Monday, August 29, 2011


Woven wrap

To celebrate my recent trip to Chile I'm having a giveaway :0).  This traditional woven wrap is often worn over coats to dress them up or over a large sweater for extra warmth.  I bought this one from an open air market in Pucon in the shadow of the large Villarrica Volcano.  Just leave a comment for a chance to win
and a way for me to reach you.  Drawing on  Sept. 13 :0).  Happy Sewing, Kim 

Shopping in Pucon

Walking around town on a cold and rainy day, this "tree" is a native.
Visiting the tiny convent above town

open air shopping in town

Downtown  Pucon

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Arriving in Temuco, Chile

View from our room on a dark and cloudy day, I think it looks like a ship's deck

View from out hotel grounds after some clearing

Our hotel on the left from the lake front beach

A nest of large eggs found on the beach.....Seagull eggs?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Villarrica Volcano, Chile

Lake Villarrica with the Volcano Villiarrica in the back ground
I'm just home from my first trip to South America.  The first place we stayed is Villarrica with amazing views of the Volcano of the same name.  My volcano hike was cancelled due to  too much snowfall the night before...remember it was still winter there, the country changed to summer hours while we visited.
Volcano Villarrica, Chile  9,338 feet, an active volcano with bubbling lava lake at the center that can viewed on  hikes.
Chile only has two seasons, Winter and Summer, so it was like early Spring while visiting, many of the trees and shrubs were just blooming and daffodils were in their full yellow glory.  The Villarrica's lake has shores lined by  beaches of black volcano sand.  The town was founded in 1552 by the Spanish  and is home to the Mapuche people.  There is a national park here and in the summer time is a tourist mecca, with white water rafting, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, fishing, paragliding and zip-lining excursions.  In the winter there is skiing and the volcano has an impressive snowboard park with excellent amenities.

More of the trip later.......
Happy sewing, Kim

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Linkin' Logs"

This was a fun and fast pattern to make, I really enjoyed it!  Find out more about it at the Quiltmaker Magazine blog called Quilty Pleasures.  Happy sewing, Kim

I'm using this old post to add to finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts because it got mailed this week  to my NEW great niece!  I tucked in a copy of the "Very Hungry Caterpillar" to go with her new quilt!
Welcome to the world Avery!  Love, Auntie Kim

close up of quilting by Debby Brown

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Progress on legos blocks


fish head

tractor bits

four blocks
Little by little these blocks come together :0)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Simple red and white blocks

I plan on making 9 of these then putting them in a nine patch setting as a
asterisk blocks
memento of the red and white show in NYC to give to my friend that went with me....shhhhh don't tell her :0)
Happy Sewing,

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Winding Ways Update

The queen size top is made for the wedding gift, now I just have to decide how to finish it.
A small border?  Just binding?  Or a larger dark border to frame it up and stabilize all those
block layout 11 X 13

Queen size wedding quilt

1716 pieces :0)
biased edges?  Suggestions?  Happy sewing, Kim

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Little Owl quilt

I think I will hand quilt this little owl.......isn't he cute?

Happy Sewing, Kim

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Lego quilts

my first lego block

musical notes and zebra bits

kids and spiders, stars and flowers

fire engines
I've been watching Tonya  make lego blocks from ugly fabric we all have sent to her.
It's quite fun to send her fabric and see what she does with it.
 I have tons of scraps and ugly fabric too so I decided to jump on board and take
a spin at making a lego block.  Oh goodness it is fun!  Like Lay's potato chips...betcha
can't make just one :0).  Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Here is the back

Back of "Linkin' Logs" machine quilted by Debby Brown.
In the next couple of weeks "Quiltmaker" magazine will release their latest issue.
(Quiltmaker also has a fun blog called .Quilty Pleasures, with giveaways, and free stuff.)
After that the "Scrap Squad" will debut their quilts made from June Dudley's pattern
called "Linkin' Logs".  All eight of us came up with scrappy versions of her pattern.
Here is the back of mine and soon I'll show the beautiful completed quilt front. :0)
Happy sewing, Kim

Friday, August 5, 2011

Penny's yo yo along

Have you gotten caught up in the yo yo madness?  I do love this new  Clover tool that makes sitting and making yo-yo's so darn addictive.  Well guess what?   I found  " Penny's yo yo along" and have started making a bizillion yo-yos!  Great to take along on planes, trains and automobiles.

Happy sewing,
scrappy yo-yos

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Next "Scrap Squad" quilt

Here is a little peek of the next quilt, Quilted by Debby Brown.
 Happy Sewing, Kim