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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Birthday Fun!

I turned 29 again last week and my pal Julie and I decided
 to take the day off of work and take a quilting class 
down in Sacramento.  It was a class using the 
"Quick Curve Ruler".  Now, my sister bought me this ruler about 3 years ago to make her a quilt.  Thing is, its out
 of my comfort zone, with all of those wonderful curves so I let it sit and sit and sit.  Then this class came up to learn how to use it and I thought SCORE! I can get some firsthand pointers and experience with this ruler and hopefully get my sisters quilt done this year, then she'd be happy, plus get to spend the day playing with fabric with my "quilty sister"!  

Double Score!

We used the "Urban Candy" pattern...this was our 
sample block...what crazy fabrics eh?
 Reminded me of minature golf!

These fabrics below are what I am using...very "modern", purples, limes, aquas.....with a medium gray backgound.

Theres Julie concentrating cutting background pieces with the ruler.  Julies quilt is all purples with a lighter gray tone
 on tone background. Its supposed to be for her daughter but she said that might change!

 Do you like our new tshirts I got us?

This is the teachers sample quilt..

These are my first blocks...not too shabby! 
Loving the color scheme!

Here I am with the pattern thinking to myself 
"Oh boy, here we go...can I do this?".
Oh! And thats Beatrice, my 301A Longbed...Love her!

Theres Julie with a big ole grin....this was before she growled at me for making her take this class!! She is using my
other 301a Betsy that belonged to my mom.


Me and my good pal...shes such a good friend.  She puts
up with alot from me.  I am crazy and I have NO filter so thats alot!

Love you Julie, thanks for spending my Birthday with me!
We are Lucy & Ethel!

You can find this ruler and many amazing patterns here:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Plus signs!

My "Quilty Bloggy Enabling" buddy Kathy in Ohio
 turned me onto this QAL with plus signs....needless to say, I started sewing and never looked back, its not like I have anything else I need to get done right?  But I have to say, this is one heck of a scrap busting pattern too and so easy to sew up using 2.5" strip scraps! 

 Love it!

Here are a few of my very favorite blocks....

Deep Purple!!  Yum!

Ruby Slippers!!

Burnt Orange...Love it...

Group shot!  
See all my fun mixed up neutrals...Bonnie style!!

I sashed my blocks with 1.5" strips of multiple neutrals
 with 1.5" cornerstones. I really love how it came out....of course its another one I want to keep!  Its so bright and happy, it makes me smile!

I'm still debating whether I need a border on it or not...I was thinking maybe using a white print with the "real" looking honeybees on it...I gotta find some though, I do have some but I am not sure that I have enough for all the borders.   This sure was a fun project, I enjoyed it very much.  Thanks Kathy! You always hook me up!


Saturday, February 20, 2016


Continuing on with our color of the month over at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!


I just love this wonderful warm cocoa color Brown...I mean, 
why wouldnt I? Some of my favorite things are Brown
like any kind of chocolate, brown bread, brownies...
Root Beer...theres just lots to
 love about brown!!


Here are my two "Birch Tree" blocks for
 February...loving this pattern by

Amanda Jean of 

 Its so simple and you get such great results!  I did one in a medium brown and the other in a darker brown.

I've been busting those fabric crumb scraps as
leader/enders to make the 
strips in between other piecing...its a snap!

Go on over and check out what everyone 
else is doing over at the RSC...


Also linking up with Cynthia over at Oh Scrap!

Quilting is more fun than Housework

Friday, February 12, 2016

Pat Sloan BOM

I'm following along with Pat Sloans 
2016 Block of the month called "My Secret Garden".

Februarys block is called "Killarney National Park",
here it is in my chosen colors...

Loving it so far!  Its a 16.5" block!

You can check out this free 
mystery BOM here:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Block Lotto!

The February block for the block lotto is this 6.5"
"Snails Trail" block in browns with a white or cream background. I made 5 for this months lotto....

This block has a great look to it but man what a
 pain in the butt it is to make!

Maybe I will win! We shall see!

Heres the info on the Block Lotto...

Join me on the Block Lotto Blog

Saturday, February 6, 2016

RSC-Craving Chocolate!

The color is Brown this month over at the 
Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!
I'm craving chocolate!!


Here's my first block for the month, a 100 patch postage stamp block using scraps from my 2" square has a couple of repeats but thats ok, its so busy
you probably wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't of told you...

I love that little cabin in the middle and the cow to the 
left of it...and of course
the cowboy boot lower fun!

Go over and check out what everyone else is up to


Friday, February 5, 2016

My pal Julie...

This is my good friend Julie....I gave her this
Singer 301A for Christmas.  We named her Eleanor.  

Julie loves Eleanor!

Julies piecing has improved so much since she has started
sewing first on my 301A Betsy and now on hers...Eleanor. I think she is hooked on Vintage Singers now! Yea!

So far she has made this Seattle Seahawks quilt for her sister Kathy.  She made it using the Arkansas Crossings pattern, super quick and with great results!

We backed it with this great neon green fabric that
I got for a super great price!

I longarmed quilted it for her using my "go to" loopy
loops.  I wrote "Go Seahawks" and her sisters name "Kathy" in the lower border of the quilt.

It turned out great! I am so proud of Julie and how
far she has come with her quilting skills...

Yay Yay Yay!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

RSC-just call me crazy!

Soooo....I am already making the "Soul Searching block" to trade with my best quilty bloggy buddy in Ohio and then I am also making the Birch Trees blocks by Amanda Jean Nyburg 
for my RSC blocks this year.  I am actually doing 2 sets of the Birch Trees blocks because my DIL piped up and told me that she really loves that quilt and had pinned it on Pinterest!


I kept telling myself, all those blocks are enough! I still have to put together my RSC 2015 blocks!

Did I listen to myself?

I kept thinking, I gotta use more scraps!!
The 2" squares bin was calling to me!!  
So I made a 100 patch postage stamp square!
 Did I make a dent? 


But it is amazingly


Its going to be an amazing quilt!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Quilt Doodles BOM 2016

I finished up my Quilt Doodles BOM blocks for January 
just in the nick of time....

Check out these super fun Reindeers!  I just had to give 
them some wild Christmas fun!!  Lord knows, I 
have a whole bin full of Christmas fabrics so I dug in
and picked out these cute prints!

5 super cute Reindeers for January.....looks like we are making
trees for February....better get to it!

If you are interested in this BOM, use the link below!