We inherit many things from our families – hair color, eye color, height, etc. We also inherit creativity – some people it is a natural thing and for others, it needs to be developed.

Moms press release

This is a press release for my mother’s next book. Gloria Stiger Linkey has already published a book “Native American Women – Three who changed history”. Her next book will be a children’s book “Abbey’s Rescued Animals”. The picture used, Mom thinks she is about 7 or 8 and she is posing with their dog, Honey Bunny Boo.

So here is the line of creativity – Mom writes, Darci blogs. Mom’s Aunt sewed a lot of our clothes, I quilt. Mom also sewed a lot of our clothes and costumes for school stuff.

Don’t be afraid to try a new craft or hobby. Somebody in your family lineage gave you something for your to take and make your own.

Items that would make great quilts

While visiting a dear friend, I saw her chess board set up.  I thought, what a great  pattern that could be turned into a quilt.

I do have other projects waiting-a few UFO’s (unfinished fabric objects) or PIGS (Projects in a Grocery Sack) but this photo will be placed in the “I will get to it”

I figure I could just fussy cut one set of squares for one block and then square in a square for the other.  This could be either a bed quilt, wall hanging or a cloth chess board.  Keep a camera handy for that unexpected design that beckons you.

Thanks for reading.


This pattern is great for leftovers to bust your stash down.  I chose solid colors.  Nice size large lap quilt but smaller than a twin size.

Cotton batting and quilted by  Diane Beachamp of Quilter’s Garden.  Very colorful and I just can’t give it up – at least for now.

Thanks for reading.  Any comments greatly appreciated.