Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Working Away at Second Quilt . . .

for the designer I am working with.   This one is going to the International Quilt Market in Houston end of next month too!!  Yiks - no pressure, right!!

So here is sneekie peek of the second quilt and I can't wait until I am given permission to show both of them in the whole!!

and this one has some awesome borders!!  I really am alive, Janet!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Seems Like I have Been Away ForEVER!!

I have been working on a couple of quilts tops for a quilt designer who needs the tops in time to get them quilted and ready for Market in Houston next month.  Is that fun, or what!!

Well, I got the first one done and spoke with the designer this evening who said I could share a sneekie peek and then once the pattern is completed and the quilt is done, I can show the whole thing - so here it is~

I can't wait until I can show you the whole quilt - it is spectacular!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday's Smile!!

These three friends, a lion, a tiger and a bear, have lived together in the same habitat for the last thirteen years since they were rescued as small kids and they are the only three living like this in the whole wide world!!  Amazing, huh!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Another New Quilter . . .

This is Corrine and her two sons, Hunai and Damien ~

Kids!!  Oh, my, they crack me up!!  Corinne started a quilt for Hunai (on the left) last November and then decided she wanted to make one for Damien as well.

As you can see, the bottles are different shapes so the boys know who's quilt belongs to who (or is that whom??)!!

These are Corinne's first quilts and they are amazing!!  She did a fabulous job at cutting and piecing.  

And then take a look at her first attempts at free motion quilting!!

This is called surpassing the teacher!! Yiks!!  I hope I can quilt like that someday!!

Her cute hubby kept thinking she was spending too much time on these quilts and wondered whether or not it was worth it.  When they were all done, I asked him if the time Corinne spent was worth it and he said definately!!  Corinne also said that now that she has actually made a quilt from start to finish, she really appreciates how much time and love goes into a hand-made quilt!!

I am sad to say that Corrinne and her family are now are their way to Oklahoma where her hubby is going to be interning for his Doctorate.

Corinne has been coming over every night to work on the quilting and sometimes staying wayyyyyyy after I went to bed!!  Oh, the energy of youth!!  I will miss her visits and hope that the family can come back here to Logan to live again after the internship is over!!

Fabulous job, Corinne!!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

My Oldest UFO is Now Complete!!

Whoo!  Hoo!!  I cut the strips for this lap quilt oh, many, many years ago and they just sat around.  So last week, I decided they were taking up too much room and they needed a home!!  So . . .

Ta! Da!!  I love it!!  I was going to give it to my friend, Janet O. over at Rogue Quilter, but it turned out so bright and yummy that I decided to keep it for myself!!  Sorry Janet!!  ;-)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

God's Perfection is in Everything Around Us!!

A treat from my neighbor's garden!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday's Smile!!

As many of you may know, in the Etsy community, you can make what is called a Treasury.  It's fun because you pick a topic and then go hunting for items in different Etsy shops.

I am sharing my Treasury here, not so you will go buy anything, but to show you how much fun I had putting it together and to make you smile!!

Click on the image to see my newest Treasury - THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!!  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Many of you Know . . .

that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons) are very involved in Geneology.  Well, on July 20-21, 2014 (a 24-hour period)

by participating in the Worldwide Indexing Event.  It is really fun to see the records of others being processed so that anyone can get online and find their own family members from the past. Click HERE to see more about the sussceessful 24-hour event!!  Maybe you participated!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Young New Quilter . . .

just finished her very first quilt!!

I have been teaching a couple of the young gals in my neighborhood how to quilt.  I think it is so important to have the wonderful tradition of quilting passed onto the younger generations.  And I am so fortunate to have these two young women ask me to pass down my love for quilt-making to them!!

This is Ashley ~

And her darling son, Simon!!  Mom said he was in a very serious mood this morning!!  LOL!!

And here is Ashley's quilt for a friend's baby.  She used a fleese, flannel and cotton for the squares.  Then, those little ribbon tabs at each edge are to clip a baby toy to, so that when the baby is having playtime with her toys on the quilt, they will stay close by.  I thought that was such a cool idea!!

She did EVERYTHING ~ cut the blocks, pieced the front, did the quilting on my Baby Lock Tiara, machine stitched the binding on and then hand-finished the binding and sewed the label on by hand.

The backing was a black and white gingham and of course, a label.  Ashley hand-stitched a buttonhole stitch around the label and it turned out darling!!

The next quilt Askley is going to do is a UFO of her Mother's that she wants to finish for her for Christmas.  Her Mom's eyesight is just not good enough to work on quilts anymore.  That will be a fun surprise for Mom as she has no idea Ashley is going to finish it for her.

Great job, Ashley!!  Your friend and her baby are going to LOVE this heirloom!!