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
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
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!
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!
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!
I really can't explain why, but I love it when I see a big old crow and he goes "Caw, Caw." Then he may strut around a bit and say it again; this always makes me laugh. So when I decided to make a Fall table mat, I knew it had to have some of … Continue reading Cawing Pumpkin Patch
Block #6 "Hanging Stars Angel block" is brought to you by the talented Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs, where you will find the complete block pattern and tutorial. My Tips: I used a Sharpie pen to trace the templates on the fusible web so it won't bleed through to the fabric when ironing. Pencil … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #6 Release!
Block #5 "Snowman" is brought to you by the talented Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting, where you will find her complete pattern and tutorial. My Tips: I made sure I read through Sherry's entire pattern first. There are a lot of pieces and I wanted to make sure I knew what piece was going to … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #5 Release!
My sister Anne brought this present back for me from her and her husband's recent vacation to Costa Rica. It is a large bed spread sized piece of beautiful designed fabric. She said you could sew something from it or use it as a "hippie wall hanging." Oh I laughed at that, a throwback to … Continue reading Anne’s Fabric
Block #4 "Christmas Memories" is brought to you by the talented Jennifer Fulton of The Inquiring Quilter where you will find the complete pattern and tutorial. You will have fun choosing what fabrics to use for this appliqued block. Oh course I had to pick some fabrics for this one that sparkle! Jennifer's tutorial is … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #4 Release!