Saturday, February 15, 2020


Oh yesssss, that is me, I CHEATED!!
You see this fabric here?

Instead of cutting and sewing the squares, I just used this fabric.

I am hiding in the corner snickering like I got away with something.

Here is my Tony the Turtle Blocks # 7

I would say this fabrics works out perfect!!!

Once again, using my Island Batik Scraps.

You can go to Kathleen McMusing blog to see how she puts it together with her tips and tricks!

I did finish this quilt the other day.  I am so excited to get this done.  This was a family venture.  All three of my sisters quilt, some of their daughters quilt, I do have a daughter in law that quilts.  All that being said, one of my nieces put together a facebook page and suggested we do this "Winter Wonderland" by Laundry Basket Quilts.  A lot of us said we would but so far my niece and I are the only ones that finished and I think some dropped out.  Oh well.  Once again using my Island Batik Scraps....will I ever run out of these scraps?  Stay tuned!

More Island Batik Scraps.... Ohio Star

This is what I got done today which isn't much.  I have to tell ya, I think I am part reptile, when I get cold I practically stop functioning and I am down right freezing.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

THE 3 "S's - SMAGASBORG - STRIPPING - SCRAPS and a small tutorial.

I have actually been so busy with my mother, in and out of the ER and hospital that when I put this little post together I was amazed at how much I have actually done.

I have actually completed this Autumn Village (that is what I am calling it) here is only three of the four rows.  It is actually Winter Village by Laundry Basket Quilts.  I purchased the pattern at Missouri Star Quilt Co.

I haven't shown you the completed top because I don't like the picture I took and right now I am getting it ready for quilting....YEAH me.

Have you ever seen such a mess?

I am trying to get rid of my Island Batik Scraps by stripping it.  I have been saving my Brookshire  and CVS circulars and cutting them down to 8 1/2" squares.  That is as big as I can get from the papers.

Then I just sew strips and more strips.

After the square is done I cut it in half on the diagonal.

Here is how I put them together.  Although I have decided that I like using two blocks to make the one block instead of just randomnly  using the half squares.  If that makes sense?

Here is the block sewn together,  11 1/2" square.

This should give you an idea of what it will look like when I sew them all together.  I think I am going to love it and the best part...getting rid of all those scraps.  Do you think I can?

Don't ask me why I did this but I have joined the "Words to Grow By" BOM  I saw it on Moose Stash Quilting

I just couldn't help myself!!

I still need to blanket stitch around the items but in time.  You all know how I love to blanket stitch....  haven't done enough of it lately.

Cold and rainy here, you drive around and see water everywhere.  The grass has turned green which means spring is just around the corner.

I have also been hitting the internet and getting all kinds of goodies in the mail....Ummm Ummmm good...  When I have time, I will pull out my goodies and share with you.

Saturday, February 1, 2020


I can't think of a time that I have done a sew along before and actually kept up...ha ha

Here is the 6th block, don't you just love the whales?

This is one of the easier blocks but for some reason I had my seam ripper out the whole time...go figure.

As you see below, I am coming right along with my scrappy Ohio Star blocks.  Using the Accuquilt Go Ohio Star die and my Island Batik Scraps.

I wish you could see some of them better.  I had actually thought that a few of them were going to be UGGGLY but each time I was pleasantly surprised.  This is going to be a fun quilt but I am not rushing myself.  This is one of those quilts I will do when I don't want to do anything else or if I just have a short amount of time and want to sew.  Do any of you have projects like that?