Tuesday, April 12, 2016


 Here is an up close of the red bargello from the previous post.
I did circles so as not to take away from the design.

And here is a blue one I put together today.
Already have it in the frame.
It is so easy and fun

Sunday, April 10, 2016

It's in the Works

 This was a project my mother started and never finished.
It was a row of the month from a fabric shopp.
All paper pieced. Thanks to my husband for ripping off the paper.

 Here is my second lion quilt.
I decided to quilt it different than the 1st.

I put this little girl quilt together - now it needs quilting.

Here is a bargello quilt I put together for my mother.
It's in the frame now 
I have been working - just too lazy to post.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Second Winner

The second winner is 
If the winners will email me their addresses I will get them shipped off

Getting Ready & Giveaway Winner

I Have been getting ready for some stack-n-whack.
I haven't decided how I'm going to do them but when I do they will be ready for me.
I am currently working on a quilt my mother started and didn't finish. 
It's paper piecing and I love to paper piece.
Unfortunately it's going to take a while to get it together.
I am also working on an art quilt.
It's a new technique for me and I really like the challenge.

Well for all of you that took part in my  giveaway I would like to say thanks for entering.
I have decided to have 2 winners.
I do have plenty of strips
So the winners are......


So if the winners will email me their address I will ship them off.
Thanks again and Have a Good Day.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Storybook Quilt & Giveaway

 I did these crinolines a few years ago. Even had it put together.
I am trying to knock out some UFO's and this was just begging to be quilted.
When I put it on the frame I wanted to make it special for one of my granddaughters.
So when I settled on this design I knew it was perfect.
You might have to zoom in a little to see the design
Makes it look like a storybook.
So I named it the Storybook quilt.
I think she will love it.

 I have spent 2 days working in my sewing room trying to get it organized AGAIN.
So when I was putting up fabrics I decided to take a bunch of the smaller pieces and strip them up with my GO cutter.
This took all day today
I ended up with a nice size mess and even nicer pile of 2.5" strips.
I still have a stack of 1.5" I need to do but that will have to wait.
I've played around long enough now I need to get back to work.
I have a project I want to attempt and it will probably take me a couple of weeks.
So in the mean time.....................

 I would like to have a small giveaway.
I have set aside a little more than 100 2.5" strips to give to one of my followers.
Just leave a comment 
I will pick a winner next Sunday Feb 28. 


Saturday, January 30, 2016


 I am almost finished. 
Just need to bind them and put a sleeve on the back.
I got the embroidery design at embroideryonline.com 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Finished Lion

I forgot to put a picture of the finished Lion on here.
I added the border to give it a touch of me.
My granddaughter loved it.
I made 2 - just need to quilt the second one.

I have been doing a lot of quilting for customers lately.
But I could always do more.
It's so exciting to take one off the frame and see how it has turned out

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Jungle Abstractions

This is The Lion from Jungle Abstractions collection by Violet Craft.
I saw this at the Fat Quarter Shop and knew I had to make it.
My 1st grand daughter loves lions and I'm going to surprise her on her birthday next month.
She's going to love her grandma even more.
 This is a paper piece project.
It took 32 11x17 pages.
I figured as long as I was making one that I'd make two.
One for my grand daughter and one to sell.
Here's a picture of part of the pieces before I started putting them together.

 I kinda made a mess peeling the paper.
I tried to hit the trash can but missed a few times. 

 This is what it looks like with my fabrics (draped over the sofa).
I do like my colors.
I decided to just order the pattern and use up some of my fabrics.
This measures 60x60 right now.
I'm going to put a border on it to make it a little bigger.
It took me a solid week to piece this awesome Lion.

I wouldn't have been able to do it this fast if I had still been working.
If you didn't catch the little hint...
I am now retired!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Works in Process

I fell in love with these patterns.
This one is Fine China.
I kept looking at the kit when it was on Craftsy but wouldn't let go of the money.
So my sister bought me the pattern and I gathered up the fabrics from my stash.
This is one quilt that having the kit would have been worth it.
 I added the embroidery medallions.
This is just the center section.
I think I'll just add a few borders and call it quits. 
This is one that I did order the kit from Craftsy.
It might look hard but I found it pretty easy since it was paper pieced.
I even enlisted my husband to remove the paper.
Since the quilt is for him that's the least he could do.
It's not finished yet but I couldn't wait to show some pictures.
I took it out of the frame last night and I'll put it back in tonight.
I need to finish some places that I couldn't do at that rotation. 
I'm really proud of the center medallion.
It's one I digitized - I'm learning 


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Longmeadow Applique Quilt

For all you applique lovers, I found this free monthly download
You will have to purchase the middle block but the others will be given monthly at Sycamore Hill Quilts
I just love applique quilts like this.
I just don't make the time to do them.
One day