Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Reindeer Quilt

I finally finished the Reindeer Quilt.
As usual I'm not real happy with the quilting.
But this time it's justified.
I did alot of stippling trying to make the designs stand out.
Since the back won't be seen much this will work.
I made this for my oldest daughter and I have another one for my youngest.
I probably won't get to that one til next year.
Sure felt good to get this one out of the frame.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Happy Scrappy Christmas

My sister gave me a pattern for a Christmas quilt Happy Scrappy Christmas by Lucy Fazely.
I bought some fabric at JoAnn's on Black Friday that I though would look really nice.
I cut my squares and made my half aquare triangles.
I pressed all the seams open and by the time I finished that I had pretty much decided that I wasn't going to square them up.
But I changed my mind and 6 hours later I was able to sew them up. 
I sewed up the 16 blocks and layed them out to see what it was going to look like. 
I was going to wait and put it all together later but I couldn't stand it and finished it up last night. 
It was too big to get the complete picture so this will have to do for now.
I did the borders my way instead of the way the pattern called for.
I am really proud of the job I did on this one.
It pays to take your time and do it right. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Owl Forgotten

I completely forgot about finishing this owl quilt top over the weekend.
I had envisioned this differently than it turned out.
I had to make an effor to make sure I got all my stripes going in the same direction.
The colors look real good together but this looks too busy to me.
Since it's a baby quilt I guess it will be ok.
Or will it make for an angry baby???????
Something to think about!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Merry & Bright

I was so pleased to get this in the mail from Inchworm Fabrics.
Now I need to make a Christmas quilt.
I have one in the making right now - hopefully I will have the top finished by the weekend.
Merry & Bright is definately on my to-do list.
But is is so hard to break the seal on a cool jelly roll.
Go check out Inchworm Fabrics for some great deals

I also wanted to share something I use alot - Glow-Line Tape.
When I first bought this I didn't think it would be very useful, now I can't do without it.
It is a transparent and fluorescent tape for highlighting lines and shapes on rulers.
It won't leave any residue on rulers and it comes in three colors - pink, orange and yellow.
It can be repositioned many times and still stick to the ruler.
Funny how something so minor can spoil a person.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


to all
I am so thankful for all the special people in my life.
And that includes all my blog friends.
I hope everyone has the best day ever.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


I finally got the reindeer quilt top put together.
I still need to add the last border and quilt it.
I'm not as happy with it as I thought I would be.
Maybe after it's quilted.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Scrap Lap

I did a quick quilting on this lap quilt a friend made.
For a beginner she is getting pretty good.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


I had totally forgot about entering a quilt in SewCal's Red and White Quilt Challenge
and I received an email that I had won a prize.
"Covering America" Pattern, a quilt design that contains 50 state blocks.
How exciting - and I really like the pattern.
Another quilt for my to-do list. At this rate I will need to live forever to get all my to-dos done.
I did some playing over the weekend on my quilt 
This is still in the developing stage and this is where I am right now.
I'll pick it up this evening and think on it while I get a few other things done.
I also started something for Christmas... 

And another hopefully I'll get it done.


Monday, November 3, 2014


I threw this together using a couple of charm packs.
Now for some quilting.
I have marked the border with scallops.
I might regret that but I thought it would be a change.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Unplanned Stack

I had some left over fabric from a stack-n-whack and I needed to make a baby quilt for Christmas so I figured it would be perfect.
But things got out of hand - as usual.
Since I don't have a design wall I just sat on the floor and started playing with a bunch of different pieces...and I came up with this
I started on a small scale trying a few different things ...
I have it put together to this point but need to decide what I want to do from here.
I have a few ideas but will have to put it aside for awhile and get some other things done.
I am really impressed with how well it has all gone together so far (notice I said so far).
I think these are the best stacks I've ever done - all the points and seams are perfect.
Still need a baby quilt done for Christmas.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Baby Tiger

Believe it or not I'm Still Here
I know it has been awhile since I last posted but I have been busy.
And too lazy to stop and take pictures.
I have 6 quilts piled up on the couch waiting for binding. I'm usually pretty quick about that but it kinda snuck up on me and before I knew it I was overwhelmed.
I kept thinking I'd get on it after the next one but it never happened.
Anyway here is a picture I did take.
This is what my tiger quilt looks like.
I put together a king size and ended up taking these 6 squares off the bottom ...
Thus a baby quilt was born.
Now I need to find some more of the purple fabric for the outside border and then I can quilt them.
I have enough of the purple for the backing but not the border.
If I can't get any more I guess I'll have to use what I have for borders and find something else for the back.
It's always something ....

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Working Progress

I quilted this for my friend.
She's is having a ball with scraps.
I've been giving her all my scraps and now i have my mother and sister joining in.

I put this one in the frame over the weekend.
I've been trying to decide on how I wanted to quilt it.
I was wanting to do some special design work but since it's so big I think I'll do an e2e

And I'm still trying to get my wood pieced painted for another cabinet.
This is a project that feels never ending. But with the weather cooling off a bit it has been nice getting outside.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Turtle Quilt

I finished quilting my turtle quilt.
It still need a binding - hopefully I'll get to that this weekend.
To start with it is alot bigger than I had originally planned.
I was wanting it to be a baby quilt.
It turned out 65" x 83" - a nice size twin.

I'm really happy with the results.
 I think this is one of my better quilts

Monday, September 8, 2014

UFO Almost Done

I've had so much work to do lately that I haven't posted much.
I decided I was going to get this stack-n-whack put together before I worked on anything else.
I had all the stars sewn onto the black background and it was a matter of how did I want them placed.
I tried it like this but it looked to busy...........
Then  rearranged it for this..........
It didn't do anything for me either
And I settled for this..... 
Now I need to add the last 2 borders and it is ready to go.
Hopefully I will get it quilted sooner than later.

I also started another design set.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Portable Backdrop Stand

I am so thrilled - my husband found a Portable Backdrop Stand on craigslist yesterday.
I have been telling him for a few years now that I wanted one.
Maybe now I will be able to take better pictures of my quilts.
I finished the ladybug quilt and gave it the honor of being the 1st on the stand.