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Missing in action, or Too busy to be believed?

September 16, 2016

Yes, I am still in the land of the living.  I told my friend Susie that I hadn’t been on the computer in about a week.

She’s said, “I think it’s been longer than that!”  Well, sure enough, it’s been almost 2 weeks!

I have been sewing sewing sewing…  Here are a few of the things I’ve been working on…

100_5352I quilted this quilt for my “Quilty Hugs” group that donates to local charities.  Emily with has a group that meets with her once a month to work on these quilts…

100_5359This is Roy Quilt Guild members who have finished working on their mystery quilts.  (Okay, the 2 on the left are mine as I taught the mystery!)  I’ll post more next month as the tops come in…

100_5371And here’s my little quilt at the fair…  😉

100_5394This is Susie’s quilt that I quilted for her which she created using Emily’s pattern!  (I love that!)

100_5397I quilted this for a client!

100_5400And last, but not least is my “Going Coastal” quilty for the MQTS group on flickr.

It’s a pattern that I revamped a bit from a previous mini quilt that I designed.

I wanted something that represented Patrick’s State Park in California where we camped this summer.


Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll try to be better next time!  😉


Just a few things… Why I’ve been MIA a lot this last week.

January 17, 2016

I’ve been busy busy busy this last week or so…   These are the fun things I’ve been playing with!127_0938I’ll start here…  This is a redwork mini quilt I’ve been working on in the MQTS swap on flickr.  I am ready to quilt this baby!

127_0889And these little blocks are for a *ahem* late Christmas gift I’m working on…127_0886They were just a wee bit of work…  I definitely needed that coffee!

127_0933Well, look at that…  All put together!

127_0892And a little prep work for Layton Quilt Guild for Thursday’s meeting…  We’re doing a modified wonky house block quilt.  This is my friend Silvana’s  house block design.  Anyone who finished the house by next month will get the tree block FREE!  Yes, that’s right…  FREE…

127_0926And last but not least, I was working on birthday gifties for Roy Quilt Guild!  I got 8 finished just in the nick of time for January birthdays!  I’ll post a tute for these fun little tins within a few days!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Another Post on UQG’s Quilt Festival…

September 24, 2015

There really was too much fun going on at Quilt Fest to only post once!

127_0705The luncheons are always such fun!  Left to right:  Sheri, Pam (behind Sheri), Jane, Denise, Vivian, Patsy, and Diane!  We were the rowdy table…

127_0709Denise and Vivian…

127_0707Pam and Jane!

127_0736I made all of these fun things in Deonn’s class…  She can be found at  This was in her “Snippets” class.  The kits were a.w.e.s.o.m.e.  Everything was already cut out so all we had to do is sew!  Thanks Deonn!!!  (Deonn and I met online in a flickr house swap.  I run into her at different quilting events around the valley.  She is so fun in person!)

And the last class I took was Emily’s “7 Sisters”!

127_0740Look what I got finished!  (Okay, I worked on it at home too, but still a quick finish!)

Emily is in one of my local guilds and she is such a talent!  She can be found at

We have a lot of fabulous quilters around here…  Both Emily and Deonn have had the covers of different magazines!

And I suppose I should show you my Fair Challenge Quilt…

127_0727The challenge fabric is the white with all the colored circles…  Those colored circles were great inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!  (p.s. Poukie is such a ham!)

Clinton City Heritage Craft and Quilt Show…

July 10, 2015

We had our quilt show for Clinton City’s Heritage Days on Wednesday…  Here’s a little peak at some of the quilts!

DSC_3685The basket quilt on the left was made by Doris.  The one on the right is made up of 56 bitty blocks from my friends in the BBC, “The Bitty Block Committee”.  I just love this one!  (I know it’s mine, but there are so many blocks from my friends all over the world, it’s almost like getting together with them in person!)

DSC_3686This one is just gorgeous!  Made by Doris S.

DSC_3687And this lovely was made by my friend Vivian!

DSC_3690This one is my friend, Sheri’s…  My friends are awesome!  They came through with lots of entries!

DSC_3691My friend Susan made this stunner!  Wowza!

DSC_3716Ruth and her family with the quilt she made honoring her sister who passed away this winter.

DSC_3719My friend Debbie and her beautiful little challenge quilt!  Very Amish looking!

DSC_3720Becky and the quilt she made for her daughter…  And who doesn’t love her minion shirt?!

DSC_3707And these two quilts were made by Destry and Denise.  Denise is the one on the right, and she tied for first place with another gal!  Isn’t that fun?

Especially since I begged her for quilts as we didn’t have enough!  Thanks to all my awesome friends for making our quilt show a success!

And thanks to you for visiting my blog!

A top ready for quilting… A Mystery!

June 29, 2015

I am in a FB On-line Mystery group, and this is the first mystery that we did…  Hosted by my flickr friend, Quiltinkimmie.121_0542I added the final borders last week…  My friend Denise, who also is in the group had hers finished.  I’m not competitive, mind you, I just like to be the first one finished!  Denise suggested that I do mitered corners.  I had to rack the dark recesses of my brain to remember how to do them.  You can see how they came out in the following close up.

