A few people have asked me to share how I made this handkerchief quilt. These are the steps I took. Washed and dried all the hankies to see if they would hold up Pressed the hankies well, then starched them with heavy spray starch. Spot treated a few hankies for stains. Then rewashed and starched … More How I made Aunt Susie’s handkerchief quilt
This week’s clue for the Bonnie Hunter on Ringo Lake mystery quilt, the pieced triangle unit, was not as difficult as I thought it might be. I have yet to trim them but it wasn’t that difficult to cut and piece this together. I enjoyed this unit very much. I had no intention of staying … More It’s Like a Mini Holiday Break!
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!