Studio Tour!

Melva, from Melva Loves Scraps, is hosting a Studio Hop.  Thanks, Melva, for giving me the impetus to get my studio cleaned up this week!  Be sure to follow the links and see other studios, too. I finally have my studio set up in the new house!  There are still a few things left, like … Continue reading Studio Tour!

Snowflake Shimmer QAL – Piecing

I was able to sneak in just a bit of work on this part of the piecing before heading off to vacation.  I'm back now, and everything is sorted, so I'm back to my studio.  (Yippee!) I did pretty well on most of these.  At one point I turned off my sewing machine for a … Continue reading Snowflake Shimmer QAL – Piecing


I've decided to join Angie at Gnome Angel ( on her Tula Pink City Sampler adventure.  I've followed Angie for a few years - she runs the Fussy Cutter's group on Facebook.  This is an Instagram sew along, so it is something a little new for me.  I consider myself to be an Instagram idiot … Continue reading #100DAYS100BLOCKS

The Big E – Contest Entry

Last year was my second time entering a quilt into a competition.  The first time was a loss, and it took me a while to get over it.  I'm fairly certain I entered it incorrectly and had my novice quilt judged against professional machine quilters.  Not that I'm bitter.  I did better at the Big … Continue reading The Big E – Contest Entry

Bursting with Blues Part 2

These blocks came together very quickly.  The technique is easy, but I don't think it leads to a lot of precision.  At least the way I did it. They need to be trimmed down to 9 1/2" rather than 10".  There are several spots where the pieces don't reach to the seam allowance.  That will … Continue reading Bursting with Blues Part 2

Bursting with Blues

In my constant quest to reduce my scrap pile, I hit on the brilliant idea of cutting charm squares to sell on Etsy.  I have to tell you, cutting seems to be the way to get my creative juices flowing.  I began with my blue bin, which was packed full and could accept no further … Continue reading Bursting with Blues

Snowflake Shimmer Fabric Cutting

My fabric is all cut out!  Isn't it pretty?  I decided to use the Michael Miller Cotton Couture line, and it has such a wonderful hand.  It is silky and soft, such a pleasure to work with. I can't wait to get to stitching these beauties together. Since I have no self control, I stitched … Continue reading Snowflake Shimmer Fabric Cutting