Thursday, June 30, 2016

CHALLENGING MYSELF and you if you want to join.

So here is the deal

See this quilt?

Quilt was started in America Samoa using my Accuquilt Go cutter.

One of the first projects I did with my Accuquilt Go cutter.

Many many many moons ago.

Have I shamed myself enough?

Trust me, I have a few other quilts that are older than this that need to be finished.


I am challenging myself to complete at least the top for the month of July.

I figure if I tell people and maybe shame myself enough I will get it done.

I need 128 two and a half inch squares to do one border side.  This will be a king size quilt.

I also figure that this is one top I can work on as my leisure (yes, I know that is what got me in this trouble in the first place (the word leisure).

I now have a pile of squares to start sewing and if I tire of sewing I can cut more or iron the squares that were packed up with this quilt top for who know how long.

Fun huh???

What quilt would you like to get done for the month of July?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


So much going on over here at Bejeweled....

not much sewing but some.

A friend gave me some tomatoes and so I decided to can them....oh my gosh.

I so love to can.

But I hate tomatoes and truly hated smelling them, almost lost my cookies a few times

Have I told you how I hate tomatoes???

Truly hate them.  I will eat spaghetti sauce, ketchup but if they have chunks in them.....

just can't do it.

Then I purchased some peaches

I could can ever day.....  

made some jelly

What to can now???

 I am working on an Island Batik project for August

here is a sneak peak.... using the fabric line "Lavish" and some
Desert Rose.

I have actually purchased some Island Batik fabric but purchased it online but maybe you are luckier than I am and can find a place to purchase your own by using Island Batik store locator.

Saturday, June 18, 2016


I have to say that when we were told that

the Island Batik Challenge for this month was

Modern Quilts!!

I was perplexed!!!

Just what constitutes a modern quilt?

I searched the internet


Asked Friends


and still couldn't come up with anything.

I had several ideas but nothing seemed right.

So here is what I came up with


I used a Crystal Cove Charm pack by Island Batik and
eight 10" squares of Desert Rose by Island Batik.
I also used my accuquilt go cutter and the Circle Die #55012
Used Fantastico #5144 thread by Superior Threads for the blanket stitching, they are having a sale on their fantastic threads as we speak.

To be honest, I was not even sure about this and was worried I was wasting my Crystal Cove charm pack.

Even when I was quilting it I was not sure.


and I say But....

when I put the binding on.....

all my worries faded away.

I am hoping to make a quilt out of this one day

not anytime soon but one day.

I think I need to go back to Samoa to be able to sew and blog like I used to.  Life tends to be quite busy.

I have done another Sun Bonnet Sue quilt  Samoan Style

Here are the other Island Batik Ambassadors who have posted their Modern
 Quilt for the month