Thursday, January 30, 2014

Threads Of Memory BOM 2014 – Block 1

Block 1 for Barbara Brackman’s newest block-of-the-month for 2014.  Check out her site at


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Small Endearment Quilt (Jan. 24, 2014)

Finished up this little guy last night - but waited 'til this morning to get a better photo. It was called the Small Endearment Quilt, and it's only 15" x 21½". The brown fabric is that fabric that has the antiqued/distressed look to it - so that's why it has the color variations. It's a reproduction of a late 19th. century quilt. I kept the quilting simple - just diagonal lines in an medium brown thread.


It’s a bittersweet feeling finishing up some of the quilts that I got from Good Wives Co. in Marion, Ohio.  They are preparing to close their doors forever – which is so very sad. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Fussy Cut Friday Star

This design was not planned out – just a happy accident.  Not perfect – but neat.


X Marks The Spot (January 23, 2014)

Finished up this X Marks The Spot wall hanging tonight …


… it measures about 19½” square.  Here are a couple of pictures of the quilting …




I used a pattern from for the quilting.  I used a variegated LAVA thread from Superior Threads to do the quilting.  The Moda kit (from was a Christmas present from my Mom back in 2009.  I pieced it in January of 2010, and it’s been waiting to be quilted since then.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pheasant Run Log Cabin (January 22, 2014)

Finished up this nice little wall hanging this evening.  The fabrics are very busy, so you really can’t see a lot of the quilting that I did.


The kit was from a great little quilt shop in Georgia called Little Quilts.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Frosted Heart & Soul … 21 January 2014

Finished up this wall hanging last night.


The blue prints were from an older Moda line called Heart & Soul.  The white is a white print with white holly leaves printed on it.  I used Superior Threads LAVA in a variegated blue as the thread for the corner quilting.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Last couple of days …

Two more stars for Fussy Cut Friday …

03a  03b

… and earlier in the day a quick and easy wall hanging in blue and white …


… and I got the 1930’s quilt top all put together and ready to be quilted …


… and a little green floral print box from some fabrics and batting in my stash …


… and we got my Countdown To Christmas wall hanging put up by the front door!


… and I did a little wall hanging with Pheasant Run fabrics.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fussy Friday Stars for 1/10/2014

Made two stars this week for Fussy Friday!  (This is something that Temecula Quilt Co. is doing at their blog – check it out!)

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Aurifil BOM – Block 1

Finally had a chance to work on block one for the Aurifil BOM 2014.  I’m doing this BOM in turquoise prints with a very modern white print as the background.  I love turquoise and it is my birthstone – so I’ve collected a few turquoise prints over the years.  Now I’m using them!!


Started making stars!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sourdough Starter

My sourdough starter is almost two weeks old now – and it’s really getting bubbly and wonderful.  It smells divine.  We’ve made buttery sourdough rolls and two loaves of sourdough bread so far. 


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Fussy Cut Friday – Star 1

I like the way some parts of this came out – but I don’t completely like the way the center came out. 


Friday, January 3, 2014

Globetrotting BOM – Block 1

Decided to go with a brown, cream, gold color scheme for this one.  This is Pat Sloan’s new BOM for 2014.  (find it at

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ooh-Rah Block-Of-The-Month #1

The first block from the Ooh-Rah BOM for 2014.
The link for the BOM is