Snap shot

Snap shot all finished. 
Quilted on my small home machine.

and the back

Snap Shot was a Quilt Along at Fat Quarter Shop, one block a month.
The block was "free" you were given the opportunity to donate to
 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Which I did gladly, it is always good when one can help.
The quilt is really not my style but I fell for 
the second block "sewing machine" and then the "kettle block", 
well, I made it to the end. 
I quilted it with just straight lines
not perfect but finished.

Happy quilting


“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” 
― Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist


Crossroads Quilt Along

Finished today this top

it is called Crossroads. 
I bought the fabric from Fat Quater Shop
the pattern was free on their website and
 they gave you a chance to donate 
to "March of Dimes" 
A fighting chance for every baby.
"March of Dimes" are an amazing organization whose 
mission is to prevent premature births.
Today, one in ten babies are born prematurely, and many will not survive.
It is always nice if one can help.

Starting something new

one month later 

Knitted shawl called "Exploration Station by Stephen West.
Learned some new techniques, it was fun to knit. 
The yarn was hand dyed Skinny Singles from Ireland
So soft.

You all have a blessed day
and Happy quilting.



Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade

I'm so excited to join the Pincushion Parade
for the first time.
Click the link to see all the great prizes 
and share your photos of your pincushions,
and have a chance to win.

I will start with my tiny pincushion 
made for applique pins.

The next one was made for special pins I never use.

This one was made with fabric from Japan and 
a thread catcher to go with it. 

The last one Pyramid Pincushion 
is not finished yet.

It is  a needle work by Sue Hawkins

Do pop over to
to see lots of beautiful pincushions.



Finished quilts

Today is a show time - well, only two quilts.

 This is  "Tree of Life"
 pattern from Edyta Sitar (my version). 
It was specially made for my daughter.

Quilted by Birgit Schüller  a great quilter in Riegelsberg, Germany.
It's a king size quilt, little to big for my sewing machine.

On the back is my daughter's name. 
It is about 1/3 of the back.
I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of the whole back

Now, this quilt "The Spools" I started at Edyta's class
in Alsace 2014. 

Just finished quilting and binding it yesterday.
Very pleased how it turned out.

May you all have a blessed day and 
happy quilting.



Morris Hexathon

May 7th 2016 started the six-month quiltalong at Barbara Brackman blog .
New hexagon block every Saturday. 
I decided to join and do some more English Paper Piecing.

As Barbara says on her blog 
"We'll make various hexies as we discuss a little hexie history. The main theme will be a jog through William Morris's England with stops at places that were important in his life and work. It's a virtual Morris Tour of England."

Three blocks done already.

 I'm using Sticks and Stones from Laundry Basket Quilts.

Block one is: Westminister Star.

 Block two is: Crystal Palace.

 Block three is: Camelot Star.

It is not to late to join if you LOVE EPP as I do.

Happy quilting


P.S. Will try to link up with Anthea at Hibiscus Stitches, Piece Yourself Together. Thanks  Anthea for hosting. 


Flower garden

Now, at last, this quilt is finished.
The first flower was made in June 2010.
Back then, Karen at the "journey of a quilter" hosted a group called

It is 61"x82"
Quilted with YLI the flowers, DMC no.8 in between.

I love making hexies, so I thought I would use up som scraps.
Nothing big, just making flowers and see what happens.

Have a blessed week.



FQS BOM 2014-15

Thought I should show you a photo of my finished 
Fat Quarter Shop BOM 2014-15.
I'm rather pleased how it turned out.

It's a Moda fabric called "Snowbird" from Laundry Basket Quilt.

I used the same fabric for "Legacy Quilt", 12 blocks 16"
Each block pieced by hand.

Have not decided yet how to quilt it.

Another blue one is in preparation.
Batik from Laundry Basket Quilt called "Cold Spell".

The fussy cut blocks with the bird on a branch is 7".
It is for a double sized bed.

All these fabrics are designed by Edyta Sitar.
Have you noticed, 
I do love her and I'm so looking forward 
for her next collection called "Blue Barn" that will be out in July.

Have a wonderful weekend and lots of sewing.