Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hello Again

Low and behold I'm finally able to post a picture. I haven't been able to so I quit blogging. I may be back soon.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Quilts Set Free

I've kept busy doing lots of clients quilts, thought I'd show them off.

This one belongs to Sharon, it's finished and on it's way to her grandson in Iowa. I quilted it using Square Spiral panto.

This one also belongs to Sharon, it is totally hand pieced. She wanted it quilted like the cover quilt on the BHG quilt magazine Feb2013.

This quilt belongs to Margaret, she made it for her SIL for Father's Day. I quilted it using a panto called One Cloudy Day.

The next two quilts belong to Judy, she is a new client referred by the ladies above. I love the block she used for making the Alaskan Wildlife panel quilts.

Hope you enjoyed...Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

She loves to sew! finally!!

The biggest news of the year is that my grown daughter has taken up sewing!!! Although she's implied loudly she's not going to make quilts, she has come very close. She'd rather sew fashions and bags etc, but she is taking a quilt class at Modern Domestic just to learn how to make the quilt blocks, oh no not to be used in a quilt! but just so she can use the quilt blocks themselves for other items such as her pillows, bags and whatnots. I have to say she is quite creative and in the few short months that she has been sewing she is already altering patterns to suit her modern eye.
We went to a beginner applique class together, As soon as she got home from class she added decorative stitches from her sewing machine to enhance the elements fused to her pillow. My pillow still sits has 3 balls and 1 stick fused  to a single surface, I haven't even stitched around the raw edge yet. Oh by the way her pillow has a backside too named Clyde.

Sharla's first appliqued pillow

Meet Clyde the backside of her pillow.

WE went to the International Quilt Market last week and she had a blast, oh she has big idea's for us.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It's Time to Meet Again

Yep, it's about time! and Thank you for checking in once in awhile. There have been so many obstacles in my life lately...and I never was a super women plus I simply try to avoid stress at all costs. Foremost I have been doing lots of customer quilts, still have a full time job plus we have a roof over our heads, the down side...simple to extra time.
But I'm back, Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

!!! I'm ready for Class !!!

I haven't made a traditional block quilt in quite awhile so after signing up for my classes at MQX West I decided I needed to make myself a quilt or two so that I had something real to practice on after class. Last year I didn't have anything ready to practice on when I came home, I forgot most of what I learned by time I got a quilt made...not this year I'm ready.

So the hunt was on for a quilt pattern with "Stars" and a pattern with lots of empty background space.
I needed "Stars" because I'm taking Linda Taylor's class called "Star Gazing". I need lots of empty Background space because I'm taking classes from Jamie Wallen and Gina Perkes plus I'm taking a lecture class from Angela Walters. By time my classes are over I shouldn't have any problem filling up filling up the empty space.

It just so happened Thelma at Cupcakes ' Daisies was featuring a new Quilt Pattern called "Bounce" by Miss Rosie's on her blog. The border caught my eye first and then I saw lots of "Stars" with lots of empty background behind the stars. OH my!!! I found the perfect quilt pattern and I only need to make one, how did I luck out? Thank you Miss Rosie and Thelma.
Combining the quilting technices I learn from each of my teachers onto this one quilt will be very interesting...I think...Can't wait until October to see if my Quilting Vision pans out.
I made this quilt using "Memores of Provence" fabrics by Maywood Studio.

 For some of the stars I fussy cut the center square using the fabric seen at the bottom of the stack, it cut/fit perfectly so there was no waste. For a better look at the quilt just click on the picture. And most important this pattern is "Fat Quarter" friendly. I love "Fat Quarters".

And while I'm waiting for October to get here I just might make another quilt just in case I mess this one up. Yep, just might be a perfect solution... I didn't follow Rosie's cutting directions... I ended up with enough border pieces for a whole other quilt....I was wondering why it was taking me so long.
Please don't tell Rosie...but I admit I ended up with lots of extra "Star Parts" too cuz I simply didn't follow the cutting instructions....and her instructions are so well written even a beginner could make this quilt. But looking on the Bright side I have another quilt almost 1/2 done.

Gotta go I have a quilt on my rack waiting for me. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, part 3

Just click on the Picture for a closer Look.

 Came all the way from England

Amazing Stitches

More beautiful and colorful quilts to come. The world is filled with marvelous quilters.

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, part 2

So much talent on display in every theme and color wave imaginable, Thank you.
There's more to come.