Block #10 "Christmas Lantern" is brought to you by the talented Diane Lomax of cwilt Fabrics and Haberdashery where you will find her complete block pattern and tutorial. This is a pieced block with appliqué. My Tips: You will be cutting your lantern and background pieces from the paper templates; like using a sewing pattern. … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #10 Release!
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!
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
I had a colorful polka dots on white background kinda fabric pictured in my mind for the backing for my Summer Nights star quilt. But sometimes it is hard to find what you are looking for. Joann Fabrics (my only fabric store nearby) was a no dice. All the "I must have this" wide patterned fabric … Continue reading Backing it up
It's week three of the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers hop! My fellow hive mates of the Better Bloggers Hive posting this week are: Sherry of Powered by Quilting Diane of cwilt Fabrics and Haberdashery Liz of Savor Every Stitch Sandra of Sandra Healy Designs If you are looking for new, fresh and creative quilting blogs … Continue reading New Quilt Bloggers Hop Week 3
My Summer Star quilt top is (almost) finished! It measures 56"x64" right now without a border. I think it will look refreshing and calm on a hot summer night. Hmmm but maybe a tad warm underneath it though? But hey summer nights can have a chill and we love to have the windows open for … Continue reading Summer Nights
I am a new blogger (almost a year!) and a new quilter. One of the first blogs I started following via email was quilting JETgirl. She has a section on her blog called Advice and Tech Help For New Bloggers from the previous New Quilt Bloggers blog hops. It is extensive and has been a great resource for … Continue reading 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop
Hi All! I finished twelve 8x8" star blocks for my Summer Quilt and added white white fabric strips for the rest of the quilt top. Boy, is that a lot of white! So I decided to add some smaller star blocks (4x4" finished) in between the larger ones so they don't seem so lost in a … Continue reading Stumbling Blocks!
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!