Monday, January 25, 2021


Erica Jackman aka @kitchentablequilting
reached out and asked me to pattern test The Naomi
quilt pattern for her.

Of course I said YES.  I love to pattern test.
I love giving feedback and using up stash at the same time.

In my stash I found several Maritime Modern FQs by MODA.
Enough to make a baby quilt, with a few other prints and some solids.

I  cut my blocks out 'one at a time" to make sure I like the fabrics together.

I also find it helpful to use a card with the various fabrics.
or in this case fabric colors for making blocks.

A block layout design that comes with the pattern
is very helpful.  There are also coloring pages, which l didn't use.

 I sewed the blocks one at a time.
Centers were fussy cut and different for various blocks.

When I had 12 blocks I made the top.

I turned in my feedback and took pictures 
for Erica to blog about on 1/22/21(tomorrow)
when the pattern releases.

BUT my plans changed for the size.
A dear friend has been TESTED to the limit.
She had mentioned how she liked this design
when I posted pics of my FB page.
I added the borders to make it a nice lapsize.
I was too lazy to make more blocks!
I hope to visit her later in the year and this will go with me!

I had to purchase some extra fabrics, but
I found them on Etsy for $2 / yard.

I used up a lot of it on the backing.

So here is the top on the backing. 
I still have to cut the batting
and quilt it...not sure when that will happen!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021


It’s now 2021 and still a need to SEWCIAL distance remains. 
The vaccines for RONA are coming and at some point Kim Hensley 
and I will be back in the same room, together, sewing. 
But til then...

One of my sewing goals is actually TWO goals.
Use scraps and older stash for CHARITY QUILTS in 2021

I pulled 2 1/2' print strips and 5" sold squares.

And this is how it turned out.
It was very fast and quick to make 

Kim has set a sewing goal for 2021 to use her huge stash of  Bonnie & Camille 
This quilt will use ‘Handmade’  Jelly Roll with white 5" squares

And this is her finished quilt top.

We are thrilled with the pattern and results.
Quilting comes later, but it’s a good start to the new year!

If you would like the free pattern, click here

I will be wintering at Ocean Isle Beach, NC
in February and March but please stay tuned 
for lots of Sewcial Distance fun with Kim and me!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

2020 projects

2020 is a year we want to forget.
The world as we knew it...was interrupted with a 
pandemic from hell.

I kept my mind and hands busy, to keep my sanity
and made many projects via fabric, yarn and paper.
I am not showing my cards in this post
but I crafted at least 30 made in 2020.
Fabric and Yarn kept me sane and I present 
 40 projects for 2020


 Sewcial Distance Quilt 1
Plaidish by Erica Jackman 

 Sewcial Distance Quilt 2
Color Dive by Anna Maria Horner

Sewcial Distance Quilt 3
The Iris Quilt

Graduation Quilt
Amy Ellis Fabrics

 CMQG 2019 Mystery Quilts

CMQG 2020 Mystery Quilt

Perry County Flamingo
Laura Heiny Pinkerton Collage


Caleb's Animal Baby Quilt

Joey's Robots Baby Quilt

Modern Christmas Tree

Stars and Stripes

Sophie Montague Baby Quilt
Perfect 10 - Winnie the Pooh

Gender Neutral Baby Quilt
Disappearing 9 patch

3 Bee Table Toppers

Gift Wrapped Table or Bed Runner


Nautical Clarissa Bag

Wide Open Zipper Bag

Wide Open Zipper Bag 

Wide Open Zipper Bag

Wide Open Zipper Bag

Grab Bags - Knitting Project Bags

1 Hour Basket

Run Around Bag

Clarissa Bag


2021 Journal 

Walker bag

Pillow Cases

Pillow Cases

Circular Knitting Needle Holder

Dusk to Dawn, Briana Kepner
50 Shades of Gradient

Letters From Russia

 Arlequin Shawl
Cherrry Garcia yarn

CoPilot Cowl, Dominique Trad
super sock, City blue

This one is Selago Sunset and all mine. 

I probably missed a few, but this is a lot of making in 2020.
I may take it easy in 2021....probably NOT!