Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Trying these links again!

Thanks Kathy for the explaination on how to do the links. I am going to try them again.
My first etsy treasurey "Butterflies and Florals:

And the second one, Candy Apple Red:

Now lets see if this worked!


PS-It looks like it did from my end. Thanks again Quilter Kathy!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Design Wall Monday-June 28

Happy DWM! Wow this is the last one of June!
I finished the quilt top I was working on last week. Here is the top sans borders:

And here it is with borders sitting on my worktable. I am making the backing now. Last week I called it Oklahoma crossroads-the pattern is actually called Oklahoma Backroads. It's a Bonnie Hunter pattern, and was great for using the 2.5 and 2.5 by 4.5 cut pieces I have. I depleted them nicely!

And here is a little Double Four Patch that I made out of leaders and enders! I kept making four patches out of my 2.5 squares, then used the 4.5 squares I had to make this! Having those pieces of several sizes pre-cut is a huge help in getting some things done! I made these tops at the same time!

Have a great week everyone!
God bless

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Ok I put them in but they don't show up on the post! I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong! Any ideas?

Eastern WA Street team

I had some fun this week with the etsy group I am in. Leanna opened a chat room on etsy to teach a few of us to make treasuries. Our team is very pro treasurey and makes many of them to promote our shops. We have a new program that we choose one shop owner and make treasuries featuring that person's shop. The goal is to make as many as we have time to to promote that person's shop. I made my first two treasuries after the chat. It was fun and now I am addicted to making them. It really is a great way to find shops one has never visited before!

I also recieved a message from Tania on yahoo from the team and got a link to a great blog that promotes home based sellers and their shops.
I love that this blog supports and promotes us in this way!

Have a great week! See you tomorrow for DWM!


PS-I am trying to put links in here and have not figured it out yet!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Design Wall Monday-June 21st

Walter says Good Morning to all!
He and Boxer were pretty frisky this am. They were happy that I got up earlier than usual. I have to work tonight, so it sometimes happens that I feel like getting up early and seizing the day!

Here is the quilt top I decided to work on after finishing my YTRR quilt top. I just love my scraps I have all cut up! This quilt top is going to deplete my 2.5 squares and 2.5x4.5 bricks. I even got into my stash and cut up a couple of light fabrics that I had used before! That qualifies as a scrap doesn't it!

My Red Stars quilt has four blocks made now. I didn't touch the Q4K quilt, so it still is sitting there! I organized my finished quilts so most of them are hung up in the quilting room closet, instead of sitting in a pile. Most of them are in my etsy shop, so I wanted them to be more accessable. I got about half the binding stitched down on one of the quilts I quilted last week. I had a good productive weekend for the most part!
This week, I am working Monday night through Friday night. My schedule got changed a little this week. Usually I have Monday night off. Looks to be a long week, but next week, my weekend off is changing! I finally got them to change me back to the weekend off I had last March before all the changes started. Shara and I will have the same weekend off together again! And I am going to have FIVE in a row off!!! I am excited about that, altough I will have to work 6 nights in a row to get it. I learned a long time ago that you have to give a little to get a little!
Hope everyone's week goes well! And Happy Monday!!!

God Bless

Friday, June 18, 2010

At last-the YTRR top is done!!!

I'm so happy I was able to finish this top today! I just think it was starting to wear on me to still have it in progress. I could have switched those last two borders, but I still think it turned out pretty. I had some of the turquiose triangles left, so I sewed them into squares and made prarie points out of them. They are small, so see if you can find them! I just put four in a row on each border. It makes a fun little touch.
The first photo is a detail, the second is the whole top. It barely fits on my design wall and I had to take a photo at an angle to show all of it. It is actually 80 inches square. Now I need to do a backing and put it in line to be quilted!

God Bless

It's my weekend off and I'll sew if I want to!

