Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Puppy Love - Snapshot Quilt along

I think I will outline the puppy in black to make him stand out more.   I'm using Moda Miss Kate for this quilt.  The green looks, well - so green.  I know it will blend in the final product but right now pops more than I would have liked.

Block 3 - Tea for Two 

Block 2 - Sew on and Sew on:

Block 1 - Let them Eat Cake:

You can find the pattern for this month's block here and more information on the Fat Quarter Shop page.  Besides the fun of building the quilt, this is all about donating to St Jude.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, April 20, 2015


I love how he can make concert hall quality music from a small piano!

Introducing Schroeder - 

and then the other 2 blocks I've done -

Marcie - 

She still needs her glasses.  But Marcie is all ready to join her best friend Peppermint Patty.

I purposely not finished off the background on these blocks.  I am going to use a non-traditional setting so I want to give me much flexibility on the background and placement.

Join the fun on this one here. and the pattern is from Tweety Loves Quilting..  

Happy Stitching!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Coffee Time!

Coffee time!

I designed this small table runner / mini quilt using two of the great fabrics from Clothworks Have a Latte line.    I ordered three of the prints and fell in love with the swirls so I made some giant coffee mugs!  (The coffee bean fabric is on the back of the mini.)

I put together a quick pattern for the Coffee Time table runner - check out my Elm Street Quilts blog for the details.

 I loved this fabric so much that I put together a little bag for my briefcase to keep things all corralled.

There are two zippered pockets inside, one covered and one using a clear plastic.

I will be putting this bag to good use!

The full schedule for all the blog hop can be found at Joan's blog.  Thanks to Joan for being a terrific cheerleader along the way and for Samm for all of her continual support.

Now grab your cup of favorite morning caffeine and join me to tour the other lovely ladies on the hop - 

     From This to That 
>>>>>>     A Stitch in Time  <<<<<<

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

My pretties

I love my pretties.... these Farmer's Wife blocks are just so cute to take out and look at.

All 111 of them.

Enjoy the parade. 

  Blocks 1 through 25

blocks 26 through 50 - 

 blocks 51 through 75 - 

Blocks 76 - 95

Blocks 96 - 111

This was such a fun journey.   I posted about my first block on July 23, 2014.   The whole process took me about 8 1/2 months.  Most weeks, I did 3 blocks but there were a couple of weeks at the end of the year where I didn't do any.

When I made my New Jersey quilt, I had purchased this yummy stack of Vintage Modern fabrics.  I just loved my finish quilt and gave it away to my mom for Christmas.  I had lots of the fabric left so decided to make my FW quilt in the same fabric line.

Paper piecing allowed me to use the smallest of pieces - no small scrap was spared.

Thanks to all my blogging friends for all your encouragement along the way!!

Happy Stitching!