Friday, December 28, 2012


I have wanted to do a photo mosaic forever. Not being very good on the computer, I enlisted the help of hubby. The following mosaic is a sampling of some of the quilts I made over the past year.

and a few more........

Here is a "mosaic" of another work in progress. We were all together for Christmas, so I had to get pictures. It was cold outside,  -5 but it didn't take long. I'm trying to imagine 4 more daughter-in-laws, and a son-in-law, plus grand babies!  You never know what a year will bring...........

HAPPY NEW YEAR from my family to yours!

linking up with Lily's Quilts

Monday, December 24, 2012


May the true meaning of Christmas fill your hearts and homes this season.

While I have a few days off I plan to start a new quilt. Be back with that soon.
Enjoy your families.
I know I will  : )

Thursday, December 20, 2012


There are so many wonderful tutorials on line right now. I took advantage of a couple of them for some last minute gift making.

Over at Imagine Gnats, she has a tutorial for a quilt as you go stocking, so I made one for Janie.

I cut it down a bit because it was a little big for my needs. I didn't think the smallest one in the clan needed the biggest stocking  : )

 You can better see the random pieces in this picture. Rather than sewing and turning it, I added a cuff and a binding.

At My Cotton Creations, she has a super quick pajama pants tutorial.

I made each of the grand girls a pair,

then I cut out an owl from the leftovers and fused it on to a plain white T

Janie's party pants   ( all ready for New Years eve )

Lastly, I FINALLY finished these socks for my Mom in law. She loves bed socks so I will enclose a couple of gift cards and get these in the mail.

Are you ready?
Merry Christmas from my house to yours.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Thanks to everyone who braved the snow and came out to the meeting. We had lots of show and tell, so here we go :

All set up and can see Katja's new block-a-week alphabet on the top. More english paper piecing to keep our hands busy.

lots of placemat kits

We are huge fans of the book 'Sunday Morning Quilts'. The next three quilts are from there

You ladies are awesome!  Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Did you enjoy the blog hop?  Thanks to everyone who entered my give-away. The winner of the tree skirt is :

"Bizy Stitches"

I have e-mailed her and let her know.

Friday night I hosted our Christmas staff dinner. We had Turkey and all the fixins'. There were presents too : )

One of our staff is going to have a wee babe in the new year. Those of us that work in the shoppe each made two blocks for an improv log cabin quilt for Nicole. She really liked the quilt I had made earlier so I figured she would like one for her little guy.

A flannel back by Valori Wells.

Here she is showing everyone the next day at Moda club.  I think she likes it!

I'll be back with lots of pictures from the meeting. 
Enjoy your Christmas preparations .

Thursday, December 13, 2012


At least a year ago, I purchased a pattern from Prairie Grass Patterns. Last month I decided to start making it . I printed off the template and got to work. I soon discovered that my template was far too big so I e-mailed April to ask about it. She suggested I might have had my printer set wrong and therefore printed off the wrong size. She was right of course.
 Having already purchased a Simply Color layer cake, I wanted to use it without any waste, so I asked hubby to make me a new template. After a few calculations, it was peddle to the floor!

My stack of snowballs grew pretty quick and I started to see the pattern come together.

I made 12 blocks consisting of 8 snowballs each. The quilt measures approximately 50 x 65

Once again my daughter and I went out in search of interesting places to take a few pictures. I love this old shed.
This particular photo shoot cost me a medium French Vanilla AND a box of doughnuts!

Across the road there are two old rail cars so we went there too.

This is such a pretty line of fabric. I'm glad I used it for this quilt. I'm thinking this pattern elevates the humble snowball to a whole new level.

Thanks for stopping by again. Happy stitching to you!