On Ringo Lake, Uncategorized

Working Bonnie’s New Mystery

I'm taking some me time this weekend to work on Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt.  I've pulled all the fabric from stash and the plan is to get the first 2 clues done this weekend. I also have to re-do the basting on a quilt that I am finishing up as a gift... More on… Continue reading Working Bonnie’s New Mystery


Dara at 8 months

This is Dara.  She is our newest pup we've been raising for Canine Companions for Independence and she has been a handful! She is super smart just like her predecessors Jamba and Einstein but the fact she's a she is a whole new experience for us. It has also been a few years since we've… Continue reading Dara at 8 months

quilting, Sewing, Working with scraps!

Border Auditioning

I have completed the log cabin and uneven 9 patch border for this scrappy quilt and am now auditioning fabric from the stash for the next round of borders! Here is the EQ7 file... ...and this was the original version I had in mind as a Christmas Quilt!  The applique is a skill set I… Continue reading Border Auditioning

Bird Watching, quilting

Making Progress and an Oriole!

I have been working on this scrap quilt daily.  I completed 2 border sides and now am working on the remaining 2 before I continue on with my planned solid border which will be next.  Talk about LOTS OF SCRAP!!  Truthfully I had no idea how this design was going to come out and several… Continue reading Making Progress and an Oriole!

Dealing with the unexpected, In the Studio, Pet Antics!, quilting

So Many Changes

This morning while driving to work I listened to music radio.  For many years I would turn on talk radio to hear the latest news and grumblings about all things political and happenings going on in Chicago.  I guess today was time to make a change, to go back to what I used to love… Continue reading So Many Changes


Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 5 – The Continuous Feather Border and Finish!!!

Hi Friends, Whoot, Whoot!!!  I am finished with "Snow In October"!!! It feels so good to be finished with a quilt that took such a long time to complete.  I hate when I have to stop and start a project (like, just about everything I work on!) but especially when it is the quilting portion… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 5 – The Continuous Feather Border and Finish!!!


Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 4 – Triangle Border

Hi Friends! I can see the end!  I'm now on the 2nd border and the remaining free motion quilting on this quilt is going to be super super easy! No more squashing the quilt into the bed of the machine, no more trying to think about oak leaves and acorns, just quilting! So here we… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 4 – Triangle Border