Tag Archives: #quilting

Quiltmakers 100 block mag. vol 16

Star Garden Block

How many you of you have ever participated in a BOM (block of the month)? Usually through your local quilt store and sometimes even through the mail. I have chosen to join in the fun with my friend Lori and her local quilt store Quilts and Things . I loved the blocks she has shared […]

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Goals for 2018….

   Just in the nick of time 🙂 I have been very busy organizing my up coming projects and working on clearing out my old inventory. I just revamped my website which took way longer then I had wanted: as these things tend to do. So with that said my FIRST GOAL for 2018 is […]

Building Friendships one Quilt Block at a time…..

It has been awhile since I have worked on my Hobo Quilt by Debra G. Henninger. Here are the first three blocks that I wanted to share with you. I am using  my older European Linen Plaid and some of my precious Australian Aboriginal fabrics. I decided to use the raw edge appliqué method with […]

Cleaning One’s Machine…..

This is what happens when you haven’t cleaned your machine or changed the needle. Ugly stitches!! The tension is all a mess and the needle is dull. I have a vintage DAQ 555-3 that sits in a oil bath. It is a Juki and a real work horse!! I love my machine but I haven’t […]

Where has the time gone?

I cannot believe how quickly time has gotten away from me. I remember the snow taking forever to melt and Spring coming so late. Then BAM it was Summer and the never ending smoke. I know that I told more then one person “This must be how a ham feels in the smoke house!” It […]

Reuse, Re-purpose and Recycle….

I have been an advocate of this philosophy all my life. I have at ever opportunity implemented this lifestyle. Most often it has popped up in my crafting; whether for a school drive or as a Librarian: with everything in between. I came across this swap on my Instagram feed and I could not pass […]

My First Quilt Along…

I started and finished my first Instagram quilt along. Well, maybe this is my second start, the first being the Quilter’s Planner QAL at the beginning of January (which will end in December 2017). But definitely my first finish. 🙂 I was so looking forward to getting the book and joining in. I ordered the […]

Panda-Monium Mini Quilt Pattern

I just love this free quilt mini from Fat Quarter shop. If you want to follow along with their video tutorial here is the link. I really have been wanting to share with you my version of this pattern. Ever since I saw this pattern come out I have been itching to make it.  I […]

Every Good Planner needs a Cover

I was a very lucky recipient of this Beautiful Quilter’s Planner. My friend and fellow Quilter Jenn @jt_quilter  completely caught me off guard with this very generous gift. It is also one of the reasons that I started the #52weekswithTheQuiltersPlanner QAL. If you want to see my blocks you can follow along on my Instagram […]

Show N’ Tell

And then there were 12 🙂 I have got a nice rhythm going with the many QAL’s that I am doing. I have found that if I post my pictures on Sunday ….it works out nicely. I have all week to get them made and there is no pressure. I really do not like how […]

Here I go again…

Instagram Quilt Along with Three Dandelions Shop using this book…. Tula Pink’s City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks . I am going to make this using my Civil War scraps that were given to me by my friend Virginia at Galloping Pony Studio . (Back before her Modern turn towards Quilting.) I have absolutely loved […]

Instagram Swaps. How many is too many?

I have found that I have a lot of  Instagram Swaps going and a QAL……. what have I done. Bahaha ( insert evil nervous laugh ). The beautiful pillow in the above picture is one that I received in the #owlswap. This is so beautiful! The workmanship in the cross stitching is just prefect. I […]

Books Summer and Books

Here it is July and I find myself watching for more fires this year then in the past. We usually always have a hot dry Summer however this year it has been on the cooler and wetter side of things. So you would think we would have a reprieve. Nope! Where am I going with […]

Pattern Testing Today

I was asked by my friend JT_Quilting to help her with her new pattern “Mysterious Bigfoot”. Of course I had to jump a this opportunity. I love Big Foot and being from the Pacific Northwest, he is somewhat of a icon. 🙂 Enjoying freezer paper applique; which is the method of her choice: I found […]