Monday, October 27, 2008

Pansies in the Park

This quilt top was made using Thimbleberries 100% cotton high quality fabric.
It measures 90 inches x 120 inches. This quilt also has the deep country colors that Thimbleberries has built it's reputation. The quilt is shown here on a Queen size bed. It is not quilted, but can be machine quilted and ready for Christmas. $525.00

To Build a Village

This quilt measures 86 inches x 110 inches. It is made from 100% cotton thimbleberries fabrics.

It is shown here on a Queen size bed. Again, it has the deep country colors.
It is not quilted, but can be ready for Christmas. This first photo is blurry and I am sorry about that. $485.00

Quilters Garden

Made from Thimbleberries fabric line, this quilt measures 82 inches x 110 inches.
It was machine pieced on a 1948 Singer Feather Weight sewing machine and machine quilted using my APQS quilting system.
The quilt has been kept in a smoke free environment out of direct sunlight.

The deep country colors include, green, purple, blues, golds, and burgundy.

The quilt is shown here on a Queen size bed.

This quilt is $475.00

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Nine Patch Swap

NinePatch will hostess an Amish Nine Patch Swap

Each nine patch block must measure 12 inches finished and be made using the block pattern below.

The 12 inch nine patch block will be made using Kona Cotton Solid Black and Amish Jewel tone solids.

Each Nine Patch block will be made using Five, 4 ½ inch jewel tone blocks and
Four, 4 ½ inch square Kona Cotton Black squares
See photo below

Black, is one of those fabrics that color can vary.
So, I am asking you to use Kona Cotton Black Fabric ONLY!.

Kona’s Black is a true Black and the color will be consistent no mater where you purchase your fabric.

Kona Cotton Black11 as well as the jewel tone solids can be found on line for a good price at.

This would be a great way to play with fat quarter cuts of solid jewel tones.
See suggested photo below

The 12 inch finished nine patch blocks collected will make a stunning Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt.

Swappers will be sending in to the hostess “sets” of quilt blocks
Each set will consist of Twelve Nine Patch blocks that measure 12 inches finished.
Swappers may send in as many “sets” as they wish.

However, if sending in multiple sets of 12 please no more then 6 blocks using the same solid jewel tone fabric. This will make it much easier for the hostess to ensure you receive a verity of colored blocks.

Blocks must be received by the hostess no later then February 15st 2009 .
Blocks will be swapped and returned no later then February 25th, 2009.

The hostess has the right to reject any blocks that do not comply with the above rules of the swap

For mailing instruction or questions please email NinePatch at

Nine Patch Block Pattern
Please make your blocks using the pattern

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Installment #5 is done

My installment #5 is done,
I love it!! I also thought you might want to see the back
of some of my blocks as well. I am a bit fussy about how
the backs look.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Nine Patch Block

Playing with Black and Jewel tones

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Quilts for sale

I have listed some of my quilts for sale. If you would like to see them click on the link below

Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's DONE!!!

My Baltimore Blues quilt is done.

It is all sashed and ready to be quilted. I a lot of fun with this project. Applique can be fun :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Friendship is sewn with love and measured by kindness.

The love, friendship and kindness, sure did show today.
There are no words that can express the love I share for my special "QuiltChat" friends.
I was puzzled as to why Nancy (Bear Paw) would be sending me a box? Samantha broke the tape and the quilt came into view and my eyes began to swell with tears. When we removed the quilt from it's temporary cardboard home, my chin began to quiver. I was shocked and overwhelmed. Thank you for making me feel so special, and thank you for the love you sent me today. God has truly blessed me with wonderful friends. We are all so lucky to have this common thread, QUILTING, that brings us together as friends. A special thank-you goes out to Nancy for
hostessing this project and to Beth for the quilting. Hugs to you both.

I Love you all

Sunday, October 5, 2008

God has truly blessed me

Today a group of my very dear friends, 11 total, gathered together to celibrate my 46th birthday. We went on a 2 hour trail ride then enjoyed a dish to pass dinner after. The food and fellowship was wonderful!!! Randy, my dear husband, stayed behind to keep in eye on the food while we rode. Yes, there was still food left when we got back lol. My two daughters Samantha and Jessica rode with us. It is so nice to have something the three of us can do together that we all enjoy. The fall leaves are almost at their peak here in PA so the views were breath taking.

It was a lovely day! I give God thanks for all the blessings in my life, family, friends and the good health to enjoy them.

Have fun looking at the photos.


I have such a sweet friend!!

Judy, a dear friend of mine gave me a GRRRRRate birthday gift.
A "SideWinder" I love it!!! And, as you can see it is PINK, a reminder to do my breast exam. Plus, I no longer have to un-thread my sewing machine to wind a bobbin.

Thank you so much Judy!!!

Love you


Friday, October 3, 2008

Took a break

I took a break from the Blues quilt, made this little angel instead. I think she turned out ok, not sure I am pleased with her face.

I have machine quilted around the angel and will hand quilt the cross hatching. I think it will fit in someones stocking rather nicely. LOL

Two more Baltimore Blues blocks done

Block number 6 is done.

Block 7 is done except for stitching around the leaves.
That will be done this afternoon.