April 13, 2017 LaDawn

I have a confession to make. After all, I don’t want to start this blog on false pretenses. So, here goes! I am not an award winning quilter. Really. The only ribbons I have from quilt shows are participation ribbons. My machine quilting leaves much to be desired, and back when I still had time…

August 16, 2017 LaDawn No comments exist

I want to introduce you to my kids, or at least give you an update of what each of them is up to these days. With my girls, I will highlight their quilting prowess; with my son, I’ll have to tell you of his writing and bread baking exploits, since he hasn’t sat at a…

August 2, 2017 LaDawn 2 comments

Hi all! This is a quick post to share a vintage1950’s era quilt I brought home from my parents’ house. The pattern has several names. The two I am most familiar with are Lone Star and Star of Bethlehem. My mom said it had been made as a raffle quilt and sold, then somehow it…

July 20, 2017 LaDawn

Today I want to share with you a sweet little quilt with a serendipitous mistake. I love making baby quilts. Who doesn’t?  So, over the years, I’ve made  them for many of my friends. This one I made back in 2008 for a little one named Annike. Unfortunately, I don’t have a good photo of…

July 14, 2017 LaDawn

Before we left for vacation, I was trying to get two quilts done so that I could deliver them in person and not have to count on the Post Office.  Plus, delivering them and seeing the reactions of the recipients is so gratifying!   This one, which I blogged about here, was going to my…

July 6, 2017 LaDawn

I love vacations. I love getting to go new places, meet new people, and do new things. I love seeing family and friends that live too far to see regularly. But I also love coming home. My own bed, my own shower, my creatures all anxious to show me how much they missed us!  And…

June 6, 2017 LaDawn

Today  I am going to show you what I consider to be a failure. Something I wanted to make, and had an idea of how to do it, but no real plan. It was supposed to be quick and easy! Yeah, you can probably already see where this is going.   You may have seen…

June 2, 2017 LaDawn

I’ve decided to participate with Elm Street Quilts in their One Monthly Goal link up. Chances to win prizes are involved! The way this works is you choose a project you plan to work on each month, describe it or take a photo of the current progress or and post it somewhere (blog, instagram, or…

May 31, 2017 LaDawn

Just a quick post to share my slow but steady progress on the Farm Girl Vintage quilt with the linky party at Sew Fresh Quilts! This is what I worked on this past week/weekend. The tractor is done except for the embroidered details! And the barn… And a couple of filler blocks.. To join the…

May 30, 2017 LaDawn

Ahhh, Memorial Day: the traditional beginning of summer. Often, the “memorial” part of the day is lost in the celebration of summer days to come. Here at our house, we spent most of the day playing board games with friends, and my son smoked a beef brisket for a traditional Texas bbq.   As the…

May 24, 2017 LaDawn

So I had two Star Wars quilts ready to baste, no money to send them out to a long-armer, and a whole day to myself.   Now, I’m a bit older than all these young bloggers out there, and can’t get down on the floor to baste anymore. I’ve watched a lot of tutorials on…