Sunday, October 26, 2014


The time has come!!!

The time is now!!!

Today is the day for Jacquelynne Steves Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM

You just need five colors, a background and then four others.

Here are mine.

I have been wanting to make something with the yellow daisy fabric for a long time now.

It was a chore to come up with the others but I am happy with my choices.

So here is my first block.

Directions were easy.

I chose to do applique instead of embroidery because well...that is just what I like to do.

Here is a list of the Hoppers

Snoodles ~ Lily Pad Quilting

Be sure to go by and check out their blocks.

If you haven't signed up for the BOM go here:  It is always fun to see what others are doing and it always amazes me the difference fabrics can make as well.

Have fun!!

Friday, October 24, 2014


Is run out of batting!!!  I am getting close but before I am totally out I ordered from JoAnn's, they are having my favorite batting for half off and free shipping.  Here is the link if you are interested.

I love love the Warm and White, my backing fabric sticks to it therefore I have less wrinkles in the back.  It will be safe to say that more often than not I have no wrinkles.  Out of all the quilts I have done this year, I had one wrinkle.

Notice that I waited until I had ordered before I told you....(silently laughing).

Now I am working on these wonderful Island Batiks, using Strawberry Fields Forever.  I am forever in love with these fabrics.  I have four rows now (too lazy to show you) but later...

I think I might have enough fabric to make another row making it four by four.  Then a nice border to make it fit my king size bed.  I think I can do it....I think I can.

So....hopefully, I will not run out of fabric before I accomplish my goal.

I finished this Braid quilt.  It has been in my UFO pile for about two years, maybe a little less but I am so glad to get it done.  Didn't have any fabric for the binding but I made do with a lime green binding.  I think it works.

The winner of Jacquelynne Steve's patterns is 6 Buttons, 
congrats to her and thanks so much for all of the wonderful comments.  Once again most of the comments did not make it to my hotmail in box but I do appreciate you coming by.

Such a beautiful day outside, I just might take advantage of it and go outside and play.

So for this week-end, 
I wish for you a continual flow of fabric and creative juices,
May your batting be enough,
your threads be plenty,
your scissors sharp
and seam rippers dormat!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014



It sure would be fun to win 40 dollars worth of her patterns

Here is the link to my blog where you can sign up to win

Sometimes in life it does seem like it is all about me but it really isn't.  Jacquelynne had done a fabulous job in organizing this blog hop and the BOM and these wonderful bloggers have gone to great extents to put up awesome post for you so get to hopping!!!

Snoodles ~ Lily Pad Quilting
Teresa ~ A Quilt and a Prayer
Sandy ~ Upstairs Hobby Room
Deonn ~ Quiltscapes <

Sandie ~ Crazy ‘Bout Quilts
Deanna ~ Wedding Dress Blue
Barb ~ Mountain Quiltworks
Barb ~ Garden Path Quilts


On another note  Keith has extended the cut off date on his promotion for the Lapel sticks to Oct. 24th.

YOu can go here for the promotion....40 sticks for 50 dollars 

Monday, October 20, 2014


This first picture is my ironing board cover (I know, I should do the walk of shame) head is hanging down as it is.  This cover is only a little over a year old.  Okay...shame on me.

 I purchased this applique pressing sheet at the same time I did the cover hoping to protect it.
I tried it a few times and just put it away thinking it didn't work.  hummmmmmmmmmm  this is where the old dog comes in.

fast forward to a year or so later, I pull out this pressing sheet thinking to just throw it away but thought I would give it one more time.

Did you know that you should let the applique piece cool before taking it off the sheet???  Like I have said before, My mother used to tell me I run off half caulked all of the time.  This is one of those times.

Guess what???  I love love the pressing ironing board cover would have appreciated this revelation a good while ago...hummmm

Any one have a dog bone for me?  I can fetch real good too.

Here are the winners of my lapel stick giveaway

Karen Martin

LeAnn Law

Marilyn Pond

Terry Giet


Gill Watson

Thanks so much to everyone who came by and commented.  If I have not responded via email, I am so sorry, a lot of the comments are not hitting my email box and just happens.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


above is a green

and below


 I am finally out of these squares...  YEA!!!

Then I embroidered this monogram by "Designs by Juju" I just love this one.  The only thing I would do different is use stronger stabilizer or as my sister suggest, used interfacing.  

Friday, October 17, 2014


If you have been reading my post, a while back I went crazy making these blocks....  They just sat there for a while until someone called wanting a baby girl quilt.

Well, here is a blue one, done in swirls because I am tired of meandering.

This is the other half the one I did previously, once again, made too many squares and ended up with enough for two quilts.  The only difference is this one has three rows of gray and yellow binding, the other one was the opposite.
 The quilt below is what got me started again on these squares.  Wanted a tote to ya go!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

JACQUELINE STEVES BOM - 40 dollars worth of pattern giveaway

I can think of no better way to start the fall season off then a BOM from Jacqueline Steves.

 She is one amazing talent.

  Go visit her website Maybe you can take a peek at her sewing room while you are there

. One of my greatest dreams in life was to be able to sing and draw.

 Can't do either one of them very well so I am just amazed with Jacqueline and her ability to do so.

 Don't know if she can sing but if her drawing is any indication then she can.

 She has the style that I just love and I know all of you would enjoy her BOM.

