Monday, October 24, 2016


I don’t have much to show you this week. Not a whole lot of sewing going on actually. And, most of what I have completed I can’t post until mid-December. Sigh. But, I am working on a boy quilt. It still has a long way to go; but, it will get there. I post as I go along.

And, in the evenings it’s hand stitching in front of the TV.

Trudy the Velcro dog.

Hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,


Monday, October 17, 2016


Isn’t this a darling block?  I took Bev Remillard’s Random Hearts Workshop this week. Yes, this is all I have done for the time being.

This is Bev’s pattern and you can find out more about the quilt and Bev here. Bev is a great teacher and does a very nice lecture if you are looking for someone to have at your guild. She designs happy, fresh quilts.

Sadly I can only show you a hint of this project for the time being. I finished three this week and may be finished with a couple more by tomorrow.

I have a bunch of stuff I’m working on.  A bunch. In fact, I wrote down 12 different Works in Progress. Looks like I need a new mantra:  Finish more; start less. Let’s see how long that lasts.

Hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,


Monday, October 10, 2016


I went to the Mancuso Palm Springs Quilt Fest this week. I loved the quilts, especially all the fabulous modern quilts on display. However, I must have been mesmerized because, I got no pictures of them. This is the only one I took. Palm Springs, while a desert, has the most beautiful mountains.

A friend and I took a class from Joe Cunningham. If you are unfamiliar with Joe the Quilter, you can read more about him here.

I got most of him in the picture. I love this quilt he shared with us. What a great teacher. He taught “Rock the Block” and what fun. Everyone got pretty far with it and everyone loved working on it. Even my friend, who is a traditional quilter, had a lot of fun using his technique to create a modern look. Here is mine.

It is just good to get out of your box now and again. I know I have another UFO; but, I fully intend to work on this before it gets put to the back of the “need-to-work-on” pile.

After I got home I decided I needed to knock out a couple of quilts designated for my guild.

This one is a “cutter” quilt. Someone donated a bunch of “cutter” quilts to the guild and my first instinct was to somehow rescue them. OMG, it’s just too big a job. After I started working on this, I realized that I was not going to rescue all these quilts. To begin with, it’s even hard to work on fabrics that you never would have in your stash. So, the rest were sold at our quilt show in July. I had layered, and pinned it earlier in the year, and even had partially quilted it. So, it didn’t take too long to finish it.

Then I had a quilt top that only needed to be pinned and quilted.

 It’s just a tiny baby quilt, but so cheerful. And, it makes me smile.

Hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,


Monday, October 3, 2016


After a week with a full calendar, I finally got in a little sewing yesterday. I made this really cute tote bag with a divider, to carry wine.

It can hold a couple of bottles or maybe one and a glass or something to snack on.

Check out the tutorial over here.

I went to the Rusty Barn Quilt Craft & Sewing Festival in Orange County. I’m always on the lookout for something new. I love gadgets. And, just look what I found. 

I love the little beetle. It’s both a needle threader and a thread cutter, plus it's lighted. 

Next week I’m taking a Joe Cunningham class at the Quilt Fest in Palm Springs. What do you think? Another UFO?

Hope you have a good week and

Quilt happy,