Pets on Quilts 2017

The Bean loves to mug for the camera. She says her cuteness knows no bounds and that she must be photographed as frequently as possible (such a ham!) At home she requires being addressed as "Queen Bean." So when she learned of The Best Show Ever! Pets on Quilts 2017 at Lily Pad Quilting, she … Continue reading Pets on Quilts 2017


Block #1 Release!

The I Wish You a Merry Christmas Quilt-A-Long has begun! So exciting! I am so pleased to introduce the first block designer, the talented Vanda of Quilt in Piece¬†where you will find her complete Snowflake block tutorial. This block was so fun to make. It was like putting together a puzzle and then "Eureka! I … Continue reading Block #1 Release!

I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long

This year I really will be getting a head start on my Christmas projects! I'm hoping you will join meūüėÉ The QAL starts August 1, 2017. Every other Tuesday, a new free 12" (finished) quilt block pattern and tutorial will be released. Two of the release dates, 8/29 and 10/10, will have two patterns so we … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long

Free Motion Moving

All this moving! As a stress buster break from house moving, I am moving along with quilting my Summer Nights quilt. After finishing the borders with a star pattern (that I have to admit as a beginner I struggled with) I decided to quilt the rest of the top in a meandering free style swirly … Continue reading Free Motion Moving

You can’t take it with you…

...and that's an order! We're moving! Goodbye apartment living and hello house! So it's time to face uncovering all the things in every nook, cranny and closet. Oops don't forget under the bed too! So, how do I let go of the "guilty clutter?" I feel guilt about giving away gifts, objects that are "supposed" … Continue reading You can’t take it with you…

Free Motion Mojo

The force awakens! At least in the star galaxy of my Summer Nights quilt. For the borders I am using two designs of Lori Kennedy's of The Inbox Jaunt, Swirling Stars¬†and Shining Stars. First I made it all the way around with the Swirling Stars: and then was excited to try the Shining ones next. … Continue reading Free Motion Mojo

My Liebster Award Nominations

Liebster: German -to- English Translation sweetheart, beloved person, darling,¬†liked very much Oh, how sweet is that? My nominations go to: Graciela (Chela) of Chela's Colchas y Mas is a special blogging friend to me. She is a talented sewer who makes quilts, bags, and projects for children to name a few. Her energy and enthusiasm … Continue reading My Liebster Award Nominations

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