Monday, September 20, 2021

I'm falling for you bloghop


Hi and welcome to my day to share in the I'm falling for you bloghop hosted by Joan   thank you Joan for hosting and allowing me to join and play along.

For my project I am sharing some table runners and napkins.   

These table runners were fun to make, and very easy to do.   They have 1 layer of cotton batting and the quilting was stich in the ditch and some free motion quilting.   

I made these a couple of years ago, and they have been used  a few times.   I love using them on my table for Thanksgiving.  

The napkins are just squares of fabrics that I did a small double fold hem on.   

I hope that you have enjoyed my projects that I shared with you today.   

Please check out the other bloggers for this week.  There are loads of fun ideas. 

Monday September 20

Creatin' in the Sticks

Samelias Mum

Quilting Gail

Vroomans Quilts

Quilt Schmilt


Tuesday September 21

Just Let Me Quilt

Just Sew Quilter

Days filled with Joy

Kathy’s Kwilts and More

The Morning Latte


Wednesday September 22

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs



Selina Quilts

Sew Many Yarns



Thursday September 23

Karrins Crazy World

Words and Stitches

Patchouli Moon Studio

Karen’s Korner

That Fabric Feeling



Friday September 24


Ms P Designs USA

Lianne Makes Stuff

Quilted Delights


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Monthly color challenge - 2021 - September


Hi and welcome to September.    September is a favorite month of mine.    It begins the fall season, my hubby was born in September, and we celebrate our anniversary. 

I want to thank Jen for hosting this monthly color challenge.  It has been fun.   

This months color is yellow.    I really like yellow, but did not have a lot in my stash.

I want to share with you some fun things I like when sewing.    One of those things is the ability to not have to use a foot pedal.    If I am just sewing something really quick, and I don't have my foot pedal attached to my machine (I teach classes and sometimes parts are still in my rolling tote).   

I love the clips from clover.   You can see that I use them to hold my parts together. 

Some of my other favorite things are of course the cutting mat, a 121/2" square ruler, a rotary cutter, seam ripper (sometimes I use it way too much), and my marking tools. 

All of these tools help me create these wonderful blocks. 

Thank you for visiting today. 

Check out the other bloggers for today as well:

Jen Shaffer:
Frances Arnold:
Lisa Ruble:
Raylee Bielenberg:
 Andi Stanfield:
Crystal Drummond:
 Ashli Montgomery:

We have had some wonderful sponsors who are giving away quarterly prizes this year. In order to be entered for the prizes you need to do the monthly color challenge and link up at the end of the month. Make sure you get your pattern during the month it is offered because then it will be free. You can get your free pattern at

Goodie Bag

PDF Pattern

$25 gift certificate to Faith and Fabric

Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting
PDF Pattern

$50 gift certificate to their choice of shop

Mini Monty (Fabric Bundle)

Fat Quarter Bundle

60 x 60 Dream Cotton

90 x 60 Soft and Bright Needled Polyester

$10 Gift Certificate

PDF Pattern

PDF Pattern

2 PDF Patterns

Thursday, July 29, 2021

It's a guy thing blog hop

 Never, ever procrastinate is a lesson I hopefully learned this week.    I wasn't sure what I was going to do for this hop, but Tuesday I hadn't thought of anything and thought I will deal with it on Wednesday, since that is my day off.

Instead of spending my day off in the sewing room, I spent it in the ER and having a gall bladder surgery done.  Not fun.     After the surgery we couldn't keep my oxygen level up, so they kept me overnight for observation.    I of course can't sit up for long periods of time. 

So, go visit these other bloggers and see the projects that they have done.   I will hopefully get some finished projects to blog about soon. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Christmas in July 2021

 Hi and welcome to my day of the Christmas in July blog hop.    This hop is hosted by the wonderful Sarah  

 It has been so hot here, so thinking about Christmas maybe makes it a bit cooler in your mind, at least.   But, as you know, we need to start early on holiday gifts and decorations if we are going to get them done. 

Today I am sharing a fun table runner.    It is not done yet, as I have had some health issues and by the time I get off of work, I am totally drained. 

I am going to share with you how I made this runner.   It is so easy.   

For today's tutorial, I am using a pack of 2 1/2" strips.   

Cut your 2 1/2" strips into 8 1/2" strips.    The number depends on how long you want to make your runner.  

From a solid, cut 2 1/2" squares, again number depends on how many strips you do.   On my Christmas one I did 16 and it measures about 52 inches long.     Cut 1  9 1/2 in square and cut in half diagonally to get your starting and ending triangles.   You will cut 3 1/2 inch borders the length of your runner. 

To start, 

Separate your strips into 2 piles.    One pile will be short strips, and the second pile will have a square sewn to one end so it will be long. 

Take 1 short strip and sew along one short side of starting  triangle.   

 Sew a long strip onto the other short side of triangle.    

Repeat with sewing one short strip to the side you previously you sewed the first one to.    And the long strip to the other side.

   Your strips will not be the same length, but you will trim at the end. 

