Design wall 2/8/16 Novelty Fun pattern

I didn’t make any progress with the blue and white rows last week. Guess it’s not crunch time yet! LOL!!

I picked up some cute cat fabric a while back, and I gave a friend a piece of orange fabric. Well, she found the perfect orange that she wanted so she returned the orange that I’d given her. That orange matched the orange cats in the cat print so I decided that I could use our Novelty Fun pattern and make a quick quilt while watching the Super Bowl. The pattern calls for one outside border and I got the 2 side ones put on before going to bed.

I’m thinking that I will add some green to pull out the green in the cat print. So I’ll be making a couple more borders.

The black is rather stark at this point, but once it’s quilted, the thread color in the quilting  will tame the black and it should look better. I hope anyway!! 😳

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Design wall 2/1/16 finishes 

Well, my design wall looks the same as last week. I’ve been looking at those blue and white rows and that’s it. Still undecided on what to do with them………

I figure since I can’t decide on the rows, I’ll get other things accomplished, so I quilted both my snowflake quilt and my deer quilt last week. Yea!! I can now mark them off my UFO list.😀

I also have my cougar quilt cut out and I’m ready to start sewing on it. I had to finish my mystery lock in quilt first, which I did, but can’t share it as it’s a secret.😎

I guess I had a pretty productive week last week. Hope I can get that much done this week! We’ll see………..

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Columbine pattern/snowflakes fabric

One of the quilts in my book “Sew,Slice,Spin and Sash”, is called Columbine. I’m so creative when it comes to giving names to patterns, NOT!!! Haha!! Anyway, I designed it using 2 of the same prints but with different background colors.

I had a couple of snowflake fabrics in my stash so I used the columbine pattern and made a snowflake quilt. I finally had time to get it on the machine and quilt it.

I quilted it with a cute mitten pattern.

I used a solid blue flannel for the back so that it would be nice and warm to snuggle up in on a cold winter night.

Now I need to finish the binding and call it done!!


Design wall 1/25/16 blue and white rows 

They’re back……….I had these on the wall several months ago but had to take them down when I started putting the Kansas row by row together.

 The challenge was to have them ready for our Feb guild meeting. Knowing that wasn’t going to happen, I took them down and figured someday I’d get back to them.

Well, lucky me, the due date got changed to our May meeting so I might be able to do something with it now and make the deadline. Yea!

Our Kansas quilts were shown at our Jan meeting. Here’s a final look at mine.

I’ve been working on my lock in mystery quilt and all I have left is to add the borders. It’s pretty wild but I love it! I’ll share it at a later date.

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Design wall 1/12/16

There’s nothing “on the wall” today, but I have been working on things. Maybe playing would be a better word to use 😀. I’ve been playing with the Accucutter. I sewed strips together and then laid them on the cutter and in minutes had them all cut into 2″ pieces.


All 200 of them. 👍

That was fun! Gee…..sounds like I need to get a life!!! Haha!! Anyway, that’s about all I can share at this point. The quilt is a mystery…….

I had a mysterious thing happen the other night. I was sewing the binding onto my Kansas row by row quilt and as I came to the end, I needed to backstich, so I reached up and hit the backstich button and all of a sudden my sewing machine took off like a bat out of h***!!!  Sewing right off the quilt and still going strong!!! I was like WHOA!!!!!

See where it ran off? It took a few seconds for me to react, so I just touched the same button that I had touched previously. Or so I thought………. It ended up that the button located just ABOVE the backstich button, makes the machine sew without using the foot petal. Hmm……never knew that………now I do! 😳. Apparently when I hit the backstich button I accidentally hit the auto button and having the machine set at the highest speed, well, there it went!! Full speed ahead!!!

Oh well, now I know what that button with the two round circles is for. It’s there to scare the **** out of you!

Happy sewing!

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Plans change……..😳

I planned on quilting customer quilts today but the old machine was acting up. It’s the machine with the IQ (computer) on it. I use it for pantographs. Anyway, I didn’t trust it enough to load someone else’s quilt on it  so I loaded my Kansas row by row and started quilting it. After lots of adjusting here and there, I finally got it back up to par and working like it should. Whew!  So, although I didn’t plan on quilting mine today, it’s done!  

I figured since it was a Kansas quilt I should quilt sunflowers on it, since that’s our state flower.  I love the way the quilted sunflowers matched up with the row of appliqued sunflowers. 


I made a scrappy back for it too, so I used up more fabric from my stash! Yea! 


Even though things didn’t go as planned today, it worked out because I needed to have my quilt quilted before my guild meeting next week. I sure hope tomorrow’s plan works out! 😀  but if not…..I’ll make the best of it.


Design wall 1/4/16 new year, new projects

My Kansas row by row quilt top is still on the wall. I pieced a scrappy back together for it, so it’s ready for quilting. I have a few customer quilts to get done before I can put it on the machine.

I cut out a new quilt last week and I’m anxious to get started on it.

Today I started cutting out my mystery lock in quilt. I decided to keep the green in there, since I know what the pattern looks like, I think it will be fine.

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