Monday, April 28, 2014

Red Velvet Quilt made with Black Dress 2 fabric

This is what I was  working on last week !

 I fell in love with the Black Dress 2 fabric and knew I wanted to make a quilt with it.    I used 1 layer cake ,black grunge fabric for the black points and ivory grunge  to add to the the X blocks and border . Both from these are from this  line of fabric and really compliment the fabrics.

 I have decided on this fabric for the border .  I have ordered it and it should be here soon . It is black with tan .

The pattern I used is RED VELVET by Thimble Blossoms . I have had this pattern  for some time and have been waiting for just the right fabric to use.

Maybe I should name this quilt BLACK VELVET !

Happy Sewing


Friday, April 25, 2014


Another finish .....

Just finished the binding on Nantucket last night!

Oh how I LOVE this quilt !  I am So happy I made it !  The fabric is Midwinter Reds by Moda.  Just beautiful fabric to work with .

After I hung my quilt I decided I should keep with the Seaside Theme and brought out my treasures I have collected on my beach adventures

 The small jar holds my Sea glass and small shells and the large jar holds my  Sand Dollars  from Pismo Beach
  Mary of Quilt Hollow did a AMAZING job quilting this for me.  We chose Paisley & Feathers design because of the paisley fabric I chose for the backing  LOVE IT !!!

Here are a few pictures that Mary sent me before she mailed Nantucket back to me.

Have a Great weekend and Happy Sewing !


Monday, April 21, 2014

Sugar Trail Quilt home from the Quilter

Sugar Trail is a finish !

I just finished sewing the binding Saturday night.

Sugar Trail is a pattern designed by Doreen at Aunt Reen's Place  and I purchased the kit from Kelly Ann's Quilting . It finishes at  54 " x 59 ". Such a fun and easy quilt to make  !

Mary at Quilt Hollow did a DAMASK  quilting design , as always she did a amazing job !

 Mary sent me these pictures before she mailed it back to me and they really show a close up of the quilting

Happy Sewing !


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wishing Everyone a Happy Easter !

Just a few decorations for Easter !

My wreath on my front porch greets  my guest......
and Spring quilt hanging in the dining room with a few of my "  Williraye " Easter items

The view from our living room window looking  at our  backyard in bloom


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2 UFO quilt finishes

I am happy to say that I have 2 of my  UFO quilts   finished !

Thanks to Cheryl   So many quilts , So little time ! blog they are quilted and I just finished the binding on the last one last night.  Cheryl was so sweet  to offer  to quilt these for me on her new Sashiko machine by Babylock .  She thought that these would be good practice for her and  she did a amazing job  !


It looks hand quilted doesn't it ? 

Miniature Heart Quilt

Quilters are just the best !!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring is here in my gardens !

Spring is my favorite time of year !!!!

I thought I would just share a few of my flowers that are in bloom for you to enjoy

A lot of my perennials  are starting to bloom......

My Camelias are almost all done blooming  ...............
All of my maple trees have their new leaves....

Climbing flowering Quince

I wish you could smell the blossoms on my clematis
Here is my  clematis with my roses that are full of rose buds
Sun Azaleas are also in full bloom

I hope to add more of my gardens soon


Monday, April 7, 2014

Hampton Ridge month # 4 blocks done

I am  trying to keep up with  Hampton Ridge BOM  blocks. 

I am glad to say that I completed my month # 4 blocks  !   Here is all of my blocks I have made so far. 16 down  25 to go !   I love how each block is so different and how every month I never know what  blocks I am going to make next and what fabric they are going to send me.

 These are the 4 blocks I made for month #4  

  I wanted to show you how different they look when I do this !  

This is how they will be laid out in the quilt.

I finished my blocks just in time !  Month #5 just arrived , look I get to make 5 blocks this time  and just look as these yummy fabrics I get to play with  :-D

Our weather has been in the 70's and things are really starting to bloom.  I will try to post some pictures of my gardens Tuesday.  Oh how I love Spring !