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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

QBSA September

My partner this month for my swap in
Quilting Block Swaps Australias Paper piecing group was Marilyn in Utah.  She requested the 
Block Rock'n Marley 3 little birds block 
and we decided to swap 2 blocks instead of one!

Here are the blocks I made for Marilyn...

Sorry they are sideways...I don't know how to turn them!

They are in the mail!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Aunt Georgia #2

A few posts back I told you about my coworker Lauries
Great Aunt Georgia that recently passed away....this post shows the second quilt that I made using Aunt Georgias blocks, this one is for her son Johnny.

Here is the beautiful Hand Pieced Hexi block that she 
made, we once again used it in the center of the quilt.  
I then used fusible web to attach it and I did a little hand stitching around it.  Laurie wanted Johnnys initials in the center of the block. Johnny is a landscaper so she picked out these wonderful botanical type prints for the quilt.  Once again, she has great taste and is wonderful with color!

I then bordered it with this beautiful butterfly botanical 
print and used more of Aunt Georgias hand pieced blocks 
for cornerstones...

Please excuse my ugly foot!

Behold!  The finished quilt top! Beautiful!!

This is my assistant Buck 

Sweetest boy ever!

Another finish!  Whew!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

RSC Saturday

Better late than never, I always say!  
Rainbow Scrap Challenge Saturday is almost over
but I made it just under the wire with my 5th and 6th blocks 
for this month!

2 Breaking out Geese in Orange!!

More scraps put to use! 

Linking up with Angela over at 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Idaho Square Dance!

When Bonnie Hunter was in town last spring, I attended 
her workshop for Cathedral Stars.  Next to my machine I had a pile of 1 1/2" square blocks as leader/enders 
to make 4 patches...I had no idea what I would use them for but I wanted to use up the fabric, well Bonnie piped up and said....
"Oh! You could make a Idaho Square Dance blocks!"

So thats how this quilt came to be!!  So far, I have 35 blocks...
not near big enough!

I sashed them with a pretty light green/white pin dot fabric and added 2" squares as there are 
only 4 more rows to go to make it nice and big!

Yippee! Another Bonnie Quilt for ME!!

See? There she is with those little squares at my machine!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fine things...Aunt Georgia #1

A coworker and friend of mine recently lost her 
Great Aunt.  Her name was Aunt Georgia, she was a wonderful woman and she liked to sew!

Sounds like someone who I would have just loved also!

When my friend went down for her funeral she came home with some fine things that belonged to her Aunt Georgia
which included some hand pieced quilt blocks! 
She asked if I would make them into quilts for a couple of her loved ones, of course!  So, this is the first quilt I got completed
for her..its for Aunt Georgias newest Great Grandson Jax.  
He was born in August.

The center block was hand stitched by Georgia...I used fusible web to attach it to some coordinating fabric and then did some hand stitching on it with DMC floss..including
the babys name and birth date.  

Koi kept me company while I hand sewed it down.  
Shes such a sweet kitty!

The completed center of the quilt....

And the finished product!  
My coworker Laurie picked out all of the 
fabrics, she has a great eye for color...I just love it and so did she....I was just so happy to do something and preserve these
beautiful blocks made by a beautiful lady!

The best part of all is that when Jaxs mom received the quilt she was so surprised and cried, she thought that her Aunt Georgia had made it for her! We explained that the center WAS made by her and thats why we finished it in a 
quilt for her new sweet baby!!

Such a fun project!  Smiles all around!!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

RSC Saturday

Its Rainbow Scrap Challenge Saturday once 
again, this week I have made two Scrap Jar Stars in 
beautiful Orange, one of my favorite colors!

Linking up with Angela over at 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Scrappy Trip Bee!!!!

3 times a year I sign up for the 
Scrappy Trip Bee over on Flickr....

I love it!!

You get assigned a "Hive" and you make 5 blocks 
for other ladies in the colors of their choice using Bonnie Hunters free tutorial for her Scrappy Trip Quilt.  In turn, you
get 5 blocks in your color choice....


Here are my blocks for my hive mates....

Tera above requested scrappy with a dark red center line....

Britta requested shades of green, beautiful!!

Lynn asked for scrappy with a Red center line....

Charlotte requested Brights! LOVE!

Sandra asked for Orange, neutrals and Aqua...

I love everyones choices, mine are all done in 
purples, black on whites, white on blacks, text prints and tone on tones....after this round I should have enough to finish
up my quilt..Yippee!!

Thanks for stopping by my little blog today!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Septembers Block Lotto!

Each month over at the Block Lotto, there is a certain 
block that you can make and enter to win a
bunch more to make into a quilt! 

Its awesome, if you win you get tons of squishy mail, its
like Christmas!!  Whoop Whoop!!

This months block is this cute tulip block, I made 5 of
them to enter to win....

Its so fun to receive a bunch of beautiful blocks in the 
mail from all over the world with so many different
fabric combos!!

I hope I win this month!!!

Check it out over at

Saturday, September 12, 2015

RSC Saturday!

Its Rainbow Scrap Challenge Saturday!  

This months color is Orange, one of my favorites...I just 
love the "pop" that Orange adds to quilts, especially 
scrappy ones!!!

Heres my two Wonky Orange Stars for September....


Linking up with Angela over at 
SoScrappy !!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Itty Bitty Blocks

Now anybody that reads my blog knows that I am just 
a little bit whacked in the head when it comes to 
scrappy piecing! 

This is my second batch of 15 Itty Bitty Blocks for August
with Quilty Pleasures Blogs pattern each month.  
I made 15 already but did them in a complete rainbow, totally fun but not in the actual style that I should (wink!)
have done them. 


Really? IS there a wrong way to do it? Idk!

So here are my half light/half colored Itty Bitty Log Cabins...

Here are a couple of my favorites...
Polka Dots!!

A Geisha!!  
Ever read that book "Memoirs of a Geisha"??
Awesome Book!

More Polka Dots!

So theres two rows for August instead of just one.  
Bring on Septembers block!