Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Crossroads quilt along

 I am finally caught up with the Crossroads quilt along by Fat Quarter Shop. The skates in the background were saved from my childhood…my husband keeps wanting to throw them out!
I really like Lori Holt's seem guide-it is so cute and easy to use. You can purchase it at Fat Quarter Shop, and view how to use it on Lori Holt's blog: beeinmybonnet

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Distractions...

 My Metro Rings is coming along. I am not the fastest quilter, but hopefully I can get this quilt done soon.
 My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this month. This is a picture taken of us when we were dating (we dated 6 years before we were married). One of my favorites, we were so happy and young!! (and still happy too-well, most of the time :) )
I also spent time with friends and family at the Clovis Rodeo in April. My sister rode in horse shows when we were younger, and she really enjoys the rodeos! (first one in pic)
I need to catch up on my Crossroads quilt along---happy quilting!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Making it Modern



Making a modern quilt is a new challenge for me. I have a friend who requested a black and yellow quilt. I found this quilt pattern and she loved it. 


I started the Crossroads quilt along by the Fat Quarter Shop. Here are the first two months of blocks. The money made from this quilt along will go to March of Dimes. I am using Fig Tree and co fabrics.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Table Runner


It has been raining this weekend! I finished this table runner in hopes for spring flowers!
This quilt is from Sew Kind of Wonderful's pattern, "Metro Rings". I was able to use most of my 30's fabric stash!.

Friday, February 12, 2016

A long time….

 This quilt has been "in the works" since my husband decided to move to a new town, starting a new chapter in our life. It is a Shabby fabrics Block of the Month that I finally finished this year.  It was fun to add all of the dimension after it was quilted. The pinwheels, the small little quilts on the clothes line, and all of the buttons. It was truly a labor of love I enjoyed.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas is coming...

One of my favorite things to do every year is to meet with this awesome group of ladies. This is only a portion of our friendship group, but I am always so happy to see them! We revealed our challenge for the year.
 Kathy requested "Crazy Quilt blocks", and made hers into a wall hanging.
 Barbara requested "Easter" blocks.
 Carol requested "Crazy Quilt blocks"
 This is Adena's quilt from one of our exchanges a few years ago
 Deolinda requested "Halloween" blocks
Anna requested 4th of July "themed" blocks. 
I know the New Year will be awesome!!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Quilting 2015 Retreat

 We had our second annual Material Girls Quilt retreat this weekend. It was a great time with wonderful ladies held at Wonder Valley.
Anna Koelewyn, Lynn Marie Neilson, Janice Minyard, Kathy Morrison, Barbara Sindlinger, Diane Mitchell (me), and Elaine Berry
 Elaine and Kathy discussing quilt patterns!

Lynn Marie and Anna discuss patterns

 Anna showing her completed table topper
 Barbara maching quilting…busy, busy..
 These were the blocks I was working with. This was from a "Pat Speth" class sponsored by Common Threads Quilt Guild, March 2015.
 Janice Minyard was working with this awesome panel. Getting ideas on border designs
 Kathy Morrison worked on her "Downton Abbey" Mystery Quilt
 Barbara Sindlinger finished quilting one of her quilts
 Lynn Marie finished the top she was working on….scrap therapy pattern.

 These are some of the projects I have been working on for the last few months. This was a purse patten purchased by my Mom. I made it for her. She picked the fabric. The inner lining is a red polka dot!
 This was a pincushion made for our Guild's boutique in October
 This is a "frozen" quilt and pillow case made for my great niece Mallory Thomas. I will send this at Christmas.
I also helped a very good friend of mine do some demolition in her house. We removed three rooms of tile….I would much rather be quilting. But she is an awesome friend, and I was glad I could help her!