Behind the Bars Quilt

My latest project was made for my nephew who will be leaving home to start college this summer. I saw this pattern on Etsy at a shop called TCSfabrics. The pattern is by Urban Elementz. I loved that it looked  both modern and masculine. I ordered the kit from TCSfabrics…

Baby Bug Quilts

When my son was little, his favorite book was called Snug Bug. In the book Snug Bug had a teddy bug. My Mom made my son a little teddy bug and he loved it and slept with it every night for a long time. We still have the original teddy…

Mug Rug Mania

I love to sew, but sometimes it requires hours and hours of work before you get the satisfaction of a finished product. So every once in a while it is nice to make something small for quicker gratification. Mom and I have been playing around with some of the &#8220…

Rosetta’s House Quilt

After getting an embroidery machine last Christmas, I was determined to make a quilt with a Bible verse on it. In my stash was some Robert Kaufman fabric that has rows of houses in it, so it was not exactly a leap to use the verse from Joshua which says…

Fall Scarecrow Table Runner

Mom reminded me of a verse in Ecclesiastes 7:8 today that says, “Better is the end of a thing than its beginning.”  That is how I felt when I finished this fall table runner. After all the steps involved in its completion, it felt so good to…

Double Irish Chain Quilt with Celtic Knot Quilting

I enjoyed making my nine patch quilt with the 3 inch squares so much that I continued to cut up any small scrap pieces of fabric I had into 3 inch squares.  I just tucked them away into a container until I had about 500 squares. I had just taken…

Stained Glass Quilt

As a quilter who also loves stained glass lamps and other stained glass items in general, I decided to make a quilt that looked like stained glass. Choosing bright colors in batik fabrics would give it the look of the sun shining through.  It was fun shopping for fabrics. Then…

Cheddar Potato Soup

This one goes out to Amanda, my former pharmacy technician, who was always on the hunt for a good potato soup for lunch. I used to make a big pot of this soup almost every Sunday afternoon. When my kids were little I used to feed them leftovers for lunch…

Checkers Table Runner

Anyone up for a game of checkers? Owl play. Ha Ha.  I am still into making table runners. Maybe because it is a quilt that I can finish within the perameters of my attention span. I had a lot of fun embroidering these owls. Or more precisely, I had a…

Nine Patch Scrap Quilt

We have an old quilt that my Grandmother Winnie made. It is our favorite quilt to lay under. The backing and binding are made of white cotton that is so worn that the edges of the binding are starting to wear away. Because the fabric is so worn, it is…

St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Table Runner

Anyone who knows me knows that I love the color green! So I had a great time picking out the fabric and shamrocks for my St Patrick’s Day table runner. I wanted it to fit my 42 inch round table and using the following measurements I ended up…

Dress to Skirt Upcycle

I hope it’s not possible to have too many skirts, because my daughter and I have been on a skirt making rampage. We saw this dress when we were at a thrift store and thought this fabric would lend itself well to being dressed up or down. The…