Color Play – Monochromatic

Sandy over at Quilting for the Rest of Us is having a linky party on Tuesdays with color and she has invited us to play along. My fat quarters are…

Veteran Quilt Results

On Saturday, with eight sewers (teen through elderly), many power outages (running several machines and 2 irons were the culprit), 12 bobbins, 6 sewing machines, lots of chocolate, 3 rotary blades and…

Scrappy Pinwheels

This… became this… and then this… and finally this… This started over here with doll quilts. After I cut all my triangles I still had strips left. Granted they were…

Quilting Surprise

My wonderful husband came home with this package for me yesterday. Rocking Chair Quilts is a quilt shop in a small town located an hour from my home. They have…

Veteran Quilt Sew-In

Veteran Lap Quilt Tops I am organizing a sew-in at my house on Saturday to make lap quilts for Veterans in hospice care. A young man in our church is…

MQS Fun

I was able to skip out from work for a few hours to attend the Machine Quilters Showcase held in Overland Park, Ks, this week. After spending some time admiring…

Pizza and Preschoolers

 I am sure you are wondering how pizza and preschoolers belong on a quilting and sewing blog. For two reasons it is about two of my grandchildren, and aprons. My…

To Border or Not to Border

That is the question. It’s time to finish this. I have been busy on many other projects, some completed but I am unable to post yet, and others almost done.…

EReader Cover

Test sample made for my husband, thus the lack of embellishments. It does serve as a good jumping off place for more creative sewing/quilting. The “frame” of this cover is…

Tea Towel Aprons

Another 2012 F-A-L finished for the 2nd quarter that I started it over here. Missouri Star Quilt Company has a tutorial for making tea towel apron that I found intriguing. So…

Crazy Quilt Book Cover Pre-Assembly

Here are two samples of the book cover that these instructions will cover. The instructions include how to take measurements for any size book  or notebook. This is a no…

Quilt As You Go Reversible Table Runner

This is the project I talked about over here that I worked on in “club” this past Saturday: This picture shows the Christmas side. Right now it is 32 x…

Autograph Quilt and Graduation Days

I am from the East Coast and graduation was always in June (not sure if that is still true however). Here in the Midwest it is in May. Right now…

Getting Ready

Once a month my Janome Dealer hosts “club.” It is a place to show off whatever sewing project you are working on. We also share ideas, techniques, and design dilemmas.…

Laurryn’s Baby Quilt

This went home with my daughter: It is for one of her good friends that is having her first baby. The print fabric matches the baby’s room curtains. That fabric…

Road Trip

I returned last night from a road trip where my daughter and I met 1/2 way in St. Louis, MO for an overnight Mother/Daughter bonding time. Even though it was…