Friday, February 27, 2009

Progress on New Book

Today I got two quilts quilted that will be in "Simply Charming Circles" that will debut at Spring Market. One is black, white, and bright -- so much fun! It uses fusible machine applique so I quilted it with an overall design. The other uses Moda's Za Za line of fabric, see below, contemporary florals. That quilt had raw edge applique so it was custom quilted. It is fun to start getting these quilts finished.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

HMQS Challenge

For anyone in the vicinity of the state of Utah May 7-9 should really mark their calendars and make it a point to get to the Sandy Expo Center. For more information see

I am having a booth there this year. I am excited for the show, but it is exhausting. One fun thing they do at the show is have a quilt challenge. You are given a specific set of fabric to work with, size requirements, etc. It is a "challenge." Oh -- and it's a group project. This year's fabric is from Quilting Treasures: Ellie Fun by Karen Neuburger. This is my favorite piece of the yardage we received.

I didn't think I would get to participate this year, but today some of my quilting friends mentioned they were doing it so I get to help them. They picked a pattern, but I can never make a pattern exactly how it is written, so we made some alterations and I am excited! We will be putting the top together next week.

I love how a "challenge" gets your brain working.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Moose Books

For other moose lovers like me, here is a fun moose book for kids. It has moose hiding in some of the pages which kids love. It is really fun to read -- not too long and has some phrases that are fun to read.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Blog

Welcome to the blog of Moose on the Porch Quilts! You can visit the website at We specialize in charm pack quilt books and machine quilting.