Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Happy Alphabet Quilt

In February, March and April, I was home with my husband,
who was recuperating from a Cardiac Arrest.
Or as we like to call it, The Event.

I didn't have much time to sew, but I thought I could
eek out a little time if he was napping.
I did not want to work on anything I had already started.
And it had to be HAPPY!

So, I pulled out my collection of 
the Happiest Fabric on Earth.

And a cute little booklet, from Moda
Spell it with Fabric.

I made a bright pink J.  Cherries and Bright pink always make
a girl happy!

You have to make a few filler blocks.
Sew much fun!
Seriously, Strawberries, cherries and Forget-me-nots
all in the same block.  The happy meter was climbing!

A Scrappy Dutchman's puzzle.

A sweet sailboat.
We had a sailboat, when we were first married.
Bless Bill's heart.  He loved that boat.
Each and every other Stewart gets seasick.
We tried, we really did!

All together.
Oh, my!  I am so in love with this precious quilt!
I gave it to Pam, yesterday.
She will do something very Happy with it!!

And, yesterday afternoon, I ordered every stinkn" cute fabric
in PamKitty's next collection!
Look for it at the end of 2014.  xo j

Saturday, May 10, 2014

This and That

 I finished the binding on this scrappy Christmas quilt, last night.
I know it is out of season, but sometimes, a girl just likes to finish something! (Anything!!)

The quilt if from the Atkinson book, 
9 Patch Reunion.
It is an older book, but always a favorite.
We have a few copies in the shop.  I see that it is not listed on her web site any longer.

This is the border fabric, and the inspiration for the 9 patches. I made this top 
several years ago, and I am happy to say, I still really like it!

And this was just a fun sewing room find.  I made this MANY years ago.
There are holes punched in the little doll, so I am sure there was a very dull
plastic needle involved.  I really love this little Dennis the Menace!

Tomorrow is Mother's Day.  I hope you all enjoy the day. 
Celebrating with the ones who love you the most!

xo j

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Last week, I found this quilt in the linen closet.
It is really pretty ugly.  I have no memory of buying it.
Maybe someone gave it to me.
I just don't know how I came to own it.

It appears to be made by at least 2 makers.
Someone made these darling butterfly blocks.  
Her applique and embroidery are beautiful.
Her fabric choices were delightful.

The second maker, not so much.
The fabrics seem to be a little of everything.  
I have no way to describe it.
And the orange yarn.

I like to believe I purchased it, to take it apart 
and reuse the butterflies.

Who knows.

But, I needed a quilt for my car. So, I decided to
say a little prayer, toss it in the washer with a Color Catcher Sheet, and hope for the best.

Well, it held together, and it is nice and soft.

Crumples up nicely.

And now is living in the back of my car.
My son's fiance used it last week, after a brisk Ferry Ride.

I am glad I found it!  Again!

xo j