I'm embarrassed to admit this, but here goes . . . it’s been one full year since I finished my Bloom-Topia quilt top. For some crazy reason, I sort of “forgot” to send it off to be quilted. Last July, I tucked Bloom-Topia in a drawer and thought, “As soon as I get a free… Continue reading Bloom-Topia: quilted, bound and beautiful!
For the past few years, I’ve wanted to make an American flag quilt using the Stars and Stripes pattern by Thimble Blossoms. Each year in late spring, tempting photos begin popping up on Instagram, with quilters all over the country sharing their version of the Stars and Stripes quilt. This year, I gave into temptation.… Continue reading Stars and Stripes: and American flag quilt
Last spring, I made a college graduation quilt for Haley’s boyfriend. When I showed it to my husband, he asked, “Is that for me?” He knew darn well that it was for Cameron, but I felt a twinge of guilt. I realized I hadn’t made a quilt just for Brad in several years. When I… Continue reading Finally . . . a flannel quilt for Brad
The last time I wrote about my return to cross stitching, the snow was flying and it was ice fishing season in Minnesota. Friends, my progress has been very slow . . . pretty darn cute, but very slow. Here’s my start on the Jack Frost’s Tree Farm sampler, which I ordered from Fat Quarter… Continue reading Cross stitch update: A winter sampler
Our Bloom-Topia charity quilt along journey began in January. Now it is July and we can look back at the fun we have had along the way. It feels wonderful to have participated in this effort! Many thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for hosting this annual event, which will benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation of central and… Continue reading Bloom-Topia: A finished quilt top