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Monday, August 31, 2015

Sneak Peak Dog Gone Cute!

I've been so excited to show of my 
Dog Gone Cute block from 

Just a sneak peak!

More blocks to come!!

Woof woof!

Head on over and get your copy!
Still time to join!

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Ecclesiastes 3:11

He hath made every thing beautiful in His time

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Flight / 54-40 Quilt Block

Fabrics from my stash!!!  

I decided to make these quilt blocks 
from fabric I already had. I ended up making four blocks of each color, green, purple and pink, ending up with 12 blocks.  Just got the blocks done. Yeah!!!!

This block is a combination
of an eight pointed star
and four block squares


I haven't had time to sew the
 blocks together.  Once I do, I will
 share my quilt with you!!

I'm excited to see them put together.

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Psalm 100:5a

For the Lord is good and
his love endures forever...

Monday, August 17, 2015

Never To Late - Dream and Push Forward

When I first starting blogging, 
my first post was titled, 
"Never to Late!"

I still believe that today!  
Whether you are a year or four 
years older when you first 
dreamed of starting a blog,  
thought about learning how 
to paint, 
maybe, it's running 
a marathon or just 
learning to sew!  Start  
your dream, your new venture,
 your hearts desire and 
push forward.

Yes, our bodies are getting older
 and you may not be able 
to finish the race running
 but, you and me both can 
still walk toward the 
finish line.  

This list of goals and desires
 would be part of your bucket 
list.  You may call it what 
ever moves you towards 
those ventures you dream of 
doing and hope to accomplish.  

For me, I had already started 
writing, but I allowed fear 
to enter in.  That fear only put a 
halt to my writing!  
Then one day I met 
a sweet lady, in a sewing class. 
 We had never 
met before until that day.  
She met up with me a few weeks
 later and gave me some words 
of wisdom and words of encouragement.
 Those words of encouragement
 and the sweet voice of my 
son saying, "Just keep
 writing, Mom," really made 
the fear subside.  

Even now I have others 

telling me to keep writing!
I know you have those that
believe in you!  
So, if others believe you can, 
why is it so hard for us to 
take that belief and transform 
it into some thing real? 
Many of us think
 we can't but we really can!!!!

Don't forget to be an
encouragement to others
as well.  

Most of all, don't listen to those
that turn their nose on you!
They are the rocks that  
get in your path and try
to get you to stumble and fall.
They want your dreams to 
wither away. 


Remember you can do it! You have 
it in you! Keep your dreams 
alive by taking baby steps
 or big giant leaps. 
It's Never To Late to live
 out your dreams and make 
them reality! 

Just keep at it!

He Has Made Everything Beautiful In Its Time
Ecclesiastes 3:11


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Log Cabin Table Top Quilt



I've been busy quilting away on this log cabin quilt.  It's for a gift for my husband's Aunt and Uncle.

The finished quilt measures
25-1/2" x 25-1/2"

I used thirteen different fabrics
from my stash to complete this quilt. 

 The center square is a
barn red color fabric, which you 
won't see on the strips below, 
but you will see the 
red square on the examples 
following the strips.  Each strip
was cut 1-3/4" wide by the
length of fabric.  Depending on
the length of your fabric you 
may have to cut two or three
strips of some fabrics.

I find it helpful to lay out the strips in
the order you will be sewing them. 
Center block- red
2 light color fabrics
2 darker color fabrics
2 light color fabrics
2 darker color fabrics
Repeat with 2 light and then 2 dark
fabrics if you desire your block
to be larger.

I started with a 1-3/4" 
square.  Cut one square
for each block you plan on making.
I have nine log cabin blocks, so I cut
 nine red squares.

I took the next strip and placed
my red squares right sides
together and sewed a quarter inch  
seam allowance.

Trim to 1-3/4" square and press 
open. Add the next 1-3/4" strip.

Working counter-clockwise around the
center square, continue adding strips

Finished block 5-1/2" square.

Arrange your blocks to your 
liking and sew blocks
together. Your block should
measure 15-1/4" x 15-1/4".

I added two borders. Measure 
your quilt to get the proper size
of your quilt. The first
border (dark green) I cut
strips 1-3/4" wide by the length
of the fabric and attached
them to the top and then
to the bottom.  Next you will
 add the side border. 

My next border I cut 5-1/2" wide 
strips by the length of the 
fabric, and sewed them just like 
the first border. 

Sandwich your quilt together, backing,
batting and top.  Safety pin
or baste quilt to prepare
it for top stitching.  Remove
any safety pins you come
close to while top stitching.

Here you see me top stitching 
the quilt. Remove safety pins
as you top stitch.

Add your binding. Make a label for 
your quilt and it's ready to go.

Psalam 143:5
I remember the days of old;
 I meditate on all that you have done; 
I ponder the work of your hands.