Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Under the Sea

Two panels I just finished to display somewhere in the house. I'm calling them "Under the Sea". I took a Craftsy class called Stupendous Stitching with Carol Ann Waugh and just had to give it a try! Loved it and will make more with fibers and fabric!


Friday, January 9, 2015

It has been a busy, somewhat productive 2014, I am sad to see it end. This year we are looking forward to welcoming a new grandchild in early April! Welcome baby Smith!!
I have spent the past week purging my craft/quilting/computer room. I can finally see the floor and have made a good deal of progress in cleaning out projects undone and no longer needed.I have finished several older projects and have plans to finish many more that have been languishing in no woman's land for too long.
I have pledged to buy no more fabric to start other projects until I finish some that are already here and started. I will allow that I may have to purchase finishing fabrics for backing & such, but I sure want to resist filing all of the empty spaces with more stuff that will sit for way too long.
Currently I am in the midst of finishing a Christmas Redwork Quilt that has been on my design board for almost 2 years. The Embroidery part is finished, the quilt blocks need to be decided on and constructed!
This needs to be done before I start anything else! As you see it needs a good press before I start adding more blocks. It has been rolled up in the shade design wall all week. Still have yet to figure out where to go from this center part. Do I need even more Redwork Christmas Squares or more Quilt Blocks??
Well back to work, and to anyone reading..... Have a Healthy, Happy and Productive New Year!


One block Wonder, Baby Quilt from this crazy little owl fabric.
For baby Smith due in early April 2015
Can't wait to see you!!


Stella bag from Swoon patterns, made with quilting cotton fabric in a Poppy Print.

Christmas Purse made using Embroider pattern from Urban Threads.com (Filigree Wreath)


Madison's Christmas Quilt 2014

One Block Wonder quilt awaiting final binding.

Ali's Christmas Quilt present. It is Butterfly Breeze pattern by Vicki Stratton

Friday, April 25, 2014



Friday, January 10, 2014

Tracey's Christmas Quilt

This is a quilt that I gave to my son's girlfriend for Christmas 2013. It was made as BOM from my local quilt shop Patchwork Plus in Woodriver, IL. It was called Menopause (I have no idea where the name originated) but it was a fun colorful stitch. Tracey seemed to really like the colors!


Hello Sun bom quilt a long


This baby rag quilt is from April Mae's blog. It was called Hello Sun for the year 2012.  http://aprilmaedesigns.com/hellomoon/April Mae is now featuring Hello Moon on her site. Hello Sun pattern is only available on her Esty Store.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

12 days of Christmas quilt a long

I have been working on a quilting sal at the Temecula quilt co. blogspot. It is called the 12 dayes of Christmas, although I am using stash fabric scraps. It is a miniature quilt with 3 1/2" blocks. The first is just one piece, the second 2 pieces, third 3 pieces and so on until number twelve, it will be 12 pieces. I am finished up to 11, so 12 tomorrow. After that we will learn how she is putting it together. My first miniature quilt and so far I am pleased with it.  If I were one to make resolutions for the new year, it would be to use up stash and finish some of my UFO's (not buying new and storing it until doomsday)http://temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-12-29T11:18:00-08:00&max-results=7

Thursday, December 15, 2011

See You Next Year!!

Well I think I am caught up on what I have finished this year. In January I am going to start on some stash projects that have be tabled for some time. I also have a BOM  from my local quilt shop done in Batiks that I want to share. Subject matter: Menopause. The blocks are lovely and quite colorful.

Merry Christmas to all and a healthy New Year.

Final quilt finish for 2011

This is a BOM quilt from the Quilt Company called Lovebird Lane. It was pretty labor intensive as the outside border is all pieced. This is for my daughter Jennifer and my objective for next year is to teach Jen how to sew and or quilt. Maybe then I will have just a tad more time to work on my stash and try to get it under control.

There was quite a bit of applique for this quilt and I think I am getting better at it, but still trying to discover which applique process works best for me.

Close up of the pieced border. I really like the ribbon corners and plan on using them in another project.
Quilt for Grandson ready to be wrapped. For the binding I sewed 6" x 2 1/2 inch pieces end to end until
I had the correct length. It was a bit more work, but a great way to use up the materials.

The black on white/white on black fabrics are from a noodle swap with the ladies on the HGTV quilting message board. My first time in a swap and I really enjoyed the experience. I still have some fabric leftover and think a matching pillow case for the quilt my be added to the package.

"Manly" Quilt finished

The end of 2011 is near. I have finished several of my quilt objectives. My Dh's 10 minute block quilt is finally finished and quilted. He quite likes it.

I did a pinwheel pieced border and it was not as hard as I envisioned it.

It is quilted all over with a pinecone motif. One of the fabrics had pinecones on it and it seemed
more "Manly" the swirls or squiggles!