Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas gifts given on Thanksgiving Day .... All Wrapped up quilts and Snow-Kissed Quilt

Happy December 1st !

Where has the year gone ?

On Thanksgiving Day I gave my Christmas  gifts to my family early ......

Snow-Kissed quilt for my Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law made of Juniper Berry fabric

All Wrapped up quilt for my niece and her family made of Kate Spain Jingle fabric

All Wrapped up quilt for my Nephew and his family made of Kate Spain Jingle fabric.
 All Wrapped up pattern is a free pattern online by Kate Spain and Snow-Kissed is also a free pattern online by McCalls.

I wanted them to enjoy them during the holiday season.  They were all SO Surprised and loved them.

I just wanted to make them each a quilt from me and this so warmed my heart giving them to them

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Fall ! Quilts I have made update

Hi Everyone !

Hard to believe that has been 3 months since my last post .

I have been busy taking care of my parents. They both were in the hospital separate times and now things have kind of settled down for them.

I completed few quilt tops that I thought I would share with you.

This is Pumpkin Season......

The pattern is by The Pattern Basket and is mostly made from scraps of Fig Tree fabric from other quilts I have made except for the border fabric was a gift. This wallhanging measures 25 1/2" x 25 1/2".

Next Pumpkin Seeds .......

The pattern is also is by The Pattern Basket and is also made from my stash of Fig Tree fabrics  It measures  48 1/2" x 60 1/2"

Next is Snow- Kissed Star ...

This is a free pattern on  I used Juniper Berry fabric and will be a Christmas gift Quilt Measures 57' X 57"

None of these are quilted yet just nicer to have them pieced  and ready to go!

Hope everyone is enjoying this fall weather... it is my favorite time of year !

Happy Sewing Sue !

Monday, July 17, 2017

Moda Love Quilt finish

Hi !

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer !

We have been working in our gardens first thing in the morning while it is cool and we
have been enjoying tomatoes from our garden and plums and peaches from our fruit trees.

I wanted to share with you that I  finished binding my Moda Love quilt  using Sweetwater fabric

                                              The quilting design I chose is Peeled Onion

  Our Grandson celebrated his 2 nd birthday on July 4th.  His Auntie bought him his first bike and he is to wear his helmet when he rides he bike.

Happy Sewing !


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Stars and Stripes Pineapple quilt and 4th of July !!!

                                                       Happy 4th of July Everyone !!!

Just finished sewing my STARS AND STRIPES PINEAPPLE QUILT  together.
It is a free pattern from Jedi Craft Girl   and Gigi's Thimble   and is another wonderful five fat quarter fun quilt pattern . I made mine smaller then the pattern called for.  Mine measures 55 1/2" x 36 1/2".
I just wanted a small quilt this time to hang on my quilt ladder

I fell in love with Gigi's Thimble's quilt and shamefully used the same background and found most of the fabrics online she used. The background is Robert Kaufman ESSEX Yarn dyed linen cotton blend and the color is Chambray

                            Such a beautiful day for the 4th of July Parade in our small town of Grass Valley !


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dogs in Sweaters Gift received

Very Happy Recipients  !! 

You can see by the pictures why I made this baby quilt  for this Sweet family expecting their second child next month.  Their 2 Doxies gave it their stamp of approval

Now isn't it what is really all about when we make quilts for others .  

It is the joy of giving to others.

Now we have to wait for baby #2 to arrive !

Happy Sewing !


Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Hi Everyone !

Hope everyone is enjoying your summer  so far .

It has been very hot here in California the last few days and no relief in sight till a week from Friday :-(    So I go out first thing in the morning to water and tend to my gardens before it gets too hot.

I just could not wait to show you my Snails quilt!  I just finished binding it yesterday and here it is ..

  Fabrics I used is Tula Pink & Kaffee Fasset and the quilting design is called PEARCE by URBAN ELEMENTZ

I made this quilt to hang in my sewing room above my drafting table and I just Love it !
It is so bright and colorful and brings a smile to my face when I see it.
As you know all know besides making quilts I love gardening :-D

 I also made these 2 individual Snails for a friend of mines 2 Grandsons .

Happy Sewing !


Friday, June 9, 2017

Dogs in Sweaters quilt and Garden Snails quilt

Hi Everyone !

Sorry I having MIA for awhile. I had computer problems and could not get in my gmail and just figured it out. SO..

Thought I would show you my  Dogs in Sweaters quilt...

I just got it back from my quilter  and the quilting design I chose is  called " COOL BEANS "
It almost matches the Sweater on dog #2 don't you think ;-)

Just Love the GLASSES !!

This is the backing I chose

It is already on its way to its new home. The baby is Due in July


                            I have my top all sewn together and mailed it to my quilter

This is the backing I chose ... isn't it Cute !

Have a great weekend and Happy Sewing !!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Hi everyone !

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day !!

I have been working on my GARDEN SNAILS QUILT  a Pen paper pattern  this last week when I get a chance and just the perfect time of year to make this quilt.

I just finished making all of my snail blocks mostly made of Tula Pink  and Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
Such a fun quilt to make with these fabrics :-D

Here is a closeup of some for the Snails I made

Hoping to finish this quilt top this week and move on to another project soon   ....

I had a wonderful Mothers Day spending time with family and of course Nico. It is hard to believe that he will be 2 in July already. They grow to fast !

For Mother's Day Nico walked up to me and handed  me a gift bag and gave me a kiss. My heart just melted.. In the bag was this painting he painted for me on canvas. I am going to look for a special frame for it so I can display it.  Hoping this is a start of much more art work :-D


Friday, April 21, 2017

Dogs In Sweater quilt all sewn together :-D

 My " DOGS IN SWEATERS " quilt is all sewn together...

 I am very happy how it came out with the Batik fabric background

My favorite dog is the this one with the Honeycomb Bee fabric and glasses

I have mailed it off to my quilter and can not wait to see what she suggests for a quilting design.

Have a Great weekend !


Friday, April 14, 2017

Fancy Fox quilt is finished


I can now call Fancy Fox quilt a finish !

The fabric I chose from the binding is J is For Jeep by Riley Blake and cut the fabric on the bias.

Last night I finished hand sewing the binding on  YEAHHH!

Now onto binding the 2 Christmas quilts...  I am on a roll and it feels SO good :-D



Friday, April 7, 2017

Christmas quilts back from my quilter

I just received this picture from my quilter of 1 of the  Christmas quilts I made and the box arrived with with all 3 quilts ready to bind. 2 Christmas quilt & the Fancy Fox quilt

Here is a picture of 1 of the Christmas quilts ...
The fabric is Jingle by Kate Spain and the pattern is Flurry by Kate Spain

The quilting design is Aquarius

I made 2 of these quilts with different backing fabric on both. It is dark and raining outside but as soon as I get a day of sunshine I will share a picture of all 3 quilts quilted  :-)


Tuesday, April 4, 2017



Besides working in the yard I have been working on these " Dogs In Sweaters " blocks

The pattern is by ELIZABETH HARTMAN

Now I just need to sew this quilt together !

This will be a baby quilt for a family that has 2 Doxies !

Happy Sewing !


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fancy Fox Quilt

My Fancy Fox quilt is finished and here are the pictures my quilter sent to me..

I Love how it came out :-D

Fancy Fox quilt pattern by ELIZABETH HARTMAN
Fabric I used is Stonington Free Spirit fabric by DENISE SCHMIDT

My list is coming along :-D

I am working on the Dogs in Sweaters quilt now and will post my progress soon

Happy Sewing !