Here is a peek at her new fabric line!  Don't you just love it?

I know I do.

I asked her what was her inspiration for these fabrics and she said:

"The inspiration for the fabric line came from some flower doodles that I drew, and I thought it would be nice to include some words of encouragement- text and quotes are so popular right now! I decided to include words like faith, hope, love, and joy. For the palette, I was thinking of colors which were sort of cottage-y, cheerful, and just a bit vintage. And of course, it had to include red, my favorite color.
For the block of the month design, I chose flower and bug motifs for applique and embroidery, which refer back to some of the elements in the fabric line. I like to do both applique and embroidery, but I know some people don't like to do either, so I included lots of different options for the BOM design. Hopefully, there's something for everyone!"

Now you know why I just love her work.

The first block for her BOM will be October 27th, won't you join us in on the fun.

This is a free BOM and lots of prizes will be in store as you participate.

You will see the button on my side bar.

Hope to see you there!!!

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By the way you have a chance to win 40 dollars worth of Jacqueline Steves patterns, just comment before October 23 !!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


 I have a baby shower this Sat.

Drab brown bag

Trusty Go Cutter

Animal die

Lapel Stick and here you are...from Drab to Fab!!  Even covered the card with orange fabric...

Here is a burp cloth

Wanted to cover the back

One 6" strip of orange fabric the length of the diaper

rotary cutter

Lapel Stick

Iron (glued the edges under, then glued the strip to the  No gumming of needle, no waiting to dry, no slipping of strip!!

From drab to FAB!!!

Phone call last night saying they needed a pink baby quilt by Sat.

No problem, got these amazing pink squares that I went OCD on when doing a quilt a few months ago.

16 squares sewn together....and you have FAB!!!!  (still have about 40 squares left)

YEA!!!  ME!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


OUT with the OLD

IN with the NEW

 When you are in a pinch, out of fusible.....grab your Lapel stick and swipe away.

 Or if you want to save your fusible.....!!!  Just saying...

 Worked perfectly!!

I guess I am in a festive mood today...just cool enough to strike those Christmas juices.
                                                   If you want to enter the giveaway, enter here

My Lapel Sticks came in yesterday and if you order BEFORE October 20th this is what you will get plus four more.

Impressive!!!  Go here for the promotion of 40 sticks for 50 dollars, no shipping cost for the US.

Some of you said, I would love some but I don't want forty.

 Maybe you can split it withe a few friends?

Maybe you can give some away as Christmas gifts?

  Wouldn't a quilter, seamstress,  fashionista, or crafter love some of these sticks????  I know I would!

Besides making Christmas towels I am working on a scrap quilt I started a while back.  Hopefully, I will have something to show to you soon.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


I know I said that I would have another post on how I use the Lapel Sticks most of us know


Sometimes it happens in the most odd ways.

Nothing bad

I just had a birthday....and I thought that nothing major was going to happen that day...


I had visitors, several (like five) phone calls, running around with my husband and low...
the night falls and it is bedtime and as I am laying my head down I think

Where did the time go?

So...the next day I think I will get to it but I had two cousins come over to sew and we celebrated my B day as well...PARTAAAA

Oh my gosh...another day gone and no post.

Today comes.....and still I am partying....can you believe it?

I can't!!!!

So...the giveaway post is below and the link to where you can buy your 40 sticks is on my side bar

my apologies.....

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


I have had a few people ask me what I use my Lapel Sticks on.  So I am going to show you.

Come with me while I bind my quilt.

Here I am getting my binding lapel stick needed yet.

Now...don't look at my ironing board cover, I actually think it is time for a new one.

 Folding my strips in half with steam

No Lapel Stick needed yet...but I promise, I will be getting to it soon.

Sewing the binding on one side.

 Here is my trusty binding tool that I got at Missouri Star Quilt Co., they even have a tutorial on how to use this tool...but we are talking about Lapel sticks let's get to it.

 After I sew most of the binding on one side I need to join the two ends together....

How you ask?

Get my amazing Lapel Stick.

See where I have put the Lapel Stick on the edge of this fabric.  It is great.

Here it is glued together.  All it took was a line of glue, finger press the two pieces together and there you have it.  No pins to mess with.  Trust me, using pins is a pain when you are trying to do this.

 Sew it together...and WAAAAALAAA    Then to finish sewing it to the quilt.  But we are not done with the Lapel Stick yet so keep it out.

 Remember to turn off your steam on your iron (steam is not good on the fingers).

See how I put the Lapel stick on the binding part....So I apply the stick, iron, apply the stick, iron.  This is such a great way to get your binding on so nicely.

I flipped the binding towards the backside. (I think my mother does it opposite of what I do..but hey...she loves it her way and I love it mine).

 Then I flip the quilt over and sew in the ditch, it catches the binding on the other side right pins or clips needed.

Now for the fun part.  

I know that some of you have asked..."Where do I get these Lapel Sticks?"

Keith who created the Lapel Stick is offering

40 Sticks for 50 dollars, shipping is included in this!!

That is such a deal.

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This offer is good until October 20th!!!

Tomorrow I will show you some other ways I use these Lapel Sticks.

I would love to give one away to a few readers, just comment below and we will see what we can do...(I am talking like there is a mouse in my pocket...hummmm)