Monday, March 19, 2018

Candy and Gum Drops For Sloan Part 1

I am back from my quilt retreat in LaGrange,
Texas.  We had a blast sewing and laughing
 until tears ran down our legs.  lol!

While I was there I worked on some blocks
for a new quilt.  Naming it after one of sweet
great nieces Sloan.  Sloan is going to be 3 next
month.  Skyler Rose and Sloan are growing so
fast and I try to spend as much time with them as
I can.  

This is fat quarter friendly and if you need a fat
quarter bundle of Candy Shop by Lecien you can 
find it here

Sew lets get started making block number 1.

To start off you will need 

One - 6 1/2 inch square of Candy Shop fabric
Two - 3 1/2 inch white squares

Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on each
white square.

Then sew just on the outside of your line with your 
needle barely touching the line.  

Place the 1/4 inch line of your ruler on your seam
and trim.  
SET your stitches with your iron.


Please save your half square triangles because
we are going to use them.

Please check your block and see if you need to square
it up to 6 1/2 inches.

The 2 half square triangles you saved, you are 
going to sew along the larger edge a 1/4 of an inch
 being careful  not to stretch them.

PRESS them open.

Square them up to 2 1/2 inches.
I put the diagonal line of my ruler on the top of the
 seam line and trim the right side and then top,
flip and do the same thing. This will help you get
perfect half square triangles.

Cut 2 - 2 1/2 x  6 1/2 white strips and sew them on the 
top and the bottom of your block.

Set your stitches with your iron.


At this point your block should measure 6 1/2 x 10 1/2.

Cut 2 - 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch white strips.

(use the picture as your placement)

Place a 2 1/2 inch half square triangle on the upper right
and sew to a 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 strip.

Place a 2 1/2 inch half square triangle on the lower left
and sew a 2 1/2 x 8 1/2  strip on. 

Set your stitches with your iron.


Sew the right side on and the left side on like shown
in the picture.

Set your stitches with your iron.


This is your finished block.

It should measure 10 1/2 x 10 1/2.

Hope you enjoyed making this block with me?  If you
have and questions please feel free to email me at

Stay tuned on Friday March 23 I will show you Part 2.

Hope y'all have a great day and do something you love to do.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Already February and Some Quilting

Hello sweet friends!!
February is here and Valentine's Day is right
around the corner.  Do you have your projects
ready for Valentine's Day?

This sweet heart quilt was made by my friend Carla.
Don't you just love the scrappiness of it?  The quilting
pattern I used is called Amethyst.  I love how it came
If you are interested in having me quilt your quilt please
click under my header Long Arm Pricing.

Do you ever just need something simple to
do?  Well, I found these 2 vintage twin sheets
and quilted them.  I love Raggedy Ann and
Andy sew this was fun for me.  My sweet little
great nieces love them to curl under while 
watching tv when they are over.

If you are doing something you love you are
never working.


Friday, January 12, 2018

Love Letter Sew Along

Hello sweet friends!
Hope y'all are keeping warm?  Brrrr!

With Valentine's Day right around the corner I 
thought I would share a sew along with you.

On January 25th The Singer Featherweight Shop is going
to do a sew along.  They will be sewing a pillow by 
Ellis and Higgs "Love Letter" Super easy and cute.
You can buy the pattern here.

This is the Love Letter pillow I made.  You can purchase
kits to make the pillow in my shop.

Hope you will join us to make the super cute pillow?


Friday, December 29, 2017

Happy New Year and Some Finishes

Hello sweet friends, hope y'all had
a wonderful Christmas?  

Our son cooked us Christmas lunch 
this year at there house.  Since 
he and Erica have bought a new house 
they really love staying home and enjoying it. 
 I don't blame them at all I love staying home
in my house too.

I pieced this 50 Years Rudolph quilt a 
couple of years ago.  And I am just quilting it.
Hope you can see the little deer and bows I quilted 
on it.  The binding is on all I have to do is 
hand sew it on to the back.

I made this pillow a few days ago using Swell
Christmas by Moda.  The fabric's will be in my 
shop in May sometime.  I can not wait.  It
is the sweetest ever, I am just smitten for the 

Wish y'all many Blessings for the New Year.


Monday, December 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

North Winds and Sew Sweet Bee

Hello sweet friends!

It is October and the North winds have
been blowing lightly since yesterday.  This
is a real treat in Texas, it is like having air
conditioning outside.  lol!  Just wish it would
stay this way.  It is so nice to be able to enjoy
a cup of coffee outside.

I went to retreat a couple weeks ago
for a week.  We all had a blast with lots
of laughter and great food.  So much got
done while I was at retreat.  I made these
doll blankets for Skyler and Sloan along with
some little baby wipes and diapers for there
dolls.  I also got a queen size quilt top done,
just waiting on the backing to get here.
I will show you soon it is a scrappy blue and
brown quilt for my nieces best friends 9 year old's
bed.  Hope that makes sense.  lol!

I finished this months Sew Sweet Bee Block for
@lindabick if you follow her on Instagram.

She asked us to make her a red scrappy Bear Paw block.
I am sew in love with scrappy so this was sew much fun
for me.  There is some new Lecien Flower Sugar that is 
new in my shop sew of course I had to use some for 
Linda's block.
This is a free pattern over at Fat Quarter Shop

Hope y'all are having a great week sew far.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Harvey and Sew Sweet Bee

Hello sweet friends!
Hope y'all are well?
I know it has been awhile, but things have been 
busy over here in my little nest.  Not sure really where
to start.  lol!!

We had a visit for Hurricane Harvey.   This is a picture
from our sweet neighbors across the street.  They kept an
eye on our home while we where away.  We are very lucky
and blessed to have just got water in our garage.   Our home
was safe from the flood waters.  Sweet hubby and I stayed
with our son and his bride.  Hubby and our son worked a lot 
of long hours as they both work for the local electric company.  
It feels sew good to have things some what  back to normal.

I have been doing some customer quilting,
so if  you follow me on Instagram you may have
seen some of the quilts.  Last month I bought a 
computer for my long arm, and even though I 
have worked on a computer with a quilt machine
before there is still some what of a learning curve.

Gracey from Burlap and Blossom Patterns
was Queen Bee last month.  She asked that
we make her a scrappy cactus.  (this is one
of her patterns.)  This block is 12 1/2 inches
unfinished.  If you would like to check out 
her cute patterns you can visit her shop here.
She has some of the sweetest patterns and I promise
you will not be disappointed.

Hope y'all had a wonderful weekend and you
that you get to do something you love today.