Thursday, April 29, 2010

Relay for Life and a Quilt

Remember this quilt? Well, when my daughter-in-law was in the other night and mentioned that our local high school was going to have a "Relay for Life" event and asked if I wanted to donate something to be raffled. "Of course!" I said and this is what I gave her. Yesterday she sent home raffle tickets with my husband to start selling. :D
This is the reason I make quilts, to help other people in some way, shape, or form.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wonderful Color!

It was so nice out yesterday afternoon when I got home from work I just had to go outside and
take some pix of a few of the colors in my backyard!

I also got the binding on my Christmas quilt finished and thought it would be a great time to take a pix of it too. What a gorgeous day yesterday and I love my new Christmas quilt! I have a couple of table toppers made out of the same fabrics I hope to get quilted soon, or at least by this coming Christmas. :D

Hope your springtime is colorful where you are!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Crabapple Quilt

My Crabapple quilt is finally all pieced, yeah!! I absolutely love it and this will not be a gift, it will be a keeper!! All the different scrap pieces have alot of meaning , being in other special quilts, and I could never bear to part with them.
Now comes the quilting, but first I have to finish quilting one of our baby quilts from church.
I hope to finish sewing down the binding on my Christmas quilt this evening and then get a pix taken of it soon to post. I am loving getting some of my quilts done, what a joy it is!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Thank you all for leaving me a comment! It was great this morning to go do some shopping after church and not worry about getting home to finish someone's quilt. LOL
Hubby and I just got home, planted more in the garden, and now I am going to quilt away on my "Gallery Of Stars" quilt! The one thing that would make this all perfect would be retired from my real job!!!! LOL That won't happen for a while yet, so for now I will enjoy the quilting time I do have. Hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday!


It is definately official, I have closed my machine quilting business as of yesterday! After 10 of quilting for others I am now going to finish all my quilts. I will still quilt for friends and myself but that is all. YEAH!!!
The first thing I put in was my Christmas quilt. I love this fabric and besides this quilt, I have 2 table runners made from the same fabrics and my "Trick or Treat" baskets by Backbird Designs. It is so bright and cheery, it just makes me smile. :D
Have a great Sunday everyone! I just wanted to say, I am so looking forward to the first day of the rest of my life!

Monday, April 5, 2010


It is Monday morning and it seems like summer has arrived here in Indiana! Easter Sunday was wonderful and after lunch finished up quilting a customer quilt. I have one more quilt to do for this customer and then I am officially done quilting for customers! I have been doing this now for 10 years, besides working full time, and I think it is time to get all my unfinished quilts quilted. I will still quilt for a few friends, have been trading piecing for quilting and it is working out great, so tht won't change. I am so looking forward to "no deadlines" and things of that nature! I can't believe it has been 10 years, where did it go? I am also finding that the older one gets the faster the time goes. Now I am really feeling old but it is true!
Hope everyone has a great week ahead, the weather sounds like it is going to be great!