Thursday, December 27, 2007


My computer has died, so it may be a while before I can get back to my blogging. Merry Christmas and happy new year to all of you!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Hot Mocha

Yum! I finished the top of another postcard today. It's fused, sewn by hand, and I used a confetti technique for the chocolate sprinkles.


The 2 quilts I was making for my sons for Christmas are finished! The last stitch was put in today. I'll post pics of the finished product after Christmas.


I made this snowflake using the same folding/cutting technique as paper ones. The snowflake is fused and embellished with a foil snowflake and beads. The edge of the postcard has trim sewn on.

Friday, December 14, 2007


This is the last postcard in a series (My Favorite Things). Nothing like soaking in the tub to relax. :)

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Postcard #2...loving this! This is an old Christmas card that I revamped. Love the jewel earring and the hair turned out great.

Fabric Postcards-Tea 4 2

I made my first fabric postcard, finished today. I really had fun with this one. Fussy cut and fused.
Can you find:
  • the bee
  • the cardinal
  • strawberries
  • napkins
  • cinnamon rolls

Fun, fun!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fabric Christmas Card

This is a Christmas card I made today. I used a card witha photo slot, inserted fabric covered cardboard, and glued (glue stick) fussy-cut fabric objects.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Storm at Sea

"Storm in Me"
This quilt was a special order. It was to be a scrap pieced table cloth for a side table.
It turned out BE-U-tiful! 100% cottons, template cut with rotary wheel, machine pieced, free motion stippled by machine.

Monkey Wrench

This is my very first quilt. I made the templates from a picture in a magazine. Of course, I knew nothing about quilting and it was all askew. I quit many times during the making of this quilt. :) I finally made it into a lap quilt and completed it. I learned to use 100% cottons of tight weave and that accurate piecing was essential.

Fabric Origami

Fabric origami blocks on unbleached cotton, colored with crayons. Wallhanging.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Race Car

The center block for my son's race car quilt. Paper pieced, 100% cotton, metalic thread details.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Under Construction

This is the beginning of take #4 of a contest quilt block I'm trying to make. So far so good.

I can't stick with something tried and true-Oh no, I have to go and reinvent the wheel...and find a better way of doing it. :)

What I'm Working On

This is my third attempt at a pattern I designed. It is working much better but still has some problems. I've discovered that the puckering is caused by the purple not being cut on the bias properly. I also don't really like the fabric in the middle (the star). Kinda clashing....

Back to the drawing board.....

Monday, December 3, 2007

Retro Purse

Made in the biscuit quilting style (puffy squares), with wooden handles. Sold (I think) for $75-$80.

Sale: $15.00

Curve-pieced in oriental prints
machine quilted, stitch-in-the-ditch
fair condition-not perfectly matched, binding coming apart in places but still a nice piece.
Contact me for more info.


Large colored spools (navy blue as primary color, reds, greens, violets) set on edge, 2 squares with sawtooth edge.
Hand quilted: large stitches, diamond chain on border, 1/4 inch stitch inside spools and around sawtooth edges,
thin batting.
Meant to be a pillow sham by maker, but works well as a wall hanging .
Maker and age unknown
Contact me for more info.

Kitty Quilt

Estimated date of quilt is in the 1920's-1950's.
Baby quilt, crib size, pink and white squares, pink and white border.
Pink kittens on white squares.
Kittens are hand embroidered with faces and blanket stitched around the outer edges.
Hand quilted:daisy chain on the border; echoing diamonds all over; one heart in the kitten's chest
In good condition, slight yellowing with age, binding starting to fray
maker and specific date unknown
Note: As an experienced quilter, I think this is a great example of an older quilt suitable for display.

Contact me for more info.

Grandmothers Quilts

This is a compilation of some of my grandmother's utility quilts. There are two Trip Around the World quilts done with rectangles, one made with different colored squares and another with random pieces of fabric. All kinds of fabric are used. An old sheet makes up the "batting"-what we call summer quilts. These have a great weight to them which is great on top of a comforter or they can be used alone as a cool quilt in summer.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Music Note Coasters-Finished

Set of 4 coasters. Paper pieced music notes. Machine pieced, 100% cotton, machine quilted.
Christmas gift.

Double Wedding Ring Douvet Cover

The rings were paper pieced and then machine pieced together (set in seams and curved piecing). I picked fabrics that reminded me of both Isabelle (my sister) and Clayton (her husband). The butterflies were iron on transfers that I free motion quilted over in variegated thread. The cream sections of the quilt were free motion stippled with white thread.

The rings refused to lay flat, so I cut batting out in the shape of the rings to keep it fluffed up. It turned out beautifully.

Here's my nephew trying out the new duvet cover. He seams pleased ;)

Friday, November 30, 2007

Music Note Coasters

Paper pieced music note pattern from Paper Panache. The coaster is made out of 100% cotton and machine quilted in waves.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Paper-Pieced Sandcastle

This block was made for a quilting competition. It was made with two different sand prints, a water print, and a clouds print. The little boat was made out of a wood print and the sail was a leaf print. All 100% cotton.
Feel free to use the pattern but only for personal use.Enlarge to desired size.

Curved Medallion

This pattern is free to copy for personal use. Enlarge to desired size. This is curved piecing (not for the faint of heart). Have questions? Leave a comment.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sewing Machine

Unfinished paper-pieced block.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Made for my youngest child, this machine appliqued quilt block (bottom half not shown) turned out beautifully. Raw edge applique, machine satin stitched (really close zigzag), held in place by glue stick 'til sewn.


A picture that my eldest son drew made into a quilt block. It is hand appliqued, button eye, free motion machine embroidered spine, fangs, and claws.

Comfy Slippers

These slippers are in all sizes from premie to grampy/grammy. I make them fuzzy on the inside and sometimes on the outside as well. I am planning to make a whack of these to sell next Christmas a a craft fair.

Ordering: price from $5.00 (baby) to $10.00 (adult)
Just leave a comment and let me know what size, color preference if any, and how many.