Tuesday, May 14, 2024


YES I am usually behind on my posts.
I do my best to journal my creative fun in a timely manner.
Sometime life happens and posts don’t. 

Today I think you might enjoy a little QuiltCon shopping!
My flowers were purchased YEARS ago at a craft show,
Huge hit at this show. 

OMGeee the first view of the quilts and the vendors took my breath away!

Let’s roll!
I should’ve bought this one…

I did buy some patterns here. 

I found size Charley Harper Flamingo prints! 

I bought the wine color shirt
Quilty, Sexy, Cool! 

AnnaMaria Horner booth was a beautiful, as my friend Kim!

Cotton and Steel had a lovely booth and Make and Take fun! 

 Carolyn Friedlander is a fav fabric designer 

Crimson and Tate shop NEVER disappoints. 

I am a sucker for a dragonfly…especially a Modern one! 

I liked this pattern by GE Designs.
Not every pattern has to be rocket science. 

And I didn’t war one or buy one
…but quilted coats were trending everywhere 

I shopped til I almost dropped.
Honestly I spent more on food and drink than I did on quilty stuff!
Looking was fun and inspiration overload occurred 

Monday, May 6, 2024


I finally finished this Patchwork duffle bag!
I love it. 😍 

I did NOT want a patchwork bag and this large
Charley Harper Roadrunner Fabric was perfect!
I had enough  black cork for the bottom section of the bag.
I like to think outside the box..or the bag in this case. 

My Mom loved to run the roads and
‘Roadrunner’ was her nickname.
This is year Mom has been running the roads in heaven, 18 years!
I know she would love this bag and very happy that I continue 
her ‘road running’ tradition.
What she wouldn’t like is that when I run the roads 
perhaps, not home by dark’ 

Sew, here is the exterior bag…and I used soft and stable for the interfacing. 

Each side of the bag will look like this.
Charley Harper at tops of exterior sides and the 
Black Cork makes a nice bottom for the duffle!

These are bag the end pieces with cork making the pockets.
I had to piece the cork from scraps..but looks ok to me. 

Layer the exterior, soft and stable and LINING before quilting. 
I was thinking separate lining (as with most bags I make)
and didn’t do that.
Later, I fixed the mistake on all the pieces. 

I had pieces and parts ready but stalled. 
This bag was my nemesis.  
I did find the fun ‘ready made strap’ at QuiltCon.
I wasn’t thinking of this bag when I bought it
But apparently my sub-liminal mind was! 

BEFORE  I could put on the outside handles, 
I fixed my quilting mistake.
Put the lining behind the finished quilted pieces and 
quilted again, over the quilted lines. 
 Then I made tubing for the polystrpping.
That was a pain but straps look good on the bag.

Sewing the sides to the bag was extremely tedious!
And adding a bias binding to cover these seams

Finally finished!

Sunday, May 5, 2024


 Before we know it SUMMER and PICNIC time will be here. 
I need to get busy and finish this summer picnic quilt!
It’s gonna be FABULOUS! 

The pattern is PICNIC by Cluck Cluck Sew.

The fabric is a bundle of FQs by Art Gallery
And the line is Summer Sunburst!
A vintage feel that I love! 

I loved using my new Stripology Ruler for the cutting all the background fabric!

Easy and quick work 

Here’s where I am today on the beautiful WIP!
I have a qult retreat in June…so maybe I will finish it there. 
Or maybe sooner if I find my SewJo!