Friday, October 31, 2014

Japanese Fabric

DH returned from his trip to Japan just in time to miss the
typhoon that hit the area, he was very happy he could change his flight
and get out in time. While in Tokyo he found some lovely fabrics for me,
some are recycled kimonos.
Indigo fabrics from Japan

 My plan is to make a small hexie quilt just like Helen's, have a look it is a real beauty.

Happy Sewing, Kim

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A small finish

12.5 X 8.5 inch small tumbler flag.
I saw this on my friend Helen's blog and just had to make one :0). I hand quilted it
with wool as the backing.    I'm linking up with Amanda Jean!   Happy sewing, Kim

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkins are everywhere

One of my favorite bloggers is giving away one of her designs with a complete
tutorial on how to make it and a downloadable pattern.
Jump over and see Jill's beautiful pumpkin creation.

Happy Sewing, Kim

Friday, October 10, 2014

A finish that was started in 2011

Jackie had a  great BOM sew along in 2011 and each month she selected a blogger
to design a block.  I made all the blocks for two different quilts and finally finished
one of them :0).  Today I will be linking up with Amanda Jean to show my first finish
in some time!  Happy Sewing, Kim

I used a collection of fat quarters along with white

I machine quilted it with hot pink thread in a large spiral just like Amanda Jean showed on her blog.

Monday, September 29, 2014

A generous giveaway!

Crazy Mom Quilts aka Amanda Jean is having a super giveaway.....
go check it out!  It is to celebrate her 250th quilt......darn I wish I had counted
all my quilts.

Happy Sewing, Kim

Friday, September 12, 2014

A finish

My jubilee quilt is done, I made it to celebrate my 60th birthday and got it done
4 months before my 62nd so not too bad :0)!  It was a fun sew along with Lori and Randy
and you can see more of these quilts here.  Happy Sewing,  Kim
This is my first machine applique quilt and I also used it to practice my machine quilting.
I am linking up with Amanda Jean come on over and see what everyone is up to.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Flags of the American Revolution

I've started another sew along with Lori we are using the book
by Jan Patek called Flags of the American Revolution".
Today we are showing our first block which is the center eagle.
I am using wool on cotton for the first time and here he is my eagle :0)
Happy Sewing, Kim
wool on cotton

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Let's swap!

I'm ready to swap nine patches with 50 other swappers.

Happy Sewing,

Friday, July 25, 2014

Quilting spirals

The finished baby quilt has four spirals on the top breaking the top into quarters

I did each spiral in a different color

It isn't as smooth as I'd like but not bad for the first try.
Overlapping spirals

On each side where the  spirals overlapped I wrote the name of all the thread colors I quilted with: yellow,
red, blue and green.

I'm linking up with Amanda Jean because this is my first finish in a while :0)
Happy Sewing,  Kim

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nine patch swap

I am making some progress on my nine patches for the swap over at Barb's blog :0).
Check out how she taught us all to make the nine's really fun!
Happy Sewing, Kim

Friday, July 18, 2014


The bluebirds are still watching over their babies
and feeding them around the clock, I hope I get to see them soon!

Poppa bird standing guard

Yummy green caterpillar for dinner :0)

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Fat Quarters

DH just returned from a 19 day trip to New Zealand and Australia involving 12 flights and still managed to find some fat quarters for me from New Zealand :0).

Fabrics about New Zealand.

Happy Sewing,   Kim

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Making some progress free motion quilting my silver jubilee quilt.......celebrating my 60th birthday which was in
2013......gotta get this done before another year ends!

 Barb is having a nine patch swap!  There are a few more spots open.

Happy Sewing,

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bringing home dinner

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 Click on the pictures for a closer view of the bluebirds in my yard getting dinner for their fledglings.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Trying some spiral quilting

Trying to learn spiral quilting on this UFO.

Tiny little bonding dolls for the NICU.

Trying to get my sewing mojo back, if you find it please send it home! :0)
Happy Sewing, Kim

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Kayaking in Alaska

Our starting point...........

Our destination!

Friday, June 20, 2014

More Chihuly

See the space needle through the glass house

View from Space needle

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Seattle and the Dale Chihuly instalation

Space Needle built for the worlds fair.

Me and DH after traveling all day to Seattle

Blow glass by Dale Chihuly and company

Glass Ceiling.  There is one like this in the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.

Have you seen the Quilt inspired by this display of blown glass?