Monday, February 22, 2010


This is my Round Robin quilt so far. I put round three on it yesterday. This is aa great project that the Carol Doak yahoo group is doing. We call it a round robin, but it does not get sent around. Every three weeks or so, Carol posts guidelines for the next round and everyone designs it based on those guidelines using Carol Doak patterns of course! It's a challenge and fun too. This time the round was to design a border using rectangular shaped blocks. I used blocks from the 9-patch stars book and the ones on the sides, I enlarged to 5" by 8", then put two together mirror image. This created those great diamond shapes.
I also finished my Grateful Heart Sampler, but did not take a picture yet! I cut a backing and batting, so I will hopefully quilt it soon. I'm getting an awful big pile needing quilting! That's to go with my awful big pile of tops waiting! I am going to start sacrificing quilt tops that I don't like so much to be backings to whittle it down some!

God Bless

Monday, February 15, 2010

On My Design Wall Monday

I see many bloggers out there who have a design wall Monday, and I think it is a good idea, so I included a picture of my Grateful Heart Sampler that is 3/4 done. I like the colors and the variety of prints.
I also inclused a picture of the finished Vintage Stitches quilt top. I bought backing yesterday, along with batting, so hopefully it will be done soon! The book is shown here also. This book has 2 or 3 more quilts in it that I want to make. It's a great book! The Crazy Puzzle quilt came out of it too.

Have a happy day-Mary

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Some new things

I finished three quilts last week. Two for my etsy site and one for Quilts for Kids. I am going to quilt another one for QFK before I send them in. The Fairy Fun on is cute, but I wish they would have varied the way the fairy fabric was cut a little. Most of the faries' heads are cut off! The other two are on my etsy site for sale. I finished my Vintage Stitches quilt top, then forgot to take a picture to show, so I will have to do that! I am not on to another sampler I found in a magazine called Grateful Heart Sampler. I love the name and really love the fabrics and colors I'm using. I'll show a progress pix soon!
Happy Valentine's day and God bless all

Monday, February 8, 2010


I just added a new element to the blog-The Daily Puppy. I do love and enjoy dogs, and so this is perfect for my blog. Hope you enjoy the Daily Puppy.
God Bless

Well, color me surprised!

That picture worked out okay! It was weird, because all I could see was a bunch of gibberish letters. That was the first time I've ever seen that! When I finish the quilt top and post another picture of it, I will also share the name of the book it came out of. I can't remember it now, but it is a new Thimbleberries book.

I've been trying to upload some pictures, and all

I get is this gibberish!This is supposed to be a quilt on my design wall, which I am going to finish today. It is a Thimbleberries pattern. It is pretty, but I'm not sure how the picture is going to turn out when I publish this post!
I finished three quilts this past weekend, two for my etsy shop and one for Quilts for Kids. I also made another top for them to hopefully quilt today.
I did this on the old Olympic machine we inherited from Shara's mom, because my Kenmore is going to the doctor tomorrow. She's not feeling well, due to thread breaking every 5-10 inches...very frustrating for the sewer! The Olympic is probably from the 50's, but works pretty good. Only straight stitch though. It gets me though when Kenmore is ill. She was due for a tuneup!
Have a great day!

Monday, February 1, 2010

One Month Gone Already

Wow! time flies when you're having fun!
I finished my commission quilts and they are in the wash right now. My customer will soon have them, and I'm confident she will like them! I will show a pix before sending them out.
I have several projuects going, and a finish, but it still needs to be bound, so no picture yet-the Spring Valentine.
All my table runners are done and posted on etsy. Take a look on my etsy site-the link is on the sidebar.
God Bless!