Sunday, March 31, 2013


Easter-Topia Play

Toria and Zoe present the story of Peter Cottontail and the Easter Bunny.
Place: Grandma's Living Room
Time: Saturday at 12:30 12:55
Ticket Price: $.25
Raffle Winner: Grandma Cheryl

Walk by the Cuyahoga River in Kent 

After the play, the cast and audience strolled down by the Cuyahoga River to enjoy the spring sunshine.

Small Signs and Wonders!  Can you spot the turtle?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I Spy . . . Spring Flowers & a Quilt

It's 45 degrees and sunny in Kent today - finally the crocuses are blooming and it almost feels like spring. Time to run to the quilt shop, fill up the gas tank, grab some groceries and take some pictures before the next round of snow which is in the weather forecast for next week.  Uhhgg!

Future daffodils!

I spy a quilt on the board

Since I have tons of I-Spy material now, it's a perfect time to a make a birthday quilt for my grandson Jordan who is going to be seven in May.  I already had lots of squares cut, so that's a good start.  Today, I found a great backing material at Sew Deja vu, our new local quilt shop.  Best of all, it was on sale!  


Think Spring!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Quilting Day with QBees

International Quilting Day

What a great reason to head south down to Sweet Peas and Possum, or better known as Miss Carol's Studio, to quilt with my QBees; Carol, Barbie, Michelle and Gina.  The weather cooperated, a little snow up here when we left, but dry in the south.  

Projects - Flower Power for Spring!

Barbie is the quilt!

Collecting flower material for over a year!

Gina's Wedding Quilt for her Daughter,

As usual, there is a story behind this quilt.  The bridesmaids in the upcoming wedding will be wearing white eyelet lace dresses adorned with different color bandanna s.  Part of the material in the quilt is from real bandanna s and the white eyelet lace is the border.  The corners and center squares are denim - for the groom.  As you can guess, this is going to be a country style wedding - how fun! Her daughter is going to love this Quilt!

Miss Carol's Gift

Miss Carol made this gorgeous Quilt of Valor for a young man in Afghanistan who is her son Nathan's friend.  Nathan is also in Afghanistan and we are all praying for their safe return!  I couldn't help but notice the precise and lovely workmanship in this quilt.   Beautiful!

Michelle's Kaleidoscope

Michelle is working on a quilt using this cool kaleidoscope pattern.  She was telling me how "easy" it is and I said, "don't tell me, show me!"  Now she has to give us all a class on how to stack and cut the material to get this awesome pattern.  

My projects

I was finishing up a backing for my Jack-of-Hearts Mystery Quilt.  Miss Carol helped me piece a backing and is going to do the quilting for me.  I can't wait to see it done!  
My most modern quilt ever!

Pieced Backing

Stack and Whack Place Mates

Floral backing - could be reversible

Four Fat Quarters - mix and match or stack and whack.  These are fun to make!
I made these for my lovely neighbor who shares her quilting magazines.    If you want to try the pattern, I have placed it below. When it says bring two up, bring up one and then the other.   Hope you can read it okay.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy 75th Birthday, Mom

My sister-in-law, Michelle, made and quilted a family wall hanging for her mom's 75th birthday.   The wall hanging includes black and white pictures of her and her five siblings at a young age and then, in the middle, a picture of them all grown up.  What an awesome, heart-felt present!  Her mom is going to love it!