Wednesday, April 16, 2014


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced My sister, Julie@ is a lucky duck (this works on multiple levels...she's an Oregon Duck...I'm an Oregon State Beaver and we're mortal enemies, but I digress...) got a BEAUTIFUL embroidery machine for Christmas 2012, and I've been the winner. She makes me gorgeous labels for my quilts! I'm so glad I helped her pick it out :) Here are some recent samples of what she's done: She just made this one for my quilt for my little cousin, Elena:
I appreciate my sister! Thanks Julie-Rulie (((HUGS))) Diana-Banana :)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Stash from Georgia!

Molli Sparkles
I'm in Georgia for work. Never been here, so today I went here
And then I found a quilt shop:
That's my wad...for the week, so I have to TRY to stay away from other shops...Wish me luck!

Friday, March 14, 2014

I Quilt!

Here it first attempt at FMQ on my home machine. I found that I actually liked it once I relaxed!
I still can't imagine doing this on a home machine on a large quilt though! Happy Friday!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WIP~Let's BEE Social~Working through it

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Sew Fresh Quilts
So, I've been sewing, but not posting. The sun is out, and I feel like I'm coming out from my own "winter" I've finished Anita's quilt!
I've also been working on my own "broken bento" design for my Aunt. I've made the blocks, just need to screw up my courage and cut them into 4! I made this little piece for my daughter to celebrate her 16th birthday!
And lastly, I volunteered to test a pattern for a fellow blogger, Cornelia with Pieced With Love XOXO
Fun block! She will have a pattern soon! Just keep sewing, just keep sewing! ~Diana

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Funky Chicken

I've been in a funk...trying to figure out where to go with my quilting. I guess this is the "post project let-down"...I've nearly finished Anita's quilt, Debbie Scroggy of All Quilted, in Oregon did the's amazing! Check out her site at
I just need to bind it and get my label from my sister at Running Hen I also made this quick little runner out of Moda Table For Two charm pack...half a yard for backing, a bit for binding and she's done...and sold!
When inspiration hits, it's amazing how fast projects can go! I've come up with a new project, a quilt for my Auntie...I've cut the centers, now I just need to find the rest of the farbic :) And a final picture...of what we had in the Pacific NW last weekend:
These are dear daughters #1 & #2 playing in the snow! Thanks for stopping by! ~Diana

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WIP Wed: My Attempt at Modern

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced Kaffee Fassett Paperweight fabric challenge: Make a 30 x 30" quilt using half Kaffe Fassett (KF) and have it ready by April. Well, I was inspired!
My idea:
In progress:
It's sewn together, but I don't have a'll have to come back next week! Happy WIP Wednesday on Thursday! :) ~Diana

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sunday Stash: Kaffe Fassett Challenge, Some Fun Stuff

Molli Sparkles
The group I hang with on f/b are having a Kaffe Fassett Challenge. Make a 36 x 36" quilt using KF Paperweight fabric, and half the quilt has to be the KF fabric. Well, I love black & cobalt!
So, here's what I'm going to be working with (camera phone, colors not showing what they really are). I got these from a GREAT shop in Portland called Bolt
I also found these lovelies, that I just could not resist:
While shopping with my daughters in the "hip" Alberta neighborhood, I went to a food cart and had this from The Cheese Plate:
Delish, but RICH, let me tell you! We had a wonderful time, and now I need to get to designing!