Sunday, November 30, 2008

The apple quilt top is finished!!!!

What a fun quilt to put together. It will hang up in the store and I'll get it quilted soon when I make an appointment with my quilter.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gift Exchange for Quilt Guild

Each year in quilt guild we have a gift exchange. A few years ago, we exchanged a homemade hot pad. Last year we exchanged homemade pincushions. Well, this year, it has to be a homemade ornament out of high quality quilt fabric. I hope this will do, I made a set of 4 for the exchange.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Thankful List

On this day of Thanksgiving....Here is my thankful list. Please know that if I listed absolutely everything that I'm thankful for, the list would go on forever.
1. I'm thankful for my family.
2. I'm thankful for my sweet husband.
3. I'm thankful for my children...sometimes this is a mixed emotion..hahaha
4. I'm thankful for a home.
5. I'm thankful for food to eat.
6. I'm thankful for transportation.
7. I'm thankful for would not be worth living if there was nothing to distract us from the hard times.
8. I'm thankful for fabric with all my heart. It speaks to me.
9. I'm thankful for friends. They truly are the spice of life. They bring me great joy and teach me so much.
10. I'm thankful for a great job and the world's best boss. I'm spoiled rotten.

Everyone enjoy the few remaining hours of this most THANKFUL holiday and reflect upon the many bounties we have been given. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow....but wait until Christmas!!!

I had fun creating this little gift for that special holiday coming up. Used up some scraps and it was really a lot of fun....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What does one do with leftover quilt blocks???

A couple of years ago, my sister gave me some left over quilt blocks. Tonight, I made a set of hotpads for the upcoming Christmas gift giving. What a great way to recycle and finish up projects....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Duck, Duck, Goose

Here is a sampling of some of the blocks that I have constructed so far....

I found that on the duck blocks that you really need to square up each triangle to have a completed block that looks good and symmetrical.

The pattern is called Duck, Duck, Goose. It has a few pieces to sew together per block, however, an intermediate can handle it with ease. If you are a beginner, have a more experienced quilter nearby.

I get to make another quilt for the store, using a pattern from one of my favorite designers, Kim Diehl. I love how she mixes her colors and patterns for a real show stopper. It is using her new line of fabric from Henry Glass and a few fillers.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cock-a-doodle-doo or is it cluck cluck cluck

Just finished this set of chickens or roosters for my kitchen. I found the paper pieced pattern online with one of those free websites and gave it a try. Fun project!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


You can't catch me I'm the GINGERBREAD MAN...This set of hotpads were made using 3" squares of scraps and a little trim to make a 9-patch. I saw a lady at the fabric store with one in her hand and I went home and created my own version of the GINGERBREAD MAN. Fun project!!

Block Jack..We do this at quilt guild...

Last year, we started "Block Jack" in our quilt guild. It is open to anyone in the guild. A pattern is picked out for the coming month and distributed to the guild. It is optional whether or not you want to participate. You may make 1-3 blocks that you take back the next month and participate in a drawing. The winner takes all. If you win the blocks, it then becomes mandatory that you keep participating. This month the block was Sunbonnet Sue. Never being a fun of Sunbonnet Sue, I didn't make the blocks, however, when I saw how cute they turned out, I feel like I was left out not making one so I will be making some soon.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Check out the new quilt I'm making for the store...

This quilt is titled Cider Mill Quilt and the fabric is all apple inspired with names of apples and pictures of apples....what a fun quilt!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Love, flowers, blue skies, heavens above, harvest, each new day,sunshine, music, America, family, angels, friends, mountains, stars, home. This by far is one of my favorite things I have made. It is a pattern by Bareroots that combines embroidery with quilting.

Remember the pilgrims...

Imagine being a pilgrim in a foreign land with all the hardships that were endured. But what a heritage they have left us and we so enjoy THANKSGIVING because of it.


Turkey time....I'm sure for the turkeys they are wishing we would eat more beef or chicken. This is the time of year that I love and look forward to a well cooked turkey, yum yum.


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