Monday, August 24, 2015

Design Wall Monday–August 24, 2015

Not exactly new……….


This is a very old UFO that I uncovered.  I think it was meant to be a jacket but I’ve found a new use for it.   It’s already been quilted to a piece of flannel so I think it’s going to find a new purpose.  You’ll have to come back next week to see what it becomes.

To see what others have on their design wall, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog



Monday, August 17, 2015

Design Wall Monday–August 18, 2015

I just back from my guild’s quilt retreat.  I had a great time sewing some and visiting a lot.  It was a great 5 days.  I made several small projects and also this quilt.

Sweetwater Barn Raising

This is one of those quilts that was all about the fabrics.  I purchased a kit at Quiltique in Henderson Nevada last month.  I love the simplicity of it but I really loved the Sweetwater fabrics.  The kit included the exact fabrics that are on the pattern cover and used in the store sample.  Because of that, it’s hard to believe but the cutting was extremely time consuming.  Maybe not the actual cutting but figuring out the cutting and trying to be organized.  The actual sewing probably took less than 2 hours.  I think it’s about 64” x 64” and I love it.

It was extremely hot in Temecula just like the rest of Southern California but a little bit of cloud cover produces gorgeous sunsets.

Sunset in Temecula

It was actually more beautiful in person but this is not bad.  Can’t wait for next years retreat.

To see what others are posting about their design walls, check out Judy’s blog

Until next time………….



Monday, August 10, 2015

Design Wall Monday–August 10, 2015

On my design floor this morning is my One Block Wonder.  The rows are sewn together and now it’s time to sew the rows to each other. 


This started out as 6 fabric panels. 


To see what others are working on, head over to Judy’s blog

Have a great week.



Saturday, August 8, 2015

I Couldn’t Help Myself

I found this 1 1/2 yards of fabric just sitting there in my stash starring at me and I couldn’t help myself.




Monday, August 3, 2015

Design Wall Monday–August 3, 2015

This past weekend was very special for me.  I was honored to be the “Featured Quilter” at my local quilt show.  I will be showing pictures of my space over the next few days but for now I’d like to share with you one of my quilt show entries.  It’s a biggie, so this is the first time I’ve had a chance to photograph the entire quilt. 

Amish with a Twist

It’s called Amish with a Twist and was a block of the month that I purchased from Quiltique in Henderson Nevada.  It took me two years to complete and then I turned it over to Russ Lee for the quilting.  Between the two of us the quilt came to life.  As soon as I finish the matching pillow shams this will be going in my master bedroom. 

To see other design walls, check out Judy’s blog.



Friday, July 31, 2015

Featured Quilter

I have been asked to be the featured quilter at the Quilters by the Sea quilt show this weekend.  I’m excited but a little intimated.  Today is set-up day.  I’m very excited and not entirely sure what to display but here is a stack ready to take with me this afternoon.


I’m sure I’ll figure it out with the help of my granddaughter Emily.  If I need more I can do that tomorrow morning before the show opens. 

If you’d like to read about the quilt show and a short bio of me Embarrassed smileyou can click on this link

If you’re in the area I sure hope you’ll stop by and support the guild, view all the displayed quilts, visit the vendors and of course visit with me.



Monday, July 27, 2015

Design Wall Monday–July 27, 2015

I like to make pillow shams to go with my bed quilts.  In this case I had three log cabin blocks left over from making my Amish with a Twist bed sized quilt.  All I had to do is make one more block, sew them together and add some borders.

Amish Pillow Shams

That was the easy part.  Now I need to quilt them to mimic the quilting that Russ did on my actual quilt. 

Amish with Russ

I’ve made the back for the shams.  I’ve made the binding for the shams.  I’ve done everything I can think of except start the actual quilting.  I’m slowly working up the nerve to start. 

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.



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