Friday, October 17, 2014

another - Plus in Pink

Plus in pink is finished!

cut squares are 5 inches
Kona unbleached for the negative space 
White and Warm for the batting

You can read about the quilting of "pink plus" back here.

 just love this new easy "tag" :)  

you can find more about this quilt back here

There's just something rich about concentric circles.  It's worth all the time it takes to bury those threads.  

I bought my pumpkins this year from an old farmer selling them out of the back of his trailer.  He had on the dirty overalls and everything . . . made me feel so good :)

He told me that if I would seal my pumpkins with a spray varnish or something, they'd last longer.  (I chose "something".  Note to self, spraying would go much faster)

Happy Fall!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

rag sheers

I've made a lot of play quilts with raggy bindings lately.  They're a perfect baby gift.  

They're 1 1/4yd square, one solid piece of fabric on each side.  

Raggy bindings are quick and give some fun texture.  You can learn how to make them here.

Since I make so many raggy bindings, I invested in these rag snippers.  They're amazing.  I can snip a baby quilt in less than 5 minutes with no sore joints or stiffness! (in case you think I'm being wimpy, just wait,   it comes when  you reach the 50 club!)  They really do all the things they say they do (below)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


works in progress this week:

Concentric Circles.  look it up in your kid's algebra book (or some kind of math book)

I'm using a protractor with my disappearing ink pen to mark the designs.


you guessed it.  It's a cool design, but it comes with it's share of work.  All those threads will be tied off and fished in between the layers.  Football season :)

I can't seem to get away from this stack of fabric .  .  .  so many fun options.

this pattern is looking pretty good to me.  it's amazing how many options you have with flying geese.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

plus in pink

5 inch squares.  Negative space is Kona's bleached white.

binding is out to sea by Sarah Jane

you can find a similar boy version (no negative white space)  here

giveaway:  CLOSED

1 pkg. of 40 hexagons from Kate Spain's Sunnyside

To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment telling me what the average size quilt is you make.  I've discovered it's so much faster to make baby quilts.  duh!  

GIVEAWAY CLOSED.  Thanks everyone for your comments.  It was fun to see what everybody else works on.

Sarah Z . . . you've won this give-away.  I'll be emailing you for your address.  Congratulations!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

plus quilt

I absolutely love this plus quilt.  All the credit goes to nettie.  She picked out these fabrics that look so great together . . . thanks nettie!!!  

It features fabric from Tasha Noel's fabric line, Country Girls for Riley Blake

But my favorite fabric in this quilt is from Lizzy House

This one is for this baby due in a few weeks . . .

 This cute monkey is watching me make one for her.  When her mommy saw the above plus quilt, her comment was, "aren't those girl colors?"   Her closet is full of navy, no pink.


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Monday, July 21, 2014


A check off the bucket list . . .

I've always wanted to make one of these

bunting for a birthday, or celebration, or what ever.  A perfect project for all those triangular binding scraps.

 I knew I'd been saving all this moda twill tape for something:

No more purchasing, storing and discarding decorations.  One size fits all.

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