Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Sign ups are currently underway on the FLICKR group Doll QUilt Swap.....

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Swaps mailed

Just mailed the scrappy log cabin squares and also my 4 patches for the My Favorite Quilters group......

Monday, February 16, 2009

Challenge Almost Done

After serious fits with my longarm.....LOTS of wallpaper language.....and many threats to burn the whole thing in the fireplace,this is mostly finished. Top went together easily. Quilting was a nightmare. All that is left is to tack the binding to the back. Guess I may need to do something today besides sew.

Rainy Days and Mondays Challenge

Ok....it's pouring like crazy. Beef stew in simmering in the crockpot. Carpenters cd playing. I got some of these yummy 30's prints out and thought I'd throw out a little challenge and see if there are any takers: Make a little mini from 30's fabrics today. Yes. Today. Finish it and post a picture on your blog! (Ok so the quilt police won't show up if you don't finish it today.....I just like a challenge!)Add your name here with a link to your blog so we can all see what you made! Ladies and gentlemen: start your engines....er I mean your machines!

Scrappy Log Cabin Swap Update

Ok. No further blocks have come in. So I just mixed up the squares,packaged them,and will try to get them in the mail this week. Each person will get 22 blocks (combined my dad's and mine)and yes you will get some of your own. All in all,they are a nice batch of blocks. Truthfully-this swap has been like a giant albatros and I will be glad to send them on their merry way! :) I don't like long,un-resolved swaps and this one was both! You live and learn,right?!

It's a rainy President's Day....and Cooper and I are just hangin out. Perfect day for some sewing and napping!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Another UFO

Another almost finished UFO....this one a scrappy log cabin lap quilt. I quilted it on the longarm today and it just needs binding......may have to wait though. Tomorrow I have the day off and hope to work on some more minis!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Gorgeous roses,Sees Truffles,AND a silver ring.....am I spoiled or what?!

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Worthy Cause

A group has been established by the lovely Tia to send 12.5" unfinished quilt blocks to her. She is stationed in Australia currently. She is asking for blocks to make quilts to give to those who have lost everything in the recent fires. Here is a link if you are interested in helping:

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Civil War Mini Quilt Swap Partners

Surprised there weren't more takers on this one....perhaps everyone is swapped out! Here are the partners.....contact each other with the specifics about mailing. If you need email info ,email me!Can't wait to see what you make!
Bonnie and Louann
Debbra and Luann

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Simple Little 9 Patch

Sometimes simple is best....here is a simple little 9 patch top. I was origionally going to put in a sashing row with little squares at each intersection. But then I looked at all the squares simply lined up together. I love its simplicity. But-how to quilt it? I want to handquilt it,but not sure what to do. Any suggestions?