feb 28 flimsy finished

Hurray, I have met my February goal and finished up my flimsy* for Bonnie Hunter’s Grand Illusion mystery quilt. It is really busy. Extremely so. I’m not sure I like it. So I added the 3″ red border and called it good. I have some additional blocks for a pieced border, but it’s already 52″ […]

norah dress back

My daughter is 5 now, and getting taller every time I turn around. So what can a mom with a healthy stash do except make a new dress? I had printed out the Norah dress pattern a few weeks before, so I showed her some options which I had in my stash and she picked […]

Honor Roll bundle by Anna Maria Horner

Just so you know, in case you didn’t, I was the FIRST person to join this buy on Massdrop.   It was a fabulous deal. I think I’m going to disperse this into my stash to use in various projects, but at the moment it is still neatly set aside. It is still frigid in […]

I am following along with the camera challenge with the Littlest Thistle. Part One is to compare photos taking with full automatic setting to those taking with presets — I used Portrait, Sports, Landscape, and Beach/snow, which comes under “Scene” and has funky effects as well as settings for specific light conditions. You will note […]

I signed up for my second round in the Modern 4×5 bee on Flickr, and then I needed a block to make. This blocks started out as something else but it seemed a bit fussy for making 5, so I simplified it and came up with this design. If you know what it’s called, please […]

frozen quilt all finished

Here it is, the fastest quilt I have ever made! I love playing with the pretty fabrics, but this happy kid is totally worth the simplicity of a fabric panel. I had stopped into my local fabric shop, The Stitch Witch, the weekend before Christmas for a quick browse. And my daughter went straight to […]

Two completed, 10 to go

Rolling over to a new month that is. My pile of Grand Illusion blocks grew this month, but I did not meet my goal of finishing the flimsy in January. Ah, well, so be it. Now, rather than setting a completely new goal, I am going to list this goal again. Finish the flimsy (which […]


I finished up another butterfly block on the weekend, so I thought I would get them all out and see where I’m at. These blocks were originally made in the Simply Solids Bee in 2013 using a pattern I designed, and I decided to hand quilt them using a quilt-as-you-go method. The backing fabrics are […]

Playing in the snow

I fill up many, many virtual shopping carts for every one that I actually buy. And so another opportunity to drool over pretty fabric, and make a nice collection, is not to be missed. Rachel at Stitched in Color periodically holds mosaic contests where we build a themed bundle. For my first Ice Parfait bundle, […]

Who's that girl?

A girl for all seasons, always perfectly dressed to the nines, with the right accessories. Who? Tammy, of course. Thanks for coming by to visit my Tammy bag creation with Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt and our fearless cheerleader Mary of 1 Piece 2 Mary. My vision was that of an elegant winter dress, […]


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