Blog Posts - Quilts



Do You Love Quilts?

Hello World! Do you quilt?  I don't, but my grandmother was our quilt maker in the family.  There was one quilt she made that I loved and affectionately named it the puff quilt...because, it was puffy.  Smart child, eh?  One of...
by The Dedicated House on May 9, 2013

Beachy Pillows & Reader Special

So you knew I wouldn't be able to stop at just one pillow.  As long as I have scraps I have to use them up.  I ended up making 3 cute pillow covers in all.You can see the adorable seahorse above.  I made it using leftover strips of fab...
by Gold Shoe Girl on May 8, 2013

Sunporch switcheroo...

or... I can't make up my mind. but more on that momentarily. First I want to show you a sweet pillow that my talented and creative friend Judy Clark sent me awhile back. Judy's blog is 20 North... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Common Ground on May 7, 2013

Alphabet Quilt for pre-schooler

 Dear Readers, I couldn't resist myself from using one of the Quilt Panels from our Store when I saw this cute alphabet print. Materials Used: Printed Quilt Panel Pre-Quilted Silk Backing Black Thread Quilting Needle Step By Step: Sti...
by The Craft Gallery on May 6, 2013

May the 4th Be with You Star Wars Fabric

$20 off $100+ Star Wars Stuff at ThinkGeek Free Shipping at Joann.com on orders of $50 or more Code: AP373 Licensed Fleece- Star Wars Cartoon Characters Sew up something fun with Star Wars fabric and let the force be with you. Make some hair bo...
by Craft drawer on May 4, 2013

Help Me Choose the Quilt!

Guess what? I've decided to participate again in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day coming up on May 6th and I'll be giving away a picnic/lap sized quilt! The problem is, I can't decide which one to giveaway...  I have three quilt tops...

Beachy Picnic Quilt

My goal was to finish this quilt by Friday and I did it.  Of course, as soon as it was in the washer I started a little pillow to match and now that is not finished:)  Oh well.I was alone when taking these pics so I can't give you a good fu...
by Gold Shoe Girl on Apr 29, 2013

Norah's Quilt

My friend Kim had a precious baby girl recently. To welcome that new little one, I wanted to make something sweet and beautiful, just like her. It has been years since I have made a quilt. They are just not my favorite thing to do, but for some reaso...
by Blissful and Domestic on Apr 29, 2013

Status Updates

It's been busy around here the last couple of weeks - - - not getting a whole lot finished but making progress on a bunch of things.  I'll give you my lists and a few teaser pics to keep you on the edge of your seats:).Upstairs bathroom project...
by Gold Shoe Girl on Apr 24, 2013

Sewing Room Progress

Over the weekend we got a lot done for my sewing room makeover.  Here are just a few teaser pics.  Now I am busy loading up the room and installing the finishing touches.  Gone are the dark walls, icky carpet and ucky oaky trim.  ...
by Gold Shoe Girl on Apr 9, 2013

I {heart} this Quilt

 It's gonna sound corny but I am so in love with this quilt.  It may be one of my favorite finishes so far.  It was simple and quick and easy - 3 of the best things to be - well as far as quilts go:).A few weeks ago I was perusing pint...
by Gold Shoe Girl on Apr 5, 2013

Panasonic Cordless Steam Iron Review

Panasonic contact me to test drive their new cordless iron which is great for fabric and craft projects! Panasonic NI-L70SR Cordless Iron, Curved Stainless Steel Soleplate, White/Clear Green This cordless iron comes with it's own charger, a c...
by Craft drawer on Apr 3, 2013

Fave Finds

My fave finds this week: 1. Skinny stripe quilt 2. Sparkles quilt top 3. Bella solids quilt 4. Pure colour table runner 5. Red Pepper Quilts design using Kona jelly roll Take care... Di...
by A Breezy Day on Apr 1, 2013

Animal Parade

So I know I promised an Easter decoration but it just didn't turn out blog worthy so I decided instead to show you what  else I've been making.  It all started with an idea for another baby girl quilt.I decided to do some more half square t...
by Gold Shoe Girl on Mar 27, 2013

A good hare day on the sunporch...

I don't want to talk about what's outside at the moment, except to say there's nothing Spring-y about it. These last few days have been gray and snowy and altogether yucky. I bought some tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths last week that I was wanting...
by Common Ground on Mar 23, 2013

Simple Life Overload

So I have this thing about hoarding and being wasteful.  It compels me to use up all my fabric, every little scrap of a single collection before moving on to the next project.  I don't like to have more than a couple of unfinished projects...
by Gold Shoe Girl on Mar 13, 2013

Seeing red...

I have a little case of Spring Fever. Last week when it was gray and gloomy my wheels started turning about doing something to change up the downstairs sitting area.  And when I say "most of my attention" that means the sofa. Yes, the sofa that's ha...
by Common Ground on Mar 13, 2013

Sew Much Sewing

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell’em “Certainly I can!” Then get busy and find out how to do it. ~~Theodore Roosevelt~~ More often than not, when I’ve been hired to create something, it’s something I’ve...
by Feathered Ruffles on Mar 6, 2013

Sweet as a Cupcake

On Friday I showed you the quilt I made for my husband's colleague.  I finished the matching pillow last night during Downton Abbey.  So the deal with this pillow is that the woman who is having the baby is the office cupcake maker.  E...
by Gold Shoe Girl on Feb 19, 2013

Free Royal Squares Quilt Pattern

This Royal Squares Quilt Pattern is a fairly easy pattern for experienced quilters. This pattern is that it's perfect for using up a single precut jellyroll! Of course, you can also cut your strips from yardage .The easy-to-read pattern includes ple...
by Craft drawer on Feb 13, 2013


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