Sunday, September 30, 2012

Leaf Me Happy Blog Hop!!!

The Leaf Me Happy blog hop begins tomorrow!!!!
You don't want to miss it!!

Here's the schedule.

Monday 1

Tuesday 2

Wednesday 3

Thursday 4

Friday 5

Monday 8
Tuesday 9

Wednesday 10


Thursday, September 27, 2012


So, I've been sick since last Wednesday.
Not fun!!!
But, I'm almost all better.

Before I got sick, I had started quilting the center panel of my bright color quilt.
I got about a third of the center done.
I couldn't keep working on it because I ended up with a flu virus my son passed on to me.
I didn't quilt or sew on the weekend.
But, on Tuesday I started feeling better.
I looked at the quilting I had done, and I hated it.
I couldn't keep quilting it.
I really didn't like the way it looked on the quilt.
It was taking away from it, instead of enhancing it.
I struggled with what to do.

I decided to rip the quilting out.
This is very, very slow work.
 I have to be very careful not to damage the fabric.

I did quilt the rest of the blocks with a new quilt pattern.
As I remove the old quilting from a block, I quilt it with the new pattern.
It makes me feel like I'm getting ahead.
Here's the new quilting.

 I like this much better.
It's not perfect.
It's more organic!! LOL!!
That's how I will explain it anyways. LOL!!

So, that's what happening over here.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop!!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the Dots on Dots Blog Hop.
There has been so many wonderful blocks and projects shared.
Thanks to Corrie and Madame Samm for organizing this event.

I made the Japanese x and + block with my dots fabric.
It's a 10 inch finished block.

I didn't just make one block, but 16 blocks.
If you want to learn how to make this block, I have a tutorial in PDF format for you.

These are part of a bright family lap quilt that I'm making.
My brother and his wife just had their second baby on Saturday.
A beautiful little girl.
So, I made this quilt for all of them.
It will be big enough to cuddle Mommy, and baby and big sister.
And daddy too!!!!
It will be a fun quilt to lay on the floor and play on, or take on a picnic.

I was struggling with what kind of border to use.
Then last week I purchased the book Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci
That gave me the inspiration I needed.
I got three sides done in time for the blog hop.
Here is my quilt top in progress!!

The color words are all made of dotty fabric.
The black is a Kona cotton solid.

Well, I hope to have the quilt top done by the end of the week.

Don't forget to stop by the other blogs in todays hop.

September 18th
Mary Scharfenberg


Sunday, September 16, 2012

A few color blocks....

Hi everyone,

I finally got some sewing in last night.
I'm working on a baby quilt.
The center panel is done.
Now, I'm working on the border.
It's a color quilt.
The border is going to have the names of the colors found in the quilt.
Here are my first two words.

I'm doing the words using the free pieced technique found in this book.
Word Play Quilts: Easy Techniques from the UnRuly Quilter (That Patchwork Place)

It's a lot of fun to make these blocks.

Have you been following the Dots on Dots Blog Hop this week.
The full schedule is available at Quilt Taffy's Blog.
If you didn't check the first weeks participants, I would do that.
Some of them are having giveaways that you don't want to miss,
and the inspiration is tremendous!!!

This is this weeks schedule!

September 17th

September 18th
Mary Scharfenberg

September 19th

September 20th

September 21st 
 Rosemary B- that other blog

My day is Tuesday the 18th. 
So, don't forget to stop by.
I'm so thankful for these blog hops.
If it wasn't for them giving me a deadline to sew, I would probably not be doing much sewing.
I've been so busy.

I hope you have a nice day.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Dots on Dots Blog Hop begins today!!!

Hi everyone, 

The Dots on Dots Blog Hop Starts today!!

You don't want to miss it!!
Here are today's participants:

September 10th

I am participating in this hop too!!
But my day is next week!
A little preview of my blocks....

This is going to be a fun hop, with lots of inspiration!!
So, check it out.