Pretty wildflowers

It’s been so nice and cool the past couple of days. Lows in the 40’s and highs around 70.  We’re supposed to get hot this week with highs around 90.  But, I know fall is just around the corner because of these pretty wildflowers.

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We moved here 18 years ago around the first of September.  There were yellow flowers growing in our fields and along the edge of our property. I just thought they were the prettiest things. Coming from a subdivision with small houses on small lots, I was thrilled to see wildflowers. We live on 10 acres and have a couple of nice big fields. Paul has been pretty busy this year with work, so hasn’t had a chance to cut the fields as much as he likes to.  But, that’s okay because the yellow wildflowers are blooming like crazy this year. They won’t last long and, then, the weather will start to turn cooler. So, these little flowers are a sign to me that fall is on it’s way and I can’t wait!  I love everything about autumn.  Pumpkins, beautiful fall leaves, sweaters, blue skies, and cooler weather. But, in the mean time, I’ll enjoy these pretty yellow flowers growing in our fields for a little while longer.

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Moda double chocolat rag quilt

Just finished listing this quilt in my etsy shop.  A sewing friend asked me what fabrics I used.  They are from the Moda 3 Sisters Double Chocolat collection.  I checked and they are out of print now. 😥  I probably have enough to make one or two more quilts.  I sure wish designers would bring back some of these beautiful fabrics. I’d be first in line to buy them. I have my eye on this collection and a blue and white collection that I used a few years ago. I should have bought much more, but I didn’t realize how popular they would be.  You can find this pretty quilt here.  Let me know if you are interested in a different size and I can check to see if I have enough.bluebrownmodaquilt2

Pretty patchwork tote

Here’s the finished patchwork tote and it’s just been listed in my shop.  I have sooo many extra 5″ fabric squares that have just been sitting in a rubbermaid box. I pulled 9 different prints and used them in this patchwork rag quilt tote.  I tried to keep the prints in the same color families.  I think it turned out pretty.  Just 1000+ squares to go! 😯 

aqua and pink patchwork tote

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Latest listings and new start

Here are my three newest listings, two baby rag quilts and a tote…..please click on the picture to go to the etsy listing.

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I started this rag quilt tote yesterday. When I cut out fabric for a tote, I end up with lots of extra 5″ squares.  Paul suggested I start taking those squares and putting them together in a patchwork quilt look.  So, I grabbed a few different prints and started this one.  I think it’s going to be really pretty.  It will make a great tote for next spring and summer. 

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Custom orders

I’ve added a page here on my website for custom orders – fabrics for custom orders.  You’ll be able to pick out fabrics that you’d like me to use in a rag quilt or a tote.  Just let me know the number of the picture when you message me.  We can talk about all the specifics (size, price, finish date) and I can set up a listing on Etsy and get started making a special quilt or tote just for you.  Here are some pictures of just a few of the custom orders I’ve made.

Going for a walk

Well, Paul and I decided we need to walk.  We’re recliner potatoes and we’re not getting any younger. lol  There’s a nice little park up in town that has walking trails, so we went twice so far this week. There is a sign at the park that shows how far you walk, so we’re walking around the lake and it’s about .5 mile.  Right now, once around is enough for us.  But, I don’t think it’ll be too long before we’re going around twice.  Both of us hurt when we walk.  Legs, hips, and low back give us fits.  But, we’re going to keep at it.  park4 park3 park2 park1