Top Ten List: How You Know You’re a Quilter – Number 9

quilt_block_slicesYou’re making your husband a bologna sandwich and you realize you’ve cut the bologna like an Orange Peel block.

No, it’s not perfect, but I don’t keep my rulers in the kitchen.

Or my rotary cutter.

Hey, what about a line of kitchen utensils made to look like quilting tools?


  • Knife shaped like a rotary cutter
  • Cheese board marked like a cutting mat (think how even your slices would be)
  • Poultry shears that look like giant snips
  • Flour container that works like a pounce
  • Cookie cutters that look like AccuQuilt dies

Leave your idea as a comment!

I’m a finalist in the McCall’s Quilt Design Star Contest!

QDS_logoIt’s true. I’ve been selected as a finalist in the amateur division of McCall’s Quilt Design Star 2012 contest! I’m very honored to be selected and looking forward to the challenges ahead.

I’ve already received the guidelines for Challenge 1 and I’ve been working up designs in EQ7. I’m not settled on a design yet; I want to sleep on it for a day or two before I start cutting. I can’t wait too long as the top has to be finished by June 17.

I’ll let you know when voting is available for this round. I appreciate the support you’ve given me to get this far!

What a fun design company!

I was looking at the latest issue of one of my favorite quilting magazines – don’t ask which one because I can’t remember – and I saw an ad for Dear Stella Designs. If you are looking for contemporary designs, bright colors and great project ideas be sure to check out their site.

My favorite – their line of Stella Dot fabrics. They are polka dots with a little something added. Check them out!

Happy New Year!

P.S. One of my resolutions: to blog more often!

4 Patches 4 Hope – Another great cause and you can help!

Read about one quilter’s tribute to her mom and find out how you can help.

Regina of 4 Patches 4 Hope asks that you support her project by making simple four patch blocks (what a great way to get rid of scraps!) and/or making a donation to the American Cancer Society. Instructions for the four patch and a link to donate are included on her site.

As someone who lost her mom to cancer, I plan to make many four patches  and I have made a donation to support this project financially. I hope you’ll join me!

Quilts for Kids, Inc. needs our help!

I have made several quilts to donate to Quilts for Kids, a very special organization that donates small quilts to children in need, many of them in hospitals across the country.

I just received an email from Quilts for Kids; although donations of quilts are coming in as usual, they are in need of funds to help get the quilts delivered. I showed my support by visiting their website, clicking on How to Help on the top menu bar and then selecting Donate. They are accepting donations through PayPal and I was happy to do my part.

If you are able to, perhaps you would consider donating to this worthy cause. Thank you so much!