Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thank You Card

How cute is this.........    Anya made me this thank you card,   I Love It!!!!!!     As you all know,  I'm a cat lover.....
This  is going to be matted  and framed to hang on the wall in  my quilting  room.    She is so talented with her embroidery machine. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

My Fan Blocks

Worked on finishing the fan blocks last night,  now for the sashing........    I put a little detail design around each fan to give it that fancy look.    This quilt will be fun to quilt when I finish piecing it together.    I  know how I want to quilt the blocks,  just need to come up with a design for the borders.


Thursday, November 24, 2011


This is what I worked on today......    was a strange day, quiet, no grandkids around,  BUT I did talk to the girls today.    They were in the pool and sunbathing,  ( "little rats".)  on Thanksgiving.     So today was a nice day to quilt.......    The quilting is kind of hard to see because of the fabric.    I'm using a peach color thread So Fine.    Something must be wrong with the thread it keeps fraying,  need to call Superior cause it is a new cone.   It is not the needle,  change it to see if that was the problem,  but I think it is the thread.

We had turkey roast,  it is not like the good ole days when grandma would cook a turkey.    It just does not taste the same.    Back to eating a healthy salad 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Early Christmas Present

Look what I got in the mail today ..........   an early Christmas present form  Anya.     A 3D Threader 

THANK YOU!     THANK YOU!   THANK YOU!      It is a toy I must play with as soon as I get my quilt off the frame.   

I will watch the video and tell you more about it later.......

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wildroot In Montana

The quilt was sent to Anya in Montana for helping me with the embroidery work that I need done.   She has been so kind doing all this work and I felt that she needed something in return.   She  should receive the quilt on Monday,   it will be a big surprise for her as she has not seen this quilt yet. 

The design for the quilting came from the the flower and swirls that were in the blue fabric,   I just repeated it  out in the open spaces.    The little dragon fly  was just a little add on  ( I love dragon flies  and butterflies).   Not to bad for left & right handed quilting.     I consider this my left handed master piece....lololol

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Everyday Practice Quilt

Practice my swirl  spacing E2E in the center of this quilt ......    This will be a guy gift,  the solid blocks have log cabins and horses.   Now for the binding.......   need to find someone to bind for me,  my hand still hurts when I work with it.   

Getting Ready for Christmas

Making burlap stockings with linen cuffs.........   This year I'm thing about a soft blue & white decor for Christmas.    I bought these ornament's at Michael's,   they will with the one I bought last year.  

 Bake  15 loafs of  Cranberry bread for the holidays......  they will go into baskets for gifts.
two loafs were eaten yesterday.   yummmmmmmy

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Falling Leaves

Simple swirls and a tailored border for a man's quilt .... "Falling Leaves"

Our new watch dog center  8 weeks old

A labradoodle  " Bella "     I don't think they  consider them as a watch dog

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Little Cottages

Finally had a chance to put a top together ......  The fabric is Aubrey Rose by Dover Hill for Benartex.   As you all know I love cottages....   AND  I love toile fabric.    This one I will keep for myself   Haven't decided just how I want to quilt it yet,   maybe each strip or E2E.....hummmmmmmmm

Remember this?????    Will it is finally get sent out to it's new owner who has been waiting forever to receive it.   This would make a great Thanksgiving center piece ........     Maybe I should wait until after the    EEEEEGADS I will get a phone call now!!
This was the wholecloth that I made for one of my classes and to display at the shows.  

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Finished and OFF The Frame

Center block -  forgot to finish putting the green touches

A little added feature .........  I saw a butterfly on Suzan's quilt and thought a dragon fly would look great on this quilt.     Thanks for the idea Suzan!

The quilt is finished,  the binding went on yesterday  but I can't show it until it is received.    She peeks!!
When she lets me know that she received it I will post the rest of the photos.    The binding is taking a little longer to tack down as it bothers my wrist to sew small stitches.      Oh yes.......  when I had the  quilt off the frame and taking pictures I noticed in the photos I forgot to finish the center with the green thread.    DORK!!!! 

Sunday, November 6, 2011


It seems like it has been forever since I have quilted ......   The wrist is coming along just fine,  had more xrays taken and now wear a splint.    The kids are all settled in their new home,  the girls are excited about their new school and I'm happy for them.    Had another funeral in the family but all is well.  
We have had several open houses here,  just waiting for the right family to buy the house.    So I think everything is back in order and running smoothly ........... finally.  

Instead of feathers I kept with the design in the fabric.   I plan on using feathers in the blue & green areas

I also decided to fill in the cross hatching .......

NOW back to quilting......    I worked on this quilt the last couple of days,  finished up all the white areas and now I'm ready for the green & blue.   Should have it finished by Wednesday.   This is turning out better then what I anticipated.