Saturday, November 25, 2017

Time ....

How time flies

Just yesterday it was Halloween and now!!

Thanksgiving is over

I did decorate the dining room a little for the

fall holidays,  first time in a few years.  

Guess this will have to go soon and I will start

decorating for the Christmas season !!

My oldies but goodies, all hand quilted... 

YES!!  Quilted by hand, 

 I didn't have an APQS longarm  a few or many years ago.

I enjoyed quilting by hand and when I went home to Vermont I would get Mom on one side of the quilt and me on the other and we would quilt in the afternoon for an hour or so and just talk.  Sometimes it was a see how much we could quilt in an hour , then reward ourselves with a cup of tea and a cookie :-)  or two!! 


It's finished

binding is done and the quilt is washed and dried.

This one will be going home on Tuesday. 

 I so love the texture on the black rose background
I quilted the outline of each rose right to the edge.
once washed and dried, magic happens and gives it such a beautiful texture. 

We have started the Collage quilts by Laura Heine with the group.  

Fusing and cutting flowers 

now placing them in strategic areas !!

Not sure if that is the word that I want, but there has to be lights and darks plus small, medium and large flowers placed in specific areas to see the dimension and the reality of the pattern that they chose.  Movement... but it will all be OK.  The girls have a great start and I am sure the finish will be spectacular. 

Time of cookies!!

Just out of the oven :-)

Cheese cake cookies

Chocolate chip cookies 


Sunday, November 19, 2017

On a cool November day

Trying to get some Christmas things done...

so far so good, I have the 18 poinsettia Place settings 

and today I am doing the center of the table.  

It will be a long table runner in ...taffeta

Interesting to work with but I would not make it a habit...

Love my cotton quilting fabric.

Of course quilting with my APQS Millie


 Aurifil 40wt Mako Cotton

I went light green thread with an off white taffeta

I will post a picture when the binding is done :-)  

along with the place settings.

Sunday, November 12, 2017


You have already seen a few of these beautiful quilts

it is Mediterranean Garden by O'Carol designs 

Here  is the latest one.   

Had fun outlining the roses  on the background fabric

Aurifil 40 wt cotton

Now for the binding and ....

It will be finished

I will take better pictures once the binding is on.  
Hope you all had a good week end.   

Monday, November 6, 2017

Smile and Stand Tall a free quilt pattern on the APQS blog for November

Free quilt pattern: Smile and Stand Tall

Free quilt pattern: Smile and Stand Tall: For many of us, the south of France would be on our “dream vacation” bucket list. But APQS France dealer Suzan Pons has the good fortune to call it “home!”

A little bit of quilting...that is what I do !!

Quilting with APQS 
Lucey, Quilt Path, Millie and Sweetie  


Mediterranean Garden  a O'Carol Design
Aurifil... Beautiful cotton thread....


An oldie,  good and bad memories... Made this while I was at home in Vermont.   My Mom had left us to go to a better place so to keep busy and do something that she always did with me... this was made.  


Flowers and birds