Saturday, November 30, 2013

Win this quilt!!

Last year, my family went to Mexico for the week after Christmas to build homes with Builders without Borders and it was an amazing experience!  


We are headed back down next month and are in desperate need to raise funds for the building supplies.  100% of the donations go to purchase building supplies. EVERYTHING else is donated.
You can help!

Win this quilt!! Every $10 donation to Builders without Borders is entered to win this "Trip Around the World" quilt. Made with love by yours truly. 

Drawing to be held on December 11. You know you want it. Enter today through this Paypal link:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=HGYH43C6DBVJL 







Sunday, October 13, 2013

A few finished projects....

 This cute baby needed a quilt from her American Grandma...

A little table runner for my mama.

table runners for wedding gifts
 

A cute reminder for us all


Christmas gift.... but I can't say who it is for :):)


Saturday, July 13, 2013

My watermelon quilt

This is one of those quilts you have a love/hate relationship with....  I kept making mistakes and it drove me crazy!  But now that it is done, I love it!!






I'm really sick and tired of being nice.

I'm heading up to Alaska next week and a friend is letting us stay at her place and another friend is taking us fishing for an entire day.  So what's a quilter to do?  Make them each a quilt!  The problem is that I fell in love with these quilts and don't want to give them away.

I adore them.
I sit and pet them like a new puppy.
I want to marry them.

Just kidding on the last one.


Tonga Sea Glass




Sailboat
http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com/2012/07/free-pattern-day-sailboats.html



Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Zoom Zoom

I made this baby quilt for our local quilt shop (which, unfortunately, is going out of business).  I had never really sewn on minkie before and am not sure I want to again -- but I probably will as minkie is so soft and this quilt turned out to be so cute.  I even did the little bit of quilting that needed to be done. :)

Friday, June 28, 2013

2013 Quilts - Part 1

I've been quilting since 2005 and have probably finished about 400 quilts (yep, I 'm a little obsessive, crazy and want world peace).

My beloved in-laws passed away this past year after 65 years of marriage.  As we went through photos for the funeral videos I found a few pictures of them and my quilts.  My mother-in-law loved my quilts and I loved making them for her.  

This got me wishing I had photos of all the quilts I have made with the people I made them for.   So I've decided to start taking more pictures and keeping track of who I give the quilts too.  I need to remember to get in the habit of getting pictures with the recipient, but I figure baby steps are good.

Here are the quilts I have made so far this year:

"Pinwheel Tessellation"
This is a small table topper
Given to Makenzie Moore for her wedding







"Canning Jars for Mama"
Given to my mom for her 71st bday.
I'm pretty sure if you stand still long in my mom's kitchen during
canning season she will chop you up and can you.
I'm not kidding.


"Music to my Ears"
Graduation gift for my son....
Hearing my kids play instruments has always been one of my favorite things.
Braden has played the trumpet, coronet, baritone, numerous guitars
and other random instruments.  Makes me happy.




"Trip Around the World"
Birthday gift for my BFF Tammy
We love to travel together and I love this scrappy pattern.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Emmy's Favorite

Well, after what seems like (and has been) years and years, I finally finished this quilt -- "Emmy's Favorite" from the book Floral Quilts From Grandma's Cupboard. See Bliss' quilt here, which she finished a long, long time ago.  Several of us in our little quilt group decided to make this quilt as a group -- each person made six blocks of whatever section in the quilt they had.  (I did the block in the lower left-hand corner, with all the little flowers!)  After I got the blocks back from everyone (Bliss, Cathy, Maureen, and Pam), I put the blocks together and had my quilt top all done except for the outside border.  I couldn't decide whether to put a different fabric on each side or use one fabric for the border, so I put it away and didn't look at it for a long time.  As you can see, I finally pulled it out and decided to use one fabric for the outside border.  It was a happy day when I got it back from Cathy after she quilted it and I had the binding on -- it was done!