Friday, March 31, 2017

Solstice Block 15

I decided rather than skimping and trying to find little spots for my red that I would just buy more of this wonderful color. Now I can disperse it throughout the quilt and make it really pop. This block will balance block 2 in the quilt

                                             Block 15                                           Block 2

I also decided with the large 32"block and two at 20.5" that the quilt is becoming bigger than I would like for a cuddle quilt so I made this in the 12" size but included the little corner triangles even if only a bit will show because I thought they added that unique touch. I will continue to analyze the block sizes and may even trim a few down to 6-10" to fit in the spaces created by the multiple sized blocks.
I love Pat Sloan's asymmetrical setting. Pat Sloan's Solstice Setting

I sure hope the child that gets this loves it as much as I love making it and using these fabrics.
I donate a lot of my quilts to the Project Linus

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Gathering Mystery Quilt A Long

This just started Friday morning and I am loving my choice of fabrics.
We chose fabrisc a few weeks ago and cut all the parts this week.
Here is the link to the site:

Shhhh it is a surprise for a friend.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Block 14

All caught up.
like the touches of red so ordered more to make sure I have enough to add those touches on future block and for sashing to tie them all together at the end

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Block 13 Studio Time

I chose to make the little points stand out, adds that little bit of uniqueness and spark

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Poky Puppy Children's Library Block AND March--RED

See the little puppy tails wagging?

Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for March is RED
Just had to add a Cardinal to the flock of rainbow birds

Saturday, March 4, 2017


Every year we make a cuddle quilt based on the Bernese National Specialty theme.

We used to have several quilters but now it is down to Vicky and I.

This years theme is Summit to Sea and is using National Park signs as part of the theme d├ęcor.

As an added detail, I was part of a Storm at Sea quilt along so the Berner's body, the foreground, sky, ocean and mountain are Storm at Sea blocks. The Berner's head is applique and there are flying geese evergreen trees. The majority of the center is batik, the main border is a print of National Park posters. We enjoy the whole process of planning, cutting, sewing, and adding a cozy polar fleece backing together, even though we live in different states. We donate the quilt to the BMDCA Health Fund Auction to earn money to research health issues in our beloved breed.  

We do this because we can. 

Solstice Block 9, 10 11

This block is huge and will assume the place of the central color theme. All the other blocks will reflect the colors and fabric patterns in the collection. 
I chose to combine all my colors and vary the fabric patterns to include most the variations in this collection.

Block 10
Finally caught up

Block 11
A simple block the the choice of fabrics wasn't simple. The pattern of the block changes drastically as the fabrics and their colors and values change.