Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rising From The Sick Bed

Where did April go? I coughed up a lung & had no or little voice. Thankfully my voice is mostly back.
Here are some of the quilts I have been having fun with.

Jonne wanted something with medium quilting. I like how this one came out.

Norada made this Kaffe beauty. Danced with swirly leaf curls. 

JoAnne's daughter made this "Follow Your Dreams" quilt. You can't go wrong with leaves. 

Tammy made this cute Seahawk quilt for a Para-educator at her school. 
Complete with student signatures. 

Sally's SIL Doris helped her decide to buy this lovely set of Dresden Plate blocks. She did a great job of sashing them together for this quilt. A traditional baptist fan worked out great and some one's Grandma in heaven is happy these blocks were rescued.

Believe it or not, lots more quilts to show you.

Countdown to a Little Mister visit this weekend. Miss J & Sam are celebrating their 11 year wedding anniversary. The boys are hoping for some beach time. 
Keeping my fingers crossed the weather cooperates.   

Be back sooner than last time!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Long Time, No Blog

So where does the time go? If you find out let me know. I'll try & do better.

This first quilt was made by Linda for her granddaughter Katherine. Katherine obviously likes sunflowers.

I outlined the sunflowers & did e's & l's in the brown sashing.

It was easier to see on the back.

Sandy is a prolific quilter. The next 2 quilts are Sandy's. 
 Had fun quilting this one.

Yum, minkee back.

Words, butterflies & dragonflies & hearts.

This was one of the BIG quilts. JoAnne's daughter made this one. 

Norada made this cute baby quilt.

The back was cute too.

Be back soon.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Thanks For Double Love

I got a nice surprise in the mail today. Thank you Secret Pal. I hope you know how much it means to me to get nice surprises. And ice cream, yum.

I got a nice bouquet. I think it's from Mr. S. "You are awesome & deserve to have a great day." No signature or who it's from. Must be him. Hope it's him.
*Confirmed, it was him!

Thanks for the love!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

December Quilting Part 2

Where does the time go? December was a busy month for me. January proved to be challenging. The mother board on my Gammill went out! 1 week without her was torture! Thanks to Kristi Willard for letting me use her machine for a couple days so I didn't get too far behind.

Back to December finishes. Elaine made this cute tree panel quilt.

Peggy made this cross quilt as a gift for a friend. 

This is Dawn's BIG Irish Chain. 

Leaves always work.

Filling on big borders can be a challenge. Using the piecing as my guide made it much easier.

Jessie made this super cute Owl quilt using Sarah's pattern. Very happy, bright colors.

I've always spend time at the beach near my house. It's a great place to unwind.
Here's what you are missing.

I watched these 2 play forever. They even came up underneath the dock & had a little snack.
Don't forget to take time to look. 

Be back soon.

Monday, January 19, 2015

December Quilts Part 1

Jennifer made this modern baby quilt. Some straight line quilting was perfect.

Cindy made this cute baby quilt using some Hungry Caterpillar fabric. 

Dawn made this pretty Shakespeare in the Park quilt. Her daughter is the lucky one.

Minke backs can pull through to the front. So dark I used dark thread on the light fabrics.

This is Mary Cee's Asian panel quilt. 

Some lucky person in Mary K's family got these quilts for Christmas.

The full moon at the beginning of December put on quite a show. Took this picture on one of my sunset walks at Camano Island State Park.

Busy quilting here. More soon.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lotsa Dots

It started with a Robert Kaufman FQ bundle, Spot On, in the Shadow Play color way.  This quilt was pieced during a Sew Kind of Wonderful QAL, The Curve It Up Challenge. I did a lot of "Jenny-esc" quilting on it. For the binding I used the Magic Binding tutorial. This was a very fun quilt for me & so outside of the box of what I normally do. Love how it turned out.

*You might want to get a cup of your favorite beverage now. There are a couple links with some great ideas at the bottom of this post.*

If you look close at  the quilting you will see that it is very organic, like me.
Perfect is overrated at my house. If you've been afraid to try this kind of quilting, just go for it!
I used the new QCR Sidekick ruler for the long arm quilting.

The back is very unconventional. A pique that I got from Over The Rainbow during their $1 a yard blowout sale. It couldn't be more perfect!

Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop is using the QCR Curve It Up pattern for their Saturday Sampler. Her sample used aqua, red & black & white. Yummy!
There are 2 places on Flickr to get ideas for your own Curve It Up quilt.


Back to regular quilting posts soon. I still have more December finishes to show you.

Be back soon.