Monday, January 28, 2013


I recently signed up at Nati's Little Things blog for a pass-along.  She committed to making five handmade items for the first five people who signed up on her blog.  I received my item all the way from Luxembourg last week.  I got a beautiful mug rug with hand embroidery and two small pincushions.

I made the commitment to pass along some handmade items to my readers.  So, the first five people who express an interest in getting a handmade item from me please leave me a comment.  I am excited to share my passion for quilting with everyone.  Quilting has changed my life and I can only express this in my quilts, purses and other quilty items that I make and pass along.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Round the World a.k.a Sunsprite

I whet my appetite for making a scrappy trip along quilt.  I had gotten some Tina Givens Christmas fabric before Christmas but just finished up my quilt.  I used the Sunsprite pattern from Villa Rosa.  After I started that quilt the Instagram world burst out with the Scrappy Trip Along.  This quilt is one big round the world block.  I will get to my Scrappy Trip Along quilt soon.  In the meantime I will have to be content with this.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Very Very Purple Quilt

I finished quilting my husband's Christmas present after Christmas of course.  He had picked out the fabric months ago and I had pieced it.  Finally got the quilting done and the binding after Christmas.  He loves purple.  I mean loves it.  Every time we go to a quilt store or JoAnn's he is picking out a purple fat quarter.  I hope this purple quilt tides him over for a while. I used Turning Twenty Again.  It is one of my favorite patterns.  Goes together fast.

Very Purple Quilt

I finally made my December block for Block Swap Adventure.  She wanted Kaffe and bright.  I pulled a star block pattern from my Quilt Pro, resized it to 12" and this is what I came up with.  I think I will make more blocks using this pattern.  It is time-consuming to cut but it comes together pretty easily.  

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Madrona Road Challenge Fabric

I have to admire those of you who have quilt shops or etsy stores.  I had to cut up the Madrona Road yardage into fat eighths.  It was so time consuming.  Then I had to pretty them up into bundles.  I finally finished up tonight at 10:00 p.m.  The meeting is tomorrow.  I did not think it would take me so long.  Anyway here is my stack of fat eighths waiting to be bundled up and my pretty bundles.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Me and My Sisters

I had 10 fat quarters of a line by Me and My Sisters all ironed and ready to go for a couple of months.  In line with my new resolve to try to use up my stash, I felt like it was a good time to sew something.  I have a four year old granddaughter who loves pink and purple.  There is a lot of both in this line.  I got the top sewed together but it is going to sit on the shelf until I get the binding on my other quilt and a few more quilt tops basted.  I am determined to get through my UFO's before I go too wild on new projects.

Lucky me.  I got a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas.  I promptly took Hunger Games out of the lending library.  I got through it in two days.  Now I have to wait to get the next one.  You can only borrow one book a month.  I think my next resolution will be to learn more about blogger so I can get everything to line up.

So cheerful