fabric therapy


Judi’s lovely cat box barter quilt complete with fun kitty footprint border and already has the batting ironed on.  No idea what size it is yet…comfortable lap sized for sure! November 3rd 2013

Olivia’s way too cute Hello Kitty quilt pinned and ready for some furious machine quilting. November 3rd 2013

Oliver & Olivia (8 & almost 2) Halloween 2013


Cutting, Sewing and actually completing!

Prairie points for Jazmin’s Halloweenie quilt which may actually be completed by Halloween…although I will not put a year on that Halloween! 6-30-12

Pastel quilt top…this seems like it will be for a girl…yeah…I know with all that blue you’d think a boy would just LOVE it…but alas…think I’ll be giving this to a girl…or donating it…or well you know me! It’s made of left overs for preemie quilts…tops all done…just need to dig through my stash for a backing for it… made this a while back…I really should date these things before I forget where I put them! Um yeah…Shamus is involved in the photo aspect of many a quilt…they are prewashed before exposing them to wee babies…just sayin’ 6-30-12

Purdy Purple Fascinator! I joined a world wide art swap…I really have nothing to do! LOL…so this girl fromNew Zealand likes neat little hats…I just so happened to have a naked little hat without a home…TADA…Purdy purple!  The hat it self is about 2 inches tall and oh the brim is 3.5 inches or so…very dainty! 6-30-12

Bright rainbow/frog/kitty backed baby quilt thus far…It’s all sandwiched and the edge done…just needs copious machine quilting and perhaps a dash of tying with embroidery floss in the middle of each block…bright and fabulous! 7-1-12

Super soft boy preemie/newborn quilts.  Approximately 24 inches square made with fun flannels and Minky squares and backed with cotton…stitched in the ditch with batting…good for under the sweet baby and can become a drag along once he grows up a bit! These will be sent to God’s Tiny Angels in Virginia to be sent to at risk babies! 7-1-12

Super soft girlie preemie/newborn quilts.  Approximately 24 inches square made with fun bright cottons and super fine corduroy squares and backed with cotton…stitched in the ditch with batting…good for under the sweet baby and can become a drag along once he grows up a bit! These will be sent to God’s Tiny Angels in Virginia to be sent to at risk babies! 7-1-12

Wee grrrl preemie/newborn quilt to sell on Etsy…bright pink fine corduroy and cotton sock monkeys…LOVEthe combination of green and pink! Backed with cotton kids fabric…very cute! Love all the little faces! Added a button hole and a plastic ring so it can be attached to a car seat or stroller…don’t you just hate running over the blanket with the stroller?!? Me too! Approximately 24 inches square, with batting and stitched in the ditch machine quilted for durability 7-1-12

Gorgeous sunset caught on June 29th 2012

Black & White Shamus…still figuring out this new camera…6-30-12

Olivia working on those teefers 7-1-12

Liv loves the ball popper…well until something else exciting catches her eye! 7-1-12

Aw…Shamus needs some attention while I’m taking pictures of quilts 7-1-12

This is what’s on my knee every meal time…wonder if he wants a little nibble… 7-1-12

a moment for fabric

Houses thus far for the: Our house is a very, very, very fine house…with 2 cats in the yard…life used to be so hard…quilt

House paper piece pattern located at: http://www.connectingthreads.com/patterns/House_Keepsake_Frame_Card…free!

Printed up 9 of them blown up to 8.5 square

Won’t be sashing them…just putting them right next to each other on ‘postage stamp lots’ like in the big city

Will surround the belly button of the quilt with assorted shades of rainbow probably in 4.5 inch strips to make this a nice baby sized quilt or perhaps a wall hanging. June 24th 2012

House # 6 for the Our house is a very, very, very fine house…with 2 cats in the yard…life used to be so hard…quilt

House paper piece pattern located at: http://www.connectingthreads.com/patterns/House_Keepsake_Frame_Card…free! June 26th 2012


Some fabric and center block for the Tree hugger save the everything reduce that carbon foot print quilt…whew what a LONG name!


Center block is completed and is about 14 inches square…the pattern for the pine trees is FREE from:http://www.quilterscache.com/T/ThePinesBlock.html the center block will be sashed with something lime/Kermit the frog tummy…thinking 3.2 inch width.


The wide border is this FABULOUS save the whale, tree hugger, no nukes fabric from Kris to the K…it is SOOOOOOOOO neato I just had to throw a quilt idea together for it! The base color of the fabric is light ish turquoise with bright purples and green…the corner blocks will be paper pieced wonky houses in colors to go with this eye burning carbon foot print shrinking pile of giggle-ee-tude…in other words…haven’t decided yet! Wonky house pattern found FREE at: http://www.forestquilting.com/paperpiecing_free/paperpiecing_free_p…

Another 3.2 width border of same or similar green border

Hmmm…perhaps a border of rainbow stripe OR I’ll make my own rainbow out of 2.5 by hmmm…6.5 inch strips…can you ever have too much rainbow?!? Corner blocks for the rainbow border?!? Small 6.5 inch paper pieced trees matching the center block…not totally matching of course since I made the center a few years ago.

