Saturday, December 1, 2012

another episode of the selfish Christmas...

I'm on a roll...  and just finished up these curtains and pillows.
little itty-bitty applique.
lotsa, lots fun!

p.s.  I did start a few gifts for Christmas.  I just couldn't help myself.  Please don't tell.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Lights

Wayyyy back in 2005, I went to the Houston Quilt show and bought this beautiful pattern.  About every six months, I have taken it out.  Looked at it.  Dreamed of making it.  And the promptly put it back in my "quilts to make someday" list.

Then I had a vision.  A vision of a year without quilt presents for family and friends.  A year when I would only make things for myself.  I'm calling this my selfish phase.  And I'm loving it!!!

Trust me, a king size quilt is VERY time-consuming.   I get an A+ for selfishness!

Holiday Lights pattern by Alex Anderson

Holiday Lights quilt by ME.  Merry Christmas ya'll!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


This is the quilt I made for our stake's community nativity exhibit (the 4th year for this event).  The nativity panel was the inspiration for choice of border fabrics and for choice of quilting used throughout the entire quilt.  I wanted to use fabrics that would draw one's eye to the center of the nativity -- the Christ Child.  Cathy also accomplished this with her quilting.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cabin by the Lake

I made this display quilt for a local quilt shop earlier this year.  The shop has since sold all the kits and fabric, so now it is mine.  I wish I had a cabin to take it to:(   It is soooo cute!  Cathy did a fabulous job quilting it.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Our quilting sister needs your vote!!!

Ladies.... please go to: and vote for the Fiftieth Anniversary quilt that our quilt sister Julie has running in this contest.  It is amazingly beautiful and she deserves to win!!!

Monday, July 9, 2012


I finished this quilt last year in about a day.  It was made with fabrics from the Lilliana Collection by Andover Fabrics, using their pattern.  It would be a good pattern to use if one has a border fabric to showcase.  And it is so easy to do!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Operation Wood Hollow

There have been so many wild fires this year and one of our Quilt Sisters (Hi Susan!) was evacuated from her home in Woodland Park, CO.  Luckily, she was able to return to a home still standing.  Many were not so lucky.

I recently found a quilter from Utah that is collecting quilts to donate to those that have lost their homes in the many fires this year.

You can see details on her blog:  Having Fun Quilting!!

My heart has ached for all of those affected by the fires and so I'm excited to find a way to help!  Now if you are thinking you need to make a brand-new quilt or that it has to be intricate and fancy; let me reassure you that it doesn't.  I have many quilts that I have made over the year that have been rarely used.  I'll admit I have an obsession and one of my kids tried counting all the quilts but gave up after about 70.  I plan to find one that has not been abused by pets, kids or outdoor activities and ship it off.

Pass the word along!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

YW Camp Quilt 2012

The theme for this year's Young Women's camp was "Happily Ever After"  and their color was blue.  I had lots of fun designing this quilt.  I took my inspiration from a similar picture, but with a castle instead of the temple.  Taking "Happily Ever After" one step farther, I added "Eternally" to go with the temple.  Cathy did a wonderful job quilting it.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lots of Dots

Lots of Dots was a quilt I finished up last fall. I really like it except the petals are too stiff. I wanted to use up some Heat'n Bond Lite that I had and I didn't cut the centers out of the petals before putting it on the fabric -- consequently, very stiff. And Cathy had a dilly of a time quilting it because of the stiffness. I am hoping it will not be quite so stiff after laundering. Guess I will go back to using Lite Steam-a-Seam2 for appliques in the future.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hand Warmers

Remember when I told you about this quilt here? Well, Cathy quilted it with beautiful snowflakes and then last November (2011) -- after only a couple of years -- I finally finished sewing the buttons on the mittens -- forget the rest of the buttons the pattern called for! Now it is finished! Yippee!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


McK chose the Taxi pattern and picked out the black, blue and teal fabrics for her quilt a while back. I secretly made it for her last year and surprised her this past Christmas (2011). She was very pleased and excited.
I made this quilt for Mariel and Dallin's wedding in December of 2010. Mariel also picked the taxi pattern and wanted it done in whites, creams and grays. I added an extra row and borders to make it fit a queen-sized bed. At first I wasn't sure how to use the colors effectively, but am pleased with how it turned out.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I. am. in. love.

LADIES - Where have you been?????  I've been missing our quilt club and thinking of ya'll lately.  So much so that I had to go buy a new machine to make myself feel better.  Oh yeah... I'm in love.  Bernina 440QE.  The COOLEST thing is the stitch regulator for free motion quilting.  It's going to be STIPPLE-MANIA at my  house!!!

I don't exactly know how to use this fancy-schmancy new machine but I get free classes (can you call it free if the machine costs as much as one of my vehicles?  It is an old vehicle - but still!)

So sisters..... Let's get this blog rolling again!  I want to see what you have been working on.   Here is your assignment:  Post a recent project.  Sew.  Order pizza for the family.  Sew some more.  Post again.  We don't have to live in the same state to have our sisterhood.  Can't wait to hear from everyone!!


I've made this quilt before... and love how it uses up my stash.
I had a vision board (work) party last week and gave this away.