Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Monthly color challenge October 2020

 Hi and welcome to October.  Man, where has the year gone?

That means it is time for a new monthly color challenge, hosted by Jen at

This month's block is done in Olive Green.  The inspiration for this block comes from the Ruby crowned Kinglet bird which is found throughout North America. This bird is an Olive green and has white on the feathers.  The male has a ruby crown on top. 

A tip I have is when doing the squares for the flying geese, rather than mark a diagonal line, I just fold into a triangle and press.  Just a bit of a shortcut. 

Want another tip?   Chain piece everything that you can at the same time.  Read through the directions and see what steps you can do through chain piecing.  I love to chain piece.   It is a real time saver. 

To get the free pattern, head on over to Jen's blog at 

visit the other bloggers: 

Each quarter there are sponsors who give away prizes.  To enter just complete your blocks each month and link up at the end of each month. 

Superior Thread - so fine 50 weight  visit at
PDF PATTERN  visit at

Dream blend batting 70% cotton 30% poly - 60" x 60" - i love this batting  visit at

PDF pattern  visit at

Fabric Bundle of over 60 fat quarters  visit at

PDF pattern visit at

Warm and plush batting 45" x 60"
1 package of lite steam - a -seam 2   visit at

3 1/2 yards assorted fabrics - I love these fabrics

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Its a garden party row along

 Hi and welcome to the Garden Party Row Along.    This blog hop is hosted by Marian at

Northcott was very generous and gave all of the bloggers a yard of fabric to use for our rows.  You can visit them at

My pattern includes English paper piecing and applique.  

  As I was designing this pattern, I had lots of ideas but i could not think of how to put them into a design.  I am not a pattern designer like the others, but it is something I want to learn.   

I have revised my idea a few times, even right up to the end.     There are a few other rows I would like to add, as well as so the variations of my row that I will include here.  

We were asked as part of this row along to make our pattern free for at least a week.   Mine will be free at least through the rest of the blog hop, maybe longer.   You can download the pattern here

I hope you will enjoy my pattern and that you will share pictures of the rows you make.     

Now for some fun giveaways. Please be sure to read the rules which you can find at

This is an awesome looking bundle. 
The winner of this drawing is required to pay shipping.   USA AND INTERNATIONAL READERS ARE WELCOME TO ENTER.   

  ) is offering a 20% discount code
off any products except for EQ Academy during the row along. The coupon
code is: GARDENPARTY20.

I really do appreciate any and all comments. 

Visit today's other bloggers.  They have some great free patterns for you. 

Charisma’s Corner
Clever Chameleon
Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
Kathy's Kwilts and More
Mountain Meadow Designs

Monday, September 21, 2020

Hello fall bloghop

 Welcome to the 2nd day of the blog hop.  Carla @  A couple of my favorite things about fall is the weather starts cooling down.  I do not love the cold of winter, but I do enjoy cooler temperatures in the fall.   I also love watching the leaves change colors. 

For today's project I have a couple of fun things to share. 

Of course with fall is the start of football season.  Both professional and college.   So, I made 2 pillows, 1 for my hubby and 1 for my son.   Both like BYU as 1 of their college teams.   My son loves the Indianapolis Colts, as well as a few others.  Me.  I am not big into football.   I will sometimes watch. 

This is another project I have done.   I made these placemats for my daughter. 

 These are very easy to make and I am thinking they will make some great gifts for Christmas.  May have to do some seasonal ones for my married children. 

I am currently working on this table topper.  It may be for 1 of my daughters or myself.

  My friend Bea designed this pattern.

  I love it.  I am thinking I might double batt with 100% cotton and use it as a potholders on my island or table to sit hot plates on it.   You can find the pattern here and it is on sale for $5.00 this week.

I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared with you today.   Come back Thursday as I have another blog hop and a free pattern for you. 

Please visit these bloggers.   They all have some fun projects to share. 

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Christmas Quilt

 This was a fun quilt to do.   My friend had made this quilt and I fell in love with it.   It was a free pattern from  Wilmington Prints for a fabric line called "Cookie Jar Treats".   Unfortunately the pattern is no longer available.

This quilt is a table cover, of course you can put it on a sofa if you prefer. 

To quilt this quilt I used glide thread 40 weight in white  by   my friend Judi at has put together a collection of great neutrals of glide thread. 

I free motion quilted this quilt.  I did feathers in the borders. 

I tried to do poinsettias in the red corners.   They are not perfect, but they worked.

 In the snowball blocks just did holly leaves.  I learned to do the holly leaves from

And on the 9 patches I did wishbone and diamonds.  The diamonds were done using a technique called dot to dot quilting.  Both of these I learned from Angela Walters

To do the binding I did a double fold binding.   I cut my binding strips at 2 1/4" wide, the folded it in half and stitched it to the front of the quilt.  Then I fold it to the back and stitch it by hand.   The binding wad a great project to do while we were on a road trip. (I have a habit of falling asleep if I don't have something to keep my hands busy.)

This week I am linking up with the following link parties:

thank Goodness its finished Friday (TGIFF) hosted by
Finished or not Friday @
Needle and Thread Thursday
Brag about your beauties
Can I get a whoop whoop
Weight loss Wednesday
UFO busting @Tish's Adventures in Wonderland