Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Look who won First Place AND Best of Show at the Monterey Peninsula Quilt Show.
A most wonderful friend . . Barbara Barrieau!
The pattern is from Tula Pink.  It has 100 blocks.
Barbara said that it was the easiest quilt she has ever made and the most enjoyable.
The incredible quilting . . which i wish we could view more clearly . . was done by Holy Casey.
For any of you visiting PIQF next October, be on the look out for this sensational quilt.
What a beauty.    Congratulations Barbara!

Monday, April 13, 2015


I'm off to spend the week with our new granddaughter . .  daughter's first baby.
If you ever want to stitch up a baby quilt quickly but still want it to have those precious qualities, find a panel that anyone would adore.  The quilt below . . . it grew a bit beyond crib size . . uses Cori Dantini's Beauty Is You panel.  Just one of many she has designed for Blend Fabrics.    I had been hoarding this last favorite for some years.   I just added this and that borders all around.   Each border fabric was an old favorite from my stash, none from the same line, and I had just enough of each one.  Can you believe how the outside border matches her hair!!   Did go buy a half yard for the binding.   Made it up in a day, except for the quilting.
 Enjoyed every minute of time with these happy fabrics.   
They make you love to stitch right?