Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hazy, Lazy, Crazy Days of Summer!!

Yes, those words remind me of an old song.
I am sure some of you will remember it!

I can't believe I haven't posted any news for over a month.
I have been keeping very busy.

What would you make if you opened a box of fabrics from Michael Miller Fabrics
and these were inside??

THe request is for something "girly".
Hearts were mentioned.

I went a little overboard - and this is what I made.

I wasn't real wild about the lions - so those prints became the backing.

I added a couple of additional Cotton Couture Solids
and also passed on the stripe this time.  I often use it for binding but went with the white for an over all look.

The real kicker here is that I received the fabric on a Thursday at 4 PM
and shipped the completed quilt on the following Monday
complete with the pattern directions!

Stay tuned for the second quilt I finished that week!

Gotta' love it!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Oh Boy!!

Another day, another publication!

One more pillow in the Summer Issue of
Modern Patchwork.

The bolster pillow with dimensional flying geese
made from Joel Dewberry Fabrics!

On newsstands now!!

Lots of fun projects in this issue!

Monday, June 23, 2014

A New Fabric Line and Quilt From Tula Pink

Fun times making this quilt for Free Spirit Fabrics!

Features a new fabric line designed by Tula Pink - 


64" x 64"
Stripped vertically - very cool!

Raindrops quilting pattern.

Quilt will be sold online at Craftsy and will include directions
for this 18" x 18" pillow too!!

I usually just put a stack on the shelf of the extra fabrics,
but this time I made a 30" x 30" wall hanging for myself!!
Love the solid light aqua that sets the blocks!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Double Duty

A road trip to Spencer, Iowa this week-end 
was site for a double celebration of sorts.

June 15, 2014


Monday, June 2, 2014

A Creative Project for Westminster Fabrics

Every now and then I get a request for a different kind of fabric project.
That is the case with this one!

I started out with these fabrics.

The first rug I made using 4 of the solid color jelly rolls - each roll has 
30 - 2 1/2" strips.

The rug ended up being 24" in diameter.

The second rug is very unique.  
It is 27" x 18 1/2" and uses 2 design rolls of Kaffe Fassett prints
6 " wide on the roll.
Lots of pressing and folding, then simple sewing.
I think it is amazing!!

Getting ready for the next project headed my way.
Wonder what it will be???

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ruth Ann Goes to Market

Many of you who were customers at my quilt shop may remember Ruth Ann.
She moved back to Pittsburg several years ago and last week-end
she attended Spring Quilt Market at the Pittsburgh Convention Center.

I had here stop by the Michael Miller Fabrics booth 
and take a picture of the quilt I made for them.

There is Ruth Ann and there is my quilt! 

And just to the left is the quilt in another color way!

Fame and fortune - what more can I say???

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hope It was HAPPY!!!

I hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day.

I had a very relaxing day.  Alison and Natalie came out for lunch and Dennis cooked burgers on the Weber grill.

I had fresh treats baked for Webster and it was a sunny day!

We made a short trek to the Dairy Queen.

A few gifts are always fun.

Fresh tulips, some Hot Mama tea and a Fitbit.
Now I can compete with the girls daily on steps and activity.

Love it!