Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Customer Quilt

This may well be a record, I don't remember ever posting twice in one day but I have a customer quilt that I wanted to share. I delivered it today and the customer was pleased with it. Delivering it is always the scary part for me. I'm never sure if it's good enough.
I enjoyed working on this one because of the color contrast. 

 I used a HandyQuilter design board on it.

Close up of the design
I used this board on a baby quilt a few months ago and I still love the look. This one has more puffiness than the baby quilt because of the polyester batting in it.

Thanks for visiting and happy quilting!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Look Back At Summer

I took these pictures about a month ago when the garden was in full bloom and I'm just getting around to sharing them with you.....I hope you enjoy them.

I don't know the name of these flowers but the butterflies were wild about them.

My Limelight put on quite a show this summer.It's still in bloom.

Niko Blue, a Hydrangea wasn't about to be out done. (Actually, Limelight is also a Hydrangea)

Poor Annabelle is so full of flowers that she's dragging the ground.

The hummingbirds are enjoying the honeysuckle now along with the trumpet vine.

 Thanks for taking a look back at some of my garden with me.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Block 5 of the Wool Quilt

I just finished block #5 of the wool quilt. This is going faster than I thought. However, once I start the Fall Session at school......Well, you know!

I traced all the templates for block #6 but because I was at school all day today nothing was done on it. I think that I'm going to start doing the triangles that connect the blocks so I won't have them all left for the end. I feel that if I start putting them together then they won't end up a UFO like so many of my other projects end up being. The goal is to have this finished and quilted for my guild's quilt show in 2013. Think I'll make it?

My customer sent pictures of the Winnie the Pooh quilt that I did for her and forgot to take pictures of. It actually has the binding on it. I don't usually get to see them bound so I was quite pleased. As I said before, I love doing her quilts. She dropped a cute lap quilt off for me to do (yeah!). I'm starting to get a few steady customers.

I love Winnie the Pooh!

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment and let me know you were here!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Patchwork Times

One of my favorite blogs "Patchwork Times" is doing a makeover. If you've never read Judy Laquidara's blog, you're missing out. It's one that you'll surely want to add to your list. Judy is an author of quilt books, a longarm quilter and a chicken raiser. Besides all that she designs quilts with EQ and shares her designs. Her posts are always informative. So click the chicken on my sidebar and head on over to Patchwork Times.

Thanks for stopping bye and happy quilting

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sun Bonnet Sue

I just wanted to share a quick look at the back of the Sun Bonnet Sue........You can see the quilting much better.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 9, 2010

The other Sunbonnet Sue

I just finished this cute Sunbonnet Sue for a customer. It belongs to the same customer as the Sunbonnet Sue that I showed in my last post. They are gifts for two of her great granddaughters.

Here's a closer view of the border....

I discovered a new to me blog last night. Starting on July 20th there will be a free block of the month. If you like Raggedy Andy and you like redwork, check it out. Just click on the cute Raggedy Friends pic on the right.

I've been having issues with Internet Explorer so I've started using Foxfire and it doesn't act much better. Has anyone downloaded Explorer 8?The last time I tried it really did awful things to my blog and I've been afraid to try again.

Thanks for visiting and happy quilting!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Well It's Getting There

Like I said......I have a little time off of school so I'm putting it to good use. I'm still working on the wool and here's what I just finished.

The Crows are on the wire........

This is the progress so far......

Only ten more to go! I can't decide which block to start on next, any suggestions. I'm kind of leaning toward the gardening gloves.

Have a happy day and thanks for visiting!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

School's Out

Well, school is out for a few weeks so I've had some time to do a few other things. I love school, but I'm so ready for a break.

I've been able to get a couple of customer quilts finished so I thought I'd share them with you.

Here's a cute baby quilt

I love the colors, they are so bright and cheerful. My customer was very pleased with it and so was I. The lady who pieced this little quilt does a wonderful job and her quilts are always fun to work on.

I had a great time working on this one also. I did quite a lot of ruler work and used my Circle Lord to outline the blocks. I did Piano Keys in the outer border. The print is just too busy to be able to see any quilting so this seemed like the best choice.

Here's a closer look.....

I got my EQ7 earlier this week and I've been playing and learning how to use this great program. I have both EQ5 and EQ6 but I never really learned to use them. I designed a couple of cute baby quilts and I'm trying to design a quilt for my granddaughter. I'll share that with you all as soon as I get something that I like. EQ is really addicting, I stayed up until 2 this morning playing. Need to spend less time on the computer and more time quilting (LOL)

Thanks for visiting with me. I hope to have more to show you soon!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

EQ 7 is comming

The Electric Quilt Company is comming out with the new EQ 7 in June. I'm so excited, I love playing with EQ6 and now there's going to be more really cool features to use. They are taking pre-orders and the information is on their website.
Go to and read about all the new features it sounds so exciting! I can't wait to get mine!
Happy Quilting

Monday, April 12, 2010

Just Checking In

I just wanted to take a minute to pop in and let everyone know that I'm still alive......though just barely LOL. School is keeping me quite busy so I don't have much time for blogging or quilting,I'm sorry to say.
I did manage to get a baby quilt done for a new customer but I forgot to get pictures before I gave it back. Drat! It was a really cute Winny The Pooh. She was very happy with it and has brought me another to quilt so that's what really counts. Isn't it?
I am still popping in to check on all my favorite blogs almost every day. I so enjoy keeping up with all that you wonderful people are up to.
Take care everyone, I hope to be back soon!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Good Intentions

Well the intention for the Friday Night Sew In was to work on the wool applique but, that's not what ended up happening. I did work on a quilting project however. I have two Quilt of Valor quilts that need to be finished before the end of the month and one is finished.
I practised free motion from the front of the machine on this one.
I think the swirls add movement and softness to the quilt.

One down and one to go......It does feel good to finish something!

Quilts of Valor are for a very worthy cause. I'm glad to be able to show my appreciation to the men and women of the armed forces in any way I can.

I haven't quit on the wool........

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Friday Night Sew-in

I'm joining the Friday night sew in at Handmade by Heidi. It will be Friday, February 19th. The next day we'll all post and show our progress. Check it out and join the fun. Just click on the badge and sign up. I'm hoping that it will keep me on target with my wool applique quilt. I know I won't finish that night but at least I'll be working on it. Because I'm back in school again, I haven't made time for it. Another byproduct is that it will force me to blog the next day. Something else that I haven't been very good at since I started this blog.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Block #3

Just a quick post to show you block #3 in the Primitive Garden Quilt. This one finished so quickly......The rest won't be finished so fast.

Next week it's back to school with an 18 credit load so don't know how much time I'll have for quilting.

Thanks for stopping by and.........

Happy Quilting!