The quilt block shown is made from a pattern called "Garden of Hollyhocks" and is found in Norma Whaley's book "Sweet and Simple".

Friday, August 18, 2017

A Life of Plenty

I am back working on "A Life of Plenty".  It was a block of the month presented by Jenni from the Willow.  Below are the blocks I had finished.  I was encouraged by a fellow quilter to join the Facebook group that is working on the quilt.  Thus the reason for renewed interest.  This is as far as I am.

I discovered I had made an error in the width of the one flower block.  To solve the problem (rather than make a new one), I added a piece of a different fabric to each end.  If it bothers me too much down the road, I will work on an alternate solution.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Coxcomb and Hearts

Another flower block from Linda Brannock's pattern called "Flowers".  This one is titled "Coxcomb and Hearts.  Cathy from Big Lake Quilter should have her block posted today also.  We are moving along at a steady pace.  Lots of half square triangle units to make after the applique blocks are done.  We are enjoying working on the same pattern and giving encouragement to each other.

The color in the picture is showing a bit darker than the block actually is.

Thank you for the visit.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Flower Themed Swap

I participated in a flower themed prim style swap through a prim Facebook group.  I received a quilt from Bats Atwood that is cute as can be.  Cats, a mouse, and flowers.  The mouse is in the center of the log cabin block.  She also did a creative label for the back of the quilt.

I had Susan Somerset's name for the swap and made her the quilt shown below.  I posted a picture back in July after Susan received the quilt.  At that time, I explained that I used a block from a Liberty Gatherings patriotic themed pattern.  Several designers contributed a block design.  This particular block did not have the designer name on the pattern but I think it is Joined At the Hip.

I enjoyed participating in this swap and am pleased with the wall hanging I received.


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Linda Brannock's "Flowers" Block Three

Time to share block three for the "Flowers" quilt using Linda Brannock's pattern.  Cathy should also have her block posted today.

The pattern title is "Bromeliad".This is an unusual looking flower block.  Very prim in style.  The blocks are not all the same size but I don't think it will be hard to get everything to fit together once I have the half square triangles made.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, July 28, 2017

More Stonefields Blocks and An Old Project

I have had several more Stonefields blocks done but had not taken time to photograph them.  I am using a pattern by Susan Smith.  I have grouped the blocks by pattern design.

You get to see all the strings on my design wall along with the blocks.  The block with the lady was a panel print with different views of vintage Singer Sewing Machines.  I did not get the sewing machine into the block.  Normally I would not have purchased the fabric as it had gold metallic around the pictures but I was not going to be utilizing that part anyhow.

It is fun fussy cutting fabric for the block centers.

I have decided to make a second tulip block instead of another design I did not care for.  I have not done the stitching as of yet.

And last is a work in progress.  I made the blocks quite some time ago.  The pattern has a 2012 date but I am not sure just what year I worked on them.  This past week, I trimmed and sashed the blocks and added the black border fabric.  I am working on adding wool applique but none of it is stitched down yet.  There is some embroidery to do on the border and decisions as to what other elements I want to add.  I am using Lisa Bonjean's pattern "My Favorite Things".

Getting close to bedtime.  Thanks for stopping by and I love to read your comments.

Thursday, July 20, 2017


I made a set of blue and white placemats and hope to complete four more soon.  I used fabric from a line by Betsy Chutchian called "Rachel Remembered".  I measured a set of purchased placemats to come up with the size to make these.  The star blocks are four inches finished with half inch finished dark blue separating strips.  The placemats are thirteen by nineteen inches.

I have one mat flipped over so you can see the backing fabric.  I am going to take these as a donation to my husband's family reunion auction.

Two years ago, I made a set of four placemats in Liberty Gardens fabrics (an older line by Moda). Again, I have one flipped over so you can see the backing which is a Moda twill fabric.   These mats are wider.  I don't have the measurements available right now.  Fun to make.

I plan on sewing today.  Maybe on the second set of blue and white placemats.  I love the fabric line.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

My Dream Home

"My Dream Home" is the name the pattern I used to make a log house quilt.

The pattern can be found in Linda Brannock's book "Miss Jump's Favorites".  I completed the top (in fact, two tops with these same style house blocks) in 2008.  It had been hanging in the quilt closet ever since waiting to be quilted.  Mary Flynn machine quilted it for me recently using a Baptist Clamshell design.  I like it very much.  Thank you, Mary!

You can see this same house pattern in another quilt I completed in 2008.  It is called "Lone Cabin" and the pattern is by Gerry Kimmel and found in "Red Wagon Originals".  I have shown this on my blog previously.

The same log house pattern was used to make 16 placemats.  I kept four for myself and gifted in sets of four to three friends.  I used a fleece batting in the placemats and like how it gives them some firmness.

I think you get the idea that I like log cabins!