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
Quilting is on my mind but in the interim; Hello from Homestead Florida! I am Licorice, a teenager kitten and today I met Duane, Abbie and Anita at Coral Castle At first I was a bit shy and lingered under a chair. But I couldn't resist some pets from Duane! Just a minute...I spotted a … Continue reading Greetings from Licorice!
The last project for 2016 for me was a mug rug for my Modern Quilt Guild’s December holiday party meeting. I made a little wonky star block with straight stitched quilting to outline it. I love the precious Santa fabric, as does Frenchie the Poodle. Here’s to welcoming a new year although the elusive Miss … Continue reading A New Year!
Well actually four! My father commissioned me (does family count as a commission?) to make these table sets for two different couples who recently married. The tutorial I used for these DIY Reversible Cloth Placemats & Napkins can be found on http://centsationalgirl.com/ The first request was for his great nephew and new wife. The wedding colors were … Continue reading Table for Two? Hand sewn placemats and napkins
Oh Cookie Monster! Who knew you loved anything besides cookies!! I do love Wonky Stars myself and decided to make a project with them for my mother as a pre-Christmas gift. This way she can have it now to enjoy. When I was visiting her at Thanksgiving we went to Joann’s to shop the sales. … Continue reading Me luvs Wonky Stars!
I finished making the disappearing nine patch baby blanket for my cousin’s new son. I can see how my sewing has improved and it makes me so happy :) Most corners matched right up so nicely and I was able to practice “squaring” my finished quilt top. For the back of this quilt, I ended … Continue reading Receiving a baby