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

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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

I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #11 Release!

Block #11 the "North Star" is brought to you by the talented Kathleen Scargle McCormick of Kathleen McMusing where you will find her complete block pattern and tutorial. This is a pieced block, that includes half rectangle triangles you can make using either the paper pieced or Tri Recs ruler instructions included in the pattern. … Continue reading I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #11 Release!

I Wish You a Merry QAL Block #10 Release!

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!

House on the Hill

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

Summer Nights Quilt Finished!

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!

Backing it up

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

New Quilt Bloggers Hop Week 3

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

Summer Nights

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