Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall fun and more boutique items....

 This pillow was made from lace and gray flannel that was gifted to me. My Mom has a friend from Thailand, who recently moved back. She had to sell everything in her house, including her house. She  was so generous in her giving. She knew I sewed so she gave me many items.
 I have been trying to learn embroidery on my new Bernina. It has been a slow process. But I think I have finally figured it out. My colors are not correct, but fall has many colors!
 The next few pictures are items made for The Common Threads Quilt Guild boutique. This fabric I found at one of the quilt shops on my recent trip to Sisters Oregon. 
 I thought this could either be for a man or a women cook! Who loves fishing??
 I had enough left over fabric to make a pot holder to go with the apron. 
 Another Table Runner. 
 Coin purses, or card holders

 I found this lipstick fabric at Road to California last year, and fell in love with it. So fun!
 This was a "pop up" bag I made. Pattern is by "The Fat Quarter Gypsy".

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Caught up for a week...

 I am caught up for the month of August on "The Quilt Show" block of the month; (I actually worked on June, July, and August this month). But only for a week. September 1 is coming up fast!
I also made these bibs for our Common Threads Quilt Guild boutique in October. I am trying to use up scraps in my stash! Most of these fabrics are from baby quilts I have made.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A gift...

This quilt was made for my nephew and his wife. My nephew is in the reserves, his wife is active military. I love how Darby Myers quilted the waves. www.quiltedsquid.blogspot.com, or Instagram @quiltedsquid

Monday, August 7, 2017

Older than dirt....

 This is a quilt I have been working on for over 7 years. It is an applique pattern from Connecting Threads. I finally finished it last month. Feels good to finish a quilt that has been waiting that long!
These are a few boutique items I have made so far. These will be sold at the Common Threads Quilt Guild boutique in October. I loved the lipstick fabric! The tote was a free download from the blog "sewcanshe.com".

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sisters Quilt Show, Oregon July 2017

 This is the group I traveled with to Oregon. We traveled to eight different towns to shop at quilt stores. 
(Barbara Sawyer, Elaine Berry, Debbie VanFossen, Barbara Sindlinger, Diane Mitchell, Janice Minyard, and Kathy Morrison)
 We also wanted to see Barn Quilts. We were able to find two barns
 Our small quilting group is named "Material Girls". So we had to get a picture next to this sign. This quilt store was in Redmon Oregon.
 We also went on a garden tour. The homes were beautiful, and the settings for the quilts were perfect
 This picture was taken in the backyard of one of the homes
 This was a small quilt show they held at Black Butte Resort. 
 This was the reason we traveled to Oregon. To see the Sisters Quilt show.

Debbie VanFossen and I taking a photo opportunity. A young girl had made this sign to help her make money for a school trip.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Empty boxes

I love it when I can empty a container full of quilt parts!

This is the result! Another quilt top to add to my list of quilts that need Machine quilting! I need a pinning party....

Monday, May 29, 2017

Charlie Brown..

I have felt like Charlie Brown when Peppermint Patti pulls the football before he can kick it! This block has used every ounce of patience I have. This last row of curved piecing was a great challenge. I finished it just in time for June's clue! Thank you "The Quilt Show" for challenging those of us who like to stay in our own little box...lol

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Keeping up....

 This quilt has almost made it to the finish line. Shabby Fabrics Block of the Month pattern.
 I love my little quilt stand. I have been trying to make a quilt for each season to display. This sits in my sewing room under a window. The butterflies were hand appliqu├ęd, my favorite quilting technique.
The arcs are April's clue for "The Quilt Show BOM" (there are 18). May's clue is to make 18 more arcs and add a small border between the stars and arcs. This quilt has been a real challenge for me, so I am trying to keep up with each month.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


 I'm not sure if you would call this multi-tasking, but I do like having a few projects going at the same time! This is one of my UFO's that I will complete this year.
 I always enjoy hand work, so this is a new pattern I am working on. I have not used black as a background in any quilt, so this will be a little out of my box. I love my "friend" plaque given to me by a dear friend. I have pictures of some of my friends on my cutting table. They make me happy!
This is "The Quilt Show" BOM. This has really been a challenge! The next clue is already coming soon. I hope this quilt turns out square!

Thursday, March 2, 2017


 I enjoy embroidery and have finally finished this pattern.  I love the Crab-apple Hill patterns. 
 The inside has pockets that can be filled with any project. 
 These placemats were made for my Niece who has moved to a new apartment. She is a "30 something" who enjoys homemade gifts!
 My Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt (see previous post for info) was quilted by Darby Myers. She is a longarm quilter, you can find her at www.quiltedsquidblogspot.com

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Appreciating our military...

 This was a quilt I started in a class by Pat Speth. I will be donating it to a person in the military. Not sure who, but I know it will go to a good home.
I finished another baby quilt for my Great Niece, Eleanor. The colors, flowers, and butterflies were a request from my Niece in law.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Road to Ca 2017

 What a great time we had at Road to Ca Quilt show. I attended with friends, Barbara, Kathy and Janice. Anna also joined us almost every night for show and tell.

 The quilts were beautiful! Such talent shown at this quilt show. These were a few of my favorites.

And last but not least; I finished the top for the "Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt, En Provence". You can find her patterns on her blog at quiltville.blogspot.com