Saturday, February 27, 2016

Quilt Diary

Although I have been quilting for many years, I personally do not have many quilts in my possession.  The quilts I make are usually sold or given away as gifts.  I make up most of my own patterns, so there isn't a book or magazine picture of them.  So when a friend was asking me about some of my creations, I had to describe them to her as best I could.

That got me to thinking.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a quilt diary of past quilts I have created with maybe a few notes about how and why it was made and to whom it was given?  I was pretty good about taking a picture of my finished quilts before they were let go, so I was able to find digital photos of most of them. 

Since this was just a memory book for me, not a how-to with pattern pieces, I made the book small.  I found some nice parchment-like paper in my stash and cut the pages in half, so the finished page size was approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  I created my own diary page template with blank spaces for me to write in the quilt name, date it was made, quilt size, etc., and embellished the sheet with some sewing images I found on the Internet.  

So far the binder has about 20 entries -- a nice start.  I hope to continue adding more pages as I make new quilts.  

Friday, February 26, 2016

You'd be "Qwazy" to miss the fun!

In honor of National Quilting Day, which comes on March 19, 2016 this year, Marian from Seams To Be Sew ( has created a blog hop as a way for us to express our own "qwaziness" through our love of quilting.

Don't miss the fun!  There will be stories and projects and prizes!

I hope you will join us March 18 when Qwazy Quilters will keep you amused with their talents and tales of their quilting adventures through the years.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New Quilting Book

I am so excited to announce that Toni Alexander of Red Boot Quilts has published her first book Happy Quilts which can be pre-ordered on Amazon for delivery in June 7, 2016.  I can't wait to get mine!

I have been following Red Boot Quilts for ages!  If you don't know Toni, visit her blog at    She creates the most wonderful quilt and doll patterns and even offers some free patterns on her website.  She sells her patterns on her Etsy site Me and My Red Boots. 

Happy Quilts

  In 2012 I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase her adorable Puppy Love quilt.  It is one of most most-prized quilting possessions.