Sunday, September 28, 2014


I have a sweet friend expecting his second child.
They have a little boy, almost 3 and I made him a kwilt as well.  
 But for the little girl....
Mommy wanted the nursery colors to be pink, gray, cream 
and "elephants" in the design

Sew here's the new kwilt!
Love the modern feel of this one.
 The pattern is called Peyton and was a free design on the 
Bernatex site but I can no longer find the link. : (

Why did I name this kwilt "In the Beginning, Again"
Because on the label I have used the sonogram picture!

 I also did this for the little boy and the kwilt because he was first born I called the kwilt "In the Beginning"
The little girl is "In the Beginning, Again"

Thursday, September 25, 2014


 This giveaway contest is now closed.
Winners will be contacted by email.

I took this stack of RUSH HOUR fabric-licious-ness
  of red, white, black and gray...

and decided to show you how you can use 
an entire collection to make coordinating projects. 
Watch carefully, because when I finish these 5 projects...
 ...only a small pile of scraps will remain.  

Project #1 - Noodlehead Supertote



 Front Exterior of Bag & Key Fob 

 Front Pocket- QAYG method 

 Bag Back - QAYG method


Lining Pocket


 Finished tote bag

Project #2 - Journal Cover

My QAYG Journal Cover tutorial here
 (method also used for part of the tote bag above)


Project #3 iPad messenger bag

Bag front, flap and handles

Bag front - flap up!

Bag back  

Bag lining - Pieced to make the size needed
(why not...scrappy works)

Lining pocket 

Project #4 Mug Rug
Made using my QAYG Mug Rug Tutorial
Scraps for the top
My stash fabric for the backing and binding.

Project #5 Pouch

Scrappy pieces sewn into the pattern size needed. 
Straight line kwilting for a modern feel.



and finally...
the remaining scraps..from the 13 FQs

You still here?  I hope sew...because 
I was lucky enough to receive this fabric from StudioE to make my projects...
 I am paying it forward with 3 giveaways!

#1 Giveaway 
The Mug Rug (mug not included)

  #2 Giveaway  
The Fabric Covered Journal

#3 Giveaway 
The Zippy Pouch

Contest is open to ALL- winners selected by random draw 
on October 1  - One entry per person, please.

Tell me which of my 5 projects today, is your fav!

Madame Samm, and Carol thanks for driving us thru this Rush Hour!
StudioE thank you for the fabric!

Now, RUSH on over to see the others in today's hop! 

Thursday, September 25

Thursday, September 18, 2014


The traffic jams will be beautiful during this  RUSH HOUR!  
Black, white and red projects that have been " under construction"
will be finished! 
Creativity will jam the on and off ramps.
Sewing machine pedals to the metal!
Buckle up!!!! You are in for the ride of your life!
and Kwilt Police have been jailed!

I took this stack of RUSH HOUR fabric by StudioE

Made 5 different projects.  
All this is left is this little pile o scraps!

Because StudioE provided me with the fabrics...
I want to "pay it forward" to you my followers.  
My "giveaways" are made using RUSH HOUR fabric!
Cruise by Sept 25th (my day) and park your jalopy
along side mine, for chances to win!

Madame Samm at Sew we Quilt and Carol at Just Let me Quilt
 have the highway patrol
all under control for this RUSH HOUR!

Who else is racing for this RUSH HOUR?

Monday, September 15, 2014


Here are some GHASTLIES projects 
that I have been making as part of a 
Ghastlies swap I am hosting 

those not used in the swap will be a part of 

I can't tell you which is which because my swap partner 
just might be reading this!
For sure, some will be Holiday Gifts this year!

  I used the Ghastlies Holiday fabrics for these two zippy bags


and Ghastlie Halloween prints for this smaller zip bag


Two Nested Churn Dash (NCD) mini kwilts

This one has the 4 1/2" center block

and this one an 8 1/2" center block
I like this center to showcase more of the Ghastlies fabric

Kwilted with metalic thread...a glitzy pop
using straight lines on the green and a swervy lineo n the pink and black 

I see a NCD Ghastlies kwilt in my future...just for me.
I have been hoarding their fabrics for a very long time
and this design is perfect to showcase many of them. 

Once more quarter left for this year and 

I am also knocking out projects for my 2014 stash bustin' goals
and more projects finished for the 

Linking up to Insights from Sew Cal Gal's 
Holiday Linky Party
And Sew Darn Cafty...lonks on side bar.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


You have probably seen this Amy Bradley Design Pattern


My blocks began as rectangles, done as part of a quilt guild swap  
12 kwilters, each made 12 of the ONE block...then we swapped.

I held my breathe and began to cut and sew the wonkiness
into these blocks!  Making it my own quirky design 

A few more blocks to add the black fabric around,
Square them up and sew them together. 

Are you working on any Halloween projects?
Linking up to WIP Wednesday and 
Lets Bee Social...links on sidebar.