Counting down to the Quilt Show – less than a week away! In addition to my brochures about long arm quilting and custom quilts, I’ll have ornaments, pocket prayer quilts, bird houses, and redwork penny squares for sale at my table. And I’ll also… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 10.23.2022”
It has always been my intent to do a “Christmas in July” but I’ve never been able to pull it off. Although I am a planner and list-maker by nature, somehow I can’t wrap my head around Christmas while in the throes of long… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 08.10.2022”
When I was in elementary school many moons ago, our first day was always after Labor Day. I think it is still this way in some areas of the country, but not here! First day of school is fast approaching – next Monday, August… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 08.01.2022”
My flannel project is done. for now. I still have some yardage of different flannels in my stash, but the flannel scraps are gone. And I am tired of working with flannel – granted it is warm and fuzzy, but after six flannel quilts,… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 07.28.2022”
The fifth flannel scrap quilt! One more to go, and then I’ll have some drawer space for more fabric – LOL!
I just finished the binding on this 4th “flannel scrap” quilt! This one took care of burgundy, gray, and pink flannel scraps in my stash. On to my browns/dark greens/golds… the drawer is almost empty!
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting with a quilting client/friend who came to drop off two quilt tops for long-arm quilting. Our chat was filled with quilty talk as we discussed fabrics, threads, and quilting designs. We also caught up with each other’s… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 07.17.2022”
Nothing makes me feel so at home as watching our hummingbirds from the front porch. Believe it or not, I made this little video in Slo-Mo! I’ve finished another throw quilt, using flannel scraps and squares from my stash – I started this one… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 07.13.2022”
The sampler quilts are finished! I didn’t name them until I chose the background and sashing fabrics for each – then everything seemed to fall into place. They are my Jesus and Mary quilts. My father-in-law was a devout Catholic – he didn’t talk… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 11.05.2021”
So I guess this is the continuing saga of the sampler quilts… there is light at the end of the tunnel! Finished the quilting on the first sampler yesterday and am binding it today. Next is piecing the quilt top together on the second… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 10.20.2021”