Monday, March 1, 2010


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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tumbled Stars

What fun I had testing a pattern for my friend, Cathi called Tumbled Stars. The fabrics are very "spring".
The pattern was designed using Linda Franz' Inklingo method which made it very quick to put together. On this project, I hand pieced the skinny star points and machine pieced the rest. I am a beginner when it comes to machine quilting but this will suffice. If you haven't done so yet, please visit Linda's website She offers many collections for sale and some free projects to try.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Passacaglia Give-Away

Passacaglia Give-A-Way!

Linda Franz and Tilde have collaborated on a Give Away. The prize is fabulous fabric - enough to make a table runner using the Tilde's Passacaglia Table Runner.


Prize Fabric "Stained Glass"

The link to Tilde's free table runner pattern can be found at

If you are new to Inklingo, please go to or use the links at the right to learn more. There are many resources and information for your convenience. Also visit the Inklingo blog and Inklingoprojects to view the many projects being made by quilters of all skill levels who are utilizing this unique, time-saving, and versatile method of piecing. I guarantee you will be inspired!

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas Season.
It has been a very long time since I blogged. My father had a very serious surgery in November and our family has been with him providing constant care and support. We are very thankful that he is now in rehab and doing well. We hope to have him home in 7-10 days.

Needless to say, Thanksgiving and most of Christmas has passed us by along with many other things. While Dad was in ICU I smocked two dresses for each of my granddaughters. It gave my hands and mind something to do while sitting and waiting, and waiting, and waiting. I will have to find the picture of the green corduroy dresses. (hint, hint, Stacy!)

I look forward to 2010 and starting to work on the quilts for the built in bunk beds we are having made in our new home. I will be sharing my sewing room with the grandchildren so they are required to sleep under handmade quilts.

Have a healthy and happy 2010.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Quilts for New Sewing Room

We are building a new home and my extra large sewing room is also going to house four built in bunk beds for when the grandchildren come to visit. They will each have a built in reading lamp and cubby hole I decided to trim out the bunk beds in a wonderful chocolate brown. I will have a quilt on each of the beds. Pink and Brown; Red and Brown; Yellow/Gold and Brown, and Blue and Brown.

This pink and brown quilt is from a Buggy Barn.

This is the back of the pink and brown quilt. The backing is light pink and white stripe.

This is a close up the two main blocks, sashing and border.

These are some of the brown and yellow fabrics I will be using in the yellow and brown quilt. The yellows are not quite as bright as they appear in the photo. One of the quilts I am thinking of doing a basket quilt and maybe a mariners compass for the other. Still deciding. I have one grandson and two granddaughters, so one of the quilts will need to be a little less feminine. This is my plan for now. It could change tomorrow. I think it would be nice to give the grandchildren the quilt that was on their bunk bed when they start families of their own some day. (or go off to college!)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Biscornu Gift

I received a beautiful Biscornu from a wonderful friend today. I was so surprised and shocked when I opened the package. It is so pretty and the cross stitch work is impeccable. This is a side view.

This is a view from the top. I am in awe of the Biscornu as I have always admired them. I never did one myself because the construction intimidated me.

There were also some wonderful fabrics in yellow and red in the package along with some stripes that will be great for the POTC quilt top.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Swags for Inklingo GMFG/Renegade takes a Swim

After much contemplation and a little advice from my friend, I am removing the red scallop part of the swag and replacing it with a smooth edge. It looks much nicer and makes the workmanship easier and neater. I should have all of the pieces ready to sew this evening. Ripping out is not my favorite thing to do but in the long run, I think I will be happier with the results of the new version.

I took my labrador retriever swimming today at a friend's pool. He dove right in and it took me a while to get him out of the water. You can see his joy! He commandeered a little baby floating toy and swam the entire time with it in his mouth. You would have thought I had given him a T-bone steak. It wore him out so he is now sleeping......actually he is snoring!