121_0543I liked the way they came out so well, I did them on another quilt I have on the quilting frame right now!

Thanks for visiting!!!

A couple of projects…

June 10, 2015

I have been working on a few things recently and thought I’d share!

In the Mini QT Swap we did the theme, “Furry Purries”…  I made this little quilt for my partner, Quilt Monster.  I used pictures of her two cats

to pick from Free Coloring Pages for my pattern.  I tweaked them to resemble hers!

Here they are from my Furry Purries!121_0493Poukie, Lexi, and Arnold.

121_0487Grey Boy (in front), Lexi, Arnold, and Milo.  Yes, mine look bored!

And last but not least, a special little project I’ve been working on for a friend…

121_0502I stuck with feathers going up and down to speed things up!  The recipient will receive this tomorrow…

Thanks for visiting!

Prepping For Bryce…

January 18, 2015

I’m sewing like a mad woman to prepare for a retreat I’ll be heading for soon…  I’m taking 4 classes:  The Extreme Round Robin,  Navajo Code Talkers, Machine Quilting, and a lecture on machine quilting…  I’m am so excited!!!

121_0390These are the strips and some of the pieced sections for my Navajo Code Talkers Class.  (Mine are a new take on the original by using turquoise and “coral” aka bright red!  These auqa-turquoise colors are my latest faves!!!)  And I love a splash of red for fun!  I’m trying to get all the prep work done before I get there so I don’t add to my UFO pile!  (Other than another top!)

121_0391And you may remember these 10 inch blocks…

They are for the Extreme Round Robin, and seemed to take forever!  I still have to make 13- 5 inch blocks for the same swap,

although they can be simple.  I may do square in square?  I guess I’d better decide soon!

Thanks for visiting!

Wonky Houses Published!

December 14, 2014

I’ve been sitting on an exciting bit of news since September…  My friend, Silvana Pereira Coutinho and I swapped wonky house blocks a couple of years ago.  We each made a block for ourselves and each other and traded them via mail.  At the end of 1 year, we had 24 blocks.  (Silvana lives in Brazil.)  I have to say how much I love the opportunity to meet new friends all around the world through the digital medium!  Thanks for participating in this with me Silvana!  You are an awesome friend and designer!

I made mine into a quilt which was in works to be published in NQA’s “The Quilting Quarterly”. I am so excited as I received my contributor copy yesterday!!!  A special “Thanks” goes out to the Editor, Barbara Polston and of course Silvana!  It is an awesome Issue too…  It features some wonderful mini quilts and mini quilt artists.  It is the Winter 2014 issue, Volume 43 Number 4 #173. If you’d like to order a copy, you can visit their site at


I think in celebration, I am going to give away a signed copy to someone who leaves a comment on this blogpost!  Now, in all fairness, I have to warn you that I am technology challenged.  I do it the old fashioned way.  I put everyone’s names into a basket and have my son draw the winner.  (Of which I take pictures…)  If you would like to be in the drawing, leave me a comment and a way that I can get in touch with you…  (Or you can check back when I post the winner on December 20th)  That gives you a whole week!

IMG_1331Be sure to leave a comment if you want a chance to win a copy!  I’ll announce the winner in 1 week…

Thanks for visiting, and celebrating mine and Silvana’s publication!

Roy Bingo Blocks…

October 17, 2014

You may recall that last week I took the Bingo blocks that were made in the Roy Quilt Guild.

IMG_0655I cut them in half on the diagonal and added a white strip.IMG_0656Again, I cut them on the diagonal adding another white strip.

IMG_0660This week I got them all put together and added a white border and a wider border using Amy Butler fabric.  The Amy Butler fabric for the border and backing was donated by one

of our generous members, Karen D.  In addition, she provided the batting!  (And for good measure, she’s going to bind it for me…)

I got the top pieced together, pin basted, and proceeded to quilt it…

IMG_0768I have to say that I love the way this one came out!

I did leaves, swirls and flowers in the white sashing and border, and feathers in the colored squares and outer border.

IMG_0783This is going to be a grand prize at our Christmas party in December!  (Is it wrong that I want to win it?!  LOL!)

Thanks for stopping by…


September 26, 2014

Yes, I suffer from SASQ…  (Short Attention Span Quilting)  It is a hard burden to bear.

At Quilt Fest, one of my favorite stores, Village Dry Goods, was demo-ing an awesome new gadget.  Meanwhile I was demo-ing the Magic 9 Patch technique.

I took a short break thanks to my quilting buddy, Patsy, and proceeded to the chocolate fountain for some sustenance.  Since she hadn’t seen me come back yet, nor did I claim to be back, I mosied on over to Village Dry Goods table.

What a fun gadget they were selling!!!  Here it is:

IMG_0464Now, I didn’t have a whole lot of time to watch the extended version, but Fran was nice enough to give me a little lesson when we were shutting down.

Fran and Laurie assured me that I’d be able to figure it out with the directions, plus there is a tutorial if I needed to use it!

I finally gave it a go, and here is the result!

IMG_0463Isn’t it cute!!!  I am such a nerd for little blocks!

p.s. I do not work for this company or any of it’s affiliates since I don’t work at all…  Unless kids and housework count!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll post more on this little block soon…

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