Monday, July 13, 2015


Doorthy B was one of the featured quilters at our CIQ Quilt show in April. I had the privilege of quilting her Flights of Fancy Quilt. She is the queen of appliqué.

A monogram on the watering can.

Different backgrounds for different blocks.

This one was fun to quilt.

Swirly girly plus.

Thanks for having me quilt this beautiful quilt for you Dorothy.

The machine is calling.
Be back soon.

Friday, July 3, 2015


Summer has started here with a bang. Hot, hot, hot! We are sticking close to home to make sure some idiot doesn't burn down our house with fireworks. 

I go to the beach a lot. Sunsets are the best there.

Here's a tour of all my flowers. Love my flower tower. 

I got the hanging fire fuchsia from the FFA kids at Stanwood HS. It's done very well.

One of my "Something old, something new" creations is the blue colander hanging basket.
The wild, tall nasturtium is one that came up on it's own in my sweet pea pot.

Impatients on the back desk. My little sanctuary!

Jack & the tomato plant reaching for the sky.

This is a little patio tomato I put in with Jack. A new variety for me this year & doing well.

Come visit tomorrow at the Floyd in Stanwood. Our group has a nice American Hero Quilt display. We'll be there from 9:30-1.

There will be some patriotic items available with a donation. I made 11 of these reversible market bags.

Had to include this shot of the moon coming up over the south end of Camano last night. 
Don't forget to look.

Follow me on Instagram to see more sunset pictures.

Have a happy & safe 4th.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Still Quilting

Diane L made herself the cutest Seahawk quilt. Quilted Spiral Squares on it.

Barb B made this sweet zig zag quilt for a grandchild's wedding gift. Lucky them.

This is Mary C's Briar Rose quilted with Bountiful Feathers.

Sue has a lucky nephew who will get this Turning Twenty quilt.  

I really liked her fabric choices & Diamonds Are Forever was the perfect panto.

Thought I'd leave you with a sunset today. They have been incredible this summer.

Spent a few days with the Little Misters last week. They informed their Mom when she got home that I came down to be their Mom while she was gone. They even called her Nana a couple times. 
Doesn't get any better.

Hope you are having a great summer. 


Monday, May 18, 2015

Winner! Peace By Piece

I started this quilt, Tula Pink's Butterfly, with Kristi Willard. We both wanted to make one.
We met once a month & worked on blocks. Pam & Kay cleaned out their fabric stashes & gave be a big bag of great blues, greens, & purples. Thank you quilting friends. A great start!

I goofed up on the first set of blocks. Check out the big picture of the quilt &
 see if you can see what I did.

Not just the first one, but several. A little "reverse sewing" was in my future.

More blocks. The colors are not traditional, like me.

Somewhere in the middle of making this quilt the OSO landslide happened. So many loved ones missing. So I threw myself into piecing this quilt. Thus the name Peace by Piece.

Sections coming together.

Finally together.

Now for the quilting. so it can be hung in our Camano Island Quilters quilt show.


Surprise, a blue ribbon! 

A very happy quilter.

A very special Thank You to my family & friends for your support.

Two of my customer's quilts also got ribbons. On was Best of Show, the viewer's choice favorite. I'll do a post & show you them soon.

I am almost done with the stupid cold/cough. The doctor said to expect the cough to last 2 months, great.

Have a great week. It's sunny here in western WA.
Be back soon.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rising From The Sick Bed

Where did April go? I coughed up a lung & had no or little voice. Thankfully my voice is mostly back.
Here are some of the quilts I have been having fun with.

Jonne wanted something with medium quilting. I like how this one came out.

Norada made this Kaffe beauty. Danced with swirly leaf curls. 

JoAnne's daughter made this "Follow Your Dreams" quilt. You can't go wrong with leaves. 

Tammy made this cute Seahawk quilt for a Para-educator at her school. 
Complete with student signatures. 

Sally's SIL Doris helped her decide to buy this lovely set of Dresden Plate blocks. She did a great job of sashing them together for this quilt. A traditional baptist fan worked out great and some one's Grandma in heaven is happy these blocks were rescued.

Believe it or not, lots more quilts to show you.

Countdown to a Little Mister visit this weekend. Miss J & Sam are celebrating their 11 year wedding anniversary. The boys are hoping for some beach time. 
Keeping my fingers crossed the weather cooperates.   

Be back sooner than last time!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Long Time, No Blog

So where does the time go? If you find out let me know. I'll try & do better.

This first quilt was made by Linda for her granddaughter Katherine. Katherine obviously likes sunflowers.

I outlined the sunflowers & did e's & l's in the brown sashing.

It was easier to see on the back.

Sandy is a prolific quilter. The next 2 quilts are Sandy's. 
 Had fun quilting this one.

Yum, minkee back.

Words, butterflies & dragonflies & hearts.

This was one of the BIG quilts. JoAnne's daughter made this one. 

Norada made this cute baby quilt.

The back was cute too.

Be back soon.