Wednesday, August 17, 2016


I am not into quilting my own quilts.  However, it seems I see all sorts of people that do their own on their sewing machines and I figure surely I should be able to do this.  Well this past week I figured I was going to try it.  I do quilt my own runners, and usually just pin them, but this quilt is 42 by 48.  I decided to spray baste it instead and just use an few pins once it was all basted together.
 It laid out nice and smooth, and while it took some time I really carefully worked at it and the results looked really good.  I might just try bigger ones next time.
I quilted it in straight lines with Isacord thread.  It quilted with out a hitch or a wrinkle.  I've gotten it bound, and I'm off to my quilting group today, and will finish off the hand work.  This will end up on the wall in dining room, hopefully this afternoon.  
Pretty excited about this accomplishment so I am linking up with

Friday, August 12, 2016


I started our 20 years ago as pretty much a traditional quilter.  Lots of 1800 reproductions and 1930 prints as well.  Then the modern quilt movement came along and grabbed me right up.  This is one of my very favorite table runners.  Plus I used linen fabrics, which I really like especially for runners.

I love this runner almost as much if not more than the one above.  It is frequently seen on the dining room table.

My VBF Brooke made this runner for me.  A wonderful gift!
Lots going on in my studio these last few weeks, but I also love looking back at some of my finished favorites.
So I am linking up to show them off with

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


I have had such a hard time tossing away or giving away the last of my Fleet and Flourish by Maureen Cracknell.  I usually do not keep  little bits an pieces of fabrics.  However, this one just seems to be a real favorite for me.  

Plus this runner is such a cool way to use up those little pieces.  I have enough for another runner too.  So one is done and another begun.  
So I'm linking up with

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


I mentioned these blocks in this quilt to my VBF Brooke.  She purchased them for me several years ago on a trip to the east coast visiting her husband's family.  I had to do something with them so I made this sweet little bassinet quilt.  The bassinet no longer houses any babies.  My youngest grandson will be 8 in August.  I keep the bassinet with this little quilt tucked in it, in my sewing studio now. Where it often houses unfinished quilting projects instead of babies.  
Brooke said to send her a picture of the quilt.  She had forgotten about these little blocks.  So I am linking up this morning with 

Friday, July 29, 2016


A coworker asked me to make a quilt for her new grandson expected at the end of this year.  Her daughter in law picked the fabric used in the center of the stars and the back ground.  I then picked up co-ordinating colors to match the little birds, sloths, and what ever kind of lizard that is in there.   They are so cute!  I have accomplished 10 of the 20 blocks.  They are all fussy cut.  Even the bird background.  No one wants birds flying upside down.   

Well while the quilt is not finished I do have 10 of the blocks complete, so I am linking up with:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


I selected this quilt pattern from the 2015 Quiltcon Magazine by Rashida Coleman-Hale last year.  I know I have mentioned several times I have a huge stack of Cotton and Steel prints.  Try as I can they just seem to multiply instead of getting used up.  But, they are still one of most favorite fabrics.

The strips are 4 1/2 inches wide and varied lengths.  

The first twelve rows are above, and here are the last three.  I hope to get these done and get the top all finished up.

At last the binding.  Now just to get a back sewn together, and take it to Hollie Rawe my quilter and bind it.  It is on its way so I am linking up with:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


I am not sure how I ended up with so much extra of Maureen Cracknell's Fleet and Flourish.  I am sure I only bought a fat quarter bundle.  However, I have one quilt in the process and still lots of left overs.  So I figured to cut them into 6 1/2 inch squares and make 6 inch half square triangles.  Crazy thing is I still had lots left over to cut a stack of 3 inch squares to make a couple table runner as gifts along with some Kona Snow squares.

Such a fast and easy way to try to move some of these fabric out of my stash.  The finished size will be 42 by 48.  A nice wall hanging size.  So I'm linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and
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