Yes! I am ready for my 4 days off! I just printed out the first few pages of Carolina Crossroads from Bonnie Hunter's group. I almost finished the last few blocks of my YTRR. And the foundations for the Red Stars quilt are printed and waiting! I also have a fun quilt on my longarm frame. I love my job, but I really love the time I have to sew and quilt. My DSIL told me she thinks I am addicted to quilting! I think she is right! And it is OK! It's a good addiction!
Happy weekend everyone! The quilt above is just a picture of one I made some time ago. It's on my etsy shop, but I like the spring theme! I'm feeling Springy this am.
Happy quilting

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


The AC guy already installed the new AC and it's working great! I was impressed what a great job he did, and fast too. The company is called Air Control. I believe it is a privately owned local company, but if you live in Spokane or the area, I recommend them.
So, we are cool running here in Spokaloo, LOL!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Design Wall Monday-June 14

Monday Already? I had a long week of work and got a few things done, but I actually did not sew at all one or two of those days! I started and worked on the new Carol Doak 6000 member block and got three of them done. I think I will make 9 blocks-or maybe 12! I love this block and I like the effect the strips make. They are hard to get matched though! You could probably pick out the first block I made, as I did not try to match the strips. Looks better to match them!

I only worked a little on my YTRR, I am still plugging away, but as you can see, I don't seem to have much momentum with that project anymore. I quilted two quilts, and got the binding on yesterday, so here's a sneek peek at them. When they are completely done, I will show the whole thing.

And here is a small quilt that has been buried for awhile under some other quilts. I sorted finished quilts yesterday and am in the process of reorganizing my longarm room. This little quilt is from a Quiltmaker series quilt from 1997 I think. I love this pattern and am almost inspired to make it again. Quiltmaker is the one magazine I will not give away. It always has something inspiring in it! If I could only have one quilting magazine (parish the thought!) this would be the one!
Anyway, this quilt was made when I was still hand quilting. It is a little faded because when Matt (the oldest son) was living with us for awhile, he used it as a window shade. It is still a great quilt though!

We have to get a new central air conditioning unit this week! The old one has been giving us problems for the last three years and it finally decided to go KAPUT all together. Big expense, but we can't live without it!
So that's my week in a nutshell!
How was yours?
God Bless

Monday, June 7, 2010

Design Wall Monday-June 7th

I started this Tulip Applique' quilt back in late December and I work on it every now and again when I don't have any other hand work to do. I finally have enough of them done to have something to show! The pattern is from Fons and Porter Love of Quilting Magazine-Jan/Feb 2010 issue. I fused the appliques on the fabric, then do a buttonhole stitch around each one with embroidery floss. That's about as complicated as my form of applique gets! I hate turning under edges!LOL!

I also about finished Round 5 of my YTRR. I have a couple more strips to sew on, then I will start the last round. It is now 70" square, so I probably will add another 15-20" to it, to make a nice sized quilt to go on a water bed. I'm not going to try to sell this one! I'd have to ask too much for it!

I have the cutest little quilt top that was in with that fabric I was given awhile ago. The outer border and the backing has a flying pig print that is sssooo cute! I'm going to finish it and give it to Quilts for Kids. I also have a kit from Q4K that has been patiently waiting attention for awhile-couple months I think! So those both are on my list for this week.

Hope everyone's week is great! And thanks for the nice comments from my last post. I said I love my fabric for the new BOM, and some of the nice comments agree.

God bless


Saturday, June 5, 2010

I Caved!

I said I was going to work on my YTRR, but I decided to press the fabrics for my BOM. Then I thought I would cut a few pieces out. Then I thought I would sew at least the June block. I loved how it turned out so much that I decided to make a couple of the connector blocks to see how they looked with the June block. So, there you go! I have not done anything with the YTRR yet this weekend!

I like how this block turned out so much I can hardly stand it!!! How about that funky large print used in the corners! The setting blocks are going to be both orange and red backgrounds. I only have 2 yds of each of them, so I'm just going to use them both. I thought the red would go around the outside edges and the orange around the inner blocks. I'll have to make more blocks to show what I mean.

Now to go back to work on that YTRR! I will get it done...I will get it done!!!

God bless


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Two finished tops

I finished two quilt tops over the past few days. It helped to get a low census day off! So, here's the finished Star Struck quilt top, with borders on. I made the backing too, so will get it quilted soon!

Here's the Orphan Block quilt top. Finished as well.

I got my YTRR out and its pinned up on my design wall. I am determined to get it done this week! Carol Doak put out two new blocks, well actually a BOM quilt top and a new 6000 member block. I want to make them both! I have fabrics pulled for the BOM. I am not going to start it until the YTRR is DONE!!!

It just occured to me that this is my 100th post. Wow! It took me awhile! I don't have a giveaway, but I will just say I've enjoyed blogging and am thankful for the one's who read it. It gives me motivation to keep up with my quilting, and inspiration from the other posts I read.

God bless