Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Quilts from his shirts

Dottie made these quilts and pillow tops for Diana, who lost her husband. She did a great job and I'm sure they will be a wonderful comfort to her children. She chose Stars and Loops pantograph and I used Hobbs 80/20 batting. The backing is denim, so they are quite heavy.

Here are 7 table runners that Carolyn made. She had the backing and batting cut for each of them. I stitched the backings together and loaded them all at once, floating each table runner as it's backing advanced. She's all set for Christmas.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Yes, I Quilted This Weekend!

Here is my handiwork for the weekend:

I quilted 3 quilts and 9 pillow tops that Dottie pieced out of shirts. These are memory quilts/pillows for a family that lost their dad.

I also quilted 7 Christmas table runners that Carolyn made.

I plan to take photos tomorrow at work where I can spread them all out.

I'm ready for a glass of wine and some tv.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Some New Feathers for Me

I tried a new feather design last night and it turned out quite nice. I pounced the spine and the rest is freehand.

The blocks are continuous curves and the sashing is....well, I don't know what it's called, but I first decided to use it on the outer border and then decided on the sashing also.

And the back:

Hope Linda likes it!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dancing with Mabel

Tonight I got to spend some time dancing with Mabel. It seems like forever since I quilted anything. Spending way too much time watching "24"

I spent a relaxing weekend at the French Lick Resort, compliments of my employer, The National Group. All 20+ employees attended, and most with their spouses and families. We were treated to 2 wonderful speakers on Saturday morning and the rest of the weekend was ours to enjoy. Of course, we were given some spending money for meals and fun! What a great company to work for.

Anyway back to quilting...
I loaded Julianne's very first quilt tonight and am using the Fay Feather pantograph that she requested. I love the seafoam green thread on this one.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Here is my row for the new RBR that I am joining. My online friend Gracie from New York actually made these blocks for me in our 12 Days of Christmas exchange, and I had not decided what I wanted to do with them.

The RBR needs to be passed tonight, so last night I sewed these beautiful blocks together, gathered up some batiks and I'm all set.

i got the borders sewn on the stack n whack from Monday's design wall photo.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Design Wall Monday - September 13, 2010

Looks like my design wall on JUly 5th, doesn't it? This is the leftover fabric from Kylee's quilt. It was just too pretty to put the leftovers back into my stash.
These blocks are a bit smaller than Kylee's, so this will just be a lap quilt, or wall hanging.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Stashbusting 2010 - #37

Fabric Added - 1 yard
Fabric Added Year to Date - 50.75 yards

Fabric Used - 10 yard
Fabric Used Year to Date - 135.125 yards


The only reason I added fabric this week is because I received four FQs in my door prize bag.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

2nd project

This pattern is called Americana and some of the blocks were made by my small group members I had no idea it would take me an entire day to put it together.

Friday, September 10, 2010

First project finished

This is my Bonnie Hunter Christmas Lights MysteryQuilt. It's a top now on to the next project.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I'm doing it again....taking more projects to camp than I can ever finish. But at least I know I won't be bored. The theme is Family Reunion, so maybe I can finish a top for each of my children this weekend. I leave tomorrow from work and here's what I'm taking:

1. JudyL's Star BOM - 9 blocks finished
2. LQS Christmas BOM - 12 blocks from 2006
3. Americana Block Swap - some blocks made from 2007
4. Leftover Stack 'n whack from Kylee's quilt - 2010
5. Christmas Lights mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter - blocks made 2009
6. Two batik Scrap Bags from Hancocks - 2009 (this would be my only new project!)
7. Assorted test blocks from quilterscache.com - for a few months, I made all my test blocks with Christmas fabrics and I hope to set them with some advice from Linda.

And in case I run out of things to do, Janet will probably need some help assembling the nursery items for her new grandson due at the end of the year.

I'll be back on Sunday!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Design Wall - September 6

Nothing on my design wall today, but I've been working on these blocks for a mystery quilt:

And we watched 2 more episodes of 24.

Updated at 7PM -now there's something on my design wall. The September blocks for Cheryl's BOM

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Stashbusting 2010 - #36

Fabric Added - 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date - 49.75 yards

Fabric Used - .625 yard
Fabric Used Year to Date - 125.125 yards


Sure didn't use much, but didn't buy anything either. I only put on 2 bindings this week. I guess we have been watching too much 24. We got a subscription to Netflix and started watching 24 with Season 1. We are almost finished with Season 2 now and I've been cutting apart some men's dress shirts while watching.

Tomato Pie Recipe - Help!

While reading my subscribed blogs this morning, I came across a recipe for tomato pie. I don't think it was baked in a pie shell, but had corn tortillas, green chilis, eggs and I'm not sure what else.

Now that I'm ready to make it, I can't remember what blog it was on.

I'm sure that many of my readers also read the blogs that I do and maybe someone remembers who posted this, or maybe you have the recipe yourself.........

Carol's 1930's Quilt

I finished this quilt late last night and I am very happy with the outcome. The pattern is Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs and looks just awesome done in 1930's fabrics.

I quilted continuous curves in the inner blocks, and a loopy meander in the sashing and some feathers in the outer border. Hobbs 80/20 batting and Permacore white thread. It certainly would have looked great with a panto also, but I'm glad I took the time to do custom quilting. I hope Carol feels the wame way!

And the back....Dan is so good at helping me get just the right shot of the backs. Isn't this great?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Janet's Sunflowers

Janet made this cute quilt for her daughter-in-law's niece. Isn't that just the sweetest thing. I love the bright colors!

I didn't do anything fancy, just meandering and some loops in the petals. Hobbs 80/20 batting and PermaCore canary thread.

And the back:

Chili Blast Quilt

It's finished, binding and all.

Last night I finished hand sewing the binding on the Chili Blast quilt. This little quilt is my donation to the Annual Duke Smyser Chili Blast. This is such a worthwile event and I'm happy to donate something. I'm not sure if it will be a door prize or something else.

The pattern is called Crazy Nine Patch, the quilting is Stars & Loops, Hobbs 80/20 batting, and the thread is Aztec Gold Permacore and Glide in the bobbin.