Sunday, March 7, 2021

Summer Sunshine--continued

 I'm still working on my Summer Sunshine (AKA Winter Blues, designed by Bonnie Hunter).

Got the 16-patches, the alternate blocks, and the setting blocks (except the 4 corners) done. I have a Swiss dot (white w/yellow dots) on order for the sashing.


Happy Quilting! 😻

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Summer Sunshine

 I'm starting a new project...Bonnie Hunter's Winter Blues.

Don't adjust your screen--it isn't blue!

Conventional wisdom says, "Do not use too much yellow in a quilt."

The Eclectic Abuela says, "Bah Humbug!"

Here is Bonnie's quilt:

Winter Blues designed by Bonnie Hunter

One 16-patch down . . . a gazilion more to go! You may need to wear sunglasses for this one. 😎

Happy Quilting! 😻

Monday, February 22, 2021

A Sneak Peek at Grassy Creek

 I'm still working on the Quiltville mystery, Grassy Creek. A few more days, and I should have the top completed.

Grassy Creek (in progress)

I'm ready to build the borders, so it is nearly finished.

Happy Quilting!  😸

Monday, February 8, 2021


 I've been embroidering tea towels--a great relaxation activity. 



a little of this...a little of that.


Folk Art Birds


Primitive Christmas


Months/Holidays (The words April, May, and June got cut off, but they are there!)



I get my tea towels and transfer patterns from Colonial Patterns in Kansas City--good prices and fast shipping.

Happy Embroidering! 😺









Saturday, January 30, 2021

Tom's Big-Boy Quilt

 I like to make a flannel baby quilt for additions to the family.

Here is my grand-nephew's baby quilt.

Safari Baby

Once kids get big enough for a bed (rather than a crib), I like to make them a big-boy or big-girl quilt.

This big-boy quilt started with the backing--I wanted to use this Thomas (as in Tank Engine) fabric since my grand-nephew's name is Thomas.


I didn't know how I wanted to do the front, but the RR crossing sign gave me the idea to use Xs.

Tom's Big-Boy Quilt   64" x 84"

I used some novelty fabrics in it for a bit of I-Spy fun.

Tom's Big-Boy Quilt (detail)

Tom's Big-Boy Quilt (detail)

Tom's Big-Boy Quilt (detail)

Tom's Big-Boy Quilt (detail)

I finished it with a striped binding which I love (though it made me dizzy to cut it out!).

Tom's Big-Boy Quilt (backing and binding detail)

This was a fun project, and I enjoyed making it.

Happy Quilting!

Monday, January 25, 2021

Floral Baby

I'm still working on Grassy Creek, but there were a couple of things  I needed sooner rather than later. ⏰

Floral Baby 40" x 54"

Floral Baby (backing and binding detail)

It wasn't a great day for photos, but I need to wash and mail this baby quilt. 👶 I'll post the other project soon.


Monday, January 4, 2021

Grassy Creek--Part 6

This week, Bonnie Hunter's Grassy Creek mystery included string blocks--YAY! Those of you who read this blog know how much I love doing these.


Grassy Creek Mystery

Here are a few of mine. SO MUCH FUN! 🎆