Finishing the Snowball Nine Patch

I spent some time last week finishing the piecing on the Firetruck commission quilt.  The quilt is for a baby and finished about 60 inches square.   The last time you saw me working on this one I was making the ‘Snowball’ blocks.  In this post you will see the method I used to make the nine patches that were placed with the Snowballs to finish … Continue reading Finishing the Snowball Nine Patch

Thrillers, Spillers, and Fillers

Several years ago I attended a garden pond seminar hosted by a local Koi club that featured tips on maintaining a backyard garden pond.  As the guest speaker described how to maintain efficient levels of oxygen in the water he described using plants in 3 ways to make the most of the plants in the pond and in your containers.  I know, you’re wondering why … Continue reading Thrillers, Spillers, and Fillers

Congratulations to the Perfect Piecing Winner!

I have two exciting announcements tonight. First!  I’m excited to announce the winner of the Perfect Piecing Package by Sew Very Smooth. This wonderful set of seam guides includes the 5″ and 10″ seam guide, the Ideal Seam Gauge and the Sure Center Ruler! These are products you won’t want to sew without! Drumroll…  And the winner is – Elizabeth Merkle! Congratulations, you are the … Continue reading Congratulations to the Perfect Piecing Winner!