In with the New and out with the Old

My first project of the New Year is an easy Irish Chain pattern with solid and nine patch blocks from a free pattern I found on All People Quilt, called “Rhapsody in Blue” by Marinda Stewart. (You may have to be logged into their site to view it) The photo of this block was taken on … Continue reading In with the New and out with the Old


Mug Rugs all Around

Mug rug madness marches on as everyone on my list is getting one as their handmade gift this year. Did I have grander things in mind? Yes, but this is an all around project finish so I’m happy about that! These are the latest additions: This started as a scrap buster project yet I have … Continue reading Mug Rugs all Around

Holiday projects taking off…

Mug Rug Madness Ok, three does not equal madness but I want to make many more to fill a basket so the recipients can pick one of their choosing. It will be interesting to see if who I had in mind as I made each one picks that for themselves...or not!   2nd "Santa Belt" … Continue reading Holiday projects taking off…

Mystery QAL Fabric Reveal!

I’m excited to join this creative Mystery QAL. It starts 1/1/18 and ends 3/31/18 and you can join anytime in between.
You choose your project, use the mystery fabric selection in it and any other fabrics you want.
I recommend taking a look at the fabric revealed and joining along :)

It's a T-Sweets day!

I am very happy to reveal the challenge fabric for the first Mystery Quilt Along that starts January 1, 2018. This is a unique QAL in that the participants all use the same challenge fabric along with any others fabrics of their choice to make a quilted project. They choose the actual quilt or project themselves. It is a MYSTERY to the rest of us! How fun is that?!

Cindy over @In a Stitch Quilting and I dreamed this adventure up a few months ago. We have had fun planning and preparing the event for anyone who might like to join along. We hope YOU will find a pattern you like and surprise us all with something unique and totally you!

Here are the rules if you want to join along

Large projects or small projects, it doesn’t matter. Whatever tickles your fancy is the perfect project;)

Cindy chose…

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Lebanon Quilters Guild 2017 Exhibition of Quilts

I went to a local quilt show last weekend featuring members of the Lebanon, PA (my new home town) Quilters Guild. There were 150 beautiful quilts on display. Here is a sampling including my vote for "Viewer's Choice," a quilt titled "Sophisticated Whimsy." (Oh I do have a thing for quilts with bright bold colors … Continue reading Lebanon Quilters Guild 2017 Exhibition of Quilts

House on the Hill

Last year I made Duane, who loves Halloween and has a birthday in October, Vlad the Vampire mug rug from a free pattern by Grey Barn Designs. So this year I decided to make it a tradition and made him another mug rug I named "The House on the Hill." (We live on Hill St. … Continue reading House on the Hill

Summer Nights Quilt Finished!

My "Summer Nights Quilt" is finished! I was inspired by "Falling Stars" quilt by Patrick Lose. I purchased the digital pattern from Fons and Porter and followed the pattern for the flying geese stars from it. I ended up making some smaller stars too and then omitting some of the pattern pieces and designing my own … Continue reading Summer Nights Quilt Finished!

I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #8 Release!

Block #8 "With Love at Christmas" is brought to you by the talented Sola Ajisafe of Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co where you will find the complete block pattern. My Tips: I always read through the entire pattern first, so I have a good understanding of how it is going to be assembled. Use the provided coloring … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #8 Release!

I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #7 Release!

Block #7 "Poinsettia" is brought to you by the talented Sandy Maxfield of SandyStar Designs where you will find the complete block pattern and tutorial. When I saw Sandy's block, I loved it so much as it was that I decided to follow her chosen color palette. The block is pieced with half square triangles, quarter … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #7 Release!