Monday, March 20, 2023

Little Green Apples blog hop

 Welcome to my blog.   First let me start with a big apology for being late.   I had it written in my planner to do my post over the weekend and have it go live at midnight.   I haven't looked at my planner all weekend, as I have had grandkids staying with me, while our daughter was having a baby.   So, forgive me for being late.   My mind wasn't on sewing or blogging. 

On to the blog post.  The challenge was to see something in green or an apple.  This blog hop is done by Carol of  

I had made this quilt a while ago, like a few years ago, and just go it quilted.   It is a pattern that I designed myself.   I am currently teaching it at retreats that I teach at, and am thinking I might publish the pattern.    This one is a very easy pattern to do.   My granddaughters who are twelve and ten are making one for their baby brother who was just born on the 19th.  

This is another version I have done.  It just needs quilted. 

Which of these is your favorite?   Would you like to see this pattern for sale? Please let me know.  

If you are in Utah, or plan to be or want to be, I am teaching this class at The Stitching Room in Richfield UT this Saturday, March 25 or in October at Quilt fest at the Davis Conference Center in Layton UT. 

 Check out  the bloggers for this week:

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Monthly color challenge March 2023

 Welcome to my blog.   Today I am sharing my block from the Monthly color challenge by Jen at  Jenn has been doing this for quite sometime and I have participated  quite a few times.    This year, she is doing something a bit different.  Instead  of having quite a few bloggers each month, she has just 1. 

I chose this month for a couple of reasons.  I wanted to do early in the year, and I do like red.  Red is such a pretty vibrant color and every time I wear it I get loads of compliments.    You would think for those 2 reasons I would have lots of red in my stash.   Well, I didn't.  I had given some to a friend and forgot to replace it.    

I did find 2 pieces of red, and 1 of them is actually a very lightweight corduroy.   

This year the theme Jen chose for her monthly color challenge is Classic cars.   

My block for this month:

I just went and bought some red fabrics for a quilt I am making at a quilt retreat.    As soon as I make sure everything is cut, then I will make a few more blocks and quilt it and share it with you.    It will be sometime this month. 

Monthly colors for this year are:

January - pink

February- aqua

March - red

April - olive green

May - baby blue

June -  grey

July- purple

August - brown

September  - mustard

October- blue

November - green

December - orange

You can find the pattern for free this month on Jen's blog at

I appreciate  Jen letting me join in on her monthly color challenge again this year.     What color is your favorite color of classic cars?  Leave a comment to let me know. 

Thanks for joining me.  I have some fun projects to share with you and will be participating in some blog hops. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Sweet on you challenge blog hop


Today is my day on the Sweet on you blog hop.  Joan at, put this hop together.   So glad I am able to join in on this.   We were to create something that we are sweet on.   So, I am sharing this quilt that I just recently finished quilting.  I still need to bind it.   But, what I love about it is all the feathers I quilted on it.

I love quilting feathers.   When I first started quilting, feathers were one thing I wanted to master.   I practiced, practiced and practiced some more.  Eventually I got to the point that I felt good about my feathers.   One of the things that has really helped me to quilt my feathers is sketching them.   

Here are the other bloggers this week.   They all have something great to share so go visit their blogs. 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Broken Glass blog hop


Today, I am sharing a table runner I made from some beautiful Batik fabrics from Island Batik that was designed by Kathy Engle for Swan Amity studios.  When Swan announced that she needed some projects made from her fabrics, I jumped at the chance.  Thank you Swan for sharing this opportunity  with me, and thank you for providing the fabrics.    

The line of fabrics is called Broken Glass and these are gorgeous fabrics.   I love being able to use Batik fabrics, they are great to work with.  I just love these gorgeous colors. 

Swan is having a giveaway for 2 fat quarter bundles, so be sure to visit her blog at to get the details to enter. 

Broken Glass from Island Batik, designed for Kathy Engle for Swan Amity Sheridan of Swan Amity Studios is landing in stores this month!  To help launch this happy line of fabric, I have joined a group of innovative designers to bring you an exciting list of ideas for smaller projects that make use of this beautiful batik.

Please check out the following designers and bloggers to see what they have done with this beautiful batik fabric

 I am excited to quilt this table runner.   I am not 100 percent sure how I will quilt it.    I did have issues when posting these pictures, as they didn't want to go where I told them to and I can't remember how to delete them.   

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Shades of Blue challenge blog hop


Hi!!! Welcome to the shades of blue challenge blog hop.   This challenge is being hosted by Carla @   I have enjoyed doing these blog hops and plan to enjoy more in the future.   

The challenge of course is shades of blue.    I love blues.  In fact, I am working on 3 quilts that use blue fabrics.    For this one that I am sharing today, I made it to use as a sample for some of my quilting classes that I am teaching.    I did have to add a little yellow as I do like yellow and blue together. 

For the quilting I did a couple of different designs and used glide thread.   Glide is my favorite thread.   It is a polyester thread and I love the sheen that it has.   

I would love to hear your favorite brands of thread.   I would also love you to join me on my social media.   Instagram is   Facebook at  and my website at

Please check out my fellow bloggers to see what they have created.  

I do want to share the back of a quilt that needs to be bound.   I love this back.  It is fleece and I love how the quilting is defined.

Monday, July 25, 2022

UFO bloghop


Hi all.  It is my day on the UFO blog hop, hosted by Joan @   Joan must be spying on my quilting room and know that I have lots of UFO's hanging in the closet in there.  

When I first heard about this hop, I thought great, it will help me get some of my quilts done.   Yeah, right.  I am really trying to get my sewing room really organized, especially  since I want to teach some online classes, so I need a clean and organized space, right? 

Well, I have also been submitting applications to teach at some quilt retreats, so I needed to get projects taken care of for those.  Good news is I am teaching at 2.  One is in October in Richfield  UT and there will be 2 classes: A SUNBONNET SUE and the other class is a beginning machine quilting class.  

The 2nd one is in February and is in Bryce Canyon in Utah.  2 classes for that one is beginning machine quilting and Help! How do I quilt this?

I submitted this quilt for the beginning machine quilting classes, but told them the quilt will be different.  So, I asked my granddaughter who is 12 and my daughter if they would be willing to stitch up a quilt top for me, because I overloaded my plate.  I do that a lot.   And not only with projects but also food.  

But as I was cleaning and organizing  I did find a couple of small projects that needed binding on them, so I got those done.   I have also been part of a group doing things for humanitarian work and got quite a few bags sewn.  So not bad, but I really need to get focused on finishing my projects that are already started. 

Well, why don't you check out my other blogging friends and see what they have to share?  In the meantime, I will work on a plan to get my UFO's done.  Thanks for joining me and my craziness.  The other bloggers for this hop are:

Monday July 25

Just Let Me Quilt

Lianne Makes Stuff

Karrin’s Crazy World

Ms P Designs USA




Tuesday July 26

Creatin' in the Sticks

Quilted Delights

Days Filled With Joy

Kathys Kwilts and More

Food For Thought


Wednesday July 27

Stitching Farm Girl



Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Quilt Doodle Designs

Quilting Gail


Thursday July 28

Patchouli Moon Studio

Quilt Schmilt

Lynns Blog

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Home Sewn by Us


Friday July 29

Homespun Hannah's Blog


Words & Stitches

Just Sew Quilter