9 Patch Garden

Bonny sent this quilt. I am not sure of the name. But she said it was a replica of a quilt that hangs in a museum…..:)

The little border of squares on point are all appliqued. They are one inch. Yes, I said one inch squares all the way around are all appliqued.  The tinyIMG_8668 flowers are about 2.5 inches all the way around and those are also needle turn applique. AMAZING! IMG_8666 IMG_8667

So Beautiful!

It is so gray out today. Lighting is difficult for the pictures. So I tried in several areas. IMG_8669 IMG_8670 IMG_8671

I quilted continuous curves, feathers, stipple and lines. It turned out so beautiful. IMG_8672

Thanks Bonny! Always a pleasure working with you.




Blue & Yellow Celtic Roses

This is a Celtic design right?IMG_8673

Bonny sent this along with hers (it’s a friend of hers) and asked for an all over type of design. IMG_8674

The background is yellow with little blue roses. I actually think I have used that fabric in one of my quilts..isn’t that funny? I recognize that all the time. So I quilted all over roses and leaves to compliment the fabrics already in the quilt. IMG_8676 IMG_8677

I love the simplicity of these type of designs…..it controls your focus….and everything besides teh pattern falls away. Color choices are really important in these types of patterns.  She chose very well. IMG_8675

Thanks ladies! Always a pleasure! IMG_8678It’s difficult to get pics on a  gray day. I hope you get an idea.

Favorite Things & Scripture

So I have not long armed since Thursday. Today I have to get back in the saddle. :)

Friday I had breakfast with the ladies, I had a class at the shop and then I made dinner for my family. I had a pounding headache….so I decided to maybe start working on something that was not going to cause me stress if I messed up. So I put together a top called “My Favorite things” by Sweetwater. I bought it last year ( i think) I thought it was so cute. I knew it would be quick & easy….but somehow I still waited. I completed the embroidery last night during Revenge.   The original has blanket stitching around the applique ….but I am going to quilt those down with my long arm. So I just embroidered the words and anywhere I thought a french knot should be placed. :) I will also add buttons after it’s quilted. IMG_8664

so now it is ready to go.IMG_8665

Then Saturday we spent the morning working in the yard. It was so windy we could not rake and get the grass in better shape. But the boys transferred rocks and started the concrete bottom under the trellis.  So that was nice then I spent 4-5 hours at the quilt shop for a few more classes. Came home to make dinner for my kids + a few extra. :) Then I cut out this small wall hanging/tabletopper. I used scraps …..and had some fun. I pieced it on Sunday after church. Well later in the afternoon before dinner. Sunday night after dinner is always game night. So I decided hand work was best for afterwards.IMG_8662

It feels good to get these off the cutting counter…they have been floating around it for a long time. Waiting. So binding & backing are all cut & ready to go.IMG_8663

I hope you all have a great Monday! I have so much to get done today.

It’s just another day in life. :)


Fabric Fast Stats 04-13-14

This week I was slow going. I am not sure what I have been doing? Household stuff? adjusting into routine? I have no idea. But I just couldn’t seem to get it together in the studio. But I did put together the City Planner 9 Patch.IMG_8643

I also put together this quilt. The center of each block are printed panels. I am not sure why….but I let myself get sucked into these quilts every once in awhile. I added frames to each block and put them together. What I lack in piecing-> I am going to make up for in quilting. I think, I can bring this (cheater) quilt to life with my long arm.  :) IMG_8644 IMG_8646

I also made a little wallhanging with some of the leftovers. The name of the line is called “Everlastings” by Sandy Gervais. (moda)IMG_8645


I also had to cut backing & Binding for a Round Robin quilt that came back to me this week. I just used extra wide muslin for my backing……the quilt is another HUGE one…so I had to use a yard of 30′s fabric for binding. Between the few Round Robin quilts I have had to add to and to finish my own…I have scraps of 30′s yardage left. That is officially the first type of fabric I have wiped out of my stash. I have several vintage projects that need to be worked on…???? But knowing me….I would add something modern to them anyway. :) I can’t wait to quilt my 30′s quilt. Other than my GFG that just came back….I did not have a 30′s quilt in my collection. So now I have 2. And they both came back in the same week? Pretty Awesome!

