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South Carolina An active quilter for 13 years, mid arm quilter for 5 years. If I am not sewing I must be sick.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


At guild the other day I picked some blocks in a bag off the free table.  I squared them up and put them together.  It will make a nice child’s quilt.

And Temecula has a Christmas churn dash that is adorable.  I made a few blocks today.  They are 3.5 unfinished.  I did the Christmas sew along a few years ago and loved it.

Blogger arranged my pictures wrong.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Tulips are blooming

And are SO BEAUTIFUL!  This top makes me so happy with the scrappy blocks.  I will ponder the border now.  Any suggestions?

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Almost there

Only a few more blocks to make.  Enjoy the pictures of the almost top and the fish pond which has two flowers.

Blogger decided to rearrange my blocks.  I’ve included some fun ones...  dogs, cats and frog flowers.  Have to have fun!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Oh No, I’m Out of Tulips

And this top is only about 2/3 done.  I absolutely love this top. It is such a riot of color, yum!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019


I am assembling my tulip blocks and I’m real pleased with this layout.   This will go on my queen sized bed.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Turkey Tracks is officially a flimsy

So it has joined all the other tops just waiting to be quilted.  Blogger arranged my photos and I’m not going to fight it. One picture of the quilt top is from my porch.

Saturday, August 31, 2019


Have you ever looked around and seen multiple pile of projects that only need a little work to get them to the flimsy stage?  How did I get so many?

There are quite a few that will move to the ready to be quilted hanger.  I added some scrappy blocks around this one.

My tulip garden is growing slowly.

I now have a double design wall and love it.

I have designed a fall couch cover/quilt. Think candy corn and beautiful leaf colors.

Turkey tracks in red, pattern by Bonnie Hunter.

My hexi quilt that only needs the last border sewn on.

Maestro getting some lap time which I enjoy. There is nothing like a warm kitty on your lap to relax you!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Assembly of quilt tops

I have been assembling tops lately. The hexi blocks are all together now.  I have an idea of a border treatment that involves more hexi blocks using up all those odd pieces of warm brown fabric.

It was time to put together the circa 1880 blocks as I had to order additional fabric for the plain blocks.  No excuse now!  I decided to complete mine with a light fabric versus a tan fabric.  I wanted a light airy quilt.  There are many more blocks and this is for a queen sized bed.  So far I love it.

pictures of a blooming lily pad in the fish pond.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


I got borders attached on two tops yesterday.  Each top got a pressing with starch and hung on the to be quilted rack.  I seriously need to quilt some as it is SO FULL!  I am slowly catching up.

Those are cows in the border below.  Fun!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Next Steps with Hexi Blocks

I am closing in on having enough blocks for my hexi flowers.  I have started to trim them all to 7.25 and make a four patch the same size. I am loving how this is turning out.  The colors are truer in the first photo.  It seems very soothing and just as I pictured in my mind.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Quilting Finally

Yesterday I spent four hours with my HQ repair man.  Many calls were made to HQ in Utah for support. I will be getting new tensioner discs and a spring.  But I can quilt with the machine as is.  So I did quilt.  It sure felt good!!!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

In The Studio

The other day I wanted to sew and use up some of the MANY block parts. I decided on a pattern from Bonnie Hunters new book called sand castles. I had 3.5 inch four patch blocks available. See them in the bin, so many. And I had enough neutral strings for this quilt. But my four patch units were 3.5 inches. So I sized all the units up and got started. It didn’t take long before I had many blocks completed. There are 3 - 4 on the cutting board waiting to be squared up to 14.5 inches. It won’t be long before I have a quilt top and I will have to pick another design that uses my pieces parts.

The latest flower from the fish pond.

Monday, July 15, 2019

At the beach

I am at the beach with my son and family. I have wanted to do this for a few years but life has not allowed that. So here we are and having such a great time. Fishing with my son is the best!!!! I have done some hand stitching on hexies too.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

QOV and flowers

I finished this QOV in time to take to the quilt meeting and pass it back to N. These are come of the flowers blooming on my property. Blogger has rearranged the pictures and I don’t have the energy to fix.