Geese That Wander Are Not Lost

I can’t believe it’s May. I’m almost to the end of my year of stash quilting! For this month’s project, I extended my wandering geese squares into long strips.  As the strip progresses the geese separate. I created two strips which wander in opposite directions.  I thought it looked too plain when the two were […]

April Quilt – Seeing Spots

This month I used another fabric that I couldn’t bear to cut up.  This fun dotted print is so bright and cheerful! I think whole cloth quilts are finally out of my system.  At least for the time being!  Next month I promise to try something more complicated. This table runner only took 5 hours […]

Mom’s Potato Salad

This is my favorite potato salad recipe.  Don’t let the combination of pickle juice and mayo scare you, it’s actually quite good. For this recipe you’ll need: 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes 2 large sour dill pickles, chopped 1/2 cup juice from the pickle jar 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Put […]

Getting Scrap Done

I took a break from hand quilting to clean up my scrap pile. A few weeks ago I sorted through my stash and pulled out any scraps that were smaller than 6″x6″.  Anything smaller than 2.5″ was thrown away unless it was a longish strip at least 1.5″ wide. I decided to stick with squares […]

Whiskey Sour

A little sour, a little sweet, and a lot of whiskey. What’s not to like? For this recipe you’ll need: 2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey (use something that’s good quality, but you don’t need to break out your most expensive bottle for this cocktail) 1/2 ounce lemon juice 1 teaspoon sugar ice 1 candied […]

What Does the Fox Say?

I’ve been singing this song all day. I’m working on a new red & white quilt.  This is my first attempt at designing an applique quilt so I have my fingers crossed that it will turn out OK!   I’m entering this design into a Red & White Quilt Design Challenge on SewCalGal.  Check out the […]

Halloween in …. February???

The sewing binge continues! I finally finished my October quilting project.  I just love this orange and black table runner.  The front is a triangle pattern and the back is crazy squares.  Only 4 months late (or 8 months early)!   What do you think? I discovered my procrastination point – quilting.  I like hand […]