Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Nicht Ganannt

This was one of the unfinished projects that I completed this year. It was made using a free pattern I got at Wal-Mart. There was no name on the pattern; hence, the Professor named the quilt "Nicht Ganannt" -- the quilt with no name. I used off-white muslin for the backing. Cathy did a fabulous job quilting it. It's one of my favorites! I'm so glad I finally finished it and hope to finish many more from my big pile of work-in-progress quilts so I can enjoy them too.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Simply ... Pillow Shams

These are the shams I made to go with Kali and Shelby's
wedding quilt.

A close-up of the tie ends.

We went to visit them for Thanksgiving and were able to take the rest of their wedding gifts (and the shams) to them.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Picnic Quilts...

I have two friends flying in today to visit me.  Only true friends would come all the way to Oklahoma so I figured they needed quilts!  I have been collecting denim for quite a while now thinking I would may 7 or 8 for friends and family.  Denim is kind of a pain to work with because it is soooo heavy.  This might be my limit.

Meet Jack.
He reallllly likes my quilt.  Thinks we are going on a picnic.

I'm also trying to use up my stash so I pieced the back as well.    Why is it that no matter how much fabric I use it never seems like I have less fabric on my shelves?  And I haven't been buying fabric in oh...so.... loooong.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Help!!! A Quilting Query

Can somebody help me figure this out? The math involved is hurting my brain...

I need to make some blocks that are the finished size of a rectangle that is 9" x 8 1/4", and their size before sewing them into the quilt top is 9 1/2" x 8 3/4". Make sense so far???

I would like these blocks to be like windmill blocks made out of 4 triangle-squares, or 8 half square triangles. So what size do I make the four units or the triangles? I realize that these are not squares...but it seems like you should be able to make them anyway from rectangular pieces. I am just a little stumped on the measuring part.

Is there a math wiz out there to help me? I hope this makes sense.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What I've Been up To

So I have taken a long hiatus from the cyber world.....
thought I would post a few of the projects I've done lately ~

 ...this is the quilt I did for my daughter Mackenzie's room...
...I fell in love with the fabric when I saw it (Arcadia from Sanae, I think)...
...but it turned out to be one of those projects where you love the fabric, but not the quilt...
...just didn't quite turn out how I had planned...

...a couple of the baby quilts I have done lately...

 ...this is a quilt my girls and I made for a church auction...
...it was a 'green quilt' using the environmental conservation fabric lines by Debbie Mumm...
...turned out cute and rather large; covered the top surface of my king size bed...

 ...last Christmas I made aprons for a few of my sister-in-laws...
...I used this pattern...
...super fast and easy and oh so cute...

...my daughter and her friend went to a week long church camp and wanted cute little bags to take with them...
...so of course we had to make some!...
...if you haven't tried making bags yet you should...
...so fun...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Watermelon Picnic

This quilt was made especially for some new friends -- my daughter's in-laws -- in remembrance of the exciting summer of 2010. They invited us to stay with them when we went to Maryland for the wedding reception there. What awesome people to get to know better! We had a wonderful time! Black Mountain Quilts has great patterns and this is one of them -- very easy and fun to make. I added the little black/white stripe and the green border, which I thought really finished off the quilt -- and made it a little larger.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Simply ...

"Simply Amy" from the July/August 2010 issue of McCall's Quilting magazine was the pattern chosen by my daughter for her wedding quilt -- Simply Kali! She specified that the colors used be two blues and white. So, this is the quilt I made. The actual pattern made a smaller quilt, but I added rows to the side and bottom and extra borders so that it turned out to be a large queen-sized quilt -- huge! I had never done a "modern" quilt before, so it was a challenge for me. My friend, Cathy, did the wonderful quilting.

The happy newlyweds exiting the temple after their marriage.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


We were all very sad to hear that our dear friend Bliss was moving away, so we wanted to make her a quilt to remember us by. This is what we came up with. We all donated fabric and took part in creating the quilt. There were days when we weren't sure it was going to be finished in time because of illness, a wedding, vacations, etc., but it all came together at last and we were able to give it to her on the day they loaded for the move. Bliss, we all miss you lots!

