Fall Into a QAL Block 3 Release!

Today is the release of Block 3 of the Fall Into a QAL, “Bonfire,” designed by Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting, where you will find her free pattern and tutorial. This fun to make pieced block with appliqué. My process and tips: The border is made up of a total of eight flying geese with … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 3 Release!


Fall Into a QAL Block 2 Release!

Today is the release of Block 2 from the Fall Into a QAL, “Harvest Basket”, designed by April Adams of JANDA Bend Quilts, where you will find the free pattern and tutorial. April’s pieced block looks pleasingly intricate yet is pleasingly easy to make. My tips: I always read through a pattern first just to get an … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 2 Release!

Fall Into a QAL Block #1 Release!

Designer Vanda Chittenden of  Quilting with Vanda leads the way of the Fall Into a QAL with Block #1; the Hedgehog quilt block. This critter is fun to make and oh so adorable! To get the free pattern and read Vanda’s block tutorial, visit her blog Quilting with Vanda. My process and tips: This is an … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block #1 Release!

Introducing “Fall Into a QAL”!

I am so happy to be able announce the launch of the quilt along, Fall Into a QAL,  after many months of planning and designing. After the wonderful success of our last (QAL), I Wish You a Merry Quilt A-Long the participating designers and hosts decided to plan another...this one! We collectively came up with a name for … Continue reading Introducing “Fall Into a QAL”!

Mystery QAL #2

I’m happy to be participating again in Tracy’s of It’s a T-Sweets Day! and Cindy’s of In a Stitch Quilting 2nd Mystery Quilt Along. Here’s the info and you can join along any time. The QAL started April 1st and ends June 30th. The challenge fabric is a pretty delicate floral from Connecting Threads called “Tea Flowers” … Continue reading Mystery QAL #2

Wonky Log Cabin Mug Rugs

After sewing a big project that takes a long time to finish, I have to make some quick and easy ones. A fellow blogger and a talented quilter, Karla of My Sewful Retirement, shared a mug rug tutorial with me from Inspired by Fabric, the Wonky Log Cabin.  No pattern required, no exact measurements just fun … Continue reading Wonky Log Cabin Mug Rugs

And it was all Yellow 🎵

Spring has been slow to visit us in Pennsylvania. Making this hanging for our front door cheered me up. I used my Kona solids and two pieces of fabric purge survivors, a yellow polka dot and a cotton twill with a cute bird print. I practiced my FMQ and have to say this was the … Continue reading And it was all Yellow 🎵

Mystery QAL #2

Hi everyone! I participated in the first Mystery QAL and am again for the second, hosted by Tracy of It’s a T-Sweets Day and Cindy of In a Stitch Quilting. This QAL is fast and fun! And in the last one I won a yard of beautiful fabric, how awesome 😀🎉 I’m sharing the link with … Continue reading Mystery QAL #2

Mystery QAL Finale

I’m so happy with my finished project for the Mystery Quilt Along, hosted by Tracy of It’s a T-Sweets Day! and Cindy of In a Stitch Quilting. The mystery was the project (you choose) and the requirement was to use the challenge fabric, Biscuits and Gravy  “You Be You” in Fluffer Nutter Blue. Since my fabric … Continue reading Mystery QAL Finale


This Irish Chain quilt was finished just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Which also happens to be National Quilt Day too! Thank you again for all your input into making “Rhapsody in Blue.” So, since completing my mixed (emotions) fabric quilt and reading all your comments with the resounding consensus “Invest in and use quality fabric,” … Continue reading Celebrating