Thursday, October 12, 2017


My sewing machine is in the repair shop and has been for several weeks. But I'm still stitching.


P.S. This is a pattern from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery called Sweet as Pie. I mean, it's pie. How could I not? #weeatalotofpie

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Creativity is contagious

My fifteen year old daughter is cool. The other night she wanted to drive up the road to photograph flowers near sunset. Cosmos are beautiful. But pink cosmos, at sunset, with gorgeous mountains as a backdrop, perfect weather and a stunning blue sky? That was alright.  But jumping in the car to chase a creative endeavor with my kid? The BEST.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

A scrappy trip around the world quilt beginning

Back in 2013, I made my first scrappy Trip Around the World quilt which, as it turns out, I never fulled shared here. I remember liking the clever way the blocks were made and recently decided to make another one. This time with mostly navy prints and one bright pink, yellow, orange or white fabric in each block. I love the overall effect and look forward to completing this one.

Have you ever made one?  I used this tutorial.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Catch up of happenings

Over the last weeks and months I've:  Done yoga on the boat dock. Spent a weekend with friends sewing. Watched the sunflowers bloom and fade. Spent lots of time as a passenger in the car with my youngest as she logs hours behind the wheel. Filled the hummingbird feeders more times than I can remember. Tried to walk my stubborn dog every single day even though at some point this summer she has decided she no longer wants to go on daily walks. Watched the total solar eclipse. Made (and ate) lots of pie. Finally took my sewing machine to be properly serviced. Dropped my oldest off at college. Gulp.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

My obsession with zinnias

I grow zinnias every summer. I love that they grow like crazy without any special attention. They flower all summer and keep in a vase for weeks. I'm especially obsessed with how as the blossom ages, the color fades in the most beautiful ombre fashion. I tend to take a billion photos of my zinnias each year, as evidenced by the screen shot of my camera roll above. This year I decided to extend my obsession to fabric and thread. A zinnia quilt!


P.S. Zinnia quilt block pattern is by Lori Holt.

Friday, September 1, 2017

September Moda Skill Builder Blocks

Can you spot the September additions to my quilt? You might know that each month since February I've been making blocks as part of a quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop. You can find the free pattern (here's a kit!) and video tutorials on the first of each month from Fat Quarter Shop.

I made the five Starburst quilt blocks for this month. And, guess what? I only have October's blocks left to make and then November is dedicated to assembling the quilt!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A few more quilts for sale

A few weeks ago I posted a few quilts for sale and said that I planned to post several more the following week. Well, a few weeks have past and I realized that what was holding me up was photographing them all. So, instead of dragging my feet on that any more, I've opted to pull the original photos and use them instead of new photos. Sheesh. It takes me awhile sometimes to have a light bulb moment. Unfortunately, it means some photos are better than the others but onward and upward, I say! Like, let's get this show on the road already, Dana! Like, use what you've got and let's get these quilts for sale already!  I've updated the original quilts for sale post and you can click HERE to see what is still available. Below are the added ones to the sale.

I'm calling the above quilt, "Nothing but Scraps" and it measures 66" x 80". It's 100% cotton and you can run this through the washing machine and dryer. $300 plus shipping and insurance.

The above three photos feature the quilt "Mountains" which measures 60" x 60". It too is 100% cotton. Machine wash and tumble dry. $300 plus shipping and insurance.

The above quilt is "36 Patch Scrap Quilt" and measures 70" x 70". 100% cotton. Machine wash and dry. $200 plus shipping and insurance.

This "Orange and Navy Patchwork" measures 70" x 74.5". 100% cotton. Can you guess the next part?  Yep... machine wash and tumble dry. $300 plus shipping and insurance.

Finally, this "Patchwork with the Vintage Sheet Patchwork Backing" measures 77.5" x 85.5". This one is not 100% cotton as the vintage sheets on the backing have a bit of polyester in them. Which makes the backing soft and cool to the touch. Machine wash and tumble dry. $200 plus shipping and insurance.

I said:

Thank you for taking a look. I'm constantly making quilts. It's what I love to do. I've never made a quilt I didn't      love and it will pain me just a little to send these off to new owners. However, these (plus the others I will post  in the coming week) have been stacked up in the I'm-going-to-sell-some-quilts-so-momma-can-keep-making-  more pile for several months and my family hasn't missed them. Fingers crossed you find something you like.

And it bears repeating because I really do thank you for looking at a few quilts for sale. Knowing that MY quilts may end up in YOUR home really does make the thought of parting with them bearable. If you are interested in any of them and have questions, please don't hesitate to ask by sending me an email by clicking on the red email link over on the right hand sidebar.