Monday, November 28, 2011


Have you "twisted" yet? Michelle made a couple back in October while she was at a retreat so I thought I'd give it a try. WELL....I gathered up some charm packs as well as a layer cake with some yardage and while I was with Michelle at a retreat 2 weeks ago, I took my twister for a spin....I LOVE IT! I can't believe that you start off with all these 5 inch squares sewn together and after you start cutting, this is what you end up with!

This quilt is made with a Fig Tree layer cake.

I'm going to add a skinny border around it then also add a wide floral border which will make it full size!

As I look at the red and white one I realize that I should have moved some of the squares around but you live and learn...... I'm off to connect the blocks and get it on my coffee table by the end of the week.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I'm Back

I'm home from retreat....actually, have been home since Sunday but I've been running like crazy with having to go right back to work on Monday and then Thanksgiving thrown in there.....

The retreat center had it all decorated for us with trees everywhere, one prettier than the next.

We were a small group this time but we had fun!

I got 2 full size quilts assembled and a table runner. I haven't unpacked the projects yet that I worked on but when I do I will post some pictures.

Can't wait to see these girls again in May!!!


Monday, November 14, 2011

On the road again

The car is all packed up with all the supplies and fabric I'll need for a fun 4 days at quilt retreat in Indiana. I'll be heading to Maryland Tuesday afternoon to get a hair cut and the grey's covered and then bright and early Wednesday morning Michelle will meet me at the Cracker Barrell parking lot and we'll head out to Indiana. It's a long drive but we'll have lots to talk about and so I'm sure we'll be in Indiana in no time at all!

We'll be gone until Sunday so next week I hope to have lots of pictures to show you of all the projects I completed.

Have a great week!


Saturday, November 12, 2011


No, it's not December, but I did finish my December Art to Heart mini for next month....
I did all 12 minis this year and didn't have to buy hardly any fabric, used from my stash!
I don't keep these, as I've mentioned in month's past, I send them to Florida for my mom.
So, now this project will be done, as soon as I pop it in the mail this week! OH...and just to show you the same project done in a different colorway, below my green one is Michelle's...Isn't her's great ?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Chain of Faith

This isn't a good picture of the finished quilt, but it's called "Chain of Faith" by Jo Kramer. I got it from the Moda Bake Shop probably back in March or April and after deciding on "BLISS" fabric I kitted it up and took it to a retreat back in May. I did the majority of the cutting and assembly there but then I hit a problem and didn't feel like tackling it then so I set it aside. Last week I decided I wanted to get an older project done and off my "to do" list so I pulled it out and got it done.
It's amazing how with a little focusing you can finish things up!

This is an upclose picture of the fabrics. I have both the red dot and the turquoise dot for the backing. I think it will end up being the red.......

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I entered my Liberty Ridge quilt into an online quilt contest and would appreciate some votes from you girls..............

Voting starts tomorrow-Friday 11/11/2011.....

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Best Trip Ever

I had the best trip ever to Delaware to visit with Robin and Michelle.

After a shopping excursion to the Delaware State Fairgrounds we had lunch at Chik Fil A-LOVE this place and don't get it here in NJ. Then back to Michelle's house for some fun time playing with her Longarm Machine!!!

I was able to quilt this blue star runner as well as this summery runner all by myself!

This was so much fun! I hope to be able to make and take a couple more projects down to Michelle's in the future.

Everyone enjoy that extra hour of sleep last night?

Friday, November 4, 2011


Yes, that's me in the center there hanging out a couple of years ago with my 2 BFF's.

Tomorrow morning (Saturday) Robin will be leaving Long Island at about 3am and heading here to NJ where we'll travel south to Delaware to meet up with Michelle and spend the day chatting, laughing, eating, shopping and plain old having fun. There is a craft show that we'll start the day at and then we'll have lunch and spend some time at Michelle's house inspecting her new longarm.

We might just have to get a new picture of us.....