Friday, September 19, 2014

See You in October

This beautiful bouquet of fabrics are a birthday gift
from my dear friend,

Dorian knows me so well.

I love Kate Spain fabrics.

Thank you, Dorian!

These lovelies will receive much petting while waiting for the right project.

Today I am packing a few POTC block kits for handwork and some units that I need to finish machine piecing for the Round Robin border that I am working on, and tomorrow I will be off on my great adventure.

See you in October!

Happy stitching!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Maple Leaf Mug Rug Giveaway Winners!

Time to pick the winners of my 

to pick the winners of these mug rugs ...

and the winners are 

# 102 Susie QSeptember 5, 2014 at 8:59 AM
I love your Gingham baby quilt really pretty. The coasters and the pussy cats as so cute, thanks for sharing. Susie x

Beautiful projects and Happy, Happy Birthday a day early!

I follow with Bloglovin and also email updates.

Oh my goodness, your pinwheel quilt is absolutely stunning! The perfect little quilt for a very beautiful grandbaby. Thank you for the maple leaf coasters which are very pretty. I think I need a set for myself. Hope you have a wonderful day on your upcoming birthday. Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!


An email will is coming your way to ask for your address to send you your new  Maple Leaf Mug Rug!

I will also enclose a copy of my hand-drawn pattern.


Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left kind comments.

This hop has been a lovely way to end my summer. 

Thanks to 

for organizing this wonderful blog hop.

Looking forward to cheering from the sidelines for the next hop

and I will be sewing a getting ready for the

I will be away from my computer for awhile.

May you and yours be well.

Happy stitching!


Monday, September 15, 2014

A French Courtyard Patchwork of the Crosses Quilt

My new Patchwork of the Crosses quilt fabric!
This fabric line is 

These are my birthday gift fabrics.
Red, buttery yellow, gray and off white ...
the colors are personal favorites.
They are so pretty! 
The colors are more vibrant than the photos taken here on my gray day 
in the northeast or the ones on the website may show. 

Plans are to make a 

I have made a cutout cardstock viewer to help me determine how to best fussy cut these fabrics for the honeycomb shape.

I learned this "view before you cut" technique from my expert 
Lucy Boston block friend,

I am putting together a few block kits today to pack with me to sew on my upcoming trip to visit my daughter and grand-darling.

It will take me a long time to hand piece this quilt.

I am happy I have these beautiful fabrics to keep me inspired to keep sewing.

Happy Stitching!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stitchin' Sisters Round Robin Update

This is my beautiful RR in the making!

Gina added this wonderful border last month 
and I am just getting to posting this in our

I love this border!

It is the perfect border at the perfect time.

Gina has a knack for this.

In the RR that I am working on Gina added the middle border
of our five rounds and hers is the defining border in the RR.
It provides the focus and turning point in the rounds.
building on the past and turning outward to the last rounds.

In my RR Gina's task was to frame the center 
and prepare the way for the final border.

I think her border is just what my RR needed.

I love sawtooth borders.
 The subtle choice in the paisley and background fabrics 
really lightens this quilt in the making.
It compliments the scrappy snowballs in the previous border 
and points outward to the last frame.

I am really looking forward to this beauty coming home after
my stitchin' sister Annette adds her final border magic.

The last border is always a surprise package
for the owner of the RR.

No pictures are posted until the RR makes it way home.

The excitement is building!