Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Finish!

It has been a beautiful Sunday here in NW Indiana. This afternoon turned out to be wonderful with almost no humidity what so ever, so different from what it has been. I finished up sewing down the binding on this, another really old quilt that just needed quilted, and wanted to get a pix of it before it got too late.
I bought this kit many years ago at Paducah, I think it might have been the first time I had gone, so it has been in my sewing room for quite a while. It was a very simple pattern but it was the colors of the fabric that I really loved and still do to this day. The fabrics are why I love the quilts I pick, not the patterns usually, and the butter yellow is one of my all time favorite.

I am back working on my little baskets for my "Christmas Treat" quilt and have a couple of quilts to quilt for church. I recently purchased "Flower Basket Medallion" pattern by Kim McLean. I love the quilt and will probably do it all in 30's fabrics. It will be a long process but I think well worth it! Alot of fun projects ahead!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

An Oldie But a Goodie!

I finally finished quilting this old quilt yesterday and finished up the binding after church today. I don't know the name of this pattern, but I think it was a Thimbleberries pattern, I may be wrong it has been so long.

I am showing a close up of a couple of the blocks for Amy. As you can see it is nothing fancy just free hand fun! I will use actual patterns sometime but just going with the flow is so fast and so much more fun!

I have another oldie, I got the kit in Paducah one year during the quilt show and have had it finished just a couple of months ago. This one will be alot of fun to do, a real girly girl quilt. :D
Have a great Sunday afternoon and happy quilting!

Friday, July 16, 2010


I love Fridays! The anticipation of having 2 days off from work, Saturday and Sunday, is exciting to me. I always look forward to it. Another thing I am looking forward to is what kind of give-a-way should I have with my upcoming 300 posts. I can't believe I have that many so I suppose I should come up with something pretty special.
For now I am working on getting some of my very old quilts quilted and the quilt I am doing now is one of my oldest. I pieced this back in the 90's and the background I used for this is one of my all time favorites.

It has very simple blocks and I think maybe that is why I like it so much.

Hope everyone has a very quilty weekend!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Another UFO Ready for Quilting!!

What a great day it has been here in N. W. Indiana. It was not real hot and muggy today but it was more fun staying inside to finish piecing a quilt that has been calling for me to get it done!

It's called "Circles Of Scraps" by Patricia Riley. It is in the Quilt Sampler 2008 Spring/Summer magazine and my quilt is made all out of Jo Morton fabrics.

This quilt was my first attempt to make these particular blocks and they are not perfect by a long shot but I really like the design they make. So different from what I am used to. I love just looking at them. :D

One other special event I attended this weekend was an annual get together of some of my high school girl classmates. I believe it was our 3rd year of getting together and more girls joined us this year that we haven't seen for years. Alot of reminising, some tears, and a whole lot of laughs, oh, and food. A great time was had by all and we hope more gals will join us next year!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Finally Finished!

I am loving finishing up old quilts and this one is one of my oldest. I have a couple that will be quilted next that I pieced over 10 years ago and what memories they bring back. Maybe that is why I love making quilts, there are alot of memories that go along with each one.!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Quilting Fun!

What a fun holiday weekend it has been! I have
spent most of my time cleaning and quilting. I know the cleaning part doesn't sound like fun but when the dog is at the kennel I clean like crazy.
Hubby and I took a ride one afternoon and drove through the country looking at all the wonderful corn and bean fields and ended up with a Dairy Queen blizzard on our ride home. Our grandson stopped by and we had a wonderful visit with him. I will miss him when he goes to college this fall, but will love to visit him in Indy and all the quilt shops too!

The pix are of a quilt I pieced years ago and have never finished. It is full of memories and now

I will be able to get it finished. I don't know what I am going to do with all the quilts I have but it is just so satisfying to finally be finishing them all! Hope everyone had a fun and somewhat quilty holiday! Back to work tomorrow.