March 26, 2019

Four Blocks and a Renovation

   Great weather, snow melted, suntan started, four blocks and a renovation. How's that for the week? Answer, exhausting.

   Splendid Sampler II next four blocks. My version is called Sunnyside Up. Hello Sunshine you bring the Happy Days of summer and

I welcome with Open Arms the Radio Silence to hear the birds sing, the bees buzz and the crickets chirp (yes, chirp).

   Meanwhile back at the shop studio, we are renovating. Yes, it's only been 6 weeks and we need more room. My brother-in-law says that a woman needs three trys at moving things around before everything is in order. This is number two. time will only tell when and what will happen in number three.

   Now that Spring is officially here, the weather has been so great that I've been checking out all the backyard, mud and all. Not much happening, ie no mice scampering around yet. Lots of birds but I feel like chasing something.

March 18, 2019


   Stonehenge is 10 years old and Northcott is having a block party and quilt party. For full details and rules, visit Northcott's Resources page at: 

This is our block party 18" block that may look like Stonehenge back in the day. 

Another week another 4 blocks for the Splendid Sampler II. This week I'm listening to Quilting Music under the Little Willow

not worrying about The Little Things because of Grandma's Abiding Faith.

March 11, 2019

Week of Yellow

   It's Spring! Well, it's finally above 0 C/32 F. It's t-shirts and shorts weather and beer on the patio weather. It's a sunny yellow, or should I say Limoncello, week. Love this fabric. A make you feel good fabric. We wrote the instructions for the design by TailorMade by Design. Kits will be available later this week on You can actually make this quilt top in ONE day.

   Next are the Splendid Sampler II blocks in our version Sunnyside Up. 
There is Pinwheel Magic in the Sewing Circle

while listening to Quilting Music on records that spin like a Spinning Star.

Mom says it's sunny yellow. Ha! It's still white and brown grass.

March 4, 2019

One More Week

  It's going around that the groundhog said he lied, but, it's only been 5 weeks.
from Jennifer Salazar fb photos
That's  f i v e   g r u e l i n g   weeks. One more to go. So while you are having quilt days check out this article on color naming by Sandy Star Designs.

   We've not been working on the Splendid Sampler blocks but instead working on a layout for the 100 blocks only to discover that 5 more blocks are needed for my layout. Oh well, they'll be simple like 4-patch, 9-patch, friendship star. Here is my version, Sunnyside Up, of the next block grouping.

It's Simply Bliss, by Robin Vizzone, to be under a Sparkling Star, by Linda Nitzen,

to Let's Go Sew, by Pat Sloan, a Mod Bowtie, by Krista Hennebury.

   All I can say is to heck with the life of Reily. It's better to have the life of Kitty. Ah, laying in the sunshine is like a day at the beach.