Tips And Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting, Part Four, Creating A Design

When I was in Elementary School, I loved art class! We got to color, and draw, and paint, and make things. It was fun! I wasn’t thinking that someday I might use the things I was learning. It was just fun! Do you remember some of the things you did in art class? (I’m not Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting, Part Three, Deciding on a Design

If you’re just venturing into the realm of machine quilting, deciding on a quilting design can be a stumbling block. It doesn’t have to be.¬† Before I began making quilts, I admired them. Their beauty. The piecing. Their overall design. I wished, oh, how I wished I could make something so lovely! But, I knew, Read More

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 Four – Assemble The Blocks

Today is the day for assembling the quilt blocks! Woohoo! This Quilt Along has been so much fun! I am especially enjoying  seeing the different fabric combinations that everyone is coming up with! The great thing about a Quilt Along is that you can start at any time. All you need is a copy of the Read More