Aug 27, 2009


little quilt wall
I’ve had so many very nice comments from you about my Little Quilt Wall that I decided it must be post-worthy.  So here it is.  (Just don’t judge my wall decorating arrangement skills…or lack of. LOL)  It is right above my desk and makes my sewing room feel cheerful.  I really enjoy making little quilts. 

Aug 23, 2009

In the Mood for Little Quilts

Another quilt for my “little quilt” wall.  Its a busy one but I had a lot of fun with it.

And I have a third one in the works…

Aug 21, 2009

mini quilt and cowboys


Last night I finished a new quilt for my miniature quilt wall. This one is 11 inches by 14 inches and is from a pattern by Lori Smith. I love her designs.

I used some of the adorable scraps from Jodi’s package and some from my own scrap stash. They all went so well together, I thought.


My favorite fabric in this quilt is these little cowboys that I got quite a while ago from Terri. Aren’t these guys just the sweetest ever! Even my husband noticed this fabric and really liked it…and he’s not usually into fabrics. I’m thinking it might remind him of some PJ’s he had as a little boy.


Aug 19, 2009

Thanks Jodi!

Today when I came home and found a box on my step, I was one happy lady. You see, extremely lucky me won Jodi’s giveaway a few days ago and I knew that’s what it was.

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My sweet granddaughter was here so we sat down on the floor together and admired and sorted all the pretty fabrics. She loved that there was so much pink…her favorite color. We also chatted about how one day I will teach her how to sew and make quilts and told her how much fun she will have to look forward to. She cooed back and smiled and kicked in her bouncy chair. I think she is a little excited already.

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Thanks for the fun Jodi. I can’t wait to put them to use.

Aug 15, 2009

Scrappy Sampler

Three years ago after reading Jennifer Chiaverini’s book “The Master Quilter”, I became fascinated with the quilt in the story: Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler. Jennifer generously shared the patterns on-line and I decided to attempt my first sampler quilt. My sister, Tricia, joined me in the fun. She lives miles away so we shared our efforts through email and scanners. I am also part of a group of quilters around the world who are making these blocks together.

sampler blocks 1

I am still working on it. I have finished 76 blocks and I think that is enough for a comfy quilt. It has been a scrappy quilt, using up my fabric leftovers. So I am making the sashings the same way…scrappy. I like how this looks so far.

sampler blocks 2

Hopefully I’ll have a top finished soon. Lets see if I can have it all the way done before another three years goes by.

By the way, Jennifer has many other books published too. Very good reading.


Aug 7, 2009

Time for Myself

Today was great! I had most of it just for myself and I spent it stitching baskets for my A Tisket, A Tasket quilt.

8 baskets done

And now I’m all caught up on this project….for awhile :-)

baskets 1 baskets 2


Aug 3, 2009

Christmas in August

Last month was crazy so I missed the fun of “Christmas in July.”  I made up for it this afternoon with a little “Christmas in August.”  Our weather is so hot here we could use a little Christmas thinking to cool things down a bit.

These are for an ornament exchange I’m involved with over at IFQ.  But I’m saving one of them for my tree. Ho Ho Ho


Aug 2, 2009

Dressed in White

My sewing project for this week was a pretty white blessing dress for my granddaughter.  The dress was a pleasure to make and turned out sweet but when it was put on this little girl, it became absolutely adorable!

Blessing dress

This has been a beautiful day with our families and good friends all gathered together to support her for her special occasion.


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