Last week I finished my Rose Garden quilt top, but I was also busy doing something else as well. I designed my very first quilt block and I am tickled pink about it. The idea came to me when I saw a photograph on Pinterest of a field of tulips with a windmill in the… Continue reading Dutch Windmill Block
Saturday was a fun-filled day for us. We spent the day at Virginia and Nevada Cities with our oldest son, his son and his new fiancé . Me, being the quilt magnet that I am, discovered a few treasures that were tucked away so as only a trained quilters eye might notice them. My first… Continue reading Virginia and Nevada Cities!
This past week has been a whirlwind of activity for me. The weather here in Montana has been damp and cold, with the day time temp. somewhere between 45 & 60 degrees. So I have contented myself to stay indoors and sew… a lot. I have sewn so much over this past week that my… Continue reading The Rose Garden Quilt Top is Complete!
About two years ago I ordered backing fabric from Joann.com for a quilt that I was working on. When the fabric arrived it was in two different pieces. I was annoyed but decided to make the best of a bad situation by sewing the two pieces together. The joke was on me though, because when… Continue reading The Rose Garden Quilt is Coming Together
Not all quilting fabric is created equal, even when it is manufactured by the same company. I have no idea why this is and upon inquiring about this with several different quilt shop owners in the past, it turns out that they did not know either. Take this fabric that I am currently working with.… Continue reading Fabric to Fall in Love With
Yesterday I pulled out a little quilt that I started last year but never finished. Part of the quilt has tiny 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” squares that have tiny rosebuds embroidered on them. I had embroidered 84 of these little buggers, before I set the project aside. While I was cutting each one out… Continue reading Bullion Rosebuds
Several weeks ago, My husband and I were discussing some way which I could earn a modest income while working from home. Since I have the capabilities to create and sell human and animal portraits, it was decided that I should try my hand at art again. I’ve done it before and we thought that… Continue reading Inspired by Stephanie