After it is to the length you want it, trim the edges even and add borders.    Trim, and make a quilt sandwich, I like my backing and batting to be a couple of inches bigger all around, and then I trim after quilting.   

The strips give you so many fun options for quilting.   Great place to practice a lot of designs. This is a quilt I quilted for a friend, with a similar kind of pattern, just to show you 2 ideas for quilting. 

Please check out all the bloggers and see what great ideas they shared.   We can all use great ideas right?   And it is never too late to start working on the quilt Sarah has designed to share with us.  

Wednesday, July 14th

Thursday, July 15th

Friday, July 16th
Jamie of L'Fair Quilts

Saturday, July 17th

Sunday, July 18th

Monday, July 19th

Tuesday, July 20th

Wednesday, July 21st

Thursday, July 22nd
Sandra of MMM Quilts

Friday, July 23rd

Saturday, July 24th
Joanne of Everyone Deserves a Quilt (Part 2)

Sunday, July 25th

Enjoy.   And as always I love to read your comments.    

Stat tuned as I am going to make a quilt using this pattern, and I will write up a quilt pattern and let you know when it is ready. 

Friday, June 25, 2021

Wow!!!! 2 finishes this week.

 Wow!!!! The world must be coming to an end.    Nor really, but I had 2 finishes this week.

Finish #1 YELLOW Brick Road this is a fun quilt to do.    

I did this quilt as a store sample for my local quilt shop for our beginning quilting class.  

I also taught it to my granddaughters, ages 10 and 8 via video chat thanks to all of the covid stuff.  

I have taught this class 2 times and have more classes scheduled.   

Pattern:. Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson designs. Fabric:. Waverly-.  Found this in a fat quarter bundle at Walmart.

Quilting:.  Done by me.    The body is a free motion meander and the borders were feathers inside an arc.  

Thread:. Isacord color 0170

Batting:. Warm and Natural.

2nd finish:

Corn Maze by Poppie Cotton

This is also a sample for my local quilt shop.    I will be teaching this one in August and September.  

This is a really fun quilt to make and I love the open areas for some fun quilting designs.     This quilt has various quilting designs, showing just how much fun you can have with it.    The background areas has feathers all over the place.    

The fabrics are a variety from my local quilt shop and thread is Isacord color 0170 and batting is Warm and Natural.   

Thank you for taking time to visit me today.    I hope to have another finish before the weekend is over.  

Friday, April 30, 2021

Monthly color challenge - 2021 - May


Welcome to the wonderful month of May.    Here in my neck of the woods, it is beginning to warm up.    Spring is always crazy it seems like.  We have nice day and then we get cold.    

With a new month comes a new monthly color challenge.   This month is brown.   I don't have a lot of brown in my stash.  But I did find some.

I appreciate Jen and the work that she puts into the patterns for these blocks.     To get this pattern visit her at  it is free all month long. 

This block is very easy to make.    I whipped it up very quickly.   

A couple of tips:

When the pattern tells you to press seams a certain way, do so.   It makes it so much easier to put the quilt together and to quilt it. 

I love to do a final pressing using best press.   It makes the block lay very nice. 

As you may know for this year, all of the patterns are based on foods.   This months food is potatoes.  I love potatoes.    Here is a recipe I thought I would share.  Thank you to my daughter for sharing this recipe.   She makes donuts quite often.   These are really good. 

Potato Doughnuts

1 package active dry yeast

1 1/2 cups warm water

2/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp salt

2/3 cup shortening

2 eggs

1 cup lukewarm mashed potatoes

6-7 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water in 3-quart bowl. Stir in sugar, salt, shortening, eggs, potatoes and 3 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to make the dough easy to handle.

Turn dough onto well-floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. PLace in greased bow, turn greased side up. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 8 hours.

Punch down dough. Pat 3/4” thick on lightly floured surface. Cut with floured 2 1/2” doughnut cutter. Cover; let rise in warm place until indentation remains when touched, 45-60 minutes. 

Heat vegetable oil or shortening (3-4”) to 375 degrees in deep fat fryer or heavy saucepan. Fry doughnuts, turning once, until golden brown, 2-4 minutes; drain on paper. While warm, dip doughnuts in glaze.

Doughnut Glaze

3 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup boiling water

Mix together until smooth.

Please visit the other bloggers for this month:
Crystal Drummond:
Ashli Montgomery:

We have had some wonderful sponsors who are giving away quarterly prizes this year. In order to be entered for the prizes you need to do the monthly color challenge and link up at the end of the month. Make sure you get your pattern during the month it is offered because then it will be free. You can get your free pattern at
Goodie Bag

PDF Pattern

PDF Pattern

Book: Monochromatic Quilts Amazing Variety

6 month subscription

Fat Quarter Bundle

Fat Quarter Bundle

60 x 60 Dream Poly

90 x 108 Warm and Plush 100% Cotton

$10 Gift Certificate

Tucker Trimmer 1 Ruler

Gift Certificate

2 PDF Patterns