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Mugs Pillows

Opening My Shop

The Pandemic of 2020 hit the world stage in January and progressively became worse. It seemed as though the entire world was almost at a stand still. Most people were doing their very best to keep themselves and others safe. We wore masks, stayed home, didn’t visit family and found …

Wedding Quotes
Wedding Keepsakes

Keepsake Wedding Gift

Some great friends were planning their wedding.  I thought how great it would be to give them a keepsake quilt for their wedding present.  Then I discovered Spoonflower and was able to design a center for the quilt that had their names and “All You Need Is Love” in the center.   I also designed another fabric with a silhouette of a bride and groom in white, then added some very sweet love poems and quotes to the block. In addition I added some little squares for a touch of vintage flair.  The couple was delighted with their gift and it was such a fun project that I decided to share it with you.  

Poked finger bleeding

OMG I’m Bleeding On My Project

OMG blood on my project

I’m nearly finished with my last project a beautiful gift for a couple that are getting married next month.  When all of a sudden I poke myself, Nooooo.

A spot of blood on my almost finished project.  Remain calm is the first step.  Then proceed as follows:

  1. Take some cold water and get only the spot of blood wet.
  2. Pour about a tablespoon of salt right onto the blood spot.
  3. Grab a toothbrush that you do not use on your teeth (I have one in my laundry room at all times) and brush with additional cold water for approximately one minute.
  4. The spot should be gone completely so you can continue with your project once you’ve stopped bleeding.

Happy quilting 🙂

Pre-cut fabric

PreCut Scraps

Every quilter I know has a bounty of left over pieces that are too large to get rid of, but also can be be very hard to organize. After each quilt I take the left over fabric and cut to different sizes like tiny squares, triangles, even larger squares. I …


Quilt As You Go

I’ve just finished my first “quilt as you go” and I must say that I am not a huge fan of the process.  It was quite easy to quilt each block and I was able to make sure that all the blocks were the same size.

I am not completely happy with the “no sash” effect because the back of the quilt still must be hand stitched.  This was time consuming and doesn’t have the smooth blanket look that I really love.

Quilt As You Go
These were blocks getting ready to be quilted

I may try the sashed approach, but I believe that the look I prefer is a one piece back with quilting through to the front.  It might be a struggle to move large quilts through my machine, but with patience I feel that the end result is something I’m much happier with.