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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Oh my, sometimes I just have to laugh at myself! Like when looking over my list for last week’s sewing. I forgot when coming up with the list that Easter was last weekend! Can I say “a little sewing might have gotten accomplished”??  :-)

Here is a picture of my darling 3 month old granddaughter, Lillah. Her momma, Kim, took the photo Easter morning.

And here is Lillah with her Grandpa, my hubby John, after Easter dinner at our house.

That was the only picture that I know of taken at our home Easter Sunday. Too bad as the whole family was over, we missed a good photo op time. We had a wonderful time together and a lovely afternoon walk in the warm NE Indiana weather.  All Lillah’s aunts had fun holding and cuddling with her. Grandma didn’t get much time with her tho. That’s OK as it was so nice having all our adult children home for our celebration, plus getting to see them interact with Lillah.

Sewing! I got the binding  and buttons sewn on Stitcher’s Garden. She’s all done now!

And I pieced  3 blocks for the Featherweight Club, meeting Wednesday, April 8th, at Fabrics and Friends Quilt Shoppe, Roanoke, IN. I think they are so cute! The blocks and the machine! ha ha! The 12″ block – Windblown was a new one for me.

And here is the first block for the Curves without Piecing pattern: Dance of the Dragonflies. Actually two blocks. The first block shows what the piecing looks like before you go back and stitch the curves. The block on the right shows the finished block. Interesting process, a bit tedious. These are small 6″ blocks with out the sashing. But I do like the results, and I’m sure I’ll get quicker with the piecing now that I’m familiar with it.

This week I have a sewing date with friends and I plan on taking the Jolene Star and Sweet Mint patterns to work on. So those two are on my To-Do list for this week. I’ll save the baby quilt I never seem to get to until next week. At least the kitchen table where I spray baste baby quilts is all cleaned off, so I’ll have a better chance at getting to it soon! Fingers crossed!

Linking to  Freemotion by the River – Linky Tuesday and Stitch All The Things – To-do Tuesday.

Stitcher’s Garden Update

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Block 12!

Almost complete! The blocks with sashing are sewn together. Today I’ll work on the borders.

Picture to follow!

I’m linking up to Connie’s Linky Tuesday over at Freemotion by the River

Stitchers Garden Blocks 8 & 9

Friday, April 18th, 2014

I’m late! For To Do Tuesday list, but here is what I have finished for next weeks Stitcher’s Garden Class held next Monday and Thursday at Fabrics and Friends Quilt Shop, Roanoke, Indiana.

In this block we learn how to make and insert piping in our quilt blocks. The hot pink between the white background and the first border is a very thin piping. And the green between the orange and purple is a fusible piping. Here is a close up of the pink piping -


In the next block we learn how to use the Fringe or Tailor Tack presser foot.

The center of the flowers has fringe stitching. Here is a close up -

Kind of fun, isn’t it!?


Yes, I know it is Friday. But here is a late post to To-Do Tuesday.

This past week I:
-finished up the demo mentioned above, with step outs ✔
-visit Grace College with daughter ✔ This is her college of choice.
-continue the clean out of daughter’s closet – oops, didn’t happen
-add helping middle daughter with her fast approaching wedding of May 25! ✔ Another item checked off the ever growing list – Bridal Shower invitations mailed out and decorations made!
This week I plan to:
-hold Easter Dinner at my house Sunday afternoon
-clean and rearrange living room for Bridal Shower to be held here the following Sunday
-Monday, teach Stitchers Garden quilt class at Fabrics and Friends Quilt Shop

Stitching Merrily Along

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Stitcher’s Garden Block No. 7. Twin needle stitching in background.

Stitcher’s Garden Block No. 8. More twin needle stitching in background and pintuck foot used in center of flower.

Close up of pintucks. I used two different colors of thread, and the lighter thread is showing up better.

Stitcher’s Garden using Batiks Classes at Fabrics and Friends Quilt Shop, Roanoke, IN held the third Tuesday and third Thursday of each month.

Stitcher’s Garden, Blocks 2 – 4

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The Stitcher’s Garden Classes are well under way at Fabrics and Friends Quilt Shop in Roanoke, IN. We have a once a month Thursday class with beginners. They are a joy to teach! It is so much fun to see them learn new-to-them techniques. The once a month Monday class has one beginner who is learning the techniques and always experimenting to tweak each lesson making them her own. The other 3 gals in the class are really there just for the fun of it and time to visit and sew in a group. We bounce ideas off of each other and discuss ways to change the quilt block using favorite techniques. We are using Batiks for all the blocks. Here are the blocks so far:

Block 2 – turned edge applique circles, fusible applique

Block 3 – circle attachment, also ‘poor man’s circles’ which means using an index card and thumb tack if you don’t own a circle attachment for your machine. Fusible applique.

Block 4a – couching, fusible applique

Block 4b – couching. I used DMC floss for the couching. Students used yarn and ribbons. Fusible applique.

Block 1 – previously shown in an earlier post. Snowball blocks and fusible applique.

Playing with Bernina 750

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

New to Fabrics and Friends Quilt Shoppe in Roanoke, IN is a beautiful Bernina 750 Quilter’s Edition that I get to play with!

Here is a stitch-out of some of the available designs that I may be using in a new Stitcher’s Garden Block of the Month the shop is offering.

Stitcher’s Garden from Stitch Connection.

Block one made with batiks and Moda white. Snowball blocks and fusible applique.