Well, the elephant baby quilt I was going to make got put on hold. I was asked to make a Memory Quilt for Relay For Life to be auctioned off at our event we had on the 13th. My friend Gena and I had never done a Relay quilt before so this was a new experience for both of us. Gena is the main designer of our…Continue
It's Like the Skies of Roswell! Except this is a different kind of UFO.
My Yei Figures Bag is finished except for adding the beads to the necklaces and bolos.
I decided to line it with some nice quilting fabric. The lining…Continue
It's another week for UFOs. Janet's Sipalu Bag is finished!
Janet started this bag in 2008. She thinks of herself as a quilter, not a knitter, but she has the talent, learns new techniques quickly and has a…Continue
I will be starting an elephant quilt for a baby shower coming up in the next couple of weeks. I am so loving the fabrics I picked out......I can't wait to start! :D…Continue
Heather Farrar, the narrator of my Civil War woman's book, Stitch of Courage, put together a video that shows photos of the quilts my great grandmother made, along with narrative of the book. Enjoy!
My books are now available as Audio books on…Continue
I designed and made this quilt for my new granddaughter, Victoria Paige (Tori). I think it turned out rather well!…Continue
It's been a hard week in the mountains of Utah. The weather was part of it.
That was taken Wednesday. We had several more inches over the weekend. I had to turn off the alerts on my weather app, because it kept waking me up at night and annoying me during the daytime. (As if I couldn't just…Continue
On Wednesday a snowstorm hit. Not some wimpy October snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground, no!
This was a regular, full-blown snowstorm.
We went out early in the day for a get-together with friends we met during the presidential campaign last year. We went to Kneader's at Kimball Junction for breakfast and caught up on…Continue
Snow arrived in Park City last week. That's Sunny, checking out the snow on the front deck.
We usually get a light snowfall in September. This year it was unusual, though. We had five days of light to medium snowfall with some accumulation on rooftops and shady areas. It's gone now, but the temperatures have stayed…Continue
The Tour de Fleece (TdF) continues. My third “bump” of Full Circle Roving is more than half done. This is the first bobbin of "Carmel."
The second bobbin is on the wheel.
In Bunny Suit progress, the right leg is done. The left leg has been cast on and a couple of inches finished.…Continue
As all of you know, when you make something or buy something, one things leads to another and another and another. After finishing my block swap quilt that is on my bed in the picture, then I wanted to put it on my bed but nothing matched. I asked my son if he would paint my bedroom and put beadboard on the…Continue
Lilac Lane Patterns had me as a guest blogger today about my quilts. (Here’s the story below, but go to their website to see all the photos of the quilts I talk about.)…
Quilts at the fair…
After searching ever building…really every one…we located quilts in the agriculture building…this fabulous paper pieced X-mas wreath caught my eye…such tiny pieces! August 10th 2012
I love quilt making so much that I do not realize how much money and time a quilt really cost. I have been asked lately to make some baby quilts and lap quilts. When I state the cost it is not with excitement to them. I just made a quilt for my daughter in law for her brother for Christmas. I gave him the receipts which totaled $90 for supplies we still have labor to add on to it. This quilt is only lap size and took 20 hours to make.
The real reality check comes when I would really…Continue
Just wanted to let my friends on Quilt With Us know that I have begun a new longarm custom quilting website and page on Facebook as I venture into quilting for customers on a more regular basis. It features work I have done in the last year or two and includes baby quilts, tee shirt quilts, traditional quilts, heirloom quilting, and quilted wall hangings.
Hope you can take a moment to check it out. I include some pages with hints on how to prepare a quilt for sending to a longarm…Continue
I just read an article about the 160th anniversary of the Singer sewing machines. Sewing machines had been around for a while, but in 1852 Isaac Merritt Singer adapted an existing machine with changes that made it practical for home use.
Mr. Singer’s new sewing machine design was unveiled at the 1855 World’s Fair in Paris. Singer also introduced…Continue
When my yellow iris shows it first bloom, I think of the old cemetery that is on the top hill of one of our family’s pasture. There hasn’t been anyone buried there for decades, but years ago someone planted…Continue
How hard can it be to find a baby shower gift?
The baby shower invitation arrived for a special friend or maybe your niece or granddaughter.