Saturday, September 19, 2015

A worthy charity..."Quilts Beyond Borders"

"Quilts Beyond Borders" reaches out to under-served children, mainly orphans, across the world to provide a handmade quilt and spread love and hope. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What to do with those pretty fabric "panels"!

Pretty! Let me know who to give credit to for this great idea!
Don't they have just the most beautiful "fabric panels" now a days? ...and those cool "fabric book" panels...I've made a Pinterest board to get some ideas for how to use some of them! Feel free to add some of your own :)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Some FREE quilt pantographs in digital or download

Want some FREE quilting pantos? Just click here to get some from a great company called "Urban Elementz" !

Friday, May 15, 2015

How NOT to make a "Trip Around the World" Quilt!!

my FIRST quilt
Found this old picture of my first quilt...I sure learned how NOT to make a quilt with this one !  I LOVE Amish quilts and have many books on the Amish. So I thought I could just look at the picture and make this quilt. I cut each little block individually , and then laid them on the floor and tried to figure out how to sew them in order... much later I finally discovered Eleanor Burns strip piecing way to do this!

Make a "Family Letter" Quilt

Saw this idea on the internet (if anyone knows who made this one, let me know so I can give them credit)...A family letter quilt!  I have journals that my Grandmother wrote, and also really old family pictures (tin type).

I am going to scan them into my computer and then transfer them onto fabric (you can buy at sewing stores) to make one of these great quilts! So personal :)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness BRA on a VW !

"Think Pink"
I know this isn't a quilt project, but wanted to show you a sewing project I recently completed for Jeff Fisher Insurance. Isn't it the  cutest thing ever? I just made the bra for the car (it already had the boobs) :)


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Great FREE program to make your photos interesting!

Amish buggies
I LOVE "Pic Monkey" for making my ordinary pictures interesting! It's FREE (but you can upgrade for a small monthly fee).
This is a picture of some Amish buggies I took recently in Lancaster. I added a filter called "blackboard" (I think) to it to make it very cool...then just save it as a JPEG...easy!

Monday, March 23, 2015

One of my favorite stores in Intercourse, PA

The Old Country Store
This is my favorite store in Intercourse, PA! You'll be sure to see an Amish buggy or two trot by while you are  there :)

Pretty panel quilt

Pretty panel quilt
A quick peek at a really cute panel quilt. I downloaded a farm tractor quilting pattern for the stitching.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The "Canning Jar" Quilt...part 2

the "Canning Jar" Quilt
Finally got the "Canning Jar " Quilt hung up and listed on Etsy ! Hoping someone buys this one so I can make another one! "Sew" much fun to make...I like the "hunt" of the fabric (cute stuff to put in the "jars")