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

Thursday, January 25, 2024

White rabbit blog hop

 Hello all,

Welcome to my day on the White Rabbit blog hop hosted by Carol @  

  The challenge was to use white in a quilt, use rabbits, or use a white rabbit.    I knew just what I was going to do.   A lot of my quilts have white in them.   I am however trying to get away from white backgrounds and go creams when I need a light background or even a light shade of other colors and black or super dark navy when I need a dark color background.  Just for a bit of variety.   What colors do you like for backgrounds?

On to the quilts.  This one, I call rectangles.  It was a fun one to make.  I put it in my county fair last year and got a blue ribbon on it. I love it.   I quilted it with an all over medium meander.  

This second one has been a work in progress since 2020.    We were in the process of remodeling our home.   We wanted the master bedroom to be painted a light green.   Well, the bedroom got painted, but the quilt didn't get done in time.    

In  2022 we moved, and we have 3 guest bedrooms, all with beds needing quilts.   I am still working on quilts for those beds.   The top is  done, but needs quilted.  I started quilting it, using white thread, it waa perfect on top, but I didn't like it on the green background.   So then I tried to use green in the bobbin but I had pokies coming through.

 A friend, who longarms, suggested a green on top, to match my backing.   So, I finally unpicked the quilting I had done (about 1/2) and think I will quilt with green.  

  Have you ever quilted with a contrast color?  I would love to hear your suggestions.  

I appreciate you reading my blog.   I would love to hear your answers to the 2 questions I asked.   

Check out these other bloggers from this week as well. 


Just Let Me Quilt


Quilt Schmilt

Sew Many Yarns

Days Filled With Joy



Quilting Gail


Ms P Designs USA

Words & Stitches

Lake Girl Quilts

Homespun Hannah's Blog



Selina Quilts

Karrin’s Crazy World

Quilted Delights

The Life of Grammy

Quilting Between The Rails (Facebook Page)

Quilted Snail




Vroomans Quilts

Domestic Felicity

Pattern Princess

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Highroad Quilter

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Summer scrap elimination

It is that time of year to go through and use up some of those scraps.     I was so glad when Swan @  invited me to join in on this.   I just went to a class last week where we talked about some scrap organizing, so I will be sharing some ideas with you.       

Every quilter ends up with scraps, right?   And it can be hard to throw them away, especially since you know what fabric costs.

A few years ago I came across a really good site for using scraps and this lady has a system set up called the scrap users system.  You can read more about it at  Bonnie has a wonderful system and she even has free patterns available that uses scraps.  Through following Bonnie she has taught me that it is okay to even have your background scrappy.

The project I am sharing with you today is a spider web block.   For this one I like to use scraps that are up to about 2 inches wide.   

 So, here is what you need:

A stack of 9 1/2" blocks.  I used whites on mine and I didn't worry about all of them matching.   

A pile of scraps.  You can go super scrappy or more controlled scrappy.   The blocks I am working with today, are a bit more matchy in that I have just 2 color families.  I use anywhere from 1 inch to 2 1/2" scraps for these. 

So, the first thing you are going to do is cut your 9 1/2" squares in half on the diagonal.

Then mark  3" in from the center of the top and right on the center of the bottom.

I don't necessarily measure my strips.  I just grab them and sew and trim after a few blocks are stitched.   

Next you will begin sewing your strips.   I usually do a few blocks at a time.  I stitch my first scrap strip to my marked lines, right side together, so that my seam is on my markings.    I use a 1/4" seam.   

 Then I go to the pressing mat and I press the strips so the right side shows. 

Next I stitch my next piece to the one I just stitched,  right sides together. 

 I press after I get each strip sewn on.    You could also finger press or use this handy tool.    I got this at a local retreat from a company called Westenskow and sons.  

After my first side of my triangle is done, then I repeat on the second side.  I then trim all of my pieces even.   

I then start sewing them together, so my tops of the triangles will point at the center.    I stitch 4 of these together.   

That makes one block.   

I hope you will try this.   It is a fun way to use up your scraps.   If you are interested in a class on how to make these, let me know.  We would do it online, maybe zoom, and there would be a nominal charge.   I would love to see your project if you do this so tag me on Instagram and Facebook at kathyskwiltsandmore.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Twist and turn bloghop

 Hi readers,

Today is my day to share an exciting new book with you.    This book is all about circle designs.  

Twist & Turn Quilts by Cinzia White published by C&T Publishing is landing in stores this month. I have joined with a group of exciting original designers to bring you more ideas on how to meld different designs to make your own original quilt. These innovative designers are showing you a variety of their own circle designs using the latest fabrics to highlight the versatility of Cinzia’s Twist & Turn Quilts.

I have been working on a design, although I am not as far along as I would like to be.  

As I have read through a draft of the book, I have found some really fun designs.   

When Cinzia put out a call for this blog hop, she said a project could be made or a designer could recolor it in one of their fabric lines.  I don't have a fabric line, so I decided to start working on a project.   

This is the inspiration for the project I have been working on

I have a hand embroidery design that I will be putting in the circles.   

These are a couple of other fun designs in the book

So, how do you get a copy of this book? 

Check your local quilt shop, it is published by C&T publishing, or you can enter to win an ebook by leaving a comment on my blog or my Instagram or Facebook     I will close this giveaway on June 3 at midnight Mountain Time.  

You can see what the other bloggers have done as well.  

Thursday 25th   Monika Henry from 

Friday 26th Tammy Silvers of 

Saturday 27th Swan Sheridan from 

Sunday 28th Laura Piland from 

Monday 29th Robin Koehler from 

Tuesday 30th Terri Vanden Bosch from 

Wednesday 31st Cinzia White from 

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Say What??!!! Sew it - show it challengeBlog hop

 Today is my day to share on the Say What???!!!! Blog hop hosted by Joan @

I wasn't sure what to share, but as I started looking through some photos I remembered some things that I had done.

  Some are with an embroidery machine that I used when I was working at a local quilt shop selling machines and I had to learn to use the different machines, so I could demonstrate them to customers.   That was the funnest part of the job.    I loved seeing what these machines could do. 

This quilt was done for a co workers little boy.   It was a baby gift and I had fun doing this.   This was fun to do and I did the applique by machine. 

This one I did while doing the quilting on my domestic machine. When I first started learning free motion quilting, I was told to try things like loops, name writing, basically things that were already muscle memory.    I tried that and it came fairly easy to me. 

 I also have done this on longarms, when I was selling those at the quilt shop.   I would show customers how they could do that.   As they tried, they were amazed that they really could do it.   This is shown in the 2nd picture. 

Have you tried quilting your name when you are free motion quilting? Or have you appliqued a name on a quilt?    Leave a comment and let me know?   

Be sure to follow the other bloggers this week.  They all have something fun.

Monday April 17


Selina Quilts

Quilt Schmilt

Patchouli Moon Studio

That Fabric Feeling



Tuesday April 18


Creatin' in the Sticks

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Just Because Quilts


Joyful Quilter


Wednesday April 19


Quilting Gail

Voormans Quilts

Quilted Delights

The Quilted Snail

Ms P Designs USA

Kathy's Kwilts and More


Thursday April 20


Just Let Me Quilt

Karrins Crazy World


Pinker n' Punkin Quilting

Songbird Designs

Days Filled With Joy

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: