I Love My Doilies

I Love Doilies

I love my Doilies!  Yes, those round, oblong, square, frilly or plain doilies that were hand crafted by women I love and loved (or by anyone for that matter).  Those resourceful women had more time than money and did not want to sit idle as they listened to the radio in the evenings.  Yarn and […]

Shibori Fabric Dyeing


Shibori fabric dyeing sounds quite fancy doesn’t it?  I thought so when my friend, Tana Doss said she’d teach us how.  Of course, she knows the right dye brands, the best chemical recipe and the right process. The class included one yard of fabric and we had the option to bring an extra yard of […]

Designing Quilts for Challenges

Curvy Sashing Quilt: Borderless

It seems I’ve spent quite a few hours designing quilts for challenges.  It’s near the top of my “Things I do for Fun” list. You might not know these things about me when I’m designing: 1)  I love contrast.  Brights on white.  Brights on Black.  Happy, interesting, or bold color choices make me happy.  I love […]

July 4th Picnic Quilt

Flag uquilt

Who doesn’t need a July 4th picnic quilt?  Perfect throw size for watching the fireworks, for letting a little one rest or to sit on in the bleachers. It’s only 53 inches long and 42 inches wide. I enjoyed making this July 4th picnic quilt and the curves in the flag stripes were tons of […]

I’m an EQ7 Fan

JerriannMasseyEQ7Scrappy Challenge May 2015

I am an EQ7 fan.  I can hear you saying “huh?” EQ7 is a software program called Electric Quilt that I use daily.  Really…every single day.  I’ve only had 6 months and I’ve created more than 200 quilt designs.  Yes!  200!  I’ve not made 200…but have designed 200.  Why?  Because when I make a $$$ […]

Animals We Love

Elephant Trunk

Animals We Love is the theme of the 9th Annual Quilt Alliance contest.  The goal is to raise money in an auction for the organization. “The Quilt Alliance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1993 whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our American quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic […]

I Love Dowel Rods

Dowel Rod for Ribbons

Can you believe I would even write, “I love dowel rods”?    It is true!  I heart them.  I do!  Dowel rods are useful, simple and make great pointers… to the spider in the porch corner. Let me count the ways.  I use them to hang small quilt blocks. To hold thread and bobbins… Hoot, aka […]

You Never Know


You never know. It could happen!  Just suit up and show up ready to play.   These words filter through my mind on a daily basis. 2 years ago, I began the conversion from full-time employee to self-employed master of my own fate.  Yes, a few times I’ve clenched my teeth and silently screamed EEEEEKKKK!  […]

Patriotic Quilt


Recently I was asked to make a patriotic quilt for a client’s husband.  He is a veteran.  I really love my country.  I’m grateful to be an American.  I am thankful our forefathers who, in their wisdom, created a totally unique form of government.  I’m deeply moved when I think of all who have served this land […]

Time to Laugh


It’s time to laugh. Yes, I need to laugh because I’m coming off of a wild week which was not nearly as bad as Alexander’s  Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  It was wild with unexpected surprises like water in the studio causing me to fall behind on my projects which makes me grumpy. […]