Long Time Gone – Week 2

I am participating in the Long Time Gone sew along, hosted by Angie at Gnome Angel.  We are making Jen Kingwell's pattern. This week we made a block called "Square in a Square Stars".  It was challenging, and generated 60 tiny HST units for me.  I was excited. Here is the main block.  I used … Continue reading Long Time Gone – Week 2

Long Time Gone – Week 1

I am joining Angie, from GnomeAngel in yet another stitch along.  Because two at a time isn't enough.  (The others are 52 Weeks with the Quilter's Planner and the Garden Snails Slow Along.) This time we are making Long Time Gone, by Jen Kingwell.  Jen's samplers are very vibrant and busy, and they haven't really appealed … Continue reading Long Time Gone – Week 1

Quilter’s Laundry Day & Giveaway!

This is a project I completed for Jen & Jan's Blog Hop.  Having quilting and blogging buddies who put these programs together is great. Jen, from A Dream and a Stitch designed this awesome mini, combining a house block with a mini quilt block.  It reminded me of my grandma's  house on the beach, so that inspired … Continue reading Quilter’s Laundry Day & Giveaway!

Long Arm Quilting

On Friday I attended a class a the New Jersey Quilt & Sewing Festival with Barbara Persing.  I learned how to free motion quilt feathers on an Innova long arm quilting machine.  It was awesome. This was the first time I have taken a class on a long arm machine.  I had previously used one at … Continue reading Long Arm Quilting

Slowly I Crept…

This is another weekly project I'm participating in.  Every Sunday I post a new snail block for Angie at Gnome Angel's Snail Paced Sew Along.  The pattern is from Pen and Paper Patterns.  It is easy and cute, and look at that big space open for fussy cutting. So far I've managed to make a … Continue reading Slowly I Crept…

The Once Upon a Time Swap

I recently participated in a swap hosted by Amista Baker, of Hilltop Custom Designs.  This was the first swap I have participated in since 2000.  (That was a signed block swap.  I still have a pile of blocks with signatures in a bin somewhere.) Amista is incredibly organized.  In the past I had seen her … Continue reading The Once Upon a Time Swap

Quilt and Sewing Fest of NJ

I am sitting here beside myself.  On a lark, I decided to enter two of my quilts into the upcoming Quilt and Sewing Fest of NJ.  I dithered, as I do, for several weeks over which quilts to enter, or if I should enter at all.  I was finally pushed over the edge by my … Continue reading Quilt and Sewing Fest of NJ