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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Scrappy Trip Bee

Here are my blocks for my hive in the 
Scrappy Trip Bee
Round 7/Hive 5

Its always so fun to see everyones color choices emerge...

the upper left is simply a scrappy block..

the upper right is all black and whites with a bright center strip...

lower left is Navy blues and reds with tans and creams..

lower right is all warm colors....

My color palette is black/gray tone on tones...
mulberry or eggplant center strip and 
black on whites....

I love all the blocks I received!!
(sorry I dont have a photo of them)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Learning something new!

I have always loved all the little 
pouches that pop up all over blogland..

I was even lucky enough to win a pouch from
 Connie @ Free motion by the river, you 
can find her blog here:

 I loved the pouch that Connie made so much that 
I wanted to make some for my
family and friends for Christmas...needless to say, 
once I started digging into 
my 2.5" and 2" fabric square bins, the number 
of pouches to be made
went up and up and up!!

The patriotic one went to my sister Junette.
The black Daisys and Dogs went to my DIL Kasey..
The orange one went to my coworker Sarah...
and the Purple Peacock one went to my niece Jetta....
I also made a pure purple one for my Co-Nanny Tam Tam!!

They were a hit!  I am going to make 
more also...they are so fun and quick to make!!

Who knew? Me? Zippers?


Saturday, December 27, 2014

I'm still here!

Oh Christmas time!!
Oh Christmas time!!

Sorry for being "MIA" the last couple of weeks....
life has been super duper crazy insane busy busy busy!!

I wanted to show you something I got done in time for Christmas!

These are the Grandkids stockings....
Jayden had hers last year
but their Rottweiler puppy "Easton" 
chewed up the cuff and I had to repair it...

This is Super Coopers new stocking....I 
really love the green cuff....
turned out I need to make another one
for my new Granddaughter due in May 2015!!


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with 
your families, I know I did...I was
especially spoiled!!!

Bring on 2015!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Every year Jayden and I make a Gingerbread 
house together.  Its so much fun to have this 
annual tradition with her.  This year she was home 
sick from school but that didn't stop her
from hanging out with her Granny and decorating 
our candy house.

She always has such deep concentration when 
applying the candies!!

She did great with placement of all the different colors too.

Here she is super proud of her completed house!!
Shes such a ham!
I love this little girl so much!

Then out of no where came a measuring tape....
she insisted that we measure to make sure the 
house was correct!!

Hmmmm...color placement and measuring???

Quilter in the making???!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I sold a quilt!

At the annual craft fair where I work, I 
always enjoy showing my
quilts and talking to people about them and seeing
what they like and why they like them.  

When my friend Lara showed up and said she
wanted a quilt for her mom for Christmas, I was thrilled.  
She washappy too because she said her mom was super hard to buy for!  Score!

  • So she was thrilled to spot a quilt that she 
  • loved for her mom!

  • She chose this Arkansas Crossings scrappy quilt....

Heres Lara all wrapped up in her quilt Burrito style! 
She loves it! Yay!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Doggie Sleeping Bag

Anyone who know us knows that our whole family is crazy
about critters of the four legged variety.....and maybe a
few of the two legged variety!

My daughter in laws grandmother asked me to make her
weiner dog a sleeping bag...

I used this super cute doggie novelty fabric that I found 
in my stash for the exterior of the bag.

and this super soft furry stuff for the inside...

She loved it, thought it was perfect and I heard that 
it was a big hit with her weiner dog!  Yay!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sharing with Friends

I ran into our friend Chris at the market, hes a fire fighter here 
in El Dorado County.
He is an exceptional guy & a wonderful single father
 to three great kids! (Crazy photo bomber below!)

He blew out the "ahem" crotch of his "turnouts", 
part of his fire fighting gear.
He needed to make a he asked if he could come over and
use one of my sewing machines for a little while...
he brought the kiddos too!
All of them took a turn sewing, it was so cool!

This is Catelynn, the oldest, she is 10.

This is Cole, hes the youngest, he is 8.

And this is Cassie...shes 9....

It was a blast having them over for a quick little sewing retreat!
I love this special family...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Grand Illusion Start!

God Bless Bonnie Hunter!  

Its mystery time, and this year its Grand Illusion.  
The first clue
came out last Friday and I got started!

First order of business was to cut my Aqua and "pinks", mine are more mulberry colored into
2.5" hsts with the Easy Angle Ruler...

Once that was done, I got down to business with my cut pieces and a turkey sandwich and cheetos!
Gotta keep my energy up right?

I had lots of help....This is Suki..shes horrible..pure Tortie!!

This is my girl, Jacey Mae....I love black labs, 
shes the best dog ever! Shes 10!

She needed to rest her head....shes old ya know...

Then the Suki monster got back in on the action...
at this point I realized it was
because of the turkey sandwich!!! Brats!!
Its all about the belly with these critters!!

The next day I went over to my kids house to 
watch the grandbabies..
I brought along my chain pieced triangles hoping 
that Jayden would enjoy helping
me snip them apart....she did a few and decided it wasnt such fun...but she posed for this 
super cute picture...shes such a character!!

