Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Found my groove...

I finally got serious with my quilt machine trying to understand why I was having so much trouble with the bottom tension.   Finally got it right and have been busy for 2 days.  I have quilted 3 quilts. 

 The 1st quilt was a quilt pieced by the Waskom Quilt Guild.  Each lady makes a block .  When it is finished it is donated to someone in need.  We tried to make this one with colors more suitable for a man. 

The second quilt is a fun kids panel.  We just added some borders.  I used this quilt to practice a new pantograph.  This will be donated to a child. 

The 3rd quilt was made by a member of our guild.  I really like the colors.  The picture below is of the back of this quilt.  Showing the Carmelia design I used...

That's it for today.  Since the weather is cold and still raining.  I will keep quilting until I can go outside and play again...

Happy Day all.   Thanks for stopping by my blog...

Saturday, December 28, 2013

It has been such a long time since I have been to my blog.  Life just changes direction some times. 

My mom passed away in August of 2010 at the age of 80.  I really miss her.

My husband was diagnosed with AML (acute mylogious leukemia) in July of 2011.  We were told without immediate treatment he would probably not live 2 months.  It has been a long battle.  At MD Anderson in Houston they were able to get his cancer in remission, but then he had to go through a stem cell transplant.  He was lucky to have a brother that matched and was loving enough to donate healthy cells.  Since then is just leaning to live with the transplant.  He is cancer free now and doing well, but life is so different.  There are many medications, many restrictions, and many battles along the way.  We thank God for every day. 

I have done a little quilting along the way, and am trying to get back in the swing.

I did a King Size lone star quilt for a friend for Christmas.  It was fun and helped get my focus going again. 

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and I wish all a very Happy and Healthy New Year...  

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Oh My!! Where did February go...

I have been quite busy in February. Quilted 6 quilts for friends locally. Have been working on a quilt for my granddaughter and finished my February GED.

This month my GED was just some panel quilts that I will use for gifts for some lucky little girls.

I added 2 simple borders to the quilts, used cotton batting and fleece backing. I find the quilts to be warm and cuddly that way. I show the front of one and the back of the other so you can see my simple quilting. Using meandering flowers.

I promise to show more soon. Happy Quilting to you..

Monday, January 24, 2011

Half square triangle

I have finished my GED (Get-er-Done) challenge for January. I inherited a quilt with half square triangles that was almost finished. I just had to add borders and quilt it. I used fleece and cotton batting. It is so soft and comfortable. I have a family member that is battling cancer, so I mailed it on to him. I hope it will help comfort him.
I have been seeing Mug Rugs at different places around the net. I thought that would be fun, so I bought a mug from "World Market" and made a rug for it. That was a fun challenge.

Today I am working on a quilt for my Grand daughters birthday... Which is Friday. So I better get to it... Happy Quilting to all...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year Beginnings


I did neglect my blog last year, but my resolution is to stay busy and stay in contact with all of you. I love to share my quilting. I have a lot of projects from last year.... I will list them along with links of where I got my ideas... I do use some patterns... but mostly I see something and like to make it my way, but I will list patterns when ever I use one.

I like the Yahoo Group: Country Quilters USA. I try to keep up with those quilters... but they are really into quilting. They are having a GED 2011 Challenge (Get 'er done in 2011) So I have decided to join the fun. You are to choose 12 projects you have to do and complete them in the order the moderator tells you to. You will be expected to do 12 in the year.

So I started looking, and it is sad to say.... I could list 48 projects and still have more to list. But I have decided on 12 :

#1. Pink Block of the Month. I inherited this one from a friend.

#2. Flannel Scrap Quilt. I want to make a simple 6" charm scrap quilt out of the fabrics. This is inherited fabric also...

#3. (2) Pink Princess Teddy bear Panels. I will add borders and quilt them for a needy child.

#4. Brier Patch ( hydrangia fabric)

#5. Fable Blocks. This to be made into a kids quilt.

#6. 52" lone star quilt. Done in Christmas colors...

#7. Purple rose fabric. I have made this quilt pattern several times I love it.... Especially with the scallop borders.

#8. Black 1/2 Square triangles. I inherited this from a friend. I will complete it my way.

#9.Lincoln's Platform or Tranquility. This pattern is from "Quilts & More/ Spring 2010" These are lovely fabrics from "Connecting Threads" .

#10. Little Susan Tablecloth, Pattern from "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting July/Aug. 2005" I colored and embroidered the blocks in 2005 just never got this put together.

#11. 1999 BOM from Joann's Fabrics (Green). I inherited this from a friend.

#12. (3) Christmas Panels. Tree skirts and stockings. I love these have done some but need to finish the rest. These are lovely with prairie points to finish the edge.

So!!!! That's my selection for the year....

Happy Quilting to all until next time....

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Long time gone

Hello friends,
It has been such a long time since I have posted on my blog. I am so sorry. I have been very busy this year. There is so much to say.. but I can not rehash everything. Spring came to Texas, we had a beautiful garden. Grew well over 200 watermelons. (I ran out of people to give them to).
I have watched the hummingbirds come for another year and once again we are filling the feeders daily with 20 to 30 hummingbirds feeding. What a joy they are to watch.
I am in NY just now. My mom is very sick and I will be staying with her for a couple of months.
I brought 3 quilts, already quilted to bind and have just one more to finish. I also brought 6 tops to piece that I put the fabrics together before leaving home. I borrowed a sewing machine from my niece... so I am all set.
That's my news for now. I will take some pictures of my quilts and post some how to's this week.
Happy Quilting to all.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

2009 is nearing an end!

Christmas is all most here, and once again it is time to reflect on the passing year and remember old friends. It has been a very good year for our family, we have been blessed with good health and much happiness. My mom turned 80 in November and we had a party for her with over 75 friends and family. What a happy time it was. My Mom does not drive any more and it is difficult for her to get out, so to see the happiness on her face was the best gift to me.

I have been busy quilting for many months, quilting mostly for others. But I do make time every little while to do what I want to do.
I made a photo memory quilt for Mom. The hardest part of that quilt was to decide on what pictures. I wanted to use soooooo many. I mailed blocks all over the country for friends to sign to give it from all the family. The blocks that were vacant were left for friends to sign at the party. This will be a treasure for my Mom. I just love making memory quilts. I think, when a person is all by themselves and lonely, having their friends and family to wrap around them is comforting. This is a fun and exciting project to do. You may want to try it some time..

I normally print each photo separate and makes separate blocks of them. But this time I made like scrapbook pages, printed every 8.5" X 11" sheet of fabric full and sewed the strips together to make a scrapbook strip. I chose fall colors since that is my Mom's favorite colors and made Maple leaf blocks since Maple trees are plentiful where she lives. (if you are a good quilter) you will notice I forgot to put the stems to my maple leaves so some will call it a bear paw block. Any way it was fun to do.

Christmas it now just 4 days away and I have been trying to share some Christmas cooking with my Grand kids. I will post some of those pictures later.

Happy Quilting to all.... and a Very Merry Christmas.