Friday, February 24, 2017


My friend Brooke at Silly Mama Quilts occasionally asks me to assist with some quilt top construction.  She sent this one along with another a couple weeks ago.  The pattern was in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine April 2017's issue.  I must admit the pattern construction for the stars is somewhat odd.  However, when in doubt follow the instructions.  It worked, and joining the stars at their 45 degree angle actually worked perfectly.  

Brooke had some very specific fabrics, so once I got to the small border I ended up having to piece them, but I really like the border results.  The final larger border was also pieced with a different low volume fabric on each side.  The end result I think was a cute little quilt top.
Since this top is done I am linking up with:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


In January I posted my first six blocks of the Fat Quarter Shop's Make A Wish Patchwork Quilt Along.  On the 15th of this month  block #2 came so it was get busy and get it done. 
So here is block #2.  I am making them all in red fabrics and so far I have used a different white fabric.  They are fun and not very difficult at all.  It is a work in progress so I am linking up with:

Friday, February 17, 2017


I volunteered to help my friend Brooke finish up a couple of items while she worked on other more pressing projects.  The floral fabric is a heavy weight designer fabric.  It really is a beautiful print.  
I continued adding additional blocks to the pattern which was featured in Quilts and More's Spring 2017 issue.  
 And here we are with the finished top.  It measures 60 by 60 inches.  So I'm linking up with:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


My quilt guild does a National Quilt Day event in March.  Your entry to the event is to either bring a pillow case or make one before you can get involved in making charity quilts.  I usually come with one, or two, or three.  OK so I am an over achiever!
I have tons of children's fabrics, having supplied myself well with three daughters and all their friends having babies over the last 25 years.  So it is time to pass some of them on for a worthy cause.  
So I am linking up with 

Friday, February 10, 2017


I have mentioned in several posts that I have been working on organizing, actually digging, in my quilt studio and have unearthed a number of very old projects.  This happens to be one of them.  Twelve blocks all finished, but in fabrics that I long ago fell out of love with.  
Well I finished it up.  The blocks were in a bag with fabrics all together to finish it and even binding and a back.  It is making its way to my quilt guild Warm Wrappings group.  It will find its way once quilted to a charity group.  Last October the guild gave away 220 quilts to several charities.  
This is a finish so I am linking up with

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Done all twelve of them.  I love them!!!!!!  Now it is on to adding a lattice and borders.  
Still a Work in Progress so I'm linking up with

Friday, February 3, 2017


Several years ago at a quilt show I purchased Handprint And Make Your Own Bags by Jenny McCabe and this fabric.  Just recently I stumbled across it while doing some organizing in my quilting studio.  Bags are a big thing, especially as our area has now banned plastic bags.  If you do not come with your own bag to the store they charge you 5 cents for every bag you need.  A great time to make up a bag or even two.  
 The problem, as usual I bought way more fabric than was needed for one bag.  After finishing two bags I still had sufficient fabric to make up two smaller ones as well.  
Of course, I did not purchase enough lining fabric so a shopping trip to pick some additional lining fabric and handles was in order.  I will end up with four bags.  I guess a couple of them will make great gifts.  This is a done deal so I am linking up with:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


 I am particularly fond of grey fabrics.  Recently I saw a free pattern offered by Amanda of Jedi Girl with some samples of her pattern done in grey fabric.  I just could not resist in making it in my grey fabric stash.  
I needed a background fabric and found this piece at my local fabric store.  
My first block.  I really like how it looks.
Block two.  There are only twelve blocks in the pattern so I am thinking I can move right along with this.  Making them up with different grey fabrics is so much fun.  I ended up digging through my entire stash and came up with several grey fabrics I didn't even know I had.  A fun work in progress so I am linking up with: