Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Soft & Cozy Keepsake - Faux Rag Quilting

My first Book, 'Soft & Cozy Keepsakes - Faux Rag Quilting' from AQS, came out in Spring 2016.  This book is about a new technique to make rag quilts with unique designs unlike any rag quilts you've seen before.  If you love the warmth feelings that rag quilts offer but tired of cutting flannels into small squares and reconnect them together, you will love this book.  In this 65-page book, there are 16 original designs of various projects with step by step instructions that will guide you to your very own fabulous rag quilts, decorative pillows and tote bags.

You can find Soft & Cozy Keepsakes - Faux Rag Quilting on

1. Amazon
2. AQS website
3. Any on line distributors such as Checker and Brewer Sewing
4. and, last checked on 7-27-16

Projects from Soft & Cozy Keepsakes - Faux Rag Quilting range from very easy for beginner quilters to challenging for experienced quilters.  This book is a good resource for new and unique rag quilt designs.

During Christmas time and we love to decorate our home and trim the tree.  This book also has a few Christmas projects to delight you and your home.

If you want a signed copy for $22.50 (taxes included) plus $5.75 shipping through USPS priority flat rate, send me an email at

Have a fantastic day!!

Finished an UFO

Last January, I started to make a quilt for a friend's daughter who just turned one year old.  They came into our life when the baby was about 5 months old.  After I sewed the top together, I got a surprised life event that slowed me down for 5 months.  Last month, I took a look at my sewing room and decided to get back to sewing. 

I love, love HST design.  It's so versatile and  looks great with any fabric; print and solid.  I got this charm pack from volunteering at the MQG's Quilt Con office in Los Angeles last year.  These fabrics make me so happy when I look at them.  First I laid out lots of different combinations of HST squares, but loved this one the best. 

Then I pieced some flannel pieces together to make the quilt back.  When it was time to do the quilting, I decided to echo the triangle shapes with a walking foot.  I had a lot of fun doing it, just had to take frequent breaks in between.  Lately, I could handle, anything that requires concentration, a little bit at a time.  With all things, I'm so grateful that I have full use of my hands and legs.  I'm glad to say that I'm getting better day by day.  Thanks to my loving husband who took time off to take care of me.  I'm so blessed.

I'm glad to finally got it done.  I'm very happy with the way the quilt looks.  I think it's perfect for a little girl.

Have a great day!!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Quilt blocks for Pulse

The  Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is having QuiltsforPulse Charity Drive.  They are accepting blocks, quilts, and/or donations. Go to the link above for details.  

The Valley MQG is supporting this drive by asking that our members make a 10" heart block and bring it in at our July meeting.  We then will send all the blocks to Orlando. 

This is my block.

The heart fabric is made by piecing several strips of Asian fabric together and cut out to 2 pieces of 3 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Allison of Cluckclucksew has great tutorial for making different size heart blocks.  You can also check out number of quilts for Pulse and heart blocks from Instagram.

I finally finished the baby quilt that I started back in January before my emergency surgery.  It's being washed right now.  After I take some pictures, I'll post them here.  Bye now, have a great day!