with a little help from a friend in another state. . . .

Here is the picture of the entire quilt top that Judy (from Oregon) made for the Sew-Along on the JoMortonStitchers Yahoo Group.  Due to the petit block size, Judy also used a portion of the stripe in Leesburg for the sashing strips and a viney print for the outer border.

Very inspiring besides very beautiful!    Try it, you may like resizing blocks to create the size you want!  🙂

Happy Stitching!

Judy's Finished Leesburg Scrap Basket Sampler Quilt made with 3" blocks

Judy’s Finished Leesburg Scrap Basket Sampler Quilt made with 3″ blocks

Baltimore Orioles

Not quilt related, but kind of cheddar to orange related.

Due to our unusual weather, unusually cool, or make that cold since it snowed May 2nd, birds flocked to our feeders, it was suppose to be warm here.  At one point we had 12 male Orioles in our yard – that has never happened over the years, I have no idea how many females, the orange was easy to count even flitting around.

We have two feeders for the Orioles and they were running off one another in order to eat.  What a flurry of orange and black flying around and chattering.  A moment not to be missed as we are now down to 3 male Orioles visiting us.

A beautiful gift for a couple of days, thanks to Mother Nature.

May 1 and 2 - Baltimore Orioles

May 1 and 2 -some of the Baltimore Orioles


JoMortonStitchers Yahoo Group is mid way through a scrap basket sew along . . .

The ladies, led by Candy Hargrove on this journey, using the FTU pattern for my ‘Leesburg’ line, made with 6″ blocks.   You can see it here:


I met Judy when I was in Portland in March teaching at Block Party event (lots of fun by the way), Judy brought along her ‘sew-along’ project (from above) but decided to reduce the blocks to 3″ blocks (can you say ‘graph paper and mechanical pencil’?) as she didn’t want another large quilt.   Judy sent me a picture of her completed top . . I do LOVE it!!!

blocks downsized to 3" - so wonderful!

blocks downsized to 3″ – so wonderful!

Judy figured out how to post to the JoMortonStitchers Yahoo Group and a picture of her completed top is there.  Hope you belong, if not join in that fun.

Have a great day!




‘Dovetail’ batiks by Jo

Why ‘dovetail’ do you ask?  Because the batiks ‘fit’ with Jo’s print lines.

Here is a peek on Andover’s Facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/andoverfabrics

It went up on Andover’s FB page about 10 minutes ago, it shows all 60 pieces.

one from the brown colorway - so pretty!

one from the brown colorway – so pretty!

The FTU pattern was made with the neutrals – creams, browns, a little rust and gold.  The quilt will go to Portland for Spring Quilt Market, then to the pattern writers.  Be patient – it is gorgeous.  Watch the social media for updates that I’ll call – ‘live from Market’!



Snow Day, hey it is May 2nd!

Thought you would get a kick out of this – we did get a nice rain last night before it got cold enough and turned to snow.  Yep this is May 2, 2013, at 6:16am, sun isn’t up yet.

Sewing for Market day at the studio, do I need snow boots?   lol

Have a great one!

snow morning

snowy morning