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March 24, 2020

I'm really proud of the makers in our quilting community.  So many are making masks.  Our church quilting group is making some for the Children's hospital in Knoxville.  They said they could always use more.  I made several for those in my community.  Here are some of...

March 11, 2020

I will always love quilting.  And I do have two quilts in the works, but I submitted one of the designs and the other is very similar so I can't show either yet.  I can't continue the quilts until I get the fabric I ordered, so.....I've picked up a new hobby.  If you w...

March 1, 2020

My latest quilt is one I made trying to match a rug in our bedroom.  I really like the pattern, by Lella Boutique, but my choice of colors, and the idea that it might look good with the rug.....well, no.  Neither.  But, the hubby liked it, so for now we will keep it....

February 8, 2020

Some of you know that in addition to quilting, my other hobbies include a little wood working.  My first project was our king sized bed in 2016, shown in our former home.

Later I built a few trays, a work bench, an outdoor table, and a desk top to go over file cabinets.


February 8, 2020

A few weeks ago I needed a new project so I decided to make a couple of baby quilts from scraps. This is the results...First is the girl version.

 Then the boy version.  

 I guess I'm old fashioned in that I think certain colors are more appropriate for girls a...

November 29, 2019

I wanted the "twins" dressed for Christmas, with this being the first Christmas in our new home.  The twins are the vintage twin beds I found and refinished earlier this year. I'm sure I've posted about them before. This is the grandkids room although they've never spe...

November 18, 2019

Finished the Remembrance Quilt.  I really like the pattern I used. It is called Nova. However, you never know what it will turn out like when you use shirts.  I tried to separate the shirts into lights and darks, but there were some that could have gone either way...

October 26, 2019

I've been without a project for a while but am excited to have two new ones to work on.  First is a remembrance quilt.  I haven't made one in over a year so I am thankful for the opportunity to help bring someone comfort in their loss. This one is made from the shirts...

August 9, 2019

There is a story behind this quilt.  With not so much of a good ending.  This was supposed to be a wedding gift for my nephew.  I asked them what colors they liked and his fiancé supplied a picture of some soft greens and blues.  I managed to find a fat quarter pack in...

July 20, 2019

After a very busy and productive day, this one is done. The pattern is Idyllic by Corey Yoder. I used a new pantograph for it and was very happy with how it turned out.  I purchased a very colorful three yard cut (108" x 108") from Keepsake quilting and it was great no...

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