Thursday, May 18, 2017

Blue and White

This is a beautiful line of fabric 
that I love right now. 
It seems like Laura and Polly really excel in designing
 blue and cream
along with red
 and sometimes 
even a little bit of yellow 
for a nice 

(all photos by Brent Kane)

I couldn't help but buy their new book

It's a beautiful book...
the pages are filled with rooms filled
with quilts and rugs
that you will drool over!

and as relaxing as the book is to flip through...

it is filled with sweet 

Not to mention,
rooms you want to move

maybe even just for a weekend?!

I hope you look for a copy for yourself.

It's their best book yet!

These two quilts
are particular 
favorites of mine.

I think this is the best version of a log cabin quilt that
I have ever seen.

These two women have been a huge influence 
in my quilting life. 
Martingale Publishing did a wonderful job 
putting this publication together to showcase their talent! 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sunkissed Picnic Petals!

My LAQ shared a photo of my quilt, Picnic Petals,
 that she just finished! 
Next weekend is our guild's quilt show... so this one will be entered!
I am so excited with her quilting. 
I just told her to do whatever she wanted to do.
I can't wait to get the binding on it... and a sleeve.

 I am playing with another project.

Remember last week or so, when 
I went pattern shopping... and all of them fit perfectly?!

Well, here is my start on one of the Pattern Basket's patterns!
This one is Sunkissed.

This is such a fun block for scraps and
it's completely stress free...
I like that kind of sewing!


Monday, May 8, 2017

Would You Like Some Peppermint Bark?

Good morning!

Fat Quarter Shop has a fun way to start the week! 

This is a new pattern that you can download called

The first thing that comes to mind with the name of peppermint bark is
the Christmas holidays...
but although the pattern looks great in traditional and non-traditional 
holiday fabrics... they asked a few bloggers to put their spin on the pattern!

So of course, I thought I would use soft Spring colors...
no surprise there, right?

What I really love about the pattern is the cross center...
and then the bonus of the pinwheel within the cross.

It also has at swoony looking star... so those elements combined
made for a super fun, super-sized block!

(but not too big)

I added a bicycle border to add to that 
"perfect day for a picnic" or "let's go fly a kite" look!

I think it will make a nice wall hanging or patio table table cloth!

And with all the fun new Christmas fabric starting to arrive in the stores...

I am sure to find something fun and make a larger size 
quilt for fall or next winter!

Couldn't you just see this made up in Fig Tree fabrics??? 
Be sure to take a look at the You Tube video
on the Fat Quarter Shop link and also get a copy of the 
Happy Monday! 
Enjoy the rest of the blog hop...

and I wasn't kidding...

Peppermint Bark (Williams Sonoma Copycat) |

this is the recipe I use for making Peppermint Bark!
You'll love it!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Shopping Leads to Sewing, right?

People who know me 
would find it hard to believe...

that I have been working too much...

and that
is the reason
my absence this month!

But it is true. 

Usually my work week centers around my lunch dates
and impromptu stops into the
local quilt shop.

I haven't even had much of an opportunity 
to quilt on the weekends!

But what I have done...
was to treat myself to some on-line retail therapy!

So I thought I would share some photos 
of my new patterns...

First of all... The Pattern Basket
has revealed a sweet group of new
hot-off-the-press patterns 
that were just a little bit unique and equally sweet.

and I think you will agree!

From Thimble Blossoms..,

I scooped up on Camille's spring cleaning event and got
a few patterns I have been wanting for a long time.
Norway, and Mini Red Letter day

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Turnstyle by Amy Ellis and also Octagon Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou
These have been on my wish list also.

and then there was this one...
the Tic Tac Toe Dress for my grand daughters.

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I think I can do this....

but I just need to find some of
that precious time! 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dutch Tulip Blog Hop

Are you ready for April showers... bring May flowers?

It's almost April... and today we have a little more than sprinkles

I love tulips... and I am ready to get out there and garden...
once it stops raining anyway!

So the next best thing is to make flowers and
quilt, of course!
This is a new pattern by It's So Emma and
the quilt below was made by our wonderful 
They asked me to play along...

and I was more than happy to play with the Dutch Tulips pattern!

I love white tulips so I tried out my first block with white=ish fabrics.

The blocks are so fast and fun to make...
that my garden of tulips kept growing fast!

I decided that I wanted my tulips to be a wall hanging...

so I altered the setting of the pattern.

I just got finished redecorating my home for a fresh spring look...
and I think this will be a nice addition!

I'm working on the binding now... 

and can't wait to hang this up in my house...
it's so cheerful!

I would love to make this pattern again for the guest room...
it's so welcoming!

Thanks Fat Quarter Shop for letting me play along in the 
blog hop!

Tonya from The Crafty Mummy
Taunja from Carried Away Quilting
Sinta from Pink Pincushion
Melissa from Happy Quilting Melissa
Kim from Persimon Dreams
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Patty from Elm Street Quilts
Lucy from Charm About You

Fat Quarter Shop is having a giveaway over on their blog today too...
so, be sure to enter!

Thanks for stopping by!
oh, and check out the Dutch Tulip video by Fat Quarter Shop on
You Tube too!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Midweek Mosaic: Spring Color Inspiration

 I'm looking forward to Spring equinox this month 
and the time change this weekend...

I've already ditched wearing socks.
I will be shedding other winter outer wear
as soon as possible...

so today I'm adding color with the
anticipation of gardens coming into bloom!

(photos are from my board on Pinterest, although I know that
the Flowering Snowball quilt is by Red Pepper Quits)

I would love to have a Dog like this!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Taking a "Sunday Drive"!

 Good morning people!

Today I get to show you a little something that I was able to
work on...

Morning Glory is the sweetest new pattern by
Here is a photo of the version by Fat Quarter Shop...

Take that pattern and the Sunday Drive fabric by Pat Sloan 
(that has just been released)
and you have a fun quilt that 
would be a great lap quilt... or picnic quilt...
since the pattern comes with fabric requirements 
and instructions for all bed sizes...
you can pick the right size for you!

I think this quilt will be my new "go to" quilt!
It looks a bit more difficult than 
it is!

Pat Sloan's fabrics are always so much fun...
and she has designed a wonderful 
batik group that coordinates with the
printed Sunday Drive pieces in the collection.

I decided to play with the batik group of Sunday Drive...
but I think it would be fun to mix the entire collection
and get all of that texture!

I added sashing between the blocks 
for my 9 block wall hanging
to give it a little
 extra sparkle with
 the cornerstones.

I'm thinking that I would like to 
make 4 of block A and
 4 blocks of B
to make a couple of accent pillows for spring.
Can you visualize that?

Please stop by Jolly Jabber to see the list of
other bloggers that 
used the Morning Glory pattern
and Pat Sloan's adorable new spring collection!
Have a good Monday!