Monthly Archives: February 2013

Kid-themed panels make great quilts!

Kid-themed panels make great quilts!

Hungry Caterpillar panel quilt


Add 2 or 3 framing borders and contrasting cornerstones and you have a finished kid quilt!

Dinosaur panel quilt


Audrey made 2 great kid quilts using themed panels, borders and cornerstones.

The quilting is a basic meander with matching thread.

Have you made a quilt using a panel?  How did you you finish it?

I love getting comments!   🙂 Linda

Time for a new notebook…

Time for a new notebook…

Van Gogh Irises notebook

When I got this notebook for Christmas, I thought the design looked familiar.  It’s Van Gogh’s Irises.

Van Gogh Irises




Van Gogh painted this while living at an asylum and called this painting “the lightning conductor for my illness“.  He felt he could keep himself from going insane by continuing to paint.  I can relate to that.  Quilting keeps me sane!

i use notebooks to keep a diary of every project, mine and customers, that are loaded on the longarm.  This is my fourth notebook!  I like to record thread color, batting and quilting design notes.   I keep track of monthly, yearly and grand totals, too.

Do you have a method for tracking your quilts?

Thanks for looking!  🙂 Linda






On the Needles – Waffle Hat

On the Needles – Waffle Hat

Waffle Hat

I found another beanie hat pattern on Ravelry!  I’m using 16″ circular needles for the body and will switch to double points to make the crown.  I’ll stop making beanies when I run out of yarn or spring gets here!

Check out Judy at Patchwork Times for other On the Needles projects!

Back to sewing quilts and LAQ!

Thanks for looking!  🙂 Linda

More Knitting

More Knitting

two tone beanie


When I’m not sewing, I’m either knitting or reading (notice I didn’t say cleaning or cooking!).  Here’s the latest finish, another wool beanie.  I’ve made this pattern twice so I had two partial skeins left and just like quilting, I used the remnants to make this one!  Hopefully, the lucky Luther College student I’m sending it to will like this one, too.

I’m off to sew my quilting buddy today to work on my WIP’s!

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend.  🙂 Linda

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 9

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 9

Block 9


Here’s my Block 9 for the BlockBase Sew Along.  My first thought was, wow, look at all the pieces!  I followed the cutting instructions for an 8″ block and it went together perfectly.  As always, the hard part is picking out the fabric.  I decided to stay lighter for this one, using one of the fabrics from block 8.

Here’s the link to see what others did for Block 9.

9 blocksNine blocks done, 3 to go.  Look at all the variety!  Now, to figure out how to make a quilt out of these!

Thanks!  🙂 Linda

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