Friday, November 4, 2011

Yummy Fabrics!

Had a great time last weekend with daughter being home! First thing on Saturday we made a run to a wonderful quilt shop and I found these yummy fabrics I just had to take home. It has been quite a long time since I have gone shopping for fabric and I was so happy to have found these. Now, what to make!

I also had a finish, yeah!! My stack of UFO's is getting smaller all the time. :D
Hope you all are having a very quilty weekend!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Quilt Finish And A Birthday!

Finally got this quilt finished! I have been trying to get my oldest quilts quilted and bound and am getting there slowly. This was not the oldest one but it has some age on it. Will get another oldie loaded in my machine later today I hope. Have a few days of free time so I had better take advantage of it. :D
This handsome guy below is my oldest grandson who turned 20 last week! Talk about feeling old, LOL!! He is a sophmore at Butler University in Indianapolis and is studying to be a teacher. I am so proud of him and I know his mother, who is looking down from heaven, is just as proud!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Fun Finish!

I finally got this wonderful quilt done! It was
the last pattern of Bonnie Hunter's that I have done and what alot of pieces I used. Great way to get rid of alot of scraps and have the quilt look good too!

This is how it looks hanging up in my quilting studio and I still couldn't get the who thing in one pix. If it wasn't raining I would take it outside but would have to hang it over the fence. Oh well, no matter how I look at it I still love it!
Hope everyone is having a quilty day!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It Has Been A Long Time!

It has been forever since I have been in blogland. Alot of changes in my life have been happening and things have calmed down and are back to normal, whatever that may be. I have been doing alot of piecing but little quilting and so I thought I would start quilting again with this wonderful table runner. My dear friend Angela pieced this for me in exchange of my quilting one of her quilts. She does such a wonderful job piecing and that makes this runner even more special! I have had this Thimbleberries kit in my house for I don't know how many years and am so happy that it is finished. It will be on display in my kitchen through the Thanksgiving holiday and I will love having it there to enjoy!
A little bit of what has been happening is that last November I had quit my job and spent many months at home quilting and enjoying my life. Alas the hubby wasn't too happy about it so I have been hired on at Wal-Mart an hour away. The fun part about my new job is that I work in the fabric department! I have had alot of fun there, talking to quilters and also to the college kids that come and buy fabric to make Halloween costumes and such!! I am amazed at how many of them are ambitious enough to do it! I can honestly say that it is never boring! That's about it. Now to go and check out what everyone else has been doing!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fun Day Of Quilting-Finally!

It seems like it has been months since I have been at my machine to quilt a quilt. Canning tomato juice and putting up corn has kept me pretty busy but now it is all about quilting again, YEAH! It's alot more fun and alot less messy than veggies!
I feel a little rusty but it is getting smoother as I go along. I am loving it already!
Hope you all are having a merry quilty day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Finally Pieced!

I love Snowball quilts! I made one years ago and loved it. I needed a quick gift one day and decided to give it away. Alas, I missed it terribly and after all these years I finally made another one. My last one was all in browns and golds so I decided I would do the blues and reds and anything else I could find in my scrap bin.
I have a quilt to do for a friend which will be started today, I promise, and then this one will be next. I have vowed to get my stack of quilts done before I start a new one, it will be interesting to see how long I can hold out without using my rotary cutter on a new project!!!! :D

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Thimbleberries Finish

I used to belong to a Thimbleberries Club at "Bits N Pieces" in Crown Point many years ago. We had so much fun and I loved the fabrics. Below is a quilt that I have had forever but until recently did it get pieced. My friend Angela pieced it for me and she did a wonderful job! I finished quilting it yesterday and so this morning I got some pix. I love the way the quilts look in the early morning light.

Below is a close up of the blocks. Aren't the colors yummy?

I have quite a few other Thimbleberrie quilts that are done but need quilted so will be working on them soon, first I have Angela's "Quilt -A-Long" quilt to get quilted. Another quilty day at my house, life is good!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mission Trip

What a great experience! I really enjoyed going to Joplin, MO and working out of the Grace Baptist Church to help victims. Our group built storage sheds out of lumber and set them at people's property so they would have storage to put their things. Below is a pix of me at the church parking lot waiting for more orders.

