Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Quilt Square Along

Today I am linking up with the Quilt Square Along over at Jo's Country Junction. The Bear's Paw square was the square picked for February. The square patterns are from Lori Smith. I finished mine (with a few problems) and hand quilted it. I have it displayed in my living room on one of my end tables. You can go over to Jo's and see all the cute squares that others have done. and see the square that she picked for March. It is stars and looks very sweet!

My laptop is still giving me fits about adding links so let me try to add one here:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bad Picture Day

Happy Bad Picture/Valentine's Day! I finished hand-quilting my little quilt from Kathleen Tracy's Book "Prairie Children and Their Quilts" It is so dark here my pictures are all terrible. I promise my living room walls are not this color.A few of my Valentine gifts from my sweetheart. I gave him a break and told him what I would like:) I also got some fabric...and may be in for a few more surprises;)

I am loving having my little quilts out so I can see them. I hope everyone has a wonderful day full of lots of love..and some chocolate..and right now, a pink cupcake is calling my name:)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Broken Dishes

I just wanted to share a quick pic of my little Broken Dishes quilt. This little quilt finishes at 18x22. Kathleen Tracy, author of Prairie Children and their Quilts and several more books is doing a quilt a month from 1 of her books. This sweet quilt is February's quilt.

So now I need to get busy quilting this quilt and my Bear Paw. I will then have to take a little break from these small quilts and get my niece's graduation quilt started.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Well, here is my little Bear's Paw quilt square for Jo's Quilt Square Along. It has some problems. I will do a little hand-quilting on it then link it up with others at the end of the month. Right now, I'm just glad that it is done. It finishes at 12x12.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pink Lemonade Quilt Show

Today I am linking up with Lori from Humble Quilts. Lori hosted the cutest quilt along! She named the quilt Pink Lemonade and when I saw it, I knew I wanted to make me one. Her instructions and pictures were the best. I had SO much fun making this little quilt. I just love how it turned out. Go over to Lori's and see some of the other sweet quilts!
Thank You Lori for hosting and sharing such a fun quilt along!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Quilt Square Along

Today I am linking up with others at Jo's Country Junction. Jo is hosting a monthly square along using some of Lori Smith's cute quilt square patterns. The first square is this sweet log cabin. It finishes out at 12x12. It was so much fun to make and I can't wait for the next square to be announced. Go over to Jo's a look at all the other quilt squares. So many pretty log cabins!
I have decided to display my square (which I did hand quilt) on my kitchen table. I put this little milk glass hen on it. My grandmother gave me the little hen and I just cherish it. I have had to wash my square twice already (i have boys) and each time that I take it out of the dryer all crinkly and soft..I love it even more!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

FNSI Results

I had a very nice FNSI. Thanks Bobbi for hosting! I got my little Pink Lemonade quilt all finished up! I put the binding on Saturday while we were having some thunder storms. This little quilt is from a quilt-along that Lori from Humble Quilts hosted. It is a fun sweet little quilt. Here it is fresh from the dryer. It was dark here all day so I could'nt get a good picture.
and here I tried to "style" my picture:( I need to work on that!

Friday, January 20, 2012


It's Friday!!! I just love a day or evening of sewing! My husband is at the Fire Dept. so it's just me and Cade tonight. We plan on making some homemade pizza for supper then doing our thing! I plan on working on this sweet pattern.
Head over to Crafty Vegas Mom to sign up.
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


This weekend I did some stitching. I stitched on about 1,000 (ok,not really) Girl Scout badges on a friend's little girl's vest. I had forgotten how stiff these little boogers are! My fingers were very sore by the time I finished.

I also spent alot of time on the computer looking at quilt blogs. There are thousands of talented and nice quilters out there! and I think that I read all of their blogs! People are so nice to share their talents and their projects, so many great tutorials and quilt-alongs. It is very hard not to start a new project after an hour (or 2) of blog reading!
Here are two blogs with projects that have caught my eye. Have you ever read Humble Quilts?
Lori makes such sweet quilts. She is doing a little quilt quilt-along.
My laptop won't highlight (i have no idea what is wrong) anyway, I think the little quilt is darling. I had to try a block or 2:)

and another fun quilt along is the one happening at Jo's Country Junction.
She is hosting a quilt square quilt-along. I finished mine and I love it! I plan on doing a post on the square and linking to Jo's post on January 30. I also need to take some better pics!

What fun projects have you seen in blogland lately?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I got all set to put my applique quilt together and I noticed some boo-boos. While making this quilt I used several hand drawn leaf templates. Some of the templates were larger than others.
I really don't want my leaf points getting caught up in my seam allowance. Some of them are ok..barely squeaking by.
BUT, many of them (23 to be exact) are CRAZY bad! I have to redo them.
UGH! I really want to get this quilt put together. I will look at the top then and decide if I want to add borders or not. I want this quilt big enough to use. I have to get moving on it and get it done though because I have a graduation quilt to make and have finished by May.
Guess I better get off the computer and get busy ripping and re-sewing!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bow Tie Progress

I fell in love with the vintage bow tie quilt that Bonnie Hunter posted on her blog, this summer. Bonnie posted a tutorial and a challenge to make bow-tie blocks as Leaders/Enders. Well, the bow tie block is one of my favorite quilt blocks, and I have always wanted a cheddar quilt! So I joined in!
My favorite block (so far)
Here is my bow tie progress. I havent done my blocks as Leaders/Enders because I have been working on some hand applique. I just LOVE making these blocks! They are so quick and easy!
When I had some free time I gathered up some of my Civil War repro fabrics (and some that I just like) and got to cutting. I cut when I feel like cutting and sew when I feel like sewing. These little blocks are so satisfying to make. I love the fact that since I have a stack of squares already cut, I can just sit down and sew. I call it mindless sewing:) A great way to destress!
I am a busy Mom so it's nice that even while waiting for my son to finish brushing his teeth or while supper is cooking, I can sew up a few blocks! I hope to make enough blocks to have a lap quilt for my couch.
Now, if I can just keep Ruby out of my chair! Thanks Bonnie for the motivation!