Monday, January 30, 2012

Another quilt finished

Here's one I finished today for Arthene.
This is a tossed or disappearing 9 patch with sashing.

And here is is from the back:

Happy quilting!

Friday, January 27, 2012


Finally finished this beautiful BOM for Randi!
It took a while but I think it was worth it.
It's queen size so I had to take the pics a little at a time.

This next pic really shows some of the feather work in the side border because of the way the light plays on the fabric.
Click on the pic to make it larger.

You can see the feathers in the narrow top border in this pic: 

This one is devoted to to the feathers:

Here are some more blocks, you can see the curlie-cues in the white sashing in between the blocks.

And the last pic has another close up of the feathers:

I'm on to the next quilt today.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, January 20, 2012


Finished Froggin' for Robin.
She always picks out the cutest fabrics.
This one has frogs, snails, dragonflys and butterflys which I included in the quilting.

Here's the frog.
I enlarged a pic of the fabric and made a cardboard template and traced around it when I came to the bid squares with the meander.

Here is the dragonfly.
You may need to click on the pic to see it better.

And the little snail is crawling along on this one:

Here you will find Elliot waiting for all the creatures to fly off the quilt so he can play with them:
(Elliot lives with Robin who so graciously photographed the quilt when she got home since I didn't get it done before she picked it up.)

Happy quilting!

Monday, January 16, 2012

At long last

At long last,
Tom's Chocolate Quilt is finally on his bed!!

Happy Quilting!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Quilt

Just started a beautifully done BOM by Randi.
It has lots of needle turn applique and yo yo embellishments throughout the quilt.
I've just finished one block so far on this 
queen sized quilt:

Happy quilting!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The third "zone" quilt

Here's the last quilt that I did yesterday while I was in the zone.
This one is also for Debbie, the old pro.

This pic is not quite the top right fourth of the quilt.
I like quilting those long stripes with different designs.
It looks like it was a pretty easy quilt to piece and use up scraps too.

I basted a queen size quilt this morning so I better get back to resting so I'll be good to go to Guild meeting tonight.

Happy quilting!

Monday, January 9, 2012

In the zone

Man, I was in the zone this morning.
The quilting zone, that is.
I quilted 3 quilts but pooped out before I got the third one photographed.
This first one is for Debbie.
It is the Intro to piecing class at 
Quilters Corner in Midwest City, Okla.

Debbie did a great job of learning how to piece!
Here's the view of my quilting from the back:

Next up is a small quilt from another Debbie who is an old pro at piecing.
I love her choice of happy fabrics in this one:

Here's a close up of the quilting:

And the view from the back:

I'll post the other quilt tomorrow.

Happy quilting!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Here's a Drunkard's Path sampler I finished 
quilting this morning for Beth:

I did an over all loopy design on each block
and a back and forth loopy design in the sashing with a flower in each corner stone.

You can see the quilting better on the back.
I love how the turquoise thread shows up on the black!

You can also see the curlicue design I did in the turquoise inner border and then the 
faux feathers in the outer border.


I finished listening to a great book while quilting this quilt, "Between Shades of Gray" by Ruta Sepetys.
Read about the description Here:

I had no idea about this happening.
It's a very dark piece of history for the Lithuanian people but a very well written book.
(I love to receive my history in this manor!!)

Happy Quilting!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Yeah Doggie

In this photo released by Natasha Baydakova on Wednesday Jan. 4,2011 showing a Welsh corgi dog named Ole that showed up at a Cooke City motel four days after the dog and its owner were swept up in an avalanche. The dog’s owner died. The dog returned to this motel where they had been staying before going back country skiing
(BILLINGS, Mont.) — A dog that was feared dead after it was swept away in a weekend avalanche that killed its owner showed up four days later at the Montana motel where its owners had stayed the night before going backcountry skiing.
Search and rescue team member Bill Whittle said he was “positive” that the Welsh corgi — named Ole — had been buried in Saturday’s avalanche.
“The avalanche guys were up there on Monday investigating and they were looking for the dog too and never seen any signs,” he said.
But on Wednesday, Ole showed up exhausted and hungry back at the motel, four miles from where the slide occurred, the Billings Gazette reported.
“When I first saw the dog, it was sitting in front of their room staring at the door,” Cooke City Alpine Motel owner Robert Weinstein said in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday.
Dave Gaillard of Bozeman was skiing with his wife when the avalanche struck near Cooke City, an old mining town just outside Yellowstone National Park.
“His last words to me were, ‘Retreat to the trees.’ I think he saw what was coming from above, that I did not see,” Kerry Corcoran Gaillard told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
Gaillard’s daughter, 11-year-old Marguerite, was putting photos of Ole on poster board as a memorial Wednesday afternoon.
“She found out when she was halfway done with that that Ole was still alive,” said Gaillard’s step-daughter, Silver Brelsford.
Whittle drove the dog back to the family in Bozeman.
“He was tired,” Brelsford told the AP. “He’s doing really well now.”
“We needed this,” Whittle said of Ole’s survival. “It kind of cheered everyone up.”
Searchers recovered Gaillard’s body earlier this week. Family members were preparing for his funeral on Friday.

Happy quilting!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all!
I feel like I've been gone forever,
but I've taken some much needed time off from quilting and blogging.
In the meantime there were many Christmas presents finished, my brother's quilt, (remember that)
has one and a half more sides of binding to whip down, the label and it's done, a Kindle sleeve for myself and a whole lot of rest and reading.

A couple of nights ago, I walked outside and out of the corner of my eye I saw a face across the courtyard.
A BIG face.
Do You see it?

Only one other person I have pointed it out to could see it. So this morning I took pictures.
I can clearly see a face in the bottom right corner of this window.
Please tell me I'm not crazy.
Well I am crazy, but it's just really weird.

It is actually (form the bottom up)
a wreath, a white ceramic table lamp (the nose), the lamp shade with a crooked dark covering over it (making the bangs), all in front of a beige couch.
My husband sees an old lady bent over.
I don't see that at all.

I'm not crazy, I'm not crazy, I'm not crazy, 
well maybe a little

Happy Quilting!

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