Friday, March 22, 2013


Hi Friends:

Another day, another opportunity to quilt!  What am I doing?  Well, I am trying to post something before I leave for the weekend with hubby!  I quilt, he photographs.  We are going to the breathtakingly beautiful area of Sedona, AZ.  

Haven't started any projects as I am not sure what I want to do in the meantime, I keep doodling until the inspiration hits me and I decide what comes next.   I titled this post "Feathers".  I practice quilting designs sitting in front of the TV in the evenings.  So, I have never quilted an all over Feather motif but I have been practicing...on paper....

Not Bad For a Pencil and Paper

Keep going....
Goofy Feathers

Standout Feather
And then I like this one best....


Now if I could only do this on fabric I would be HAPPY!  Practice Practice Practice, they say!

Happy Quilting All!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Mug Rug Swap Received!

Hi Quilting Friends. . .

Today I received my Mug Rugs from my secret partner...not secret anymore, Susan from Mississippi.  Thank you Susan!  They are darling!  I especially like the owls and the dark blue starry night fabric.  Nice choice!  Oh, and the backing fabric was perfect, more owls!  The Winter Mug Rug was also very nice.  I think I recognize some of the same fabric in it that I used in my partners swap.  Can you tell which one was the same?  Look further back in my blog to check it out...

Thanks Susan.  They will sit here on my craft/cutting table and I will use them every day!

Susan also sent along a postcard from Mississippi.  Why didn't I think to do that when I sent mine to Dubai?  Next time...

Happy Quilting!  Till next time.....

Sunday, March 10, 2013

FMQ ... Quilting Practice

Hi Everyone!  Time for another post.  I am practicing my free motion quilting.  Haven't done enough practice so I used some sample 5" squares from Bernartex to make a baby size quilt to practice that FMQ!

What I came up with was "Sunshine and Flowers".  Hope my little phone camera got enough of the detail for you to see the designs.  I used Superior's "So Fine" thread.  I know the stitches aren't even and perfect but that's why it's practice!  I don't have a long arm machine so I have to rely on my Bernina Artista 630 to get the job done.  I know there are many quilters out there using the same domestic machines as me so I know it can be done and done well.  I just hope I get there sooner than later!



Leaves and Vines all Around

And you put it all together and you get  "Sunshine and Flowers"!

See you next time...Happy Quilting!