Monday, September 1, 2014


Last year there was a quick jellyroll pattern called Jelly Roll Jam and now there is another free pattern called Jelly Roll Jam 2.  After seeing several of them made up, I decided to make one myself using a mix of Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink,  and even a batik! The plumb 'grunge' fabric is an accent and the binding. It seemed to be the perfect colour.

What a fast and fun little quilt to sew!

for the quilting I did free motion 'chrysanthemums' to give it texture

The backing is a Kaffe Fassett print with giant cabbage roses all over.  It's gorgeous.

Even though these are quite grown up prints, I'm thinking a plumb coloured knitted hat may be in order to make this a nice little shower gift.  There is sure to be a baby girl sooner or later    : )

quilt stats:
36 x 38
pieced and quilted by me
pattern JellyRoll Jam 2

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Friday, August 29, 2014


This month I sort of did things backwards. Usually I get my bee blocks done early on, then it's play time!  This time however, I procrastinated until the end.  The blocks were easy so maybe that's why.

Nicke asked for these Greek Cross blocks for our do.good stitches group. They were fun to make so I made her an extra one. Besides, things look better in three's  : )

I mention this group quite a bit here on the blog. In case you are wondering what it's all about, this next picture sums it all up.  We make quilts for Hospice

used with permission

Look at that sweet sweet face. That's why I love doing it. This is the quilt that I put together.
Emily just finished this quilt that we all made blocks for too

Another group in the do.good stitches bee that I am part of is the Humility group. We make quilts for the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota

this month I made these two letters for the quilt Brittney is putting together

Now more than ever, I want to make a quilt with words.
Have a great week end.  Mine will be full of sewing  : )

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


About four years ago, I saw a little eye spy quilt that I really liked.  It was made of little squares. Because I 'think' in hexagons, I have thought about it every so often and wondered what it would look like done up. Last week I found a little bag of hexies already basted while looking for something else, so I decided it was now or never   : )

It didn't take long to whipstitch them all together and then appliqué them down to a background. For the quilting I traced around some pot lids and decided to quilt in the areas where the circles overlap.

Some seriously cute prints here. That puppy in the teacup and the VW van?  Oh my goodness!

The backing is an Aneela Hoey print from my stash, and the striped bias binding finishes the rounded corners nicely.

I toyed with the idea of doing more quilting in the circles but I thought it might become more about the quilting than the hexies.
Anyway, it is what it is ...........and that is finished.

quilt stats :
29 x 42
1" hexagons
hand pieced / machine quilted by me

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Friday, August 22, 2014


This week I've worked on three different projects.  After all, I wouldn't want to be bored........

These little hexies got all stitched together and appliquéd down onto a background

The arrows are about half quilted

I am making flying geese blocks and adding them to the sides of these scrappy blocks that are being sent to me from the girls in the Heal group of do.good stitches

I'm still waiting on six blocks. I wonder what colours they will be.........
My current favourite is this one

It's been fun digging through my bins for just the right scrap  : )

Have a great week-end

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Last week I played around with more arrows.  I'm going to be teaching a class on them so I needed a smallish sample. This one is made using the new Cotton and Steel fabrics

Just up the road from me is Mandy and her big red barn. It was perfect for a backdrop.

Isn't this wagon great?

thanks Mandy for letting me come and photograph my quilt top

The quilting has begun, but it's taking a while

I'll post a picture when it's all finished   : )
As usual, thanks so much for stopping by

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Friday, August 15, 2014


My apologies to Kim in advance for this post.  Kim tends to get a little weak in the knees whenever I post about hexies           : )

I'm stitching away on my favourite pastime ........

.........but I've got a ways to go yet

Happy Friday

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Wow. Half way through August already. I've been loving these long hot days and hope for more of the same in September  : )

This month Mary asked for these little blocks made from half square triangles. She loves gingham so I dumped out my scrap baskets and found a few bits. She asked for a light pink solid background and I found this Bella solid in "soft pink".

 I have started adding to these blocks for the do.good stitches group.....

....the flying geese units complete them

and I am still sewing up some pretties with these Cotton and Steel fabrics

More on that in the next post.
I am off to work on this fine day  : )