I was hoping this week’s clue would be something I’m familiar with like a half-square triangle block or a 4 patch. But, no, it’s the diamond in a rectangle for the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt – On Ringo Lake using more coral. I’m so determined not to have to purchase any fabric for this quilt … More Will I Regret the Orange Polkadot Batik?
I wasn’t going to do it. Nope. Just wasn’t. Last year, my sister and I did our first Bonnie Hunter quilt En Provence. It was a great challenge and we both surprised ourselves with what we could accomplish. This year, Bonnie’s colors didn’t inspire me. Yet, what else was I going to do with this … More On Ringo Lake, Overcoming My Fear of Flying Geese
This is a quilt I never would have made if I had seen the pattern first. I decided to do this because I had a few fabrics I felt matched Bonnie Hunter’s color palette, the lavender purples and blues, greens, and neutrals. The magenta was to be purchased. It was the only fabric that I … More My En Provence Mystery Quilt 2017 Finish
It all started with a basket full of scraps. I had a lot of reds and pinks and Valentine’s Day was coming. It was 2016 and I was just determined to use up my scraps that year (update – to no avail, my scrap basket is just as full in 2017 as it was in … More My First Gig Teaching a Quilting Class
It has been three weeks without sewing! My little sewing room had to be converted back into a bedroom to accommodate my daughter’s visit for Christmas. She lives in Denver and deserved a real bed. This meant that the entire room had to be emptied of all my sewing supplies, machines and fabric. In no … More A Glorious Day of Sewing after 3 Weeks Off!
It is a cold and windy day in Michigan today. With the busy season upon us it was my delight to be able to stay home and sew the week 3 four patches today. I had so much trouble finding enough of the light purple or lavender from my stash and scraps. But I did … More En Provence Week 3
It is quiet and I should be decorating or baking or wrapping presents. And, yet, I find myself sneaking in a little sewing in between the nearly finished log cabin and the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. This is the start of Ruby, Pearl and Opal quilt by Corey Yoder found on the Moda Bake Shop … More Shhh! No sneaking going on here!