I keep asking myself if I am going to start quilting some of these quilts that I keep making? Seriously the bins are getting ridiculous again. But I stand in front of the machine all of the time…so I have a hard time motivating myself to work on my own sometimes. It comes & goes in spurts. So I just have to go with the flow.

I also got a SWOON quilt back this week. Amy and I have been trading for years…she made a Swoon for herself and for me. OF course all of my fabrics were Amy Butler….so I chose a Backing from my AB stash and it’s called “Charisma” Pretty perfect right? That was 5 yards. plus half a yard for binding. IMG_8655 IMG_8656


Fabric Count 278.83+6.5+10+1+5.5=301.83


6.5 yards for the 9 patch city planner

10 yards for Everlastings

1 yard of 30′s binding

5.5 for Swoon

Bolts I have purchased this year:

Black -3

White -3


Extra Wide Muslin -1

Personal finishes for 2014 (these are ones I made from start to finish):

1. Scrappy Squares (pieced & quilted)

2. Amy Scraps (quilted)

3. Scrappy 500 HST (quilted)

4. Soothing Gray quilt ( quilted)

5. Modern Monkey Baby (quilted)

6. Dresden Flowers (flimsy)

7. The Grinch Quilt  (quilted)

8. Mod Vintage Tablecloth quilt (quilted)

9. Scrappy Swoon (quilted)

10. Scrappy Owls (quilted)

11. Scrappy Postcards (quilted)

12. Double Delight (quilted)

13. Deep Sea Bubbles (quilted)

14. Red, black, white & gray Big & Bold (flimsy)

15. Scottie Dog Houses (flimsy)

16. 9 Patch Scrappy (flimsy)

17. Asterisk Quilt

18. Pumpkin Pie (quilted)

19. Baby quilt (whole cloth/cheater) pieced & quilted

20. Scrappy Jelly Race pieced & quilted

21. 2 Shopping Bags

22. Galleria (pieced)

23. Bubble wand quilt (quilted)

24. Charisma’s Flock of Birds (quilted)

25. Valentine Quilt (pieced)

26. Celtic Solstice Flimsie

27. Improv Charms Flimsie

28. 2 Hope quilts

29. Granny squares flimsie

30. Scrappy Sassy (Flimsy)

31. Scrappy Sassy (flimsy)

32. White Star Quilt (flimsie)

33. Gold Ring (flimsie)

34. 9 Patch Delight (flimsie)


35. 9 Patch City Planner (flimsie)

36. Everlastings quilt (flimsie)

37. Everlastings Wall-hanging (flimsie)


Scrappy Trade Quilts Finished:

1. Harmony’s Soothing water quilt (Quilted)

2. Plaid Bouquet (quilted) Made by Annette

3. Snowman Advent Calendar (quilted) made by Karin

4. Snowman Welcome sign (quilted) Made by Karin

5. Squared Origins (quilted) Made by Harmony

6. That Thirties Thing (quilted)  Pieced By Annette ( will post this later today) Some pics are posted on Fb.

7. Wing It! Rectangled (quilted) pieced by Annette

8. Scrappy Origins (quilted) pieced by Harmony

9. Peaches & Cream (quilted) Pieced by Annette

10. A Tisket A Tasket (quilted) pieced by Nelle

11. Snowman Country (quilted) Pieced by Nelle

12. Table runner (quilted) Pieced by Harmony

Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

Gayle made this sweet baby quilt for a special girl. IMG_8650

I quilted Flowers, leaves, swirls, L’s & e’s, loops ect. Anything to bring out all of the details that Gayle created. IMG_8651 IMG_8652 IMG_8653

Fun Fabrics, cute pattern and lots of texture!


I love a personalized quilt….I really do. All of the details make this really special. Thanks a bunch Gayle! Always a pleasure working with you! HUGS!