Monday, August 22, 2011


Has anyone ever made a Scrabble quilt? I have seen quilt boards for other games like Monopoly and Life. But never Scrabble. That might be fun to try.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer in pictures

Even though the purpose for this blog was craft related, I decided early on that it would also document our family. Many family members and close friends look towards this blog to keep up to date on our activity.

After multiple attempts trying to download photos from a new camera, I finally got it to work. Over the next several days, I will post images. Best part of our lives. Family and friends.

More Summer

Great ice cream in Stillwater Minnesota with Aunt Carrie. A must!
Feed my starving children. Filling food bags with Girl Scouts.
Ice cream with great grandparents after soccer tourney. Thanks!!!
Out for a stroll with great grandma.
Cousins training for triathlons. Good going!!!

Summer, summer and more summer

Our golf prodigy.
Ice cream again. This time in Excelsior. Yum!
Kayaking on Minnetonka.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

More Inspiration

Stained glass windows are always a wonderful source of inspiration for quilters, and vice versa.

Love these windows made by a local artist.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Have you ever been someplace and come across a design you want to make into a quilt? This summer I toured the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Saw these amazing tiles in part of the clinic.

Tried to take a few photos with my cellphone. Inspiration for a quilt? Someday? Hope so.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My find!

Each year our local guild has a picnic in July. Great time, wonderful food, and for the past several years, a auction of UFOs. Everyone brings their projects that they no longer want. Those that will never be finished. Those that no longer have a home. Those that we are frustrated with. Most end up with a new home, after a lively few minutes of bidding.

This year I gave my unfinished jacket to the cause. Homespuns and stars. Many pieces quilted. But it has sat in my sewing room for nearly 15 years, and I finally realized it would never be finished. So off to the auction it went.

During our picnic we have a chance to look over the tables full of UFOs. Eye those that we think could have a new home. Decide which one is that special project that we would finish. I helped during the auction, showing the wonderful projects. Some I wouldn't look at twice. Others I couldn't believe were even in the auction.

One of those was a group of blue and white blocks, along with a border print. I knew I had to bring it home. And after some nervous bidding, they did come home with me. Little did I realize that I didn't have any blue and white fabrics to add to the blocks. So during the Minnesota Shop Hop, I located a few fabrics to add to the blocks. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!