Theses two measuring tapes were gifts given to me by my sister and a good friend independently of each other! I think they know me quite well :) Handcrafted free trade items from Ten Thousand Villages, they each have their own personality. I call them Bean and Sara: I just love to push those buttons in … Continue reading Measuring it Up
I had a colorful polka dots on white background kinda fabric pictured in my mind for the backing for my Summer Nights star quilt. But sometimes it is hard to find what you are looking for. Joann Fabrics (my only fabric store nearby) was a no dice. All the "I must have this" wide patterned fabric … Continue reading Backing it up
Thank you to everyone in the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers group and to all who follow me here; you make my days sparkily with your support & friendship. This the forth and final week of the New Quilt Bloggers Hop. This priceless adventure was provided by the experienced and giving bloggers who actively support … Continue reading New Quit Bloggers Hop Week 4
It's week three of the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers hop! My fellow hive mates of the Better Bloggers Hive posting this week are: Sherry of Powered by Quilting Diane of cwilt Fabrics and Haberdashery Liz of Savor Every Stitch Sandra of Sandra Healy Designs If you are looking for new, fresh and creative quilting blogs … Continue reading New Quilt Bloggers Hop Week 3
My Summer Star quilt top is (almost) finished! It measures 56"x64" right now without a border. I think it will look refreshing and calm on a hot summer night. Hmmm but maybe a tad warm underneath it though? But hey summer nights can have a chill and we love to have the windows open for … Continue reading Summer Nights
I am a new blogger (almost a year!) and a new quilter. One of the first blogs I started following via email was quilting JETgirl. She has a section on her blog called Advice and Tech Help For New Bloggers from the previous New Quilt Bloggers blog hops. It is extensive and has been a great resource for … Continue reading 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop
Hi All! I finished twelve 8x8" star blocks for my Summer Quilt and added white white fabric strips for the rest of the quilt top. Boy, is that a lot of white! So I decided to add some smaller star blocks (4x4" finished) in between the larger ones so they don't seem so lost in a … Continue reading Stumbling Blocks!
I was so excited that all my star block corner points were matching up so well [ Spotted: Flying Geese! ] that I neglected to notice the outside edges were not! The finished blocks should be 8 1/2" square, but believe me they were not.😜 I was able to square them up on my cutting mat to about … Continue reading Summer Quilt
In anticipation of warmer days, I have started a summer bedspread quilt. The colorful fabrics cheers me up and I am having so much fun seeing these Variable Star blocks come together. Learning to get those flying geese just right! 🤗 Yesterday along the Susquehanna river, we saw a flock of Canadian geese. They are … Continue reading Spotted: Flying Geese!
I am so excited to be a part of making a quilt to donate to Quilts of Valor; my Modern Quilt Guild's first community project of the new year. The instructions: to make Wonky Star blocks 12.5 or 8.5 inch finished using Kona Snow (background) and red and/or blue fabric for the points. I made three. I … Continue reading Quilts of Valor Project