Monday, September 29, 2014

Oh, Wow!! That is Hard . . .

Ok, Janet, this will answer your question from your comment on yesterday's post!!  Everytime I try something new with my FMQing, I learn a greater and greater respect for the quilters who are really good at this stuff.

I think I'll go back to meandering for awhile!! 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Slow Sunday Stitchin'

Last week when I was over visiting Janet O, the Rogue Quilter, a dear friend of her's had sent her a beautiful single Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses block appliqued onto a background and made into a sweet little mini quilt.  Well, I have been trying to decide what to do with my one (and I hope not only) Lucy Boston block and so this afternoon I stitched it onto a background and now I am going to try some tight FMQ on the background ~

What a fun way to spotlight a Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses block!!  I'm excited!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pure Decadence!!

Ok, so I was roaming around Etsy last week and came across these darling paper straws in Susan's shop, Gardening Gal at Work.  Well, I said, I have just GOT to have some of those ~

When they got here today I was amazed at not only how fun they are but how sturdy they are.  I decided I needed to try one out and so  . . .

I made a fresh peach milkshake!!  It worked perfectly and I actually think the milkshake tasted better through that darling flowery straw!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I Haven't Done Any Sewing . . .

in over a week - not since I finished that last diamond commission quilt that got put in the mail last Monday.

But I was downstairs looking for something - canning jars, I think, and look what I came across ~

This is a mystery quilt in the working that I started over ten years ago in a Yahoo group that I belonged to when I lived in northern California - just about the time I was learning to quilt.

In digging through the box, it looks like I cheated and made a couple of the blocks before finishing all the "mystery" steps - I guess so I could see what it was going to look like finished.  Did I mention patience is not one of my finer points??

Well, since it has, what appears to be Christmas prints, I thought I would start working on it and see if I can have a new throw quilt for the holidays.

I think not sewing for that long gave me a bit of a jump start as I am ready to dive in and get going again!!

On a final note, I FINALLY did get a chance to get over to visit Janet O. at Rogue Quilter to see all the darling mini quilts quilts she has hanging throughout her home and she made us the best brunch with a homemade breakfast cassarole and homemade raspberry scones!!  Oh, they were both so delicious that I wanted seconds, but I was so stuffed that she sent me home with extras AND a sliver of pear pie that was to die for.

Its always so much fun to get together with her and makes me want to be able to go visit all my fun bloggy friends all over the country!!  Maybe even the one who lives on Quilt Lane!!  :-))

Gotta go sort out this box fun of Treasure!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Working Away at Second Quilt . . .

for the designer I am working with.   This one is going to the International Quilt Market in Houston end of next month too!!  Yiks - no pressure, right!!

So here is sneekie peek of the second quilt and I can't wait until I am given permission to show both of them in the whole!!

and this one has some awesome borders!!  I really am alive, Janet!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Seems Like I have Been Away ForEVER!!

I have been working on a couple of quilts tops for a quilt designer who needs the tops in time to get them quilted and ready for Market in Houston next month.  Is that fun, or what!!

Well, I got the first one done and spoke with the designer this evening who said I could share a sneekie peek and then once the pattern is completed and the quilt is done, I can show the whole thing - so here it is~

I can't wait until I can show you the whole quilt - it is spectacular!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday's Smile!!

These three friends, a lion, a tiger and a bear, have lived together in the same habitat for the last thirteen years since they were rescued as small kids and they are the only three living like this in the whole wide world!!  Amazing, huh!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Another New Quilter . . .

This is Corrine and her two sons, Hunai and Damien ~

Kids!!  Oh, my, they crack me up!!  Corinne started a quilt for Hunai (on the left) last November and then decided she wanted to make one for Damien as well.

As you can see, the bottles are different shapes so the boys know who's quilt belongs to who (or is that whom??)!!

These are Corinne's first quilts and they are amazing!!  She did a fabulous job at cutting and piecing.  

And then take a look at her first attempts at free motion quilting!!

This is called surpassing the teacher!! Yiks!!  I hope I can quilt like that someday!!

Her cute hubby kept thinking she was spending too much time on these quilts and wondered whether or not it was worth it.  When they were all done, I asked him if the time Corinne spent was worth it and he said definately!!  Corinne also said that now that she has actually made a quilt from start to finish, she really appreciates how much time and love goes into a hand-made quilt!!

I am sad to say that Corrinne and her family are now are their way to Oklahoma where her hubby is going to be interning for his Doctorate.

Corinne has been coming over every night to work on the quilting and sometimes staying wayyyyyyy after I went to bed!!  Oh, the energy of youth!!  I will miss her visits and hope that the family can come back here to Logan to live again after the internship is over!!

Fabulous job, Corinne!!