Thursday, February 8, 2018


 This is one of my UFO's from "at least" five years ago. I used some of my collection of Cherry Wood fabrics. I also enjoy hand appliqué, and this pattern had just a few blocks with applique.
 This quilt was made using Fig Tree fabrics. This is the Fat Quarter Shop "Cross Roads Quilt Along" from 2016. Fat Quarter Shop donated the proceeds from this pattern to St. Jude's Hospital. It still needs binding, but I wanted to get a picture while I was photographing other quilts for the upcoming "Best of the Valley" Quilt show.  This quilt was quilted by Darby Myers @the quilted squid.
This was another quick finish I made for spring. I love making mini quilts for my quilt hanger in my sewing room.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy February...

 I finally have a few things to decorate for the month of February. This "Love" pillow was a UFO bought at our local quilt store, Quilters Paradise (that has now closed). Very sad about that. The lettering is Wool fabric and it is hand embroidered. I love the buttons provided in the kit.
 This pillow pattern is from "Carried away quilting". It is called, "Love Notes Pillow".
 I love the little letter blocks, and my Fig Tree Fabric!
This was a January finish, it is bound and living on my sofa. It matches my living room perfectly!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


2018 is here! This is a post from January 2017. Two of these quilts have been completed. I have added quite a few tops to this pile in 2017.
This is my first completion of 2018. I took a "hawaiian bag" class from Common Threads Quilt Guild. This will come in handy for my upcoming trip to Road to California Quilt Show. This bag can hold alot of fabric buys!

This is the quilt I am currently working on. I have made a few mistakes in the quilting pattern, but am determined NOT to remove any stitches. Improving my Machine Quilting will continue to be my goal for 2018.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Material Girls 2017...

The Material Girls met for our annual holiday gathering. Top left to right: Janice, Elaine, Rita, Adena, Anna, Carol
Bottom left to right: Debbie, Kathy, Barbara S., Diane, Maxine, Deolinda
Our challenge (theme) for the year was to make something with a traveling theme. This is Janice with her quilt
Barbara S. with her quilt. She also had a world map on the back!
 Rita with her show and tell.
Adena with her show and tell
  Kathy made a pillow out of one our past year's challenges. It was the dresden plate challenge from 2013. Great finish Kathy!

Elaine with her show and tell.
Janice with one of her cute table runners she made with her 10 needle embroidery machine.
Deolinda with her cute holiday quilt
 We also included a challenge to finish any quilt older than 5 years. I have had this kit since 2012. It is hand appliqué.
This was my traveling theme. Tea towels with retro campers! Quick and easy.

Saturday, November 11, 2017


I made another Baby Quilt for a Great Nephew due in December. I think I will be making more, my sister said her son and DIL plan to have more children. Love how our family keeps growing!

I also had fun visiting with family. We went to Superior Dairy Ice Cream, our favorite place to visit when my Brother is here. In the picture is my brother Kevin, me, Sis in law Cheryle, and cousin Lynn.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

2017 Pacific International Quilt show

 I enjoy our annual trip to Santa Clara for the quilt show. We were missing a few friends this year. Pictured is Debbie, Barbara, and me. I also included some of my favorite quilts.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall fun and more boutique items....

 This pillow was made from lace and gray flannel that was gifted to me. My Mom has a friend from Thailand, who recently moved back. She had to sell everything in her house, including her house. She  was so generous in her giving. She knew I sewed so she gave me many items.
 I have been trying to learn embroidery on my new Bernina. It has been a slow process. But I think I have finally figured it out. My colors are not correct, but fall has many colors!
 The next few pictures are items made for The Common Threads Quilt Guild boutique. This fabric I found at one of the quilt shops on my recent trip to Sisters Oregon. 
 I thought this could either be for a man or a women cook! Who loves fishing??
 I had enough left over fabric to make a pot holder to go with the apron. 
 Another Table Runner. 
 Coin purses, or card holders

 I found this lipstick fabric at Road to California last year, and fell in love with it. So fun!
 This was a "pop up" bag I made. Pattern is by "The Fat Quarter Gypsy".