It was HOT there, one afternoon got up to 115 degrees and the humidity was horrendus, but that didn't stop the work that had to be done. I also helped in the kitchen at the church, they fed the workers every day. It was fun serving them and so I got to see quite a few volunteers that way. I can not stress enough how much the people there are so gracious and still thank God for what they do have. They have set a wonderful example for us all, and I do ask that you all keep these people in your prayers!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Quilt-A-Long Quilt Finish

My large Quilt-A-Long quilt is a finish and I couldn't be happier!

I wonder what the girls will come up with for the next Quilt-A-Long!??? In the meantime I will thoroughly enjoy this one.
This will be my last post for a while. I am leaving on a Mission trip with my church family to Joplin, MO. to do what we can to help with the clean up there. This will be my first Mission Trip and I am really looking forward to it. Please keep us in your prayers.
Have a quilty weekend and I will post when I return. :D

Monday, July 25, 2011

My "Weaving The Rails Quilt" is a Finish!

I finally finished sewing the binding down on my quilt and I am so happy it is done!

It was alot of fun but what alot of strips!! I have been much better with saving strips and squares and it sure did pay off.

Here's a close up of my quilting. I love this pattern because it gives this quilt so much texture and alot more interest. It has been so hot here the last week that I don't like going out and I am getting alot of sewing and quilting done this way.

Hope it is not too hot where you live!

1st Quilt-A-Long Finish

I have finished quilting and binding my first Quilt-A-Long quilt that will go to a quilty friend of mine. We each made the big quilt for ourselves and then we made the small quilt to send to each other. Below is my little quilt that will be sent to Angela. My large sized quilt like the one below is now on my machine ready to be quilted, which is my plans for today.

I have really enjoyed doing this and am looking forward to more in the future!
Happy Quilting!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas Stocking

After quilting a "Quilt-Along" quilt for my friend I got back to making some more Christmas blocks.

I have some trimming to do and then on to the next one. Once thing about Christmas blocks is that it does help me think about cold weather! We had a nice shower earlier and it cooled off until the clouds moved on and then the sun came out and so did all the humidity! I guess I don't take the heat as well as I used to. :(

Hope you all out there are staying cool wherever you are!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas Block #2

These blocks are so much fun to make so far. Did have a dislexic (sp) moment putting this block together, had the middle part in upside down and backward. Talk about a wierd looking wreath! I guess I should have taken a pix of the "before" block and then the "after". Well, I guess we all have days like this!!

Christmas In July!

It has been soooo hot here the last few days, the humidity is making it really miserable, and so today I decided to start piecing some Christmas blocks, it sure can't hurt!

My quilty friend Angela has sent some patterns to me that she had used, and since I still have some Merry and Bright FQ's I decided to have some Christmas fun in July!

Merry Christmas To All!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Good Cause

My daughter is helping raise money for the grassroots bicycle tour that supports the effort of finding a cure for cancer. If you would like to read more about Pelotonia and the great thing this event does, please vist her link:

It seems each of us has been effected by this horrible disease in one way or another. Let's not let another day go by where there can be new people diagnosed or lost to this disease! No donation is too small. Every bit gets us one step closer to finding a cure for cancer!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thimbleberries Delight

I have always loved Thimbleberries fabrics, I even used to belong to a Thimbleberries Club and have made quite a few projects over the years. In my older years :D I have picked out the Moda fabrics as my favorites and have never looked back. Well, I have quite a few kits of Thimbleberries and have decided to get these done and have fallen in love with the prints again. Below I have just finished up piecing a Log Cabin quilt that I will cherish. Each fabric brings back a special memory of the quilters and teachers that I will never forget.

I took this pix so I could define the different fabrics at a glance.
I even kept the little threads attached until I get ready to quilt it. LOL

My husband always teases me and says "How come you can't remember what we talked about yesterday, but can remeber everything about a quilt you made 2 years ago!" Is there anybody out there like me????

