Friday, April 29, 2011

Things That I Love/Package

Betsy sent me a wonderful package.

I got these wonderful blocks for my Things That I Love quilt.
 I think she picked the right woman for each of us. Just too cute!
Plus she sent three more blocks for my quilt. The little pumpkin will be applique'd onto a background.

Look what a wonderful panel. I'm taking it next week to match to fabric so I can start working on it.
I'll be blogging about my plan for the panel real soon.

I just love this pattern she sent me for Mother's Day. I intend to prep the first block this weekend. I must admit the borders scare me.

I love that Betsy sends me quilt magazines that she is finished with. Look at that cute pattern in the right corner. I better get busy cutting circles.
Happy quilting!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

10 Minute Block hahahahahahaha

My first block probably took 30 minutes. I just could not wrap my brain around that folded pieces of fabric. When I finally got it I apologized to the woman in the video for threatening to slap her. It really wasn't her fault that I wasn't as smart as Barb and Hetty. If you haven't tried the 10 minute/3 seam block, the possibilities are endless with this block.
Close up
I think I will add a narrow border using the polka dots. My quilt finished at 40" x  60".

I've cut enough blocks for another quilt using some really ugly fabric. Hey! Ugly fabric wants to be loved.

Happy quilting!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Boot Bash April BOM

Molly did a great job with this pattern, I love the barbed wire fence in back of the boots. I haven't decided about sashing yet. I used some flannel for part of the boot that Betsy gave. I had never used flannel in applique' but I had no problems and will use it again.

Lacy's boots
My boots
Happy quilting!

Friday, April 22, 2011


Lacy thinks I'm picky about my purse. Must only have 1 strap, no black or brown give me some color and the inside must be cloth. When I get tired of a purse and I don't have a new purse, I go back to old faithful.
I got tired of old faithful.I bet she weighs 10 lbs before I put all my junk important items inside. So I made me a new purse. I may add a snap. I'm sure glad Betsy sent this fabric to me.
Happy quilting!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Stroller Snuggle

I used the left over yarn from all the dresses and made Chelsi a stroller throw. I hope she loves her's as much as Aiden loves his.
Happy quilting!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Project

I know I need to get some of the quilts quilted that I have finished but I keep forgetting to purchase batting and I'm down to a piece about 32 3/4" x 25 1/2".

Betsy blogged about this quilt yesterday and I want one. lol So Betsy and I emailed back and forth several times, then I got busy starting on my blocks. My unfinished blocks will be 6 1/2"x6 1/2" since most of my embroidery designs stitch out at 4" x 4". It takes 128 blocks and the quilt was designed by Dale Ritson. Betsy and I are going to call our quilt Things That I Love.

If you would like to send a block for my quilt I would love for my friends to be a part of my quilt. I will send a block of the same size to anyone who sends me block. If you don't have my address, I will email it to you. Any background color, any technique as long as the unfinished block is 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".

A pretty bra
A little dog that reminds me of Mary Lou.
Chocolate ice cream cone
I love Old World Santa's. It didn't turn out exactly the way it was in my mind.
I have a list of designs I want to do and I'm really excited about this quilt.

Here is a sneak peek at what else my embroidery machine is doing.
My embroidery machine worked for 6 hrs yesterday. I got worried it was going to go on strike. lol

Happy quilting

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Island Baby

Remember this fabric that Barb wrapped around the buttons?
As soon as I saw it I knew I would be making Chelsi a dress using the tutorial from Craft Snob. I have another dress made but need to match ribbon to it and I have one cut out.

Hubbykins said Chelsi would be ready for a vacation on the islands as soon as she gets here.

Happy quilting!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lazy Hearts April BOM

April's block was so fun to make. I pulled bright fabrics because plants burst with color around this time.
Then I just had to add some sashing. I had bought some heart sashing from Inch Worm Fabric and I think they will work perfectly. I did this one first but I think I'm going to change it on the second row like the second photo.
I like the sashing better on the second row better on this one.
I had fun making these blocks and adding the sashing. If you would like to join this BOM, it's not too late.

Happy quilting!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Be Attitude April BOM

For some reason this block was so much fun to do. I'm already checking next month's block.
Happy quilting!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Victorian Cape

I made Chelsi this cape, size 0 to 6 months. She should get some use out of it this winter. It took me about 20 hrs to make it. I will be making another one in red for Chelsi to have for Christmas.
Happy quilting!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Autumn Red dress

I made another dress for Chelsi. This is the last one for a while. The yarn was called Autumn Red.
This the flower I crocheted for Chelsi's headband. It will match all of the dresses that I have crocheted.

I am working on something else for Chelsi. The pattern called for a tiny hook and tiny thread so it is taking me a little while. Hopefully, by the end of the week I will be finished.

Happy quilting!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Barb was contacted by Button Mad to give away 10 cards of buttons. You guessed it, I won a card of buttons. They are so cute. I don't know what I'm going to do with them YET.
Barb wrapped the little birds in this beautiful fabric and I know what I am making with it.
Thanks, Barb and ButtonMad.

Happy quilting!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Blossom Lane

I ordered the kit for Blossom Lane from Inch Worm. The fabrics felt so wonderful. It was an easy kit and went together very quickly. I hope to get it quilted this weekend.
Happy quilting!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Farmers Market

I finished this quilt in 2008. I don't know why I hadn't quilted it. Farmers Market is a free pattern by Pat Sloan. Pat did it as a BOM. I love this quilt and had a lot of fun making it.

I used the same fabric for the binding that I used for the backing.
Happy quilting!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bear Bag

I won the little bag that Tonya made while make a video tutorial. It is just perfect for my purse.
Thanks, Tonya.

Happy quilting!

Monday, April 4, 2011

April towel swap

Barb got her towels out early. I think she did a wonderful job. Hubbykins and I love the yellow polka dot towel.
Happy quilting!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


I finally gave a try to putting a zipper in a bag. I'm not sure what I did wrong but the bag will not close completely. I will try again SOMEDAY.

Happy quilting!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Heart wall hanging

I made this wall hanging for Lacy. It turned out to be a practice piece also as I had found a stiple design to use on my embroidery machine. I would not want to do a large quilt using this design and I need to learn to judge the placement of the design better.
Did you notice that the word "better" is smaller than the other words? Why? I didn't change any settings.

Happy quilting!


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