Category Archives: Quilts

Perseverance

How was your weekend and 4th holiday? Did you get a lot done? I’ve been running in circles some but I have managed to persevere and finish up a few more things. Week before last, I had plantation shutters ordered … Continue reading

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Bennett and Daddy

Yesterday was Bennett’s 2nd birthday; we drove to Tyler Friday night after I closed the shop for his birthday party Saturday morning. Bennett has a new best friend, Mickey and Minnie Mouse. He had a swimming pool party and had … Continue reading

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Arbor Day in LaPorte

I got my True Blues, Vintage Revival finished on Monday! Wahoo! It was sure tricky getting all those points matched up but while working with the rows, I finally figured out a little trick that eased the trouble of those … Continue reading

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It Got Hot!

Well it sure got hot rather fast, a lot faster than it does this time of year. Maybe it is a little payback for our lovely spring we had that lasted longer than 1 week. Ha! Our plants at the … Continue reading

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Vintage Revival

I got all 42 blocks done last night. It was a lot a sewing but worthwhile. Today was getting the blocks in place and making rows. Look at Connie’s cutie from her sit and Sew. This evening David came to … Continue reading

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At Long Last

This project was in American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, February 2013 issue.  Yes, 2013!  Needless to say, I’ve been working off/on (mostly off) this project for some time now! Yikes – another case in point of just exactly where does … Continue reading

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My Hop in the Shop

I’ve decided a shop is somewhat similar to having “a stash”. Fabric accumulation of any kind is still fabric accumulation and when push comes to shove, one has to make changes! At the shop we received a major shipment of … Continue reading

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On a Roll

Did you all have a nice Mother’s Day? Mine was very nice; Saturday we drove up to Tyler to be with Mom and it ended up that ALL 4 of us kids were able to spend Mother’s Day with mom. … Continue reading

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Some Amends

I’d like to clarify some quilt labels from the show. “Ancient Stars”, “Oaks in New York”, and “Postage Due” were made by Sue Garmen. Her daughter, Jenny entered them in the show for Sue. When the programs were made, Jenny’s … Continue reading

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Lakeview Quilt Show 2018

The first weekend in May was the Lakeview Guild quilt show that was to honor and celebrate the life of Sue Garmen. I have yet to complete one of her patterns but I do have several on my bucket list … Continue reading

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Squirrel-ville

We got to have nice retreat last weekend. I had several projects planned and bounced around on different ones. I worked on my Red Crinoline Quilt, Bristle Creek Farmhouse block of the month. 4 of my blocks! After that I … Continue reading

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Fly Away Geese!

The weekend of April 21st we had Denise Green of HollyDee Quilts come from her shop in Luling to teach us, at our “Quiltworx Pick Your Pattern” class retreat, as she is a certified Quiltworx instructor. We had some working … Continue reading

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Beaumont 2018 Quilt Show

Don’t faint! I’m trying to catch up on my “newsy” stuff, therefore another post! I was asked by one of my favorite groups to look into and try to vend at the Beaumont quilt show. I put it off too … Continue reading

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The Big Thaw

We are finally thawed out here on Friday. When I left the shop Thursday the ice was finally melting from Tuesday’s sleet show, it was sure strange for the past few days to have had ice on the roof tops … Continue reading

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Miter Me Please

Back in November, I ordered some Old Sturbridge Christmas Village fabrics designed by Judie Rothermel from Marcus Fabrics and after I received them, I was itching to sew them up. I looked around at the different Christmas patterns/books and decided … Continue reading

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Twenty Eighteen!

Another year, it is hard to believe but it is here! I for one am glad to see 2017 “in the books”. There were a lot of things that happened last year, some good and some bad and that is … Continue reading

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Live a Simple Life

Look at just what was delivered! I’m thrilled to have these to offer, but I only have 5 kits to sell. Price is $280 and the adorable box is a bonus. Contact me if you want to reserve one. Happy … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Wordplay

Look what we got in the shop today! We also received a “sweet” gift from Primitive Gatherings wholesale. Come by and I’ll be happy to share! Thank you Primitive Gatherings! Cutest boxes too! It’s beginning to look a lot like … Continue reading

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Is Your List Getting Longer or Shorter?

Hello, I know it has been some time since I’ve written, just too many things to do and not enough time to get it all done. Some days my list gets shorter and then there are the days my list … Continue reading

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Angel Wings in Seventeen

It has been a great past few days, a lot is going on around here! In a way, nothing unusual but I guess what has been happening is not the norm! Thursday was my day for being a quilt angel … Continue reading

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Caught by a Squirrel

I’ve been trying to work on a quilt that I’ve had cut for a while but I always seem to get distracted or pulled off into working on something else. It is a relatively easy project using Windham, Riverbanks fabrics … Continue reading

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I Seem to Have a Pattern

A project I’ve had my eye on doing is from a book called “The Blue and the Gray” written by Mary Etherington & Connie Tesene. I really like several of the little quilts in this book, but I love the … Continue reading

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Antiquing and Sewing

Antiquing and sewing, I think that is the perfect combination! I got to go to Warrenton antiquing a few weeks ago with Mary. Oh my, we had a great time, but it was crazy hot! I thought I would show … Continue reading

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For the Love of Fabric!

Sorry it has been so long, I’ve got a lot to catch up on! I guess we all have a special admiration for the touch and feel of fabric. I know I sure do and I really enjoy folding it … Continue reading

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Weekend Happy Dance

I stuck around Sunday and finally got section one done, two more to go! I wanted to share our Quiltworx weekend with our certified teacher, Denise Green of HollyDee Quilts in Luling, Texas. We had a smaller group this year, … Continue reading

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The Best Rain Day

I’ve been working towards getting all the notions placed, but it is harder than I thought I would be. Trying to organize it and make it look pretty is a little bit of a challenge, but I keep chipping at … Continue reading

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Incentive

It is nice when incentive equals deadline or maybe it is the other way around. Friday I got in some sewing time and worked on my half-squares for Miller Manor, I got them all stitched and cut, David was kind … Continue reading

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Production Time

I couldn’t sleep Wednesday morning, so I got up and decided to cut out a kit and maybe I’d get it sewn up. At least, that was the plan! While I was in California in January, one of my purchases … Continue reading

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Quilt Share

I have a couple of quilts that I wanted to share that I got quilted in March and just have not had a chance to share them! The first one is a pattern by Red Crinoline Quilts, called Oak Alley. … Continue reading

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Remember Me?

Well it has been a while since I last blogged and I lot has happened in 3 weeks! Sorry for the long post, I have a lot to catch up on. David and I went with another couple, Mike and … Continue reading

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March Winds

I catch myself coming and going, I guess going more than I care to admit, but I stay pretty busy. I hope you are enjoying your spring! I did get to shop in the fields during Warrenton Antique days, I … Continue reading

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