Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Simple Gifts

My darling Pete planted these daffodils the fall before he died. They have become a most precious gift every spring. He's been gone four years today, and I still miss him terribly. But he was and still is the love of my life. I am so very grateful for the many happy years we had together.....and I am most grateful for all my beloved quilter friends who have been my support group ever since.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


...for Mary B. who requested blue and white Bears Paw blocks in our 2-color bee. See more at I had never made this popular block in all my years of quilting, and am sorry I did not do it sooner. It was easy, fun, and it looks great! Thanks for asking, Mary.

Monday, March 26, 2012

LIQS Showtime (cont)

This quilt won Vendors' Choice. I love black and white anytime, but especially with these Crayola colors.

Complimentary colors plus black made this Best of Show shine.

But this little quilt really "hit home"

Sunday, March 25, 2012

LIQS Showtime

Here are a few beauties I saw at the Long Island Quilter's Society show this weekend. The above is a detail of a large quilt. My Stack and Whacks never looked this good!

The Hoffman Challenge was represented by several wall hangings and many fashions. I fell in love with this one. It says "Spring" to me.

This traditional Burgoyne Surrounded was hand-pieced and hand-quilted by my friend Dot. She had two more in the show, also done by hand. I don't believe she ever sleeps....

Seems like I am drawn to circles lately. I stopped by Pat Yamin's booth and got some circle templates. Can't wait to try them! Have a thing about dots and would love to make some super sized.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Star 'n Stripes

Made this Wonky Star block for my Bee pal Carole. I am crazy for stripes.....and dots. Hope she likes it. I am always having fun with other quilters' requests. Cannot even count the number of bees I'm in now, but they are all wonderful! Are you hooked on bees, too?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

But Who's Counting...

My blog is one year old now, but who's counting....Time flies when you're quilting and blogging! Today I am gathering my blocks for my Red & White Snowball quilt (AKA Rubies in the Snow), but I see I am a block short. Maybe it melted in the crazy warm weather we've had this year! Anyway, I am looking forward to making the last one, since the others have been made by my Two's Company bee pals. Thanks again, everyone!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sweet Cherrywoods

My sweet friend Dot decided to part with her collection of Cherrywoods, and guess who got first pick? Well, I am simply drooling just thinking about my next quilt. You can bet that it will be Amish-ish.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Name That Quilt

My green quilt is going to be in a show and needs a title. Any ideas?