Friday, July 26, 2013

Random 5 Feline Friday

Lovers Knot Block

(1) My Girl and Her Groom are getting married one week from today! 
I am working on the Wedding Table Quilt
for their Sweetheart Table at the reception. 
It is the last one I need to make!

The pieces to the puzzle.

 (2) All the other table quilts for their reception are done!

Flower Wedding Table Quilts
(3) Butterfly was a big help by making sure all the quilts
passed quilty kitty inspection for Our Girl.
The Butterfly
 (4) There was also the making of a Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Cheesecake
for my future son-in-law for a welcome home from LDAC training,
belated birthday for a pre-wedding gathering and pool party to celebrate The Happy Couple. 

Vanilla Bean Frozen Mousse and Ice Cream Cake 
(5) Katiniss has been helping by spending as much time outdoors on her leash as is humanly possible.
Katniss loves to sit on this crumbling woodpile in our backyard.

Linking up with the interesting people at


the interesting kitties at

Feline Friday
See you again soon ...
(after the wedding)
... just keep sewing ...
~ <3 ~

Friday, July 19, 2013

Pin It!

My Ice Cream Cone Pin Cushion
I made this for the "Shake Your Pom Poms" Blog Hop
Tutorial Here
Now I will be making a new pincushion for a new blog hop
that is all about Pin Cushions!
Sign Up Now!
All the info here @
Sew We Quilt
The cheerleader for this hop will be
Kristen @ Meadowbrook
Looking forward to the parade of pretty pincushions!
How to see you joining in the fun!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Quilty Christmas in July

A Merry Hexie Quilty in July!

My quilty corner has been enveloped in the longest, hottest heat wave of the summer.  While I have been staying inside in the breeze of the AC and quilting the table quilts for My Girl and Her Groom, I have been enjoying my breaks by cooling off with all the Christmas in July quiltiness in blogland.

While I am quilting I am dreaming of a Quilty Christmas.

Visions of my project for the ...
are dancing in my head!

I am posting on August 9th!

To get into the spirit I took a picture of the
 Hexie Quilty Trivet that I made last year.
It was made as a quilt test project from a sample block I made for the
Tumbling Christmas Blocks Quilt

featured in my Quilty Christmas Open House post.
Tutorials for the "no y seams" easy piecing of this traditional pattern
may be found in My Tutorials.
Here is a pictorial of how I made the Hexie Trivet:
2 diamonds and 2 triangles to make this block
The triangles are sewn to the top of the diamonds and then
the seams are nested and the two units are sewn together
to make the third diamond.
Sewn into strips, these make tumbling blocks with no "y" seams.
quilted onto batting and backing

 QAYG borders added

more quilting

trimmed to hexagon shape
ready to finish
flannel backing and binding.
I used this last on my holiday table.
I am planning to make more quilty trivets this year.
Have you been following these cool and Christmasy blog hops?
Christmas in July Blog Hop @ The Crafty Quilter

my personal favorite blog hop for this month ...
from one of my LQS, Quilter's Way
Lots of great ideas and tutorials to get you in the
Christmas in July spirit!
Happy Christmas in July!


Saturday, July 13, 2013

We're Stitched Together For Lac-Megantic

The quilting world is stitching together again to make and send

"We're Stitched Together" Banner Flags
to the community of Lac-Megantic, Quebec
For more information and a tutorial
and the address to send the flags please visit
Information may also be found
Thanks to all who make flags and spread the word.
We are all stitched together with love.
~ <3 ~

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy ...

... in my sewing room!

Katniss is busy

Butterfly is busy

We found freezer paper template guides 
make the best curves on the flowers

How many days until Our Girl gets married?
... just keep quilting ...
~ <3 ~

In my music player ... "The Dance of the Blessed Spirits" ...
which will be played by one of her best flute friends
as my daughter walks down the aisle.
Whenever I hear this, though, I hear only my daughter
as she played this herself many years ago in a recital.
I made the request that this be played at her wedding, but
My Girl already had picked this herself and had wanted to surprise me.
I am not surprised.
I am very happy.

Edit: 7/16/13

Linking up with the mid month check in linky party for

... just keep sewing ...

~ <3 ~

Be a Hexie Queen!

Sign Up Now!

You know you want to!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

A Hex of a Blog Hop is Coming!

I <3 Hexagons!
Sign-ups coming soon for this new blog hop at
Sew We Quilt
Hope to be in the hop!
Hope to see you joining in the fun, too!
~ <3 ~

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July Giveaway Winner!

The winner of my Quilty Keychain Giveaway
is ...
True Random Number Generator
linny said...
"Your key chain quilts are just so cute.
Thanks for the chance to win one. :

Congrats, Linny!
I am sending an email for your address.
Today I received a lovely message today from
 Sharon @ Dancing thru Threads
that I was the lucky winner of this lovely Old Glory Gatherings patriotic charm pack!
Thanks, Sharon!

Thanks to Madame Samm and to Thearica for this wonderful hop!
Thanks to all who stopped by my blog!
Your kind words make me smile :)

To all my friends in the U.S.A.
Happy 4th of July!

~ <3 ~

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July Goal

My July Goal for

My Button
is to finish the table quilts for my daughter's wedding!
I am linking up today at the monthly goal setting party
My Girl and Her Groom are getting married on August 2nd.
My Baby is getting married one month from today!
Oh, My!
~ <3 ~