She is Finished

I’ve dubbed her Proud Mary.

If you want a closer look, she will be on display at the Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show in Mesa AZ, March 22-24, 2018.

The pattern is called Wicked Weaver by Lillyella Stitchery.

My original plan was to put her on the back side of my Scrappy Webs quilt. But once I started piecing it, I knew she would be too awesome to be on the back of anything.

I thought the striped fabric would make a fabulous, web-like background, and I love the way it turned out. She finished at 23″ x 26″.

Until next time, Happy Stitchin’!

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Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2016 – Gossamer

I love gifts. I love receiving them, and I really love giving them, especially quilty ones!   Last year I wanted to give a good friend an awesome gift. And of course it had to be quilted.  After brainstorming for awhile and looking online, I came up w/the idea for the best gift ever!
I came across Janeen at Quilt Art Designs who makes fabulous paper pieced patterns. I sent her a photo and asked if she could turn it into a  paper pieced pattern.  She absolutely could, and did! 
This is the photo I sent.  It’s a pic of my friend’s beloved classic bronco, whom he dubbed Gossamer.
This is the pattern she made.
Now all I had left to do was learn the fine art of paper piecing.  
I enlisted the help of my good friend and paper-piecer extraordinaire, Sue!  And for the next 5 weeks, I spent approximately 5 hrs each Thursday making Gossamer. You can read about in this post

And this is Gossamer!



I was so very pleased w/how he turned out so you can imagine how I felt when I found out he got an award at the Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show!  Yep! He got Honorable Mention! AND it was my first time entering an actual show! Can you say ECSTATIC?! You can read all about it in this post


Gossamer measures 22″ x 22″ and  is entered in the Small Quilt Category.  If he tickles your fancy as much as he tickles mine, I’d be over the moon if you vote for him!  Thank you!

This is my second time participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  My first time was Fall of 2014. You can read about that in this post. A big shout out to Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side for putting this lovely festival together! And huge thanks to the sponsors too for the fabulous prizes!

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WHOOMP There IT Is! #32 – I’m Going to Quiltcon!

First things first…I’m going to Quiltcon east! YAY!

I’m super excited! Please let me know if you are going too.  I’m so looking forward to meeting those of you who are!

Next thing next…

I’ve an eclectic taste.  When it comes to quilting,  ALL pattern varieties excite me and I like traditional as much as I like modern.  However, my first original pattern falls into the modern category. 

This is the 1st draft of my pattern, Back and Forth.

I drew it up on graph paper several months ago. A couple of weeks ago I not so quickly figured the math (I don’t like quilty math!) to make a baby quilt to present at my niece’s baby shower.  It’s not an official pattern yet, but when it is, it will be available for purchase and include instruction for at least 2 sizes.

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