Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mystery Quilt Revealed

Thursday was the big Mystery Quilt Reveal.  I'm so excited.  I have all of my sections sewn together.  The rest of the instructions included sashing and setting of the quilt.  

My section.  I love the colors and what I really love is that all the fabric came from my stash.  Hard to believe I could dig up the fabric as I usually buy small pieces or fat quarters unless I really love the fabric or it's a great deal.  Some of these must have been that.

And here is Jean's finished quilt....  

Sunday, November 4, 2018

New Clues

There were 2 new clues for the Mystery Quilt I am working on.  They are done!

Next week is the big reveal and I'm excited to see what I have been working on!

This past week was the Annual Wings Of Hope, Women Helping Women dinner.  These are the potholders we had been working on.

I used a charm pack called "Mixology" by Studio M for Moda Fabrics.  I also used fabrics I had leftover from other projects and made some from those. Patti ordered fabric from Spoonflower that had the Wings Of Hope logo. We used that as the center.  Hope the ladies like them.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

All Day, Get Away

This past Saturday I was at an "All Day, Get Away" sewing day.  It was a fundraiser for a Relay For Life group.  What a fun day!  I worked on my clues for a Mystery Quilt being done by Jean through our local quilt shop, "Cut Up And Quilt".  

My fabrics

Clues #1 and #2

Clues #3 and #4

Clues #5, #6, and #9

The next clue comes out this Thursday, I'm pretty excited to see what we do next!

Monday, October 22, 2018


I recently went on a retreat with friends to a new location, The Farmhouse.  Such a nice place.  

It was raining when I arrived but I got a picture of it through the windshield. And here is the inside.
The Kitchen

The dining area where we set up sewing.

The playroom where we set up pressing and cutting stations.

The living room where we also set up a cutting station.  To the right is our design wall.  And we also took our meals here.

I didn't get a picture of the bedrooms, but there were 4 with enough beds for us all.  We had a wonderful time.

And a beautiful sunset our last night at the Farm House.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Exchange Blocks

My Exchange blocks are done!  They are a surprise, so will take a picture and will post it after they have been gifted.  I love how they turned out.  The pattern came from this book, "Sampler Quilt Blocks" by Amanda Weatherill.   

She blogs at "The Patchsmith" and I've included links for you.  Lots of cute mug rug designs and sampler blocks.  

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Busy, Busy, Sick, Busy

I have been busy, busy, sick, busy.  There was a sewing for Wings Of Hope, a Retreat, a cold, and exchange blocks happening.  Whew!  

I have all of my Wings Of Hope gifts ready to add batting and quilt.  I have a Retreat coming up so I am planning on quilting them at that time.

I did Retreat last weekend at Log Cabin Quilt Shop.  It was also Exira's Fall Festival.  We headed over to the Community Center for the Quilt Show and also checked out the vendors at the Craft Mall.  All around town were scarecrows and pumpkins and cornstalks.  Perfect Fall decorations.  This guy was in front of the quilt shop.

I just had to have my picture taken with him!

 I caught a small cold this past week, but am pretty well over it now.  

Next up are exchange blocks I'm working on for my next Retreat.  I'll show those later, after the Retreat. They're a secret.  Shhhhhh...

Monday, September 17, 2018

Good Weekend

I hope everyone had a good weekend.  They go by so fast and I know it's because I'm trying to cram so much into those 2 days.  

Froze some apples from our Honey Crisp tree.  We planted the tree a few years ago and this is the first crop we have had.  

I also finished up this little candle mat.  I had about 20 minutes worth of hand sewing to do and I don't know why it's taken me this long to finish it.  But it's done!

Have a happy Monday!