Friday, April 29, 2016


I've been doing a few things here and there this week, but not as much as I'd like. 

 Wool applique on Cheri's sampler. I'm doing a whipstitch so it's going pretty fast.
 Here's block one on a collaboration. It will be revealed soon. 
This weeks instagram feed if you missed it.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Christmas in April

My commissioned quilt will be winging its way back to Michigan today!  So happy to have it done. 
I had to use creative license as the drawings/pattern was very small to applique everything. I did quite a bit of embroidery. 

I put the last section together this morning!
The fabrics are new from Diamond Textiles and were a pleasure to work with. They are called Farmhouse Brushed cotton.

Back to my regularly scheduled quilting........

Friday, April 22, 2016

An Evening With Gwen

Gwen Marston has been teaching quilting and have touched so many people with her fun and varied classes for so long. She is ending her teaching career in 2016 so I didn't want to pass up a chance to see her.  I've taken numerous classes with her and she was the featured speaker at the Sisters guild last night. Thanks to my friend Phyllis, she signed me up as her guest. (thank you again Phyllis!)
Here's a recap.
The night started with guild members sharing their Gwennie inspired quilts:

Jean Wells. owner of the Stitchin' Post, shared a little of her long friendship with Gwen  then introduced her. 

 Gwen's "37" sketches were hanging and she referred to these throughout the night.

Several of these small ones inspired larger quilts.

 I think this one was one of my favorites of the abstract solids.

How many of you readers have taken a class from Gwen? I  think next week I'll share my "Gwennie" quilts.

And if you missed it, here's my Instagram feed for this week.

Make it a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Front Porch

Here's a fun summery quilt designed by Jan Patek that I am going to start soon. Anybody interested in sewing along? It looks like it is on sale for $28.00 HERE.
I found mine on Ebay. You may want to check there too.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Little Quilts Swap

 This little beauty arrived about a week ago and I've been savoring it to myself since then. I just love it! Thank you Karen Dever!!

And here is the backing, which I absolutely adore too!! My quilt is hanging where I can enjoy it throughout the day.I'll treasure it!

I've heard and seen many little quilts that have made it to their new home, but if you are not finished sewing yours, especially if you are sending overseas, now is the time to get it completed and in the mail.
We'll have a linky party sometime the first week in May so we will be able to see them all. I look forward to it.

Let's make it a fantastic week!



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