Tuesday, May 5, 2015


This quilt was amazing, I'm sorry if you didn't get to see it because the workmanship with
the quilting was just mesmerizing, I know I stood and studied it for quite a while.  Bethanne knows what she is doing with a longarm machine!  You can see the whole quilt and other winners here, but look at these close ups!!

Best longarm quilting on a wall quilt.

I think Bethanne has many hours of practice and TONS of talent!

look how she worked the quilting design right into the flying geese borders.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Puppy Love :0)

Blocks 4 from the Snapshot Quilt-along.....aren't these so cute, the button eyes will be added after quilting.

The mini


look what followed me home from Paducah!  Happy Sewing, Kim :0)


 Winning Quilts!

I LOVED this quilt and I got to tell the quilt maker that it really touched me in a special way.  I wish I would have taken her picture with her quilt.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Paducah from Barb's point of view

I got to meet Barb finally after years of visiting her blog :0), she was delightful.  And what fun to meet her friend Mary whom she talks about on her blog.......I could have talked to them all day long.  What a treat :0).  Jump over to Barb's for some great pictures and one of us together :0)

Isn't this a beauty?

Friday, May 1, 2015


Not a prize winner but really dazzling.....amazingly realistic!
Happy Sewing, Kim

Thursday, April 30, 2015


This looked so much like real feathers, I just loved it!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


You've got to see this from Ricky's Show!

It was a terrific evening of music and laughter, even tears for Libby, if you ever get the
chance to see him perform go for it!

I asked if I could take his picture and he said only if you take one with us together :0), he was so easy to talk to and gave me some excellent advice on buying a new Bernina!  Happy Sewing, Kim


Best wall quilt!

This is the first quilt I saw when entering the upstairs part of the quilt show which is where I started.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Get those drums going time to open the show!  You might see me in a pink sweater :0)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Happy Spring

My pretty red Japanese Maple in the background

This single rose bush is already in bloom with the azaleas!
 Happy Spring!  I'm off to Paducah!
You can see the azalea blooming across the street too, the neighborhood is full of their blossoms! 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Under the Msasa Tree

1st place in Utility quilts Applique and Mixed ( lap, throw and crib)

Terrific craftsmanship combined with a great use of color, I really enjoyed this one.
So many talented quilters :0).  My next show will be Paducah, hope to see you there!
Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, March 30, 2015

Convex illusions from the Wilmington quilt show

This was a very convincing optical illusion.

Best wall hanging.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sew along

Do you ever see a cute sew along and you simply must join in?
This one from the Fatquarter shop was irresistibly to me!
As if that was cute enough Sondra has figure out all the math for
the sew along group to make minis of the same blocks!
There is a "snapshot quilt along" group on Facebook too :0)
Come on you know you want to make'em.
Happy Sewing, Kim

And is all for a good cause....
 Made using the Daysail fatquarters.
rasing money for St. Jude Children's hospital.

Quilt show: Lost in the Maze

Not a ribbon winner but I love the color!  Happy Sewing!  Kim

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Quilt show: Obsessiveness

"Best Scrap Quilt"

These blocks and bits were tiny!  What a fun quilt to study.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Local quilt show: Wilmington, NC

Quilters by the Sea Guild  33rd annual quilt show:

Best of Show Bed Quilt

All needle turned applique stitched to perfection.

Then meticulously outlined in gold thread

This was such a thing of beauty I just wanted to study every inch of it!
Happy Sewing, Kim

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thank you Jan

Oh boy look what I won !
Jan was celebrating her blogversary and lucky me I won her give away!

12 beautiful shades of Aurifil goodness!
Thank you so much Jan :0).

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Progress on Flags of the American revolution

Lori's group  already posted their progress on her linky, go have a look,
but I am behind and did not make the post but here is my updated progress.

I think I am about half way through the hand work needed to finish the Jan Patek quilt.

Happy Sewing, Kim