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 […]

March Quilting Project – Poppies

I loved the way the large-scale floral worked in my January project but it was time to get serious about burning through some yardage. This poppy print is so cheery and spring-like.  It had to remain whole.  I thought it would look great on my dining room table. I trimmed and squared the floral fabric. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Extreme Makeover – Pincushion Edition

How I Went From Frumpy to Fabulous in Fifty Minutes I stumbled across some extra felt in my fabric stash.  Giddy from all the cute projects on Pinterest I decided I needed a new pincushion made of felt. Warning – going on the line to read stuff on the interweb leads to side projects that […]


To keep or not to keep? My monthly quilting extravaganza is generating a lot of scraps.  At first I didn’t feel bad about throwing the scraps away since I’m trying to GET RID of fabric, thank you very much. But then I started reading on the interweb.  Nothing good can come of that, right?  First […]