Friday, November 2, 2012


It's been a few years since I've shared any pictures of Dillon. He's now 4 and growing up to be quite a cutey if I must say so myself. Who's prejudiced, not grandma!


We were in southern Illinois at the Garden of the Gods this summer and having a ball. I really think the kid is part mountain goat (Pardon the pun). He wasn't the least bit afraid to climb these huge boulders. Grandma on the other hand was another story but to keep up with him, these short little legs did climb them too.Boy try to get up on them at my age.
The view from the top is truly spectacular.....
It's part of the Shawnee National Forest. If you get a chance to visit, it's well worth the hike!

Catching up Again!

I won't waste time apologizing for all the time between posts. Lets face it, I'm a bad blogger.
I will however get straight to sharing pictures of  some of the quilts that I've finished since my last post:

This first one is a quilt that I helped my friend piece for her daughter's wedding present. It's a photo quilt with pictures of both the bride and groom from childhood to adulthood.

It was custom quilted with lots of feathers. 
Next is another custom quilt with lots of feathers. I'm on a feather kick.........
I used a ruler from Deloa Jones for the rope border, it's really slick.
The center star is surrounded by curved crosshatching and the same treatment is applied to the center of the star along with feathers in the points. I used a variegated thread in the colored parts and black for all the backgrounds with a solid red in the sashings. I really love how this one turned out. I wish I could have kept this one. I'll have to make one for myself (Who's dreaming now?)
Think I'll end now and save some for another time.
See I really have been busy.....honest, I have!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

This one's for you friend.

My friend Abigail wanted me to post pictures of this quilt for her so here it is. This is a quilt that I recently did for one of the local quilt shops. I was so honored to be allowed to quilt it and when I brought it back I was doubly honored to have it placed in their front window.

This is the top before quilting.

When I brought it home, I couldn't for the life of me figure out how I was going to quilt it but with a little help from my friends and my computer it went quite well. I've been using Photoshop Elements and a Wacom Tablet to draw out designs for some of the quilts. I took an online class from Carla Barrett at that was very good.
Here are close-ups of the quilting designs used on the quilt.
And the finished quilt.
 (I'm sorry, I didn't get a good picture of the borders.)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and please come again!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Two more for Ruth

I did two more of Ruth's beautiful quilts. The first is a Pinwheel with nine patches. She loves doing scrap quilts and her color choices are so wonderful. I used a panto called Swirls N Twirls.and white SoFine thread on the top and in the  bobbin.
I love the back, it's so soft and pretty!

I'm not sure of the pattern for this one. It's quilted with a panto called Feathered Plumes with Blue SoFine thread in top and in the bobbin.

Here's the back 
Both quilt have Warm and Natural batting.
I know that there is a ton of space between the last two pictures but no matter what I do I can't get rid of it. I'm sorry. Blogger seems to have a mind of it's own.

Thank you so much for looking. Please come back again soon.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Catching up

It's been a while since my last post as usual so I'm going to play catch up.

Here is a quilt that I quilted as a raffle quilt for the Girl Scouts

 The back is Girl Scout fabric.
I used a panto called Swirly Gig and a lime green thread. It turned out very nice, the pictures don't really do it justice.
I have more quilts to share but I'll save them for another day.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Been Busy!

The first quilt is one that I quilted for Amanda, it's  her sister's Christmas present.I used a pantogram called Variegated Shells. It gives great texture to a quilt without being dense.

This next one is a Pinwheel Quilt done for Ruth. The pantogram for this one is Swirl N' Twirl. It is a great one to add movement to a Pinwheel.

Pam's took me 3 weeks to finish. I know I'm slow LOL! I did a lot of intense feathering on it. I'm not sure what the pattern is. It seems to be a variation on Drunkards Path. I had all of these wide open spaces that I just had to fill.

                                                            Love the back!

Georgia's quilt is a variation on a Log Cabin. Again I used Variegated Shells. This one has a Minke backer so I didn't want anything too dense. It is the first one that I've ever done with minke so I was a little apprehensive, but (call it beginners luck) I didn't have any problems with it.

                                                           The back is so soft

 And last but not least is Joann's baby quilt. It's a cute panel with flying sheep. The pantogram (Double Plum) is one of my favorites.It looks great on baby quilts.

                                      (I have to find a better place to take pictures)