Monday, July 5, 2021


I love Fat Quarter Shop. I watch Kimberly Jolly's Livestream on YouTube every week.  Like for a couple years.  Her videography has improved so much.  I think Lily might have been pretty instrumental in htat.  Sadly, Lily has left the show.  I miss her giggles behind the scenes and comments.  Sheadded quite a bit of personality to the show.  Kimberly is funny in a quirky kind of way, it's endearing really and that is why I like her. Plus, I love all the quilt eye candy she has on the stream.  Her tips which sometimes I agree with and sometimes I don't.  Everyone has their own style and their own way of doing things. Kimberly has kind of gotten away from telling little stories about her kids.  I am not sure why but I miss it.  They were funny stories that I enjoyed.  

The latest free quilt along (QAL) was Sewcialites.  I did quite a few in really small blocks and that was all I was going to do.  After seeing the blocks and how they were looking, I decided to make 6 inch blocks. I am crazy happy with how it turned out. I used Pat Sloan's idea for a layout. 

Friday, July 2, 2021


This is essentially a history quilt, right?  There are blocks in here of things I started and decided I wasnt really interested i a whole quilt. Things that I experimented on with color or design. Things that I made extra of in a previous quilt because I lost count. Things that my daughters wore when they were little girls.  Things that I practiced on and plan to do but needed a whole lot more fabric.  So much in this quilt. 

It's a mess to be sure but overall its happy and cohesive and I am happy with the results. I named it, "Finding Gratitude."

Then I had to snap some photos of my daughter and her "friend".  Yeah.  okay. Friend.  As if.

This picture was taken at Hamlin Beach State Park in New York.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Grand Illusion- Finally Finished

Finally finished my Grand Illusion.  Its taken a long time!  It kept getting lower and lower ont he priority list as my quilt tops piled up.  But I had made a decision two years ago that all my Bonnie Hunter quilts would get quilted.  I have done 5 in total.  This one, was not my favorite. But its done an some thing magical does happen when you finish a quilt.  You may not like it, but once it is all finished you like it a whole lot better.  

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Meadowland Quilt

I love this quilt.  Fast, fun and fabulous.  Then Came June is the designer.
My daughter in her quilt dress.  Thank goodness I have this tall girl to hold up my quilts.  Thank you cutie!

Saturday, June 6, 2020

BLOCK HEADS 3 Finished

Whats great about quarantine?.... uhm... thinking... getting quilts done.  See I knew there had to be something.  Right.  Find something to appreciate about this time. If you can.  I got my block head quilt done and a few others.  

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Dresden Flowers

I was so happy to get out to a local park near the lake to photograph this quilt. Its been super long in the making.  It was its time to finish.  And so nice to see all the colors out on a day when it was warm and sunny.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Colorful Diamond Star Quilt

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I made this quilt fast and furious over a retreat weekend, then quilted pretty soon after.  I gave it to my daughters BFF.  They were buds from the beginning of fourth grade until now.  She and her family have been so good to my daughter.  It was the least I could do to say thank you for so much. I dont think I ever shared it on the blog so here it is, in all it's colorful glory.