Thursday , 28 July 2016
  • Celebrate Seuss

    Celebrate Seuss

    I ran across the latest Celebrate Seuss at my favorite local quilt shop and just knew I had to have it! Since I’m a shade older than average-age Seuss…

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    Ball and Chain

    I love patterns with chain links…very modern looking with lots of open spaces for free motion quilting, a passion of mine. It looks complicated but is…

  • Timeless

    Timeless

    I love taking antique quilt blocks and using them in a contemporary-styled quilt. The Kansas City Star Block used in this quilt was introduced in 1937…

  • Hip to Be Square

    Hip to Be Square

    This basic two-block design is log-cabin like in structure and takes advantage of strip piecing to go together quickly. …

  • Starshine

    Starshine

    This fun quilt pattern is made up of three different stars inter-weaved with an X block to provide the square border effect surrounding each star. …

  • Charmed 3D

    Charmed 3D

    This pattern is charm pack friendly and a great beginner pattern for the novice quilter. I've included fabric requirements for crib, lap, twin, and qu…

  • Ready to Eat

    Chicken Pot Pie

    This one of those recipes that takes a little time to prepare but is well worth it as I get several meals for the time I invest. I make the pies ahead of time and freeze. On those wonderful days set aside for quilting, I thaw these babies, pop into the oven for 30 minutes and voilà, dinner ready! Homemade goodness with frozen dinner convenience.

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  • Banana Bread with Crumb Topping

    Banana Bread with Crumb Topping

  • Beef Enchiladas

    Beef Enchiladas

  • Enchilada Sauce

    Enchilada Sauce

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    Roast Chicken

  • Quilts to Crochet

    Quilts to Crochet

    I have slowed down with my crochet projects the last several years as I have delved into quilting. But there will always be a special place in my hobby heart for crochet. I’ve had numerous requests over the years to provide patterns for my Afghan designs. That’s always been somewhat difficult as I tend to create as I move along in the afghan (rather like free motion quilting).

    However, with Tunisian crochet, the effort becomes a little easier by using graphs. I designed my first afghan based on quilt blocks back in 2009. I wanted to crochet a copy of a quilt I designed…just to see if I could do it. It actually went quite well and I learned a lot as I progressed through the afghan.

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  • Sunshine Sampler

    Sampler Quilt to Crochet

  • Popcorn Pinwheel Afghan

    Popcorn Pinwheel Afghan

  • Jazzy Journey

    Jazzy Journey

  • The Crocheter's Treasure Chest

    Popcorn Pinwheel Bedspread