Already the 3rd month of 2018......hard to believe, isn't it?
This is my amazingly talented Quilty Friend
Teajuana Mahone of Teaquilts!
Please visit her website, and visit
her on her various social media sites as well.
is a link to her Youtube channel.
Tea visited us at
Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter,
and shared some beyond amazing works of art!
All of our participants were so inspired by her
and her fun spirited presentation covering
ALL uses for various types of scraps!
ALL uses for various types of scraps!
Thanks so much for visiting us Tea!
I appreciate your friendship so much!
Speaking of Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter....
Alongside our Improved Nine Patch creations.....
We are making...........
Fidget Quilts to donate!
These are so much fun to make, and are so useful
for those suffering with memory problems.
Dolan Memory Care Homes is building a
new facility in our vicinity
that will use these quilts as teaching tools for
We received several of these Fidget Quilts during our
February meeting, and I look forward to seeing
many more of these creative little quilts at our
If you are interested in donating a Fidget Quilt
along with us, please contact me personally on the
blog for more details.
Spring is just around the corner, and look at this
carrot that I found!
This came wrapped up from my good friend
Dar of Dar's Patchwork Garden.
That's a lovely Civil War Repro FQ
and some very needed Featherweight bobbins!
This little guy was the friendliest little dude!
He was being watched by his Grandma at
Quilt4U in Columbia, MO.
A small group of friends went on a shop hop
and, as usual, I didn't buy much.....but,
I DID get this masterpiece of a drawing he is
TOOOO CUTE! LOLOLOL
OK, so, I did recently cave into an online
Have you seen these posts by my friends....
Lori at Humble Quilts
Wendy at The Constant Quilter ?????
You twisted my arm quilters!!!!!!
One of my favorite Quilt Book authors,
is hosting the
Please visit the above links to
register and become a part of this
It isn't too late to join!!!!
Registration is absolutely free, and
Mary Elizabeth has painstakingly
and brilliantly shared insights on this
antique masterpiece we are being inspired by.
Which leads me to my next thought......
have you ever tried to replicate a vintage work?
I mean, REAAAAAAAAAALLLLY tried.....using
similar fabrics, prints, and patterns?
I haven't, but, I am doing so with the
Foothills Quilt Along
because I am so intrigued by the
Are my fabrics EXACTLY like those in
the antique version........no.........but,
it has been a fun lesson for me thus far
in really getting to know the fabrics I have to work with.
Again, I am replicating the original quilt......
MISTAKES and all........
here are few of the blocks I have completed.......
This process takes me back to the several art classes
I had in college in the manner of taking a work
and trying to recreate it as best as we could.
I am thoroughly enjoying myself here!
Thanks Mary Elizabeth!
Look what I stumbled upon in an antique mall recently?
For $20, I couldn't pass this one up!
It has a very unique finishing around the edge,
and the fabrics appear to be older than when
the quilt was made.
In family news...........
How on EARTH did my Lil Sugar Doll
turn 20 years old?????
I can still hear her running through the house
as a little toddler with me chasing her
and her laughing and yelling...
I was able to spend some quality time with
both my niece and nephew while
celebrating my niece's birthday.
Of course Lilly Mae tagged along too!
Mousing around with Mr. Puss E. Paws
My 16.5 year old diabetic cat went in for his annual
evaluations at the Vet. This is truly one of the world's greatest
And my 11 year old Sophia Annabella had her
yearly dental at the Vet. She HATES going to the Vet,
but, it is one of those things that truly does help
her health and has to be done.
She did fine during her procedure, and will eventually
talk to me again........SIGH
In closing, for those of you who are
willing to send some prayers on behalf
of my sweet little Momma....
she is undergoing some tests on her heart.
We are praying everything is precautionary,
but, my Mom is consumed with fear.
Thanks in advance for thinking of her!
Thanks for being a friend!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter