May 27, 2019

Farm Girl Chicks

Remember in the last post, 
I told you that most of my sewing room is packed?
Well I was able to salvage two bins of projects.
The first is the Lori Holt "farmhouse" quilt that I work on at
Farm Girl Chicks, twice a month.
These are some of my chicks!
A couple of years ago, one of the chicks found these recipe book holders at Hobby Lobby.
Everyone ran there to buy their own and use them as pattern book holders.
They say "Farm Fresh" on them :)
(I'm in the back under the silo)

We only work on Lori Holt projects, but we can share any projects we've worked on recently.
Brenda and Susan are showing off their beautiful "Tilda" dolls.

Nedra made this beautiful Elizabeth Hartman quilt called
"Awesome Ocean", from a kit.
I want to make one now!!!

 Nedra also made a "plus" quilt from Cotton and Steel scraps.
I really want to make one like it too!

Nedra didn't have a big enough piece for the back, so she created her own :)
I think it's a great idea and tip!

Look at this beautiful Lella Boutique quilt!

Here's Brenda's Elizabeth Hartman "Penguin Party" quilt.
She backed it in flannel and didn't use any quilt batting.
It is very drapey and snuggly, a great idea!
I love the background too :)

Brenda designed the eyeglasses, so cute!

Nedra finished and sewed together all the blocks for her Lori Holt 
"Spelling Bee" quilt.
I've decided I'm going to make this at Farm Girl Chicks 
when I've finished "Farmhouse".
Nedra used "Blueberry Park" fabric by Karen Lewis, perfect!

This is Nancy, the creator and "heart" of our 
Farm Girl Chicks group.

Nancy made the "Checkerboard" quilt which can be found
in Lori Holt's Scrappy Project Planner.
It's gorgeous, so scrappy!

Here is a photo of my very bare sewing room :(
Yes, my fabric are in the cupboard and on the shelves in the closet, but all of my tools are temporarily packed.
I just need to buy a rotary cutter...
then I might be able to create something...sometime...

May 20, 2019

Something Old, Something New

I used to love taking Art at school!
When I was 17 years old, I took a stool and easel and sat in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Montreal and 
painted this watercolor rendition.
My mother wanted me to get it framed, but I never did.
It sat in a cardboard tube for 45 years.
As we were staging our home, my husband came across the tube and asked me what it was.
I told him and continued on with what I was doing.
He gave me this framed painting for Mother's Day!

May 13, 2019

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild

I went to my guild meeting on Saturday,
the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild.
I wanted to show you some of the quilts that the ladies made :)

This is just plain cute and very appropriate for Arizona!

I love this 3D looking baby quilt :)

My friend Nedra made this cute Elizabeth Hartman penguin quilt.

This quilt is stunning!
Nedra said she made it as a leaders and enders quilt this past year.
It's 4 little 1 1/2" squares, sewn together!
It must have been so time consuming.

I'm going to have a difficult time showing you my quilting projects, because all of my tools are packed up.
We had to stage our house to sell.
We are building a new home a half mile down the street :)

May 6, 2019


Hi Everyone!
We moved to the Phoenix area last June, almost a year ago!
I joined the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild and have really been enjoying it, everyone's very friendly :)
I jumped right into the BOM 2018, Sewology.
Lindsey from Pen and Paper patterns designed it, she's in our guild.
I'm happy to announce that I finished the top!!!

One of my favorite processes of making a quilt, is choosing the fabric.
First I bought the background fabric at Quilter's Oasis in Mesa.
I studied the different background options 
and liked the rich look of dark gray.

I had a lot of catching up to do, but had seen this quilt on Instagram so many times and was really excited to make it myself!
I delved into my fabric stash and chose every one of these bold, vibrant colors.

The last step that I had to do to finish my top, was cut out, press and stitch the "button" letters onto the orange fabric.

I wish I had sewn my rotary cutter in another color besides yellow, but I'm still thrilled with the outcome.

My stash is a little lighter, but I still have a lot to work with!
(eye roll...)
Until next week friends, happy quilting!!!