Happy Mail!

I didn’t make it to MSQC on my last trip to Missouri, but they had a great daily deal so I let my fingers do the clicking! I already had Volume one of Stitched Together and now I have Volume two.

The daily deal was these two charm packs; I got a yard of matching fabric to go with. I have no idea what they will become yet.

The thread was a freebie. I’m looking forward to trying it.

This charm pack was free as well. I wouldn’t have chosen it, but it might make a cute baby quilt.

This pattern was free as well.

And I got all the freebies because I bought this lovely pile of JEEP fabric!

Not sure what this will look like, but you know I needed a quilt to leave in my Jeep, Oscar!

It will be quite a while before I get around to this, but I can dream!

Have a great day!

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DWMonday ~ Puss in the Corner

Today I thought I would share my progress on these blocks.

I haven’t worked on them much as last week I was focused on QOVs.

Here is what I have so far.

While working on these the other day, I listened to this audiobook.

I have since finished it and have to say, I enjoyed it. 

Have a great day,


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Slow Stitching ~ Vintage Stars Progress

I’m still stitching away on this! I now have 14 of 30 blocks done.

Here’s a look at the back.

I took the next picture one evening last week. I love how the quilting shows.

Keep stitching!

Linking up with Kathy’s Quilts

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This and That

I took a little trip to a quilt shop in a near by town with a friend yesterday. This shop is participating in the Row by Row program this summer. I’ve never been interested in collecting the rows and making a quilt like this, until I saw the row designed by this shop.

Yep, had to have this pattern! I won’t buy any others but I couldn’t pass up a Jeep pattern! I also got a few yards of this blue and the FQ of red was a gift from my friend. Thanks, Pam!

I told my friend how I really needed to do some serious work organizing my sewing room. Sometimes just putting that out there can motivate me to start. I came home and started tackling the out of control batting scraps. I had several piles that looked like this:

I pieced pieces into useable sizes, measured, and labeled them like this.

This is so much better!

I got some happy mail this week.

Jeep parts! Woo hoo!

And hubby came home from Sam’s Club last night with these.

He paid $4.16 for one, and 4.86 for the other. That’s a decent discount! 

Have a great weekend!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Eagle QOV 

Thank you all for your kind comments on yesterday’s post! You are all too sweet! Someone asked how long I have been quilting. The answer is 29 years! I can’t even believe I’m that old! 

Anyway, here is the last Quilt of Valor for this bunch. This beautiful top was pieced by Val.

Here are some detail shots of the quilting.

And a couple shots of the back.

The feather quilting in the top and bottom borders show more on the back than the front.

I love getting to quilt these beautiful tops. It’s such a privilege to honor our men and women who haves served our nation. If you would like to know how you can get involved, click here to visit the brand new Quilts of Valor website.

Have a wonderful day!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric AddictBusy Hands QuiltsCrazy Mom QuiltsSlice of Pi Quilts

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Liebster Award!

Cindy and Sandy from   Gray Barn Designs  nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you!


The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The official rules for the award can be found at the Global Aussie Website. As a nominee for this award, I am supposed to answer a few questions about myself. Here they are:
1.) Who inspired you to quilt/sew?

That would have to be Mr. Wonderful. He knew I loved quilts and he took me to a quilt show and made me talk to the ladies that were hand quilting at a frame. He also taught me to use my first sewing machine! 

He’s always supportive of my crazy ideas!

2.) If you could meet one person you have never met, who would it be?

Tough question! My Great Grandma Louise passed away when I was three and I did meet her. But I would love to talk with her now.  She was only 16 when she married my great grandpa and he was 48! She never met him until her wedding day. She gave birth to eleven children, ten of whom survived to adulthood. I recently saw a home movie taken by my great aunt showing Grandma Louise making a tied quilt on a frame. She must have been in her 80s at the time. The stories she could tell! Here is a photo of photos of both of them.

3.) What was the last movie you saw in the theater?

Mounumets Men. Yes, it’s been a while! I prefer to watch movies at home so I can stitch while I watch!

4.) What kind of music do you like?

Classic rock, coffee house style, worship music. I detest country music!

5.) What is your favorite quilt/sewn project/craft?

Hands down, scrappy quilts are my favorite!

6.) What is your favorite candy bar?

I’m not a big candy bar fan. I learned to love a bit of good quality chocolate with my coffee while living in France.

7.) Hand quilt or machine quilt?
6 months ago I would have said machine quilting only. But I have recently rediscovered the joys of hand quilting. 

But mostly I machine quilt on my beloved long arm, Harry.

8.) What is your favorite color?

9.) What is your favorite quilting/crafting item?

Harry Bell Avante!

10.) Do you work on one project or many?

Many! Here are just a few WIPs.


Wendy at The Constant Quilter, Wendy at Pieceful Thoughts, and Zenia at A Quilted Passion

I enjoy reading these blogs and I think you all would enjoy them as well!
I’d like to ask you the same questions that I answered above!

Have a great day!

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Another QOV 

This one was also pieced by Nadine. I think it is a Missouri Star pattern, but I don’t know the name.

I didn’t want the quilting to detract from the piecing so I kept it simple.

I used my wavy pattern boards to quilt this, but only did every other row to keep it soft and cuddly. Here is the back.

Have a great day!

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