Friday, November 27, 2020


I had a plan to make this for someone's baby
but found a quilt already made, that was perfect.

Still, I finished the quilt and will hold it for
a future baby.  It has all the makings of a wonderful
gender neutral quilt.  All the fabrics are from my stash.

I decided to make a disappearing 9-patch.
Make a 9-patch block

then the 9-patch disappears
when you cut those blocks into 4ths,
flip them around and sew back together.

I love having custom labels to attach to my quilts.
My name, my business name and the year the quilt is made. 

I had some pieces left over so
I made a horizontal strip to put in the backing.

It turned out so great and I am
ahead on the possibility of gifting this
to a new baby!

Friday, November 20, 2020


When I travel to Amish Country, in Holmes County Ohio
I don't expect to find anything "modern".
Once in awhile a fabric might catch my eye.

til one day...this past October
I stopped at a shop I have heard of for many years.
Mostly as a Bernina repair shop, not much fabric.

It was bigger than I thought and lots of Bernina's greeted me as I entered.

More fabric than I expected.

THEN I made a sharp left and saw the newly built classroom
It was FULL of modern quilts!.

Sassafras Lane Designs...quilts all over the walls!

This quilt is made using the Cadence Court pattern

This pattern is Arcadia Avenue

This pattern is Euclid Avenue and  was done in many variations.

And a few by the talented
Krista Moser, The Quilted Life

And I bought this pattern to bring home
It uses 2 1/2" strips and I have plenty of those!
Mapleton Avenue

I was so excited to find a modern heart beat in
the middle of traditional Amishland.

I hope this was NOT just part of the shop hop!
In any case, I was thrilled.  

Monday, November 16, 2020


I always like to find a new LQS.
And when I do I ask the owners, if I can take pictures
and blog about the shop.

THIS was such a fun place!
Country Charm Fabrics in
Jeromesville, OH
(also new to this BUCKEYE Gal)

I saw this book and almost bought it...
but Santa likes to bring me fun gifts.

And of course...I scoped out the GRUNGE!

It was a shop hop weekend and the demo was 
a Dresden Plate specialty ruler.
I don't like Dresden Plates or Specialty Rulers...
so I shopped for fabric.

I love the Santa ....SWELL line of fabrics.
I am collecting them.

But what I bought was a couple red and white fabrics
that will work well for bindings.
AND we got the free bag for the shop hop!

Winter Hours are now in play.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10-4
Saturdays by appointment.
Go to their website or google, for directions.

Monday, November 9, 2020


My niece, Lisa Smith, is gonna be a Grandma.
When she mentioned that to me, 
I decided my great-great nephew
would need a quilt.  

I have had this gender neutral quilt
for a while and it was a perfect choice.
The pattern is called Flip Side
by Rachel Griffith Designs.

It finished at 36" x 48"
A perfect baby quilt in sew many ways.

Trees and mushrooms with green, gray and yellow. 

And the back is just as cute as the front.

When I get a photo of baby and quilt...
I will be sure to post!