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Monday, May 25, 2015

Pin Basting

spent the afternoon pin basting a baby quilt


started with this group of fabrics


it's for my nephew's baby boy
who was born last week…
hope they like it!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

On to Syracuse ....

Just received word 
That my quilt
"Funky Garden on Red"
Has been accepted into
AQS Quiltweek Syracuse!!
Yippee! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

La Passaccglia ….I've been bitten by the bug!

Guess what arrived today!!!???


opened up my package from Paper Pieces LLC
and out popped 

Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein
starter packet of paper pieces
and templates!

I've been bitten by the La Passaccglia Bug!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Quilting designs ….?

SCQG challenge for the show is…
"50 Shades of …. Purple!"


spent the last few days designing my quilting…
think I've come up with something??
Thank Goodness for 
Water Erasable Fabric Marking Pens!
Love using them to draw on my quilts to figure out
just what I want to do …
don't like it?
Easy … spritz with water!
If the marking is heavy…
may need two spritzes!!
Have never had any issue with the 
blue not disappearing when spritzed with water.
Give it a try.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

HMQS - "Winter Days in Shades of Taupe" wins a Ribbon!


"Winter Days in Shades of Taupe"
won a First Place Ribbon
in the Embroidery Category
at the



This quilt was pure joy to embroider, piece and quilt!
and now she's wearing a Ribbon!
Unbelievable!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Working on a baby quilt this weekend,
with these ways too cute fabrics
and solid coordinates!


The fabrics is "Robotic"
a Rebekah Ginda Design for Birch fabrics

My nephew and his wife are having their second child…
and it's a boy! They have a 2+ year old cutie pie girl already!

These fabrics are perfect as my nephew is a chemist and
his wife has her masters in Library … oops I forgot!!
anyway she deals with a lot of books!!
and what little boy doesn't love robots!!

The colors are way out of my usual color scheme
but they are just such fun to work with!