We often hear that April Showers bring May flowers, but I live in the desert, so when we were told to do something that was rain related, or spring themed, I had to google what rain is. Apparently, in some places, water falls from the sky and makes things wet, and helps flowers and plants grow. I'm envious because I would love to see it myself.Read More
There lived a commander and his 3 furry minions. Their evil overlord was plotting great quilting feats to unleash on the world. Always pressing to the dark side, they were relentlessly pursued.
Ok, so it wasn't A LONG time ago, but wow how this year has flown. Today is the one year anniversary of Desert Bloom Quilting! I had no idea when I wrote my first blog post where I would be today, or that the year would pass by so quickly.Read More
Yay! I'm finally getting to blog about a few things on my list that have been pending for a while.
November of last year I finally made it to my first Phoenix MQG Meeting after not making it for almost a year. At that meeting I decided to join for 2016. With a new year starting there were activities to participate in.Read More
March has been an exciting month. First, I received my first box of fabric from Island Batik, to make things out of, for the Ambassador program. Everything inside is beautiful, and I was excited to get started. Also, this year's Mystery Quilt Along started, and I worked on a couple things I just can't share yet.Read More
Calm, yeah, right, sure. I laughed as I typed the headline, but really with the 2016 Mystery starting this Friday, and me being prepared, you would think life would be relatively calm. It isn't, and that is perfectly ok, but what it means is I've been far to neglectful of the blog since it has been the lowest priority on the list.
This is going to just be a quick post to get caught up on current events.Read More
After making the Mr. Fox mug rug, and deciding I couldn't part with him, I couldn't go without making another mug rug for my friend. After much thought, and scouring Craftsy for free paper pieced patterns, I ran across the Mug o' Love by Jennifer Ofenstein of Sewhooked. It was perfect, and I think I need to make one for my son's teacher for Valentines Day as well.Read More
A couple weeks ago the Mr. Fox pattern popped up on my Facebook feed. It is a free pattern on Craftsy by Julia Eigenbrodt of Stars & Sunshine. A combined need for a quick finish and the desire to brighten a friend's day had me diving for my scrap bin. The pattern is for a 5" x 5" finished block which was perfect for a mug rug.Read More
I will miss you more than words can express, but your 89 years on this earth were filled with love, joy, and beauty. For that I am thankful. The lessons you taught me were useful and many. You were a wife, mother, teacher, bus driver, and much, much more. I've been inspired by you many times over, and I'm grateful to have had you in my life. The love and guidance you have given me have helped shape me as the person I am today.Read More
It may seem silly, but I started quilting it on my Kenmore (Janome packaged with the Kenmore name) , and so it seemed only natural to finish on that machine. Plus, I didn't have to wind a new bobbin and waste the one I had wound. So out came my Kenmore and On the Go. It took 2 days to finish the center with lots of supervision.Read More
So I am a little late getting this post out, but oh well. Nothing can be done to change the past, I will just have to work on making sure next year's post is out before the end of the year. This has been a part of the theme of 2015 though. Working on not giving up, and being easier on myself if I don't live up to my expectations or fall behind when it comes to (generally unrealistic) deadlines I set for myself.Read More
It has been quite a while since I've written so have quite a bit to write about, but they will all be done in different posts over the next few weeks. Some new projects, finished projects, and some projects I pulled out of my WIP, but today I want to share what I recently made for my son's school.Read More
My second entry in the Fall 2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival, in the Modern Quilt Category, on Amy's Creative Side is my What a Hoot quilt (Playful Pachyderm is my first). Those of you that follow my blog regularly, please bare with me. Since I've already blogged about this quilt twice I'm going to just do a quick run down and show you some pictures.Read More
In some places fall is starting, or maybe in full swing (can't tell from Arizona), so I thought it was a great time to do a Throwback Thursday blog post on my Fall Leaves Rag Quilt. This quilt was started in 2004, and finished in 2005, while I was stationed overseas in the Slovak Republic. When I wasn't on post I could be found sewing in my room a good portion of the time.Read More
This week is an exciting one for the Mystery Quilt Along. We are done with blocks and will be assembling the top. You will start to see you quilts come together! There are some exciting events in the works.Read More
Babies, babies, and more babies. At least that seems to be where me and my friends are in our lives right now. One great thing about everyone having babies is it gives me an excuse to make baby quilts. Those cute, fun, unique quilts that are loved and cherished by their little owners until they are shreds of what they once were. Literally loved to pieces. At least that is my hope when I make them. This week I'm going to introduce What a Hoot which I'm in the process of making for a friend.Read More
As I mentioned in my first blog post, Humble Beginnings, I am a 6th generation quilter, but I'm not here to talk about my quilting background this time around. Being surrounded by quilters means that I grew up sewing and made my first quilt early, but more importantly that means I was surrounded by quilts. Tons and tons of beautiful, soft, warm, comfortable quilts. What is to be done with all those quilts you ask? Well make blanket forts of course.Read More