Monday, March 27, 2023

Design Wall Monday


The Desert is blooming! I took a hike on Granite Mountain yesterday and the blooms are starting to come out. The Mexican poppies are always the first and give a beautiful carpet to the desert floor. The next couple of weeks will be the peak of the wildflower bloom, but then the cactus will start showing their flowers.

More poppies.

Indian paintbrush

This week along with prepping more appliue, I am tackling this beast of a quilt that was made in 2017. Yes, I am custom quilting this one. and like the results so far.

Busy week ahead of me! How about you?

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Sunday Stash Report


Arizona Quilt Guild Quilt.

The Quilt above depicts all of the chapters of the Arizona quilt guild. I belong to Sunrise Stitchers on the second to last row, the last block. Below are some winners and some that I liked.

Day into Night by Deb Deaton.

All for the Marbles by Darla Orndoff.

Noah and her Sisters Quilt Co. by Sue Nami.

Love the Bonnie Hunter Crumb quilt.

Thatsalotofcrumbs by Nancy McFall.

Grand Canyon Qult

Only a small add to the stash from the Show. I am trying to stay on my fabric diet!

Also arriving this week was my second block for Vintage Valenting. I will again be busy with prepping blocks for applique.

Small change in the Stash Report this week.
Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 65 yards.
Purchased this week: 2 yards.
Purchased YTD: 7 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 58 yards.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Design Wall


Prepped blocks.

Happy Hump Day!
 Back from my trip to Sacramento and back to the quilting studio. This week I am working on prepping more applique blocks for my Dear Jane Retreat coming up in a couple of weeks  Above are blocks that are prepped so far.  I am also continuing to finish up the applique on Autumn Love. Hope this will be a finish soon 

Later this week I will be attending the Arizona Quilt Show. Looking forward to finally attending this show.

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Sunday Stash Report


Happy 85th Birthday Mom!

This week finds me in Sacramento with Family to celebrate my Mom's 85th Birthday. We had such a great time getting together everyone and enjoying our time together.

Brothers and sisters with Mom.

Nothing new on the quilting front. No additions to the stash and no finishes, yet.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 65 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 60 yards.

Enjoy your week.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Design Wall Monday

Above are a sample of blocks completed for my Dear Hannah Quilt.

This quilt is in the same style as the Dear Jane Quilt, but has a lot more applique. I started these blocks a couple of years ago and will be getting back to working on them during the Dear Jane Cowgirl retreat in April. I have pulled out the completed ones, and will be pulling fabrics and prepping more of these blocks to take with me. I am using mostly Liberty of London fabrics that I have collected over the years.

Tomorrow at our guild meeting I will be giving a presentation on the Dear Jane Quilt and showing my Dear Jane that was published in the new edition of Dear Jane. It should be fun and informative.

Patriot Jane

I will be off later this week to join family to celebrate my Mom's 85th birthday. Looking forward to my trip. Busy week for me. How about you?

Sunday, March 12, 2023


The last of the Autumn Love blocks was prepped last week. 

Also prepped was the first block for Vintage Valentine. A lot of hand sewing is in my future!

No changes to the stash this week.

Used this week: 0 yards.
Used YTD: 65 yards.
Purchased this week: 0 yards.
Purchased YTD: 5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: 60 yards.

Have a great week.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Design Wall


House Block

This week will be all about finishing up the prepping of the last Autumn Love block and getting the hand sewing done. I also hope to get my Vintage Valenting Month one block prepped. I will have a lot of hand sewing ahead of me and to take on my travels later this month.

Milk Can Block

I may even get started on adding sashing and sewing some of the blocks together for Autumn. This is also one of my UFO's that have not been called yet. Four UFO's are finished with more to go!

 We are starting to feel spring here in AZ, with temps finally climbing into the 70's. It had been a cold winter here, but at least we are not dealing with all the snow in other parts of the country. We did get a dusting on the local mountains last week. It sure was pretty.