Design wall 7/4/16 

I have my latest string quilt still hanging on the wall. I got the last border put on and it’s ready to be quilted.

My next project has star blocks in it, so I have some of it cut out.

I had a couple of my quilts that needed the binding finished, so I got them done last week. The first one, I used one of the patterns from my book Sew,Slice, Spin and Sash.

This is the one made from Barb Eikmieir’s fabric line from Paintbrush studio. Here’s the link for the block.

Glad they’re both done.

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Design wall 6/20/16 another string quilt

Last week was a busy week quilting, so I didn’t work on this until last night. Since I had the squares all ready all I had to do was sew and cut them, which took maybe an hour. Now they are on the wall and ready to be sewn into rows. Quick and easy….so far.

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Design wall 6/6/16

Here’s a quick show of what’s on my wall today. It’s another string quilt that I’ve been playing around with.

All the blocks are sewn into rows and ready for the sashing strips. I’m tinkering around with adding a shadowed border on part of the quilt but haven’t quite decided if I will do that or not. For now it will have to wait on the wall until I get time to get back to it.

That’s it for my wall this week.


Design wall 5/2/16 Vintage shirting blocks complete

My design wall this week has my finished top from the blog hop. It’s hard to believe that all 4 blocks are the same pattern. Each block looks so different just by changing the placement of the colors. You can find the tutorial to make my block here or go to Barb’s site to find all the different blocks made from her line of vintage prints by Paintbrush Studio.


For the sashings, I wanted to use up the leftover fabric, so I made them scrappy using a triple sash along with 9 patches for the cornerstones. I am happy with the final outcome and hopefully I can get it quilted soon.

So that’s what is on my wall this week. To see what others are working on visit


Design wall 4/25/16 Vintage Shirting blocks

Last week I participated in the Vintage Shirting blog hop and I made 2 blocks for it. I like the blocks so I decided to make 2 more and I can put them all together to make a table topper. So here they are on my design wall.

I didn’t put any of the light blue in the last block but seeing them on the wall makes me wish I would’ve…….hmmm….might have to make another block…….maybe…..

Oh well, for now that’s my wall. To see more design walls check out


Blog hop

It’s started and of course as usual I seem to be running behind! So to get you caught up (and ME!) visit and sign up to win some great prizes.


Barb has posted her block and each day this week the rest of us will be posting ours. My day will be Friday the 22nd.

Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints Blog Hop Schedule:

Thursday 4/14: Blog Hop Introduction
Friday 4/15: Barb Eikmeier @Barb’s Favorites
Monday 4/18: Donna Lynn Thomas @DonnaLynnThomasQuilter
Tuesday 4/19: Kelly Ashton @KellyQuilter
Wednesday 4/20: Reeze Hanson @MorningGloryDesigns
Thursday 4/21: Sally Schneider @SallySchneider
 Friday 4/22: Theresa Ward @AlwaysQuilts
Leave me a comment this week letting me know that you signed up as well as any comment you have about the fabric, blocks or fun you’re having on the blog hop and I will choose a winner from all comments to receive an e-book of  “Sew, Slice Spin and Sash”(Martingale).
Hope you join in on the fun! Good luck!

Design wall 3/28/16 strings again

I have all the string blocks made that I need for my next string quilt up on the wall today.  I have a few of the small blocks sewn into bigger blocks but I took the picture prior to getting them made.

I didn’t get much  done with it over the weekend and with other obligations this week, I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to sew on it this week. We’ll see.

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2 UFO’s finished 

Woohoo! I can mark 2more UFO’s off my list. I quilted both of these a while back and finally finished the bindings today. It’s our pattern called Daydream. The quilts were made for a mystery class that Sharon and I taught several years ago. Funny thing is that I turned one of the pieced borders around (accidentally) and didn’t realize what I had done until it was pointed out by one of the ladies in the class.😳

After class I decided that I needed to make it the right way. I had enough of the turqoius fabrics to make another one, although I had to switch the placements of them. I didn’t have anymore of the background fabric so I used a different gray print. Although they look different, the center part is the same on both of them.

They are now both finished which is the main thing.

Tell me, Which one do you like? The one on the left or the one on the right?

I like them both especially now that they are done DONE! 👏🏻


Design wall 3/21/16 string blocks

I’m back once again covering my design wall with string blocks. These things can become addictive! I’m planning to make this quilt smaller than the last string quilt I made so it won’t use as many blocks. That’s good because I already have the next one planned.😊

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Strings and a new quilt top made.

Today  was National quilting day and I decided to spend the day sewing. I started out sewing strings together for a new string quilt I want to make. I was happily sewing strings until I couldn’t get to my strips easily……..

I decided not to disrupt Beau so I let him sleep. Strips can wait.

I decided to go through some fabric I had on the shelf and found a piece that I had bought years ago to make a Stack-n-whack quilt. Well, that quilt never got made and when I saw the date on the edge of the fabric I decided that it would NEVER get made.

Yep, If I haven’t made the quilt in 18 years………it’s not going to get made! So, I decided it was time to use that fabric in something else.  I chose to use one of the patterns from my book.

The pattern actually calls for 15 assorted strips but I decided to change it up a bit by using 3 sets of 5 colors. I also decided to time how long it took me to make the quilt top. So, start to finish, cutting to complete top was 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Well, that’s how I spent National quilting day. How’d you spend the day?