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Made this from my stash. Thought I would try and make a dent in my stash this year. This is the 11th quilt I have made this year. Its 64 x 64.…


Added by Lori on April 11, 2014 at 12:56am — 23 Comments

Practicing fillers on DHM

I just took a class from Cindy Needham. Awesome instructor. This is what I came up with when I divided and designed a blank piece of fabric. I love how she teaches sunshine and shadows. It was fun using different fillers. Once UFO.s are done I will design a whole cloth using her methods.…


Added by Lori on May 11, 2013 at 12:27pm — 19 Comments

Home For a Few Days!!!

Thanks everyone for your prayers.. We are home again but on 24 hour notice if fire flares up again. We are on the Halstead fire. Other than pets we did not bring much back with us incase we leave again. I had to laugh the day we were packing to leave. DH collects old guns. As I was packing my quilts he pipes up and says "Hey those would be perfect to wrap my guns in." Lets just say after I gave him my answer, he won't ever ask that question again. What was he thinking?

Going to go to…


Added by Lori on September 6, 2012 at 2:39pm — 8 Comments

Life is so exciting, I think

Been spending the day packing what I think can not be replaced. The fire is headed our way. I have been using my stash to wrap around my family antiques.The forest fire is headed our way and there is no stopping her. One thing I want all of you to remember, please take pictures of everything in your home. Open drawers and doors to show what you have. We have an awesome insurance company and they said as you leave your home make sure you have a picture of everything you have left behind.…


Added by Lori on August 31, 2012 at 9:58pm — 20 Comments


I have several classes lined up to start teaching FMQ on domestic machines. I will do an intro to basting and getting the quilt ready and how to set up the sewing machine. I will than go on with fills and than free hand feathers. I want to end the class teaching how to make perfect binding. It is a total of 16 hours. When you take a class what things do you want out of the class I would be so interested to hear your ideas.  Thanks Lori

Added by Lori on June 19, 2012 at 10:15pm — 14 Comments

More snow today

This is what I see out my office window. They are predicting snow for the next 7 days. I really would like to see some sunshine. As you can see my office is at 8100 ft elevation.… Continue

Added by Lori on April 16, 2011 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

New quilt

It has been a while since I have posted. I put together this quilt so I could practice FMQ on my Juki. It was lots of fun. All threads are from… Continue

Added by Lori on April 2, 2011 at 11:45pm — 25 Comments


Hope you all get to have a peaceful Christmas. We have to work but I get to cook prime rib for 80 hungry miners :0) . This is the 3rd year I have done this and its lots of fun. Brings some cheer to the guys who have to work and keeps me busy and not sad by missing the kids. We had our Christmas last weekend with all the Kids & GK's Was so much fun. I thought last year was hard, but this year has been harder. Things are turning around and the light is getting brighter. So thankful God was… Continue

Added by Lori on December 23, 2010 at 10:37am — 9 Comments

Headed out again

We are heading out this afternoon and get back to Idaho tomorrow so we can do an eight day river run down the middle fork. Will be lots of fun just wish there was room in the raft for sewing supplies.DH told me when we planned this trip to not even mention bringing anything sewey. I have been good and kept my mouth shut. Have a great week and see next week. Happy Fourth Of July to everyone.

Added by Lori on June 25, 2010 at 12:18pm — 5 Comments

Twirly Whirly Feathers

I just added six new pictures of the quilt I just finished to my page. Need to cut a few more threads but wanted to take pictures before it got to dark. As you can see it was a kit from CT and I just added more borders. The back shows the quilting better. Will use thinner thread from now on because you back track a lot. I really love this technique. I love doing free motion quilting.

Added by Lori on June 24, 2010 at 8:12pm — 10 Comments

Twirly Whirly Feathers

A while back someone posted about using these feathers and that Kim Bunner was the designer. I just wanted to thank you. I ordered her book and have learned so much. I am binding a quilt tonight and hope to have pictures posted in the next day or so. The quilt turned out amazing ( DH even said so). It was intended to be a picnic quilt but now will be used for something special. DH said it looks like if I keep this up he will have to buy me a longarm. Told him I would have to go test drive one… Continue

Added by Lori on June 23, 2010 at 2:39pm — 4 Comments


Hope everyone has a beautiful day. Am working night shifts so will be sleeping most of the day. Also would like to thank everyone who wished me happy birthday. Had a great day with DH, DS and my 2 beautiful GD's. We all went 4 wheeling and than for a ride in my new jeep wrangler with the top off. DH said it was to make up for the backhoe last year for mothers day. Wished we could have stayed longer.

