"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Wool Welcome

 A few weeks ago I was looking for something
in my Hidey Hole
and found a box and had no idea what was inside.
Well, one thing I found was this wool applique piece
I had made before we moved 2 1/2 years ago.
It didn't have borders yet and was just waiting to be finished.

Now it is a finished wall hanging.

I really enjoy doing wool applique and do not do it often.
That may need to change.

This was quilted on my new sewing machine.
It doesn't quilt as smoothly as my old one,
but maybe it's operator issues.

I also made a stack of design boards as treats for Quilt Camp.
It's coming up next month and I'm getting excited!!
Happy Quilting!


Thursday, September 28, 2023

MIss O's Quilt

 As I mentioned in my last post,
my daughter and son-in-law
requested quilts for my grandchildren's beds.
Miss O is in a big girl bed already
and has another quilt I made on it.
It isn't quite a twin size,
so they asked for one that is twin size.

This is The Violet Quilt pattern
They wanted it to be bright and colorful,
so out came some of my Kaffe fabrics.

This pattern went together very quickly
and shows off some of these larger prints nicely.
(I don't know why, but I never think to cut the borders
the length of the fabric instead of the width. SMH!)

It is on it's way to Rebecca Grace Quilting
for her to work her magic.
I may have to make this pattern using Christmas fabrics!
Happy quilting!

Monday, September 25, 2023

Mr. M's Quilt

 My daughter and son-in-law asked me to make
quilts for my grandchildren's beds.
Twist my arm!!

I showed them some of the patterns at
and they chose two that they liked.
They are both finished and on their way to

For my grandson, 
they asked for blues and greens to be used.
I had no problem with this,
since I still had a lot of left-over fabric
and scraps from the Pineapple bed quilt I made for my bed.

This is The Ivy Quilt pattern.
It was going along really well
until I decided to skip a row of blocks.
There was some action from my seam ripper needed
and the problem was fixed.

Some fun new fabrics were added to the collection
for this quilt.
These are my favorite colors to use
and I fight myself not to make every quilt with these colors!

This will be a Christmas gift for Mr. M
and will be ready for when he gets his big boy bed.
Happy Quilting!

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Aubrey's Baby Quilt

 My niece is due with her fourth child at the end of October.
She is having a girl after having three boys.

This baby girl needed a PINK quilt!!

I came up with this design after my sister showed me a picture
of a blanket she wanted to crochet.
The pattern really caught my eye, 
so I sat down and came up with a pattern for this quilt.

At first, I was going to use a number of different
fabrics for the quilt,
and then decided on these two.
The floral is a Kaffe print and the background
is a Tula print.
I just love them together.

This quilt will definitely tell people it's little
Aubrey's and not one of her brothers!

Happy Quilting!

Monday, September 18, 2023

Crazy Veterans Quilt

 At the end of August I posted a photo of a bunch of
quilt blocks I had made from 1 1/2" strips of
reproduction fabrics left over from a log cabin
quilt I had made for my sister and brother-in-law.
I had just placed them on my design wall,
trying to figure out what to do with them.

Wanda from Exuberant Color, along with a couple of other quilters,
said to sew them all together and call it a day. 
This made my head hurt!
I love bold and wild quilts,
but they usually have some rhyme or reason to them.

After pondering for a while,
I decided I would do what they suggested.

Here is the finished quilt.
I don't hate it, but I'm not a huge fan, either.
Making these blocks was mindless fun, though.

Part of the problem is I don't like reproduction fabrics
anymore.  I went through a phase when I did.
Hence, the large collection of them.

I did as Wanda suggested and used flannel for the backing.
I quilted it with organic straight lines,
gave it a wash and it is ready to be donated
to the local Veterans Hospital.

Thank you, Wanda, for your advice!
It is a warm and snugly quilt!

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, September 10, 2023

"Seasons" for Church

 A while back I showed a quilt I was making for the
75th anniversary of my church.
There is going to be a raffle and the committee asked
if those of us who create would donate an item to be raffled.

My quilt is finished.

I named this quilt "Seasons" because it
represents the liturgical calendar.

The church year is divided into various seasons
and each season has a color.
Green is Ordinary Time,
 Purple is Lent and Advent,
White is Christmas and Easter
and red is Pentecost.

quilted it for me and did a beautiful job.

The label has been sewn in place, too!
It will be fun to see what others are donating to this raffle.
We have some super talented artists at my church!
I'm linking to Design Wall Monday today.

Happy Quilting!