My Good Fortune! (not the mystery quilt)

Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 in Quilting | Read More

I had the good fortune to win a mini quilt from Katy of Katy Quilts. Katy is celebrating blogging for ten years. She chose ten small quilts to give away to readers of her blog. To win, we had to leave a comment. I was fortunate to win one of her mini quilts!

I love Katy’s blog and read it every morning while I drink my coffee. She also has grandsons with the same names as my two oldest grandsons. Katy lives in Michigan and has a long arm quilting machine. I like to see the quilts she makes and the way she quilts them. It is inspirational to me.

Thank you Katy! Congratulations on your 10 year blogiversary!

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Autumn in Columbus

Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2014 in Wall Hanging | Read More

This is the view from my new sewing room window. It has been a big change for me, moving into the city after living in the country my entire life. My sewing room is the bonus room upstairs. I now am able to have all my sewing supplies in one room, including my quilt frame. The room is still not completely organized but it is getting better. I am going to go to Ikea and buy book shelves and storage furniture to match the tables I have in the room.  I will post pictures when it is completed.

I have found time to make a Christmas wall hanging and also a small pumpkin wall hanging in my new sewing room. The pumpkins were a kit that I bought at a quilt show, put away and forgot for a few years. The kit surfaced during the move and I made it last Sunday afternoon.

This picture was taken this morning from my front porch. The leaves have been changing since the picture was taken from my sewing room window and are beautiful! There is another fountain to the right but can’t be seen from this angle.

I have missed blogging since the move. I hope to be more productive in my quilting this winter and will share it with you on the blog.

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My Favorite Things

Posted Saturday, April 20th, 2013 in Quilting | Read More

Last year I attended the AQS quilt show in Columbus, Ohio with my daughter. I purchased a pattern for a trio of quiltlets from Quiltricks. The previous year I bought the pattern for the “Pin Up” quiltlets. I made the pin up pattern as soon as I returned home and planned to do the same with the new pattern. I chose the fabrics and traced the pieces onto Wonder-Under. For some reason this project was set aside and forgotten until I cleaned out my sewing room last week.  So…yesterday I fused the pieces onto the background and machine blanket stitched around each piece. Today I hand stitched the binding to the backs of the pieces.

I will display the quiltlets in my sewing room.

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Another Mini Quilt…Tabitha’s Trinkets

Posted Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in Quilting | Read More

One of my favorite quilt books is “Simply Charming” by Tara Lynn Darr. My goal is to make each of the quilts in the book. The quilts are made from scraps, including left over charm squares. I love to buy charm packs because of the variety of fabrics in each pack. The mini quilts do not use all the squares in a pack, therefore lots of scraps for another quilt. Tabitha’s Trinkets is made from charm squares left over from “Off the Beaten Path”. The border fabrics are from my stash. I used some of the border fabric in the blocks to add some color to the quilt.

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Mini Quilts

Posted Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 in Fabric Stash, Fabrics, Quilting | Read More

Last month I refolded all the fabric in my armoire and found two kits for small wall hanging quilts. I ordered them both from Connecting Threads several years ago. I worked on both of them over Memorial Day weekend.

This quilt kit was called “I Love to Quilt Spools” and included the pattern and fat quarters of fabric.

This second quilt is called “Flowers from the Scrapbag”. It also included a pattern and fat quarters. When I completed the top I had enough fabric leftover to piece together for the backing.

I fused the flowers to the quilt and machine blanket stitched in matching thread around each applique. The stems are pieced into the background fabric.

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