Sunday, May 29, 2016

Mirror Mirror

Happy Memorial Day to Everyone!

We've had quite a bit of rain here in Kansas.  I think they someone said that whole state just this month has had over 54 inches of rain.  To tell you the truth I'm glad to finally see the sunshine yesterday and they say part of today.  Friday I spent the whole day in the basement vacuuming up water that had come in from the cracks in the floor.  Not much you can do about that with out tearing up the floor and starting over.  I'm sure not going to do that right now.  More rain is forecasted for the next 3 days!  Again all I can say is "Gloom!"  I know in July we'll wish we could have some rain.  Never happy it seems but moderation would be nice.

Anyway back to my favorite subject "Quilting."  This is a quilt I sewed called "Mirror Mirror" by Cozy Quilt Designs.  The Designer is Georgette Dell'Orco.  It is designed for a Baby, Large Throw, Twin, Queen and also a King size bed.  Either size you make it is designed to use various amounts of printed fat quarters. From each fat quarter you will cut strips of different sizes to create the blocks.  I used bulk fabric for my strips. You will also need background fabric and of course your borders, backing and binding. The pattern has different ways of putting this block together for different designs.  It was a fun quilt to sew.

I sewed this quilt for a display at "Kessler Kreations" in Hillsboro, Ks.  Stop in and see it sometime if you're in the area.

Hope you enjoyed this quilt.  Get your creative juices going and try something new!

Until the next time,
Happy Stitchin'


Monday, May 16, 2016


Today I choose to talk about this quilt "Entwined."

This is a quilt that I made with 2 1/2" strips interlocking blocks that I cut from scraps that I had in my stash.  I used the colors that I picked to make 2 different blocks, but being the same colors but opposite of each other.

The designer is Marilyn Foreman, by Quilt Moments.

This block looks comlex but really if you take your time anyone can do it. You can create a completely different look by using different backgrounds, borders and even your own scraps.  You can use strips, fat quarters or yardage your choice.

Wanted to try something totally different with 2 1/2" strips.  Think I accomplished it!!  I'm happy.

So step out of your box and try something challenging.  You'll feel good!

Happy Stitchin,


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A little Christmas spirit of giving...........................

It's been a long time but now I hope I can stay on task and post more frequently.  A lot has happened since my last post but the biggest change is I'm officially retired now.   Then I had issues with my blog and I couldn't log in to post but now I finally got that figured out.  So lets get started and try to catch up.

Every year at Christmas time I donate a quilt to a local hospital to give to a Christmas or New Years baby.  This has been so rewarding for me to know its going to a precious little one and will be wrapped in love even if I don't know who it goes to.  This was the third quilt that I've donated and hope to continue giving during this holiday. The hospital every year sends me a Thank You card and several times has even included a picture of the baby wrapped in it.  Means a lot to me.  Anyway I enjoyed making this little giraffe quilt for either a boy or girl.

Hope you like this little quilt and more to come.

Be sure to come back and visit me and in the mean time,

Keep Stitchin,