Category Archives: Quilting

Stash Report

I told you a bit ago about my AWESOME thrift store day.  Well today’s the day I’m going to tell you exactly what was in those in the fabric stack.

Here’s the goodies….


The first thing I grabbed to look at was the bag…I never can really tell what is in them and this one looked good.


And once I laid it all out it looked more like this…. Continue reading

Quilt Book Review: Step Back in Time

You might remember that Martingale Publishing sent me a whole bunch of quilt books to review.  I’ve slowly been wading through them picking the ones I like to review and passing on some as they aren’t my style.  Today’s book Step Back in Time is one I liked…


The authors are  Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts.

The books come to me in ebook format.  Several years ago I used to be able to request hard copies of the books that interested me and then I could do giveaways and pass them on to you…sadly, no more and sadly that means I have trouble showing you the pictures I want to show.

For example…this is the only picture provided of this quilt….


It’s a lovely picture.  The staging in great….but it’s the border that makes the quilt and you don’t get to see the mitered corners.  I love that feature of the quilt.  If I only show you pictures that I have access to, then you miss that.


This quilt I think the borders do a lot for it as well….

Here’s my poor picture of the computer screen with the full picture of the quilt… Continue reading

Getting the Itch

If you’re like me and have a love of quilts made with shirts, sometimes I’m VERY in the mood to make them and other times, I wonder why I do as cutting up the shirts can be a really lot of work.  I’ve learned that I’m either “in the mood”…and cut out a couple quilts at a time or I’m NOT “in the mood” and don’t touch shirts and even vow that I won’t buy any more shirts and then I go to a thrift store, the prices are fabulous and there I am..buying shirts again.

I can tell that I’m heading towards a “in the mood” stage again.  I am working on Georgia’s quilt right now if I do get to a machine.  But I just might cave big time here….

What’s sending me over the edge??


A sale at the thrift store…shirts were 10 for $5.  I bought all they had.  50 shirts.  I told you about these before…but they’ve been sitting here waiting for me to find some motivation to cut them up.

Well I think I have some motivation.  Mary from Country Threads is the inspiration.  (I stole these photos from Mary’s blog-please go over there and see all of her pictures of the quilts)

Check this out…. Continue reading

Stash Report

The thrift stores continue to be a bit of a solace to me.  It’s the few minutes that I can hunt and look and forget the changes that our lives have taken in the last few months.  I swear I feel a bit like a bloodhound sniffing out the wanted the items.

Even though I haven’t been sewing, I’m still looking at fabric.  It’s an old habit that’s just not dying with my lack of sewing.  It’s so hard when prices are so cheap!

This is a yard and a half so I can make two pillow cases with it.  I think the childcare kiddos are getting pillow cases this year for Christmas so I now I have some construction fabric that I can easily sew up for them.

I couldn’t resist this piece…. Continue reading