Black Tie Blog Hop… Second Day = My Day!!

My Little Country HenLovin This Turkey!!Country RoosterI’ve been anticipating this blog hop since I first signed up for it.  At the time, I was at a sheer loss as to what black tie’s had to do with turkeys, chickens, hens, and roosters. Alas, I got to work looking for inspiration on what I could make. Suffice it to say, when I find the artwork, I simply couldn’t decide what I liked more, so I did 3 blocks. While all the blocks themselves are around 9-inches finished, they main design of the block is only about 6-inches square with the exception of the rooster which is a 6×9 block. Continue reading

One week from today…

Black Tie BoogieWill be my day for the Black Tie Boogie. I hope your planning to come and visit, as I have a really fun day planned for you. I’ll also be posting the rest of my Wicked 3 project as well, with a freebie or two for you. With my back out for that week, I just wasn’t able to finish it, but I have today finished my Black Tie Boogie project, and am working on my Wicked 3 project. You can see what I posted here for Wicked 3 and perhaps it will get you excited for what’s coming. I know, Halloween is over, but there is always 2014. 🙂



The day after my day for the Black Tie Boogie is..

Quilting Gallery Blog Hop PartyBlog Hop Party from the Quilting Gallery. I will not only have a treat for all who stop by, but I’m going to give away a few little tidbits that day to. You won’t want to miss out on the fun. Be sure to stop by!!


Want to see a sneak peek? You’ll have to click on the Continue Reading link to see a tidbit of what is coming… 🙂




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It’s My Day For The Autumn Appliqued Animals EQ Blog Hop

2013-10 Fall Cow With Pumpkin2013-10 stbs-Fall CowIt’s been fun to create this pattern for those visiting this blog hop. I thought I picked a pretty simple pattern, but it turns out it was far more complicated than I thought it was going to be.

There are many parts to this pattern, the templates alone for the 12 inch block take up 3 pages in the pdf file.

Instead of creating a how to draw this pattern, I chose to do some helfpul hints for using EQ instead. These help me on a daily basis, and I hope you will enjoy the different videos I’ve created for this hop. I tried to keep them pretty small, but so far none are over 20 minutes long and most are less than 5 minutes.

Artwork for this block is from

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EQ Autumn Appliqued Animals Blog Hop

Autumn Appliqued Animals EQ Blog Hop



I was truly honored to be asked to join this blog hop Bea is sponsoring. Having been in her last EQ Blog Hop which was so much fun. I think this hop will be cool to help showcase how much I’ve learned in EQ since I was a beginner EQ user back in April when we did the last EQ Appliqued Animals Blog Hop.


See ya Soon,



Club EQ June 2013

2013-06 SeaLife This months Club EQ quilt challenge was Landscape Quilts. Talk about a swirling of ideas. I could have created hundreds of quilts literally, the ideas were so heavily flowing in my mind. It was pretty much anything goes, pieced or appliqued. I finally settled on creating the Sealife quilt you see here. I would have probably done a second quilt, but this one pretty much took up all of my time for the month and I barely got this in on time. Why? Simply because everything in this quilt was drawn or traced by me.

This quilt features over 50 drawn objects. The mermaid alone took over a day to trace. There were objects drawn for this quilt that I couldn’t even fit into it, and at the same time, because I hope to redraw this quilt at some point hopefully featuring a bit more land so I can add some palm trees, or perhaps a lighthouse. I am hoping to create part of the borders with a sky.

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