What have you been up to?

Here are a few things that I have been working on lately.

I finished my block for The Quilt Show BOM. This is my Mariner’s Compass for the center

of the quilt. Recently, I bought a new book and am looking forward to trying out some new

ideas with the help of my printer. Also, using some painted papers that I have, I have created

some scenes of the woods around my house. So much fun and so little time to try everything


What are you working on this week?

This is the cutest baby quilt! I love all the animals. I quilted the leaves/forest pretty heavily

and left the animals faces and ears alone. They are so cute and don’t really need much stitching

at all. The backing shows all the lovely texture.

Anne made this baby quilt. It has prairie points on the edges and I had to figure out a way

to keep the corners clean and not have any backing fabric showing through. I stitched

all way round the four sides first and then tucked in the corners. Start and loops are

stitched all over the top. Quite cute as well.

My daughter made her second quilt. She loves chickens and farms so thus the reason for all the

animals on the back of this quilt.

Ina made this beautiful quilt. I stitched in the ditch all over the quilt. It didn’t need anything


Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

A Few More Quilts…

It seems like everyone is taking this opportunity to stay home and

quilt, which is great for me. Here are a few more quilts that I have

had the opportunity to complete for some very creative quilters.

Evelyn made this quilts for a special young man and for her husband. Her husband loves the

color purple and trains so she combined them both. Railroad tracks, trains, and a train crossing

sign were all stitched into the quilt. Can you see them all? The yellow backing quilt that has

wrenches on the front, is for a special young man. A grid was quilted all over the quilt top in

a light blue thread.

These two quilts were made, by me, for a special little boy. He loves cars and the color

blue so I combined his two loves into one. Cars were stitched all over both quilts but in

a different pattern.

Laura loves Halloween, as you can see by this quilt. I must say that the color orange is growing

on me as well. I outlined the cats and the dark border. The backing of the quilt also looks really

nice, I love the texture on the backs of quilts.

Hope you are staying safe and sane.

See you next week.

Cold & Brighter Days…

I love this time of the year, even though it’s cold outside.

Spring is just around the corner and that thought cheers

me up immensely.

These 2 quilts,made by Brenda,were cheering me up

last week. Let’s see if they cheer you up too.

These batik dragonflies were fun to work on. The background fill is a tight, small meander.

I added in some lines in the cattails and in the outer border. All the stitch in the ditch work

was accomplishedby using a clear monofilament thread. It matches the color of the background

fabrics so I don’t have to keep switching out thread colors. It saves alot of time.

Brenda made this beauty too. I love applique quilts. They always stitch out beautifully.

This one is no exception. You can see all the texture on the back of the quilt. I love that


I think that my most favorite part of this quilt is the outer border. I love all the movement in

this part of the quilt. And who can resist feathers? I’m not sure if you realize how small these

feathers really are.

The pattern was created by Kerry Burke of Simple Bird Studio.

Hoping that you are enjoying all the sunshine, even hough it’s cold outside.

I have some news to share too. I am planning on switching over to Instagram totally.

I won’t be doing this until September, 2021 but I am giving the heads up starting

this month. It’s time to try something new. Hope to see you over there.

More Daylight…

I’m not sure if you have noticed or not but there is more

daylight hours than a month ago. It was getting dark at 5pm

but now it is getting dark at 6 pm. Yeah!! More daylight hours!!

This is one of my favorite times of the year because of this.

Now onto the quilt show.

Love the colors in this quilt. A swirly design was stitched all over the quilt top, using a

cream polyester thread. The backing is pretty cool too, love the texture that the

quilting adds.

Joan makes ALOT of quilts that she gives away for charity. What a generous person she is. I love

how she can take blocks and come up with all different forms of composition.

A swirly design was stitched all over the quilt using a cream polyester thread.

Joan made this quilt using a fabric book , which she sewed together to form this cute baby quilt.

I quilted a meandering design all over the quilt.

Linda made this beauty. She loves feathers and so do I. So, she chose a gold thread for the

quilting and chose an allover pattern for the quilting. I love the back as much as the front.

I can’t remember who made this quilt. Again, more swirls to add movement to the quilt top.

Here are several sneak peeks of quilts I have been working on. On the left, are 3 blocks of

completed Crane blocks for my daughter’s quilt. The bears and the fox is part of a really

cute baby quilt that I worked on last week. And the vase on the right, is Brenda’s beautiful

quilt! I worked on it last week too and I will upload some pictures for you next week. Have

a great week and stay safe.