Monday, July 21, 2014


On July 7th I set a goal of having "Everything But The Kitchen Sink" quilted and the binding on.  I did get that done but I didn't set a new goal last week.  So I need to set a new goal for this week.

This week I plan on quilting and getting the binding on Nicki's quilt.  I seem to get stuck and I really wanted to start a new project.  Which I did end up doing.

I bought a new pattern on our Shop Trip called "Moondance" by Villa Rosa Designs.  I had some fabric in my stash that has been drawing it to me for a couple of months now.  So I'm thinking I need to get something made up and donated to Quilts From The Bluffs.

The Pattern

The Fabric
It's going together very fast.  I need these fast projects to help me feel I am getting something done.

Road Trip!

This past Saturday quilt friends and I took a Road Trip to Hamilton, MO. to Missouri Star Quilt Company.  What a great day!  My Friend Rachel took these pictures.  I was so overwhelmed by fabric, I didn't even think about pictures.

The Main Store.
 There are different stores located in the town that house different kinds of fabrics.  There was a Seasonal Store,  a Solids and Blenders Store and a store full of Reproduction fabrics.  And they will soon be opening a Batik Store.
The Crew
We also found out that J. C. Penney's boyhood home is located here.  

(I did take this picture.)

If you ever get a chance to go to Hamilton, MO, do it!  You'll be glad you did.

Friday, July 18, 2014

As Promised

As promised, pictures of "Everything But The Kitchen Sink".  It's a free pattern from RJR Fabrics.  The only change I made was to frame my star blocks with more reproduction fabrics vs using the white called for in the pattern.

It was a little windy, but I did get a picture!

Close up of the quilting.  Jeanine of "Threads of Faith" longarm quilting services, quilted this for me. 
So glad to have this one done! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014


The grandchildren and their parents came to visit this past weekend and we had so much fun!

My grandson loves trains and Lauritzen Gardens was part of Railroad Day.  We saw model trains, real trains and small running trains that the children could ride.

My grandsons favorite train.
 We also had corn on the cob.  My granddaughter learned how to husk corn this weekend.  Very intent, but a big help.  It's one of her new favorite foods.
Best helper.

Even with family here, I finished "Everything But The Kitchen Sink" and I am planning on taking a picture today and will share more on that later.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cutting And Sewing

I had a great time with Jean yesterday, cutting and sewing.  Also a little chit chatting.  I got my magazine autographed. :-)

Jean had a quilt she designed in "McCall's Quick Quilts" August/September 2014 issue.  It's her third time being published!  I'm so excited for her.  You can also find other patterns by her at Craftsy.

Jean did lots of sewing and I did lots of cutting.  I have all my half square triangles cut for "Hard Tack and Coffee"   Each bag has 40 HST and I have one package (on the left) of blocks that are ready to sew.  Today I want to finish getting the bags of blocks all cut and ready to sew.  Then I can just grab a bag of 10 blocks and start sewing!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Little Projects

I was checking for a fabric and I found this fabric.

Notice that the little hearts are off.  I think I bought this fabric to use for making a rug.  It's really a nice weight of fabric and cut up, it would have been fine in a rug.

But I ended up making a curtain for the basement.  My husband became a Master Gardener and was experimenting with starting his own seeds.  He needed a curtain to block out some of the light so I made this.  So another little project, done.

Monday, July 7, 2014


So I decided to have a quilting goal for this week.  My plan is to quilt and bind "Everything But The Kitchen Sink." I need to get a big project off the list.

I also plan on cutting out some of the green and orange strips I need to make 4-patch blocks for Celtic Solstice, strips for HST blocks for "Hard Tack And Coffee", and some 10 inch squares for playing with the HST technique shown in "Disappearing Hourglass" quilt.

I'll let you know at the end of the week if my goals were too lofty. I really do need to figure out my limits...