Monday, February 19, 2024

It Moose be Love blog hop


Welcome.  I am so glad you are here.  Today is my day on the It Moose Be Love blog hop hosted by Joan at   for this month we are supposed to share about something we love.   I love to do hand work.   I have gotten into English Paper Piecing.    We retired almost 2 years ago, and I started doing more English Paper Piecing.    It is portable and I can take it with me, when we go on drives.   I have also taken it with me when we go camping.  It is just nice to be able to pick it up at times.   I can also do it as I am visiting with family or watching tv with my hubby. 

I recently taught an EPP class at a retreat.   It was lots of fun.   I taught the students how to make this pillow.    I wrote the pattern for this and I made some kits.  

I also enjoy hand binding.  It is really relaxing for me.  I stitch my binding to the front, fold it over and then handstitch on the back.    

I also enjoy machine quilting.  I do all of my quilting on my Juki tl18qvp.   I do free motion and ruler quilting.   I also enjoy teaching these classes to others.  It is one thing I am passionate about.

I love to use a solid backing on my quilts.    I love the texture that is on the back.    

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate it.  

Check out all of these bloggers this week, and leave them a sweet comment.   They would sure love it.   I would also love if you would leave me a comment.   Please follow me on Facebook at   and Instagram at

Monday February 19

Pattern Princess

Karrins Crazy World

Quilted Snail

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Tuesday February 20

A Quiltery-For the Love of Geese

Quilting Gail

Quilted Delights

Words & Stitches


Kathy’s Kwilts and More

Wednesday February 21

Selena Quilts


Ms P Designs USA

Kathleen McMusing

Days Filled with Joy

Quilt Schmilt

Thursday February 22

Just Let Me Quilt


High Road Quilter

Just Sew Quilter


That Fabric Feeling


  1. Beautiful projects! I love EPP too; you can work on it anywhere.

  2. Lovely projects! I like to take EPP in the car as well--perfect time to stitch. I have a Juki Miyabi QVP sit down for my quilting, and I sure do like it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. It's always fun to see what everyone loves to do. I haven't caught the EPP bug yet, but I love hand binding my quilts. Your quilting is gorgeous!

  4. Great projects! I love to take EPP in the car too. I also love hand binding my quilts. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Lovely projects! I love to bring epp with me as well!

  6. I've never done EPP but your work is very beautiful and inspiring. I love how beautiful it looks! Quilting on my Juki didn't work for me, but my Bernina does the job as does my long arm, although mine doesn't look as pretty as yours. Thank you for sharing all your loves, Kathy!

  7. I love your pillow. The quilt back has always been my favorite part of the quilt.

  8. I have a friend that just started doing EPP, someday, she is going to teach me. I am envious of people that can quilt well like you can. Until I can, I'll keep practicing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects.

  9. Thanks for sharing. Hand work is painful for me, so I really do appreciate the work that others can do!

  10. I love to do hand sewing, too. It's so neat to hear that there are others like me out there. Hand-quilting is very new to me but I'm enjoying it too; solid backing sounds like the way to go.

  11. The hand stitching is so relaxing. Your hexies look so pretty.

  12. Beautiful work! I look forward to retirement soon, so maybe I will be able to slow down and enjoy hand work again.

  13. I just LOVE hexies. I do a large project every 2 years (time it takes) and is my travel project buddy.

  14. Pretty pillow. The hexies look perfect. I like to machine sew binding and then hand sew to the back too.

  15. Those are such pretty projects! Love your hexie pillow! xx

  16. Beautiful projects. I have a small EPP project I am working on, slowly but surely, as I seem to be drawn back to the sewing machine to finish other things. lol