BirdMan’s Heart

A few weeks ago our family parrot, Apollo, passed away. He was a Green Cheeked Conure with personality to spare. His chosen human was BirdMan and I know how much my son’s little heart has been hurting. In English class at school he had to write a poem. His first poem was a silly one […]

Sarah’s Picnic Square Quilt

Sarah made this modern quilt as a wedding gift. I really love the color palette she used. It is romantic without being girly and sophisticated too. She chose Lime Tree as the all over pattern she wanted quilted and it is a great gender neutral pattern. Some pantographs can be overtly feminine but not this one. Plus, […]

We’re a foster family!

It’s official! We are now a foster family for the Shamrock Foundation. Shamrock is a no kill shelter in Louisville and for three years we cleaned litter boxes for them but middle school has taken away a bunch of our free time for stuff like that. Instead, we are fostering a momma cat and kittens […]

Yogi On Patrol Page from Digital Scrapbooking Class

I am so far behind in my digital scrapbooking class I’m taking over at JessicaSprague.com Our older kitty, Yogi, has an infected abscess on his forehead from a cat fight and he looks terrible. I used photos of him on one of his better days for this page. He is getting better now that he […]

Marilou’s creation for our gift exchange

My local quilt guild had a holiday party where we exchanged 4 fat quarters a few months before December. Then, we were asked to make something out of those fabrics as a gift for our fellow guild members.  It is always fun to see what everyone makes out of the fabrics provided. Marilou made this […]

Debbie’s Pinched Square Spiral

Debbie brought me this quilt and told me it was one of those patterns she’d never, never, never make again. Apparently keeping track of the piecing and the order of the blocks was not enjoyable. Some patterns are like that and you have to walk away from them frequently or you’ll end up flinging them […]

Girly Log Cabin by Terah and Her Mom

Terah recently bought an APQS Millennium and took the beginning longarm quilting class from me with her mom. They both love to quilt and traveled up north in August for a vacation. While the menfolk fished, they pieced quilts. That’s my idea of a great vacation! This was one of the quilts they made it […]

Judy’s Commemorative Anniversary Signature Quilt

Judy commissioned this signature quilt to celebrate her parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. If you have a wedding or anniversary reception coming up, this would make a wonderful gift. You could even do it for a baby shower with the center block embroidered with the birth details of the little bundle of joy. Imagine having muslin squares instead […]

Linda’s Hankie Lady Obsession: Months April-June

Here’s is the April Hanky Lady from Linda’s quilt. She has her umbrella ready and the flowers are blooming. Spring has sprung! Here is the May block and it is my favorite. Since we live in Louisville, Linda made her May block into a Ky Derby theme complete with the twin spires of Churchill Downs. […]

Linda’s Hankie Lady Obsession: Months January-March

It is done and delivered! Linda came by to pick up her hankie ladies and was very pleased with how it all turned out. I am too!  I want to take a bit more time with this quilt so you can really see how fantastic she made each month’s block.  First, the outside borders. Linda […]

More of Linda’s Hankie Obsession

Have you missed me? 🙂 We’ve been on vacation. More about that later, though. Right now I thought you’d like to see some progress photos of Linda’s Hankie Ladies. I’m in love with the cross hatched scallops on the outer border. It is so feminine and works so well with the softness of the quilt. […]

Linda’s Hankie Obsession

Take a look at this incredible calendar hankie quilt created and designed by Linda. She used hankies from her mother, aunt and grandmother to make this sentimental heirloom. Each block is a month of the year with a theme appropriate for the month. My favorite is May. Since we live in Louisville, she made that […]

Becky’s Church Quilt & Apollo’s Bathtub Bandit

Becky makes a quilt with her church group each year to raise money for the church. This is the second year  I’ve quilted her top and I like this one best. The fabric palate is so sophisticated and I really like the whimsical polka dots in the inner border. I used a light sand colored […]

Killer Bunnies, Christmas Tree Quilt and Update on Oscar the Kitten

I feel like a cheesy TV commercial. It’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY! 🙂 This is Sarah’s Christmas tree quilt wall hanging. I love modern quilts like this. The bold graphic contrast with the small bits of red that really pop and grab the eye. Won’t this be striking on her wall? She chose an all over […]

Itteh Bitteh Kitteh Committeh newest member

For the last three years the kidlets and I have been going up once a week to the no kill kitty shelter to clean the litter boxes. We get our weekly kitty fix and have really enjoyed all the fuzzy lovin’ we get. My kids have learned a great deal about reading animal’s body language […]