Baby Quilt Update

I don’t want to give too much away, but here is the progress on Laurryn’s quilt. I am showcasing the curtain fabric in the baby’s room. It is very cheery…

Student Pictures

I teach quilting/sewing on Tuesday evenings. It is very low-key and everyone works on different projects, come when they need help or just for fellowship. The top photo is a…

Pretty in Pink

As you can see, I got a little side tracked. I know I am biased, but who could resist such a cute face. Grace is playing shy for the camera…

Quilt Plans

Part of planning a new quilt is choosing the fabrics. The possibilities are endless and there are many factors that play into the decision. The purpose, the pattern, the colors…

Princess Skirt

My granddaughter is a true girl. Even at two she loves purses and shoes and clothes and playing with Mommy’s make-up. Here she is at her birthday party showing off…

Box of Chocolate’s Continued

The top is pieced minus borders. I love all the movement and secondary designs. I have 4 solid jelly roll strips left over. I thought I was going to have…

Box of Chocolates

This first one layout is a very random placement of the pieces.I really like the scrappy look, and the different patterns that emerge. This second layout is more controlled with…

Super Bowl Sew In Update

Darla from the Scientific Quilter, Katie from Katie’s Quilting Corner, Pam from Hip to be Square and Nonnie from Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams put together the “Super Bowl Sew In” on Twitter…

Why I Quilt

Thread Fabric More thread       More fabric; Buttons and more buttons     Did I mention fabric? For those that wonder how buttons are in the mix, buttons,…

Japanese Taupe

I know I am not the only quilter that “pets” fabric. I have even had quilt shop owners greet me with, “Don’t forget to pet the fabric.” As if I…

Pretend Play

We celebrated Christmas this week with my daughter and family. She has 4 boys, 7, 5, 3 and 1. The older ones are into pretend play so one of the…

Machine or Hand Piece?

While Sandy over at “Quilting For the Rest of Us” is starting the “Slow Quilting Movement” I have been contemplating hand sewing my hexagon project. I started out last summer…

The Cat is in the Bag

Another quick project, for a friend with a birthday. She loves cats and crochet. I thought a simple bag for her yarn and needles would be the perfect gift. It…

Birthday Book Bonanza and More

I frequent the library for my quilting books and ideas. Sadly not all books can be found at the library. So what is a person to do? In my case…

Toddler Purse and Tea Towel Apron

We celebrated my granddaughter’s second birthday today. She had a mini party on her actual birth day so I had already given her gifts, but last night I remembered I wanted…

Fleece, Fat Quarters, and Frugality

I had planned to make quilts for my daughters 4 boys, ages 7, 5, 3 and 18 months, for Christmas. Never happened. Then I decided they would be this years…