Thursday, June 29, 2017

How do you drive


I saw this on Instagram @fatquartershop today and thought this is so me! Do you sew with your shoes on or off? I just have to feel the pedal with my toes to get my speed right!



Friday, June 23, 2017

Snail Trail at the FQS




The quilting was a family affair David and I each did part since it was from us. I made him work for his credit in the gift. Plus, it makes me very happy to have this picture! If you sew you understand what I mean.


Here is a better look at the fabrics.

I wanted to have baby eye catches so that she would have things to look. The turles are one of my favorites!

You are going to love this pattern! It is available from the Fat Quarter Shop - Check out the free Snail Trail block pattern here!

This beautiful girl is Lilly at 2 weeks old!

Snail Trail Video is available at



Snail Trail Baby Quilt -Fabrics: Lizzy House - Butterflies, Kona, Aneela Hoey - Little Apples, Kona Cotton Solid. Threads: Piecing - Aurifil 50 wt. 2021 Natural White Quilting - Aurifil 50 wt. 2600 Dove. Pieced and quilted by me Elizabeth Johnson


I think the Fat Quarter Shop Quilt The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog - is beautiful! You can purchase the quilt kit below at gorgeous Snail Trail quilt kit made with Snowman Gatherings III!





Please visit the others for today

When you make your own post on social media with the Hashtag #Snailtrailquilt so we can all see! Hugs Lisa



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Fat Quarter Shop


Happy Birthday to all the people at the Fat Quarter Shop! Quilting Fabric, Quilt Fabric, Moda Fabrics, Quilt Kits, Online Quilting Fabrics & FREE Quilt Patterns | Fat Quarter Shop


Sewing and Family

Big Blocks

In The Boon Docks: Bella Skill Builder Month 5 , I was making half square triangles using 3" Half Square Triangle Paper Triangles on a Roll #H300 | Fat Quarter Shop and then came the Sew Sampler® Subscription Quilting Box for May with Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman in it!

What beautiful fabrics!

There are so many blocks you can make with these triangle papers, I and when I saw this one on the internet, I had a idea! New Summer Couch pillows. The blocks are done but the pillows will have to wait for now.

Everything here sewn with Aurifil 50 wt. thread!


I find these 3" triangles super easy to use and make perfect (8) half square triangles at once and invested in multiple sizes!

Note: a 3" half square triangle is 2 1/2" when sewn!

I love getting Sew Sampler each month!

You definitely get a great bang for your buck!

Little Lilly and family are all doing great! Coming home has really made me feel the distance. This is one of my favorite pictures of my husband with Lilly. I got so lucky when I found this amazing man to share my life. He is the best husband and family man!



So many things have changed in our lives including us but we are still strong and in love! Happy Anniversary best man I ever met!

It is hard to believe we have been married for 20 years today!


We leave tomorrow for Cincinnati, OH for Kristin's surgery. Our youngest daughter has had serious pancreatic problems for 3 years. Hopefully, this will be her last surgery. Please keep her in your prayers! I will be gone for up to two weeks.



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Month 5



June 1st has come and gone! Life has got me in a tangle so I am a little late but it is time for Month 5 of Bella Skill Builder Quilt Along over at the Fat Quarter Shop Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Month 5 Sherri Mconnell Bella Solids Moda Fabrics! Month 5 has us making half square triangles using 3" Half Square Triangle Paper Triangles on a Roll #H300 | Fat Quarter Shop! Did you know you can make 600 perfect 3" half square triangles from one roll! I love using them, it is fast and quick!

Facebook: The Fat Quarter Shop now has a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters! I just signed up! I cannot wait to see the color combinations all of you are using! Just for fun join us!

Get the kit: Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits!

Video: Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life walks you through the perfect and perfectly accurate Half Square Triangle block in this YouTube video! Using the 3" Half Square Triangle Paper Triangles on a Roll #H300 | Fat Quarter Shop

Pattern: June’s free pattern block is Half Square Triangles

Supplies: Fabrics: Bella Solids Kiwi Yardage SKU# 9900-189 , Bella Solids Amelia Orange Yardage SKU# 9900-161 , Bella Solids Ash Yardage SKU# 9900-317 Thread: 50wt Aurifil Dove 100% Cotton Mako Spool Thread Aurifil #MK50-2600

I got this new sewing tool called Clover Roll and Press Clover #7812CV ! It works great when you are chain piecing! Do you line up your seams for the next piecing, as you go? Of course, when I am done I still iron the completed block. Old habits die hard!


My tip: If you are going to do quality work that will last a lifetime, invest in the fabric and thread! Quilt shop quality fabrics are available at local quilt stores or online! I use Aurifil Threads on all my quilts! It is available at local quilt stores or online at Fat Quarter Shop


Be sure to check out all the Bella Skill Builder Bloggers throughout the next 9 months for more Skillbuilder fun!

Thank you for dropping in and come back anytime! I got back home and have been sick in bed with the worst chest cold I have had in years. Lisa