Saturday, January 30, 2010


I finished putting the rest of the patches on my Gransdon's honor jacket. Not much room left for anything else, good thing he is graduating this spring! I can't believe it, where did the last 18 years go and what happened to the little guy that loved to play Mario and go to the park? Oh, he is still there, in my dreams and memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Love you Derrick!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thanks for the help!

I want to take this time to thank all the ladies that came to my rescue to find the pattern I was looking for! I was so happy I still had the magazine that the pattern was in and so when I finish up putting together my "Pick & Choose" quilt I want to start on "Cinnamon & Nutmeg".
Thanks again Kathy, your gift will be in the mail tomorrow!!
Have a quilty Sunday everyone!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday Searching

Woke up this morning not feeling too well. When I looked in the mirror, lo and behold a cold sore had appeared overnight and my throat is sore and scratchy. I am so ready for warm weather! Anyway, I decided after trying to rest that I needed to do something productive but not too strenuous, so I went to the studio and thought I would sort through my magazine and books. I have been looking for one in particular that has a quilt in it called "Cinnamon And Nutmeg". I have a quilt kit in my cupboard and I can't find the book with that pattern in it to save my life. If anyone out there can help me out with a copy of that pattern, I would gladly swap a few FQ's for it!
I still have alot of work to do in my cupboard but I found these quilt blocks in there and decided to get them out and start working on the applique. Love to applique in the evenings, am still working on my little baskets!
I had better get back to finishing what I started. Or maybe I will just turn out the light and go lay down. Nap time wins!!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Quilting A PIF Quilt!

Isn't this a wonderful quilt! Stunning is a better description! I have seen pix of these types of wonderful quilts and they don't do them justice. Now that I have seen one up close there is no way I would have the patience to accomplish this task.
I am using an overall pattern called "Plumage" and gold thread and it is going to be so cool when done!! Do you think I could keep it??? LOL
I guess I will just have to break down and make my own! Happy Sunday!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Blocks are done!

My blocks are all made and are ready to be assembled as soon as I get all the sashing strips cut. The blocks are called Buckeye blocks and the quilt is called "Pick and Choose" designed by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. I love her quilts that she designs and when I saw this one I fell in love and have used tons of my Jo Morton fabric scraps.

"Whitestone" had the first comment with the answer, so e-mail me your address at and I will get a little gift in the mail.
This has been fun, stay tuned for the final viewing of this wonderful quilt when I get it pieced!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Great Holiday!!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, I sure did! Here is the fabric I got with all my gift certificates from my family. Aren't they the best!!

I haven't been able to post for the past few days, our computer had a really bad virus and it just got fixed today. It was really awful not being able to get on the computer to see what everyone had been up to and to communicate with my far away family. All is well today though and I am having a great time trying to catch up with everyone.

Since the holidays fell the way they did, these nice long weekends have been great. I have started piecing a new quilt with my scraps and below is a picture of the first block I made. Can you guess what the name of the quilt is??? I think I will give away a little gift to the first person who can guess what the name of this quilt, how about that?? Leave me a comment with your guess!

That is about it. Oh, and Julie, my 2nd PIF gal, your gift is in the mail and on its way to you! Just let me know when it has arrived safely. HAPPY NEW YEAR A DAY LATE!!