Quilting the World

Last year for Christmas I finished a top for Kent that looks like the Earth from Space called Blue Marble. Kent and I are both cartographers or map makers so this quilt was especially fitting for me to make for him. I decided a while back that I would do contour or topographic lines and originally […]


Finish it up Friday

I have followed Crazy Mom Quilts for several years; Amanda Jean is one of my favorite quilt bloggers! For a long time I have been meaning to post some quilts for Finish it up Friday and am happy to say I was finally able to get organized enough to do so. Fittingly, my finish for today […]


BLOGGER’S QUILT FESTIVAL – SPRING 2015 – Original Design Quilts

It’s time for “Blogger’s Quilt Festival” again. Visit the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side and be inspired by all the amazing entries! Amy does a wonderful job of pulling all this together twice a year. Many thanks to Amy for all her hard work!!! I have followed the Blogger’s Quilt Festival for a while and always enjoy seeing […]


Quilting Year End Review – 2014

I thought I would do a quick recap of quilting projects started, worked on and completed in 2014. Quilts Finished in 2014 Quilt Tops Finished in 2014 Quilts Started in 2014 I usually don’t do New Years resolutions, but mine for 2015 will be to have more finishes than 2014. Speaking of the New Year […]

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Super Quilt Santa

Most years I don’t think about making any Christmas presents until it is too late in the year to start and commit to finishing. This year I went in the opposite direction and probably bit off a little more than I could chew. In the end, I took on not 1, but 3 new quilts […]


Wonky Safari Quilt goes to Charlotte

After much debating and encouragement by friends and family I finally entered one of my quilts in the Charlotte, North Carolina AQS show. I kept it under wraps for the most part not wanting to jinx my quilt. I was supposed to be notified on May 11th and when the day came and went and […]



A couple weeks ago I found some pins we bought at the Shaker Village Craft store many years ago. They are hand carved and painted birds with amazing detail. Specifically they are different types of woodpeckers. My husband, Kent, is a huge bird lover and his favorite of all are woodpeckers. We loved these little […]


Shopping out of your stash

It’s funny how you start out as a new quilter and it takes years to accumulate a stash. I remember when I started out seeing all my friend’s stash and thinking I would never catch up. Then a couple years later I turned around and realized I had a large stash; perhaps more than I […]


Quilting my Ls and Es

As you may know, my Mom and I recently went together and bought a quilting machine. We bought a sit down machine by APQS. Their sit down model is named George. I have been quilting my own quilts since I started quilting (didn’t know to be afraid of it). I feel like I do a […]


New and Different Things

So far this year a handful of projects have required me to try some new and different things. This wasn’t the result of some New Years resolution or plan on my part; it just came about that way. Although trying new things  can be challenging it is always good to stretch yourself a little. I […]