Thursday, December 7, 2017

Material Girls 2017...

The Material Girls met for our annual holiday gathering. Top left to right: Janice, Elaine, Rita, Adena, Anna, Carol
Bottom left to right: Debbie, Kathy, Barbara S., Diane, Maxine, Deolinda
Our challenge (theme) for the year was to make something with a traveling theme. This is Janice with her quilt
Barbara S. with her quilt. She also had a world map on the back!
 Rita with her show and tell.
Adena with her show and tell
  Kathy made a pillow out of one our past year's challenges. It was the dresden plate challenge from 2013. Great finish Kathy!

Elaine with her show and tell.
Janice with one of her cute table runners she made with her 10 needle embroidery machine.
Deolinda with her cute holiday quilt
 We also included a challenge to finish any quilt older than 5 years. I have had this kit since 2012. It is hand appliqué.
This was my traveling theme. Tea towels with retro campers! Quick and easy.

Saturday, November 11, 2017


I made another Baby Quilt for a Great Nephew due in December. I think I will be making more, my sister said her son and DIL plan to have more children. Love how our family keeps growing!

I also had fun visiting with family. We went to Superior Dairy Ice Cream, our favorite place to visit when my Brother is here. In the picture is my brother Kevin, me, Sis in law Cheryle, and cousin Lynn.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

2017 Pacific International Quilt show

 I enjoy our annual trip to Santa Clara for the quilt show. We were missing a few friends this year. Pictured is Debbie, Barbara, and me. I also included some of my favorite quilts.

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., 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 "".

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

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 appliquéd, 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.