And low and behold, here is the motherlode of 125 Broken Dishes blocks...DONE!

Bring on Clue #2 Bonnie!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014



I have made so much English Toffee this season that I am
ready to drop!  I made 11 pans in two days.  
Thats ALOT of Toffee!!

Its Soooo good!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Damons Quilt

You may remember this quilt that I blogged about last month,
its for my nephew Damon who is a student at 
Sacramento State University.  He is a Mechanical Engineer Student.

I decided to go very masculine with his quilt and use recycled 
mens shirts and make string blocks...

I even talked his brother into helping me!
This is Damons younger brother Zane...he is also a student at
Sacramento State.  He loves to come and hang out with his crazy 
Aunt Julianne on the I put him to work!  Its 
fantastic to see this 6' 3" handsome guy sewing! His 
grandmother would be so proud!

Probably needless to say, he is a dork just like me...
must be genetic! LOL!

He completed several blocks...and he did a great job!
I was so thankful for the help, lord knows I have a ton of stuff to 
get done for craft fairs and the holidays! He was a big help to me!

Heres where we left off...I put all of our blocks together 
and we have a good size top, now I just need to figure 
out borders and then wrestle with the longarm!  

Heres a close up...its pretty neat looking!  
I know Damon will love it, hes been wanting a new quilt
for quite a while and I know he will be thrilled!

Friday, November 28, 2014


I've completed my Rainbow Scrap Challenge  
blocks for this month.  This months color is Light Blue.

12 String Blocks

1 Churn Dash Block

Thats done for the month!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Last Minute Christmas QAL

I dont know about you but I love Christmas quilts! I want to make one foreveryone in my family.  I came across this QAL that just started and its
Paper Pieced...I love that!

                             Christmas QAL

Check it out here!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More Bonnie Hunter Love

Have I ever 
told you all how addicted I am to 
Its Bonnie Hunters blog, shes
amazing!  I love her Scrappy goodness!

 I had another brain fart and started another 
Scrappy Spiderweb Quilt
(its a free pattern on her blog)

This one is all random neutrals
for the points and bright scraps for the webs..

Heres a close up of the deliciousness!

I've decided that this quilt isnt big enough yet so 
I am going to trudge on and
make some more blocks....stay tuned...its gonna GROW!

Linking up with Richard & Tanya Quilts
for link a finish Friday!
LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Monday, November 24, 2014


Heres my block for my partner in the 
QBSA Paper Pieced group for November,
this one is for Kerry in Australia..she requested 
any block in a variety of greens, 
Jade, Mint, Bottle Green, Teal Etc with Grey.

Then my partner Wendy, also from Australia
 in the QBSA 12" group requested any block in
Mushroom, Taupe, Sands & Tans...
so I killed two birds with one stone and made her the same block...

Done and in the mail, they should have them by now!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sisters Choice

I was watching Quilt Cam with Bonnie Hunter a few 
episodes ago and she was making one of her 
free patterns...Sisters Choice.  Needless to say,
I got a itch and tickle and a cramp and started one immediately.
Is anyone surprised by that?
I decided to do all different scraps for the Orange Star points...the 9 patches are all random scraps as are the neutrals!!

Heres 42 blocks all put together....I love it!

A close up of all this Scrapalicious Deliciousness!!

I love you Bonnie Hunter!!  I do I do!!

If you would like to try out any of Bonnies Free patterns, 
you can go to
You can also check out the Quilt Cam Archives there!
Its fun to sew along with Bonnie.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Block Lotto for November

Have you heard of the Block Lotto? 

Heres the website....

This months block is a super bright and fun "X" block.
You can enter up to 9 blocks, heres mine.

I sure hope I win this month, these are really 
beautiful blocks, would love to have a bunch more 
to put all together!

Friday, November 7, 2014

She loves it!

I finished the Polka Dot Quilt for my Daughter-in-law
Kasey and she LOVES it!! Yay!

I took it to her at work last night, she was so happy!
Shes been very patient waiting for this quilt!

Heres me holding it up at work before the 
delivery...its bright for sure and very happy! 

A Finish!

Linking up with Richard &Tanya Quilts for a Friday Finish!

LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Block Lotto Quilt Top complete!

These are the Blue Bar blocks that I won in the
Block Lotto @

This top was completed with scraps and bits
from my stash for the borders, didn't cost me a dime!
I love all the different blues...time to get it on
the dreaded longarm frame!!

Another finish coming up!

My pal Kathy of Kathys Quilting Blog
turned me onto the Block Lotto. She and I are
always getting each other into Quilty trouble, but honestly I
think neither of us would have it any other way!
She is truly a "sister from another mister" of these days I
hope to get to meet her!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Planned Round Robin Starter Block

Crazy me joined up with for a planned Round Robin.
Thats where your single center block travels all over the states and 
has rows added to it every month, then when you get it back, its
a pretty good size quilt that you can complete or add to.  Its alot
of fun, I always am so thrilled with the finished product!

This is my "Scrap Attack" Starter block, I love it,
its so "ME", Scrappy Deliciousness!!! Cant wait to see what all the
Awesome quilters do to it! I know it will be amazing!