I Love Celtic Knots!

I have been so interested in knots as long as I can remember.  It started with my father’s boat, then Girl Scouts, then macramé… and has never ended.  When I first really noticed Celtic knots and their symbolism, I was hooked.  Celtic knots are not so much knots as braids, and once you notice them, you…

Can I Quilt Over a Steam a Seam Applique?

Two questions I get asked quite often are, “Can I quilt over the iron on applique?” and “Do I need to stitch the applique down, and if so, how?” The tote bag in the featured photo is my go to example to answer these questions.  I made this tote bag almost three years ago, and…

A New Cardinal Assembly Video!

I will be the first to admit that the “Scarlet Cardinal” tutorial video was awful, even though it was quite useful.  I have had comments about how useful those basic instructions were for doing the other kits.  But, wow!  It was over 40 minutes long and much of that was bumbling.  And that is NOT…

What Little Pretties!

  Today I am going out on the road to visit some quilt shops.  I know, tough job, but this is just one of the reasons why I love my job! In anticipation of spring, I have been kitting up these little beauties from the Watercolor Blossoms kit.   I just love the colors and how…

On the Road!

My sister and I are on the road, visiting quilt shops, and we decided to go into Paducah to see the National Quilt Museum after about six different people told us we had to go there.  We got into town late afternoon, and after some last minute hurried phone calls, and my sister in law…

Gotta Love Some Bunny!

This week’s sewing project was the bunny wall quilt made from the Brown Bunny Laser Cut Applique Kit.  After adding the borders to the appliqued panel, it’s time to figure out how to quilt it. 

We Are Blossoming!

After God and family, I love quilting and designing! And close behind those is my flowers. I miss them so in the winter, but without that time of waiting, I know I would not appreciate the spring flowers near enough. One of my very favorite spring flowers is the poppy. I just love the oranges,…

Meet Beeper the Maine Coon Cat

I would like you to meet Beeper, my sister’s Maine Coon cat.  I took this picture of Beeper just before  my computer went down as she enjoyed the sun coming through the sliding glass door.  She is so regal.  Those eyes!  She looks clear down inside of you. She is also the model for my…

What a Whirlwind Month!

It has been a very busy month!  Just a month ago, we were contacted about a quilt using our “Scarlet Cardinal” kit.  Then the lady made contact again to inform us that the Circleville Goodtime Quilters (a great group, by the way!) were looking for a couple more vendors at their good sized show.  Now…