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It’s a card. And it’s actually Green.


It really is green, hence the name ‘Green Card’ I suppose.

Green Card without picture. Property of US Gov...

Green Card without picture. Property of US Government (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And I got one! Hoot. Holler and carry on I tell ya’!


Can I just tell you that I so enjoy listening to all of the quilting podcasts and that I would really like to start up again. If only there weren’t so many hurdles in the way! I wish they were a ‘push this button and poof you are self hosted and all your old stuff is all there and can upload your shows directly to your own site’ instead of going through middle men that are hit and miss at best.

And while I may be ‘all that and a piece of cake’ social media maven for C&T Publishing (tongue deep in cheek – I pinch myself everyday that they haven’t caught on to me yet…) I did not have to do anything ‘techy’ to get it set up, I just roll with it – you know?

So here is a proposition of sorts… Does anyone want to be that button? I pay handsomely in praise, goodwill, and I have quite a lovely stash of fabrics, notions, and books that I would barter for the button in a heartbeat….

I have so much to tell you guys!! And let’s face it, I never was much of a ‘blogger for withinaqaurterinch’ (don’t tell my boss! ha!) I was a podcaster, and I want to be one again.

Oh and here is something that has me quite intrigued…

citysampler by Tula Pink Quilt Along

A quilt along hosted by Sara from SewSweetness  for Tula Pink’s book, 100 Modern Quilt BlocksI just ordered it from Amazon. As Sara says in her post, I missed the whole Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along and this one seems a lot more attainable in any case. (oh and – this is not a C&T book, so no affliliation!)

So Tiny – I mean TINY applique

It was a total surprise and delight to see some of Pat Holly’s work in person at the NQA show in Columbus last weekend.

She was a guest on the ‘The Quilt Show’ with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims recently and I was impressed with her work then but my goodness; nothing beats in person.


Let’s put this in perspective – this is a 12″ Finished Quilt!



Holy Cow – Gorgeous!



The circles in lime around the center are about 1/16th of an inch.


And Sew it is…

I had a FABULOUS time at the National Quilt Association’s 41st Annual Quilt Show in Columbus, Ohio yesterday.  Today, June 20th is my 39th birthday – all I wanted was to go to this quilt show without the twins, for the whole day, and without being expected to prepare breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.  Thanks Jarrod for giving me everything I wanted:)

The quilts were so extraordinarily gorgeous – this was one of the first times that I actually spent time (because I had it!) looking at all of the quilts, photographing some, and drooling over many more!  I hope to be able to keep posting more of these impressive quilts over the next little while!



Gee, I guess I can TOTALLY relate to getting carried away!


It is SO big that the whole quilt isn’t even displayed! It is folded over at the top.


The detail is incredible.  I mean, look at that basket! All of those lines are appliqued – all of those flowers are made up of many layers… wow.


Little, Tiny Circles.


I love the color choice of this flower! It is all 1 piece and it is perfect.

More to come!

How to make cute shelves …

So I had a little ‘dry wall stuff?’ leftover from the reno last year and some cute fabric and a couple of shelf brackets and of course, the requisite need for some new shelves…

Step 1:

wrap fabric tightly around yucky bit of ‘dry wall suff’ and use you staple gun.

Step 2: Use some gel medium to glue fabric bits (scraps, it you will) to hide those unsightly staples.

Step3: fear not – because it will dry clear.

Step 4: Hang as desired. (kind of like Quilt as desired).  I did it myself with my own power drill and wall plugs and screws and even managed to find the studs in the wall.  Only the middle shelf is a little, um, let’s say, rickety.Yes, it’s the one with a chair on it.

Come in for my close up, please.

Does isn’t look just SO cute!! Well, I thought so, so I took some pictures – and I realized what a colossal waste of space this delicious display was and ended up doing this:

Still cute(ish) but those Neutrals had to go somewhere!

Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs is have a free BOM!

I love Bunny Hill Designs and Anne is having another FREE Block of the Month this year.  Just click on the snowman on my side bar and you can get all of the details from the source itself!

I hope to get this one done myself!

Bunny Hill BOM

Apron Quilt Goodness….

I posted about this sweet apron pattern AGES AGO –

I believe at the time I did say it sewed up a lot nicer than the cover pattern -well just look at what some of the block’s the were referenced here.

There are more than these 2 posted – have a look:)

I love felt. I love felt. Don’t you?

Courtesy of:

Craftapalooza: snippet.


Wow – check out this quilt – I love it!

The quilt is called  Florrie’s Garden Extraordinaire! and it is a reproduction quilt redrafted by Hoopla Patterns.  Click on the photo below to find out more about this fantastic quilt!

Click on image to view larger size in new window

Picture used with permission from Froncie Quinn of Hoopla Patterns.

This quilt is becoming available as a pattern through Hoopla by use of the ‘Posy Packets’ and I highly recommend that you give them a try!

Little Red Riding Hood at the Long Thread blog.


She just made my day! How absolutely adorable. Complete with tutorial!

Thread Heaven – at a great price!

Brye Lynn and I share a common love – Thread Heaven – a little box of thread conditioner that makes much easier work of hand piecing (yes, I am STILL working on my Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt).

I mostly get a chance to hand-sew on road trips and considering how many times we have driven to montreal and back to Athens, Ohio lately – it’s been nice to get reacquanted with this project.

Heading back out onto the road home tomorrow!

OK – getting back to the point; here it is!

Click on the picture to find this at J. Hittle. Scroll down a bit to find it!