The Seam Ripper is Your Friend

“Become friends with your seam ripper.” This is a saying you will hear from me if you take any of my classes. It’s one of the “rules.” Mistakes are going…

Quilting Diamonds, Another Fat Quarter Quilt and a Leader Ender Mini Quilt

Still working on these and still unsuccessful with trying a little bit each day. I started another fat quarter quilt like the one shown in this post.  I’m taking pictures as…

Sewing with Children, Hand Sewing, A Mother’s Day Gift

Grace started this fox back in October and decided she wanted to finish it up on an overnight : The next morning she wanted to start on the elephant for…

Southwoods Stitchers May Donation Sew-in

Ann was our presser for the evening, helping out where needed. Bonnie finished up one of her quilts and started on another one. Savannah, Bonnie’s granddaughter, also came, but she…

Quilting Diamonds, New Donation Quilt, Leader Enders and Another FQ Quilt

I was able to put one of my quilts on the long arm. The goal was to do a row each night (pantograph pattern) but that hasn’t happened. I’m loving…

Selvage Edge Rug

I don’t throw fabric out. Anything smaller than 1 inch, goes into pet beds. Small strips 1-1 1/2 inches were saved for this project, along with selvage edges that I’m…

Terri’s Autograph Quilt

It was fun to hear the stories behind the recipient of this gift and Terri’s hope to provide a special gift for her retirement as she worked on it each…

Fat Quarter Quilt, Hand Embroidery, Hand Sewing by Grace and a Card

Still slowing working my way back to my sewing studio. I finished piecing this fat quarter quilt, though I ran out of the red sashing fabric so I need to…

Ikea Hack Cutting Board Storage – Studio Makeover Part Two

My Ikea ironing board hack is here.  Step two in my make-over was a cutting board/storage solution. This table has been used in various ways over many many years as well…

Mary’s T-shirt Quilt

This is Mary’s 2nd quilt. And a very ambitious one at that. Her first one is here. Here it is in stages as she designed it. She had a bit…

Binding and a New Donation Quilt

Slowly picking up my sewing again, though I can’t wait until I have the energy and “ok” to be on my feet more. Worked on the binding on my autumn…

Susan’s Quilt

This is a simple but cute quilt that Susan made for her daughter-in-law and soon to be new  grand-baby. Straight line quilting is fairly easy with a ruler when you…

Birds in the Air #Twilter Swap

I participated in a birds in the air block swap to celebrate a novel by Frances of Off-Kilter Quilt. Everyone made an extra block for Frances. I made 41 blocks…

Student Progress – April 2017

There were only a couple of classes this month since I was off my feet, but there’s been a lot of progress. Here are a few photos: Marcia working on…

Quilting Guild Donations and Doll Quilts

Our local guild supports a local agency in our town that provides food and assistance  as well as gifts at Christmas time to families in need. In fact we have…

Leaves, Meandering Squares, Weaving and Mini HST

I quilted large leaves on this donation quilt. They show up really well on the back. I finished quilting 2 quilts for Traci using a square in a square meandering…