Tag Archives: quilting

Dust Off A Book Blog Hop

I have followed the Dust Off A Book Blog Hop in the past, not as a participant, but as an interested observer.  I really enjoyed the hop and all the fun projects.

This year, I am participating! I thought this was my first blog hop, but I found one that I did back in 2017, so this is my second blog hop. The previous blog hop was Coastal Mist, and there is a link to a free download for that project for Electric Quilt users.

My day is March 9th, but in the meantime, here is the lineup. Check them all out and get inspired to dust off a quilt book and make something!

March 6th

Quilting at the Farm

Lemon Tree Snippets

Creatin in the sticks

Natalie (on Beaquilter)

March 7th

Quilting Gail

Thrift Shop Commando

High Road Quilter


The Morning Latte

March 8th

Kathleen McMusing

Words & Stitches

Isabella’s Whimsy

DesertSky Quilting

March 9th

LC’s Cottage (me!)

Cynthia’s Ark

Ms P Designs USA

Just Let Me Quilt

March 10th


Karrin’s Crazy World

Quilting Patchwork Applique

Julie’s Quilts and Costumes

Have fun and carry on!

October 2022 OMG Update and a Sneak Peak

October 365 Challenge blocks are completed!

365 Challenge

January completed blocks.

February completed blocks.

March completed blocks.

April completed blocks.

May completed blocks.

June completed blocks.

July completed blocks.

August completed blocks.

September completed blocks.

Here is a sneak peak at what else I am working on:

Christmas Lone Star

Christmas Lone Star

Christmas Lone Star

I am linking up with One Monthly Goal over at Elm Street Quilts. Click on over there and be inspired!

Quilt On!

Christmas in July Challenge Update

Christmas Lone Star

Last week, I completed the free motion quilting in the diamonds of the Christmas Lone Star.

Christmas Lone Star

This week, I free motion quilted a simple up and down line design in the red sashing.

Christmas Lone Star

You can see the texture on the back of the quilt.

I have to admit, it does feel nice to be moving this old UFO forward.

Christmas Lone Star

Christmas in July has also motivated me to work on gifts.

Hexagon Table Topper

I have seven hexagon table toppers (or placemats, if you like) sewn together. I talked about this pattern in my previous post.

I am feeling pretty smart finally using up some very old fabric to make these cute toppers.

In keeping with the use-it-up theme, my next goal is to pull some scrap batting out of a large overflowing tub and piece some frankenbatts for these. If I have time, I will find some backings, too.

Hexagon Table Topper

I am linking up with Kathy over here. You might want to visit, and be encouraged to get your Christmas projects moving!

Quilt On!

MOD Bear Paw QAL Finished

Back in October 2016, Lorna, at Sew Fresh Quilts, designed and hosted the MOD Bear Paw QAL.  I fell in love with her quilt, and had to have it, so I joined in the fun.

I am happy to say that I have finally finished the quilt!

Here it is after finishing the quilting:

Bear Paw QAL

Bear Paw QAL

Bear Paw QAL

And here it is after sewing on the binding today:

Bear Paw QAL

Bear Paw QAL

For more photos, and Lorna’s QAL, simply click on the following links:

MOD Bear Paw QAL Part One

MOD Bear Paw QAL Part Two

MOD Bear Paw QAL Part Three

I am so happy to say that most of the snow is now gone, and look what has replaced it!



January OMG 2019

A new year, a fresh start.  It feels good to begin anew.

I am not making big goals for this year.  No new resolutions that I may keep for a couple of months and then leave by the wayside.

I am keeping it simple.

I want to walk on the beach in the sunshine.

I want to read more; especially His Word, as I have let that slide.

And for January’s OMG (One Monthly Goal), I want to work on the Leavenworth quilt.

I blogged my virtual play time with the Leavenworth Nine Patch block back in January 2013 here and here.

Leavenworth Nine Patch BB

*You can also find those blog posts by clicking on the Quilt Blocks tab at the top of my blog.

Sometime after that, I actually worked up one of my design ideas into a quilt top and pin basted it. I showed it on March 27, 2015.

Leavenworth NinePatch

So my goal for the month is to machine stitch in the ditch so that the quilt layers will be stabilized and I can remove the pins (and thus lighten some of the weight).  The quilt is approximately  74″ x 88″, so it is a large size for machine quilting on a domestic machine.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Check out what others have chosen to work on this month; it can be very inspiring and motivating!