Monday, June 8, 2015

I submitted a picture of Sarah's Christmas quilt I made to Quiltmaker Magazine since the quilting was inspired by one of their articles.  They printed my comments and pictures in their letters to the editor section in the front of the May/June 2015 edition.  I feel like a celebrity.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas 2014

Here's a quilt I made at the request of Sarah for Sarah.  

We were in the fabric department at Wal-Mart at the end of October looking for some background fabric for a little fall project I was working on.  Sarah liked the Christmas fabric, so I hoped we would find a pattern at home and had purchased enough fabric.  I looked thru back issues of my quilting magazines and books and Sarah picked out a pattern in the Quilter's World Magazine, February 2013 called A Day at the Spa.  And we had enough material!

Before white sashing added

After sashing added. 

 Then I took a month off, got busy with Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Finally added the last two borders at the beginning of our Christmas Break and started on quilting it.  I read an article in the January/February '15 issue of Quiltmaker about getting the most of the decorative stitches on your sewing machine.  This brought to mind the snowflake stitch on my machine and I knew immediately that was how I wanted to quilt it.  I had originally just planned to stitch in the ditch around the big blocks but I added the snowflake stitch in the sashing pieces and it was perfect.  I enlarged the stitch and freehand motion larger snowflakes in the outer border.  I finally finished it today.  So since our Christmas Tree is still up it's still the Christmas season.

Snowflake decorative stiches in the sashing.

Close up of snow flake decorative stitches.

Close Up of free hand snowflakes in outer border

Quilt label

Rug Mug I made to see if I would really like the snowflake decorative stitches.  Sarah thinks the name "Mug Rug" is hilarious.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hugs and Kisses

Finally finished Emily's quilt.  I started it over Spring Break and finished quilting and binding it last weekend.  Emily picked out the colors to match her room. 

 She helped me pin it.

Here's the tag on the back.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Antique Ties Quilt

Here's a little quilt (16" X 16") I finished over Spring  Break.  The pattern was in Quilter's World Spring 2014 issue.  I used a charm pack (precut 5" squares) I purchased from Connecting Threads many moons ago.  It went together very quickly and was a fun little project.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


 This quilt was started by Sarah several years ago.  She got all but the last row attached.  When she didn't play last year because of her back and then it looked like there wouldn't be a Six Pack team anymore I got disappointed that it wasn't ever finished.  Then Sarah was invited to join the Six Pack 14-2 team this fall so I knew I had to finish it.  I added the last row and borders.  Sarah's original plan was to add SIX PACK and a Volleyball to the borders but since they added "BOOM" to all their cheers (It's our way of letting everyone know SIX PACK is in the house!) I had to add it to the quilt as well.
 These pictures were taken at their last tournament of the season in Udall. Of Course they took 1st place, again.
They finished the season with 5 First place, 1 Second place and 1 Third place.
They were also ranked #10 out of 188 teams as of March 12th.
Of course, now I get to mark another quilt off my list from last May. BONUS!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Merry Christmas!

So it's been awhile since I posted anything here.  Been very busy with school, running the girls to their various and many activities, Christmas shopping, Christmas wrapping and then celebrating Christmas.  Here's a little wall hanging I made for my Secret Santa at work, Mrs. Regina Rose.  He was fun and quick to put together.  Will probably be making him again.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Here's a little table quilt using up what was left of the panel from the Trick or Treat Wall Hanging.