Saturday, April 25, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Oh, It is So Much Fun . . .

to be working on a quilt again!!  I got the binding on my little LOL mini quilt finished!!


And look how cute the back side turned out ~


I wonder if I could call this a dark and dirty quilt?  Hmmmm!  I am also working on a new project that I will show off when I am a bit further along!!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Final Row of My Row-Along . . .

was presented last night at Guild and my little wall hanging is going to be fabulous!!  Very me!!


Now, I need to figure out how I want to finish it and I would really like to keep the drama going.  Does anyone have any ideas they would be willing to share with me?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tonight is My Mini Quilt Guild . . .

and the last row of our Row-Along Challenge.  Every month this challenge got harder and harder as I think I mentioned last month.  Everyone is doing such an amazing job as you can see from the one I got to work on this month ~


This is 6 different women who worked on this quilt and look at how each row compliments each other.

Now, we used the fabrics supplied by the original owner and Kelli had this darling fabric


in her bin and I just had to figure out some way to use it.  So this is the row that I did ~


The 2 end blocks are paper pieced and are called Flying Kite Quilt Blocks.  Then, I hand-embroidered around the outside of the flower in a buttonhole stitch ~


And this is the end result for Kelli's Row Along ~


Is this like totally cute or what??  I can't wait to see the end results for mine tonight.  I will share it with you tomorrow!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Sweet Little Baby Blanket . . .

is finally complete!!


I love this flannel - it says "I am a Child of God" in several different languages.


I'll put this away until a new little boy comes into the world in my neck of the woods!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Wednesday is My Last Day of Work . . .

out in the real world!!  I am sooo excited.  When Janet O. over at Rogue Quilter found out I was going to be done shortly, she asked what was going to be the first project I was going to work on.  Turns out that is a very difficult question to answer!!

I could work on ~

 Putting the binding on this cute little wallhanging, or

I could finish up this vanishing 9-patch quilt that I started for me, or

I could finish up the two commission lap quilts that should have been finished 6 months ago (thank goodness for understanding clients).

Or, I could put togehter and quilt this cute block swap quilt that I have had for over 2 years now, or







I could finish my Ricky times Kaleidoscope quilt, or

I could finish the Kaffe Fasset surprise quilt for some dear friends, or

I could work on the 4-patch stack and whack quilt that I just love, or




I could get going on the Quilts of Valor quilt top I was asked to complete!!

Or, wow, this is ancient history - I could finish up the Dresden Plate quilt I made for one of Madam Samm's Blog hops, or

Get the label completed for my younger brother's quilt so I can finally mail it off to him!!

Or I can get my Studio completely re-figured so that if that younger brother moves here this summer to live with me, he will have some room!!

That way, I can just get the label on his quilt and give it to thim when he comes to visit the end of May to see if he wants to live here!!

OR, I can just start something NEW!!



Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

I Have Been Pretty Much AWOL . . .

from here for over a year now (except for my Saturday Smiles)  .  .  .  so I quit my job and I am back!!

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Thank you to everyone who has stayed with me during this hiatus and I am looking forward to returning!!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Last Night was Guild Night . . .

and the row along that we are doing just keeps getting better and better.  Last night was the second to last row.  I got a really darling one to work on ~


These are all paper-pieced with some of them being original designs by some of the gals who worked on it.  I am not much of a cook so I decided to add a little love to the mix ~


And the final project so far (with one more row to go) looks like this ~


Now Kathy does not have to keep them in this arrangement, she can do whatever she wants to do.

I forgot to take a camera last night so I didn't get a picture of my Kaffe row-a-long for this month, but here is what it was looking like last month ~


And the new row last night is just dynamite!!

Here was the one I worked on last month with the row that I completed ~


And here is how that quilt is looking after last month ~


This has been the most amazing row quilt swap I have ever seen!!  It's like we are all trying to keep up with the Jones and out-doing ourselves every week!!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015