Friday, September 2, 2011

Papillon Jardin

I made this quilt for oldest son, Kip, and his new wife, Samantha, who were married in August. They picked the pattern and the black and white fabrics (from my stash!). I added two rows to the side and two rows to the bottom of the original pattern to make the quilt large enough for their queen-sized bed. It went together very quickly after the cutting out of the pieces was done. Cathy did the beautiful quilting. I was pleased with the results and they loved it.
The happy couple after exiting the temple -- gotta love those pink shoes!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

YW Camp Quilt

With the Young Women's camp about a month away, the Stake YW Camp Leader asked me if I would do a camp quilt. She gave me the names of the flowers each group of girls had chosen and asked me to incorporate these into the quilt. So, I put together a design, adding the theme, scripture, and value colors to pull it together and make it bigger -- it turned out about 50 x 69 inches. The center flower -- the artichoke -- was chosen by the priesthood and since there were no more virtue colors, I bordered it in black. I wasn't able to find the flower in fabric either, so I downloaded a color picture of it, then took it to the local fabric store where they printed it onto a piece of fabric for me. Cathy quilted it and added the virtues (in each virtues color) in the black border (hard to see in the picture). It was both fun and challenging. Hopefully, the young woman who wins it will like it too!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Yo-Yo pillow...

When I saw this quilt I immediately started making yo-yo's.  Then I realized how many actual yo-yo's it would  take. 409 to be exact.  That's a boatload of yo-yo's.

So I downsized.

oops... I forgot to rinse off my marketings :)

On my antique church pew.
so pretty!

Monday, April 4, 2011

a gift.

My daughter is getting married in Utah and I live in Oklahoma and she lives in Idaho the wedding planning has been a little crazy.

The future mother-in-law has been wonderful to help with everything and I am so very grateful.  Which means 
I made her a quilt.

Of course.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Flip Flops for a sad friend

I have a friend that LOVES flip flops....   When we moved to Oklahoma last summer and my older daughter met Becky, she said "I can see you guys being good friends" and so it was. She is the Relief Society President and I am one of her counselors, our kids hang out and we carpool, have Cheesecake together, and have much in common.  I was looking forward to many happy years hanging out in Oklahoma with my friend.

After a series of miracles we have been given the opportunity to move to Utah in July for my husband to teach at UVU.  Great to be close to family again, but not so great for new friends in Oklahoma.

So what did I do?  I made her a quilt, of course.  I guess now I can say that I make quilts for people I love AND people I make sad.  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

If I luv ya...

I'll probably make a quilt for you.
Kristy has been my friend for nearly 20 years and recently flew allll the way from Utah to Oklahoma (on a NOT cheap flight) to visit.  We traveled through Arkansas and stayed in Branson for a wonderful weekend.  That definitely deserves a quilt.

Kristy is the cute one in front :)

LOVE the colors she picked. for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Porcelain Around the World

I picked up this free pattern at Wal-Mart in 2007 and then purchased the fabric, cut it out some time in the next couple of years, and finally got around to stitching it in 2010. It is a very big quilt: 92 x 92. Rather than cut each 5" strip into 5" squares as the pattern suggests, I just sewed the strips together and then cut across the strips for the rows--much simpler than working with individual squares. Yes, another unfinished project that I crossed off my (mental) list last year.