Monday, May 2, 2016

More Second Row Flowers!!

Ok, so it seems like all the "sewing" time I have these days is at night when we sit down to watch baseball or an old movie.  As such, I have 2 more flowers completed ~

Flower, Lynn Peters, April 2015 - Australia.
Second Row, Melody D, July, 2015 - Australia
Flower, Kathie Laposata, December, 2012 - Allentown, PA
Second Row, Janet Rushant, March 2016 - Canada
And, since this is just about all the sewing I am doing right now, I think it will get old to see these post after post, so if you are interested in following my progress on these, there is a page at the top that says Second Row Flowers.  They will be in there and on the side will be a picture of my latest one!!

Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

This is so much fun!!

A friend and his son came over this evening to show us the little drone that he had received as a birthday gift from his wife!!  It was the coooooolest thing!!  It has the capability of going up 1000 feet but legally it can only go up 400 feet, so Scott took it up the 400 feet and took these pics!!



Now ya know where I live!!  Hope your weekend is going well!!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Last Block - Paper Pieced . . .

Our Guild is making a quilt for the Utah Quilt Guild Ruby Jubilee, which is the 40th birthday of the Guild, and I was fortunate enough to make the last block needed to complete the blocks.

Since I love paper piecing, I drafted up the block on paper and then proceeded to make it.  Oh, so much better than trying to cut and sew all those little pieces!!  The block measures 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" unfinished!!


Now that I see it finished, I don't think there is enough contrast between the medium red and the light red pieces.  Hopefully, it will be okay!!

When the quilt is finished and I have been given the okay, I'll post a picture of it!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Adding Row 2 to my Hexie Flowers!!

After doing the post a couple of days ago, I decided it was time to start adding the second row to the Polka-dot Flowers I have been collecting for years.  So, this weekend, while watching baseball, I completed my first ones!!

This flower comes from Canada and Australia!!
This flower comes from Texas and Canada!!
This is going to be one colorful and wild quilt!!  I think I am going to do the third border in black to make the flowers pop and to calm it down a bit!!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hexies, Hexies Everywhere!!

I have gotten behind in my Hexie Flowers in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap but now I am all up to date and I think they turned out pretty cute!!


The gal for February asked for pastel colors with white centers.


The gal for March said she did not have a preference so I went a little crazy!!


And the gal for April wanted Civil War prints with cream or beige centers.  
Hope she likes fussy cut Civil War prints!!  ;-0  

And here are the ones I received for February, March and April.  I am working on the second round and I asked for bright and fun!!


These came from Virginia!!


These came from Canada!


And these came from New Zealand!!

It is so much fun to get a package every month from all over the world with fun little Hexie Flowers inside!!  Now, I have to get to work and start adding my second rowws to my polka dots flowers!!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Time for a Major Giveaway!! Hoo! Hoo!!

I finally finished the writing and assembly for my new "I Pledge Allegiance . . . " pattern!!  I am so excited that I decided I would like to give one of the kits away!!

Here is the pattern ~


And this is the Quilt ~



And here is how you play!!  Lots of different ways to win a chance at winning this gorgeous quilt kit!!

You will get one chance for each of the following:

1.  "Like" my shop, Lavender Quilts on Facebook by clicking on the picture below:


2.  If you are not on Facebook, you can "like" my Etsy shop by clicking on the picture below:


3.  Follow my blog for an extra chance or if you are already a follower, you will automatically get an additional chance.

4.  Leave a comment telling me who you would make this quilt for and whether you liked my Facebook page or Etsy shop and if you are a new follower or if you are one of my favorite old-time followers!!

I will pick a winner Monday, April 11th!!

Good luck to everyone and thanks for playing along!!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Starry Medallion Quilt . . .

Now that Reeze, over at Morning Glory Design, has introduced her BOM for this quilt that I pieced the model for, I can show you what took me hours and hours and hours to complete ~


This quilt top must have at least five million pieces to it!!  LOL!!  Or at least it felt like that while I was cutting out each piece and individually sewing each piece to each other!!  It measures 104" x 104" and it is simply gorgeous!!  I am hoping that Reeze sends me a picture of it after it is quilted as this picture is just the Electric Quilt version, I'm sure!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Fabulous Clamshell Quilt in Kaffe Fassett Fabrics!!

One of the gals in my Quilt Guild sent me a link to this gorgewous quilt because it was made in Kaffe fabrics ~


Here is the link to check out closer details of the quilt!!  http://www.lindafranz.com/blog/marys-clamshell-pickle/

Thanks Kim, you are a doll!!

Saturday, March 26, 2016