Quilting in Circles


There’s a new baby joining our family in a few months.  I’m trying something new in how I’m quilting this blanket.


I’m quilting overlapping circles.


The idea for quilting this pattern can be attributed to Tim Latimer from Timquilts.com.  I saw a quilt he was working on with a pattern like this, and thought I would give it a try. I like how it is looking.

I’ll keep you posted on the progress of this quilt.

Hope you’re having a great day!


A New Top Is Coming Together



The Dresdan Plate pieces on the right were done by another person and given to me from a friend. To hold the Dresdan Plate pieced circle in place on the white square, I used an Elmer’s Glue Stick on the back. The Elmer’s Glue Stick is water soluble and will come out in the wash.  Over the last few weeks, here and there, as I have had time, I’ve been working on the button hole stitch to place each Dresdan Plate on an individual block.


I placed each 16.25″ square on the flannel board in my sewing cabin, made a 3″ sashing, and began sewing this top together this weekend.


This is what the top looks like so far.  I plan on adding a border or two…or maybe even three…to finish the sewing for what will be a cute single bed quilt.

Hope you’re having a good Memorial Day Weekend!


A Strawberry Garden


On a walk today, I found a unique strawberry garden growing in vases on a fence.  The slugs are a problem in gardens in this part of Oregon. Drip lines and vases hung on a fence is one way to keep the slugs away from the berries.


This looks like a cool way to grow strawberries.

I hope you’re having a great day!


Grandmother’s Flower Garden Wall Hanging


It’s picture day for this wall hanging.  This hand pieced wall hanging was given to me by a friend in Oregon!


I’m glad to have the binding in place, and I’m happy to say this quilt is finally finished!


The look and feel of this 45″ x 42.5″ antique hand quilted wall hanging is wonderful!


This little quilt will be for sale on my Etsy account…just go to the heading on this web page and click store to find it.

I enjoyed working on this quilt, but I am happy it is finished!

Hope the pieces of your life are coming together for you!


A Quilt Finds a Good Home


The Quilt of Many Colors is finally done!

I love how the quilting came out and the bright colors of this little child’s blanket.


I, also, love the texture and feel of a hand quilted blanket after it has been washed and it has shriveled (or shrunk) around the quilting!


A close up of the back of the quilt.


I’m so glad this quilt has a good home!

Even though putting this quilt top together was not the easiest process, I can say this is one of my favorite quilts I’ve made yet.

I hope all is well in your neck of the woods!