Thursday, June 6, 2013

A few quilt along block finishes

Here is the June block (I'm early this month), from Quiet Play

A STITCH IN TIME...on hindsight I should have used a solid fabric for the tea cup...although I really do like the busyness !

I have 3 block done for the Quilt Around the World 2 quilt along...this is a much slower quilt along...

Here's Courtney's block...

Here's Heather's block...
 and Betty's block...

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Friday, May 31, 2013

May Block Press On

Here is the May paper pieced block from Quiet Play

So sorry this is sideways...Blogger keep changing it on me!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

April Scissors Block for Quiet Play's BOM

Here is my block for April.  Fun paper pieced scissors!

Had a little trouble with the center...but I'll fix that later!

Linking up withe Quiet Play

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Complete King Size FINISH

And here it is :
The Shams
I gotta say, I really love how this looks!

I also finished 2 blocks for the Around the World Quilt Along

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Have a great day!

Saturday, March 23, 2013


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I'm a little late making this block this month...but better late than never!

The names of these blocks are sew cute....just spoolin' around, measure twice and You Little Ripper!  I'm going to embroider those names on each block!

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Wiggly Whimsy King Size

I finally finished my king quilt...all washed and cuddly, crinkly!  Gotta tell ya...not fun quilting it!  I just did straight lines vertically...really wanted to do a diagonal cross hatch...but maneuvering this size quilt was just too darn hard!  
I  used a sheet for the back...but made it difficult for myself by adding borders all around.
I love the way it turned out...and I'm in the process of making shams to go with it.
You can get the tutorial for this quilt at
The blocks are fun to make...and you can use SCRAPS!!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, March 18, 2013



The winner of the Beam n' Read is Jan Baker..........thanks for all those that entered the giveaway!!

Jan said: I am impressed with you. I can't even think to try quilting a king size quilt. 

I have sent you an email, please send me your address!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

International Quilting Day and a GIVEAWAY

SewCalGal's Virtual Sew-cial - International Quilting Day

Today is International Quilting I thought a giveaway would be in order.  Just leave a don't even have to read the rest of this post if you don't want to!! 
Easy peasy...........and you might win this Beam n Read for yourself...sorry, but due to the cost of shipping I cannot offer this outside the United States.  Sorry :(

I'll pick a winner with the Random Draw Generator on Monday 12 PM.

In honor of SewCalGal's Virtual Sew-cial - International Quilting Day 
I am working on my KING SIZE SCRAP is a picture of the quilt under the machine...what a BEAR to quilt!!!

I have never made a king size quilt before, and believe me, at this time of my life I REALLY didn't need to decide to make one now...but I loved this Wiggly Whimsy Scrap Quilt from she started a quilt along a couple of months ago and I decided to make this quilt.

The reason I wanted to make a king size one was because I can never get a quilt large enough to fit my 4 poster king size has side rails and the comforters always are way too short...and I don't use a dust ruffle.  I loved the look of this scrappy quilt so I forged ahead.

Not difficult to make the top...but I decided to use a sheet for the back and add a border all around......what was I thinking??????  The back has given me nightmares.  Finally I have it together and am quilting my brains out...just straight line, but what a nightmare to get this thing under the machine!   I chose a 'fluffy' polyester batting because I didn't want it to be toooooo heavy!

After it is finished and washed I will post a picture...wish me luck!!

HAPPY QUILTING DAY!!!!  Don't forget to COMMENT for the giveaway.........

Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Block

Here is the February block for the Sew Along hosted by Quiet Play

I'm trying to use mostly text, sew and dots, etc as my backgrounds.  I used a metallic fabric for the blade...which would have shown up better had I reversed the print with the dots!   Anyway, a FUN block to do.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Sewing Paper Pieced Quilt Along

 This is the first block in the new paper pieced quilt along hosted by

I can't get the button to work as a sorry, but just go to the blog above.

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