Thursday, October 29, 2015


Are you ready for Halloween? 
 I think other than Thanksgiving it is one of my favorite times of the year!

Exciting news! The fall 2015 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited has published my "And So It Goes"
quilt.  I used the wonderful fabric line from Andover Makower called Walk About.  Beth Studley used such beautiful dramatic colors in her prints.
 I would love to see your interpretation of my pattern!  

Have a great weekend!  I am going to spend the day with my grand-daughter tomorrow, we will see a movie and have a lunch date, then spend some time making artsy things!

grace and peace...Sharon

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Busy did that go by so fast?

     Miss Bella always likes to give her seal of approval on all the quilts!  This little quilt is an I Spy Four Patch for Project Linus.  I found the pattern on Bonnie Hunters works up fast and easy!

My newest addiction...English Paper Pieceing!  This is my first rosette in the quilt along with Katja. Once you are signed up, she sends a new rosette pattern every month.  You do need to have her book The New Hexagon to join the fun!  

When Linda Brannock died this summer, I decided to get out the blocks from her Flowers quilt and finish it in her memory.  It is ready to bind and hang in our guilds quilt show this month.  Thank you Linda for all the unique, beautiful quilts you added the world!  I have 2 more to finish, but I have many patterns to begin that are on my wish list.  How about all of you?

And this is what is happening this week!  Trying to finish quilting this quilt so it can get in the mail to McCalls quilting magazine! Fortunately we are taking a trip next week and I will have plenty of time to stitch the binding down.  We are headed to the War Eagle Craft show in Rogers, Arkansas and then to Farmers Branch, Texas to a Bluegrass Festival.  I love to travel in the fall!  

Just in case another season has passed this little blog by...enjoy fall no matter where you are!  If you can't travel...grab a handwork project, go sit on your deck or porch, and enjoy the beautiful weather and colors! 

grace and peace....Sharon

Friday, May 29, 2015

Look at this wonderful doll quilt I received from Patricia Riley!  It is perfect for my summer, white, and blue!  I love it!  And thank you to Lori at Humble Quilts for sponsoring this doll quilt swap!
 Lots of sweet little quilts are showing up on the Small Quilts group on Facebook.
This month we were challenged by Kathleen Tracy to make a log cabin quilt, so I made two.  I really do love making these little blocks, so I made one for the swap and one for me!

 Last week, the quilting world lost a wonderful quilter and designer, Linda Brannock. Her designs have always inspired me.  So I dug out this BOM from 1997 and decided it needed to be finished in memory of Linda....a friend, teacher and quiltmaker who will be missed.
Flowers by Linda Brannock

We have had 4 days of sunshine for the month of May in Kansas City...the flowers are loving this tropical weather!  So I am inside my sewing room finishing this flower garden!

peace and grace....


Friday, May 08, 2015

Doll Quilt swap

Log cabin happens to be one of my favorite quilt blocks, so that is what I made for the Doll Quilt Swap hosted by Lori at Humble Quilts.  
And now it is ready to quilt!

Have a wonderful weekend!            Sharon

Monday, April 27, 2015

Lap size diagrams for My Sisters Choice free pattern

76" x 76"   Make 16 blocks total  

Another setting for a lap quilt 76x76  Make 16 blocks total

Just in case you would like to make the quilt into a lap size quilt, you could make a total of 16 big blocks using the instructions provided in the free pattern in the previous post.  Why not use up scraps?  And buy yardage for the background.  
Hope this helps....and as you can can really play with this block and come up with a variety of settings! 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

My Sisters Choice free pattern for you!

So excited today!  This is my first project for Moda Bake Shop!!!  It uses 2 Charm packs of the sweet, colorful Bandana fabric by Me and My Sisters.  This is what I call a "big block" pattern.  This little quilt uses four big blocks, but you could make it into a full size quilt by making more blocks.  I hope you will check it out at the Moda Bake Shop and if you do make one, I would love to see it! 

Hope you are having a great is a rainy day here but that is fine!  Good day to sew and we need the rain!

Peace and grace....Sharon

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kindergarten Service Project

They were allowed to make their silly faces in one picture...aren't they too cute?  

My grandson's class made cuddle pillows to take to a nursing home for their service project.  Jack's gramma was asked to bring her sewing machine to help out with the project.  We had great fun stuffing pillows and getting them ready to take to the residents at the nursing home.  Many questions were asked about the sewing machine and how it worked, and they told me stories about what they did when they went to visit their grandparents.  Did I say how much fun I had???

Monday, April 06, 2015

Grandmothers Choice

It all started with this block pattern torn from an old Kansas City Star pattern.
I love traditional blocks and like to play around with them to create something new from something old. My fabrics came from a few charm packs of Jo Morton fabrics.  It was fun to make and I'm loving my new wall hanging! 

Thanks for stopping by!