Tuesday, July 31, 2012

More Quilt Show Quilts

This is so simple, but absolutely adorable.

This rick rack and hand quilting, makes it.

Love this one, and the more I look at it, the more things I like about it.

This one took my breath away.  
Love the read.

This is so darn cute.
Who would think of putting on their own polka dots?

Here is another one that I found stunning.
I love the colors.

Yes, this is made of ties. 
Love the gray.

And here is one more that I found visually pleasing.
I love the color of the leaves in the border.

There were so many needle turn applique quilts there, it made my  head spin.
I would imagine 100's of 100's of hours of work.

Monday, July 30, 2012


I went to Utah this week and stayed with my sister in law.
She is an amazing quilter.
Everything is always perfect.
This was on her frame.

Then my daughter and I went to the quilt show at the Springville Museum.
I love this show...no vendors...just beautiful quilts.

Loved this one and loved the way they sewed on the rick rack.

This one was fun.  
Love the yo-yo's.

This border was adorable.

This one was Callie's favorite.
I loved it too.
Can't even imagine how long it took.
This quilt was a reproduction of one her grandmother had made.

Love this border.
I have to learn how to do these vines.

More tomorrow. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Quilt Group

I went to my quilt group last week. 
It was at a small home.
Here is one of the group quilts--it is waiting for a border.

Dixie finished quilting this.
I blogged about this quilt earlier.
I suggested they ask the grandchildren on the quilter if they would like it.
I know my daughter would love a quilt from her grandmother.

Here is another group quilt.
I love how different they are.

I went to a quilt show yesterday.
I will start posting pictures tomorrow. 
They were AMAZING! 

Saturday, July 21, 2012


I wanted to get this little dress done for the goose before we see her next week.

I am always surprised that I can still remember how to construct a little dress.
These little sleeves are so darn sweet.  
They remind me of flower petals.

I didn't realize that this neckline is a little sweetheart  neckline.
It was fun to do.

I am still trying for a decent picture of this.
I am going to quilt it next week.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Chevron Quilt

I am not sure how I feel about this quilt.
I took it outside for better light to take a picture and it was cloudy.
Still love the pattern.

This is what I ended up with last week.
I really wanted to make a tree skirt, but was overwhelmed  by my Christmas fabrics.
However, I found a pattern this morning that I would like to try, 
so....I may get the Christmas fabrics out one more time.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Day 4

Last Fall I bought Fons&Porter's Quilting Celebrations magazine.
It had beautiful projects in it, however, most of them had rounded edges.
Rounded edges = Bias cut binding
I am not a fan of bias cut binding, because it uses so much fabric.

So I just put these right sides together and turned them inside out.

I loved the way these turned out and am going to make some greens ones today.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Click-It Bags

Click-It Bag 

2  coordinating  fat quarters

2  four-inch pieces of 3/4" width, metal tape measure, ends trimmed to a curved shape

Matching thread  ( a walking foot is helpful if you have one)

  1. Decide which fabric will be on the outside of the bag.  Cut the fabric 10" x 10" .  With the reaming outside fabric, cut two 2 inch squares to be used for the prairie points.
  2. Cut the lining fabric 10" x 12"
  3. Lay the lining fabric right side down.  Fold the two long sides to meet at the center and press. Repeat with the outside fabric.

       4. Center the outside fabric on the longer lining fabric with the raw edges together so that the finished sides of both pieces are facing outward --wrong sides together-- There should be about 1" of the longer piece sticking out on both ends.

Fold these ends over the shorter fabric and press.

  5.  Turn down the ends of the bag again to form a band.  Press.  Place the prairie points in the center under       the band , pin in place.  Top stitch  1/8" along the top and bottom edges of both ends of the bag.  Place the metal rulers inside of the bands, curved edge facing towards the outside of the bag.

  6.  Fold bag in half with the outsides together--right side together--stitch , starting at the top.

   7.  Turn bag right sides out and your done!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day 2

A friend gave me a little kit to make a Click-It coin purse around Christmas.  For that reason I decided to make it during my Christmas in July week.  But after I made it, I knew I had found my new Christmas work gifts.  I made these yesterday.  And cut out more to work on today. I will share the directions, because it is easy, fast and fun.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Day 1 of Christmas in July: Bowling Pin Santas

When I put away the Christmas stuff, I left these two out.
They either needed fixed or tossed.
They are tied to memory, so I decided to fix.

But here it is July and they still are looking at me, so they inspired me to do a Christmas in July.
 Pandora was playing a nice variety of Christmas tunes as I tackled this project.
I hate glue guns, so I went with Elmer's.

Let's face it, the days of big hair are gone.
I swear, Mrs. Santa smiled at me when she got her new clean cut hair.

They aren't perfect and they never were.
When they are dry, I will store them away.

Now on to some Christmas gifts.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Red, White and Blue

I finished this bag up.  I like it.  

The rest of my sewing time this week has been on this.  I tried to needle turn applique. 
I watched some YouTube tutorials and then gave it a try.
I didn't buy special scissors, thread or needles.  I just did it.

I'll let you be the judge..and Dixie and my quilting group.
I put the yo-yo's on instead of a plain yellow center.

I asked Dixie how I should quilt it and she said, "Every where."
Good thing it isn't very big.

When I started this I really wanted to make something log cabin.
I love the way the light and dark work together.

Next week I am going to work on Christmas projects. 
Happy Christmas in July.

Monday, July 2, 2012


I have a friend and she called me one afternoon and asked if I could come over and help her put a bag together.  I went right over and saw this.  I loved it!  So I helped her put it together and took home her leftover 2 1/2 inch squares.  I needed 122 of them and she had 125.  I would have never even have  looked at this fabric, no less purchased it, but I loved her bag.  I need to open my mind.


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...