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Bonnie Hunter’s Good Fortune Mystery Quilt

Bonnie Hunter shares a mystery quilt every Black Friday. I have been playing along for many years now. I haven’t started Good Fortune yet…. but I’m sure I will soon. I thought I would show you my previous mysteries (in their various stages of completion) to tempt you to join in too!

Happy quilting everyone!


November 30, 2018 Posted by | Quilting | | Leave a comment

More Charity Quilts

I have finished a couple of charity quilts:

I’ve been slowed down by a very bad cold that just won’t seem to leave!

Happy quilting everyone!

November 30, 2018 Posted by | Quilting | | Leave a comment

Progress on the Chopsticks Quilt-2

I have been gone most of the month of October, helping my parents move, so not much quilting has been happening. Here are the 3 movers:

But, I’m home now and back at it. I decided to pick up where I left off on the Chopsticks quilt. Here is a link to its beginnings.

Today I started the curved cross hatching in the center small triangles. I have wanted to do this for a long time, but I didn’t have a shallow enough, nor long enough curved ruler to make it happen.

I purchased a set of rulers from Patsy Thompson Designs called Shallow Arc Set and they worked perfectly. I used the 18” arc ruler for my 7” equilaterals triangles in the quilt. I started the curved lines from both sides so they would intersect in diamonds and compliment the other free-motion quilting.

I found it more workable to start the lines with the ruler right at the intersections so that I knew I had the right direction- and then went back after the lines were all done and filled in the first line with the inside of the ruler to get the proper spacing.


I really like the look! I’m going to work on getting all the rest of the small triangles done now!

Happy quilting!

October 29, 2018 Posted by | Quilting | , , | Leave a comment

A New Baby Quilt

There is a precious blessing arriving soon, so I made this for her sweet mommy and daddy.


September 29, 2018 Posted by | Quilting | Leave a comment

Floral Leader and Ender

Another charity quilt finished. This one has been my leader-ender for a few months.

The large yellow gingham framing rectangles were a curtain, and the white-background floral sashing was a vintage sheet.

Happy quilting, everyone!

September 10, 2018 Posted by | Quilting | | Leave a comment

Progress on the Chopsticks Quilt

I have spent a few hours free-motion Quilting on the Chopsticks quilt–which you might remember from This post. First I stitched-in-the-ditch of every triangle and triangle border. Then I added shimmery yellow curly-q’s to the narrow grey border of the larger triangle blocks. It doesn’t show up well in this photo- but I will take a finished photo in the sun, and then I think you will see it.


Next, I’m working on a one-sided feather with a question mark inside for the wider triangle borders.



September 5, 2018 Posted by | Quilting, Uncategorized | | 2 Comments

Red & White Charity Quilt

Another month has passed…..

Happy Quilting everyone!

September 5, 2018 Posted by | Quilting, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

A Civil War fabrics treasure trove

Look at this beautiful collection of Civil War fabrics that was gifted to me this week!

Isn’t it wonderful? Thank you so much to my neighbor’s mom for this fun stack of endless pretty possibilities! I can’t wait to dig into it 😋

Happy Quilting, everyone!

August 24, 2018 Posted by | Quilting | Leave a comment

Sold-Janome Ruler Work Set

Check it out on my Etsy shop!

Great collection of the best rulers for quilting- 8” Crosshair, 8”X3” straight edge, 6” arc, 1.5”X2” Simple pointed oval, 5.5” Spin-e-fex 11, Oval clamshell (1.5” X 1.5” and 1.5” X 2.5”) and Hearts-a-plenty 1 (2”x4”) and 2 strips of tape.

Comes with instruction booklet and DVD and bonus Template Library Folder pattern!

These have sold!

Happy Quilting!

August 5, 2018 Posted by | Quilting, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

The Asian-inspired Charity Quilt is finished

I showed you some in-progress photos of this one- but now it’s done!

I was inspired by a Pinterest photo of random FMQ intersecting circles, echoed at about a 1/4″, and then filled with different fills.

First, I couldn’t do that tight of an echo. My circle rulers are only in 1 inch increments- and to get that I would have to switch rulers. One ruler has the even circles (4″,6″,8″,10″, and 12″) and the other has the odd circles (5″,7″,9″, and 11″). So I decided to do 2 inch echoes and use a curliQ inside of it.

I did a curved cross hatching where the circles intersected- just to keep it from getting too messy. I tried to copy some of the fills from the Pinterest photo, and I used some of my old favorites. Some of the quilting patterns really highlighted Priscilla’s tension and skipping stitches issues. Ruby finally finished up the job!


August 3, 2018 Posted by | Quilting | , , | Leave a comment