Monday, January 24, 2022

Red ( for RSC) Buffalo Plaid aka Gingham

 With my Friends bag of Red Scraps at my feet I made a snap Decision!

In the bag - was a stack of Red and Cream 6 1/2 inch squares.... and I thought - I bet!!

I could make one of those little buffalo plaid/gingham style quilts....and away I went to my design wall!

I laid them all out, did a few repositioning of squares - and Look at that!!
her pieces made a full layout.

It will be about 30 x 42 when it is done....Isn't that just cute?

And then.... I started playing in the rest of the reds - well - these aren't really a bright red , they are a muted red - what is that color called?   I called it antique red?

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Pink Triangles... ( I have no creative name for it!) ...and Finished! ( or not) Friday!

 I can not think of a creative name for this quilt - or even the name that I called it when I started it... I am drawing a big Pink Blank!!

BUT!!! I can tell you that today!!! IT IS FINISHED!!!

That's all that matters right?

My "To finish pile" is actually shrinking ( go me!)

I found these fabrics on sale at Sew Downtown ( in Greeley CO) and bought a yard ish of each, brought them home and put them on the table and decided to make triangles.....
and I made Triangles until I was tired of them

Put them up on the design wall , and arranged and re-arranged, and then one day said - that is it!
and A top them became.....

And then I added some really crazy Quilting.  and then....

Are you sitting down for this part?    I BOUND IT!  ( Quilting and binding in the same 12 months!!! - actually - it was the SAME month!! I KNow!!!)

And now - it will be listed in my Quiltygirl Etsy Store.... and we start the next one to finish!!!

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

T Rex Tacos

Only cuz I like to prove that I do cook....

I introduce you to 


Isn't that the coolest Taco holder ever?

I saw it and knew - I had to have it!!

One of my sons is so interested in Paleontology - I knew he would get a kick out of it!

So!! I made tacos and T Rex helped out!!!

Just wait - I might even learn a special recipe to share with you sometime ( although - please - do not hold your breath!!!)

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Bags of Scraps

 Remember I told you about my Friend and her bag of scraps?

That is what the trunk of my car looked like!

I hit the jackpot!!!

When you get a windfall like this , what is the first thing you do?

So far the first thing I did was play in the browns.

See the design wall post from Monday

Then I remembered that RED was the RSC color for January - so I grabbed the Red bag.

and then!! I sorted thru and found the Patriotic colors

Those all went with my to my sew day - My Quilters HAD a BLAST playing with them!!

What would you do next?

PS - My Main Man - My main Squeeze says Hi!!!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

My Quilt ladder started something

 In May of last year - we had our wood floors refinished

In June I found a ladder and painted it teal for the kitchen/living room 

and then! 

I was ready to refinish the chairs at our 100 Year old dining room table.....


I couldn't find what  I wanted .... all I knew is that old yellow fabric was really outdated now - my Kitchen is Teal/Navy and white...

And quite frankly , yellow ( gold to be more realistic)

just didn't match.

and then I found it!! the color I wanted on my chairs. I got the fabric, got my staple gun out, and we realized my staple gun was not as industrial as it should have been.

The men ran to town and got an industrialized staple gun and

We got to work. And by We - I mean my husband and son. I am a great director!! ( dictator anyone?)

When they were taking the old stuff off, we actually found the original fabric. Seems like when they put that on there it was staying FOREVER!! and whoever had refinished these next just fabriced over it....

Ohhh Progress - doesn't that teal just look so much better than the yellow?

Ta da!!

and now the kitchen/dining room is done!!

( pray for our older appliances - that they at least make it to Christmas 2022!)

just so you know.... when we started the kitchen, someone flooded the bathroom ( her name shall not be mentioned here) . Now that the kitchen is entirely finished - its time to head back to the bathroom and finish it!

Monday, January 17, 2022

A brown Design wall


A friend of mine said - hey I have some fabric scraps for you - and I met her in the parking lot and she handed me A LOT of fabric scraps!!

The first bag I took into the house was filled with browns - so I immediately grabbed 9 Fat Quarters and got to work!

And ta da - I made 9 Turning Twenty blocks and soon... it will be a lap quilt!!

Just so you know - there were more bags.... stay tuned....

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Friday, January 14, 2022

A Marvelous Quilt Finish.... and Finished ( or not ) Friday

 I have a finish.... I have a finish... you can see me happy dancing and singing that right?

This is the Marvelous Mystery ( L1) that I ran but the pattern was written by Linda (   and I LOVE it!!

We did the mystery in 2019 and I did not get mine completely finished - but this works for me, because now it is complete - and! I have a home for it. 

So this makes it a new quilt!! ( right??)

I won't tell you yet who it goes to - but as I was binding it - their faces came to me!!! and now I will make it happen. 

and the Quilting - I love these photos - where you can see the detail.....

it makes me happy - and!! it proves I quilted it haha!

PS - Interested in an easy peasy lemon squeezy  mystery?
Stop Tossing info here

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Lobster Mac n Cheese vs Crab Fettucine

 When we traveled to Boston - you may remember my husband had Lobster Mac n Cheese?

it was photo worthy

he kept raving at how good it was, and how he would like it again....

and so - I decided to try - 

except - i didn't have Lobster, it had to be gluten free, and I didn't have Macaroni Noodles...


I had Crab, I know how to make alfredo sauce - and ! I had gf rotini noodles and so!

I cooked!!! My Crab did not come with a shell, and I couldn't really think of a good replacement - so!! It just got put on a plate - sprinkled with parmesan and mozzerella and broiled to perfection

Just for a comparison:

it may not have been as photo worthy - but it sure was yummy!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Stop Tossing - a NEW Mystery Quilt 4 Military (a Quilt of Valor)

 My dear Mystery Quilts 4 Military group has been SO patient with me....

However - I am now proud to announce!!!

A NEW Mystery is going to start!!

This will be a super easy, beginner friendly Mystery Quilt

It will finish at 61 x 81 inches

There will be NO half squares ( there's a few of you that will get that joke)

The Fabric Requirements and a few cutting Instructions will be announced on February 2nd

the First Clue will come out February 16th

I won't tell you how many clues - but its a fast , quick, fun mystery that will jump start your quilting mojo!!

I will post the clues here on my blog - but! the come faster for my Mystery Quilts 4 Military group - so if you want the jump = or to be in on the conversations - go join there.

Hope you join in

and if you don't - it it totally okay - I will still be your friend - promise!

Tuesday, January 11, 2022


 We finally got snow!!!

It came on News Years Eve - and we were so excited .... of course, the roads were dangerous, there were accidents, and road closures - so We had to rough it at home.   ( which is not roughing it for me, I am a homebody and prefer to stay here!)

But we all had fun - we ate too much, watched goofy movies and the next morning....

We had to check out how deep the snow was!!  We thought about taking the snow shoes but then thought  nah - there wasn't that much. and then in a few places - it was a foot deep!! oh Ya!!!!

We got another snow storm a few days later - and I tell you - it makes a heart happy when she can see the moisture staying on the ground. Now for a nice slow melt and MORE snow!!!!