Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Sunflower Patch


I made a mellow yellow quilt on a snow day. I named it Sunflower Patch because it is a patch of sunflowers.

I learned how to raw edge applique using ThermOWeb HeatNBond Lite.Now I love to use it.


Sunday, March 19, 2017


This quilt was dreamt up and created by Pip, age 5.  She did have a bit of help from her mom to get this done.

I (Kim) have to admit I strongly encouraged both the girls – Capri and Pip (Cedi was at a sleepover).  I encouraged them to make an hour glass coaster and showed them how … they each came up with their own idea (LOVE that!).


Pip and Capri talked together and brainstormed.  Capri just told me that she wanted to do “split time” but Capri wasn’t sure how that would work … so Pip came up with an image of a girl saluting at the end of their beam routine. IMG_5553

Pip picked out all of her fabrics but I did help her come up with a way to make this happen!  I love using ThermOWeb’s Heat N Bond EZ Print Lite for doing shapes that are hard to draw by hand.  You just have to find an image online, blow it up to the full size of the 8.5” x 11” sheet of fusible (or smaller) and print it out.  Then, loosely cut around the shape and fuse it to the fabric you chose.  Once it’s fused, you carefully cut the shape out and it looks like you’re amazingly talented!

As Pip was deciding where to put the girl on her fabric she noticed that it was possible to match up the patterns in the fabric!  I personally think that’s the coolest thing about this piece!

mom and pip quilting

All of my girls are able to use one of my older machines without help … but Capri needed it to finish her project.  So – I set Pip on my lap and monitored while she worked on the quilting on my Bernina.  (I did help with guiding along the edge of the fused girl to make sure she didn’t fall off).  Pip did all of the overall quilting herself.

Words from Pip, “My favorite part about my final project is that it is actually really, really cool.”

(I put the binding on … Pip is going to give this quilt to one of her dolls!)

Midnight Magic

This quilt was created by Capri for the Project QUILTING – Time is UP Challenge.  There is a lot more to the story but her mom needs the computer to help others get linked up.  Capri will be back to share later. Thank You

I got the idea of Cinderella's glass slipper because we are listening to The Land Of Stories in the car.

I made the clock read midnight.
So Cinderella lost her glass slipper.

My mom let me quilt this how I wanted.

I don't know what else to say.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Eight Infinity

“Eight Infinity” created by Capri Lapacek for the Project QUILTING Eight is Great Challenge.

IMG_4878 Hi my name is Capri and I’m eight years old. I had a snow day so

I decided to do the challenge.  I sewed on eight pink flowers and a bunch of puffballs. I put ribbon around my eight/infinity symbol to make it stand out.  I sewed the binding on at basketball. This is what my quilt turned out to look like.


Here’s my mini quilt.  It measures ”9 x 9”. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Heart of Love

The Heart of Love – A Quilted Pillow by Mercedi Lapacek, age 8 for the ‘Have a Heart’ Project QUILTING Challenge.IMG_7461

Hi   I am Mercedi Rose  Lapacek, I made a quilted  pillow. It is my  first  pillow!  I  can enter  it in  two  different  Challenges! (project QUILTING and the Nancy Zieman Pillow Challenge)



I used  my own  needle  and   thread   from  my   Gramma  for my birthday.



I am  very   proud  of it.  Have  you   ever  made  a pillow before?



I put snowflakes and other fancy stuff on it.



I am 8 years old and I made it all by my self!



I love it!!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Floppy Hearts Quilt

“Floppy Hearts” for the ‘Have a Heart’ Project QUILTING challenge

machine appliqued and quilted by Capri Lapacek, age 6 in Poynette, WI

Size: 14” x 17”IMG_7422

I had over   12  hearts on my quilt.IMG_7429

It only took 2 days



It is called floppy hearts because I sewed the hearts in the  middle of the hearts.


Trish came and taught me how to sew the binding on with a sewing machine.


I picked purple because my favorite color is purple.


I did fancy stitches.


It was my second quilt.  I am proud. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Oh Pip

pip in a tutuThis is Pip.  She is the third sister of the three sisters and she is three years old.  Right now Momma is typing up Pip’s story.  When she’s bigger she’ll write her own adventures … but in the meantime … you’ll get it through my eyes … and my camera.  Here is Pip earlier today.  We had to run errands before dance so she dressed in a tutu, leggings, boots, a hat (and a coat which wasn’t on at the time).  She was just so adorable looking I had to take a few pictures.pip in a tututu

Pip makes a lot of faces – she even has her own hashtag #manyfacesofpip .  You’ll be seeing lots of wonderful faces from her and hearing about all her crazy sayings and adventures.  I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!