34 – Techie Stuff, Catching Up, Bogged Down, Gnomes


I made a big move from Blogger to WordPress and how that might impact you – resubscribe in your Google Reader here: Subscribe in a reader Getting bogged down with commissions – a good thing and a bad thing Basil update and Byron does more agility finally More puzzle fun Bargello Quilt Along Update Crumb swap update Gnome naming contest Upcoming trips and stuff Quilt guild happenings & the Opportunity Quilt Sponsorship! Pinterest Manicures Upcoming interview If you would like to {Read More}

Free Pattern Friday – Car Trash Caddy

zebra trash can 1 web copy

Such a handy little tutorial on a very useful item!  I need to make one of these for my car.  I doubt my hubby would like it if I made one for him since he has a manual transmission though! Stephanie Hughes wrote a great little tutorial on a car trash bag that hangs off of your shifter (or anything else you can attach it to).

Quickie Wednesday Update


This past week has been crazy! I finally posted the last step of the bargello quilt along last night and I was happy to get that off my plate so I can move on to the next project.  Yesterday I received another request for a dog agility ribbon quilt commission so I’m working on that to get it done before the upcoming February trial.  Hoping I get it done in time! Here is the dog agility ribbon quilt I recently {Read More}

Bargello Quilt Along – Part 3 – Quilting and Finishing


Miss the earlier parts?  Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here! Hopefully you’ve got either a placemat or a tablerunner top pieced together if you followed the steps in parts 1 and 2. I’m not going to go into too much detail on how to quilt your top but I will link to some tutorials if you’ve never quilted anything before and need to learn how. My last post is more of a design suggestion  – feel free to {Read More}

Name that Gnome Contest!


I went Etsy shopping and picked up a new travel gnome since poor Carl lost his feet on my last trip and is retired in my closet now. I want to have a new contest!  The last one was so fun and lots of you came up with some very unique stories behind the name of the gnome that you suggested. I already have gnomes named Gerald and Carl so don’t use those! Entry Rules: Comment below with your name suggestion {Read More}

Testing….testing 123


I’m in the midst of my move to my new host and blog service and I want to test out my feeds and see if they still propogate. Transferring from Blogger to WordPress isn’t exactly a simple process especially if you want to make sure all your old links still work on your new location! I was up late last night working on my settings to get that right.  I still haven’t tackled my theme to get the look of {Read More}

Pardon my dust….


I will be switching blog hosts the next few days so if you notice my blog looking strange bear with me please.  Once the move is over I’ll make another announcement!  The bargello placemat part 3 will be delayed because of this. …blame Blogger for this inconvenience!  It is time to move to a real blog host that doesn’t have broken templates, limit embed codes and such. If you bookmark http://www.katiesquiltingcorner.com/ you won’t be effected – it’ll point to the {Read More}

33 – The Mom Interview, Puzzles, Cooking and some quilting


My parents came to visit so I convinced my mom to sit for an interview I cooked a lot while my parents were here (well more than usual) Pork roast Simple 2-ingredient biscuits Pineapple upside down cake in a cast iron skillet I receive a cool quilty gift – a puzzle!

Bargello Placemat Quilt Along – Part 2 – Cutting your tubes, using your seam ripper and sewing rows back together


Miss Part 1? You can find it here! By now you should have all your fabric cut and sewn together into tubes.  Depending on which pattern you are doing you should either have four tubes sewn together for the placemats or two tubes for the table runner.  If you are doing both you will have six tubes total! Now it is time to cut into the tubes to get our rows.

The Weekend Roundup & Movie Recommendation


Saturday the dogs woke up early (as usual) so I got out of bed around 7:15AM and took care of that before heading into the sewing room.  I straightened up a bit and then looked at things I needed to work on.  I ended up ironing out my Orca Bay wing units so they could be put into a plastic bag and neatly stacked with the other units I have finished.  I turned Pandora on on the laptop so I {Read More}