Friday, August 26, 2011

The Tree

Background fill was completed last night,   today the tree will be filled with fancy feathers to give it the look of a fir tree.     Then will  do a little design in  the  candles to make them stand out.   I'm using Metro thread for the first time.   It quilts up just like Rainbow ........  had to tie off and bury the threads.   Anya sent me a box load of Metro.

                             The back........ looking pretty good!

Thank you Anya!!!   She also sent fabric and a blue tea cup to go with my kitchen  collection.    Just look at those colors.........  

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Preparing for the Move

Yes we are putting the house on the market. We found our new home in upper Wisconsin. I've been soooooo busy these past two weeks. Not only did I get our house painted but I helped my daughter and her family pack and box up their house hold things ...... they are moving to Arizona in October. We will help them make their move also.   I'm going to really miss my granddaughters......

Painted the walls Rainwash,  a blue green .......   My French Blue!    Now to find area rugs.

Christmas  quilt that was put on the frame last night........  this was sent to me all the way from France
I wonder who?????

     This little apon was in with the quilt also.......     Love it!!!!    love the colors.   

                                 ONLY A MAMA COULD LOVE A FACE LIKE THIS                                       his name is Monte but we call him  "BooBoo"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Milwaukee Show Set Up

In the beginning.........   Heellllllooooo
Sue's Booth   APQS
Pam Clark's  assistance

Quilter's  Rule

Setting up Cathy Franks's class room . Threading and checking  the tension on each machine

Cathy Frank 

At The Heart of Quilting

Guess just pop in..........  She is saying  Hi Suzan!


Penny Roberts and her  baby Windy
Just like putting pin stripes on your car.......    Love it!!

Sue on the left,  Kathy right ....  making decisions on thread display while I play with my

Monday, August 8, 2011


I'm making this quilt for my bedroom,  I love the fabric which I've had for a few years.   Can hardly wait to quilt this one.     The plans are all ready drawn up.........

Suzan,  after seeing your sewing space,  I created one for me.    I would love to have it  outside but we have mosquitos here and they would carry me and the machine off.     But this little space is next to the screened in porch so when the weather is cool I can have the doors open,  almost like sitting outside.   I can hear the birds, music and sew.       Life is wonderful!!!!



Friday, August 5, 2011

Thread Choice

My thread choice for this quilt .......  today I will draw my design in the four corners before I lay  it on the backing.    I want all for corners to match prefect.    I need to come up with a different name for this quilt,  maybe when I working on it,  it will come to  me.    Good grief,   green sleeves keeps popping up in my mind,  where did that come from?????      

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Work Attire

                                      Ok Vivian this is     phone # would be good.     You can tell I have been working hard,  no threads  on the apron.

Bitterroot Valley is on the List

My plan for this one ........  feathers,  crosshatching,  flowers,  circles,  etc
This is going on the LA today, would like to get this quilted within a week.    I have more samples to make up for my wholecloth class plus I'm waiting on a Christmas quilt that I get the honor of quilting.    My computer crashed and I lost ALL my recent photos and  designs cause I didn't back up my file for the last couple of months.   DARN!      I like my new computer, it has a lot of extra features that are kind of cool.    I have skype with built in webcam & mic, just need to learn how to use it.     It sure takes up a lot time to download all my programs and info......   I need to hire some help,  I just want to quilt and do all this stuff.....   You know what I would really like???   is someone to do the house cleaning....    but then I would probably clean the house so it would be clean for her to

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bound and Ready For Class

                                   It is perfect with my antique dishes and pink depression glass

Lighting was just right to show off the soft green

It started out on a piece of  paper just like this........    if you can draw stick people and bubbles you can create your own unique wholecloth. I will make a DVD  with  instruction on how to design your own wholecloth. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ready for Blocking

Finished..... blocking and squaring it up today,  binding tomorrow,   then it is ready for the Milwaukee Quilt show next week.   It will hang in the Gammill booth.     Named this quilt   "Heart of Quilting ".    This will be used as a sample to show at the Wholecloth classes in October.