Friday, November 24, 2017


Isn't "Black Friday" a perfect day to talk Ghastlies?
Cyber Monday is coming and lots of online
stores have the new panels in Potion Blue...
Of course, I couln't wait and have ordered
a couple panels!

A Ghastlies Patoral

 A Ghastlies Moment

I joined the #falloweenminiswap2017 over on Instagram.
Some of my much loved and hoarded away!

Made some Economy may call this design 
a Square in a Square.
Both are correct.

Here is Sebastian.
Did you know the cat was once a little boy?
Yes!  Two Grislie Sisters got made at Mathilda Ghastlie
and put a spell on her son!  True story!

These Ghastlie witches stirring up more spells?

This moth is about to become a victim of Ghastliness

More Ghastlie women..pondering their next move.

 I like the setting of black and gray with a pop of orange!

A bit of orange for a flange in the border...
you know to make it fun!

Sew it all together...

Added some backing and corner tabs for hanging the piece.
Just cut a yard stick the ends in the tab
add command strips holes in the wall or the fabric!

I quilted it with simple straight lines.

add my label...Kwilty Pleasures

And as I quote 
@theghastlies (Phllip Deleon, designer)
"A perfectly Ghastly composition"

Coming soon...Ghastlies Christmas Quilt!
You're gonna love it!

Sunday, November 19, 2017


Do you remember the Ghastlie Dolls that came out in 2016?  

The Ghastlies - Voodoo Doll Project - 24" x 44" PANEL Quilt Fabrics from

Well of course I have a bunch of them.

However, I did NOT want to make the dolls.
I had other ideas and eventually 
found a pale green denim jacket at the thrift store..
added heat and bond to the back of the dolls,
and found a Sebastian and pumpkin
for my jacket back design!

After pressing them onto the jacket
I stitched them down with a buttonhole stitch!

Added a bit of fun to a front pocket!
I need new buttons and I may add more embellishment...
the jacket will tell me.

I also gave my BFF Shirley, this beauty...
She added it to a blue denim cotton shirt.
She took a pocket off the shirt and added some 
black stitches to hide the hole.

Just because you have fabric that was made for "something"
doesn't mean it shouldn't become "something else!
Create outside the box...especially with Ghastlies!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Hey, its me...the Cookie Diva!
Kathy has me back in the kitchen
and good grief, she is making me wear this 
GHASTLIES Christmas Apron!

Can you believe that?

She has me bake hundreds of cookies, every year!
Not for her, but for her family.
I told her she may want to include toothbrushes
in their cookie tins!

These cookies freeze nicely for up to 3 months
in her cute little freezer.  Safely tucked away
safe from her hubby...he seldom goes in the basement! 

You can find all the Cookie Diva recipes
on the tab above called "Sweet Celebrations"

But for now...
you gotta try these NEW Recipes that will
certainly feed that sweet tooth, we know you have!

Kathy does not like it when I exclude
 nuts, peanut butter or other ingredients that could cause
allergic reactions to cookie monsters!
AND nothing is Gluten Free....
Just Sayin!

Thursday, November 9, 2017


If you have not joined in the fun on Instagram...
here's another great reason!

The IG quilting community is so generous and sharing.
Not only do they share inspirational ideas 
and pictures of projects, but,
For the 3rd year, there has been a sharing of
quilty things that is totally AWESOME!

Everyone uses the picture above and
then in their post...they make their quilty wish and
tagging it #getyourquiltywishesgranted3

IF you see a wish you can ask the lucky wisher
to send their address to you and you send that wish to them.

I sent out 8 wishes this year of fabric from my stash.
I forgot to take pics of the last 2 but you will get the idea!

And yes, one lucky person received some Ghastlies!
I am very stingy with my Ghastlies
but since I have a large quilt made with this
 OOP Ghastlies Christmas fabric
I parted with some large scraps...

Someone asked for Blue and White scraps...wish granted!

Another good friend wished for scraps..No problem and 
I threw in some Anna Marie Horner charms..she luvs her fabric!

Wishes for Pixie Noel, by Tasha Noel...Granted!

Another hexie girl wished from Christmas fabric scraps...Granted!

A newbie quilter asked for Cotton and Steel
and I sent her some cute F8s

And then I posted my wishes.
Allison Glass fabric because...
I had NO Allison Glass in my Stash...
and some quilt books!
THIS is what many peeps sent me..AMAZING!

Allison Glass strips and scraps

More AG scraps and a purse pattern thrown in for good luck!

Allison Glass charms...melt in your mouth yummy!

and more A G scraps

One day's happy mail here.
3 wishes granted.. 2 peeps sent AG fabrics
and 1 peep sent this awesome quilting book!

Another generous peep sent me this book!

and a lovely peep who used to own a fabric/quilt store...
sent me two books!

What a generous IG community...reaching out to one another
to share what we me hope for humanity.
There is kindness in this world.

If you are reading this and you granted a wish to anyone
Thank you for making this effort a huge success!
It is a wonderful way to #payitforward

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


I never dreamt that after 30 years of sewing...
I would have my quilts hanging in  
At a local metro park...
Inniswood Metro Gardens

 I found out art exhibit is not just about
your art medium or, in my case,
how many quilts I have for display.
It requires a lot of behind the scenes work!

First thing, I had to decide what pieces I wanted to show.
When you have quilted as long as me...
that in itself is a challenge.  
Because the venue is a garden...
I decided the majority of my pieces would be 
Flowers, Birds, Animals 
with a few surprises!

Innishouse was the home of Mary and Grace Innis.
Two sisters who loved gardening and wildlife.
They donated the park and their 37 acre estate to the 
the Metro Parks in 1945.
Today the park is 121 acres of awesome!

I have been a volunteer here at Inniswood for 16 years 
I had to go thru the process of presenting my art
for consideration, to be the Artist of the Month, 
just like everyone else.  

Loving this garden and my quilts
It is a perfect combination for my first show!

I have some Charley Harper quilts...
so of course, they are in the show

My quilting journey began with traditional quilting.
This piece shows 9 patch blocks, the birds are also pieced
branches are applique and I used some pretty batik fabrics.

I also dabbled in Art Quilts, so a couple of those 
will hang in the show
A Paint Chip Challenge "art quilts"

OF COURSE, there will be some
"Ghastlies in the Garden"

I updated my business cards using washi tape
to cover up my ETSY store info..its closed
but the cards are still good!

I trip to the venue to determine how to hang the quilt.
How many walls are use? 
Measure the hanging space for each wall.

 I made a diagram to help me visualize 
what quilts might work on each wall.
Worked well...I only had to make a couple changes
once the quilts were be hung

I used a tape measure and yard sticks to
lay out the wall spaces in my yard, then laid out quilts
to see what would fit and look good.

The possibilities were stacking up!

I needed a cool photo for social media
to announce the Exhibit and the Artist Reception.
I used this pic in Black and White
and added the info about the show.

Next up...making labels describing the quilts
including lots of fun info and appropriate credits
for patterns, quilting etc.

Then the day was here...packed up and ready to roll.

My contract with the park allowed 2 hours to set up!
Hanging 16 quilts took every minute.
My good friend, Mary Isabel helped me or I might still be there!

I was absolutely overwhelmed when I stepped back
to look at all my pieces hanging in one space.
Maybe one of the few times in my life...
I was speechless.

I hope you will come and see the show if you are in the area.  
The house is open daily 9-4 except Monday
when they are closed.  

"Meet the Artist Reception"
Sunday, Nov 12, 2 -4 pm
Refreshments served
(yes I am baking cookies)

Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Rd
Westerville, OH