Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Stuffed Puppies

Anything lime green  I am all over it....

found this panel at Hancocks....what a fun baby quilt.  

I loved it so much that I went back and brought two more panels.

Started making these little puppies.  This one is made from my favorite muumuu that lost it's luster.

This is my first one....  This pattern is from  March 2014 Sewing World Magazine.

It took me forever (probably because I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer) but took me forever to figure out where to get the actual pattern page.  It comes to you digital and the pattern sheet is not sent with this.  You have to go to Sewing World click on pattern and then at the bottom page three.

Then (boy I have issues)....  I found the patterns but could not figure out what the base was.  So frustrating.  Then....I found the base on pattern insert 3.  Sheweee....  but I finally got it.  So it you are going to order can learn from my time and frustrations.

This is sooooo cute, easy, and fun!!!.  Doesn't take long to make at all.

One thing I will suggest (like you asked for my suggestion)....reinforce your stitches around the neck and around the curve between the two paws and back stitch all of your seams especially where the tail seam is...just saying....will cause you less stress.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


The view from my kitchen window!

So Peaceful!

Here is a little wall hanging I was asked to do by someone on facebook.  She sent me a picture
of what she wanted.

I changed things up a bit.

I loved the ease of having the Accuquilt ribbon die.  Made this task so simple.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Yesterday I woke up with nothing on my to do list..... all I had to do was take a prescription to town for my mother.

Trust me when I tell you this, that these days are few and far between.

So what did I do with all of this new found freedom?

You got it!!!


This  quilt has logged a lot of traveling time from the moment it became a flimsy to a quilt.
Has a history of laying on the quilting machine, to the cutting table, to the stool by the cutting table and then back again.  If I had a penny (let's make it a quarter) for ever time I have moved this from place to place I could probably go on a fantastic shopping spree.

I got brave and tried something different on my quilting machine...

Here is the back of the quilt.  Still in the Honeymoon process but I am getting used to the machine and it's quirks.

Had so much fun that I am digging through my UFO's for another top to put on my frame (the choices are great....and I should be embarrassed)...but NOT!!

Gotta run out this morning but am getting a head start so when I come back this afternoon I can get busy.....

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Winner of Island Batik Charm Squares

The winner of the Summer in the country blog hop is

 Pam Geisel - For Quilts SakeAugust 28, 2015 at 1:22 PM
Love the fabrics!

What a fun hop this was.  The two winners of the batik bundles were announced on the Island Batik Blog

All I need now is your address.....will get those charm square out to on on the double.

This quilt top was done by my mother.  My sister asked me to sandwich it for her and well.....her birthday was the next day so I decided to just go ahead and quilt it for her.  She has a ton of projects just like  some of us (except me of course), smiling here.