Sunday, August 29, 2010


I'm posting this early as I won't have time in the morning! Shara has been suffering from back pain for what seems like forever. I'm taking her to a spine specialist in the am and she is getting some cortisone shots into the area where the pain is coming from. We have great hope that this will help.
I have a new quilt started. It is one of those things where the fabric and pattern just kind of jumped out and said "Make Me!" I'm working on piecing the blocks, and them I'll put the applique's in the middle of each block. It will have a simple heart applique' in the middle. It is called Country Wedding in the book "Quilt Lovers Favorites" vol 7.

I have to get ready for work now, so have a great day!

God bless

Monday, August 23, 2010


Wow! When I did my photos this week, I was amazed at all I got done this week! A little here and a little there adds up.
I had three finishes, the first of which is my little pink and yellow strings quilt. I have not finished a string quilt is a long time! This will go to the Mountain of Quilts at the WSQ show this year.

The next two are for Quilts for Kids. I have had the kit for the Dogfighters quilt since spring! It's about time I got it done and sent!

I blogged about the Raggey Ann and Andy BOM awhile ago. I have two of the blocks in various stages of completion. I am saving them to work on during our upcoming vacation, but I couldn't resist doing some of the red work now! I did mix up 2 of the designs in the block on the right, so I had to adapt it a little! I also am doing a pieced sashing or maybe make more pieced blocks, and leaving off the black sashing.

This is a cute design I found and decided to use as a hand applique' project during vacation. These cupcakes are so cute! I think I'll put a button on top of each cupcake, and then try my hand at free pieced letters to finish it off.

My L&E project is crumb blocks. I have 57 of them made. I plan to stop at 80 of them. They are 6.5" blocks, and I'll put sashing between them when I put them together. Black or red sashing-I'm not sure yet!

And last but not least, my scrappy star top is all sewn together. I am just going to put a simple border on it and call it good!

Well, that's my DWM! Hope your week was productive too!
I also have sold six quilts in the last two weeks! I'm so amazed at the results of doing all those treasuries on etsy! That reminds me, I have not done one in awhile! A quilter's work is never done-Thank God!!!

God bless'

Monday, August 16, 2010


I made a whole bunch of 8" star blocks, as leaders and enders while making the Valiant Eagle. Then I thought those were so fun to make, so I made a bunch of 6" stars! While making the Wonky Roses, I made 3.5 inch 4-patches for L&E. I had about 200 of those by the time I was done with the Wonky roses!! What to do, What to do! I know! I'll put 'em all together and come up with something new! Well...maybe not new, but different!
So here is the beginnings of a Double Four-Patch and Stars quilt top! I ran out of small stars, because it takes two of them in the 12" block I'm doing with them, so now I need to make about 12 more. And I wanted to alternate it with the 8" star block-I had to use 1" spacers to make the 3.5 inch 4-patches play well together and make a 12" block of them.. Anyway-I have another really scrappy and fun quilt going now! These are great to work on during my work week, since they are just fun and I'm not all that precise with them!!!

Ok, now Here is my closet with my quilt tops wating to be quilted! ARRGGG! I make quilt tops much faster than I get them quilted! About halfway across where the pink quilt is hanging and a little before, are tops I have done this year! I've been on a scrappy quilt top making binge this year! As Jim Carey in the "Mask" says-"Shomebody Shtop Me!" Do I hire a longarmer to help? I don't know! I sent some out to various members of Heartstrings earlier this year! But these are ones I want to finish myself! I just need to focus on quilting for awhile!

Hope your days are full of quilting joy!
God bless

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wonky Roses quilt top done!

I started making these free pieced roses after seeing them on Block Lottery, and the bug bit me again! I made thirty of them and made this quilt top. I don't know if I'll make some for Block Lottery or not! I always want to move on to something else once I've finished a quilt top. But these were fun to make!

So... should I start something else, or work on the several projects already going? I did pledge 5 Christmas table runners to the quilt show boutique...hmmm... And I am making mini totes and postcards too. Looks like I already know what needs doing for the rest of the week!
A quilter's work is never done!!! Thank God!

God bless,

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I'm so very happy! I got the Hearts and Flowers quilt finished!!! I listed it on etsy this am. (scroll down-the link is on the sidebar).Two of my quilts sold this am too! It is exciting, as sales have been a little sluggish. Here's the finished quilt:

Hope you all have a great weekend! I'm working, so it will be an "interesting" weekend!! LOL!

God bless

PS-Since the Hearts and Flowers is done, I thought I would put a new photo up in my intro-this one is Asterisks. I made it last month.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Design Wall Monday-8/9

I missed two DWM's! I can't believe I did that! This is an important part of my week!
But anyway, I have lots of photos to share.
I started making Rose blocks for the Block Lotto, and have made 25 of them so far, so I have enough for a quilt. I have not decided if I'm going to enter some in the Lotto or not! They are fun and wonky and addictive to make. If you want guidelines to make them and to learn more about Block Lotto, you can find it here

Here are some other things I have been working on the last two weeks:

I have been making fabric postcards for the WSQ quilt show coming up in October. I also exchanged some with a couple ladies from the yahoo group Liberated Quilters. And I have one on my etsy website to sell. These are fun to make and exchange too!

I made the August BOM from the Carol Doak group this week-I love how these are turning out!

And I finished the two tops I blogged about several weeks ago.

Now, all I need to do is get some things quilted! I will quilt at least one quilt today!!!

Hope your week is great!!!
God bless,