Thursday, December 27, 2012

One little owl...

This is a baby quilt I am making for my niece. I thought these owls were so cute. Her shower is in January, I better get busy!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Machine Embroidery

Having fun today making christmas ornaments on my embroidery machine. My poor old broken Bernina is still working :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Block of the month...

I finished another block from Block of the Month by Shabby Fabrics. I might have this summer quilt finished by summer!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas is coming....

This quilt is finally in the final stages. It is blocked and drying! I will use it on my bed for Christmas.  (sorry for the upside down pic!)

My niece's kitchen is brown, pumpkin spice and tan. She liked the placemats I made for my Mom, so I made these for her as a Christmas gift. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Material Girl's reveal

Our Quilting Group, "The Material Girls, had their annual quilt challenge reveal. We have 17 in our group, not everyone was able to make it. Here are a few pics of some of the group.

Lynn-Marie, Janice, and Carol. 

Kathy, Deolinda, Barbara

Rita, Janice, and Elaine


The challenge was a half-square triangle exchange. They were to exchange HST and then make a quilt. I did not participate because I have had this pattern waiting (for a few years-yikes) for me to make. I really like it, it looks somewhat western in real life! Now on to another quilting project.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Our quilting group, "The Material Girls", are having a challenge. It is a half-square challenge. I did my own thing, but here is a sneak peak of my quilt. I should have the top done by the due date!

Friday, October 19, 2012


I made these fall placemats for my Mom/Dad's table, but where is the fall weather?

Monday, October 15, 2012

PIQF show

I had a great time with my friends at PIQF. Our annual photo! Great time with Kathy Morrison, Debbie VanFossen, Barbara Sindlinger, and me :)
 I am showing a few of the spectacular quilts on display at the show.

My friend Debbie had this beautiful quilt at the show!

I only bought a few things this year, mainly to add to projects I have going already!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I know...

I know I should be working on my machine quilting, but....I just had to make this messenger bag. I plan to use it when we go to PIQS!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's a Winner!

So excited that I won Best of Show at our local Tulare County Fair! This was my first attempt at making a Wedding Ring quilt. It took alot of hand embroidery and hand applique for the ring pieces.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

I took a fun "button bracelet" class with June Johnson. This class was held by Common Threads Quilt Guild. I love my little butterfly buttons!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wishing for Fall weather.....

 I guess I am wishing for Fall weather. Finished this table topper, now it needs to be quilted!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's hot!

The weather has been really hot here! I haven't posted in awhile. I have been working on our guild's Opportunity Quilt (Common Threads Quilt Guild) and can't post a picture yet. I have started machine quilting again, working on my latest challenge (a queen size quilt)! I also made a purse and wallet for our Guild's boutique.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

1000 safety pins

What do you do with a 1000 (or so) safety pins? Pin a quilt of course! I finished the small 4th of July table runner then plan to start machine quilting this much bigger quilt next. Wish me luck!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Let's Retreat!

I am still in retreat mode! Had a great time on June 14th with friends at Anna's retreat. I finished this little ME quilt for my great niece's birthday. I also finished another Shabby Fabrics BOM block, and started this Shabby Fabrics pattern table runner for the 4th of July.  I love summer!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Common Threads Quilt Guild Boutique

 I worked on a few donations for our Guild's boutique in October. Above is a cosmetic bag and eyeliner holder. Below are small tissue holders made to look like mens shirts. Cute pattern found in BHG Quilts and More Magazine.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Paint Chip Challenge

 The above picture was my completed quilt top during our Paint Chip Challenge reveal in 2009. We had to make a quilt using the colors on our paint chip card. I think we were supposed to add another color; thus, the fabric in the center...
This is the completed quilt. I did not like the center fabric, so I changed it so the appliqué would be the focus of the quilt. I plan to use this as a table topper during the holiday season. I am so glad to have another UFO completed! Happy sewing!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Charity Quilts

I have been trying to finish my UFO, but ran out of thread (something I tend to do often). But this provided the perfect opportunity for me to work on the two charity quilts that have been waiting to be quilted :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012


 It sure feels good to be quilting again. This is our friendship challenge from a few years ago. The hexagons below are what I worked on while sitting for a few days with a family member in the hospital.
I plan to add a consistent red colored hexagon when I put them all together. Happy Quilting!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Shopping at TT

Finished another block from Shabby Fabrics block of the month. I also made a visit to Thimble Towne and found these awesome batik fabrics. Hmmmm what to do with these?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Best of Valley Quilt show

Fresh from the tropical Islands, I decided to finally make these pillows. I have had the fabric for 2 years! Now I have three new pillows for my couch. I was also very surprised and happy to win a first place on my Wedding Ring quilt at Best of the Valley Quilt show. Thank you to Phyllis Ogden for sponsoring this award!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Maui trip

I have not been doing much sewing, but had a blast on vacation. This is a picture from the view from our balcony. Hawaii is so beautiful, hate to leave that view! Back to reality, and now I need to complete some projects!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Little Brown Bird

 This is the pattern made by Sandra Leichner, class I took at Road to California this year. It is all needle turn applique and embroidery. I think I might try and frame this little wall hanging.

My Friendship group is doing a Half Square Triangle challenge. I am doing my own challenge, here is the result. Alot of blocks with both paper piecing and half square triangles!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

PLEASANT HOME: Sew Picture Perfect ~*~ green ~*~

Love this post from Pleasant home. Beautiful green quilts!

PLEASANT HOME: Sew Picture Perfect ~*~ green ~*~: I've been sewing a couple projects for St. Patty's Day... So green is on my mind... found @ Peppermint Pinwheels found @ Red Pepper Quilts...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

These old bones..

Blocking my quilts always makes me nervous...putting it into the washer, not knowing if the colors will spill over onto one another. Whew, this one was okay! It is getting much harder to get up from the floor too :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Machine quilting challenge

My Machine quilting challenge for January was to practice this motif. I hope to use it in one of my quilt tops waiting to be quilted :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


After coming home from Road to California, my sewing room was in need of a cleaning. I need more storage options, so am planning to add cabinets under my cutting table. Wish me luck. Happy sewing...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Loot

Had a great time at Road to California. I took an applique class from Sandra Leichner. Her work is the last picture. It was an awesome class. I am working on the small bird block and will post when completed. I had a great time with my friends and am so thankful to have such great friends!!