Tic Tac Toe, Anyone?

There is nothing so pleasureable as playing tic tac toe in school when you’re a kid. Sneaking in a game when the teacher isn’t watching is something ALL kids do. This little block is C-4 Tic Tac Toe of my Dear Jane quilt.

Grandson Jacob gave me pictures for Mother’s Day. He sure can pose for pictures, can’t he? He’s a virtual ham! He turns four this month. Very hard to believe it’s been that long! When we were getting ready to leave the buffet on Mother’s Day, I was helping the kids get ready to leave. Jake looked at me very seriously as I was fussing over Samantha, and said, “You know Grammy, she’s MY baby!” I asked if I could love on her from time to time, and he said “Yes, but you have to ask!” Too precious!


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More Dear Jane

I’ve been slowing down on my Dear Jane blocks while finishing Samantha’s gown. Here are three more I just completed:E-4, Buffalo Tree Hopper, C-8 Hani’s Crown, and the first triangle in the bottom row (an easy paper piece!)
Off to water the new grass and wander around the yard.
A Happy Mother’s Day to all!!!


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This, That, and a House Tour

I regularly read the blog “Quilting With Karen.” She’s been doing a house tour featuring photos of her house. What a great idea! So today is day one of Caron’s House Tour, starting with the living room. If I were still in real estate I could give you a virtual tour – a 360 view, but I’m not, so these will have to suffice.

My leather chair was a gift from Dean several years ago. It’s my favorite place to curl up and hand quilt with my hoop. I can see the TV from there, the fireplace keeps me warm in winter, I can see the kitchen, and out the back window into the woods. The living room and dining room are open to each other, and to the kitchen. The area has a vaulted ceiling that I love. It makes it seem so open!

I have to share with you a quilter I met via her blog this week. Her name is Wendy Sheppard, and her quilting is out of this world! I am always drawn to quilts that have lots of intricate quilting on them. I think hers are the most impressive I’ve ever seen. She has a quilt in the “Quilting & Embroidery” Summer Issue presented by Quiltmaker. The quilt is blue and white, and is called Ivory Spring (which is also the name of her blog.) I don’t want to put a full photo of her quilt here without asking her, so please click on her blog and scoll down to the May 8, 2008 post. Tell her Caron sent you! If you can find more beautiful quilting than that, I’ll eat my stash. Here is a cropped glimpse of her quilt to entice you to check out her blog.

I also want to mention another blog I happened upon yesterday… Annie’s Quilting Stash. She has a podcast that is worth downloading to your computer or ipod. I have listened to several of them so far, and they are fantastic. Check it out!
Thank you to everyone who has either commented on my post or emailed me about finishing Samantha’s christening gown. Your comments are cherished and much appreciated. I have removed the christening gown from my list of To Do’s. On to finish another project. Oh, and start two more. I owe some people some “Pay it Forward” items, and I owe my dear friend Cheryl something special for helping me sell my condo in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Everyone needs a friend like her. If you need a good Realtor in the West Michigan area, please contact Cheryl Moberly.


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Samantha’s Christening Gown


I’m so proud to say… Grammy has finished Samantha’s christening gown, slip and bonnet! This was so fun to make (though at times I wished my mom was still alive to help with the hard parts). I love how it looks, and am so excited to see Sammy in this.
My favorite part is the lace on the hem of the gown.
The little slip has just a hint of pale pink, and the lace on the bottom is also on the bodice of the gown.

I mentioned above that through the difficult parts of this gown, I wished my mom were here. Mom was a great seamstress and sewed most of my clothes when I was young. I know mom would be very pleased with this; I know she’ll be with us on June 8th for the christening. She would be so thrilled to have a baby girl in the family.


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Samantha’s Bonnet

This was a little tricky to make…
the bonnet to go with Samantha’s christening gown. I’ve never sewn a bonnet before, and this uses the basic design of the pattern I’m following, but I added lace and redesigned as I went along. The circle at the crown is lace from my wedding dress, the lace on the top part of the bonnet is from Samantha’s other Grandma Karen’s wedding dress. The little lace applique where the ribbon to tie it connects to the bonnet is a part of the lace from the hem of her dress. I couldn’t find the right place to photograph this… hard to get a good shot of white on white! Tonight I will be finishing her little slip and then show the whole thing. Stay tuned!


