Trading Up?…

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As I sewed the borders on the 2011 Butterfly quilt last night, my mind began to consider….

I had just finished the Jacob’s Ladder quilt and had pinned the label on the back to be sewn down.  I set it aside and began sewing the borders on the butterfly quilt.  

I thought to myself… “now I need a machine that could do a little bit of embroidery… that way I can stitch out my labels instead of writing them out with permanent marker…”

This of course is added to the wish list I have with a long arm quilting machine on it.    But seriously… got to thinking about it… I think I’ll search for a sewing machine that I can use for sewing and just a little bit of embroidery. 

The long arm quilting machine is still on the list… that one I will have plan and budget for. 🙂


Alderwood Quilts is having their March giveaway.  You could win a copy of  Weekend Wonders by Pamela Mostek.  Sue will select a winner on April 1st.

Blushing Rose is having a CSN giveaway.  You could win a $45 gift certificate to this online store.  Marydon says the giveaway will end on March 17th.

Quilty Habit is having a giveaway.  You could win 4 adorable hand made magnet made by Jessica.  This giveaway ends Saturday, March 12.


For easy instruction on how to make the Jacob’s Ladder block… 
go to the Quilt Pattern tab at the top of the page. 


Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Ephesians 1:2

God bless and keep you,



I finished the “Jacob’s Ladder” and its boxed up and ready to ship.
I also got the borders sewn onto the 2011 Butterfly Quilt and its ready for the quilter.
Sewing a big quilt top like the 2011 Butterfly quilt is pretty tough in the small space I have for sewing… 
but I discovered plastic spring clamps a couple of years ago and they work like a charm!
 I roll the quilt top up and clamp it.  
This helps keep the weight of the top under control while I sew.  
The clamps work well during the binding process too.
I feel wore out.. but good… it always feels good to accomplish something, doesn’t it?
Well, since it’s late.. I’ll stop for now. 
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!
God bless and keep you,