Sunday, April 20, 2014


Hi Everyone,

Because of some personal reasons, I am taking a break from writing my blog.  As you probably have seen from my recent blogging, this has been going on for a while. 

I will still be posting the Block of the Month blogs and will finish that out.  After that, I will continue to take a break. 

Sorry to disappoint everyone and hope you understand.

Thanks for being such loyal and wonderful readers!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blogger Girls Block of the Month II - Block 4

Time for the 4th block of the Blogger Girls Block of the Month.  Have you been keeping up?  Hope you are enjoying the blocks!

Here's block 4 - Jodi's Block.  Follow Jodi through her blog:

First, trim of the two top edges of the 2 1/2" squares using the Fit to be Quarter Companion, as shown.  

Sew the triangles on the two trimmed edges.  Press out.
Trim the the top and side off, lining up the 2 1/2" on the Fit to be Quarter 6.5 ruler.

Rotate and trim the last side.  Make 4.

Make your 1/2 square triangles and square to 1 1/2".  Make 8.

Sew the corners together as shown.

Sew the block in 3 rows.  Press per directions.

Repeat to make Block 4, Version 2 changing colors as shown.

Don't forget to check out other participating blogger's posts to see their versions:

Sherri from A Quilting Life -
JoAnne from  A Patriotic Qulter -
Lissa from Moda Lissa ~
Denise from Quilter’s Window ~
Jodi from Pleasant Home ~

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Blogger Girls Block of the Month II - Block #3

Happy March!  Here's hoping March's weather will be a bit less cold and snowy here in the midwest.  It's time for block 3 and here it is.

This block is designed by Sherri from A Quilting Life.  If you don't know, Sherri is a very talented designer and is a wonderful, sweet lady.  Hope you enjoy making her block.

Block #3:  Sherri's Block

The first thing that we do is make our flying geese with the main background and red. 

Once you have 4 flying geese made, trim them using the Mini Fit to be Geese ruler.  The nice thing about the Mini Fit to be Geese ruler is that you can trim two sides at once.  Line up the roof top of the ruler along the seams.  Trim two sides.  Rotate, line up the cut edge with one side and the bottom with the 2 x 3 1/2" mark on the ruler.  Complete all 4.

Make 4 half-square triangles using the light and the green, squaring up to 2".  Put them together to form the center.

Sew the block together in rows and there you have Block #3!

The second version of Block 3 is below.  Totally different looking.
Hope you enjoy making both versions of Block #3.

Don't forget to check out the other participating bloggers posts:

Sherri from A Quilting Life -
JoAnne from  A Patriotic Qulter -
Lissa from Moda Lissa ~
Denise from Quilter’s Window ~
Jodi from Pleasant Home ~

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Polka Dot Traveling Patch Worldwide Fabric Exchange

In celebration of National Quilting Day, one of my favorite quilt shops, Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe, owners Susan and Kim are doing an awesome traveling patch exchange.  Here is how it works: 

We thought it would be fun to exchange fabric worldwide, so…
Polka Dot 10” squares it is

How it works:

• Reserve your spot in the exchange by emailing us at, or call
us at 630-554-9701. We will need your name, email
and physical address. The cutoff date for registration is
• Purchase 5 yards of “quilt store quality” Polka dot fabric
• Cut fabric into 10” squares (you will have enough fabric to exchange with 60 quilters)
• Maybe add a little note (sticker) to each square if you would like to introduce yourself, some
suggestions for your note could be:
• Where you are from
• How long have you been quilting
• Why you have chosen this polka dot fabric
• Maybe just a simple “Hello” or “I Love Quilting”
• Put your squares in the individual envelopes (envelopes must be 4” by 9.5”) along
with your note; make sure your return address is on each envelope. Enclose
with a check (US only) or call shop with credit card number (US &
International) for $66.00(return postage & handling) and send them to us at:

Prairie Stitches Quilt Shop
72 Main Street
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 554-9701
• We must receive your box by 3/30/14

Then in April, 2014 wait for 60 individual traveling patches from quilters around the
world to show up in your mailbox.

I am planning on joining the exchange and will be designing a quilt to go with the 10" squares.  

There are a few other designers participating in the exchange and are helping spread the word:

ModaLissa Blog
Susan & Kim were so excited when Lissa Alexander from MODA fabrics wrote about the exchange.  Read the blog by clicking below.
Click here for Blog

Laundry Basket Quilts
Susan & Kim did Edyta's triangle exchange, we had so much fun doing the exchange.  Edyta is an inspiration to us and our customers.  
Click here for Blog