Friday, November 13, 2015

Windy day in the Motor City

Yesterday started out ok, just a little wind and rain, but as the day progressed the winds picked up! I had a couple of errands to run, and all I wanted to do was hurry up and get back home. Out of the weather!
In the morning I began continuing piecing the turbine quilt. I have 2 interesting borders. The first one is easy, it was the 2nd (outer) border that required some work. I think I figured it out. I to rip stitches often, but I did manage to make it work.....and when I made it work....I decided at that time, no one will want to piece that corner unit. Make it easier.
So, make it easier I will!
Last night's dinner, Salsa Soup! It was chilly yesterday.  We needed soup to warm us up. And a pot of hazelnut coffee from Folgers! Oh my goodness! Love it!

I gathered these fabrics yesterday for a new oroject. I can see a beautiful quilt from these!!!

And this is a special project I'm working on. It's going to be on my workshop list. More to reveal later.
And now I will wish you a great day! 
Happy quilting! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Two for Tuesday

Tuesday, two for Tuesday!
I decided I need to work on two projects today. One is due in January to Fons & Porter, and two is for fun, new project.
My fun project is from Fat Quarter Friday:

Today is project 2. Can't show the entire quilt, but let's see if I can give you a little taste...a little teaser.
Yesterday before I went to class, I worked on this little idea. 
Just playing with my fat quarters....
My special project will be for Quilting Arts magazine.
Back to yesterday's class. It felt good to be a student! I was in a machine embroidery class. I was learning how to nest and connect the pattern, make it continuous.  I enjoyed the class,  and the other ladies were great. The class was at Decorative Stitches on 22 Mike road and Van Dyke in Shelby Township.
I'm hoping once I get caught up, I can work more with my embroidery machine.
So, on that note, I need to get back to work! 
Happy quilting everyone!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Summer is gone....fall is here....winter is soon

Hello everyone, yesterday on facebook I announced its FAT QUARTER FRIDAY!! The idea is to take at least 1 fat quarter or as many as you want, and:

  1. Try a new block
  2. Use a ruler or template that you've never used
  3. Try a new technique 
  4. Take an orphan block, use the fat quarter as a border and make a mug rug
  5. Take an orphan block and make it into a placemat or table topper...use the fat quarter(s) to finish to the size you need
Here is what I made using 3 fat quarters:
I posted this yesterday on facebook 

Let me know what you come up with!

Happy quilting!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

I've missed you Blog!!!

Over a year ago, I was talked into using a different source for my blog.
They said it would be easier to use
more traffic
connected directly to your new website!

My relationship with that new blog....not so good!

I struggled with getting it up and running, I don't know why, just not as easy to use as this one.

SO!! I'm back!!

Hello everyone! I'm back on blogger/blogspot!

Its been a long time and a lot has taken place! Let's begin with some pictures!!

Pictures are always good!!

My quilt Rock Around the Block is in this issue. If you decide to make the quilt and do not want to make the template, I have had it professionally made. Just send me an email or comment on the blog. The template is
$5.00+ shipping

I love this picture of the booth! I was vending at the Lansing, Michigan Capital City quilt guild show for Innova Longarm, dealership "Accomplish Quilting

In September (2015) I was a guest on PBS TV show Quilting Arts. I filmed 2 segments with Susan! I had such a blast!!

I'm setting up my table for one of the segments, Jeff Benedict is taking my first project off  our Innova longarm.
Jeff delivered 2 innova machines for the set that day. I was on the stand up machine and Andrea was on the sit down. She also filmed 2 segments.

I'm talking with the producer

Arranging things ...can you see the white quilt?

Here is a better picture, I'm in the process of setting up for segment 1. The quilt in the back ground is Rock Around the Block, the one I mentioned in the beginning of my blog post

Before anything happens.....we left it just as we found it...except, I took my quilt home! LOL

This was segment 2 from Quilting Arts, my wholecloth collage quilting. Oh! I had so much fun!!

I hope I can continue to interest everyone! I feel great about being back! This feels like HOME!

Monday, December 8, 2014

New blog and website ...

Hi everyone, I have a new website and blog.
My new website is:

Please join me at my new site. It is still under construction, so please be patient with me.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I am home!!

I am home from my vacation!
My husband and I took our first cruise! Oh my goodness!! It was fantastic!
Unfortunately, I have no pictures :( someone forgot the camera :(  :(
But!! I was inspired by everything I saw!
So, this is just a little teaser .... I have some tropical designs that were inspired by everything I saw.
For the next two weeks I will be focusing on customer quilts and getting my steps/samples ready for my next video/online class with Annie's publishing company. If you no of anyone who is interested in taking classes with Annie's please send them my way by email:
I have a coupon I can mail.
Happy Sewing everyone!!!


Friday, October 10, 2014

What's Happening!

I'm such a slacker these days! I have not posted on my blog in the world is anyone suppose to know what is happening?
Last weekend I was at Quilts on the Grand Quilt show in Grand Rapids.  But first, here is my latest project:

I will fill in with more thread work
Below is the Blood moon and Lunar eclipse, that was so cool to witness!!!

 These are pics of my denim coat. I wanted to show how strong our machines are. Innova longarm machines have a 1 horsepower motor. The needle pierces the thick denim seams with no trouble!!! And the thread holds up: thread: Superior King Tut