Fall Into a QAL Block 11 Release!

I love barns! Especially in the fall. Growing up in Centre County, Pennsylvania there were many in the surrounding farm lands. I thought they looked most pretty in the autumn; a red building against the backdrop of turning leaves and lots of hale bales in the fields. So it is my pleasure to bring you … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 11 Release!


Star Cluster Mini Quilt

I had posted a teaser photo on IG at the beginning of the Mystery QAL #2 hosted Tracy of It’s a T-Sweets Day! and Cindy of In a Stitch Quilting. Here is my finished project, a mini quilt called “Star Cluster” a pattern available on Threadbare Creations. This mini wall hanging measures 16”x16” and packs a … Continue reading Star Cluster Mini Quilt

Mystery QAL #2

I’m happy to be participating again in Tracy’s of It’s a T-Sweets Day! and Cindy’s of In a Stitch Quilting 2nd Mystery Quilt Along. Here’s the info and you can join along any time. The QAL started April 1st and ends June 30th. The challenge fabric is a pretty delicate floral from Connecting Threads called “Tea Flowers” … Continue reading Mystery QAL #2

Wonky Log Cabin Mug Rugs

After sewing a big project that takes a long time to finish, I have to make some quick and easy ones. A fellow blogger and a talented quilter, Karla of My Sewful Retirement, shared a mug rug tutorial with me from Inspired by Fabric, the Wonky Log Cabin.  No pattern required, no exact measurements just fun … Continue reading Wonky Log Cabin Mug Rugs

And it was all Yellow 🎵

Spring has been slow to visit us in Pennsylvania. Making this hanging for our front door cheered me up. I used my Kona solids and two pieces of fabric purge survivors, a yellow polka dot and a cotton twill with a cute bird print. I practiced my FMQ and have to say this was the … Continue reading And it was all Yellow 🎵

Mystery QAL Finale

I’m so happy with my finished project for the Mystery Quilt Along, hosted by Tracy of It’s a T-Sweets Day! and Cindy of In a Stitch Quilting. The mystery was the project (you choose) and the requirement was to use the challenge fabric, Biscuits and Gravy  “You Be You” in Fluffer Nutter Blue. Since my fabric … Continue reading Mystery QAL Finale


This Irish Chain quilt was finished just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Which also happens to be National Quilt Day too! Thank you again for all your input into making “Rhapsody in Blue.” So, since completing my mixed (emotions) fabric quilt and reading all your comments with the resounding consensus “Invest in and use quality fabric,” … Continue reading Celebrating

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!