Wednesday, December 30, 2020


 I can't believe Karen the Quilter got this quilt back to me so fast!  It is so snuggly.  I was stitching the binding down and put it down for a moment and one of my sister's puppers decided to snuggle it.  I was sorry to take it away from him.  I think this is Dogter with the quilt. He's so sweet!

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Special bag, special girl

A few years ago I made a pair of pjs for my niece. She loves foxes and, of course, I saved the scraps from the fabric.  My mom suggested I make her a totebag for Christmas so here it is!  The turquoise is from Magpie's graduation quilt (still not finished) and I found the pompom trim at JoAnn.  Note: use the zipper foot to stitch on the pompom trim.  It worked really well. The star on the front is a pocket and there is another pocket on the inside.  My sister in law was surprised that I kept the leftover fabric from the pjs.  I also do because I like to try to make more things for the person if they like the fabric.  My niece was extremely happy and said it was her favorite Christmas gift.  That really made me happy!

And this pink rose tote is my new trolley for my Featherweight!  My last trolley had a broken handle.  It is now used for storing batting scraps!  This one is really an upgrade.  It's got more pockets and the wheels are inline wheels which are so much easier to steer.  It was on sale at JoAnn *and* I had a coupon *and* my mom gave me money for Christmas so I was about ten bucks out of pocket! 


Friday, December 25, 2020

For the little girls

 I made these two quilt tops for my youngest two nieces.  I tried to make them as identical as possible!  The fabric is Olaf and the two Frozen girls. (I've never seen the movie so I don't remember names.)  My sister gave them a loft bed for their dolls so they needed quilts!  The backing is leftover pink damask minky from my Sheri Beri Holiday quilt.  The girls loved the doll quilts and that's all that matters!

Monday, December 14, 2020

Can't believe I forgot to post these!

I can't believe I forgot to upload these quilts last December! I decided to knock out some kits that I have had for a LONG time.  The first one is Isn't Christmas Jolly? I also used my Accuquilt cutter as much as I could on these quilts.  


Next was Sheri Berry Holiday.  This picture doesn't show how beautiful and soft the colors are.  I bought a ton of this fabric because I loved it so much.

Finally this is Critter Christmas.  It's a bit longer than the pattern but I wanted to use more of the border fabric.  

Rex is being helpful and modelling for me!


Monday, December 07, 2020

a little mischief

 I was having a bummer day last week about treated myself to a pattern I had long pinned.  This is Christmas Mischief and the pattern is available on etsy.

I just love this: Oh Dear there's a mistake:

And then you see the little elf who caused the mischief!  The elf in red is full size-12 inches square.  The pink elf is half sized and will go to my friend Susie along with a six-inch quilt stand.  She likes pink better than red so I'm hoping she really likes this. I'm still stitching down the elves-need appropriate pink and green for the little one.  I'm really loving them.

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Finished Baubles

 I'm not sure if I like the borders or not but I'm really happy to have made this!


Many years ago I made a quilt for my Grandmama using Georgette Christmas.  I had some fabric left over so I saved it.  When we were clearing out my Grandmama's house, my aunt asked if she could keep the quilt.  I said yes, of course.  My auntie is a quilter too and I knew she would enjoy it.  So this weekend, I asked myself what did I want to sew?  And it was this little quilt. I'm hoping to sew the blocks together tonight.  It isn't exactly like the first one but I'll always think of my Grandmama when I see it.


Monday, November 30, 2020

Star Wars Strippies!

 After I realized how much I was enjoying my Halloween Star Wars strippie, I decided I needed a Christmas one.  I was able to get a couple of yards to make these strippies.  They're currently untrimmed and I'm waiting on some minky for the backing.  My Halloween strippie backing is flannel and my boyos don't care for it.  But they love minky!  I might have to fight to get use of one of these!

Also, the red, yellow, and holly fabric are all from my stash!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Coastal Christmas

I absolutely fell in love with this heron.  I have a particular affection for these long-legged birds and when I saw this fabric line I knew I had to get it.  I did have some difficulty with the mitered corners and tried various youtube videos to get it right!  I found  one video that showed a slightly different technique that finally worked for me.  I made the second panel slightly differently (gosh, those miters require so much extra fabric!).  And the small table topper is from the leftovers.  I actually have enough fabric cut to make another table topper!

