"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Working on....

... the machine quilting for two
Baby quilts I am
donating to church.
All basted and ready to go!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Cute little find...

The bears I made.  :)
The chair I found at a 
consignment store!

Hand painted
with a woven, quilted seat.

How cute is that?
Now my bears have a comfy
place to sit.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Making progress....

...on my little 
Independence Day Quilts!
I have several to make.
Won't they make nice gifts?
A little splash of
Red, White and Blue color!!

I'm thinking of using the flag fabric for binding.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rosebud, don't look!

The Swimming T-shirt quilt top
is Finished!

Brought back memories of
... races and ribbons
....4:30am practices
... traveling to meets
.... the smell of Chlorine!

I need to find a better way to photograph
large quilts!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Red, White and Blue....

Independence Day is
quickly approaching.
Time for a little 
Flag Quilt! 

"You're a Grand Ole Flag"

Saw this in a magazine years ago...

 P.S. Another little flag quilt is being made here!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Getting there...

One bag of scraps has been
cut down into usable 
strips and squares.

The ideas for new quilts
flying around in my head!

Two more bags to go!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

A look back...

Last summer a good friend was 
diagnosed with cancer.
What does a quilter do?
Makes him a quilt.
This was made with 
Philip Jacobs "Shell Montage" 
in a four square stack-n-whack....
I loved all of the
kaleidoscope blocks!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Creating Little Quilts....

from Scraps!!

I had pieces left over from two baby quilts
I made a while ago and...
Here they are!
Made into 
Little table toppers
... or whatever they want to be!

I need to get busy machine quilting.

P.S. I Love Polka Dots and Circles!



Thursday, June 20, 2013


...a completed top!

Just need to sew the rows together and add the border.
off to the quilter.  
My daughter is anxious
for the completion....
as am I!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Visit to one of my firsts....

Quilts that is...
I visited my daughter
and she has one of the first
bed-sized quilts I made.  

It's mostly batiks....
And was QUITE a challenge for me!
I had to work some magic....
The blocks weren't always the size they
were supposed to be.  


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bright Baby Quilt!

As I previously mentioned...
I like BRIGHT!

This is a baby quilt that I donated.
It was fun to make. 

I hope it doesn't keep Baby awake!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Philippine Island Quilt

One of my sisters-in-law is from the 
Philippine Islands.
My brother asked me to make a quilt
of the Islands for her.
I enjoyed the challenge and she
loved the finished quilt.

And..... no... I did not put all
7,000+ islands on the quilt! 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Another completion

My quilt group is a 
History of Quilting group.
It has stretched me to use a 
color palate I was not drawn to.
I like Bright...Colorful!

But.... the reproductions are growing on me.  :)

I picked up four quilts from my awesome machine quilter recently. 
All completed!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mounds of scraps!

Boy... do I need Scrap Therapy!!
The class was fun and I 
realize I have a lloonnggg
way to go before my scraps are
Under Control!!

More quilts to be made! :)

Just the beginning of controlling my scrap mounds!

 I do use my scraps on occasion!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Scrap Therapy

I'm taking a 
Scrap Therapy class
with my quilting club tomorrow.
I think I need it!

This is ONE bag of my scraps!!

Ready to go! Bring on the therapy!!

Progress and Socks!!

Progress was made on the
t-shirt quilt!

Another thing I love to do is knit socks.
Taught myself last fall with help from 
You Tube!!
Nice portable project to do when
away from home.

A few pair of socks completed. 

Turkish Bed socks

A pair of basic socks.  So warm!

The pattern for the Turkish Bed Socks can be found here.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

T-shirt Quilt

My youngest daughter swam competitively for years.
Therefore.... lots of t-shirts.
And, of course this means....
a t-shirt quilt!

Bringing back a lot of memories.

Another recent finish... Bargello in the Round

I took a class at one of my LQS's
and LOVED making these
Bargello in the Round quilts.
From Cheryl Phillips' book
Quilts Without Borders.
Made with Kaffe Fassett fabric
..... my FAVORITE!!
In making this quilt, the "original" quilt is made
with the first cutting of wedges.
The scraps are sewn back together and a 
"bonus" quilt can be made.
This quilt is the "original" quilt from the pattern.

This is the "bonus" quilt made from the scraps after cutting the wedges for the original.

The "original" quilt pieces are wider.

I like the "Bonus" quilt more.. smaller pieces so more movement in the piece.