In anticipation of warmer days, I have started a summer bedspread quilt. The colorful fabrics cheers me up and I am having so much fun seeing these Variable Star blocks come together. Learning to get those flying geese just right! 🤗 Yesterday along the Susquehanna river, we saw a flock of Canadian geese. They are … Continue reading Spotted: Flying Geese!
I am so excited to be a part of making a quilt to donate to Quilts of Valor; my Modern Quilt Guild's first community project of the new year. The instructions: to make Wonky Star blocks 12.5 or 8.5 inch finished using Kona Snow (background) and red and/or blue fabric for the points. I made three. I … Continue reading Quilts of Valor Project
Quilting is on my mind but in the interim; Hello from Homestead Florida! I am Licorice, a teenager kitten and today I met Duane, Abbie and Anita at Coral Castle At first I was a bit shy and lingered under a chair. But I couldn't resist some pets from Duane! Just a minute...I spotted a … Continue reading Greetings from Licorice!
The last project for 2016 for me was a mug rug for my Modern Quilt Guild’s December holiday party meeting. I made a little wonky star block with straight stitched quilting to outline it. I love the precious Santa fabric, as does Frenchie the Poodle. Here’s to welcoming a new year although the elusive Miss … Continue reading A New Year!
Well actually four! My father commissioned me (does family count as a commission?) to make these table sets for two different couples who recently married. The tutorial I used for these DIY Reversible Cloth Placemats & Napkins can be found on http://centsationalgirl.com/ The first request was for his great nephew and new wife. The wedding colors were … Continue reading Table for Two? Hand sewn placemats and napkins
Oh Cookie Monster! Who knew you loved anything besides cookies!! I do love Wonky Stars myself and decided to make a project with them for my mother as a pre-Christmas gift. This way she can have it now to enjoy. When I was visiting her at Thanksgiving we went to Joann’s to shop the sales. … Continue reading Me luvs Wonky Stars!
I finished making the disappearing nine patch baby blanket for my cousin’s new son. I can see how my sewing has improved and it makes me so happy :) Most corners matched right up so nicely and I was able to practice “squaring” my finished quilt top. For the back of this quilt, I ended … Continue reading Receiving a baby
I vant to suck your mug!... Oh no, not my coffee Countie!!! It was my boyfriend’s birthday last week and being that he loves all things Halloween, I made this Count Dracula Mug Rug for him. It is an original design from Sandy and Cindy’s blog Gray Barn Designs It was so fun to make; … Continue reading Dracula’s mug on a rug
In my never ending quest to organize my sewing room "slash" put things in that you don’t know what to do with but don’t want to get rid of room, I found these kitties in a box that I knitted a good 10 years ago! I was in a major knitting phase at the time. … Continue reading Kitties in the Closet
This is my finished modern disappearing nine patch baby quilt. It will be given to a local hospital’s NICU on behalf of my Modern Quilt guild. The challenge for this quilt was to use the nine patch quilt in a modern way. The guidelines included; using 5 neutrals/solids (for the negative space) and 4 prints for … Continue reading Disappearing Nine Patch D9P Update