Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Church Ladies Quilt Auction Results

Saturday night the auction was held for the quilt I quilted for the Ladies group at my church.  I was very pleased that it brought.............


Friday, November 20, 2015

On my sewing table Friday...

An actual quilt finish!  This is Zoology Quilt #2.  My Zoology Quilt # 1 can be seen by clicking HERE. The fabric line is by Michael Miller.  

I had the fabric left over from the first Zoology quilt I made in 2012, and improvised with what I had to come up with the design. 

The blocks are 9 inches (finished)

I love the matching aqua blue binding.

This quilt will be for sale in my Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Zoology Baby Quilt #2

This post is linked to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced HERE.

I made a baby quilt using this Michael Miller "Zoology" fabric in November, 2012, and had a little of the fabric left. Last week I got busy making another quilt with the leftovers. You can see the first Zoology Quilt HERE.

Pin Basting:

Free Motion Quilting in progress:

I found some fabric for the binding that is the exact shade of aqua blue as the hippos.   I'm hoping to finish this one in a couple of days and list it in my Etsy Shop.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Sunday Nugget

We just returned from a trip to the North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia mountains.  Without even trying to find them, I took pictures from the car window of at least 30 barn quilts! 

Here is one of my favorite Bible verses that I added to one of the pictures.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Finished the Church Ladies Quilt

I finished this quilt a couple of months ago, but never got around to posting the picture.  The quilting turned out pretty good, which is a relief because I'm always afraid something will go wrong!

You may remember that I was asked to quilt the top by the ladies group at my church. It will be auctioned off later in November at our annual harvest day.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Watermelon Quilt

This is a quilt I recently finished for a friend.  She bought the fabric and asked me make it. 

The fabric had the panels printed on it and the borders were printed on both sides.  I had to cut the borders off and then sew them back on in the right places. 

I had two panels left over, so I made two matching 18 inch square pillows.

These pictures don't do this quilt justice.  It turned out to be beautiful.

Sunday, August 9, 2015


I'm very pleased to have made some great progress on this quilt. I finished pin basting it and have machine quilted about two bobbins worth!

My plan is to quilt as much as I can this week before and after work.  It would be wonderful to finish the quilting this week and do the binding next weekend.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Church Ladies Quilt

I was asked to machine quilt a quilt top donated to the ladies group at my church, which will be one item auctioned off at our annual harvest day.   I was more than happy to do this. My only concern was that I do a good job and give this top the quilting it deserves!  I think this is an Irish Chain variation, but I've never seen quite the exact pattern before.  The piecing is very precise!  I like the color combinations also.

So today I will start pin basting it.  I have asked for the Lord's help in this, and I will do my best.

I thought it would be nice to find a Bible Verse to read and think about while working on this quilt.  My hubby and I try to read a daily devotion every day, but some times we miss days and we don't usually do it on the weekends.  So we are on June 15th at this point.  I decided to see what the devotion for today's date would have been, had we not gotten behind. 

It's Perfect!  I can't write the whole thing on here, but the devotion for August 8th is based on 1 Corinthians 12:7, and is entitled, "Gifts by Design".   Here are a few lines:

"The father has endowed you with distinctive gifts and talents to fulfill your special role in edifying the body of Christ.  The Lord does this, not only to bless others and glorify His name, but to help you feel accepted, needed, and worthwhile by making you an integral part of His work."

"So honor your heavenly Father by surrendering yourself to His plan and exercising your gifts in the service of other believers.  It was the path you were created for and how you'll experience the depth of His joy, peace, and fulfillment".

"Father, thank You for the gifts You've given me and the wornderful plan you have for my life.  Help me serve You faithfully, amen."

"In His presence..... exercise the gifts He has given you."

I never thought about my ability to quilt being a gift from God.  But, if I have any talent, I surely don't take credit for it!  None, what so ever!

So I will Press On!    (Philippians  3:14)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Block of the Month (BOM)

I haven't been doing much quilting lately, but I feel the urge coming on again!

There's a new Mystery Block of the Month that begins on July 1st and ends in December which is being offered by Turning Twenty.  I thought I'd share it here in case anyone else would like to join.

Here's the link to sign up:

Mystery Block of the Month

Monday, June 8, 2015

Grandbaby on a quilt

Its so nice to put some of those quilts that I worked so hard on to good use. I wanted to take some pictures of Baby Jake outside and so I grabbed the Cheddar Bow Ties quilt.

These are pictures from an old post of the Cheddar Bow Ties Quilt.

I can't think of a better use for a hand made quilt that to put a precious grandchild on it on a beautiful day!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Quilted Spring Table Runner

I wanted to make a Spring table runner and this is the result.  I started out with some lemon fabric scraps and pulled more fabric and scraps to go with it.  I like it a lot better in person than in these pictures.


The backing is green and white dotted.  I can flip it over for a whole new look.

I used the sew and flip/quilt as you go method, but I just had to go back and add some more quilting.  I love how the swirls turned out.  I sewed the binding on completely by machine and it turned out great and was such a time saver. 

I added a basket of hand made spring colored cloth napkins and some dollar store fruit on a white platter.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Harper's Quilt

Here is a quilt I recently made for a new Great, Great Niece, Harper.  My inspiration was from a quilt made by my friend, Little Pen Pen, shown HERE.
 These aren't the best pictures, because it was a cold, windy morning, and I was quickly trying to get a few pictures before heading out to the baby shower.

I love that one little block with Little Red Riding Hood.

The backing.

I really like how it turned out.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Baby Brayden's Quilt

I made this quilt for my newest nephew, Brayden.  In this picture, it has already been washed and dried.  The borders are made from some light weight denim and I wanted to make sure everything would wash well.  It did fine!

The center fabric was too cute to cut up and then sew back together, so I just used it as it was.  It's perfect for a little boy.  The words says, "What happens on my tractor, stays on my tractor".

The back is made from red, white and blue fabric.

I'm now working on a little girl baby's quilt.  Almost every baby quilt I make is for a boy.  Its so nice to be able to use some pink.  I'll be posting a picture of it very soon, as I am almost finished quilting it as we speak.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday Sewing

Here it is February 1st already! I'm not a fast quilter, but I did manage to sew the final two borders on this quilt top today.

It measures 72 X 82.  I plan to quilt and bind it in February.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

WIP Wednesday - The Road Trip Quilt Along Blocks

Like so many other quilters, I am trying to finish some UFOs this year, before starting any new projects.  These blocks were made during the summer of 2012, as I followed along on the Road Trip Quilt Along that was hosted by the Sewing By Moonlight Blog.  

There are 16 blocks that needed to be sewn together into a quilt top.  I never did get the North Carolina block made that I planned.  Its still on my quilting bucket list though! I found fabric in my stash that would work for the sashing and corner stones.... because another quilting goal for 2015 is to use the fabric I have on hand.  I have been so blessed by the gift of fabric from my sister, sister-in-law and the mother of a coworker/friend at work.

I started working on it Saturday, January 3rd, and I've made quite a bit of progress this week. 

It works for me to try to work on projects for 15 minutes each morning before work.  This time around I am also trying to do 15 minutes after work.  I can usually do this while supper is cooking or while waiting for hubby to get home.

I spent some time on New Year's Day organizing my sewing room and moving some things around.  I moved the sewing machine to another window and I like it much better there.  Before I looked out on the road in front of my house and now I can look out over the fields.  This time of year there are no crops out there, so I can see for quite a long distance.

This post is linked to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.