Monday, March 6, 2017


And to think you thought we were going to talk about quilts.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Boxed In 9 Patch

This is a quilt made by Richard using a pattern that Tanya created which she calls Boxed In.

This is of course a simple 9 patch block just surrounded by white with white in the center.  This is meant to be a really simple pattern for a beginner quilter.

I love the colors Tanya picked they are really bright and pretty.

The back of the quilt is a star minky.  Tanya knows how much I hate to quilt minky and I think that inspires her to keep buying more and more minkey to make my quilting more dificult.  Good thing it looks and feels so nice on them.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lots and Lots of Christmas Stockings

Last year after Christmas and the previous year we bought a bunch of fabrics to make Christmas Stockings for family and also to sell.  We thought it would be great to have some table runners, stockings and pot holders for craft fairs.  We have finally have started to get some smaller stuff up on Etsy, with plans to be able to do a craft fair next year. We also are making stockings for family.

As you can see this one belongs to Julia.
When  you don't have a mantle because you don't have a fireplace you  make other stuff work.

This is the back she wanted, pink cat fabric.

The one is for Tanya (most likely).
  That is unless I change my mind and like one of the others better.  I really like the silver and white pictured below as well.  

 I have started the ones for the other kids. Jared wanted green, Rebecca turquoise and James purple.  Richard wants a completely different one.  Any guesses?  He wants orange and gray 2 1/2 inch squares. Does this surprise anyone who has followed us for any length of time?

Monday, November 21, 2016

Purple Quilt

This purple quilt is a vanishing 9 patch.

Purple is a color that tends to sell well on our etsy store, but it is hard finding purple fabric in quilt stores.

I wanted a purple stripe for binding, but ended up with a purple gingham.  

We linked up with  Monday Making and Patchwork Times

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Simple Patchwork out of Birch Farm

This is a simple quilt out of Birch Farm fabric by Joel Dewberry.


The back is off white.  The binding is scrappy.

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