Monday, March 30, 2015

Thread & Burgers (Tut. Link)

What a Combo!

This weekend we had a yard sale.

And my mother was letting go of her slide cases.

 My thoughts went to Thread Storage!
Remove the dividers and take off the lid.

 You might be gasping at this rats nest.
But this is what my drawer had turned into!

And now it is this!

These metal trays lay so nice on each other!

And for the Burgers!

Yesterday was still chilly here.
But we wanted BBQ!

The other day I was on CJ's blog at TinkSquared and she had a video
(linked on bottom of post) about making these burgers.
Along with that, CJ has allot of great recipes & tutorials to check out!

Once my hubby saw the video (he is a BBQ man)  he wanted to know what we were waiting for?

It is Beer Can Bacon Burgers

We made,
Fried Onion/Mash Potatoes/Bacon/Cheese
Tomato sauce/Pepperoni/Cheese

Since we are a sharing group--
What is some filling you would use?

Till We Quilt Again,

I am on

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Tulips On My Table!

Dare I say this dreaded little word that has given us cold sweats and has left us hyperventilating!  Is it two threads more or two threads less? Carrie may have answered and explained what those stinking Five Little Letters really mean.

Mother nature has teased us with some warmer weather, birds singing and buds starting to pop. But is anyone else having a hard time comprehending that it is almost Easter? Here are some cute Easter Goodies from Bree. Loving those Chickie Truffles!

A comment that I get often, since having a longarm is that the machine is why I can quilt what I do. This is partly true and partly false. The thing that many do not realize is the amount of hours of practice that goes into getting good (same with anything in life). This also applies for the domestic machine quilting as well. There are so many talented domestic free-motion quilters and here is just one of them.

While at QuiltCon, many of us were given a mini Triangle template in the swag bag. Here is a great tutorial on how to use one. I am hoping to carve out some time to give it a go.

Sometimes we stumble onto blogs that were just meant to be. Right before Christmas I was having a conundrum as to how to hang all those sewn decorations. And here was a wonderful answer.

Most of us have a Dresden template and if you don't, here is how you can simply make one. I came across a adorable simple table runner which would be a perfect Easter gift.

"The miracle is this: The more we share the more we have,"
--Leonard Nimoy

Till We Quilt Again,

Linked with: Nini & The Sea Inspirational Weekly Linky Party MondayMakers

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friend's On Friday-Brenda

Size- 76 X 88
Batting- Quilters Dream 70/30
Quilting-Freehand Stars

Till We Quilt Again,

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bee-Bopping Around!

It's just that kinda day!

It is chilly and misty outside, so it is a perfect day to construct 2 Bee Blocks and...........

 quilt on a friends quilt.

What are you up to?

Till We Quilt Again,

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Stars Were Aligned!

A few months ago I spotted this photo on Quilting Mod blogspot from 
when she was at Quilt Market. 
I wanted it and knew I had to get it!

Minutes after entering QuiltCon---guess what was looking right at me!
And can I say that Heather Givan from Crimson Tate is so... incredibly nice!

The designer of this free pattern called Succulent Path is by Sarah at No Hats In The House blogspot.

My dilemma was that yardage was not being sold until mid March.
So.... my buddy Denise from Nini & The Sea blogspot and I took a road trip to 
Rock Scissor Paper in Montclair, NJ. 

What a fun place this is!

And just the way it is suppose to be-------
Rock Scissors Paper had the full line plus lots of yardage for my background!

So from first seeing this quilt back in November, traveling to Austin, Texas 
and hiking up the road--- the Succulent Path has been gathered! 
It may take awhile to complete but that will be another wonderful Journey too!

Till We Quilt Again,

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friend's On Friday-Margery

 These are two baby quilts I quilted for Margery and my friend Vicki W bound.

Perfect post for the 1st day of Spring!

 Till We Quilt Again,

Find Me On!

Linked at: Monday Makers

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Quilting Outcome!

Last week I asked for your suggestions on quilting this gift.
Your input-really helped. Thank You!

 I did swap out the two blocks that had bad contrast!
It just made me feel better.

Added Justin & Ashley's names.

Played around with swirls and pebbles.

 This is a gift for Ashley & Justin for their wedding shower next month. 
Justin has been one of my sons closest friends since grade school.

I find it a bit of a challenge to not make a wedding gift too feminine or too masculine.
That is with the pattern, the fabrics and the quilting.

This is also my March-ALYOF. 
So I am a bit early--which is rare!

Till We Quilt Again,

Globe Trotting!

While globe trotting, I discovered this globe at a second hand store.
It needed to come home with me.
Since we were flying, I shipped it along with other found treasurers
 which included some silk. 

I covered it with chalk paint and added a combo of quilting and zen-doodles.

Kinda fun to have around!

Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tonights Cocktail!

Nutty Irishman traditionally in coffee
Nutty Irishman for the non-coffee people

Till We Quilt Again,

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Any Thoughts?

This quilt needs to be quilted during March.
I need it for a gift in April.
Any Thoughts on the quilting?

There is one HST on the left (near the center square) where the contrast is not great.
Would you leave it in or take it out and replace?

This is also my March-ALYOF Goal.

Till We Quilt Again,

Linked with: Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Modern Rag Rug! Tut-Link

In January, my friends over at Nini & The Sea posted their weekly Inspiration Linky Party . If you are not apart of this--there is always great ideas and wonderful links. This particular post got me thinking about all my scraps and wanting to find some useful use for them. 
So I am adding 
"Rug Maker" to my list of titles.

This is what I did!

Invited Nini over to see if we could actually do this!
Beside thinking we will have Carpal Tunnel by the time we are done--
It was very... easy!

 Then it was onto cutting large scraps down to 1 inch (or near that) strips. 

 Once I packed a few zip lock bags of strips--It was off to Mexico, Florida and Texas.
Cars, airports, motels, and lounging on a beach chair.

 You don't have to have over-sized spools but it does look pretty in the house!

Set you machine to Zig-zag.
And then sew, and sew and sew spirals.
I like having a variety of sizes.
 Tip-Use up all those wound bobbins in all colors!

My friend Nini would try to coordinate colors when Twining.
The only rule I had was not twisting either two dark or two light together.
Other than that--You will never notice in the scheme of things.

When you are done sewing the spiral, hold it up to the light. 
You will see if you missed spots and sew over again.
I also went around the last coil twice to reinforce the ends.

Some will be lumpy when you are done.
Take your iron and steam the heck out of them!
This flattens them.

 This is not where I will keep the the rug but I am liking it against the dark floor!

This is its new home! 
Our guest bathroom has a odd sink base so I shaped it to go around it.

 I Love It!

This my February-ALYOF! 

Till We Quilt Again,

 Linked with: ScrapTastic  ALYOFNeedle & Tread ThursdayNini And The Sea-Weekly Inspiration Linky Party Can I Get A Whoop Whoop  Sew Darn Crafty Linking Party Oh Scrap