Stashing & Tampa Bay Comic Con


I’m sad my vacation is coming to an end. Tomorrow I’m back to work! I thought I’d share some recent fabric purchases that I’ve made during August. This is a combination of shopping at local quilt shops and a fat quarter shop 12 lb fabric bundle, as well as a few fabric panel bundles. On Friday I stopped by Tampa Bay Comic Con by myself since Ringo was at home awaiting computer parts for our new computers. I met author {Read More}

62 – Back from my Cruise! Taught first quilting class, Iris quilt finish, and much more


Thank you Ruth for your generosity! Also thank you Connie and Jaye for the mail this week. I got published! Taught my first quilting class Iris quilt gets a binding finally Designing for Madrona Road Chain of Stars Mystery Quilt Cruise was relaxing Download any old episode of the podcast here (iTunes will only show the latest 40 episodes right now).    

Photos from the Cruise! (Very pic heavy)


I’ve had a trying few days so I didn’t get this post up as fast as I thought I would (if you’re on Twitter or FB you know why). Long story short – Bernie is having some orthopedic issues with one of her legs and on top of that she may or may not have cancer. We don’t know yet. Thanks for those of you sending good healing thoughts and prayers her way! She’s doing better on anti-inflammatories and pain {Read More}

I’m on a Boat!


Well today I leave behind Florida for a bit! I will have a full podcast to update everyone on my adventures when I return. I need a break from prepping for my vacation (dog sitters, house sitter, packing… lists!) and it’s finally here. If you want to keep in touch with me on board you can leave me messages here on the Carnival Forum in my special thread: You do have to have an account to post so it’s okay {Read More}

13 – Guild Meeting, A Disney Trip, New Geeky Game, Magazines


Things I’ve been working on: Cutting fabric and starting blocks for two new lap quilts.  Cutting layer cake blocks is very time consuming…. Put the binding on my Secret Sunbonnet Sue project and labeled it.  Not thrilled with how my label turned out.  I believe I’ll be doing something different next time. Slowly adding flowers to my box of Grandmothers Flower Garden hexagons. It sits on the table beside the couch in the box and I work on them while {Read More}

08 – Cruise, English Paper Piecing, a Quilters Survey, Finished Top


Lots and lots of stuff to talk about! Lakeland Sewing and Quilt Expo Purchase made of a quilting hoop Demoing Long Arms Cruise Highlights English Paper Piecing & thread basting Results of the Quilter’s Survey (100 Quilters Surveyed) 1. How many years have you been quilting?  Average response: 9.26 years 2. What skill level would you consider yourself?   48% Intermediate, 31% Confident Beginner, 11% Beginner, 9% Advanced, 1% Other 3. Please describe the type of space you use for {Read More}

Quilty Intermission – See Carl Traveling


I’m going to do a big quilty update tomorrow with photos of all the things I’ve been working on. In the meantime, see Carl the Gnome on his travels in the slideshow below…. If you want to see a big huge cruise post you can read all about my cruise at my personal blog – The Curious Katie – The Entire Cruise in Blog Format (With Photos!) He did lose his feet on the trip unfortunately but I believe he had {Read More}

07 – Cruise Prep, More Doggie Drama, Project Update, Shopping


Finding fabric shops away from home Update on Basil Another quilting bee and I’m going to Sewing Expo in Lakeland Guild Creativity Challenge Find me on Facebook The Budget conundrum Cruise prep Strawberry Festival Quilts (see slideshow below) and a quilty find Quilting Survey Quilt Guild Challenge Fabrics Forgot to mention it but go check out two new quilter podcasts, The History Quilter and Crafty Garden Mom!