Added by Lori on April 4, 2010 at 2:55am — 4 Comments

Good and bad

We get to head to Wyoming next week to spend seven days with our beautiful GD's. Than the following two week we will spend in California with SIL as she has developed 15 new tumors and there is no way to remove them. At least she still has no pain. Need to spend some quality time together as doctor says there is not a lot of time left. The people from her church are so awesome. God has blessed her with wonderful people. There is always someone with her everyday.

Did get a couple of quilts… Continue

Added by Lori on March 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Update on Mom

My sister and I are going to buy an alarm system for her home and DB is going to install it. I think it it the best saltion. They wanted to put a solid door in and I said not a good idea. How about one that you lock like your car and if they break the window and try to open it an alarm will go off or just get her an alarm system. I hate doors you can not see out of cause you never know what is standing on the other side. Anyways we opted for the whole deal system and it has a alarm she wears so… Continue

Added by Lori on February 7, 2010 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

It Is Scary

My mom lives in a large town. Her home is four blocks from the State Police station. Yesterday at 1 P.M. as she has down for 20 years left to go get her hair done. She usually is only gone for one and a half hours. When she got home someone had broken the back door window and gone into the home. They went through everything. Did not break anything put empytied all drawers and closets. The only thing found missing was two prescription bottles. One that had been for my step dad (heart meds.)and a… Continue

Added by Lori on February 4, 2010 at 10:29pm — 13 Comments


Ok they are not the best photos. Told DH my hands are still free motion quilting. The ones of the Friends for christmas is all hand appliquied with blanket stitches. It is next in line for machine quilting but I do need a break. There are two of the bunny quilts for DGD's. You can see one backing is soft and loveable and the other is wild and free.Our youngest DGD who was 1lb 6oz when she was born and almost four now is just full of life. Never stops a minute unless she needs a kiss. Not going… Continue

Added by Lori on February 4, 2010 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Private Quilt Retreat

On our last day of work last week I informed DH that he still owes me for the backhoe and I have come up with a partial payment. Starting Wed morning I was going on a quilt retreat for the next seven days. I would get up each morning make a cup of coffee head to sewing room and only leave it when he had breakfast or lunch ready. At the end of the day around 7, I would come out to sit and visit as he cooked supper. If the kids called and it was not an emergency I would call that evening. It was… Continue

Added by Lori on February 4, 2010 at 3:06am — 17 Comments


Home for another 8 days. DSIL is not doing well, but had some quality time and took care of many of her bills while we were there. Should find out today if they can remove the breat or not. Good to be home and back to work. Went for my yearly physical and got chewed out for loosing more weight. Said I need to gain at least 10 pounds. What is with this? I have never in my life had to gain weight. Even as a baby I was born fat. This is going to be fun!!!! DH needs to loose and I need to gain.… Continue

Added by Lori on January 20, 2010 at 6:14am — 9 Comments


I finished the five quilts at 1 A.M. this morning. Felt so good. I always save the hand work on the binding for when I am working night shifts. It is usually quiet and I would rather hand quilt than read a book. I brought some applique projects with me to work tonight. I have to admit I have an awesome job. Tomorrow when I wake up I will start machine quilting before going to work tomorrow night. When I get to town I will have to buy batteries for the camera so I can take pictures of finished… Continue

Added by Lori on January 8, 2010 at 5:53pm — 10 Comments


Sun and Mon got 2 lap tops, 1 xmas tree skirt, and 2 table toppers machine quilted and binding put on. Will finish the hand work tonight and tomorrow night. Meetings all day Tues so no quilting, but today I did get two quilts basted and machine quilting patterns picked out.That now gives me six basted quilts that I have to finish quilting before I make anything new. Hopefully I will have those all done by middle of next month. They are all large quilts. The only thing I am allowing myself to do… Continue

Added by Lori on January 6, 2010 at 6:44pm — 6 Comments

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