Friday, October 30, 2015


Love this WICKED Challenge that was on display at the Chattanooga Quilt Show!  You can read all about it  at

 Here are some of my favorites (click picture to see a larger image)
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Karen’s Big Easy Quilt


Karen used mostly French General fabric for her Big EZ quilt. ( I wrote about the Big EZ class earlier )   I love the reds and browns she chose.

Judy Egan did a great job quilting it too.  She made secondary block designs in each of the blocks.

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Great job you two!

Friday, October 16, 2015



I love Fall and like to sew Fall themed projects.   This Fall wall hanging is made with wool.  I found the wool and pattern at Mountain Creek Quilt shop.   A friend Holly gave me the old hoe, it was her father’s. 


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Autumn Olive Jelly

Autumn Olive Jelly

See the berries to the right of the beehives? Those are Autumn Olives (aka Autumnberry) and they are edible.  They are originally from Asia and were transplanted to the US and now are considered invasive.  Might as well make something useful out of them. 

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They are surprising tasty, kind of like a sour cherry/cranberry mix.   The berries have a mottled look not bright like a holly berry.  If you try to eat them, make sure they aren’t a similar looking poisonous berry.      


They are ripe in the fall, thus the name Autumn Olives.  They cook up sort of milky pink looking.  I used the Sure-jell recipe for Sour Cherry Jelly which was good, maybe a little thick but you could taste the tartness of the berries.  It is excellent in a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. 


Sunday, October 11, 2015



Just finished piecing the Fig Tree “Twirl” pattern.  I used Moda’s Somerset line of fabrics.  I like to have all the pieces cut and lined up ready for assembly line sewing. Some of my quilting buddies just cut out a block at a time and then sew and cut some more.   Whatever works best for you is the way to go. 



I put the blocks on my design wall and move around until I am happy with the color placement.

DSC_0304 A FriXion pen is great for temporarily numbering the blocks to remember the order for sewing.  What’s a FriXion pen?  It’s a pen that completely erases when ironed.  



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