Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Kaledioscope is my mini 12" quilt.  I used the paper pieced blocks and the scraps of my American brand solids.   Trying to match colors across blocks hurt my head a bit (sigh) but I am happy with the final effect.   I love do spiral quilting and this mini was quick and easy.   I've a tutorial if you are interested.

The pattern was here.

Parade time later this week on Sheri's blog A Quilting Life and Sinta's Pink Pincushion blog.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Farmer's Wife blocks 76 - 78

Another 3 FW blocks this week.  Continuing to enjoy the process but also looking forward to finishing!

#76 - Sawtooth - Almost out of my blue polka dot fabric

#77 -  Seasons / Snowflake - A good block to showcase the red

#78 - Shooting Star - used up some tiny scraps on this one.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, January 23, 2015

FMQ Challenge

Darlene from QuiltShopGal  (formally known as SewCalGal) is sponsoring a 2015 Free Motion Challenge.   There were several options for a January challenge all ending in a pillow.  I chose the feathered star.

I like to FMQ but am still learning.  Feathers are my favorite but I suffer from the blank slate problem - I look at the empty fabric canvas and can't figure out what to do.  So for this one, I just followed the instructions!

Here is is all quilted

My actual pillow form did not arrive yet so I've just basted things together and covered another pillow.  I found a gorgeous fabric in my stash for the backing.   The day is rainy and gray so this indoor picture on my couch was the best I could do!

I'll be linking up my finish and looking forward to the next challenge!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


This sweet guy lives on my porch during the holidays.  This year I decided to leave him there through January.

I've got snowmen in the house as well - a whole crew of them living on my hall table.

The table runner was made from a UFO - part of  Quilt Doodle Doodle's quilt along that I never finished.

So sweet.  So fun to turn a UFO into a project.

Let it snow.  Or not.  Spring would be better.

I'll be linking up here.   

Happy Stitching!