For Military Appreciation Week

One of the vet tech co-workers of my daughter’s is a young veteran so I wanted to thank him for his service.   Not only did he love it but insisted on being in the picture with the quilt.   I enjoyed the pattern and am beginning to really enjoy paper piecing.   Hope it brings him some joy as well.    Pictures are before it was quilted and after it was delivered.


Happy Mother’s Day

Robert built my pergola for Mother’s Day.  I’ve been debating buying one for years and decided life is short.  It allows me to enjoy by backyard more.   Can’t wait to add a sink to the grill area then we’re all set.

Late is Better Than Never

If you can’t tell by the fall flowers, this was intended for Thanksgiving.  I wanted to hang it over the glass panel in my front door.  Well as usual it was made in time but had to wait it’s turn to get quilted and bound.

It’s finally done last week and it can hang up next fall.  I might even use it for a tablecloth for Thanksgiving cause my amazing sister is coming.  I think I have 5 more to baste and quilt.


My Queen of Ween

I have no idea why I fell in love with this panel when I saw it, but I did.  I ordered it from a couple of places only to hear sold out, back ordered, etc.  Finally found a seller on Amazon in China that had 2 left.  So I bought them and shared one with my friend Dee.  It’s been laying on my chair waiting for binding for about 2 months and it’s finally done.

No pattern.  I just added my own ideas to a panel in the center.   The border is hard to see but it’s all bones.


Where Does The Time GO?

Can’t believe I’m been absent again since February.  Seems like I never have much to post about.  Life consists of working, taking care of the house and the dogs.

I am excited to be going to Ohio in May and visiting my sexy sister Jill and her muffin husband Mark.   Then it’s off to Michigan to meet a long time online friend in person.  Can’t wait.   See you with pictures some time soon.

A Log Cabin That Lays Flat

One of the basic beginner quilt blocks has been a headache to me from day one.  I love the log cabin and the court house step blocks but have struggled for years to get the blocks made to lay flat.   I’ve bought special rulers, squares etc. and still they never want to lay flat.

I decided I would try the Missouri Star pattern for a curved log cabin.  Viloa, 36 flat blocks.  I was impressed.  After putting them together twice and picking them back apart, I finally found a layout I liked.    Not sure where it will end up living, but it’s finished.   They are made using a Robert Kaufman jelly roll called Holiday Flourish and a silver on white small print.


It’s Not Christmas But . . . .

It’s not Christmas but I finished this for Ms. Glenda Smith.  She loved the wall hangings I made for the Creation Station Christmas party last year and I promise to make her one.   However, I was in the process of teaching a magic tile quilt for the group and she loved the vintage Christmas prints from Robert Kaufman.  I decided to gift her the entire quilt.

It just so happens that the fabric set came with a beautiful panel so I finally pieced it and made her a table topper to match her quilt.  Got it finished and quilted and last week was able to gift it to her.   Difficult to tell in the picture but the fabrics are all really pretty metallics.


My Floral 4 Patch Posey

I bought this fabric a year or so ago for a 4 patch posey.  I kept looking at it and it was kinda busy.  I cut the blocks and it was really busy so I packed it away.  I finally decided love or hate it, it was time to finish it.  I found a coordinating stripe for the sashing but it made it even more busy.

In a last ditch effort, I decided just use black and put the stripe on a small corner stone.  WOW.  I love how it turned out.  The black just made everything fall into place and I’m really digging the cornerstones.   So glad I finished it.


Room Rearranging – Again

If you know me you know I’m always trying to find a better way to arrange a 12 x 29 living room.  So once again, I moved it around.  Now we have a tv area and a sitting area. It’s not like I’ll use the sitting area since it’s just me, but it looks cozy. Maybe one day it will be an exercise area.

I debated for years turning the sofa this way and kept saying it was too long.  I wish I had done it years ago.  The TV is on the wall you can’t see where the sofa faces.   I love the new layout.  For now, lol.

Then after 8 years of struggling with no counter space and no cabinet space in the kitchen, I suddenly thought why not put a cabinet in there.   Just trying to buy a cabinet and counter top was so expensive so I found an antique buffet the owner redid.  He removed the scarred top and added a black granite top.  Of course since I was doing this I decided it was time to buy my rooster rug and move a couple of other things in there.  No clue why I waited so long.  It’s just so much easier working in there and not so much stuff sitting out and in the way.

2019 – This One Took A While

I can’t remember how long ago I found this pattern but it took over a year to get all 6 magazines that had the pattern in it.  Then it took me a few months to get it all pieced.  While it’s not perfect,  for only being the 2nd thing I paper pieced, I think it came out really nice.

I have no problem making the pieces but I struggle getting it all assembled and making it all fit together.   It should be easy but for me it never seems to fit exactly.  So here it is.

I decided to have this one professionally quilted and my  friend Patti Sandage did such an amazing job.  When I got it back I was speechless.  It’s now on my bed with black and lavender pillow cases and teal throw pillows.  I think I’ll keep this one.