Friday, March 27, 2015

Keeping Busy!

I saw this free pattern on Pinterest for this cute little mini-quilt.


I am always looking for fun ways to use up small scraps leftover from quilts!


This was a super quick little project!


I’m using it for display on the little low shelf under my kitchen island!


I also made a cover for my notebook/journal.

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I saw a clever cover on Pinterest that I put my own spin on!!

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Love the phrase- “the fabrics of my life”!!

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Yogi is still waiting for spring to arrive here in northern VA!! 


Has it arrived in your area?


Monday, March 23, 2015

March Schnibble Done!

This month’s Schnibble project is a Little Bites sampler quilt called (duh) “Sample”.  Historically, I’ve never really liked sampler quilts…

Little Bites Quilt Pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. This is a sampler quilt that uses mini charm packs

But I did like the sampler quilt version with the taupe polka-dotted background on the cover of the pattern.

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And I must be honest and admit that I thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt…

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and I do love how it turned out!!  Love the backing, too!

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It was fun to make each block differently.  You don’t get bored, for sure!!

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Lots of playing with fabric placements!!  Such fun!!

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I made mine with Pat Sloan’s Bobbins and Bits collection, which I also love!!

yogi snooze

So, Yogi is wondering where the heck spring went?  It was 33 this morning again!!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Nothing says it better than a quilt…

A very dear friend, Sue, suddenly lost her beloved Father recently.

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Our quilt bee sent a donation to her Father’s favorite charity group, but it just didn’t seem enough.

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Sue is a quilter and as we quilters know- we make many quilts for gifts for others and often never get quilts as gifts ourselves.

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Sue is one of those quilters who is always making a baby quilt for a co-worker , friend, or family member.

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I wanted to give Sue something to let her know how much we care about her

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and something that would give her a bit of comfort as she grieves her great loss.

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Nothing says you care like a quilt.  Nothing.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015


I’ve been a participant in the “A Schnibble A Month” online group since it started about 4 years ago. 

Each month at our local guild, I bring my completed Schnibbles


for Show and Tell at our monthly meetings.


So, doing 12 or so projects a year,


I’ve done about 50 or so!! 

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The guild ladies asked me to do a Schnbble workshop last month.


I picked one of my most favorite Schnibbles to teach- Plan C.  This is my original Plan C from 4 about years ago!


This is my latest one that I used to teach the workshop!

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The first one was done with American Jane fabrics. 

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This new one is done with High Street by Lily Ashbury for Moda!!

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I think it will be wonderful to put out soon for spring!!  Aren’t you ready for spring???

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Someone here sure is…

(me, too!!)


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Snow Days

Hopefully today’s snow storm will be our  LAST  this winter!!


Next Sunday we “spring forward” and change the clocks, so surely spring is on the way, right?


Well, I just finished this quilt kit I bought from Keepsake Quilting over a year ago!

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The pattern is called Snow Days by Hen Scratch Quilting.  I am soooo pleased with how it came out!

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The fabrics are so perfect for the design!

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I really enjoyed making the little houses!!  All those fabrics have  little white dots that perfectly depict falling snow!!

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And the tree fabric with the little birds is just so perfect to go between the houses.


The quilting was fun, too. 

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I wanted it to look like a wind blowing the snow around!!


I had bought a flannel to put on the back, but it was too bright…sigh

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Then I found this Alexander Henry snowman fabric in my stash!!  Woo hoo!  A match!!

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It looks great on my blue chair in the library!!


OK.  Yogi says NOW it’s TIME for SPRING!