Quilt Blog

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    Yoga Bag

    Yoga is one of my favorite ways to work out. It is centered on balance, strength, and stretching all done on top of a mat. In between downward dogs and shavasana, I decided I needed a bag or something to transport my mat back and forth from yoga classes. I have never owned a yoga bag …

  • Blog Quilts

    Chloe’s Quilt

    This quilt jump started my passion for quilting after a very long dry spell. The quilt was built around a beautiful floral fabric. I pulled in all kinds of other fabric using the pinks, browns and greens found in the floral fabric. I made two quilts out of this project. One I gifted to my niece …

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    Square Off – Pattern Tester 4

    I just love this creation! The diamonds POP out from the darker, solid fabric. Everything about the quilt – From the contrasting colors to those light beautiful fabrics – makes me want to snuggle up to this quilt. I had not seen the fabric used in this quilt before and now I simply want them. …

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    Square Off – Pattern Tester 1

    I have had an offsite challenge going on. I contacted some pattern testers and asked them to try out my new Square Off pattern. I am very pleased to show off the first quilt that I got back from Jennifer. When I saw it, I was excited and giddy. It made my day; heck it …

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    French General Love

    My sister has fallen in love with French General. She made the most amazing quilt out of their Rouenneries Deux line. She did not stop there, making a adorable window treatment too. She has made so many beautiful quilts over the years, but this one is my favorit. She had better sleep with one eye …

  • Blog Fabric

    Jack and the Bean Stock

    Everyone, this is Jack and the Bean Stock, my very first attempt at fabric designing. I have been dreaming about them for the past 16 days and now they are finally here. Spoonflower did a great job printing them. Oh, I just love it. It is so rewarding to see them printed as fat quarters. …

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    Square Off – #2

      Remember my Square Off pattern? This is quilt number two, a test quilt for my pattern. At one point my progress had come to a stop, so I decided that I needed some help. Thankfully, I got some from a few quilt pattern testers. They set me back on the path to completing this …

  • Blog Other

    Christmas Soap

      Last night I was in the creative zone. The juices started flowing around 7:00 p.m. and I was totally worn out by 12:00 p.m. But I have about 45 bars of soap for Christmas gifts. Mission accomplished. Now it is time to clean up. Types of Soap Made: Peppermint Snow Soap Orange Blossom Soap Ginger Cinnamon Soap Vanilla …

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    Merry Christmas to My-self

      I just got the new Quilting Modern book. It is phenomenal. I love the patterns for the quilts and the tips that they give are great too. I am planning on making at least two of the quilts designed by the authors, Jacquie Gering and Kate Pedersen. I really did not know anything about …

  • Blog Sewing

    Christmas Cheer!

    I spent last weekend cleaning and organizing the house. Thankfully, my husband help me A LOT. It feels so good! I got out all of my Christmas boxes and I decked my halls with Christmas cheer. Figgie Pudding (by Basic Grey) is what is on my couches, table, side table, under my Christmas tree and on my …

  • Blog Sewing

    Fleece Blankets

      I have been a busy little beaver this month. Today I finished up the last project from my giving challenge. I made 3, two ply blankets from fleece and donated them to the Rescue Mission in El Paso. They were a lot harder then I thought they would be. Trying to line them up …

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    Pillowcases Galore

      I really don’t need an excuse to sew. But a pillowcase challenge? That is the best excuse ever! I have never made a pillowcase for the bed before, just couch pillow covers, so why not make five or 10. The challenge is from All People Quilt. They are hoping to have people from around …

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    PROJECT #2 FOR CIMA HOSPICE

    This year, I finally started volunteering. This is something that I have been meaning to do for years. The organization that I decided to help out at is CIMA Hospice. The first project that I worked on was creating bird mobiles for the rooms of the hospice patients. I also got to help install them …

  • Blog Quilts

    Square Off – Baby Quilt

    I have been so exited about this new quilt! I am very pleased at the way this quilt turned out. About a year ago I bought two charm packs of Freebird designed by MoMo from Moda. I decided to design my own pattern and thought that this was the perfect opportunity. I needed to make …

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    Oh La La Rouenneries!

      Oh, how I love French General. They just create such elegant fabric. I think they are the porsche of quilting fabric. This is an older line from them called Rouenneries Deux. To make this quilt, I used a layered cake  that I bought in Ruidoso, NM, at Martha’s Fabrics. The pattern is so easy. I saw …

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    Ragtime Quilt #1

      I made this quilt when I was living in Phoenix about 8 years ago. I spent many months picking out the perfect flannels to go together. If I am right, I bought the majority of the fabrics in this quilt at Zoe’s Truck. (To this day one of the best quilt shops in Phoenix.) …