I made a bit of progress yesterday on two different projects. First, the solids project. I got the top together after a bit of trimming of the blocks.

Unfortunately, the top was a few inches shy if the size required for Quilts Beyond Borders.

I added three inch borders after I took this photo and got it loaded onto the frame for quilting.

I cut all the corner triangles for the album blocks also.

Now I have 59 more blocks to add corners to.

And this is what I am listening to while working:


Hoping to get a little quilting in before work today. I am linking up with Connie at Free Motion By the River for Linky Tuesday.

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Design Wall Monday

I finished making blocks with the solids jelly roll. I didn’t use the white strips, they just looked too stark. I will probably make a few more blocks  out of my stash so this will end up the right size for Quilts Beyond Borders. I have been playing with layouts but I think I like this best.

I will use a solid gray for blocks in between. This will be a great top for practicing machine quilting.

We had a wonderful Easter. Here are Daughters #1 and 3.

And my son sent me these photos of himself with Baby L.


We got to Face a time with them yesterday. He is getting so smily!

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times For DWM  and Marelize at Stitch by Stitch for Anything Goes Monday.

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Slow Stitching on Easter Sunday

Church was wonderful, dinner was tasty, kids were delightful. Now the dishes are done and the house is quiet so it is time to do some hand stitching on my hexies. My top is growing little by little’

See that green stuff around the edges? Real grass!


Hope you get a chance to do a little slow stitching today as well. Linking up with Kathy at Kathy Quilts.

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Grace…..beautiful grace….


I shared this quilt last year but I always think of it as my Easter quilt so I am sharing it again. It is an expression of Ephesians 2:8-9 that says it is by grace that I am saved through faith, not by my good works or good intentions. Though at times, I have tried to reach a place of communion with my God by means of good deeds,  truly I can only reach this place by means of His grace. This quilt is a reminder to me that I don’t have to be good enough because His grace is sufficient. When I couldn’t reach Him, He came down to reach me.

Happy Easter!

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Yesterday was a beautiful day here! The sun was out all day and the snow is finally gone. I finished the last of the album blocks, except for the corner triangles.

I had to get more background fabric and I actually have enough to make 4 more blocks. Hmmm….

We colored eggs with Daughter #3 in the afternoon:

The really creative ones are hers. Do you see Mary Poppins in there?

I started a new project with the jelly roll of solids that Daughter #1 bought me for my birthday. They came from JoAnns. They are not accurately cut. I think they will be fine for the idea I have in mind.

This is not the final layout and I have quite a few more blocks to make. This should be fun to quilt.

I found this in the yard yesterday and it made my day!


Today is a big day that we have been waiting for for a long time. Our church is doing an egg drop for the community. Tens of thousands of eggs will be dropped from a helicopter onto three large fields. There will be bounce houses for the kids and many giveaways are planned. It will be all hands on deck today! If you are interested, you can find out more at I pray that many in our community will feel the love of Jesus today.


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Finish it up Friday

I finished the Bookish Tumbler quilt this week.



I used a sheet from Ikea for the back and binding. This measures approximately 60″ x 70″.

I used a panto from Urban Elementz called Chapparell and Glide thread. It gives a nice overall texture.

I am linking up with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

Have a great weekend!

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FAL 2014 Q2 – Another Finish

Granted, this is a small finish but still, it was on the list and now is done. After about three years.

I added the facing to finish the edges and a sleeve for hanging.

I will link up with Katy at The Littlest Thistle for FAL 2014. For now, I am linking up with Gemma at Pretty Bobbins for IQuilt

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