 I emailed Karen the Quilter to see if she had time to quilt for me and she responded immediately.  I went straight home and fixed up the backing and batting-and mailed it off the next morning!

Miss October


Monday, October 12, 2020

Steampunk Halloween

I am working on a new wall hanging. This one is using Steampunk Halloween.  I wanted to use the yellow tossed print as a square on point and have three strips of the blender fabric as the border but I couldn't figure it out.  So I have opted to use a square in a square instead.  I'll still use the three strips as you can see in the last photo.  I still have a long way to go on this one!




I started this cross-stitch so many years ago!  I find it very difficult to do (I have vision issues).  I finally finished it this weekend.  It will be a little needlebook for my aunt.  The inside is wool with a strip of felt for the needles.

Monday, October 05, 2020

A little sampler and a block


I made this little sampler for my nephew and his wife.  It's their wedding gift but it was a little late-like a year and a few days later.  Oh well, it's totally cute and I hope they love it.  I found the pattern on etsy. The pattern offers the charts three different ways: symbols, symbols and color, just color.  Well I used the color chart and it made it so much easier!  I will try to find more charts like that.

Miss September is for the Saturday Sampler at the LQS.  It was a pretty easy block.   Three more months to go!

Friday, September 11, 2020

going batty

 I saw some bat quilts so I drafted this little bat.  Super cute and I was really proud of myself for drafting it on my own.  I have an idea for a batty quilt. . .

And this little goose is for the Chocolatier quilt.  It took me forever to trim the doggone things and I only needed 64 for the quilt.  My hands were hurting for some reason so I opted not to sew for the rest of the day.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sewing here and there

So my sister called and asked if I had any book fabric (which made me laugh because I'm a librarian).  I had some different fabrics and this kit from Connecting threads.  She really like the blue and white book stacks fabric so while we were on the phone I started cutting out the pattern.  I figured if I had any leftover I could send it to her.  Well it turned out that Connecting Threads had accidentally sent me two fat quarters of that fabric and I only needed one! She was worried I would need the fabric but I told her I had already cut out what I needed.  She was really happy.  And isn't this little bookworm cute?? I haven't sewed his eyes on yet -need to check with my long armer. So cute!  

I'm thinking seriously of using the pattern to make a second book quilt.  My younger son, Tig, had two fantastic teachers in elementary school-he's in seventh grade now and still refers  to one of them as the best teacher ever.  So what if I made two of these for them?  It's a possibility.

I would use these fabrics:


Monday, August 10, 2020

Miss August

 Here is my block from August.  They cancelled our July block distribution which was really annoying.  Stupid Covid!

Monday, July 13, 2020

More chocolate

With these blocks I've finished the pieced blocks in the center star.  Tonight I'm hoping to start the Argyle blocks for the outside.  My goal is to finish this to top status by the end of the month.  it will require a lot of focus on my part and I'm already getting distracted!

And here is my checkoff photo.  The argyles are the green, brown and pink ones on the points.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Ready for Saturday

This year's Saturday Sampler is using all batiks.  The blocks aren't difficult but there are fifteen different fabrics so you really have to pay attention to what goes where.  I'm already out of one of them for some reason.  

Monday, July 06, 2020

A little chocolate

So I decided to clear some blocks  off my table that I had cut out a couple of years ago.  I had "gotten stuck" by the Arrowhead block below and was too intimidated to try the paper-piecing in the star block.  These blocks are for the Chocolatier quilt.

And here is my checkoff photo of the quilt.  I'm hoping to get some more of these finished so I can clear it out totally!

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Lady Liberty Ornament

I always like to stitch on a patriotic project on Independence Day.  This year I made the Lady Liberty ornament from Buttermilk Basin.  She's a cutie and I have her hanging on the back of my Sweet Stitches Liberty mini.

Monday, June 08, 2020

Five Saturdays

So here are my blocks for the 2020 Saturday Sampler.  We met as usual for January, February and March  and then we got dropped into this weird trans-dimensional pandemic.                                           

I am enjoying these blocks.  They are more difficult to do because of the number of fabrics required.  Also, the original fabrics for the BOM are not available so we are using substitutions so it's hard to track which fabric goes where sometimes.  I haven't seen the final quilt yet because who knows when our Saturday group at the LQS will meet again?


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!