Thursday, April 29, 2010


EQ7 is coming. Look for it in May. Check it out at Pre publishing discount and if you already have EQ6 a bigger discount.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I had better clarify, I saw Lyn Johnson working on this quilt at retreat last fall. Came home and ordered the pattern. For the record, I started it on April 4, 2010. I have completed enough 9 inch strip sets to make the 9-patch blocks. Lots and lots of them. Now for the hard part, sewing them into 9-patches. No pictures tonight, would be the same as last nite.

Happy quilting,

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


This is the beginning of the next quilt. This one may take a while. As you can see these are small pieces. The name of the quilt is Omigosh! by Quakertown. You can find the pattern here

The first picture is 1 1/2 inch strips and strip sets. The second picture is one of the 9-patches. see the quarter for sizing. This is 2 inches. The pattern is made of double 9-patches and shoo fly blocks.

As you can tell, this may take me awhile. I may have lost my mind. LOL. One thing I do know, is that I am having to be very precise on the cutting and sewing. There is no room for error. Of course I do love the challenge.

I am collecting fabrics for another quilt. Polka dots. A few months ago Vicki Perry's mother did a trunk show at Greater Columbia Quilters. She had a Piece O Cake quilt that I loved. It is called "Completely Dottie" . You may have to wait awhile for this one. LOL.

I maybe about caught up on this blogging thing.

Happy Quilting,

Johnny Jump Ups

Look at this! My baby violets came in a hole in the brick. I had a bunch of these 2 years ago, but DH sprayed them with round up. Don't ask. This one came back by itself. A friend I used to work with gave me a few about 12 years ago and this is from that small bunch. I am glad to have it back. They are so small and beautiful.

New Car

I got a new car!!! Our son graduates from college on May 15. He gets the old car (0nly 3 yrs) for graduation. I got the new one. What do you think. RED!!! Opps there is DH coming around the corner behind it. This is a Chevy Equinox. The old car is a green Equinox. Yes, I liked it. I really like the new one. They have upgraded it and it is allot nicer and quieter. Chevy did a good job upgrading this car. Gas mileage is supposed to be 32 on the hwy.

Greater Columbia Quilters

Yesterday was GCQ meeting. What fun. We had a trunk show that was fabulous. The guest speeker was Lou Ann Byars. Here are a few pictures. The light is not great, but they are beautiful quilts.

Jewel Box

The Jewel Box top is ready for borders. I have had it to this point for about 2 weeks. Tomorrow I will try out borders tomorrow. I cut this out with my Accuquilt. It is all scraps except the background. It is beautiful. I may have to make another one to keep. This one is going to my niece for graduation from high school.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Jewel Box and more

I have the Jewel Box quilt top together. Just need to add a border. Then will get a picture for you.

Pat Nagle, Eleanor Burns' sister

Thursday several of us traveled to Sumter to see Pat Nagle. Pat is Eleanor Burns' sister. She travels the east coast every year giving a trunk show of Eleanor's newest books and patterns. Of course she is selling, also. It was great fun. Her newest book is due out any day. It is Barns Quilts. The idea is from all the barns with quilt blocks on them that are popping up all over the place.

The black and white is from Orion's Star. The leave is Autumn Leaves Pattern.
And here is one of the Barn Quilt quilts. This one is Pat's version.