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Finally Pieced!

My friend and I have been doing a "Quilt Along" the last few weeks and we have finally finished piecing the quilts. It seems like I have been working on these two quilts forever but it has been alot of fun! My quilty friend Angela and I are making the little quilt for each other in each of our fabrics. Her fabrics are so girly and adorable and mine are more masculine looking. What a win-win situation in our opinion!

I just finished putting on the borders this afternoon so now it is time to quilt them both. Angela is hand quilting my quilt, I am so excited, and I will do hers by machine. They both are going to look so cool. :D
Here is a close up picture of the border fabric. I had a hard time deciding whether to go with the blue color or the red but finally decided on the red. I think it gives the look a little punch.

I just love doing these quilt alongs and love to see how all the other quilts look like!!

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Finally Done Piecing!

After a very nice quilter sent me some of her fabrics that I had run out of, I finally got all the blocks pieced and ready for the next step. My studio is a mess with little pieces of fabrics and thread, but oh, it was so worth it! This is one quilt that will stay with me forever, never to be gifted away.

Off to the dentist I go. Have to have a root canal, and since I am not a good patient, I have been given some really good pills that relax me and I am almost to the point of taking a nap. I have a 20 minute drive to make to get there, thank heaven I live where I will take the back roads (through the country)to get to two towns over for my procedure.

Have a great afternoon! I know I won't!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Another Block

Another day of the Quilt Along and here is a different block. It is so pretty but since I am using FQ's I am afraid I might run short on a few and then I will have to make new ones. Oh well, when you don't know what the quilt will be that will happen. I can always order more fabric I guess. :D
I really like the bright colors with these fabrics, gets me in the mood for the 4th of July!
Wow, and it is just around the corner!! Happy sewing!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

In The Meantime.............

Since I have the pieces of my "Quilt Along" quilt up to date I decided to get some quilting done for a friend of mine. This quilt is for her grandaughter and it is so adorable!

I just love the colors and I know this young lady will cherish it for years to come!!

Playing around

Yesterday, after I finished my last clue on my "Simple Things" quilt, I was playing around with some pieces of one of the blocks and came up with this cute strip which I think would make a great border!

I think I will play some more and see what else I can come up with. Happy piecing!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I Just Can't Stop!

I just can't quit making these great stars, large and small!
Well, not really, lol! I have a quilty friend who is making this quilt in some of the most beautiful pastel fabrics that I had commented on and she liked my fabrics so we agreed to make each other the small version in our fabrics. I have been working on these stars this afternoon and am to the point of actually putting the little stars together. I must say they were actually pretty easy. Hope you all are having a great day, I love days like this!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ready For More!

I am finally done piecing the first steps of the "Quilt Along". I am pleased with my fabric choices and I am looking forward to the next step!

I am anxious to see what fabrics choices everyone else made cause I know they will all be beautiful!

Friday, June 17, 2011

All Fixed Now!

I decided my quilt needed a frame, just didn't look right. Sooo, I dug through my scraps and found this border leftover from a prior quilt. I think it was just what the doctor ordered!

Now, it is time to get busy on the Quilt Along Quilt!!

A Finish & A Beginning

I just finished piecing my new Schnibbles Pattern "Recess" and I think it needs a dark printed border. I always seem to like the darker borders, I guess it is like putting a pix in a pix frame. May have to do some shopping to find what I need, a hardship I know.

Today we received the next step in the "Simple Things Quilt Along", yeah!! I have to cut my fabrics yet but I am really anxious to do this quilt. I love my fabric choices and so the quilt will be wonderful too. Hope there are alot of you out there that will be playing along, am looking forward to seeing all the different ones!
Happy Sewing and have a great day!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

An Old Friend

It has been a busy summer this year, family get togethers, weddings, hooking up with old friends, etc. It has also been fun hooking up with quilts that I haven't finished, but started many years ago. The one below is one of them. I started this quilt while in Paducah with friends. One of the girls had taken a class with the designer, Edyta Star, and taught a group of us how to make the blocks. It was fun but I had put it away and not finished it until yesterday.

