Tuesday, July 27, 2021

It's a Guy Thing! Blog Hop


  It's A Guy Thing- Who says hunting and fishing are for guys anyway? 

Carol of Just Let Me Quilt is hosting this fun blog hop. Check out all the participants after my share!

I am using all fall colors for the upcoming hunting season for one of our cabin quilts. We don't have a cabin YET, but I'm still collecting things for it. And we will have hunting guests in our home again this year! 

I love having themed items all around!

  I played around with the color strip on the side of the focal fabric and chose to make a bed-sized quilt. I've yet to quilt it and testing a ome in-the-hoop quilting designs. I've been practicing so that this will turn out with a little less flaws than I would normally make. 

All of those cute animals on the light background print will make the backing for the quilt. Perfect for the huntsmen in my tribe!

thanks for joining me! Now go check out everyone else!


                                                  July 26 

Creatin' in the Sticks

Storied Quilts

Quilted Delights

Samelia's Mum

Vroomans Quilts

Karen's Korner


July 27




Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel


Words & Stitches

Days Filled With Joy


July 28


Ms P Designs USA


Lianne Makes Stuff

For The Love Of Geese

Domestic Felicity


July 29



That Fabric Feeling

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Quilt Schmilt

The Colorful Fabriholic

Songbird Designs

 July 30

Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Fabrication

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Patchouli Moon Studio

Food for Thought

Monday, July 26, 2021

Quilt Journal - Butterfly Churn Dash

 The Churn Dash has gone by other names such as the Broken Plate, Monkey Wrench, Hole in the Barn Door & Shoo Fly. There are many other names published since early 1800 to the mid 1800's and it is so fun to research back to find bits of information about the quilt blocks and the woment that sewed them.

This one was made with a gorgeous butterfly print with a tiny bit of shimmer in it. It was most likely made in 2015 and finished in February of 2016. The binding was created with the same butterfly fabrics - finished out as a twin or toddler bed size. 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Crown Royal Quilts - A Quilting Journal


TONY’S CROWN ROYAL QUILT – started maybe sometime in 2014 and completed in JANUARY 2016 (made while in Spencer, WV & St. Leonard, MD)

Pattern: Wedding Ring Quilt (I'm not certain of the extact name but "Sarah" comes to mind)

Quilted by Macel Bowe of Peniel WV

Aftern many years of not creating and sewing, I started taking interest in a quilting again when my husband bought an antique quilting frame in Morgantown, WV. I joined a local Quilting Bees group at the Roane County COA sometime in 2014. This is the pattern chosen for a "quilt and share". I used the Crown Royal bags sparsely because Tony wanted a quilt made of them. For a true "first" quilt, this seemed a pretty difficult pattern because I had no knowledge of 1/4" seams, squaring up blocks...you know...Just the basics was totally foreign to me. I'm still glad I attempted it because it gave me confidence to continue.

Has anyone besides myself noticed that those Crown Royal bags are now made with an inferior type of fabric? When cut, they fray and unravel in an ugly mess. I'll be checking my stash for the older type for any future projects.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Quilting Journal - Little Sam

 Farmer Sam – made for my nephew, Cody – around 1995 (made in Cottageville, WV)

I was a very new quilter, this isn’t really a quilt so much as a blanket. I hand stitched a blanket stitch around the little boy and the very wide border. Not knowing much about 'quilting', I used yarn to knot the quilt. Photo was taken in 2020. This quilt probably needs a label on it. I'm certain I was not signing any blankets or quilts back then.


I've taken my cue to seriously document my quilts and my attempts to quilt from Pat Sloan. She is gathering her quilts for documentation and dispersing those she is willing to part with. As I've given many away already, I will not have updated photos or great photography. I was hoping to have a record of my own and this is a challenge I really think I can commit myself to. When or if I do find I have a new photo opportunity with each quilt, I'll share that too. 

If anyone knows this little boy's true pattern name, let know :)

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Glamper Camper Sewing Studio

 Whilst having my very own room in my 5th wheel camper to devote strictly to a sewing studio, it is still quite crowed to lay out blocks to stitch together and to lay out a full size quilt to pin baste.

As you can tell, it appears that there may be enough room to pin baste on the floor in the sitting room area. I used to do that. Now I have a pet that roams all through the area and I wish not to place my beautiful work in dog hair and the bits of dirt she brings into the camper.
But she is so cute. Right?

Here is a sneak peak of what my Glamper Sewing Studio looks like on most days. I'm squeezed in there and enjoy this space so much! Lots of light fill the room from the four surrounding windows. Fantastic.

But tell me, where do you go to do the biggest parts of your quilting preparations?

Last, here is another sneak peak of what I am currently working on! Sewing down the scrap basket!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Fairy Tale Blog Hop ~ The Magical Unicorn

It's Day 3 of the fabulous Fairy Tales Blog Hop hosted by the wonderful Joan of MooseStash Quilting. She has a fantastic group of quilty-minded friends lined up for this fun-filled blog hop. Find them all listed below! You'll want to visit each one!

Every little girl loves Fairy Tales - Every little girl falls in love with Unicorns at sometime in her life. OH! the stirrings of imagination! Castles, princesses & magical creatures! So a unicorn is a must for the wee-one in my life!

With thoughts of my Rainbow-loving, magical Grand-daughter in mind, I wanted to create something to celebrate her excitement. 

I created my own take on the pattern - Reverse Applique Unicorn Quilt Tutorial from We All Sew At Bernina. You can find the original pattern at the link. Instead of reverse applique, I chose to go with a raw edge, whole cloth version. Using "Nightlife" by Chong-aHwang for Timeless Treasures Fabrics as the color foundation made this a fun project. It went together quickly for a sweet summer blanket!

*Note that some may be able to help me out with-- I tried out some metallic threads in the quilting to add Sparkle to the unicorn. The thread broke quite a bit....wrong needle, set tension????    

And on another side note, I believe I’ll use a cheaper machine to use the metallic threads as I found lots of tiny metal shavings off the thread in my Bernina while cleaning g it after quilting was complete. Probably not good for the internals. 

Leave me some tips or suggestions in the comments for a chance to win some left over project charms of "Nightlife". Follow my Blog for an additional entry! Winner will be chosen at random on the last day of the blog hop. Good Luck! 

Random Generator Selector : COMMENTER # 13 out of 26 (plus followers) was selected. Congratulations Lee of The Butler Did It! Please contact me with your mailing information by Monday June 28th or another random selection will be made. Thanks everyone for visiting my stop in the Fairy Tale Blog Hop.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Photo for the Day #12 - UFOs

 I'm wanting to start new things. The projects in progress are piling up and I still enjoy them enough to want to complete them instead of giving them to a charity. I think a new rule for myself should be to complete at least Two UFOs for each project I start. We'll see how that works :) This is a pretty old photo, but those UFO totes are still sitting there.