Mixing it up!

“Rhapsody in Blue” quilt top finished and layers almost all pinned into place....yippee! 🎉 I’m sorting through some mixed fabric emotions. I can say now that I wish the lightest blue blocks, which are in reality more of a blue purple-ish gray, were a brighter truer blue. There is also some troubling puffiness with this fabric, … Continue reading Mixing it up!


Mystery QAL Update

My progress to report for the Mystery Quilt Along, hosted by Tracy of It’s a T-Sweets Day! and Cindy of In a Stitch Quilting, is: I did changed my mind and decided to use the challenge fabric, Biscuits and Gravy Fluffer Nutter You Be You, to make a table runner instead of a wall hanging. You see I still had … Continue reading Mystery QAL Update

Duck, duck, Geese!

I’m getting my ducks in a row and my Blue Rhapsody quilt is coming together! I’m also sewing some flying geese for my Mystery Quilt Along project. In other bird related news: Canadian geese and Mallard ducks 🦆  are easy to spot through out my Pennsylvania area (I think some stay year round!) Along the … Continue reading Duck, duck, Geese!

A case of the Fabric Crazies!

Thank you so much to everyone who weighed in on my “Rhapsody in Blue” quilt fabric crisis. I really needed and appreciated all of your input. It helped me feel grounded to continue this project as it could have easily have gone down the UFO path! 🛸 So when I arranged and rearranged the two different … Continue reading A case of the Fabric Crazies!

My Crazy Valentine 🦔 💘

When I saw Tracy of It’s a T-Sweets Day Crazy Quilt Hearts I went ga-ga 😍 over them and had to make a few for myself. Her post has a step by step tutorial with pretty photos. Instead of making a quilt, I am thinking of making little stuffed pillows. 💕 I started by using three … Continue reading My Crazy Valentine 🦔 💘

Mystery QAL project coming together…

My progress to report for the Mystery Quilt Along hosted by Tracy of It’s a T-Sweets Day! and Cindy of In a Stitch Quilting, is that I have decided what I am going to make! The “challenge fabric,”  Biscuits and Gravy Fluffer Nutter You Be You, is linear and geometric in design, so it took me a bit … Continue reading Mystery QAL project coming together…

The Tale of Two Fabrics

Since I wanted to get started my “Rhapsody in Blue” quilt right away that I disregarded the fact the Joanns only had one yard of this fabric left in the store.   I mean they will restock the bolt or I can get it online, right? Well, the answer is no, it’s no longer available … Continue reading The Tale of Two Fabrics

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…