Printed Versions of My Patterns are Now Available! Plus, now you can make Just Buzzing Through in more sizes! Woohoo!

After several requests for printed versions of my patterns, I’m excited to announce that all of my patterns available for purchase, can now be yours in printed form! (Free patterns are still PDF only.) In The Garden (Click here to purchase a PDF.) (Click here to purchase a printed copy.) Gnome Place Like Home (Click Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting – Part One, The Tools

Have you been curious about machine quilting? Wanting to give it a try, but thinking, “I can’t do that”. Been there. Done that. Got tired of thinking that. Decided to just do it! Notice that I didn’t say, “Try it”. I said, “Do it.” To quote a character from one of my favorite movies, “Do, Read More

Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along – Week Six – Spray Basting and Machine Quilting

Wow! I can hardly believe that Week Six of this quilt Along is already here! I’ve had a blast and I hope that you have, too! I have really enjoyed seeing the various fabrics and color placement that people have used to create their own version of Just Buzzing Through. I love the versatility of Read More

Tips And Tools – Spray Basting & Love

Well, as you’ve probably noticed, this post is a day late. Usually, it’s title is  “Tip And Tools Tuesday”, but, life has a way of, shall we say, rearranging my plans? So, it’s a Wednesday edition of Tips And Tools. I’m excited to share with you some things I’ve learned about the two topics listed Read More

Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along – Week Five – Assemble The Quilt Top

Wow! It’s Week Five already, and time to talk quilt top assembly! Now, if you haven’t gotten all of your blocks made, or even started for that matter, that’s okay. These posts are just guidelines for you, to help when you are ready for each step. This Quilt Along is designed so that you can  Read More

Fabrics Giveaway – And The Winner Is…..

Today is the day I’m announcing the winner of the giveaway! The winner will receive fabrics to make either the Herbal Neck Roll or the Herbal Heat Pack, winner’s choice. Now, since there were only two people who left a comment, I decided that both of you are¬†winners! Sonya and Linda, please, send an email Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – A Vintage Machine, Some Elbow Grease, and Some Oil

I didn’t set out to be a collector of sewing machines. It just happened. For 35 years I had one sewing machine. A Singer that my husband bought for me the first year we were married. This machine runs beautifully and it has never given me any trouble. I have, however, worn down the disc Read More

Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along – Week Three – Piecing The Units

It’s hard to believe it’s already Week Three of this Quilt Along! It’s not too late to join in the fun!  It’s easy. You can purchase the PDF Just Buzzing Through Quilt pattern here.  Each week’s Quilt Along post will stay on my website indefinitely. Just click the Quilt Along heading on the menu.  The Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – A Tip For Chain Piecing, Then, Let’s Talk Lizards

While piecing the units for the Just Buzzing Through quilt, I did a lot of chain piecing. You know, where you insert pieces of fabric, one after another, sewing them, but not cutting the threads in between each addition. Usually, I just snip them pieced units apart with a small pair of scissors. Today, however, Read More

Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along – Week Two – Cutting

Hi there! It’s Week Two of the Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along, so, that means it’s time to start cutting! If you are just joining us, it’s not too late to get started. In fact, it’s never too late! After each week’s post is published, it will remain on my website indefinitely, so you can Read More