Category Archives: Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past: June 2012

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about things I was working on in June of 2012.

We had a Moda Bake Shop project.  It was called Peaks and Valleys.  It was a fun quilt to make.  We have it listed as a free pattern here on the blog now.  You can find it HERE.  You can read the original post about the quilt HERE.

I didn’t remember where I had gifted this quilt.  Then last week I saw a picture my niece posted of their cat wall.  Notice the quilt in the rocking chair.

I gifted it to my niece!!  I love that she still has it and is using it.


Don’t you love the cat wall??  So cool.

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Blast from the Past: April 2012

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about things I was working on in April of 2012.

April of 2012 was a terribly busy month for me and the family.  I pulled this that I wrote from one of the blog posts.
“Over the last few weeks, my life has been a whirlwind.  After Kelli and I got back from seeing Bonnie Hunter in Moline at the beginning of April, I started scrambling to get things together for our family Easter and my trip to Cincinnati to the International Quilt Festival.  Just as I was ready to leave for Cincinnati, my husband’s mom took a turn for the worst.  She was 91 and in the nursing home.”

Grandma Kramer ended up passing away a few days after I got back from the show.  It was a month filled with joy and sorrow.

Here is picture for the retreat.  It’s our friend Debbie on the left, Bonnie, Kelli and me.


On Saturday, during show and tell, June showed her Virginia Bound quilt.  You can find the pattern in Bonnie Hunter’s Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”.  I wish you could see the picture better.  I have the center of the quilt made and would like to finish it like June did.

Bonnie Hunter was hosting a “What’s on you Bed” linky party.  I participated and shared this quilt that was on my bed.  This is Paducah Nine Patch from Pat Speth’s Nickel Quilts.

MyQuilt-1I adore this quilt.  It’s another I’ll never give away.  This is the most used quilt that I use on my own bed.

I had wrapped up the Crumb Along Quilt Along that I hosted.  I had many people ask about my quilt and how to construct the blocks.  I wrote a tutorial of shorts.  You can read the post HERE.

CrumbQuilt-1I finished up this little mini quilt…
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Blast from the Past: Quilting in February 2012

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about things I was working on in February of 2012.

2011 was the Quiltville Mystery was Orca Bay.  I finished mine in February.  You can find the pattern in Bonnie’s book String Fling.

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I went on and made every quilt from the book.  You can see them all HERE.
Ocra_Bay_BindingI loved making this quilt.

In 2012, I learned that it’s okay to… Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Quilting in January 2012

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about things I was working on in January of 2012.

I was hosting a Crumb Quilt Along.  We had a check-in and here is where I was at with my quilt.

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I had so much fun working on this.  I would love to make another crumb quilt.  Hmm.  2012 is my year to use things up and goodness knows I have PLENTY of crumbs that need using.  This project happened to use string too so it’s was double love for me…crumbs and strings.

This was my rescue beagle Rosie.  She was a great dog.
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HERE is more information on the crumb quilt along I hosted.  The directions are still here.

I was hosting a quilt square quilt along.  It was a series of patterns by From my Hands to Your Heart.  Each month we’d pick a block to make and many of you would quilt along with me.  This was the January block…
Quilt-Square-Quilt-along-log-cabinRead more about them HERE.

Being I was hosting, I needed to work ahead.  This was my February block… Continue reading