Tuesday, October 30, 2018


These star blocks were fun to make.  Yet, the entire quilt has taken me quite a long time to complete.  In each of the blocks, 3 varieties of purple fabrics were used and one white background.  Although I had selected a large variety of purples, quite a few of them had to be used a couple of times.  It is rather sad that our bed is only a queen and the quilt is made to fit a California King.

I folded one row completely under in order to keep it from touching the floor.  My wonderful dog Dodger is black and turning grey and sheds enough hair every single day to fill a coffee can.  The vet has informed us that some dogs just do this, we were worried she was sick or very stressed.  Yet, she has done this since she was a puppy and has never had any bald spots.  Oh yeah, back to the quilt.

In this photo, many of the purples look dull and actually not any shade of purple.  I totally am in love with the quilt, but at the same time can not wait to mail it to the special friend that it is for.  I was going  to put a scalloped border around it and found a fantastic video tutorial, but things just did not work out for me.  I will have to try again on another quilt.

While finishing this lovely huge quilt, I began organizing my fabric/guest room and became overwhelmed with the number of unfinished projects that I have accumulated.  Both in quilts and hand embroidery projects, plus even a couple of blouses that need to be finished.  I have several friends online who post blogs daily and are such wonderful people, because of them and their unknowing influence, I am definitely going to start blogging once again.  This go around is going to be mainly about accomplishing finishing each and every one of my unfinished projects and once in awhile doing some of the home improvement projects that I have wanted to do and also creating a quilt that I just feel the urge to.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I love to read comments and will respond as quickly as I can.  Have a spectacular day tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Saving Pictures

Today, September 5, 2018 I am going to begin learning how to do numerous new tasks on my new computer.  I just need a post to play with.  This is a quilt that I am making for a very special person in my life, she is the God Mother to my only child.  Plus, she is my Mothers Best Friend and like a second Mother to me.  Believe me this photo is awful....it makes the majority of all of the colors just disappear and look so boring.  But in reality, it is beautiful.  I will be showing this to my husband and when I take the next set of photos, it will not be me taking the next photos!  So, off I go to begin learning.  Have a great day!

Monday, August 28, 2017


I signed up for Pat Sloans  GRANDMA'S KITCHEN SEW ALONG on June 28, 2017 (well actually a tad bit earlier than that...but not exactly sure).  I had tried to do a couple of her other sew along's and failed miserably due to life in general.  I am hoping that life has settled down enough that I can keep up with this one!

The block pictured below is titled  "Half A Modern" by Pat.  She gives a wonderful descriptive story about Why she names her blocks what she does and how it relates to one or both of her Grandmothers Kitchens.  She asks that we share a part of our memories with her.  Only, sadly due to my memory loss, I really can not do that.  I think that is another reason I also really want to complete this quilt.  I may explain later, but not now.
Block 4  "HALF A MODERN"

This is Block 5 titled...Glasses and Cups.  I have chosen a wide variety of fabrics for this Sew Along with Pat Sloan.  I have chosen 2 main fabrics with Fruits, plus a third main fabric with small red apples as my backing fabric but if needed it can easily be used in the blocks also.  I have also chosen a wide variety of  fabrics ranging from solids to the one below featuring the large variety of apples with black as the background. 

I have also chosen a wide variety of  fabrics ranging from solids to the one below featuring the large variety of apples with black as the background. Being that my blocks are rather on a sort of "scrappy" choice, I went ahead and chose white on white as my main block fabric.  Yet, I also have used several different selections that I have available.  It always feels wonderful to use up bits and pieces of scraps!  So all in all, I am having a great time with this Sew Along.

This is my quilt top at this stage...all blocks are sewn together into rows into the Double Sized Quilt Top!  I think it turned out spectacular!  Of course, each Scrappy Mystery Quilt I have participated in of Carole's from From My Carolina Home Blog has been a favorite and all of them are loved dearly!  I have not decided how to finish this one off.  Carole has a great detailed border included in her pattern, but the room and bed that this quilt will be covering, the border would be lost.  So, I am trying to figure out something else.  Yet, it may be quite awhile due to the fact that I am working on three other quilts at this time.  My oh My, what did I get myself into?

Thank you for stopping by!  I love to receive comments and I respond as soon as I am able!  Have a great day!     Brenda

Saturday, July 8, 2017


As of today, July 8th, 2017, I completed the second block of Pat Sloan's Grandma's Kitchen Challenge Quilt Along that will last until November with a new block every other Wednesday.  I have decided to use a fairly large variety of fabrics.  Ranging from printed fabrics with fruits and vegetables to a selection of yellows, oranges and possibly some browns and blacks, along with a variety of white on whites.  So far, I am really enjoying myself and truly hope to keep up with this Quilt Along.

Thank You for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Grandmas Kitchen Table

I have joined a sew along with Pat Sloan and at least 225 other quilters at this time, to make a block every Wednesday (or is it every other Wednesday).  This is the first block called Grandma's Kitchen Table.