Happy Wednesday!

Hello Friends, I hope you have been well.  It’s been a crazy last couple of weeks trying to juggle everything that is going on!  I fully believe one of these days, I will be able to impress my friends and family with the real juggling act at the park!  But until then…

We have had some windy days, but temperature-wise, it has been great for my rose bushes.  I am a novice rose gardener, and am bumbling my way through this rose gardening (or rather, gardening in general) business.

Rose 2



Rose4Meanwhile, I am not sure if you had seen this quilt.  I set out to see just how many quilts I could make with the Ohio Star block.  Over the years I have built up a collection of about 20 quilts using the Ohio Star blocks, enough to do an entire quilt lecture just on the Ohio Stars!  I named this one Twinkle, Twinkle as a tribute to my daughter playing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars for a little over a year when she first started learning to play the violin (4 years of age at the time).  It became a running joke among friends in that they would ask me if Gwen had graduated from Twinkle, Twinkle yet.  Truth be known, seven years later, sometimes she still uses Twinkle, Twinkle to hone her skills.

Twinkle, TwinkleTwinkle, Twinkle is now one of the latest patterns added to my Etsy Shop.  You may purchase the pattern HERE. This design is FQ friendly — so, start raiding your stash!  In the near future, I will do a blog post to share the tricks I use to make the Ohio Stars!

Cover PageHere are a couple of versions of Twinkle, Twinkle.

Sheppard_Eleanors Endeavors_Twinkle, Twinkle

Moda Bitter Sweet2_70 x 90And then, I have these patterns on their way to quilt shops — perhaps yours?  If not, they are available as PDF downloads from my Etsy Shop HERE, or you could certainly have your local quilt shop order the paper pattern from me.

Acorn pattern2ws


I am also really excited to have the quilt center of my Maisons de Patchwork (Christmas Edition) completed!



Now I just need borders!

Christmas Figs1Click HERE for pattern!

IMG-1844And then, if I get all my ducks in a row, I will be cutting into these fabrics sometime this week…

Apricot & AshAnd with that, I shall say good night/morning!  It’s 1:57am!  YIKES!

Have a lovely rest of your week — chat soon!


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13 thoughts on “Happy Wednesday!

  1. It’s 1:20am PST as I read this. Pretty roses but I don’t garden I have a black thumb. I was making masks today for family
    but hope to make the Giraffe from Shannon Fabric later this week-I’m excited our granddaughter is going to give us a little great grandson and we are still sheltering in place so I don’t think I’ll be going out until after the baby is born. Something good in 2020!

  2. Oh Wow!! Your roses are beyond gorgeous. I miss my CA rose garden since moving to
    TN about 6 years ago. We now have Knock-Off roses which, to me, are more of a wild rose. Flowers, while pretty, are not for cutting. Pruning, you just “chop” away. I may not have roses but I do have lots of bulbs that just “pop up” like bulbs are supposed to do, unlike in CA. Little colorful surprises are in abundance!! More quilt inspiration, you never cease to amaze!! thanks for sharing!!! ❤️

  3. Your roses are beautiful. There were my mom’s favorite flower. My daddy would pick one from our rose bush every morning and bring it to her in a vase. First time I ever saw my parents as romantics! (I was in college.)

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is a great teaching tool! The Mississippi Hot Dog is the opening rhythm for the Back Double Violin Concerto! Whenever I was rusty, I would warm up with a little Twinkle and the cobwebs would disappear!

    Your quilts are lovely. I may have to break down and get the Ohio Star pattern. I’m trying not to buy any more patterns. I have a drawer full that have never been done!

    Always lovely to greet your blog in the morning. Stay Safe, hi to Gwen, hope she’s still playing during this pandemic time.


  4. Your roses are so pretty. That color is just gorgeous.

    I’d love to see that Ohio Star lecture! This is really neat with those little stars tucked in there. Nice design and perfect name for it.

  5. Love the roses😊 I’d say you’re doing well in the gardening department. If course your quilts are the bomb lol

  6. pretty pretty pretty. My old antique Lincoln rose is blooming like crazy this year…. trying to outdo the knock out roses haha
    I love Twinkle Twinkle. I need to make this. It looks so fun

  7. Wowza gorgeous flowers! Do you have Japanese beetles where you’re at? When we lived in MD I had beautiful roses 🌹 then the Japanese beetles almost wiped me out. Have a blessed day Kathleen

    Sent from my iPhone


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