I really like making mug rugs! They’re such a great way to showcase some of my favorite fabrics and use my scraps. Plus it is nice to have something cheerful to set one’s cup of tea on. 🙂 Here are a few of my most recent rugs. These belong to various members of my familyContinue reading “More Mug Rugs”
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Showcasing a Sue Bonnet Sue Panel
Years ago I bought this really neat panel of a Sue Bonnet Sue fabric. I had set it aside knowing that some day I would figure out a way to showcase it. I liked the colors, the scene of each panel piece, and just the overall whimsical feel of it. So that was my startingContinue reading “Showcasing a Sue Bonnet Sue Panel”
Purple and Orange Quilt with the Kitty Cats
When I finished this extra colorful purple and orange quilt I was a little worried that it was just too much. I was surprised at how bold the colors were together and thought Oh Heavens to Betsy – What have I done?! So when my friend Sondra was getting ready to start the quilting, myContinue reading “Purple and Orange Quilt with the Kitty Cats”
Jungle Creatures Fabric – Can’t Get Enough of This Line!
So is anyone else in love with Amy Schimler’s new line of fabric, Jungle Creatures? I absolutely love it! The colors are vibrant and her designs are just too fun. I seem to love every line she does – I think it’s because her colors are great and her animal designs are always super cute.Continue reading “Jungle Creatures Fabric – Can’t Get Enough of This Line!”
Discovering Fat Quarter Bundles!
Believe it or not I only recently discovered Fat Quarter Bundles and the wonderful Fat Quarter on-line shop! I love being able to buy a whole fabric line but in a scaled down way. Here is one of the most recent Fat Quarter Bundles I played around with. Just a very simple block but IContinue reading “Discovering Fat Quarter Bundles!”
African Fabric Quilt
I just finished my African Fabric Quilt! This quilt was so fun to make for several different reasons. To start with, the fabrics used were Christmas gifts from my family. The African type fabrics were from Mike and Erica and I couldn’t wait to use them in a quilt. In addition, my brother and hisContinue reading “African Fabric Quilt”
Dog Lap Quilt – Just for Fun!
Sometimes you just need to snuggle up in a warm, soft dog quilt. I made this quilt using the dog fabrics from my stash – I’ve got a bunch! Then I decided to add a few black and white dog bones on top of it using just a simple raw edge applique technique. I reallyContinue reading “Dog Lap Quilt – Just for Fun!”
What to wear – maybe those rainbow I Dream of Jeannie pants, or maybe that tie dye shirt, or maybe those skinny jeans… so many options! Too bad the outfits are only 8 ” tall. Rats! Playing with Steam a Seam and fabric sure is fun! Even though I can’t draw worth beans, I canContinue reading “Outrageous Outfits!”
Playing with Something New
Mike and Erica found a really cool new yarn & fabric shop called A Verb for Keeping Warm. What a great place! As soon as you walk into their shop, all you see is color and texture. The colors of the yarns are all so rich and vibrant; it makes you just want to buyContinue reading “Playing with Something New”
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it.” Goethe If I apply that thought to quilting, it means experiment, have fun and just do it! That is most definitely my goal for 2014. One of the ways I intend on doing this is to tryContinue reading “Beginnings!”