Archives for November 2011

A Little Sewing Therapy

Yesterday was kind of a stressful day for me as my middle dog, Basil, had to go visit the orthopedic vet to see how bad his knee has become. This involved running all over Tampa and back to … [Read more...]

WIP Wednesday – I’m BACK!

I'm not sure where to start I've been so busy! Here is a summary of my week: Projects finished: 5 (3 twin quilts, 2 mug rugs) Works in Progress: 6 (Cardigan wallhanging, butterfly quilt, … [Read more...]

The Top You’re Scared to Quilt

I recently experienced that fear I think all quilters run into... you finish a top and you don't know how you should quilt it. You stare at the top for a while. Then you have an idea as to … [Read more...]

Moving On

On Saturday I spent five hours at the quilt shop working on the longarm and finishing my last three Christmas commission quilts.  I was so glad to have those done! I had a few issues with … [Read more...]

Quilting Efficiently

Last Sunday, I sewed up binding for six twin-sized quilts, trimmed five twin-sized quilted tops and finished piecing three twin-size quilt tops. I was sewing for about 8-9 hours straight (I … [Read more...]

Two UFOs Transformed

I just finished packaging everything up for my final swaps for this year.  One of the swaps was easy, just some 2.5" Jelly roll strips to mail out (already had lots cut so just had to pick … [Read more...]

28 – Books Galore, Strings, I Go Retro, Mystery Quilt

Book Reviews!  Flower Show Quilts - Stunning Applique on a Patchwork Canvas - Lynn Ann Majidmehr  Big Block Quilts - Using Layer Cakes, Suite 16's, etc! -  Moose on the Porch … [Read more...]

My fabric picks for Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2011

Soooo the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt starts November 18th! We got the first clue last week with what fabrics we should pull from our scrap piles.  I decided to go with blue and pink as my … [Read more...]

Free Pattern Friday – Paper Pieced Ornaments

Paper Pieced Holiday Ornament Blocks These are some cute paper pieced patterns from Carol Doak. You could easily make these into ornaments for your tree or a minature holiday quilt … [Read more...]

Go on a Diet with Me!

It's that time of year that everyone dreads sticking to a diet.  Holidays are coming up and that means parties, luncheons, family dinners and treats. I'm not talking about that kind of diet … [Read more...]