Friday, April 13, 2012

What is on your bed?

Bonnie Hunter is asking us what quilt is on our beds? I have my butterfy and flower quilt on my bed. It is the same quilt I have at the title of my blog. I finished it in the fall of 2010, and it has lived on my bed since. Lily, my dog, doesn't like to have her picture taken and lookes a little upset.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I have a new design on my other blog: Trunks Up!

I have just finished the first version of a new design. I should have the pattern ready for testers this week.

I call it Trunks Up! Tradition says that elephants with their trunk up are good luck. I hope so. I loved fussy cutting the paisleys for the elephants. Thier ears are free to move, only attached on one edge. The tails move, too.

Monday, December 26, 2011

McCall's Quick Quilts February/March 2012 - My Winter Quilt

My seasonal mat patterns are being published by McCall's Quick Quilts starting wiht the Feb/March 2012 issue. I love the way it looks in the magazine.

You can see more here:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Quilt for Doris

This is the quilt I made for my sister, Doris. I didn't have a pattern, but had seen a picture on the web, so made up my own pattern. I used a light and a dark of complimentary fabrics. I made a positive (dark center) and a negative (light center) from each pair of fabrics. Some fabric selections, I had enough to make two pair of blocks. The quilting is simple stitch in the ditch and the centers of all the blocks have an orange peal pattern. I think it turned out really good, and she loved it.

A close up of some of the squares.

Friday, December 9, 2011

I'm still here

I havn't posted for a while now because I am having computer problems. I am still working on patterns. I have the first version of the "Lucky Elephant" pattern put together. I also have an owl quilt I am working on. As soon as I get the computer thing worked out, and can post from my own computer, I will post pictures here and on

I spent two weeks working on a quilt for my sister, Doris. She had to have some tests done on her heart. It was like an obsession for me. I couldn't work on anything else. I was up till midnight the night before her tests, finishing the binding. It was not a full size quilt, 50 x 80 inches. Just big enough to use for extra warmth. I know I was cold when I was in the hospital last year, until I had my family bring a quilt from home.

When we went to the hospital the day she was scheduled for tests, we walked into her room and I had the quilt in a pillowcase. I asked her how she was, and she said she was cold. I said, "I think this will help", and pulled the quilt out of the case. She was thrilled.

When I am back on my own computer I will share a picture. She is fine, the Doctor said her heart looked good (for her age) except for a small valve leak they already knew about.

Until next time.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


I have been busy trying to get a design business going without much money or success. I am putting all the info on another blog If you are interested go there to see my quilts and tests on new patterns.

Around here the weather was very good, for fall, until this week. We had one out of season snowstorm in October, that caught us unprepaired. We hadn't taken the cover off the metal frame that shaded the patio, and the weight collapsed the frame and rippen the cover. We weren't expecting the snow so early. Two days later, it was gone, but so was the patio cover.

I think it will be winter for the next few months, now.