I will always treasure this quilt. It is filled with fun, laughter, and memories of a wonderful trip to a quilt show in Paducah!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I'm Lovin It!!

I fell in love with the "Weaving The Rails" quilt that was in American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine so I just had to make my own version. And as the title says, I am really lovin it!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Blocks Pieced -Check

I finished piecing my "Weaving The Rails" blocks this morning, yeah!!! And the postman brought the book for my "Acorn Hollow Quilt Kit" that I had found stashed away.

What a great day! Since it is so hot here in NW Indiana today I have spent the time quilting a quilt that I had made many years ago and decided it needed to be finished too. The older fabrics have brought back alot of memories. I love days like this! :D

Sunday, June 5, 2011


When I posted about the quilt along it was beginning to storm and so I forgot to give you a link to look for. I apologize profusely!!

Go to or

I sure hope this gets you there!
Cornfield Quilter

"Simple Things" Quilt Along

I was looking at my favorite blogs last night and found a "Quilt Along". I love these, quilters making the same quilt at the same time and seeing each others progress. Naturally I signed up and then spent most of the evening picking out my fabrics. It didn't take me too long, had bought fabric a while ago and decided it would be perfect!

You also get a fun "button" to put on your blog. :D
"Quilt Along" with us, it is going to be fun!!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I WON!!!

I am so excited!! I won a copy of Kim Brackett's book "Scrap-Basket Sensations"!!! It has some of the cutest patterns I have seen in a long time and want to make them all.
Thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop (which is the shop I shop at all the time :D) for sponsoring this give away and thanks also to Sinta from the Pink Pincushion Blog for posting this on her blog.
I still can't believe it!!!!! :D

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Looking For A Pattern

I am looking for a pattern and I hope someone can help me out. I have been going through my quilt kits and doing some sorting and I came across a bundle of fabric for a quilt but no pattern with it. The quilt is called "Acorn Quilt" and the fabric looks like Nancy Halvorsen fabric. I have gone through all my books but do not find that pattern in any of them.
I will be happy to swap a few FQ's for a copy of this pattern if anyone has it.
Thanks in advance for any and all help in this!
Am I the only quilter that does something stupid like this????? I guess this is what happens when I keep kits as long as I do. :=(

Monday, May 30, 2011

Finally Pieced!

I just finished piecing my "Basket Of Logs" quilt and couldn't be happier! I had quilted this quilt for a friend many years ago and have wanted one of my own ever since. The border on this quilt challenged me until I finally got the hang of it. I know I will use this on other quilts in the future.
I did use up alot of my strips that I had accumulated over the past couple of years and will have to start cutting more and putting them away for future use. It's a great way to make a quilt bigger!

Have a quilty weekend!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fun Week-Tough Week

I am still plugging away and working hard to get my "Basket Of Logs" quilt done. I took time out to help my grandaughters with their quilts but am now concentrating on these blocks. I have all the baskets done and am working on the log blocks. I am so excited and will definately be keeping this one for me.

It has also been a rough couple of weeks. You see I lost my oldest daughter to Leukemia when she was just 25 years old. 14 years ago last week was when she went to be with the Lord. Before she passed away, one of the people I worked with that lived in Georgia was a friend and neighbor of Alan Jackson who was my daughters favorite singer. Being the wonderful person that he is, Alan Jackson autographed one of his hats and had it sent to my daughter. My daughter put it in a glass case with her pix beside the hat. I now have this wonderful gift and will always thank Alan Jackson for making my daughter so happy in her final days!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Busy Busy!

I have been having so much fun lately! I have pieced a few quilts but have been trying to get some of the ones I have already pieced quilted! My grandaughter Jenna has been in to visit with me and to finish piecing her quilt that she started a while ago. She is so busy with school and other activities that it is fun when she has time to come in to visit and sew. Here is a pix of the quilt she pieced and I just finished quilting. She hasn't had time to learn how to quilt on my machine yet so that will be her next lesson. I am excited about teaching her and hopefully she will love the quilting process and continue it as she gets older.

