Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Temecula Quilt Company's New Quilt Book . . .

is now available!!

and I have them in my Etsy shop - Lavender Quilts and Other Fineries with free shipping!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

More Newport Quilt Show Quilts . . .

I think this is one of my very favorite shows because there are so many quilts and they are all fabulous.  Here are a few more of my favorites ~

These fireflies were amazing.  The way the artist used the yellow in the middle really made it look like they were flying toward a light!!

This one I took especially for Janet O over at Rogue Quilter!!  She LOVES miniature quilts and this one is about 14" by 14".  Ok, Janet, here is a challenge for you!!  :-)

This is a close-up of the one above.  The stitching is a cart above the horses!!  This was an amazing piece!!

This cute couple was walking past my booth so I ran to take a picture of them they were soooooo cute together.  After chatting with them for a few minutes, the hubby said that his sweet wife and he used the word sweet was one of the original founders of the Newport Quilt Show!!

Hope you enjoyed all the gorgeous quilts!!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

Newport Quilt Show

was last weekend and there were some of the most extraordinary quilts displayed!!  Here are a few of my favorites ~

This darling quilt is the one that hung right across from my booth!!  Love the quilting!!

I think a lot of folks loved the flamingos because it had it picture taken many, many times!!  And look at ALL the ribbons!!

I just love the sweetness of this quilt!!  It makes me want to wrap up in it with a good book!

Lots and lots of batiks!!  The Newport girls love their batiks!!

I had seen a quilt like this on on Facebook but to see it up close was a real treat!!  Very modern, but very fun!!

More batiks!!

Simple but great colors!!

One of my very favorites!!

And I want to make one like this some day - some day!!

Hope you have enjoyed these quilts!!  More to come next week!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Where Did the Summer Go?

I can't believe how busy this summer has been for so many of us.  Between getting a quilt and kits ready for the Newport Quilt Show last weekend to the electrical work Kelly and I are doing on the house, to all the normal upkeep and everything else that seems to makes the days fly by, I cannot believe a 1/4 of August is already gone!!

I am getting a couple of posts ready with a show and tell of all the gorgeous quilts at the Newport show but until then, here is a peek at the quilt I made (with kits) specially for the Newport show.  It is called Newport Blues as the Oregon coast girls LOVE their batiks.  and it is made with the Mesmerize pattern from BasicGrey.

You can't see the quilting that I did on it but I used the Firefly pattern I got a a freebie online from Intelligent Quilting!!

The fireflies gave it just a hint of whimsy!!  I used Tuscany wool batting that is now not my favorite but it is so light you hardly know there is any batting in there at all.  But - LOL - while I sewing the binding on and my lap was under the quilt, I has to open the window I was so warm!!

See you tomorrow with a Newport Show show and tell!!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Saturday's Smile!!

Sunflower Farm Creamery

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Saturday's Smile!!

Seen on Facebook

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturday's Smile!!

Found on Facebook and created by Theresa Hall

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Well, I DID it!! I have only had my longarm, Martha for about a month now and she scared me to death!! I was trying to learn to "nest" on the computer and could not, for the life of me, figure it out. I got a private lesson from the gentleman I bought Martha from and last night I finished my first quilt. Nothing fancy but it's done and ready for binding and gifting to a Forgotten Angel!!

 YAY, this is pretty exciting stuff!!

I did have some issues with the backside and the threads bunching up into a wad of thread.  I was able to fix a couple of them but one was so bad that I had to un-ravel some of the thread on the front ~

So now I need to figure out how to fix this.  Do I put it back on Martha?  Do I clean off the table on my sit-down Tiara and sew it there?  Or do I use my domestic and fix it there?  Luckily it's near the bottom so I could get it in my domestic.

Here are some of the small knotted thread problems on the back ~

Actually, on this one, the stitches are too long.

On this one there is that knotting area.  Now, I must say, Martha did not act weird on these small goofs, just the big ones where I had to unravel the mess and pull out some stitches.

I am amazed at the steep learning curve!!  Or could it be that since I am getting up there in age, that I am just a slow learner!!  Ha!!  Only time will tell!!