Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Hello Everyone,

 I have been so busy around here,  I don't know where to begin. This is a first for me!  I have been working hard on something very special and have been hinting around on Facebook and here as well.  But the BIG announcement will come tomorrow!!

Please make sure that you return then to see what the BIG News is, I and I mean BIG!!

Before you leave... go ahead and take the poll above, totally worth it and you will be entered to win one of 10 ~ $100 gift cards.

In the meantime, enjoy my little LeMoyne Star that I had talked about in a previous post!

Until Next Time...


Monday, February 27, 2012

Can You Hear Them???

Hello Everyone,

As you know, I have been busy piecing the borders for my Glacier Star quilt to make it a queen size instead of just a wall hanging.   In the border you will find quite a bit of these...

flying geese.  See all those trimmings, well there wasn't just one set of geese...

no, not one...

not two...

not three..

but a whole flock or gaggle!!  Can you hear them now??  I sure can!  They were fun to make, but I'll tell you when you make anything larger than a lap size everything gets multiplied by a gazillian! 

Now they are all stacked and ready to fly right into the borders of my Glacier Star quilt!  Can you tell I LOVE to paper piece?

If you forgot, go get the 6th installment of the Blogger's BOM here.  I know you will love it!

Make sure you come back here on Wednesday for a very special announcement!

Until Next Time...


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Blogger's BOM Month 6

Hello Everyone,

We are now about half way through our Blogger's BOM and there are some fantastic blocks out there!!  Just take a look at the Flickr group.  If you haven't added yours make sure you do!!

If you haven't joined in on all the fun, you still can!! Just click on any one of the links below or on my right side bar to get your tutorial for the blocks.

Now it is time for Month 6 and it is being presented to you by Amy Smart of A Diary of A Quilter.  I am sure you are going to love her block and we all can't wait to see your renditions!  So don't forget to post them into the Flickr group.

Now... Click here and go get Block Number 6!


Until Next Time...


Friday, February 24, 2012


Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing with you my addition to the Stephanie's middle block for our Improvi -Robin.  She sent me the block that is surrounded by the black that I added.

Because the block that Stephanie sent was truly wonky, I decided to stay within the wonky realm.

I added black and white fabric around the edges and then improvised with black, white, and pink toned "piano keys".  Liked it... But I thought that it need just a little more.  So I added some Kona Cerise around the edges to leave a place for the eyes to rest.  Love it and I hope that you like it too, Stephanie!  

Now it is off to have another round added! Check out the other blocks in our round robin by clicking on this link for our Flickr group.

Don't forget to come back here on Saturday for the next installment of the Blogger's BOM!!

Amy Smart from Diary of A Quilter is the featured designer!

Until Next Time...


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It Is A Black and White Giveaway!

Hello Everyone,

If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I just LOVE my black and white fabrics!!  Because of that love, 2 years ago I began stocking them into my shop and now have an extensive selection available.

I thought I would share some of them with you and get you familiar with the wonders of black and white fabric!  I know you will love them!

This giveaway consists of 8 fat quarters and you can enter to win by visiting my friend, Rachel at Stitched In Color.  She is hosting my giveaway.  If you have never visited her blog, you must now, she is quite talented and has TONS to offer.  You are in for a real treat!

In addition to this giveaway, you can enjoy a sale on ALL black and white fabrics in my shop. They are ALL marked down to $7.95 per yard through Friday, February 24, 2012.  Just click here to see what is in store!

Don't forget...

Until Next Time...


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Two Friends

Hello Everyone,

While at Quilt Market I had the opportunity to spend time with friends and meet some new ones.  On the way, I sat on the plane with one of my friends, Michele Muska.  She is friends of someone that I have admired for years, Darlene Zimmerman.

During Quilt Market both of them agreed to do an interview with me for my podcast!

Michele is quite the talented lady.  She is more of an art quilter and works for Simplicity Creative Group.  But she also has her own business called Lola Rae.  Check it out here.

This is Michele, isn't she lovely.

If you don't know Darlene, you really should. She is a veteran of the quilting industry and is best known for her love of 1930s reproduction fabrics.... which I love!  You can find some here.

She has a new book out and I can personally tell you it is fabulous!

Such designs bring back memories of younger days.  Darlene is known as the Feedsack Lady and she has a website with the same name.  Lots of great stuff there, check it out by clicking here.

Isn't she just fabulous?

Anyway, now you have the chance to get to know them too!

You can listen into Episode 34 of Jackie's Quilting Chronicles and see what these two ladies have in common.  Just click here and you can listen in from your computer or you can go to iTunes and download the podcast for free by searching Jackie's Quilting Chronicles.

I hope you all enjoy getting to know these wonderful ladies!  It was fun sitting and chatting with them.

Until Next Time...


Monday, February 20, 2012


Hello Everyone,

This weekend was filled with TONS of paper piecing!  Some of my own and much of my students.  On Saturday, I taught a class for the guild that I am a member.  The class that I taught was the Seasonal Table Runner from Judy Niemeyer.  You can find it here in my shop.

One of the things that always amazes me is the variations in color and the overall look of a piece from each of my students.  I wanted to share with you some that I took photos of during the class.

There were many made from batiks.  This one a more pastel variation and she varied the spikes as well.

Although this was batik, she chose to keep the spikes the same as well as the background.

The same theme here with the same spikes and background, but different coloring.

This is a fabulous Christmas version.  She will definitely have a "Seasonal" Table Runner.

Beautiful fall like batiks with varied spikes.

Here she chose the same background for both the geese and the spikes, but the geese are from a different batik than the spikes.

Another fall look with varied spikes and geese, but with a twist a darker background along the edge of the geese.

This version was done totally from her scrap bin!  The combos are great too!

The same concept here, but a totally different look with some sunny batik and also regular quilting cottons.

Yet another with the same concept, but with traditional quilting cottons.  Funny they are the same concept for the layout, but all look totally different.

This one will be lovely when combined with the geese.  It is going to be a red, white, and blue version.  The geese will be red.  You can see more photos from this class here in Flickr.

I was so inspired from my class I came home and continued to work on my geese for my Glacier Star, blogged here

I was able to get a little farther than this photo shows and can't wait to finish them up!!  Once they are done, I will be joining them to the Glacier Star to make them queen size. 

A fabulous day all around!  Don't you just love seeing all the variations?  I know I do!

Until Next Time...


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Doctor Who

Hello Everyone,

We are "Whovians" in our house. We love Doctor Who.  Have you ever watched the show?  If you haven't you must!  It has been on TV since 1963!

Anyway, you can imagine how excited I was when I found Doctor Who themed fabric on Spoonflower.

Here are the various designs that I purchased.

My daughter was thrilled with the variety of TARDIS (Time and relative dimension in space) fabric.  A TARDIS is basically a time machine the doctor uses for time travel.

Love the character fabric too!

Got to love this Dalek fabric!

Here is a photo of a Police Call Box.  This is basically what the TARDIS looks like on the outside... but not on the inside!

Here is our current Doctor Who... Matt Smith.

If you have BBC America or BBC wherever you live you can watch Doctor Who.  Or you can download them from iTunes.  Are you a Whovian?

Now I need to figure out what to make with the fabric, any suggestions??

Speaking of fabric... ALL Black and White and Australian Aboriginal fabric is on sale this week in my shop!  Just click here and here to see what is in stock.

I am teaching a paper piecing class today, so next post, I hope to have tons of photos!

Until Next Time...

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