Well, we can't leave her younger sister out! The quilt below is the one I was quilting on when she stopped in last week with her mom and sister and asked me if she could have it. Of course this grandma can't resist when they ask so sweetly so I just finished quilting and binding this quilt and it is ready for her to take home.
I have been enjoying staying home and not working so much! I have worked outside the home for over 30 years and it took me a while to get used to being home and now I am so content in my little world that sometimes it takes alot to get me out of here. With all I have been doing here at home I just can't for the life of me figure out how I found time to go to work!!
Happy Quilting to all!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Where Has The Time Gone??

This is the longest time I have been away from blogging and I have missed it terribly, so I am making time today to do some catching up.
I have been doing alot of quilting for friends and for myself and have been working on piecing a couple of quilts that I have wanted to make for a long time. My grandaughter has also been here to work on her quilt and it is now pieced. The backing fabric has been ordered and she is wanting to quilt it herself on my machine. I am so proud of her and can hardly wait until her quilt is done.
I have also been looking for a new job, left my old job in Nov. It took me a while to adjust to the old routines but have finally adjusted. I still get up at 5:00 a.m. but I love that time of the day, so quiet and fresh. Hope to be able to plant the garden soon, had alot of rain!
I have rambled enough, but it is sure good to be back again!

Monday, April 25, 2011

What I've Been Working On

It seems like forever since I have posted. Having alot of problems with my pictures and hope to get that fixed the next time my daughter comes to Indiana. We were in Ohio this last week for her surgery, she came out of it great! Now for the recovery.

I have had this quilt done for a while and so I thought I could get it quilted quickly but that hasn't happened. Hopefully I will get it done tomorrow but am not holding my breath. For
not working outside the house I don't get nearly as much done as I did when I was working
full time, and I still get up around 5:30 every morning! Too many interruptions I guess. LOL

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Quilt for Cousin's New Grandbaby!

One thing about quilting, when relatives have babies come into the family they want a quilt. I am always honored when they come to me and ask me to make them one. This cute little quilt will be for my husband's cousin who will be having a little boy grandbaby. This is a Scnibble's pattern called "Roundabout" and I think it will be perfect!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Basket Of Logs

The quilt that I will be making with the fabric from a prior post is "Basket Of Logs" in the book Log Cabin Fever. No one guessed the actual quilt but "Linda" and "Swopester" did get the right book so if you would both email me your name and addresses to I will get a gift out to each of you. I have started on the quilt, sewed a couple of pieces together, LOL , but will try and get it all done after I get the baby quilts done. I am a bit intimidated by this pattern, it will be interesting! Happy quilting everyone!

Finishes and Starts

I have had computer problems and I now can finally get back on my blog, YIPPEE! I hate not being able to post and show you what I have been up to. My first finish is for a baby from church and I will give it to the mommy this Sunday. I love the Bliss fabric, it just makes me happy and I know the little one will love it too! The next pix is for the little one's brother who didn't get a quilt when he was born. I think he will like the funny wierd looking Octopus's in the border, they are a real hoot!! And this last pix will be a quilt for my cousin's new grandbaby that will be born in about 6 months. It is a Schnibbles pattern "Roundabout" but I will make it bigger. I just love this pattern and if all goes well I will make a lap quilt for myself. Now, I will figure out if anyone in my little contest from a previous post has the correct pattern that I will be doing after I finish the baby quilt. Stay tuned!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Can you guess the pattern?

This is a quilt I have wanted to do for a long time but just never got around to it. I decided since I have the time now I would get it cut out and get started. If you can quess the pattern it will be worth a couple of FQ's for you, interested?? I will give you a hint to put you on the right path. This pattern was designed by Evelyn Sloppy.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Blue Heaven

I finished piecing "My Blue Heaven" today after lunch and I absolutely love it! I tried hanging it outside on the fence to get a pix but it was too windy and wouldn't stay on it. Had to settle on hanging it on my quilt frame. Once I got the hang of the pattern it went pretty fast so I think I will make one in reds and pinks next. It would make a cute Valentine Quilt don't you think??!!