Monday, February 13, 2017

What's on My Design Wall and My Mind

Welcome 2017.   Yes, I know I am late at welcoming in the new year on my blog as well as I have not written on here for quite some time.  Life just gets in the way of blogging.  Family definitely has taken a front row in my priorities.  I have decided I will blog and share when time allows.  There has also been one other issue that has kept me from blogging and that is unkind words from readers.  I know others have dealt with it, including one of my favorite bloggers, Bonnie Hunter.  I wasn't prepared to deal or accept the criticism so I shied away from dealing with it.  Time away from blogging has helped but more importantly positive reinforcement from friends stating that they missed reading and picking up tips on quilting from the blog, has helped. 

So I am back for now and see how things progress from here.  👉👉👉

On my design wall is a Quilt of Valor.  I had bought two jelly rolls of patriotic fabrics and planned on making these into Quilts of Valor.  There will be a Quilt of Valor ceremony in our town on March 24th.  I am trying to have two quilts made for the presentation. 

The pattern is Barns and Terraces from Quilters Garden Quilt Shop in Princeton, IL.  You can find their online store at  I am also working on Women of the Bible Block of the Week with Quilter's Garden.  (This is not a paid ad.  They are my local quilt shop and I support them whenever possible.)  Visit them on Facebook to find the free pattern.  You can also get announcements of the blocks by signing up for their newsletter.  I am sewing my blocks scrappy.  Each week I dig into my scrap drawers and pull fabrics.  My Tuesday Tip will about that subject tomorrow.

I hope you will join me when possible during 2017.  I have missed chatting with many of you and hope to hear from you on a regular basis.  Let's all lift up one another with positive feedback.

Yours in quilting,


  1. So glad you are jumping back in! Corry

  2. Glad to see you are blogging. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE FROM YOU. Take care.

    1. Thanks, Linda. Miss the Fulton Ladies. If you are coming to Princeton, let me know.

  3. I'm happy to see you blogging again. I often checked your blog and liked what I saw.

  4. Some people are way too rude! It's sad that they can upset nice bloggers for no good reason. Welcome back.