Friday, December 5, 2014

Tiled Blooms Quilt Block

 For the latest Bees Knees Quilting Bee block
I made
Tiled Blooms
for Sinta Borland (Pink Pincushion)
 Sinta made this so easy for us.
She mailed most of the sections Pre-cut.
All we had to do was 
cut the petals,
iron on fusible
sew applique
and then
assemble the block.
 This is what Tiled Blooms will look like once it's all put together.
Pattern by
Corey Yoder of
Little Miss Shabby
can be found

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Scrappy Crossroads Quilt

 It's beautiful here in the winter in Arizona  :)
Even with a little cloud cover outside today
it's still warm and inviting.
I just finished
Scrappy Crossroads
 Pattern with Free Tutorial
by my friend Lori Holt
of Bee In My Bonnet
can be found 
 A great way to use up scraps!
I knew I saved those little itty bits of leftovers for a reason.
 A total of 
2 1/2 inch scrappy squares 
were used in this project
 For the X part of the block
I used
American Made Brand Cotton
Dark Turquoise
It's the first time I have used this solid
and it was wonderful to work with  !
High thread count and solid to the touch.
 Hey, I remember some of these fabrics
from quilts I made long ago  :)
 And these too!
A trip down memory lane.
 The actual block 
measures 16 1/2 inches unfinished
 You can make the quilt any size you desire.
I opted to make it Twin Size
by putting 
5 rows across
6 rows down.
 I even used some of Lori's fabrics in the scraps
Remember her first fabric line Sew Cherry?
And Millie's Closet ?
Thank you Lori for such a great Tutorial  !!
I feel like I now have a Free Quilt
I'm even considering being brave and
trying to quilt this one myself.
We'll see.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

 From Our Family To Yours:
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Nordic Star Table Runner

 I just finished sewing a table runner
as a sample for
Mad B's Quilt and Sew
Nordic Star
From the book
On The Run Again
by Heather Mulder Peterson
 3 Nordic Stars
in happy Christmas colors:
Owner MaDonna requested that I use:
 Chalkboard Snowman (Studio E. Fabrics)
Warm Wishes (by Red Rooster)
for the fabrics
I even braved it,
and used the beautiful Bernina Sewing machines
available in the store to machine quilt the table runner
myself  :)
*Book and fabrics
available at 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Top Soccer Shoot Out Ever

Mr. Cactus received two degrees from Brigham Young University.
That is one reason I love to watch 
Our Son-In-Law was a top Soccer player.
Now our Grandchildren, even at their young ages, are playing soccer too.
Top Soccer Shoot Out Ever
Scott Sterling, Face of Steel
Make sure to especially watch the very last play.
To watch more 
Studio C 
*I especially like their Hunger Games The Musical clips