Monday, December 1, 2014

Feathered Christmas Tree

A friend of mine made the Christmas Tree quilt below.  She has a long-arm machine, but she is still learning.  When I saw the beautiful quilt, I told her it needed feathers in the boughs.  She was stymied!  She said she couldn't do that, so I offered to do it for her.   I think it turned out beautifully, and I can't wait to see it after she finishes doing her meandering on the background.  What do you think?

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  Only 24 days until Christmas!!!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

In the Spring of 2012 I participated in a group on the Missouri Star Quilt Company Forum.  We each made 27 Jacob's Ladder blocks, sent them in to the group leader along with a postage paid envelope addressed back to ourselves.  Shortly, we each received back 27 quilt blocks from all over the world!  I put my blocks together without sashing and quilted it some time ago. Even in the heat of the humid NC summer, I often sit under the quilt in the evenings when Hubs is comfy in the A/C!!! Among the blocks are two from my friend, Klasien in The Netherlands, as well as a block from Jim's Queenie, who I met at Paducah last year. Even a block from a neighboring North Carolinian in Louisburg..  I love the quilt, it stays on the back of my vintage goose-neck rocker (I think my dad bought two of them when he returned from WWII). It keeps me warm in more ways than one. AND, since we always are first out to point out our mistakes (design elements?), the backing is a directional fabric and the fairies are going both ways!!! Careful when you cut that backing in half next time.

Like most blocks, the placement of the Jacob's Ladder blocks creates many different quilts. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Boxy Bag

I made this bag a few months ago.  I've been very lax at posting on the blog.  Too much going on.  Anyway, hope you like the pictures.  I tried to get the directional fabrics going the right way, but it didn't work out.  Oh well--it's my first and for me, so it's okay!

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A quilt for my sister

My sister turned 70 on November 15. She LOVES Jo Morton fabrics, so I decided to make her a quilt using mostly JM fabrics. Michelle Pearce from NJ was at our guild in the spring, and she had panels that had sayings printed on them regarding 'sisters', so I purchased one from her. I used Atkinson Designs "Yellow Brick Road" pattern and placed the word squares throughout the quilt. Funny thing is--when I cut out the word squares, there were 20 of them (I think), but when I started putting them into the quilt, there were only 15. So, I guess somewhere along the line I dropped 5 of them. If I ever find them, I guess I will make her a pillow! She loves the quilt, and I got a text from her this morning that she was at the beach and has the quilt on her bed there.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hello, everyone.  After a lot of thought, I am jumping on that blog train.  I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.  I love quilting and sewing.  This is just the beginning.