The April A to Z Blog Challenge is an annual blogging event in which participants blog every day (except Sundays) one post for each letter of the alphabet for the entire month. My theme for the year will be “Quilts and Ozark Slang.” So gitchur cuppa coffee or sodapop, grab a pilluh, and sit a spell.

I’ve encountered a few blocks while searching books this past couple years that are called ‘Unnamed’. They have good reason I’m sure to leave them without a name. But for me this one would be called “Knocked It Outta the Park”.

I was fortunate enough to locate a YouTube tutorial on setting in piecing for quilt blocks. It was provided by Fon’s and Porter and to them I want to shout out a huge Thank You! After watching it, I had success, Finally!

There may be hope for me yet on that unique Ohio Star block after this little teaching aid. I need to mention that I don’t have the little tool they promoted in this video. But I have to say that after sewing since a youngster, I’m pretty confident in my ability on where to place a 1/4 inch mark. I have photos to prove it.

And this is the way it’s supposed to work….no puckers and lays flat.


Mitered /set-in piecing/ Big hallelujah!

And finally the whole block picture.


Unnamed Block

Take a gander- Ozark slang for the day

I’m using this term to go along with today’s topic. I could have said I took a gander at that YouTube video. But instead I mentioned watching it. Glad you all took a gander at my blog post today and I hope you are all having great success in this year’s A to Z Challenge.

There are many more wonderful blogs this year that I hope you canspend a couple minutes reading. All you have to do is click here and select something that interests you. To read about the A to Z Challenge and what we are all about, click here.


Southern Belle/#AtoZChallenge

During the month of April, I’m participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge for my 4th year in a row – 3 of which are on this blog. Each day, except Sundays, there will be a post for the letter of the day as well as keeping with my personal theme of Quilts and Quotes. Feel free to leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you! Also check out the other A to Z’ers in the comment section of the Official A to Z Blog Page.

Davy Crockett has become a favorite in the hearts and minds of two of my daycare brothers. At least the song. You see, their dad has used it as a ‘lullaby’ for them to settle in with at bedtime. And when they come to my home for daycare, they are singing it to the infants whenever they are crying. My family thinks it’s the sweetest thing ever. So I’ve recorded it for your listening pleasure.

The only connection here with “Southern Belle” quilt block is the fact that Davy Crockett was born in Tennessee, a Southern state. So with that connection, we’re going with it.


And yet another single, 6-inch block for the upcoming quilt top. Sometimes, I have to wonder about the name choices for these blocks and the ‘why’. I have not a clue what was going through their minds to give it this name. But it will be a pretty addition and I will now always think of Benson and Hudson and Davy Crockett when I see this block.


They have that Southern Charm, believe me!

Join me again next week for more of the April A to Z Blog Challenge 2017!

Remember Me/Thursday Doors

The ‘door’ this week is a little unusual in that we couldn’t get a good photo of the door for a mixture of reasons.

  1. Bad angle.
  2. The entrance to doors was cordoned off.
  3. Directly above the doors you see was a huge restaurant window with people starring at my husband. I’m sure they were wondering what shenanigans we were up to. So we snapped the pic and casually backed away like good citizens. I’m convinced that one day, we door photographers will be infamous and revered. Til then……


But there’s more this week. We had a little history lesson on the street corner next to this set of doors.


There was this marker honoring a distinquished citizen, Leo A. Beuerman


You can see how small he is as he sits next to this tractor.


The plaque reads,
“Remember Me -I’m that little man gone blind. I used to sell pencils on the street corner.”

“Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.” For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post

Side By Side/ Sunday Sampler


Thanks to the vibrant sounds technology provided by the internet I can share this song that was in my head while thinking about sharing my latest Sunday Sampler.

Here’s my Side by Side view of the set of Blankies I’m crocheting for a set of twin girls set to arrive in March. Lord, keep my fingers nimble long enough to finish in time!


I hope you’ll check out some other Vibrant photos here.

It’s A Miracle!


I Did This!

You betchyour bottom booty I did!

Once I watched a youtube tutorial and sat at this computer for the last hour and a half on a Saturday morning when I coulda been sewing, cleaning, or something else.

Etsy decided my shop’s logo wasn’t up to par. So, after some serious looking around, I found a way to make one and I’m pretty dang happy about it.

So drum roll please………

Katy Trail Creations Logo


Thanks for your kind attention in this matter.:)

Letter Z – Dedication

Please take a second to learn about Isaiah in my post for Letter Z.


Check out some other A to Z blogs Here


Y not check out my link?

Click below to read my A to Z Challenge post for Letter Y.


I will make it to Z!!!!!               Check out some other A to Z blogs Here

It’s About the Child– Letter W

What Child is This inspired the post for today.


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