a close up of the bow.…

Getting Started

Quilting started for me when I was pregnant with my first child over 30 years ago. I wish I could say I have been quilting the entire time over the…

Green Sewing

Remember the skirts my daughter asked me to make pictured here. My daughter raided (with permission) her husbands ties to make the bow on her first skirt. The tie was…

Quilt Shop Find- Fabric for a Skirt

Before heading to my daughter’s house this summer for a visit, she asked me if I could sew up a skirt for her if she had a picture of what…

Hexagons Continued

Hexagons continued, see the start of the story here. Pictured is the progress I made while camping. By trial and error I learned a few tricks that worked for me.…

Camping and Quilting, Two of My Favorite Things

I love to camp, and when people wonder how I can sew when I camp I have to mention we have a travel trailer. A tent wouldn’t stop me from…

Man Your Battle Stations, More With Hexagons

It is now time to sew the rows together, hopefully without too much seam ripping. Ideally with none at all, but I am a realist and my first attempts were…

“Take 5” Bed Quilt Continues

The colors all mixed together. Don’t they look inviting? The premise behind the “Take 5” patterns is you take 5 minutes, 5 fabrics and a little over 5 hours and…