Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Christmas Quilt

I am happy to say that I am done quilting this one. 

This is stamped cross stitch.

I always say that a quilt will tell you what to quilt.  I put this freehand - type - tree.  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Adventure Quilt

I cut out this quilt last weekend.  It was a major pain, but I am liking the way it is turning out.  
I saw this pattern in a magazine and remembered I had the moose and deer squares left from another quilt.
I picked up the print at a fabric swap. 
And I used a scrappy background, so here is another quilt without going to the quilt store.
Next week I will work on the boarder.  

Who knows, I may take it with me on my next adventure.

Until then, I am going to visit my granddaughter and her parents.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Spuds Quilt Group

So I belong to a quilt group, but I can't always go because...well, you life.  But I went today.  My favorite part is always show-n-tell. 

 I can't believe how much of this Dixie had worked on.  It looks great.

I love this cute little quilt.

This one was Norma's mother's quilt.  She just finished it and had it quilted.

Here is her Stack and Wack.  I really need to learn how to do this.

 This is Dayle's '10' quilt.  It was is our latest group quilt.  They all are so different.

And here is a quilt Joyce made for her new granddaughter.  Joyce is amazing with paper piecing.  
I have missed these ladies.  I always learn something from them.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Grandma's Quilt

For Mothers Day I thought I would post a picture of this quilt.  I found the top when I was a teenager.  My father's mother made the top.  It had been a quilt at one time because I could see the quilting lines on it.  It was missing the side boarders.  A few years ago, I decided to make it a quilt again.  I used the same quilting lines.  My grandmother died when my dad was 8, so I never meet her, but I as so happy to have this quilt. 

 I have been thinking about making a quilt using these.  

 This quilt is inspired by pictures like this one in the Sawtooths of Central Idaho 

Or maybe this, from Yellowstone.  

Taking trips like these always inspire me.

Almost twin bags

So I made another bag.  I really like the one with the yellow in it better.  I will keep the other bag and have it ready.  These things just tend to come in handy.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

They are starting a new farmers market around here . I love farmers markers and every year I think I want to set up camp at one, but I just can't make myself give up every single Saturday morning.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


So I finished 3 of these.  I am having some serious regrets about the green one.  I think I will make another one and use yellow instead of the white print.

I love making bags, because they go so fast.  
I use fleece or iron-on fleece interfacing.  
The handles move right along.  Here is a 3" x 18"  strip. Press about 1/2 and inch.
 Then put on a 1" x 18"  piece of fleece.
 Just fold over the raw edge and bring the folded edge over it.
 Sew right down the middle and then top stitch about 1/4" on both sides.
 This only takes a few minutes and it keeps it's shape.  

Minky Backs

 When I made this quilt,  I envisioned a bright pink minky back. I found the minky  (on Amazon and it is a nice minky) and t...