Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

Feet up  and binding second quilt in two weeks.  Quiet evening in with our youngest and our four legged family members. 

Hoping 2014 has great things in store.  My daughter will graduate from high school and move on to her college of choice. A confident and wonderful young woman who makes me very proud.  My son will become a freshman in high school, he is very ready for this next step as well as he grows into a tall, talented teenager. 

Helper or inspector?

Meet Lola, she is often by my side while I work at my machine and keeps my chair warm while I am gone.  Tonight she is getting very up close and personal. 

I have had a very productive couple of weeks. 
* One basted, quilted, bound and delivered.
* One quilted, binding sewn and waiting to finish.
* One basted, quilted, waiting to sew binding and finish.
I feel very accomplished as far as my quilting projects this year.  Working full time and life with busy kids doesn't allow to much time for me. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013


I have a very dear friend that is having surgery today.  I am blessed to be able to make this for her to wrap up in during her rest and recovery.  Hugs to her and her family. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Only a few more days

Are you ready?  I have some more shopping to do but the big stuff is finished.....ready for some down time with family and friends. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Is it time?

Getting ready for Christmas.  I confess I haven't quite found my holiday mojo.  Here's a pic of my front porch.   Inside needs more attention,  perhaps this eve I can try to get some of that done.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Nap

Nothing like a nap with a warm comfy quilt on a cruddy weather afternoon!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Finished Part 2

I found a few more photos of my projects.  Some of these pictures were taken before the final product was delivered but you get the idea.  I'm glad I have taken a few pictures.  I know there are others that did not get photographed before giving away.  I had forgotten about a few of these.  Documentation is always good for the aging mind.
This was made for Chandler, my husband's nephew for his High School Graduation.  Although he graduated in June 2013 the gift was not delivered until August 2013....busy much?

This was given to friends of ours for the birth of their first baby.  Split Rails Pattern

This was given to another family for the birth of their first baby. I believe this is a small version of a Turning Twenty Pattern.

Another baby quilt for the  great-grandbaby of the wonderful woman who watched my children when they were in elementary school.  Carolyn will be loved in our family forever.  I don't remember the name of this pattern but it's quick and easy.   Do you like the legs on this quilt?

Bonnie Hunter made a Cheddar Bow Tie quilt....I thought I just had to make one of these.  Boy did I get into a deal with this.  I decided to make the bow ties on point.  I crawled around on the floor most of my time off between Christmas and New Years deciding on the layout....so that no two colors were side by side and if you look closely at the bottom row, the bow ties are all solids.  I put the solids around all four edges of the quilt.  Sounds easy?  Not!  This is still waiting to be quilted.  The piecing was completed December 2012.  It will fit on a queen size bed.  What was I thinking??

Another Bonnie Hunter inspired creation.  This is a Chunky Turn Dash.  I pieced this several years ago, swapping scrappy fabrics with friends at a quilting retreat weekend. This is one of my favorites and is actually draped on the back of a chair in our living room.

I made this several years ago as a fundraiser for my son's Cub Scout Pack.  Tickets were raffled off and I believe we raised over $200 for the group.
Another graduation gift.  This was made and given to my husband's niece for her High School Graduation in June 2012.

I love this one!  Scrappy colors, Irish Chain Pattern.  Another waiting to be quilted.  And I plan this to be a keeper.

I gave this one to Mallory.  I love the pattern although I don't remember the name.  Another one that require a bit of crawling around to plan the layout.  I used an old blanket for the batting in this one.  Isn't that the way some of the antique quilts were put together?

This was for a co-worker.  She had a tough couple of long months dealing with the illness and eventual loss of her parents.  A couple of us made blocks and I brought it home and put it together.  Another co-worker used her long arm machine and did the quilting.  
And yet another baby quilt.  This one was for our Pastor's daughter.  I love the colors...if you look closely it kinda has a Vera Bradley look to it.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Here are just a few quilts I have completed over the last few years.  I don't keep many, most are gifts.  I'm going to go in search of pictures of others.  There are many more.

This one is still a top waiting to be quilted...a Bonnie Hunter design made in a class the Summer of 2012.
This was completed a few years ago and given to a friend who was recovering from surgery

I use this every night on my bed....all year round.  As I am much more cold blooded than my other half and need the extra layer on my side.
 I started this and gave the top to my mother several years ago.  Last Christmas I finally gave her the finished product and it is on her bed now.
 Another Bonnie Hunter class  taken Summer 2013.  Top waiting to be quilted. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Another graduation project

I have mentioned that my daughter will be graduating from High School several times.  She has two very dear friends that are like family that I am making quilts for....I really am happy with the progress  I made with this one.  Just some final details with some fun meandering and I can begin the binding....purple and yellow are her favorite colors.  I have the other top finished, need to layer and begin the quilting.  Then on to the one for my husband's niece.  She is graduating also....gheeze.

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