Farm Girl Fridays – A Bee in My Bonnet Sew Along

May 16th, 2015 klwade Posted in Geneaology, Quilting No Comments »


I love Lori Holt, her fabric, her designs.   Nothing is more wonderful that quilts, sewing, farm girls, fresh veggies from the garden and all things wholesome and good.

My family comes from a long line of farmers.  Hard working farmers who survived from digging in the ground and planting seeds.


Charles Ray 1930



My Great Grandfather Charles Ray in 1930 on his farm.  This was probably Missouri but I do not know for sure


Lyle Ray 1931


Lyle Ray, my Great Uncle (son of Charles Ray) in 1931

Martha and Delbert Whitten


Delbert and Martha (Blackwelder) Whitten, My Great Great Grandparents!  Probably in Wichita Kansas.

In fact my farming roots go way back to the early history of America.   However something went amiss in my genetic code, I cannot grow a thing to save my life.  My Grandmother could take a stick and put it in dirt and grow a plant.  I kill cactus.   Just a fact.   To make up for it, I love the concept of farming.   So I guess I will quilt, sew, make jam, cook and be a wanna be!

So back to the sew along.

I checked out Lori’s Blog and was thrilled to see a new sew a long was happening as well as a new book.   AWESOME!!!  Perfect timing




Her awesome book…look at all that quilting yumminess!!!

Luckily I was able to get her fabric bundle.

Fabric Bin

I  got her fabric bundle, plus I decided to pull a variety of charm packs of 1930’ish type fabric.

Extra Fabric cut


Of course I keep finding little charm packs here and there in my stash, so more will be added.   The wonderful thing with a charm pack is the size is perfect for these smaller blocks

But on to the quilting.

The first one is APRONSTRINGS

Apron Springs

My 2nd one is AUTUMN STAR



My third square is BABY CHICK



Off to make the new quilt squares!!!!

Fabric Choosen!!!!

February 4th, 2012 klwade Posted in Crafts, Quilting No Comments »


I decided to make my Block of the Month with October Afternoon Farm Fresh Fabrics.


For anyone who knows me…I love pictures of fruit, veggies  country plaids and animals.  This fabric has it all.  I decided for the solid background to go for Kona Fabric “Mocha”.  A nice milk chocolate brown that will bring out the accents of the fabric.  Started the first blocks…..can’t hardly wait!!!!

Block of the Month – Quilting Nirvana!!!

January 15th, 2012 klwade Posted in Quilting No Comments »

I have decided to quilt along with the with Amy Gibson. Her new class The Craftsy Block of the Month is inspiring and exciting. And it is FREE!!!!! learn two new blocks each month with great videos and instructions. Join me!!!!

Craftsy Block of the Month