He loved it

Chris sat all day ( and evening) with his quilt on his lap after Mom and I gave it to him.

It’s great to have the kids here … Bree was upset a few minutes before this photo was snapped and you can still see a tear but the three of them had a lot of fun playing together today.

The adults also had a good time this evening playing Scattagories. It was my first time and harder than I expected!

Ready for Rae

The kids are visiting this weekend … Chris and Rae get here late tonight and Adam and his family tomorrow. Because Mom is here Adam is going to stay at a nearby hotel but Chris and Rae will stay in Keith’s office and I pulled out the trundle bed and put my HeartStrings quilt on it … it’s one of my favorites because the blocks were sent to me from HeartStrings members from all over!

Mom is still feeling pretty bad … thank you for all your concern and good wishes. I took her to a local clinic today — We still have lots we’d like to accomplish this visit and more importantly, we just want her to feel better soon!


Mom’s cold is kicking her butt so she’s resting today. I loaded and quilted another small top she made from the Animal Parade book. Pantograph is Happy Times.

This is #4 of 7 I want to get quilted while she’s here.

Bunnies and Bricks

I saw a cute bunny quilt online a while back and saved a photo because I thought Mom might like to make it, I even found a bunny appliqué and saved it. I had appointments all day today so Mom worked a bit in the sewing room tracing bunnies onto fusible web and when I got home, I cut a pile of bricks. Now it’s a kit for her to take home and finish.

I didn’t realize there was a tutorial but that’s OK, we calculated our own measurements to give us the size quilt we wanted. I should count this one as one of my Precut Party quilts since she used a set of my fat quarters … of course, there is a lot of fabric left in that bundle so I’ll have to come up with something else to use it up!

9 patches and hearts #2

We didn’t work long today but I pieced a backing and straightened up a bit while Mom fused the last of the hearts for our 2nd quilt. This one will not have a border and I didn’t put all the blocks up on the design wall since I’ll have to wait until Mom appliqués the hearts before finishing it but I did want to see how it’s going to look …

  • Quilt size is is the same as the first one – 54 x 72
  • blocks are 6 inches finished (6.5 with seam allowances)
  • blocks are set 9 across and 12 rows down
  • we used my Accuquilt heart die for the appliqué (fused them with Heat and Bond lite and Mom will machine stitch them down)


The goal is to quilt 7 tops while Mom is here … this is #3 of 7. I’m even counting it as part of our HeartStrings precut Party because I gave Mom the Jelly Roll, she pieced the top, and I quilted it! The pattern is Boxed Squares and I have brief instructions on my website.

Pantograph is Halcyon but you can’t see the quilting very well in this photo.

I offered her a sick day … she’s got a cold … but she has a better work ethic than I do, she insisted on working in the sewing room with me today. I think she’s enjoying my Big Board for pressing!

I also trimmed her fish quilt, she’ll take this one back home to bind but I got the binding on the boxed squares and she’ll work on sewing that one down here.

In addition to all the hearts she’ll have to appliqué, and the binding, we’re shopping my stash to kit up some projects for her to work on at home. Isn’t this going to be a cute Quick Strippie?!!