Tag: quilts

The Cottage Journal 09.07.2022

Longsmith Cottage has expanded – into the garage-turned-workshop, and has hired a new employee – aka husband Mark – to offer a new product – A Quilter’s Birdhouse! He has made up a few for the Quilt Show in October. Love the wood-burned quilt… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 09.07.2022”

The Cottage Journal 09.03.2022

Oh my goodness it’s September! I’m working on a couple of customer T-shirt quilts this month, but have managed to make up a few Christmas ornaments and two little trees to display them on for the Quilt Show happening at the end of October.… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 09.03.2022”

The Cottage Journal 08.10.2022

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”

The Cottage Journal 08.01.2022

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”

The Cottage Journal 07.28.2022

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 Cottage Journal 07.26.2022

The fifth flannel scrap quilt! One more to go, and then I’ll have some drawer space for more fabric – LOL!

The Cottage Journal 07.17.2022

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”

The Cottage Journal 07.13.2022

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 Cottage Journal 11.05.2021

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”

The Cottage Journal 10.20.2021

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”