Coming Home to Mill House Inn ~ A Quilt

I finished a quilt last night that I thought I’d share.

Back in March a few friends and I had a craft day, while they beaded I worked on a small quilt. I brought with me a charm pack of Mill House Inn by Fig Tree Co. and Camille Roskelley’s book Simplify, Quilts for the Modern Home. I chose the Coming Home pattern…real sweet and simple.

One of those friends wanted to buy the quilt, so I dug out yardage of Mill House Inn that I had bought eons ago…added a border and finished it up. It’s washed, picked up, and on her way to her new home.

Luckily I have another charm pack and lots of yardage to make myself one.

Coming Home with Mill House Inn fabric.

Coming Home with Mill House Inn fabric.

Coming Home with Mill House Inn fabric.

Coming Home with Mill House Inn fabric.

Coming Home with Mill House Inn fabric.

Coming Home with Mill House Inn fabric.

Coming Home with Mill House Inn fabric.

Coming Home with Mill House Inn fabric.

Feeling Groovy ~ Jiffy Ric-Rac Quilt

Freshly laundered.
Scrumptiously wrinkled and ready to be wrapped around.

I used Camille Roskelley’s (Thimble Blossoms) pattern ~ Jiffy Ric-Rac and Riley Blake’s fabric, Feeling Groovy. The backing is a Kona solid in Lime. I quilted the top with an echo around the ric-racs.

Quilting UFO’s becoming not-so-ufoie

I have a “few” quilt tops that I’ve decided I despartely need to get quilted and out of the house…well, a few out of the house. BECAUSE I HAVE SO MANY PRETTY FABRICS WAITING TO BECOME QUILT TOPS…and then start the whole thing all-over again. 🙂


*** Ocean Quilt Top ~ wow…I just saw the date when I finished THIS top! August 2010! Good Grief. Well! It’s quilted and the binding is sewn on and ready to be hand-stitched to the backside.


*** Spring Window Quilt :::hanging head in shame::: THIS quilt top was finished in April 2010. I’ve got it sandwiched and have started in on the quilting.


*** psiquilt quilt along Four Patch ~ I finished THIS top in July. It’s next in line after Spring Window to be sandwiched and quilted.


*** In a Jiffy Ric-Rac Quilt ~ Next in line is THIS quilt top that I used Camille Roskelley’s Ric-Rac pattern. I finished the top in June of this year. Will back it with the lime green Kona cotton.


Update on my Work-In-Progress (sorry about the fuzzy picture) ~ Batik Grandma’s Flower Garden.

And soon to be flowers:



Three down and one to go! I got Terrain pretty dang cheap on Etsy. Hope Valley from Hawthorne Threads. And RUBY came home with me yesterday afternoon! Hee! My LQS, Windy Moon Quilts, has a monthly ‘poker hand’…you turn in your cards for a chance to win a $50 store credit. I WON I WON I WON! With my $15 that I had from my fabric card along with the $50 win, I got Ruby!

To take their place on my Fabric Wish List is the lovely GALLERY FIORIby Karen Tusinski.


Fabric Wish List

Just a few lines of fabric on my Wish List ~ I have more, but thought I’d just showcase three right now. 🙂

Kate Spain’s Terrain   BOUGHT off of Esty.

Denyse Schmidt’s Hope Valley    BOUGHT from Hawthorne Threads.

Joanna Figueroa’s (Fig Tree & Co.) Butterscotch & Rose that is due out in October.

Camille Roskelley’s (and her mama, Bonnie) RUBY…also due out in October.  BOUGHT!  I actually have a 1/2 yard bundle!

Ric-Rac Quilt up on the Design Wall

Camille Roskelley’s Jiffy Ric-Rac quilt really pieces together fast! 🙂

I’m using Doodlebug Design’s FEELING GROOVY by Riley Blake for the half circles and Kona White for the neutral. I’m thinking Lime Green for the backing and the strips for the binding. Not exactly sure about the border yet.

Here it is up on the design wall (ie: my closet) ~

For Today ~ 13 June 2011 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 13 June 2011.

Outside My Window… Train going by on a northern spur, cars, birdies on the thistle sock, construction guys taking a front loader somewhere on campus.

I am thinking… I’m hungry. Pooh Bear tummy thing going on. 🙂 My wrist hurts! Wonder if it’s from playing Avalon Legends Solitaire too much. I wish short sales didn’t take so long to process.

I am thankful for… a roof over my head, even if I’d like to torch the one I’m currently under…don’t worry, I won’t. But I can’t promise what my husband would do.

From the kitchen…  Last night I made up a chicken and rice dish. I marinated the chicken in: seasoned rice vinegar, sodium-lite soy, garlic, serrano pepper, peanut butter, ground ginger, ginger lemon honey and some olive oil. (it’s what I could find in the frig and pantry!) Some Jasmine rice. Broccoli. Dumped the chicken and marinade into a pan and cooked it…put the whole thing over the rice.

I am wearing… jeans, tennies, short-sleeved blue shirt, hair in pony-tail.

I am creating… a Camille Roskelley quilt ~ Ric Rac in a Jiffy!

I have 60 half circles cut out…16 all sewn together. I’m using Riley Blake, Doodlebug Design’s FEELING GROOVY fabric…it’s SO CUTE!

I am going… to go to the Nevada Museum of Art this weekend…To Live Forever, Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum opened up over the weekend.

I am reading… going to start a Tina Fey book.

I am hoping… not hoping, am praying…for patience, peace, more patience, and a puppy.

I am hearing… me coughing. I really dislike post-nasal drip.

Around the house… Leo is a sad kitty. He wants a new house with a fenced lawn too.

One of my favorite things… gardening…and I don’t get to do much of it where we’re at now. I have 5 tomatoes in pots, and four pepper plants too. I guess the good thing is I don’t have many weeds. 🙂

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… work on the ric-rac quilt, try to wait patiently for ps i quilt to get her quilt a-long up and running.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…

14 1/2 pints of jam I made up ~ strawberry & rhubarb, and strawberry, raspberry & mango! The berries and rhubarb were fresh from the farmers market…mangos, bag of frozen ones. LOL!


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