Finish it all up with a 3.5 width green border…with the ever popular rainbow prairie points in lieu of a binding…another eye burning spectacular yet to made but basically thought through quilted loveliness…will probably keep this one since it has the first paper pieced blocks I’ve ever made and the super special fabric from my friend! June 24th 2012


some fabric for the Paper pieced FrogZ In The Round quilt contemplation:

Paper piece frog pattern available at: http://www.paperpanache.com/free/guestpats/amobirdfrog.htm will be blowing up to 8.5 X 11 paper sized…so frogs will probably be about 8.5 inches square…frogs and their water backgrounds will be scrappy so no 2 are alike…no sashing…frog next to frog so the blue background can look like dappled blue water, I may use all different blues for the background to give the water more movement…I’m thinking embroidered or button eyes… June 24th 2012


Fabrics for the Use Up All That Fairy Fabric Quilt June 24th 2012


bumble bee stripes fabrics for the A brain storm of a quilt called Applebee’s

Center block is already made …the black and yellow borders will be oh I’m thinking 3.5 inch squares and black Minky and yellow flannel for a fuzzy bumble bee feel. The yellow border is the same bumble bee fabric that is the outer yellow of the center block.  Of course the whole quilt will be finished up with left over yellow bee fabric and black to match the outer black border prairie points!

Okey Dokey so the apple paper pieced pattern can be found at:http://fandominstitches.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/pattern_ofenjen…

And here’s the sweet honey bee pattern: http://piecebynumber.com/honeybee.htm

Revised 6/22/2012


Jazmin’s still in process Halloweenie quilt…so I’ve already wandered off the beaten path and put a border of assorted Halloween squares…then I’ll be adding a skinny border of the batik green…then the orange and black checker board border with paper pieced witches as corner blocks…this top is already getting too big to hang for pictures…I have the feeling it will indeed be larder than lap sized! June 24th 2012


Wee belly button for another Halloween quilt made of the left over border of Jazmin’s Halloweenie quilt June 25th2012

Jazmin’s Halloweenie Quilt contemplation

Jazmin’s Halloween quilt in process let’s finish it idea…

Orange and black checkerboard border will be 3.5X3.5 inch squares equaling a border of 9 inches complete…

I’ll have to locate a green that’s compatible with the existing green to make a 3 inch border of green around the checkerboard…a black border of something Halloweenie that goes with the quilt thus far of 6.5 inches…finish this puppy off with orange black and green prairie points.

WIP contemplated 6/22/2012

wickedly busy

Finished the fabulous swap pillow…IT’S FABULOUS! I so want to keep it…I will have to make another one…eventually…the Cheshire grin really makes it! It’s about 11 inches square…10-15-11

The open back makes it easy to remove the pillow form for very gentle hand washing as needed…10-15-11

And a moment for Shamus’ massive mouth…massive 10-15-11

My wedding bat choker…beaded and wicked!

Check out the crystal dangle beads…EEEEEEEEEEE…2 weeks till the BIG day! 10-15-11

Chinless Shamus…visualize him with ALL his hair shave off…poor baby with a flat bony head and no chin…don’t think we’ll ever do that…he needs his goatee! 10-16-11

Started the Kris-Ella-Emma heart for the ‘Those Who Dwell in My Heart’ quilt…their heart is all flowery prints…girlie and garden filled…looks stunning so far! Pattern: ‘crazy hearts’ http://www.paperpanache.com/guests/aheart.htm  10-16-11

And finally Shamus…really needs a hair cut…he’s becoming quite the fur ball… 10-16-11

those who dwell in my heart WIP

‘Those who dwell in my heart quilt’

…thus far…whew…each heart takes about 2 days on and off hand paper piecing, some machine piecing, machine attaching the ribbons the hand embroidering the names (if you look close you’ll see my cursive abilities are a bit lacking) rest assured at least I can read the names lol…so far I’ve completed: Mom (Lavender/Green), Dad (plaids), Jim (Red/Black), Me (Orange/Green), Tabitha (Black/Pink), Jazmin (Purple/Black), Natalia (shades of teal w/ black & red heart),  Heidi (Retro Hippy w/ Beatles), Oliver (fun boy fabrics), Olivia (Pink/Grey), Stephermini (Shades of green), Companion Animals (Beastie Fabrics) and Samhain (Wild Halloween-ie)…I’ve 7 more to make…each heart will eventually be cut down to the size of the smallest one about 7”X8”…I think I’ll frame each with black to make each block pop more…think I’ll skip prairie points as this quilt will be busy enough…unless I go with a black border all around and black prairie points…definitely nothing definite just yet…The pattern was free from: http://www.paperpanache.com/guests/aheart.htm

September 16th 2011

Spur og the Moment Halloween Quilt points

Points in place all ready to be sandwiched…bummer is I don’t have any sheeting big enough for it…plan on getting a black or purple full sized flat sheet tonight and MAYBE have enough time before bedtime to sandwich it and I can sew the edge tomorrow…perhaps even start pinning and tying it so I can quilt on it while I sit at the crafty show at the Thrift Shoppe on Saturday at Angel Hands in Watertown 🙂 http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001197956523