Tuesday, June 29, 2010

customer quilts

Hopefully everything is back to normal here.. oh wait, were we ever normal?
We lost my 97 year old grandpa last week so I haven't been on here much or gotten much of anything done really... He lived a good long life and was ready to go be with grandma again. I already miss him a lot...

On to the quilts now, yesterday my little granddaughter called and wanted to come over, I told her sure but I still have to work on quilting for a while... when she got here she said she was happy because she finally gets to work with me in the quilting room.... I put her to work unwinding bobbins that didn't have enough thread left on them to use... we decided that this is her summer job and she gets 25 cents for every bobbins she unwinds... she made 5.50 and was so excited about it... oh yeah she is saving for an iphone... lol she is only 7 and already wanting an iphone....

The first quilt here is what's on the machine now.. it's very cheery and bright, perfect summer time quilt I think...You can't really see the pattern I'm doing on it but I will post a picture when it's all done...

This is a nice big quilt too, it from the book "Block Explosion" I love that book... I think she made this one for a wedding gift...

This customer quilt is called Diamond Dust..... very pretty and I really like the border on it...
Here is a close up of the quilting on it...
This one I can't remember if I have posted it before or not but I found it in the photo file but don't remember posting it.. so anyway here it is, it's the X block pattern... it really is a bright pink but doesn't appear to be here...very cut quilt and cute border which doesn't really show here except very little in the bottom right corner.. I need to take better pictures I guess...
Yesterday was 106 here... today is suppose to be a couple degrees cooler but still sweltering hot.. I have to get out and run errands but going to try and get out early before it gets to hot...
Happy Quilting





Friday, June 25, 2010

June 25 2010

Just wanted you all to know I am still here.... My grandpa passed away Tuesday morning, the funeral was yesterday.. He was 97 years old, lived a good long life and will be missed by all...
I will be back posting in a few days...
Stay well and stay safe....

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Customer quilts

Just a few free minutes here tonight so I thought I would share a few customer quilts..... I have more pictures on my camera but I'm to tired to deal with them tonight.... so hopefully tomorrow I can post a few more..

Wild life quilts are always nice.. my son would love to have either one of these two...


Until next time.... Happy Sewing




Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I've been trying to get on here and post for the last few days..the one day it was so slow I couldn't really do anything and the other days I was just to busy to get to it... but here I am now.. Hope everyone is have a good weekend so far.

We had Rylee and Rett here all day Friday and had a fun day with them... Have you ever played with the 3D chalk? It's pretty fun and you can really get creative with it...
Rylee and Rett sporting their 3D glasses.This pink flower fabric I picked up a few years ago while traveling... I can't remember now exactly where I got it but I am think in AZ... anyway I never could find any fabric to go with it.. it's kind of a different tone of pink... so recently I took it with me to "To Quilt n Sew" and Dyna helped me find the pink for the border... looks like it was made to go with it, a very good match. Thanks Dyna....


Here is a close up of the quilting... This is one of those new patterns I got last week... very pretty and I really like it....

The brown polka dot minkie on the back looks so pretty quilted.
Just a quick little wall hanging I made the other day.... those little blocks are only about 5 inches. Those are some small monkey wrenches...not sure yet what to quilt on it....

Have a good Sunday and stay happy stitching...




Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Miss Rylee and her Tutu she made... and quilts

My little grand daughter Rylee.. she is so creative and crafty... today she made this cute little tutu all by herself. I may have to commission her to make a purple one for Molly....


If you look really close at Rylee you can see that she lost her first tooth, well really she lost 2 in the same week and made a good bundle from the tooth fairy...


This is her art project she did at school this year... as you can see she got a first place blue ribbon on it. The way I understood it is that her school could only pick 2 art pieces from each grade to enter into an art show and hers was one of them...I think she did very well for a 7 year old... Very nice Rylee, I am so proud of you girl...
This cute little Wonky Scrappy Log Cabin baby quilt is what I worked on over the weekend and finished it up this morning.....I have a new panto that I'm going to do on it... I'll post a picture to after I quilt it. This was fun to do but the border took longer to do than the blocks... it was so fun and easy I started another one using brown scraps...

Stay Happy Stitching


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pretty and Ugly...

