Sunday, July 31, 2011


I started with some of these....

And did some of this....

And some of this....

Stayed tuned!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Finally some new "things"!

Last weekend I went up to Madison, WI with a friend and I made her stop in Janesville so I could go to a quilt store - Life's a Stitch. What a great shop! I had never been there before so I was overwhelmed with all the awesome things! Since my friend isn't a quilter we didn't spend a lot of time there, but boy I could have! Look at all these goodies I got! 2 new fun patterns.

Some great tan solids (for a project I have in mind)!

And these beauties! Which I"m going to start working on this weekend! It has been forever since I"ve done real quilting just for fun! So watch for what this is going to become!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mini Design Boards

When I saw these on Lori Holts blog I had to make them (Part 1 and Part 2). They are perfect for my short spurts of time to work on Dear Jane and other projects. I often cut for 15 mins, then the next day maybe sew for 15 mins and maybe 3 days later sew some more. These will keep my pieces together by block and will make it easy to carry to the ironing board. Mine are 10" square, but I may just have to make some bigger ones too!

Monday, July 18, 2011

An old UFO finished!

I got an old UFO finished this week! Isn't it fun! Years ago we had secret sisters in our quilt guild. Mine new I loved civil war fabrics and quilts and every month she packaged up the pieces for one quilt block and instructions to make it. I didn't know what it was going to be until the end. And this is it! It was from one of the underground railroad pattern books, but I"m not sure which one. I love all the fun bright colors. I would never have picked them out, but love how it turned out.

I also was busy making some thread organizers for our guild quilt show silent auction. I use this pattern by Anne Unrein. You can see some others I've made in the past for friends here and here and here.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

A few more Project Travel Totes

Made some more Project Travel Totes for our guilds boutique at the quilt show this fall. Aren't they cute!

And one small quilt made from scraps - just for fun!

Friday, July 01, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Just some of my patriotic type quilts! Enjoy!