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Flushing Sesquicentennial Quilt

Quilt Top By: Mosey, Caron Lee
Quilted By: Mosey, Caron Lee
Period: 1976-1999
Date: August 1983
Location Made: Flushing, Michigan (MI)
Project Name: Michigan Quilt Project
Institution: Michigan State University Museum
Fabrics: Cotton
Hand Piecing, Hand Applique, Embroidery
Purpose or Function: Fundraising
Inscription: Caron L Mosey, She gathered signatures on the quilt as a donation for the Society, raising over $1,200.00 in the process.Other Notes: The center portion of the quilt features buildings and scenes from Flushing’s past, including the old High School (now the Junior High), the old bridge, the Mill, West Side School, First Presbyterian Church (now the community center) and of course, the depot., Caron had an exhibit of her quilts at the Citizens Bank Gallery, Flint, MI; February 16-March 13, 1987. Author of Contemporary Quilts from Traditional Designs, copyright 1987, P.F. Dutton. Presented with the Third Orrin Hart Award for Historical Preservation by the Flushing Area Historical Society, December 1984, for The Flushing Sesquicentennial Quilt.


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Jack’s Beanstalk

I was surprised to find some of my quilts on the Quilt Index this morning!

Jack’s Beanstalk, Pictorial
Top By: Mosey, Caron Lee
Quilted By: Mosey, Caron Lee
Period: 1976-1999
Date: 1983
Location Made: Flushing, Michigan (MI)
Project Name: Michigan Quilt Project
Institution: Michigan State University Museum
Fabrics: Cotton Construction: Hand Applique, Embroidery
Quilting Techniques: Hand quilting
Purpose or Function: Gift or presentation
Inscription: Caron L. Mosey

Other Notes: Caron had an exhibit of her quilts at the Citizens Bank Gallery, Flint, MI; February 16-March 13, 1987. Author of Contemporary Quilts from Traditional Designs, copyright 1987, P.F. Dutton. Presented with the Third Orrin Hart Award for Historical Preservation by the Flushing Area Historical Society, December 1984, for The Flushing Sesquicentennial Quilt.
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This quilt was made for my son Loren when he was a toddler. He loved the book Jack and the Beanstalk!

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Our Favorite Quilts

On April 19, 2008 I posted a photo of my favorite quilt, Ocean Waves. I invited other quilters to post or email photos of their own favorite quilts. There are some pretty talented quilters who read my blog, and I’m happy to share their talent!

My favorite quilt is “Ode to the bears” from the book “Little Quilts book All Through The House” by Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt and Sylvia Johnson. I like it because it has a scrappy look using lots of different fabrics and some cute little blocks. Also it is one of my first quilts I made and I was happy how it turned out.

Elly Dunbar from Scotland

Jess’s Freedom Quilt

I have made a lot of quilts over the years so it was really hard to pick out a favorite. I ended up deciding that Jess’s graduation quilt (Jess’s Freedom Quilt ) was my favorite. Not for the color of design but for all the memories I had of him growing up while I was making it. It was a pure joy and I look forward to doing it again next year when my next child earns his freedom.

Laura Hahn from Indiana, USA

Purple Magic TilesMy favorite quilt that I’ve made so far is my Purple Magic Tiles that I made for my folks for Christmas last year. I just love the colors… it was very difficult to part with that quilt, as Purple is my favorite, but my folks love it, so that makes me thrilled to know it has a good home.
If I get to pick a second favorite quilt, it would be Stitch and Flip that I made several years ago. It still makes me happy to see hanging in my living room, as it contains many fabrics that went into other quilts, or projects that I’ve made.

Michele Foster from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Stitch and Flip

I love seeing other quilters favorite quilts. You can still share yours… I’ll be happy to post as I receive them. You can email them to me at caron mosey at gmail dot com or add a comment to this post with the information.
Keep stitching!


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