quilting · Sewing

Quilting the Moda Love Sew-Along Quilt

The last year was full of projects that I documented in photos. I didn't write about all of them. I'm going to try to catch up by showing some progress. I started 2019 with the Moda Love Layer Cake Sew Along Quilt. The link to that post is here. I made the quilt in the beginning of 2019, but… Continue reading Quilting the Moda Love Sew-Along Quilt

Quilting Tip’s · Uncategorized

Quilting tip~In search of matching fabric

We all have our own creative process. For me, color and fabric are the spark to my creative plan. I'm called to color first. Then I find a pattern that will enhance the fabrics that I picked. It takes time to come up with the right project and sometimes months go by before I make… Continue reading Quilting tip~In search of matching fabric

Baby quilt · quilting · Sewing

If you start with Beautiful Scraps You will end up with a Stunning Baby Quilt

I wanted to share an adorable little quilt that I finished just in time for the birth of a new little friend. I can't wait to meet the new little person and to show her how welcome she is. I had her in mind when I started to put some Moda Little Ruby by Bonnie… Continue reading If you start with Beautiful Scraps You will end up with a Stunning Baby Quilt

Recipes

Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole

It's the weekend of Mother's Day. The gifts are prepared for my mother and mother in law. My daughters are not coming home. I won't be spending time with them . I do have a date tonight with their father, so all is not lost. Love and family will still be celebrated. I decided it's… Continue reading Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Garden

A gift idea for Mother’s Day

I have two special people in my life that I want to honor. I needed an idea for Mother's Day Gifts. I came up with a theme of enjoying a cup of tea in the garden. I purchased a few items in accordance with that idea, and it came together in a one stop shopping trip.… Continue reading A gift idea for Mother’s Day

Buttons and Corduroy · quilting · Scraps · Sewing

I’m Sewing with the Moda Love Sew-Along

We are all invited to a social media sew-along. I decided I would act on the invitation using pre cut fabric from my stash and complete a quilt top in January. If you don’t know what a fabric stash is, let me explain. After years of sewing projects a person can accumulate a little extra… Continue reading I’m Sewing with the Moda Love Sew-Along

Hand Quilting · quilting · Sewing

Speedwell Quilt part two the Quilting and the Binding

The quilt top was finished in the first couple weeks of October. See my first blog post about putting it together in part one, the pattern link is included. The quilt top is laying across the plaid backing. I have plenty of fabric to pin onto my leaders for quilting the three layers together. It… Continue reading Speedwell Quilt part two the Quilting and the Binding

Crafting · quilting · Tutorials

Christmas Vignette

It worked out that I could host another craft night.  That's two in a row! I invited a couple of friends that I knew would love the idea of setting up a Christmas scene in glass.    I gathered lots of items from past craft adventures and bought a few inexpensive items to add to… Continue reading Christmas Vignette

Crafting · quilting · Sewing · Tutorials

Holiday Candle Mat

Lately I’ve been social in the real world, but silent in social media. This is what I've been up to. I planned an evening at home, with a few friends that I’ve known for years. For the first gathering of girlfriends, I planned a simple craft. Here’s to renewing old friendships and forging ahead with new… Continue reading Holiday Candle Mat

Patterns · quilting · Scraps · Sewing

The Autumn Speedwell Quilt

One night I was searching Pinterest and saw the cutest pattern called Speedwell quilt by Nicola Dodd of Cakes Stand Quilts. After clicking on the information I found out it was a free pattern featured on Moda Bake Shop. The pattern is based on a layer cake, which is a pre-cut stack of coordinating fabric.… Continue reading The Autumn Speedwell Quilt

Recipes · Uncategorized

Through The Ivy Covered Window‘s Garden Salsa

Lots of herbs and ripe tomatoes mean it’s time to make fresh garden salsa. I love summer cooking recipes and this one is great spooned over grilled chicken, scrambled eggs, nachos, hot dogs, or almost anything . Here is the recipe I came up with based on what I had in my garden. Lucky for me… Continue reading Through The Ivy Covered Window‘s Garden Salsa