Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Quilts for Babes - Quilt #2 Quilted

Hi. I have the Quilts for Babes all packaged up and ready to mail to Kathy if Magnolia Designs, but thought I'd share a pic of the quilting on Quilt #2. I think it turned out really cute, but then perhaps I'm biased. PS - I have two other Quilts for Babes started. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Last weekend was so beautiful; I officially have spring fever. I spent Friday morning at the garden shop picking up some flowers and Friday afternoon planting them. Here's a pic of before and after, and also a pic of my "pet" turtle. Finally, I'm including a pic of my little fountain that I built myself! After getting the plants planted, I spent some time clearing out some overgrown areas of the yard and guess what? I'm definitely allergic to something in my yard. I spent Friday night trying not to scratch my skin to pieces and Saturday at urgent care getting a shot for some much needed relief. Now I have an excuse to get out of future yard work! I hope you are enjoying the weather. Even though it rained last night and this morning here in Northern California, I understand that we're back on track for 79 degrees on Friday. Yeah!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Quilts for Babes - Quilt #2

Hi friends. I hope you had a great weekend! I taught a machine quilting class on Saturday, then puttered around the house on Sunday. (My intended bike ride was canceled due to the wind and rain.) Since I spent the day indoors, I made another Quilt for Babes. If you're a quilter, I encourage to join in. The details are in the post below. Have a great week and happy quilting.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quilts for Babes - Join In!

When I read that Amber of One Shabby Chick was joining forces with Kathy to make and donate small quilts (around 24" x 36") to a hospital's ICU for babies, I knew that I wanted to join in. You see, my baby boy (now 19 years old) was born about 11 weeks early and spent several months in Kaiser's NICU. I wasn't a quilter then, but I certainly am now so what a great way to help out. One Shabby Chick put the call out for 8 1/2" pinwheel blocks (or even small quilts of any style- not just pinwheels). Plus, she's having a giveaway to help sweeten the deal too....for every block you send to her, you get one entry....a quilt will get you 10 entries. The deadline is May 1 so you still have plenty of time to get a block or two, or even a small quilt, whipped up.

Here's a link to a tutorial on making a pinwheel block. For 8.5" square pinwheels you'll need to cut 5" squares of your fabric, which will yield 4.5" half square triangle units. (I always over-cut my squares just slightly, then square up to 4.5".)

I had so much fun making my first pinwheel block quilt that I'm planning another and I'm inviting you to join in the fun on project "Quilts for Babes." Be sure to let One Shabby Chick know that want to contribute and she'll mail you her address. Have a great day!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Finished Quilt in 2010 #3

If you check in from time to time then you know I've been working diligently on my 2009 Bunny Hill Designs BOM called "A Tisket A Tasket." I am happy to announce that it's finally finished. Yeah! You may have been lucky enough to get the patterns for free, but if not they are now available for purchase here. I enlarged the pattern to 125% and am very happy with the size. This year, Bunny Hill Designs free BOM is called Snowbound and you can find the patterns for free here. Why don't you join me in making Snowbound?