Friday, July 9, 2010

A quilt for Sister Bush

My daughter, Kayla recently returned home from serving an 18 month church mission to Seattle, WA.  One of her companions (Sister Bush) is getting married this weekend in LA and Kayla was asked to a bridesmaid.  She decided to make a quilt using her wedding color as the contrast.....

It turned out beautiful!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

American Spirit

I made this quilt using red, white and blue fabric -- all with the same design. After finishing it, I thought that this was a good example of what not to do. However, everyone who sees it really likes it. Susie Edwards designed this quilt in 2002, so I don't know if the pattern is still available or not.

Monday, June 28, 2010


A couple of months ago, I borrowed Bliss' idea of her Easy Peasy quilt and made this quilt as a wedding gift. I used Sandy Gervais' Tranquility jelly roll, a fat quarter for the thin border, and some yardage for the outer border. It went together quite fast and I was very pleased with the look.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Twenty-three dollars!!!!

Judy told me about an estate sale with fabric....
lots of fabric with a few treasures thrown in.
**happy dance**

30 hand appliqued  butterflies
(something I have NO plans to ever do)
antenna's are hand embroidered

I guess I shouldn't have photographed on my bed...
but there are LOTS of pieces of wonderful fabric here!!

What are these things called????
flour sack table toppers?
This is a map of the area in CA where my mom lives!!!
Can't you just see the finished project....

Friday, May 28, 2010

My sisters quilt...

Earlier this year a few of us decided to do a quilt together.
So fun.
So pretty.
So wonderful to have quilt sisters.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A little bit of Texas going to Korea

We have some friends that are from Korea and she is going home for her sisters wedding.  I wanted to send a gift to both of their parents.... something that represented Texas but was easy to pack.  Table runners were the perfect answer!

The pictures don't show very well (I didn't think to do a close up in my not-so-good multi-tasking day) but the blue material has a cowboy rope pattern throughout and the red one is a funky cowboy fabric.

The backing is what really says Texas....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Angel quilt

My good friend recently lost her daughter and I wanted to do something for their family.  I had been thinking of this design for some time...

There are five children in the family.  The blue and green represent their two boys, the cream row represents their daughter that passed away and the pink and purple rows are for their other two girls.  The yellow binding represents the mom and dad and their strength in binding their family together.   The quilting in the middle section is the cathedral window pattern and the border has angels all around.

A big thanks to all my friends that helped with fabric and putting the top together!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pinwheels & Rectangles

Another unfinished quilt finally finished! Pinwheels & Rectangles is from a pattern designed by Eleanor Burns. I finished the top last year, but just now got around to having it quilted by Cathy. The light green pinwheels don't show up very well in this picture, but this quilt is really very pretty.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mommy and me... Finished!

We finished the quilt project today and my mom and I started
last week.  I LOVE it!  But sadly, we have decided to send
it to a better home.  I always miss my quilts when they leave.
I'm sure my brother and sister-in-law will take
very good care of it though :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mommy and me...

My mom is visiting from California
and so (of course) I thought we should make a quilt.

Really, it's her fault for buying me a
quilt magazine at Barnes and Noble today. 
And I wasn't even whining.
(not that I ever whined as a child)

The fabrics and pattern.

Grandma Zee
making her first "real" quilt.
sew, grandma, sew!

Stay tuned for the finished project!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

On a Whim

Found in Heather Mulder Peterson's book, Favorite Quilts From Anka's Treasures, "On a Whim" is a very basic and easy pattern. When I found this pattern, I was looking for a pattern I could use with this fabric (Kaye's Kitchen) by Kaye England. The quilt in the book was made with several different fat quarters of different fabrics and looks so pretty. (My picture is awful and doesn't do the pattern nor the fabric justice.)

Monday, April 5, 2010

For a rainy day...

First, I was going to make this quilt for my mother as she is from Ketchikan, AK which is one of the rainiest places on earth.

Then I was going to make it for my daughter who is returning home TOMORROW after serving an 18 month mission in Seattle, WA. Another very rainy place.

But then I made the quilt.
Sorry ladies... I guess I just don't love you enough.