Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sample Center

This baby comes off the machine on Monday 

Friday, July 29, 2011

DIL Quilt

This is a quilt for my son's best high school friend and his wife.   My daughter in law made this from scraps that I have given her.    She has been piecing and quilting for a year now.   I make her draw quilting designs on paper before she could touch the machine,  this way she is comfortable with the machine when she quilts.     She comes up with some interesting patterns for her quilts.   She will pick a theme from the fabric.     The quilt was made for a surprise for Aren and his wife for their cabin up in northern Wisconsin.
Shelia use QD for batting, King Tut thread on top for texture and So Fine in the bobbin.   She added a red thread in the small border to give the back a little color.    Great job!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Small Background Fill

 I was washing dishes this morning and came upon this glass and a light bulb went off.......   this is what I will
use for the small background fill in the border.   Kind of neat!!!


Monday, July 25, 2011

Little Bit of Center More Photos

 I have no idea as what to put in between those line ...........  I have to sleep on this one tonight.
This looks yellow because of the overhead lights.


Congratulations to Cadel Evans and to all my Australian blogger friends .........  A great victory in Paris yesterday.    What a fantastic three weeks,   this is my favorite sport every year.    Plus I love it when they show the cities,  little towns,  and the country side in France ......   just beautifiul!  

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sample Center

This is going rather quickly.........      Will finish the second half today.    I will give this away as a class drawing.    One thing about whole cloths that they are very forgiving in covering up little mistake or if you don't like the way it looks you can  always  add in another little I plan on making another one in a soft pink with roses for myself  would look great with depression glass.

Still having  problems with this computer,  can't download and freezes up on me.    So if you don't hear from me for a couple of days,  I'm having the computer fix or need to get a new one.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Class Sample

Freehand class sample ........    the color is a soft green.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Design For Class

This is a new design that I have laid out for  wholecloth class that I will teach in October  at the Gammill dealership......   At the Heart of Quilting,  Beloit,  Wisconsin.      I'm getting a little excited for this class,  it will be so much fun teaching others how to design their own quilts.       These are some of  the supplies that I will hand out to the students plus fabric.    This will be a one day class on how to draw out your design,  transfer it to the fabric,  and  quilt it..........      Fun!   Fun!   Fun!  

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kitty Quilt Finished

Finally finished after 28 years.........   Feathers, mice in the borders and swirls in the sashing.    Cross hatching to keep the vintage  look......... Raylene.    This will go in the guest room for the granddaughter's to use when they come for a stay over.    They boys will think it stinks cause of the girls,  need to make them a boy quilt. 

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Anya send me this sample of embroidered Peacocks,  they are so beautiful.     They remind me of French birds.       Love those shades of blue.........        She is planting ideas in my head for a   

Having  computer problems.....  I  think my computer is going to crash,  so if you don't see a post for awhile,  or get emails from me,  that is why.    I need to look for another computer,  need to decide on what brand to buy this time.

Friday, July 15, 2011

My Little Sleep Over

Received a phone call crying wanting to come over she missed    Dropped everything I was doing to spend the day with her.   Right!!!   She played with the doll house for a couple of hours,  made a pillow,  did a little sewing,  and then we went for a bike ride. 

Finished painting the floors and walls .....   walls are a sea foam to match the toile in the coverlet.   Need to make white shams and comforter later this year.    This is the summer cool look,  winter I put up heavier curtains for warmth and rugs.    Little side table I bought at an auction for a buck, sanded it and painted it a Dover white......   now to find a small collection of  .........hummmmmmmm   something  to sit on it.    I think I have a tea set,  need to look through  some boxes.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Another Vintage

                                                                1983 Mustang

The Mustang belonged to Jason's parents.......    his mother was killed  6 months ago and  it has been 2 months since his father passed away from cancer.    The kids brought the car to mom cause mom is a sucker for vintage cars ........   YES!   mom bought the car.     Jason wanted to keep the car in the family and knew it would get taken care of.     I LOVE IT!!!!    Have to come up with a cool license plate name for it.....
Yelo Bird ...... hummmmmmm     MeloYelo ..........  hummmmmm
Isn't she beautiful?????     The car too!!   (my youngest)
                       Hey girls wana play  Thelma & Louise?????

                                             I acquired the hat also......    kind of cool!!

My remolding job...............   my sweet lovable brother came over to help me lay the floor on my back porch.   We tore out the old commercial carpet and replaced it with a laminate which is much easier to keep clean.   I hate carpet!!     now for the base board which I can do myself and the porch will be finished. 

Now for new cushions slip covers with matching pillows

This is looking into my computer room from the porch.   I love opening all the windows and letting fresh air breeze through out the rooms

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cottage Rose

Another project that I want to complete this year.......    was going through my mother's things that I need to pass on to family members.     Came upon her collection of miniatures that will go to my oldest daughter.    Mom never had a dollhouse she just collected tiny miniatures.    I bought this doll house at a flea market a couple of years ago for my youngest granddaughter who plays with this every time she comes to stay over.    I decided to model this after my cottage home for an heirloom for Cammy,   this way when I'm in heaven she will always have gram ma's house to play in and hand it down to her daughter's.

I  painted it yesterday and just waiting for the wiring.   Once that is installed then up with the wall covering.    Will post as I go along with this project....      Will apply the rest of the shingles today,  then  debate as to what color stain to apply.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My First Quilt

This was my very first quilt I made  when my daughter was 7yrs old and never finished.    I removed all the  hand quilting ( one block),  took off the wavy borders and put them back on right.   It is now on the frame ready to be quilted ......    My youngest daughter will be thrilled when she sees that I have finished her quilt which will go to her daughters    I also made a matching doll quilt which I finished because it was fast and easy.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Jim's Quilt Finished

This is a service quilt that I made for Jim.    Jim is a retired police officer who was diagnosed with cancer and just finished up with his treatments.    So far so good for him ......   He loves to camp and fish,  thought that he would like the theme of the quilt.   I didn't quilt this heavy,  just simple free hand leaves throught out the quilt blocks.   QD wool,  so fine top and bottom.    Surprise!  Surprise! for him today.......

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Compass Quilt Finished

The quilt will be used as a wall hanging so I gave it a map look with texture of hills, rivers, mountains etc.....