Sunday, June 5, 2011


Nine months ago a favorite co-worker announced a baby on the way...what a great opportunity to design a quilt.  After a while I learned it was going to be a girl so I put pencil to paper and started to draw!  Here is a close-up of one section:

I hand appliqued the entire quilt and then machine quilted it.  A very happy cat sunning himself in the garden.
Click on the photo to see a larger view.

I have a bit more quilting to do in the blue section...but Tabitha had a beautiful baby girl and I wanted her to see the I put on the binding a little sooner than I normally would have.
This is the first time I designed a quilt myself and it has been a wonderful experience.

Happy Sewing...

Monday, May 30, 2011


When I bought the fat quarter collection of Amy Butler's Soul Blossom I had a totally different project in mind. 

But, that project was not to be.  So I decided to do a half square triangle wall hanging with a solid white. I'm really liking the way it turned out.  I quilted in the ditch around each square and then diagonally across the white a quarter inch.  The colors just scream SUMMER!

I also made a new summer bag using the Margo Bag Pattern by Lazy Girl Designs.  I used "Lovely" by Sandy Gervais...another nice summery fabric line.

Thanks for stopping by...and remember you can click on any photo for a larger view.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011


 Guilty of not posting in forever!  Working for a toy company really can work your last nerve for the last 2 months of the year!  BUT, it's finally over...WELL, it's been over for a couple months now, but I had some commitments to fulfill and some catch-up work around the house.
My latest project is a Fabric Postcard Exchange with my Bernina Yahoo group.  We all needed to make 9 postcards and then mail them out.  These are the ones I made:  Just click it to enlarge the photo.
It was alot of fun...I'm sorry I never thought to take a picture of the back!  I also rearranged  my sewing room a bit.  Here's Jaimie and Jelly Bean hanging out!

 In the works is a project with "Soul Blossom" by Amy Butler.  I got the complete line in fat quarters and I'm going to do some serious cutting up of this fabric
for the quilt that is on the cover of this great book by Carol Gilham Jones and Bobbi Finley.

There's a couple of other projects that are almost finished that I'll be posting about soon.
I PROMISE !!!     So please forgive me for being so behind on my posts...however...I have been reading every one elses posts!   Happy Sewing....Lynne

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Now, I mean that in the nicest way!  I work for a company that sell toys...need I say more?  That is why I've been away so long!!  From the Friday after Thanksgiving until 2 days before Christmas we are straight out shipping goodies across the globe.  We do a brisk business all year, but during this time sales are tripled times three!!  All of us feel like little Santa elves, making sure everyone gets their toys on time.

I have managed to do a little sewing on the weekends, but nothing worth posting!  The good news is...with all the extra overtime money I've been able to take advantage of all the great fabric on-line sales.  I've been getting great fabric packages in the mail for the last few weeks! wrap it up (no pun intended!)...I've got some great projects in mind for the New Year and I hope to share them all with you.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

IT LOOKS BETTER IN PERSON!! is having a Candle Mat swap and this is what I created for my swap partner.  It really does look better in person!

This is a closeup of the corners which I embroidered on my machine:

The pattern was pre-determined but the color choice was the desire of my partner.  It measures 14" x 14" and it kind of cute.  Now it's ready to be mailed out!

Monday, October 18, 2010


I read and follow alot of blogs and I've noticed these "Ticker Tape" quilts and thought I would give it a try!  I must say it was alot of fun.  I just layered up my quilt sandwich and started sewing on pieces of fabric.  It's a kind of  "quilt as you go" process.  No rules...just keep on adding fabic till you've filled up the area you have decided on.  Once it was done and the binding was on I threw in the washer and dryer and the little frayed edges around each piece is so cute!!  I made it 24" x 24" and it's hanging in the bathroom.

Here"s a close-up...I threw in a circle, a heart and a few triangles!

If you click on the pictures they will enlarge.  I've been working on a couple of large projects (which is why I haven't posted in awhile!) so this was a fun alternative to your basic 1/4" seam sewing!

Monday, September 27, 2010


This is my new wallhanging which I am calling Awesome-ness because it is all from the Moda collection Awesome by Sandy Gervais.  Sandy designs the most beautiful fabric and the colors truly are awesome.  I used 1 charm pack and 1 jelly roll then bought a little yardage for the borders and binding.  It measures 45" x 45" and right now my husband is very dissapointed because it is hanging in my office at work! Don't you just love the colors of fall...I know I do!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


I can't believe I've come this far!  I've been keeping track of my progress since deciding to join in on the Hexagon Charm Quilt Piece-Along at Texas Freckles..  You can follow my progress in my sidebar.  These are 1" hexies and my goal is 2,704 so I'm more than half way there.  They are somewhat sorted by color so I can see where I need more of a certain color for better balance in the overall design.  Of course, I still have to sew all of these together!  It will be 52 rows of 52 for a size of 90" x 90".  I'd say this was an "ongoing" project!!  Click on the picture for a larger view.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Finally, the last project for the wall is "Tree 'O Life" by Piece of Cake Designs.  One of my previous quilts used orange and purple and I got alot of comments on how people liked that unlikely combo of colors.  This combination of orange and turquoise has been another revelation: "Who knew!"  You'll have to excuse my crooked picture but if you click on any of the pics you can see them enlarged.
Now the big reveal: THE WALL....

This wall is in the den/office and it needed some punch.  That's how this whole idea came about.
Lots of different designs yet the one thing that always seems to stay consistent with my quilts is that they are scrappy.  I just get bored using only a couple of fabric choices.  I think I may be the Queen of fat quarter purchasers!  Thanks for joining me on this journey...hope you enjoyed it.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Here's a new miniature for my quilt "wall".  It's a dusty mauve/purple.  I couldn't say what the name of the block is, but I really like it because it's perfect for 2 1/2" squares.  I'm working on a long narrow applique wall hanging which will be done as soon as I finish quilting it.  At that point I'll be ready to reveal the WALL!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


So...lets take a little bit of wood in the shop and make a base...4" X 4"

Then...let's make a pretty little pincushion using "Freebird by MoMo" for Moda and stuff it with clumping kitty litter:

Finally, put the two together and you have a fine pincushion and base with no pins or needles poking through to stab you!

It's kind of fun doing something whimsical once in while! Now I've got a "Finished For Friday".
For all of you cat lovers you just have to check out this post about "25 Ways to Sleep in a Box"  It is just hilarious!

Friday, August 6, 2010


Just what kind of fusible web do you like to use?
In the past I always used Wonder Under but recently
I've found that the paper and the web will seperate
before I'm done tracing.
I never liked the Steam A Seam.  I don't think it was
the right product for my applique purposes.

Yesterday I gave the Heat 'N Bond Lite a try and I really
liked it alot.  I had no problems while tracing my design.
It held up while I cut the pieces and fused nicely.  After
cutting the fused shapes the paper released easily.
I've only had time to sew a little portion of my project,
but there doesn't appear to be any problems with glue
build-up on my needle.

So...which fusibles do you prefer...and why do you
like them?