To-Do Tuesday #18

I will be linking this post with Sue and Roseanne’s Linky party over at Home Sewn By Us To-Do Tuesday Linky #49. Do stop over there to see what every one else is working on. Last week I had a short list of projects: 1. Finish my Christmas in July Then and Now Blog HopContinue reading “To-Do Tuesday #18”

A Good Day Sewing

My day started with piles of projects everywhere! Some secret sewing projects for the upcoming Christmas in July Blog Hop; Binding is almost finished on pattern test quilt; The zipper is almost done on sweet little Ruby’s bean bag chair; I’m looking around and considering how much will get done today. 😁 I also needContinue reading “A Good Day Sewing”

Some Bright Sunshiny Fun

A huge thank you to Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks for hosting the perfect hop to provide us all with some much needed sunshine. I’m sharing my day with a great bunch of bloggers, all of whom I have been following and admiring forever it seems. Monday, June 22nd Just Let Me Quilt VroomansContinue reading “Some Bright Sunshiny Fun”

June OMG Finishes

1. Finish my Spring Into Summer quilt. Quilted and binding is on. Finished 2. Finish my project for the Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop and write my post. Done! 3. Sew the two bean bag chairs that are cut out that my son asked me to make for his two daughters. 😉 4. Start another quiltContinue reading “June OMG Finishes”

I Like; My May Adventures and June Projects

What a month last month was! Two blog hop projects done and posts written/published. A bad bout of the flu. An emergency trip out of town to help some dear friends. Temperamental machines and the ever present squirrel attacks! I did manage a bit of knitting on top of the two hop projects. My parcelContinue reading “I Like; My May Adventures and June Projects”

My Day on It’s Cool to be Square Blog Hop

When I saw the announcement for this Blog Hop I knew I wanted to participate and even what I was going to make. It was predetermined! Right? Wrong! I had my fabrics pulled and pattern printed. Then I’m not sure if it was Covid Brain or the squirrels visiting me again but things changed. 🥴Continue reading “My Day on It’s Cool to be Square Blog Hop”

May 17-23 To Do List

This is my last posted list for my goals. Unfortunately I was knocked down by the flu; while not Covid, it was a particular nasty bug. I am starting to feel better but don’t yet have an abundance of energy. 1. Finish Vortex to flimsy stage. Done! 2. Start quilting either of the two sandwichedContinue reading “May 17-23 To Do List”

Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge

Starting in 2011 Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict has hosted this challenge to provide quilts to various charities. 2011: 47 quilters made 60 quilts 2012: 55 quilters made 94 quilts 2013: 65 quilters made 127 quilts 2014: 70 quilters made 145 quilts 2015: 67 quilters made 147 quilts 2016: 104 quilters made 194Continue reading “Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge”

It’s Cool to be Square Blog Hop Coming Soon

A couple of months ago, Carol from Just Let Me Quilt announced the new hop she is hosting mid May. I decided right away that I needed to jump in because I had the perfect idea for a quilt that suited the theme and the crazy times we are living in. I had my patternContinue reading “It’s Cool to be Square Blog Hop Coming Soon”

Hands to Help Comfort Quilt Challenge

Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict is the driving force behind this amazing challenge. Every year Sarah has a small group of charities that she requests quilts be sent to along with a great list of their websites where you can check to see what their quilt requirements are. 2020 represents the tenth yearContinue reading “Hands to Help Comfort Quilt Challenge”

April 26 – May 2 Goals

Last week I was late posting my list and forgot the week before. I was really having trouble with keeping track of days or time. 1. Finish Vortex to flimsy stage. 2. Get the binding on Robbie Robotics. 3. Start quilting either of the two sandwiched quilts. Started 4. Start cutting and assembling my projectContinue reading “April 26 – May 2 Goals”

Coming Soon

The lineup for the hop is: May 18 Creatin’ in the Sticks Life in the Scrapatch Day Brook Designs Songbird Designs The Darling Dogwood Kathleen McMusing Quilting Gail May 19 MooseStashQuilting Beaquilter Quilt In A Not-Shell Elizabeth Coughlin Designs Seams To Be Sew Daughters of Dorinda Kathy’s Kwilts and More May 20 Ms P DesignsContinue reading “Coming Soon”

Spring into Summer

January 23 had me finishing another pattern test for The Quilt Pattern Magazine. This pattern will be published in the May issue. This pattern is Trinkets written by Nan Baker and finishes at 54 1/2” x 78 1/2”. The cutting was done with great instructions to follow. Then piecing commenced; strip piecing is possible whenContinue reading “Spring into Summer”

One Month of Self Isolating

Can you believe it’s been just over a month? Are you losing days and having to check your phone to see what day it really is? That’s me these days! 🤔 I had my goals for the week and fabrics pulled for the upcoming blog hop projects. And then………🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿. Visitors arrived and my mind wentContinue reading “One Month of Self Isolating”

Making us Laugh Blog Hop

Hosted by Joan at Moose Stash Quilting. This is the list of bloggers who will bring a much needed smile to your faces. Do stop in, check out their projects, perhaps collect some inspiration or patterns, and feel free to show them some love by commenting. Wednesday March 18 Life in the Scrapatch The DarlingContinue reading “Making us Laugh Blog Hop”

Are you ready to Laugh?

With everything that’s going on it the world we all need to stay calm and find something to laugh about. An amazing group of bloggers, under the guiding umbrella of one of the funniest bloggers we know and love, Joan from Moose Stash Quilting will be presenting the Make Us Laugh Blog Hop by theContinue reading “Are you ready to Laugh?”

March 8 – 14 Progress Report and Goals

All in all I can say this week was a bit of a washout for me as far as my weekly goals getting accomplished. No finishes to report, but some progress was made. I did get some progress on my Star Crossed Plaid Quilt. It should be ready for binding mid week. I only gotContinue reading “March 8 – 14 Progress Report and Goals”

Joining Some More Hops

Now that I can see and sew, I decided to let a couple of squirrels take over my sewing space. I joined the Quilt Qwazy Queens Hop again this year because the theme just makes me smile. It starts March 18th and is a perfect way to celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day on March 21st. HowContinue reading “Joining Some More Hops”

Introduction to Quilting Part 2

In my first post I introduced you to the tools that I consider to be necessary to our quilting journey. In this post I will give you the short version of the tips and tricks I teach my students over 8 months of classes. I will add to these tips and tricks as we goContinue reading “Introduction to Quilting Part 2”

Garden Walk

Sue Beevers is the designer of this quilt pattern. The design is a quick 12” finished block quilt and I tested it for The Quilt Pattern Magazine. The pattern is well written and very easy to follow. Cutting took about an hour and the instructions were very clear. The simplicity of the design allows youContinue reading “Garden Walk”