And the Nomination goes to…

Cindy and Sandy of Gray Barn Designs nominated my blog for a Liebster Award. How cool is that? Way cool is my answer!!! Thank you to both of you. "The award is a way to be discovered but also to connect and support the blogging community, given by bloggers to others who have less than 200 followers." … Continue reading And the Nomination goes to…

Rebel Tablecloths

The excitement with this project was not so much the challenge but that was a commission! By a friend of my father's and true Ole Miss Rebels football fan.  Both are enjoying retirement in Oxford MS, also home to the University of Mississippi. These tablecloths are for very important occasions, tailgate parties in the "Grove," … Continue reading Rebel Tablecloths

Measuring it Up

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

Backing 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

New Quit Bloggers Hop Week 4

  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

New Quilt Bloggers Hop Week 3

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

Summer Nights

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

2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop

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

Stumbling Blocks!

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!

Summer Quilt

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