It is almost Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for a few things. I am very thankful to have aged another year, and now am into a new decade! How exciting! I am very thankful to have a new grandson on the way! And it […]

New Notion: Pinion Pins

Pinion Pins

What is a Pinion Pin? It is a product to keep fabric pieces together and organized! I saw this in action recently and was very impressed. When sewing for a quilt project and you have a stack of cut out pieces, it is easy for them to get knocked down or separated. This little item, […]

I suggested she, “Lean in….”

Many self-employed business owners don’t take time for themselves to renew and recharge. And even if they schedule something in an attempt to relax, they are tempted to cancel the appointment! I must say I am like this. But I would like to suggest something to those of us who find ourselves in this place. […]

More Contest Entries!


January through March, 2015, Anything But Boring ran a contest for making a “Blinged” up version of the Two Hour Tulip Purse. Here are some more entries: From Pamela Wynfield we have a beautifully stitched reversible bag. It was made from blocks from the Jane Stickle quilt. Here are some of Pamela’s comments about the […]

Bling Your Purse Contest Winners!


Congratulations to the winners of the “Bling Your Purse” Contest!   The First Place winner was Charlene Popson with “Take me to the dance-Midnight Elegance”. It is made from black velvet, lace, pearls and cording for the handles. Pretty fancy, huh?    Laura Stanley entered “Sac Blanc”. Because it is white, you may not be […]

Peppered Cottons

Peppered cotton quilt

I just finished piecing and quilting my first quilt using the Peppered Cottons designed by Pepper Cory from StudioE. It will not be my last! These shot cottons are a superior quality and the colors are luscious! Some I used were prewashed and some were not. Both were soft and almost cuddly. The pattern I […]

Christmas Purses

Karen's Christmas Purses

I was blessed to have a wonderful lady working in my booth in Pittsburgh, PA the spring of 2014 at Quilt Market. She had not seen the Two Hour Tulip Purse before. Since then she has pretty much gone crazy making them. Here are the ones she made for her friends for Christmas gifts. Each […]

Two-Hour Tulip “BLING MY BAG” CONTEST Starts Now!

Melody's purses

The contest is simple! Make a Two-Hour Tulip purse, any of the 4 sizes is acceptable, and BLING IT OUT! Be as creative as possible. Perhaps you like embroidery; maybe beads are your thing; painting, dying, ribbons, bows, etc. The options are limitless. We have judges to decide who gets the prizes! Could you be […]

Notion Commotion Blog Hop Winner!

Thanks for participating in the Notion Commotion Blog Hop! The winner for our Mini Scrap Grid interfacing is kquilt17. I have emailed to  notify them of their name being drawn. I hope you will join us again for a future Blog Hop!

Notion Commotion 10!

Today’s blogger is Annette Ornelas from Southwind Designs. She is blogging about a tool that is very close to my heart, as I am the designer! It is the Bias Binding Simplified Ruler by Creative Grids. Hop on over to Annette’s blog to see what the commotion is all about!

Notion Commotion 9!

Today’s blogger is Susan Emery. She is the designer for Swirly Girls Designs. Her took to blog about is the Creative Grids Kite Plus Ruler. I actually just used this ruler too in working on a Row by Row Shop Hop quilt. Read all about her notion in her blog post. Just click the link […]

Notion Commotion 8!

Today’s blogger is Laura Blanchard. She is the designer for Plum Tree Quilts. She is blogging about the Red Sew Glasses. Please hop on over to her blog to read what it is all about! Laura’s blog is: