Thursday, October 6, 2016

Patriotism & Poppies

Today is my day.

We are nearing the very end of
The Road Home Row Along.

I hope you have enjoyed travelin
 the world and collecting Rows.
A special thank you to
Marian @ Seams to be Sew and
Every one stand up and give them
a great big round of applause!

I am in the Mojave Desert,
more specifically the Antelope Valley.
I suppose you are expecting an antelope.
Well, rumor has it they used to exist here.
Although I have never seen an antelope in this valley.

I have seen poppies!
Lots and lots of poppies!

Maybe we should have been called
Poppy Valley.
We do have the Poppy Reserve
about 15 miles from our home.

Those are my beautiful girls
(a few years back).

We also have Edwards Air Force Base
and Plant 42.
Many aircraft have been built in our valley
(even the Space Shuttle).
Frequently there are fabulous planes in our sky.

It just so happens
that many years ago I worked for
Northrop Grumman, B2 Bomber Division.

That plane has a soft spot in my heart.
That is why I chose to share it on my Row.

So, let's get to the Row.

Here is Patriotism & Poppies.
I love hand applique.
So that is the technique I used,
but you may use for favorite technique
to complete this Row.
 Patriotism & Poppies

You can find the pattern on my
Craftsy Pattern Page too!
Just click on the digital image below
(by the way, I design in EQ7).

Do you want to see what else I create?
Click the Instructor link below:

While you are there, check out my Craftsy class:

Now for more fun!
We have prizes for you...

Don't forget to enter the giveaways.
Leave a comment on my blog and enter to win.

Good luck!
Hope you have enjoyed the entire Row along!

Please share your pictures with me:

Blog at you later,

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Encyclopedia Quilt

Fabric just arrived!!

I love it when there is new fabric
to cut up and sew back together.

Here is what came today:
by Studio 1500 for Andover Fabrics.

This is what it shall become:

The pattern is available on my website:
or at

I did a quick search and found the fabric
will be available late September at

I am sure you can request it from your
Local Quilt Store.

I will be posting pictures as the quilt progresses.
Follow the progress on my

or on

Blog at you later,

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Road Home RAL

Today is the Day!

I told you it would be here before we new it!

I cannot believe how fast time seems to be flying by.

There are four FREE Rows for you to gather today
and many more to come.

I am posting the entire schedule for you.
I am at the very bottom.
Please check out all the bloggers
and then come back to get my Row on
October 6th (just a month from now).

The Road Home Row Along Schedule

September 6

Allie-Oops SweetHappy Life 
creates Harrisville, MI Sunrise Coast
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
creates Adelaide South Australia
Kissed Quilts
creates Grand Coulee, Washington
Renee's Quilting Addiction
creates Alberta, Canada

September 8

Sew Incredibly Crazy
creates Colorado
Quilt in Piece
creates Amanzimtoti, South Africa
3 Patch Crafts
creates Bulgaria
Just Let Me Quilt
creates Las Vegas, Nevada

September 13

Tweety Loves Quilting
creates Edinburgh, UK
creates Heber City/ SLC
Seams To Be Sew
creates Idaho Falls, Idaho
Pine Valley
creates New Zealand

September 15

bdieges designs
creates Road to Tehachapi (CA)
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
creates Worcester County in Central Massachusetts
Cloth and Paper Studio
creates North Georgia Mountains
Patti’s Patchwork
creates Toronto, Ontario Canada
creates New Milford, Connecticut

September 20

creates Denmark
Heleen Pinkster
creates Netherlands
Seams To Be Sew For Batts In The Attic -- date may change
creates Hollywood/LA
Rebecca Mae Designs
creates Northern Maine

September 22

Words & Stitches
creates Beaches of California
Quilt Art
creates Africa
I Can Quilt 2
creates Baltimore, MD
Any Pattern
creates Port Angeles, Washington

September 27

Creatin’ in the Sticks
creates Dodge City, Kansas
MooseStash Quilting
creates Alaska
Patchwork Breeze
creates West Michigan Shoreline
Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
creates Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia

September 29

Quilted Fabric Art
creates Burlington Vermont
Westend Quilter
creates Manitoulin Island, Canada
Pamela Quilts
creates Oregon
Quilt Fabrication
creates Silicon Valley, CA

October 04

Linda Robertus
creates Netherlands
Elm Street Quilts
creates North Carolina
Sarah Quinn Featured At Seams To Be Sew
creates Outer Space
creates Central New Mexico

October 06

Cheryl LaPlant Featured At Quilt In Piece
creates York, Maine
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
creates New Hampshire
Bumbleberry Stitches
creates Oklahoma
Needle in a Hayes Stack
creates Mojave Desert

October 11
Show N Tell Day

Thanks for checking in,
Blog at you later,

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Who wants to go on a great adventure?
Well, get ready!
We are going to begin before you know it!
Click on the picture below to get more information.

There are 48 designers/bloggers participating
from all over the world.
I will share more info over the next month.

Just know that there are many Rows for you to collect!
Each designer has something special for you.
You won't want to miss a single one!

Blog at you later,

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Quilter's Affair 2016

Just a little Quilter's Affair Update!
The Splendid class has a discrepancy between the original supply list and the pattern.
Please use the Fabric Requirements listed on the pattern.

A note for each of my classes:
You may choose to do a little pre-cutting (not required).
Should you feel like you want to be a bit more prepared, go ahead and cut the strips listed in the pattern.
Please do not cut the triangles.
I want to be able to demo the technique for the triangles and be close by to guide you through the process.

Please call. email or text me if you have any concerns I have not addressed.

I am so excited for class, see you soon!

Friday, January 1, 2016


Brand New Quilt!

Drum roll, please...

I now present to you Phoebe - Night...
and Phoebe - Day...
There are instructions in the pattern book for each color way.

Check out how they look in gray scale.
I can only image what color schemes are going through your head right now.
I would love to know!  

Please share your color ideas with me.
The pattern book is available for sale right now
(I know, crazy, huh?)

Check it out on my website:

You can get a hard copy or download it digitally
(if you just can't wait for the postman to bring it to you).

off to create something fun,