Monday, January 31, 2011



These gorgeous Matryoshkas just arrived in the mail today. They shall make their way into a quilt or two, and sooner than later, a little cottagey house pillow... perhaps peaking out of an upstairs window, or behind a door. goose bumps...

My dining room/ sewing room and new boy quilt that is awaiting a backing...

Block Three ~ Block-a-Palooza

Blocks 1,2 and 3 together! Can't wait until Thursday for the next block! (I think I will start working in a little yellow from block 1.)  Boy, I wonder what it's all going to look like at the end of March when we've done the last block. Hope I don't run out of Flower Sugar and Delilah! Would hate to have to buy more... well, not really...

Saturday, January 29, 2011


my wish list....

I own !

And I've changed from baby burrito blankets... Though I probably should have dropped the baby burrito part as no search engines can find me! I might have more luck with, but I've got what I've got for the next year!

So fabric woes... We ordered a brand new couch, chair and ottoman a few weeks ago and were in LOVE with our fabric choices. Then we got the dreaded phone call that our couch fabric (the yellow with the petite blue fleurs) is no more, so we had to pick out a new one today. Not only does that mean we aren't getting our first choice, but we also have to wait an additional 3 weeks or so for the couch to come... grrr. Hoppefully it's going to be gorgeous, but for now, we have to just be happy that it costs less (because the fabric isn't as great a quility... sob sob...) Anyway, pretend the yellow fabric is now a pretty little tiny gingham with white spots. It's called Mama's Apron Strings - cute, right?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Block Two!

Although I love this block, I missed a step of trimming the 9 patches before sewing them all together, so the whole block is an inch too big. Now I shall be ripping the rows apart, trimming, and sewing them all back together. And my fingers will be crossed that it comes out to 12.5 inches!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Block One ~ Block-a-Palooza

I just joined my first virtual quilting bee. Twice a week, a fabulous quilt blogger will post directions for a block. Here's my first block.  It's measuring small... might have to redo it, but I think it's pretty...
Tomorrow block two will be released. What will it be??

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I've been featured again!

My Matryoshka quilt is amongst all those other lovlies!
Doing the happy dance :) Here's a little piece of my latest quilt top - vintagey boy goodness... just waiting for batting and a backing but this quilter is a little burned out at the moment!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Summer Dream zig zag quilt

My new year's resolution was to push myself to learn new blocks and styles and just keep at it. So, here's another new quilt in a zig zag, which I've never done, and it's hand stitched, with I've never done this much of. It's pretty neat. But, now I'm going to take a little break and get back to my early roots of vintage style boy quilts... yea :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Matryoshka pillow for a special birthday girl

A pillow for a friend's daughter's 1st birthday...

New Matryoshka pillow on etsy

Learning new blocks - here are a couple...

This wonky star is my new favorite and I see it in baby quilts and perhaps a king for my own bed, that I'll probably never finish!

Zig Zags!!!

This zig zag is actually horizontal, not vertical as seen here... not sure why it loaded here on it's side!?!

A zig zag quilt has been on my to do list forever!! Here's one row, plus the fabric for the soon to be made zig zags. A touch of summer here, where we're stuck on another snow day in January.

April Showers and Mondays quilt

This was my first time attaching ric rac to the front of a quilt - it was easy and looks super cute.

Monday, January 10, 2011

More pillows!!

I made three pillows for Christmas gifts, one for each of my favorite little girls in my life...

Ahhh... we didn't want to have our picture taken, so here's just the pillow :)

Don't my nieca and pillow coordinate well??

Sunday, January 9, 2011

And thre Meadow Sweet Quilt, also sold on etsy right before Christmas. :)
I forgot about this one - my LOVE quilt. Sold on etsy. yeah :)
Matroyshka Pillows!! I'm collecting all sorts or pretty Matroyshkas for pillows and quilts, and I'm taking orders!! - $35 per pillow, which includes funky and fun pom pom fringe!

Butterfly quilt for sale on

Beautiful Matroyshka quilt - for sale at
There will be more of these to come. This one is throw size and I think I'll have to make some crib sized ones, but without the pom poms which I'm afraid could be a choking hazzard for little ones...

I have been so bad....

I can't seem to keep up with this blog, though I tag the url on my email, so maybe I should before people forget about my quilting business. My new year's resolution is to quilt, quilt and quilt some more, and I've got to document that here!! So, my next order of business will be to post pictures of my latest projects.