Archive for the 'quilting/sewing' Category



Sugarplums Last blocks and border

Published on November 4, 2012

Ok, so this is VERY late. Sometimes the best plans are well…they just don’t happen. Here is the top of the quilt all put together. Please click on the picture to get a bigger view. This month you’ll get the house block, the tiny star block, the strip above the snowman, the embroidered “Happy Christmas” […]


Sugarplums Block 6

Published on July 13, 2012

Well my oh my, here we are at month number 6. This month a trio of packages have arrived. They are wrapped with lovely big bows – please no shakin’ allowed! With this block you may have noticed that I changed the layout of the quilt just a wee bit, but it really won’t affect […]


Winner of Kay’s book!

Published on June 16, 2012

The winner of Kay Mackenzie’s Scrap Appliqué Playground: Kathy LancasterCongratulations!!!Thanks to everyone for taking time to stop by and leave a comment. I hope you all had a great time!  


Book-A-Round – Scrap Applique Playground (win a copy for yourself!)

Published on June 14, 2012

Hi everyone! My friend Kay Mackenzie recently released a new book, Scrap-Applique Playground and asked if I’d join her Book-A-Round. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun this latest title is. Just as the name implies, it’s all about scraps. The idea – you can sew scraps together to make your own, individually […]


Sugarplums Block 5

Published on June 10, 2012

We’re off to the forest with block 5. It features a tree trimmed in rick-rack and two little squirrels. Even though the squirrels in my block just have their paws out, I thought maybe they could be carrying something – a little present, maybe an acorn, whatever you’d like. A little note…someone asked about what […]


Sugarplums Block 4

Published on May 11, 2012

Block 4 is now available and it’s bear-y cute – polar bears with snuggly scarves. Here’s the quilt so far. Maizie Jenkins and the Tuesday Treadlers have yet another tale to tell. To purchase this months installment, woosh on over to Terry’s website and get both the Tales of the Quilt Shop and block 4 […]


Sugarplums Block 3 (A trio)

Published on April 13, 2012

It’s that time again! YEAH! Here’s block 3 – or should I say month 3 has 3 blocks! You get to work on a row of holly, a yummy candy cane and a chubby little cardinal sitting on a fence post. The story continues with Maizie Jenkins and the Tuesday Treadlers! To purchase this months […]


Sugarplums Block 2

Published on March 9, 2012

Our schedule has changed just a little bit in that we are going to be posting new blocks on the 2nd Friday of the month. Like I mentioned last time we are still working things out. Here’s block 2 – this time it’s a little snowman on a hill of polka dots. He’s sportin’ a […]


No-sew Home canvas

Published on February 29, 2012

Today I’ve written a guest post over at Sew WE Quilt and I wanted to write a companion post to include a project for those who don’t sew. I used fabric for this, but you could also use scrapbook paper or any kind of paper that you had on hand. You will need: – 8×10 […]


Sugarplums meet Tales of the Quilt Shop

Published on February 3, 2012

I’m SO excited to announce a new project! I’ve teamed up with author Terri Thayer, actually she’s the one that approached me with the project over a year ago. She’s writing an 8 month series of stories, Tales of the Quilt Shop and I’m creating an applique project to go along with it called Sugarplums. […]


Field Guide to Fabric Design (book)

Published on October 15, 2011

Every year there’s a large quilt show in Santa Clara – Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF). I was able to go yesterday and in between looking at all the amazing quilts (took only a couple hundred photos), I did a little looking at some of the vendors that were there – after all, what is […]


Bunny Hill free block-of-the-month

Published on June 1, 2011

I believe this is the 3rd year in a row Anne Sutton, Bunny Hill Designs, has done a free block-of-the-month pattern. I think at the beginning of the year (or around there) she puts out the first free pattern, then once the year is over, the patterns aren’t free anymore, you have purchase them – […]


To the World quilt pattern

Published on May 7, 2011

I’m really excited! I FINALLY finished a new quilt pattern. I just knew this rubber stamp image was one I’d be turning into a quilt – I just wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do. I started pulling fabrics and collecting my thoughts and then it started to fall into place. Right now the […]


Winner of Kay’s Inpsired by Tradition is…

Published on March 27, 2011

The winner of Kay Mackenzie’s Inspired by Tradition: Beth T Beth T. Says: March 26th, 2011 at 12:41 pm What a great idea, to create applique patterns out of scrapbook paper!I would love a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance to win. Congratulations Beth! Thanks to everyone for stopping by and leaving a […]


Book-A-Round – Inspired by Tradition (win a copy for yourself!)

Published on March 26, 2011

Hi everyone! My friend Kay Mackenzie has been hard at work creating her second book, Inspired by Tradition. Like her first book, this one comes with a CD featuring 50 different blocks in not one, not two but FIVE sizes! I don’t know how she comes up with all these blocks but she does! Because […]