Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fall Festival quilt!!!

This is my entry is my entry for Amy Blogger's quilt festival for this fall!  This is the first time I have entered anything like this, but I am so very happy to finish this quilt, this year!  It is all hand applique, and all hand quilted.  Most of the fabric is from re purposed shirts from the thrift.  The hearts are my addition to the pattern, which was a free online mystery quilt along by Jeni from the Willow from this year, and her blog is found HERE.

I am really enjoying seeing all your amazing quilts!!!  Thank you so much, Amy, for being a marvelous hostess to this fun event each spring and fall...please see Amy's blog right here!!


Happy Fall,


Wonderful workin' on it Wednesday!!!

 Happy Wednesday, everyone!!  I have been playing in the Tulip field...Tricia's Tulips!!  Tricia is my friend from the Turning Twenty quilting company.  She recently gifted me with some pretty springtime fabrics!  So...tulips came to mind, and you all know I love strings.  It just all fit together!
 Closer view...It is so much fun to just play in the scraps!
 This quilt was gifted to me, recently.  It is polyester squares, but some very much older cotton pieces too.  The border was red, but is completely missing on both bottom and top, just a few shreds left.  Maybe this was made in the 50's?  But the setting print, the light small print in some of the blocks is very much older, in my thinking...what do you think??

Anyway, it is a fun quilt of the times, and is as heavy as can be!!  I think maybe a blanket is the batting...

Have a great day, everyone!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Working on a lot of things, here!! How about you!??

 I have insomnia, as some of you know.  So...what to do when you cannot sleep?  I cut out quilt pieces!  It is quiet, and I get a lot done, late at night, with just the night sounds to keep me company.  Above is one of the kits I cut out.  I have enough plaids cut out for 80 stars.  All plaids!  I will probably change the pinwheels, but they are fun to look at in the meantime.
And...I am hand quilting this quilt.  I love the slow, repetitive motion of needle through cloth.  Soothing, and I love the effect!!  Are you a hand quilter, at least with some projects?

What you are doing today!??

A shout out to Edie, who left such a nice message, but is a no reply blogger...thank you!

Have a great one, whatever you are up to!!!


Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy Friday!

 Something new and different!  (But still using strings, which I adore!)  This is a springtime quilt, all of pretty light hearted colors.  And some tulips decided to grown on it too!  It is incredibly fast to make these blocks...and great fun!
And the total opposite...saturated and dark!  I added the bright colored vine, and like this little crazy quilt a lot better.  I think I will put a heart or two here and there, just to make it more "me".

Have a great day, everyone!!
Happy Friday!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

95 degrees here...Happy Fall!

 These are a few of the little fall quilts around my house.  I made this one last year.
 And this one the year before, I think...
 And this one many years ago!  Dated fabrics, now...
 On the dining room table...
And all through the house!!

I think I have posted them all before, but since I am rooting for fall to get here ANY DAY NOW, since it is 95 DEGREES...I thought I might show them again.  Just to let fall know I AM READY!!


Have a great day,


Monday, October 12, 2015

Rainbow scrap progress

 Well, I am slowly making progress on the Rainbow quilt (quilts).  I just put all the blocks together, for a picture; both the squares quilt and the flower/string quilt.  
I just love pretty, pretty colors!!  Thank you, Lord, for the ability to see makes our world come alive!!

Nurse's Notes********************************************************

I have the task of calling each patient back, the day after they go home.  This is just to check on them, and to make sure they have their proper medications, and that they are taking them knowledgeably.  Also, to check on incisional progress, etc.  Anyway, I called a 90 year old lady today, who just was released yesterday, and asked her if she was doing OK. "Yep!!!  Got out there and weeded some in the little garden.  Watering is there anything you need, deary?? 'Cause I gotta go!"

You know...this generation was just tougher!!!  I love them so much, and am grateful for each chance to interact with this age group.


Have a great day, all!


Saturday, October 10, 2015

A few things!

 Well, I have a zillion bowties all cut out!  I decided to sew a few of them.  This is the two inch finished size, which are darling cute when finished.  It takes a five and a half inch strip of 1.5 inch wide fabric.  Two 1.5 inch squares, and two one inch squares.  Just a 1/2 inch left over, but I always like to have a tiny bit extra.
 These are the fat quarter for the autumn giveaway, for Binding blitz!!  I just cannot get a picture to show you how pretty these batiks are...oh well!

And lookie!!  I got a WONDERFUL package in the mail!!  Thank you so much, Loris!!

Have a great day, everyone!!


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Turning Twenty Monday!!

 Well, there is a story behind this block!  I was working away on my Turning Twenty proud that I was on top of it all!!  AND!  I made the wrong block!  LOL!!  So I made the right blocks, and here is my 12 inch one, above.  Scrappy red, white and blue!!

See the Turning Twenty blog here!!!

See the Turning Twenty website here!!!!

See Tricia's face book page here!!!

This is part of the Seeing Stars Mystery Quiltalong!!

 I let life interfere with my fun lately, (work has been seriously crazy busy!)  and let TWO months slip by without a Binding Blitz gift!!  So this month, work on your bindings, and any quilt binding you have finished the last two months as well counts too.  The prize is the above fat quarter bundle!!  I could not get a good picture, but this is a whole bunch of Batiks, in autumn colors!  Chocolate and cheddar and orange and just pretty colors for a fall time quilt.
It is from Island Batiks, and I hope you love it as much as I do!

So ready, set, go!!  We will have show and tell at the end of the month, and a drawing for these fat quarters!!

Have a great day, dear friends!!!!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fall Time!!

 Karen from the Log Cabin Quilter showed her autumn quilts in a recent post, so I thought I would share some of mine too.  I think the above pattern is a Fons and Porter quilt pattern.  Karen made a big quilt of this pattern, and I made this smaller one.
 This is a Payne quilt pattern...but I set it my way.  It still needs a binding!!
 This one, I believe, is a Bonnie Hunter quilt.  I like the oranges!!  and the plaids!!!
 Another view...
 And Celtic Solstice!!  I just love this quilt, a mystery by Bonnie Hunter...and I would make another one in a heart beat.
I did not choose to make this one scrappy!!  Weird, huh, for a Bonnie/Julie quilt, but I selected all plaids and away I went!!

Happy Fall!!


Sewing right along!

Hello!!  I made a few zipper bags for the guild sales table, to raise money for the guild scholarships.  I bought zippers on Amazon for penn...