Do Not Ask the Lord to guide your foot steps, if you are Not willing to Move your Feet.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Just Stopping By For a Quickie!!!

Hello and good day to all, I've been busy getting nothing accomplished.  I really need to work on one project and stop getting distracted by the many, many swaps and exchanges I join.  Not joining anymore, well, except for the monthly doll quilt exchange, at least with them, you don't have to sign-up each month, only when you want to, so I guess that one is okay.  See what I mean.  Why don't I just not join for the next three or four months.  Awwwwwwwww.......... 

I'm in the process of getting ready for this art and craft fair in November and still have committed swaps to deal with,  I need to focus.  Think tonight will be a good night for a bit of meditation.  When I finish one of these many projects, I will post a photo. 


Piece and Prayers till later

How was that for a quickie - smiling

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Hello and Welcome,  don't give up on me, I'm coming back. Yes, I've been

A - bit lazy
B - procrastinating
C - busy
D - vacationing
E - all of the above

Things are slowly slowing down..............  I joined a monthly Doll Quilt and this is just a few of them:



 Theme: Red/White/Blue - Patriotic

Theme: Black and White with a Splash of Color

Okay, sorry I must go.  On my way to my daughters' , yes, I have to babysit a 17 year old for a week.  I thought these days were over for me.  Yeah right!!!!!  Anyhoo, have a great week and I will be back (as the Terminator would say)

Piece and Prayers till next time,

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Medallion Collage

Good Afternoon and Hello, I thought I would share one of my projects.  I found this while looking for something and said to myself it's about time to do something with this collage.  Did I mention this was at 2 AM in the morning.  One of those sleepless nights in California.  This is one of my favorite blocks.  I cut and pieced all the sections, so it's not sewn together but I put it on the design wall to see how it would look, I was satisfied and around 4:30 AM went to bed.  Hopefully, I'll not wait for another sleepless night to finish it..  Trying to decide what to use for binding.  I found a piece of Zebra stripe fabric (black on white) not sure, maybe solid red.  Black is not an option for me.  Also thought about this piece of red/black/green stripe fabric in my stash.  Any suggestions for me????

Piece and Prayers till the next time

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Craftsy's Block of the Month - 2013

Hello and Good Day to you all,  I joined the Craftsy Block of the Month this year and can you believe it, I'm up-to-date.  Take at look

January: Offset Log Cabin

February Spring Blooms (practice my "Y" seams

March: Economy Block  (how to re-size a block)

This will keep me posting at least once a month.  Although my goal is to post something once a week.

This is the Economy Block for March

I'm also in another BOM but I'm a bit behind - it's  hand embroidery blocks.  For whatever reason, I can't seem to start.  I tried, but just not there.  And it's very straight forward stitching just can't start......

Y'all have a great Air Force day and till later

Piece and Prayers


Monday, April 1, 2013

Doll Quilt Swap

Well Hello and Good morning to you, okay, I love swapping so I joined a monthly doll quilt swap (size 12" x 12" to 24" x 24" and anything in between). If the size fall a bit too short or large, no problem at all. Any technique of you or your partner(s) choice.  I only sign up for one exchange.  The quilt must have a binding.  I can do that!!!!  I finished my first DQ and forgot to take a finish photo but I have this almost finished photo, see it below

I plan to use this as a way to perfect my skills and try new techniques. I love hand applique, therefore, the dress and headwrap is hand appliqued and I want to start embellishing, so I did some beading - earrings, necklace and arm bracelet.  The quilting was done by hand using long stitches with Perle 8 thread/floss.  At this point, just a portion of the mask was quilted using black Perle.  I didn't want to let it go but................... 

And I received from my partner (Rwquilts of QuiltingBoard) a gorgeous Wonky House Doll Quilt.  I love it and I have several wonky houses I've made and I see a newly develop neighborhood of wonky/funky homes under construction.  Here is a photo of the DQ and my goodies that came with it, a lavender sachet in a handmade bag, a bar of her handmade soap (Cherry Almond) oh my gosh, it smells so gooood.  The soap was also in a mini small handmade bag and two purse size notepads.  Am I a lucky girl, oops, Am I a lucky woman or what.  Yes, I'm a woman, I get up in the morning and put the bacon on to fry, I come home in the evening cook and yes, I forgot the lyrics but I bet all of you remember the tune.

I'm also doing the BOM on Craftsy.  So please check back later to see my January/February and March BOMs.  Working on April's in between working on a "I Spy" quilt and a baby quilt.  Hey, why don't I just give you a peek of the two.

 Yes, this is the "I Spy" and I have about 68 or so blocks. Ran out of blue and red fabric.  Hope I can find a match or close to it.

And this came from my stack of UFOs, can't you tell by how wrinkled it is  lol.  The pattern called for appliqued stars in two corners, one in the top and one on the bottom.  Not sure if that's the way I want to go.  I might leave it as it is or applique something, can I get some suggestions??????

Okay, time for me to go and get some fresh air. 

Piece and Prayers till the next time,

Friday, March 8, 2013


Good Day and Hello

Scraps, stash no scraps.  I can't seem to toss fabric away, I have tubs and tote bags full to the brim of scraps.  I use small pieces when I'm appliqueing and on my folk art pieces, so I tell myself to save those small pieces.  I read somewhere on the Internet about a "Mile a minute quilt" what the heck is a mile a minute quilt so I did a bit of searching and hot diggity dam.., I found it and it sound like something that can bust those scrap tubs and tote bags.  Hey hey hey yippee.  Sound like a winner to me.  you can check it out Quiltingisstillmypassion.

I started with the tote bag of scraps and strips of fabrics (mostly 2.5 strips or smaller).  Stitch pieces to strips of fabric and it went on and on and on like this

My first attempt was much much longer. This is like my third beginning.   I have granted myself permission to work on this project for two hours a week.  Yes, sometimes, I just sew scraps onto the strips, other times I cut them apart and start over again. 

This is a small sample of what the cuts look like      ----->

The idea is to get a piece large enough to cut a block.  I cut mine into 6.5 inch squares. I have close to 125 6.5" blocks.  Am I ready to do a quilt, you bet I am.  Below are blocks and the beginning of my scrappy quilt.  Let me know what you think about my scrap busting adventure.  I hope it knock those scrapes down. 

I use a 6.5" ruler and do a wonky cut  --->

I plan to use nine blocks down and maybe seven or eight across. Later I will do a rough draft.

 Do you have a tip or trick to your scrape busting? Will you please share them with me!!!

Go visit my hometown girls at "Wee Bee Quilting".

Piece and prayers till the next time.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Quilt Doodle BOM 2013

Welcome and Hello,  I'm back. Now that the holidays are over and I'm back at my little nest, I can try and get back into blogging mode.  So, I was reading EatSleepandQuilt and she's doing this BOM and the first block is one that is on my "Quilt Block" bucket list.  The "Monkey Wrench" or what I know as the Snails Trail.  I'm a bit sleepy right now but tomorrow, well, later today, I'll post a photo of my Monkey Wrench.  Check the Quilt Doodles Designs  BOM 2013 and come play with us.  You can click the button on the right hand side and it will take you to the tutorial for the 2013 BOM.

Wish all a Fruitful and Prosperous New Year!!

Piece and Prayers til later,