Below is my grandson's honor jacket that needed some patches added. The ones on the back were easy to add but I couldn't use my machine to add the ones for the sleeves that are leather. Need a professional for those. Don't you just love it when your grandchildren ask you to do things like this for them?
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I put this quilt in the machine and will start on it tomorrow after work. It should take no time at all to quilt, will do an overall since the quilt is so busy.
I can now also now visit all the blogs I have missed. It will be fun to catch up and see what you all are doing! I want to wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season this next week!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Now I will go and check out what you all have been doing, I have missed blogland!!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Here are few of the blocks I came up with. I always buy extra fabric when doing a project so I didn't have to worry about running out.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Many many years ago a few of us quilters were sitting around a table at Bits and Pieces and decided to have a block swap with this pattern. It was so much fun and alot of wonderful fabrics were used. Some ladies have had their quilts done for a long time and last night I put the last stitch in mine. I will treasure it always!
Friday, November 6, 2009
It really is addictive and very portable. :D
Saturday, October 31, 2009
We have had alot of rain here in the last few weeks so havest is going very slow! It will clear up, the farmers will get in the fields, get a good days work in and then it will rain. At this rate we figure we will still be taking in corn at the elevator at Christmas! One thing about it, we are all in this together so we are all taking it in stride. Our farmers are just the greatest!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Here are just a couple of pix from our front yard and the colors we enjoy for a few weeks each fall.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Now off to work on some applique and try and figure out what quilt I will work on next. I have to piece something before going to work every morning. Decisions, decisions.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
I take a few minutes each night to put a leaf or two on my 30's quilt so it is progressing bit by little bit. And this last weekend I got these three to stop for a minute to get a quick pix. It has been raining again for 2 days so the farmers won't be doing any harvesting today. There is so much grain out in the fields around here still, we will be doing this at Christmas time. We have been joking about that but now I am beginning to think it might happen. It will get done in due time, it always does. TGIF to all!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
I am still working on "Sherman's March". There are alot of pieces but it will be worth all this work in the end. When I do the half square triangles I mark each block. That takes alot of time but it is the only way I can get an accurate seam.
Just when I think I have them almost done more seem to appear behind my machine. I guess they were just hiding. :D
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
These are some of the main fabrics I will be using for this quilt. A few pieces I already had but the ones on the left I picked up this last weekend. I just love the colors.
Next is the Web Samplet quilt. I picked the finishing kit from Common Threads because of the applique. I think it looks wonderful with the blocks surrounding it.
And finally, this is what I am working on now before work. It is "Sherman's March" from Bonnie Blue Quilts. There are tons of small pieces to this quilt but it will be stunning when it is done. It really goes fast once you get all the pieces cut. :D
Last but not least, I want to thank all you wonderful ladies that comment on my blog. I haven't had much time to get back and thank you all for stopping by, and for that I apologize. Don't have time at work to get this task done and the evenings I have to fight hubby for the computer. LOL He is in the other room this evening and so I took advantage of this opportunity to get a post in. Again thank you!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The fun stuff---
The quilt below is the quilt my quilty friend pieced for me. She was in town this last week and we had dinner together on Thursday evening and she brought this beauty to me. It is a Carol Hopkins pattern, "Baskets for Betsy" and I love how it turned out! Below is the quilt I am quilting for her in exchange for her piecing my quilt. We have had this arrangement for quite a while now and it suits us both. We even have the same first name, how weird is that?? I am so glad we connected all those years ago and I look forward to many more to come in the future! Her quilt is made up of all different bears and they are all adorable. Her piecing is exquisite so it is a true joy to quilt them.
I had a wonderful surprise from the mailman at noon. One of my PIF gals sent me a darling table topper that matches my colors in my studio perfectly. Isn't it wonderful? Thank you so much again Angela, it was so sweet of you!
You couldn't have picked anything more perfect!
Have a wonderful quilty weekend!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Have a safe and quilty holiday weekend!!!!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I have really been into the reds lately and when I saw the new Inkwell Reds, well I just had to have them. Don't you just love em!!
This next pix is a little sneak peek of a scrap quilt I have been working on between work and quilting a quilt for my "quilty friend". You know who you are. Hopefully I will get alot of it done this weekend! That is my goal! :D Anyway the scrap quilt below is mainly leftover half square triangles from the quilt I pieced on vacation, "Old-Time Treasures". I guess you could call it my "Fringe Benefit" quilt.
It is over the hump day and a holiday weekend is coming up. YIPPEE!!! Hope you all have a safe and fantabulous weekend!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Another shop we stopped at had some great civil war fabrics and so I had to get some yardage of them. A couple of these will be great backgrounds and of course a few FQ's jumped into my bag to come home with me too.
I always like some fun quilt kits and I thought these would be great to have.
This last pix is some of the applique I am doing on a quilt that was a block swap with quilty friends back in 2002. This is one of my "must get done" quilts. I am enjoying adding the flowers and leaves, love the 30's repo fabrics. They are just so fun and cheery. This is taking alot of time but that's ok. It will be so worth it when it is all done
The next quilt I finished was a "Web Sampler Quilt" from different shops that I ordered from off the internet. I loved the fabrics in this quilt and was so happy to get it completed.
After packing up and tending to the bears we left Atikokan Ontario and headed for Stoughton Saskatchewan so the guys could hunt for Elk. Below is my husband with his that he got with a bow and arrow.
This trip was great since we stopped at some great quilt shops along the way to Canada. We shopped at "Quilted Treasures" in Rogers, MN, "Bear Patch Quilting Co." in White Bear Lake, MN., "Charlottes Quilting Web" at Stillwater and while we were in Saskatchewan we went to "Quilters Haven". All shops were so friendly and helpful and of course the fabrics and displays were awesome! It was a great trip this year but as I said before, there is no place like home!!