Here's the ugly first... This is what I found while working in the flower bed today... yesterday Dennis power washed some tables and chairs and stuff on the patio so I'm thinking that's where it came from because I don't think black widows are usually in flower beds, I think they like to hide under stuff... that's what I'm telling myself so I will still work in the yard...lol

Of course Dennis had to play around with it for awhile... just squish is already....

And now for the pretty.. these are a few roses we planted in the spring.. they are blooming so pretty...


Always remember to stop and smell the roses...


Almost all done...

Here it is... I finished the quilting Saturday morning then ran to the quilt shop for fabric for the binding, came home made it and sewed it on, now I just have to hand sew it to the back and make a label.
I think this is one of my favorite quilts I've made....


When life throws you lemons, throw them back and demand CHOCOLATE


Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy happy happy

A few things that make a long arm quilter happy... New patterns and new thread.... Love the scrumptious pink color.....don't you? These are just a few of the new threads and my favorites in the order....

See the pattern laying flat there.. that's the one I am using on my quilt in the picture below.... I'm just about done with it, I was hoping to finish it tonight but I just couldn't do anymore.... so first thing in the morning I'll get it done.....


Sorry the picture is so dark... I need a new camera :)

I am so happy to be finally doing this quilt.. I kept pushing it to the back of the line... now I wish I would have done it sooner... oh well I will be happy when it's done even though I don't have the bed anymore that I had originally made it for...



Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love.

Stay Happy Stitching.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Anyone remember this quilt?

I think I posted this quilt awhile back but I can't remember for sure, anyway I made it a few years ago, it's my first hand applique work..the flowers are appliqued. I used all 30's repo fabric on it. So I dug it out of the closet last night and got it all pressed, got the backing ready for it and it's my project for this weekend.. I may be able to start on it today.... Yesterday the brown man brought me a few new panto patterns so I will probably chose one of those for it....
and now for a few customer quilts... this first one the lady started it years ago for her grand daughters wedding and just now finished it.. I think we all have quilts like that... I know I do... Beautiful quilt Sharon...

How pretty is this... I do believe it was hanging up at "To Quilt n Sew" for awhile.
How about this one.. I think it's called Chimney Stones... not for sure now though.. anyway a very nice quilt.....this lady stole it out of her moms closet and brought it to me to quilt for a surprise for her moms birthday.. how wonderful is that... The mom never knew it was missing.
This next one is her first quilt ever.. she did really good on it... love those colors...

Oh Betty, you will probably like this one a lot since you love the X block ... I really like the borders on this one...
She used Cuddles for the backing, which you can get from "To quilt n Sew" Robin has quite a few there to chose from.... very soft like minkie but without so much stretch...

And the last picture is for you Cindy... do you remember this?
May your bobbin always be full!
Stay Happy Sewing.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

No monkey business here....

No monkey business going on here, it's baby bib business....These are so fun and easy to make. I wish I had more of this monkey fabric but only had enough to make one bib.



This little set I made for my daughter to give at a baby shower... the girl loved them and now has a bouncing baby boy....
Oh yeah terry cloth works well for the backing fabric too... That reminds me I need to go get more terry cloth.
And a few more.. what a better way to use up scrap fabric and you always have a nice little gift for that new little bundle of joy....


Ok and now on to a few customer quilts.

Sure you all recognize this one as a Thimble berry quilt, only she did the borders a little different.. Still looks very pretty. She always does very nice work.

I wish I had a better picture of this one .. It's all done in counted cross stitch... so so cute.

This one may look familiar.. I did one almost just like it a few weeks ago... this one is for her other little boy.... I did dwirlling on it and it looks so cute... those little boys are going to be so happy about their new Dino quilts..

My friend Helen is so thoughtful and love making quilts for Linus.. this is the latest one she made.. also did some dwirlling on it...

Tuesday I went for a mamo...it didn't look good... yesterday they called and said there are changes from the last one so today I go for an ultra sound... wish me luck.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller

Snap wallets and magazines...6/2/2010

Love these little snap wallets.. I made two of them... This one I use for my business cards. Wouldn't they be a perfect gift with a gift card stuffed inside, a gift card from a quilt or fabric shop of course...

Erin here are the magazines you were asking me about... The first one is the one with the little bib pattern in it.. I made them a little different than they did but it's the same pattern....

And as you can see the turtle pattern here... love both of these magazines...