Fancy Foxes

I did some concentrated sewing here the last couple of days. The hubby says I work better under pressure. I have baby showers the next two Saturdays (don't think either recipient reads my blog). The goal for the weekend was to make two baby boy quilts. I have enjoyed making Elizabeth Hartman's little animals so I settled on the foxes and some borders. The foxes are really easy to make. I used some of my leftovers Grunge fabric from Emerald City (a quilt you haven't seen yet; it will be in Quilty magazine in the May/June 2017 issue), and some of the Carrie Bloomston Newsprint fabric, which I adore. The foxes go together really fast. I just played it by ear on the borders with the fabric I

A Winner and a New Publication

To celebrate the publication of the White Nights quilt, I ran a little contest -- and we have a winner! Congrats Judy Morrison! I will be contacting her by email and she will receive a copy of McCall's Quilting March/April 2017 issue and a scrap bag from my sewing room to help her start her own White Nights quilt. ****UPDATE***** Judy, your email did not work, please contact me via the Connect tab with your correct email and mailing address****** I've recently been on a trip to England to see my two grand babies (and son and daughter-in-law). Had a wonderful time, but have spent today doing laundry, cleaning up after my husband has been bacheloring for 10 days, and going through a pile o

White Nights Quilt

Thank you McCall's for publishing my White Nights quilt! If you are visiting from McCall's - welcome! I'm glad you stopped by. Continue reading and you'll see a few more pictures of White Nights. This, my friends, is my favorite quilt. When I decided to build our king size bed, I knew I had no quilts big enough, so off I went to EQ. I wanted something bold and had several ideas floating around in my head. I used the Easy Draw block method to design one block. Yes, just one block. A unique 9" block". I wanted to make a black and white nine patch where four blocks meet. If you read about my Sassy Sister quilt, then you will see a resemblance to this block. This is actually the first on

Springy Irish Chain

It's finished! I've been working on this one since last fall. It has been lesson in patience. The hubby's favorite color is yellow and since I had few quilts that fit our king size bed, I thought it would be nice to make one for spring. Picture overload, sorry. I am so happy to have this done! And since I loosely followed Eleanor Burn's Irish chain pattern, this one won't be shipping off anywhere. I used the Calliope pantograph. It was a new one for me, and I did enjoy it. However, the quilt being 95 x 105, it took almost 13 bobbins of thread and nearly a whole spool. I love the backing as much as the front. It is Carrie Bloomston's Newsprint fabric by Windham. It wasn't without some

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