I decided to make another quick table runner using some more heart fabric that I have had in my stash for several years. I made the heart blocks on my embroidery machine & then finished it on my Pfaff. It is laying on my coffee table. I told my husband that it sure would look nice with a bouquet of flowers on it for Valentine's Day. LOL …Continue
I finally quilted & bound a row robin that was started about 11 or 12 yrs ago by a group of internet friends. I sent everyone the black fabric with bright polka dots. Then I assigned each person a specific color combination and asked them to make me six 6" Sawtooth Star blocks using the polka dot fabric as the background and choosing a different center for their block than what anyone else had done. I had received a lot of compliments on it. I'm going to enter it to hang at the…Continue
I finished another wallhanging this afternoon. I appliqued the center block 20 yrs ago this month. Then I finally added the borders last year and then quilted it this week. Better late than never! …Continue
Here is a pic of my latest finished. I hoped to have this done by midnight on NY's Eve, but didn't quite make it. The blocks were made by members of The Machine Embroidery Buddies group a few years ago.Continue
I want to wish everyone a safe, happy & prosperous 2018. I made a good dent in finishing a lot of UFOs in 2017 & my goal is to continue doing that in 2018. I look around at all of the quilts in my house & shake my head wondering all the while why I need to make any more, but that doesn't stop me in the long run.
I want to wish all of my QWU friends a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2018. We woke up to snow here in Mid-Missouri this morning so we will have a white Christmas after all.
I am so proud of myself. I actually started and finished a holiday/winter quilt all in the same year! LOL This design is called Holiday Redwork by The Stitch Connection, but I'm calling mine Winter Wonderland. It is now hanging in my family room. Since it has winter motifs as well as Christmas ones, I'm going to leave it up until the end of January. You can see the reflection of my Christmas tree in my tv screen next to it. …Continue
I finished up another UFO I started a while back. This was a freebie I found online. It was a quick & fun project.
As some of you might not be aware, Nancy Zieman from Sewing With Nancy passed away today after battling cancer. She will definitely be missed in the sewing & quilting community. I know she was able to tape 13 episodes of this season and the last one will be with her 2 granddaughters. I will definitely miss seeing her every week on our local PBS station.
Here is a pic of a banner I finished this afternoon for my fireplace mantle. The designs are from The Embroidery Library and were stitched out on my embroidery machine. I have had that gray fleece for so many years I can't remember when I bought it or what I bought it for, but it was perfect for this project. I stitched it out on the back so it wouldn't be as "fuzzy".…Continue
Members of the Piece Around the World made me Double Bowtie blocks for my birthday a few years ago and I finally got the top quilted & bound. I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I still need to put a hanging sleeve & label on the back so will get that done soon. …Continue
I want to send well wishes to everyone who is living in the path of the hurricane or the subsequent tornadoes, flooding, etc. that will be occurring over the next few days. Please be safe and let us know you are okay.
This has been one of those days when I think I should have just stayed in bed. About 10 days ago we decided to buy a 2017 Kia Sportage. It is candy apple red so pretty easy to see right?! Well my husband was sitting in a valet line at University Hospital in Columbia MO waiting to have them park it as the garage was full. I had to be there for a CT scan on my heart this morning. This man driving a shuttle bus for a local retirement home decides he can't wait for Larry to be able to move…Continue
I finished the binding on a 39" square wallhanging this afternoon comprised of Christmas blocks from a swap that Amanda Best hosted with the Piece Around the World group. I am bound & determined to quilt as many of my tops as I can before the end of the year.…Continue
I can't remember if it will be 2 yrs or 3 in Sept that I took a class from Bonnie Hunter, but I finally finished piecing the top that I started in that workshop. It is called Bricks in the Barnyard from her Scraps & Shirttails II book. Her version has a braided border, but I decided to do a piano key border…Continue
This is a quilt that is made up of blocks I received several years ago in a swap. I finally had it quilted a few months ago, but put off doing the binding because it is very heavy. Once I finally decided to just get with it, I discovered that it wasn't bad at all to do. …Continue
I really enjoy doing wool applique'. Wish it wasn't so darned expensive, but I just tell myself I'm worth it. I started making this on April 26th at a meeting of like minded quilters and finished it about 10 days later. I decided to have it framed at my local Michael's store and they did a fabulous job. Right now it is leaning up against the wall in my office as I want to take it to show it off to my friends who belong to the same little group when we meet next week. This is from the…Continue
I have been collecting purse & bag patterns for many years. Yesterday I finally decided to get them out & see which one caught my fancy to make. I'm going to make a small coin purse/accessory type bag to go with it soon.…Continue
If you ask my husband, he will tell you that I consider every day to be quilting day, but this is the official National Quilting Day. I went on a road trip with 3 friends to Warsaw, MO, which is a small town north of Springfield where we visited 3 stores where we all made sure to support the local economy. Then we went to this bar-b-que restaurant that has probably been there since the 1940's. Had wonderful food! All in all a fabulous way to spend a sunny Saturday in March.
A few years ago I hosted a swap with the Machine Embroidery Buddies group & chose owls as the theme. Eight of us participated so I ended up making 2 blocks in order to have enough for a wallhanging. I made the block that is the center of the 1st row and the block of the owl wearing overalls in the bottom row. After all if you live in farm country in Missouri, you need an owl that wears overalls right?! It will hang in my newly repainted office once I get a new curtain rod to hang it…Continue