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…

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…