A to Z Challenge for Bloggers

I just signed both of my blogs up for the A-Z Challenge. Coming up with topics will be harder for my Flowerchild Designs blog than my Tomato Lady blog.

In April I will post something everyday, except Sundays, with a topic starting with a letter of the alphabet. I hope you join the journey with me. so far I have most of my days filled with hopefully interesting topics. Like glue!


How to Use Baby Wipes and Reinkers to Create a Background

StripedWipeStep6How to Use Baby Wipes and Reinkers to Create a Background


Through Stampin’ Up, I learned a technique using an ink pad and a sponge to make a background. This is another way to do that using baby wipes and reinkers. With this way you can use multiple colors at one time. Pretty neat if you ask me. 

How I Do Love Paper Piecing!


How I Do Love Paper Piecing!

This is the second paper pieced quilt I’ve done. the first one was a wall hanging and this is a king size. all the colored fabrics are batiks, which are my favorites. Only one block has been duplicated, my husband chose it, see if you can figure out which pattern has been repeated.

This was labor of love, it took me a whole year to finish it. Not that it was especially hard, I just couldn’t work on it continuously. I like ot think this reflects “my point of view” (how trite, right?) I love color and excitement and movement.

Most quilters that I have met either don’t like paper piecing, or foundation piecing as it is also called, or they love. I figure the ones who hate just don’t get it. It took me about a month and then the light came on! Now I love to teach people how to do it.