Sunday, June 28, 2009


Saturday Common Threads Quilt Shop in Waxahachie, TX had a sale. I wanted to go get some reproduction fabric and this is what I got. The shop was mobbed with women looking for bargains!
I won a drawing from Humble Quilts and I just received my prize - these two appliqued blocks, one block just started with all the pieces cut out and the patterns for doing more. Since I am getting more interested in applique, I am going to try to get the third one finished. My needle turn applique skills need quite a bit of practice - if you know what I mean.

The weather has been reaching 100 degrees every day lately. I do NOT like hot weather.
End of the weekend again, but on Wednesday we leave for Florida, so it's only a two day work week for me!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


I finished the blocks for Bonnie Hunter's "Christmas Lights" mystery quilt Part 1, which is in the July/August 2009 issue of Quiltmaker magazine. I've never done a mystery quilt before and I have seen Bonnie's quilts before and love them, so thought I would try it.

Now, I can put that away for a couple months, till the next issue comes out. I have lots of other projects to finish.

We are finally going to Florida to see Abigail!!! DH is getting a lot better, so we made reservations. Can't wait!

I got the bedding finished for this doll bed.
I made a mattress and covered it with fabric printed like "ticking."
Then I made a sheet that the mattress slips into and put velcro as a closure. I did the same with the sheet for Abigail's doll bed, but ran out of velcro, so need to get some today.
Here's how the end closes. I think it will work. That way when the sheet gets dirty, it can be washed. DH is going to paint it white. He is the painter in the family. Hee Hee!!

Now I'm off to Common Threads Quilt Shop in Waxahachie, TX. They are having a sale today & I want to see if I can get some reproductions. They specialize in them.

I never did hear from Martha, so we drew again on Wednesday and Janet is the winner - see her blog here.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


I'm taking a little break from quilting this weekend and working on a few other things. I read about Bonnie Hunter's article in "Quiltmaker" July/August 2009 issue, so I decided to start in on it. I have read about so many people making some of her other quilts and have wanted to do one. I'll be working on it at the same time I'm doing other things. I cut the squares for the HSTs today.
I'm caught up on 4 BOMs now and only have the "A Tisket A Tasket" to do and I'll be all up to date. I'll try to do that one this week.
These 2 Ohio star blocks are from a LQS and I'm participating in the pastel one and the bright one. I think I'm going a little nuts, but it's fun.
Also, this weekend I started making doll mattresses and sheets for the doll beds. I have two of them done and the bunk bed to do. That will be a little more work.

I still haven't heard from Martha! Maybe she forgot where she entered the drawing. I'll draw again on Wednesday if I haven't heard from her.

Friday, June 19, 2009


I held my drawing on Wednesday and announced that Martha (no blog) was the winner. As of today, I haven't heard from her. I wasn't able to email her.

Please, Martha, email me as soon as possible. I will wait until Wednesday, June 24 at 8:00 PM and if I haven't heard from you, I will draw again. I have left all the names in the basket just in case.

JUNE 27, 2009
I never heard from Martha, so on June 24 we drew another name and it was Janet in Australia. I have her package ready to send. Please go to her blog here and visit. I'm sure you will enjoy it!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


All the names were put into the chicken shaped wire egg basket.
An impartial party drew out the winning ticket (DH)! Martha (no blog) is the lucky winner. Please send me your snail mail address so I can send you your prize!
In the mean time, I am working on machine quilting the Polka Dot Girls quilt. I'm doing it by free motion and I don't know if I'm going to like it or not. I'm not much of an expert at this, but I guess this is part of the learning process, so here goes!
Thanks to everyone who entered the contest! I am amazed at all the comments I got and I do appreciate them all!

Monday, June 15, 2009


I finished the "A Little Star Struck" quilt which was in June, 2009 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting (designed by Ann Hermes). I love this quilt! I'm making another one.

Saturday, I went to some garage sales and hit the jackpot at one of hem! I found 3 doll beds at one sale!!!!
This is one of them that I got for $5 and I couldn't resist putting Abigail's doll and doll quilt in it. It fit perfectly, so this one will be for Abigail! She's just 6 months old, so she's too little now, but I wanted to get a bed for the doll I made for her. I'm very happy now!
I couldn't believe it when I saw this bunk doll bed for $5 also! I need to make mattresses for it and get it set up.
This little one only cost $1!! and the cute doll quilt was at another sale for $1. We're going to paint this one white. Then I'll make a mattress for it and get it set up with a doll quilt and pillow.

Don't forget to leave a comment on my previous post to get in on the drawing. You have 2 more days to enter. Good Luck!

Friday, June 12, 2009


This my 100th post!!! It took me a while because I usually only post once a week, sometimes twice a week. It has been a lot of fun and I have met so many wonderful bloggers on line! I have also learned so much from everyone! I have really been amazed at the sharing and caring shown by so many.

I don't have any rules. Just leave a comment and I will add you to the drawing, which will be held on June 17 at 8:00 PM central time. I will also ship anywhere. Please let others know about the drawing.
I am giving away one Moda charm pack, 3 fat quarters (Anna Griffin for Windham Fabrics - Eliza collection), a pin magnet, and a really cute "Quilts" sign.

Good luck!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


When I saw the "A Little Starstruck" quilt pattern by Ann Hermes in the June issue of American Patchwork and Quilting, I knew I had to make it into a doll quilt. I hunted through my reproduction fabrics and added another row of stars to it. Even though I have plenty of quilting to do - both hand and machine - I wanted to start some of these star blocks. I love these blocks and I see them in so many patterns, I've used them in quilts before, but I wanted to use them again. They are so basic and I love basic!
I made enough for two quilts!!
I finished my "A Tisket A Tasket" BOM just in time for the new one to come out!! At least I'm not falling behind!

This is my 99th post and for my 100th post I'm going to have a gift drawing. Be sure to check back! I don't know when I will post it, but I will give bloggers about a week to comment.