More quilts done


The quilt that is the the overall orange stars is a lovely quilt that is a sample for a shop in Alpena called Yarns to Go. They have quilting fabrics too. I love this pattern. I did different stitches in each border-swirls, paisley, swirls and then did an overall feather in the center. I love the texture ! Such a good job Durenda the piecing is fab!

The last two quilts are more customer quilts that had overall stipple stitch on them. I know that the people who will receive each one will appreciate the work that the maker put into them.

I am thinking about what to do on the next quilt, it is pressed and I will loaded it today. I will ring in the New Year quilting I am sure. I am such a party animal, lol.








Christmas quilt!

This adorable quilt will get you in the Christmas spirit! I quilted this for two of my friends who collaborated on this quilt. I know this took four years to make. One did all of the the applique and the other assembled it. I know that I didn’t want to detract from the quilt so I long armed overall swirls on it for texture. Click on each picture to enlarge it to see the details of these blocks!



Podcast #7 Nostolgia and slow stitching

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The Unicorn fabric and one of the Tapestries that I photographed at Stirling castle. My grandmother stitched the Unicorn in captivity not pictured.

2016-12-13-06-46-32 2016-12-13-06-46-42 The template we made in 1976 for the long winter.

2016-12-12-20-17-02Our tree

2016-12-13-06-37-03 My 20 plus year old Santa cross stitch is declared DONE!!!!

, 2016-12-12-19-15-14 2016-12-10-13-20-14 free patterns for the Quick Curve Rulers at and click on free patterns

2016-12-08-07-54-51The latest Emerald blocks.

The slow movment is for more info.

Detals of the Santa Cross stitch will on be on my Instagram feed, or follow in the pics on the sidebar. You can see my IG handle and stuff if you click on those pics.

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2016-12-05-01-05-07 Snow started to fall this afternoon and here is our house. I expect that we will be seeing more of this because it is December after all. OK snow is still a four letter word in my book. I feel the cold more these days. I wish I could cross country ski that might make me have a reason to like snow hahaha. No skiing, falling is not something I want to experience. I have terrible balance.

I did get exercise in 4 times this week. No falls on the tread mill or recumbent bike!

2016-12-03-13-09-50 It is the second round of the NCAA D2 playoffs and GVSU is there. Our team lost to Ferris State University. I love college football, so much more fun than the NFL. We have tickets to the Quick Lane Bowl on December 26th. I had so much fun. The music, the energy and our seats were 2 rows behind the home team. Another season over. Maybe they will get far next year, too. The team is young.


I am digging through the archives for all the Christmas quilts. I will add those pics when I get them out. I may wash them because I have the perfect machine, Maytag No Agitator, and they are due for a wash. I have Retayne but no color catchers. Hmmm, maybe an experiment tonight on old quilts.







Podcast #6 Snow is a four letter word


Snow is a four letter word~ See the picture from my porch.Click on each picture to enlarge and see detail.

My table is a hold out in orange and brown. Christmas decor will start next week.

And my custom quilt with lots of threads to bury, not my favorite thing to do in quilting.

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