Monday, February 28, 2011

Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

Barb at  is having a giveaway. WOOHOO!! Poor Barb is homesick for the islands. So  run over to Barb's and cheer her up. Plus today Barb is celebrating her 32nd anniversary and AND her son will be 31 on the 4th. Lots going on at Barb's.

Barb is giving away her pattern. Isn't it adorable?
Good luck!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Baby Bibs

A non-sewing friend asked me to make some baby bibs for her. I think I better start thinking about making bibs for our new baby, August will be here before you know it.
Can you tell they are for a little girl?

Happy quilting!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Snowball quilt

I started quilting the Snowball quilt Sunday morning. I used a design that came with my embroidery machine. Each design takes 3 minutes. Then I had to walk back into the dining area so I could re-hoop the next block. Hubbykins said I probably spent more time walking back and forth and re-hooping.

Here is a close-up of the design.
The back of the quilt shows that the quilting needed something else but I didn't know what else so I washed and dried it.
Should I have connected the designs with cross hatching?

Happy quilting!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Milestones 2/12-18

Last Week's Goals 2/12-2/18
  1. Snowball quilt - layer, baste, quilt Nope
  2. Cowboys and Indians-applique 2 cowboys 1, 2 Indians 1, 3 sheriff's stars 
Not a good week for sewing. I feel asleep every time I sat down Sun, Mon, Tues and most of Wed.
This Week's Goals 2/19-2/25
  1. Snowball quilt-layer, baste, quilt
  2. Sunbonnet Sue-prep and applique' 3 more blocks
  3. Hexagon- baste more hexagons, make more hexagon flowers 
  4. Bandana bibs-make 3
 Kim (A Peach In Stitches) is sharing her weekly goals. She even has a a Mr. Linky on her blog if you wish to share your goals and work through them weekly.

Happy quilting!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Let's play Cowboys and Indians

Betsy sent this pattern to me. The pattern called for 5 of each. Lacy wanted 4 to represent her 4 children. I will not make the 4th tepee, star, cowboy or Indian until after March 3rd. Lacy is going for a ultrasound on the 3rd and if by chance the baby is a girl the remaining blocks will be pink.
I have my strips cut for sashing but I can't sew those unless I need to add pink. I guess this quilt is on hold until after March 3rd.

Happy quilting!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sunbonnet Sue

I've had this book probably for 10 yrs. I've made a few of the quilts in it but never the one on the cover. That quilt was the entire reason I purchased the book. I started the quilt finally. My background will be ivory and navy and I'm not sure about the borders. I know the something will not be red or pink.

The pattern actually calls for 12 finished blocks 10 x 12, I'm doing 9 blocks that size as I don't need another twin quilt.
I like the navy and ivory backgrounds. I'm not working on this quilt very fast and I'm OK with that.

Happy quilting!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Feb Boot Bash BOM

Here they are. Molly did a great job designing the February boot.

Here is Lacy's boot.
And mine.
Happy quilting!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February Towel

I received my February towel last week from Toni. It is too cute. Thanks, Toni.
Happy quilting!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday Milestones 2/5-2/11

Last Week's Goals 2/5-2/11
  1. Lazy Heart Feb block-prep, applique' (Lacy and Cindy)
  2. Boot Bash Feb block-prep, applique'  (Lacy and Cindy) 
  3. Cowboys and Indians-applique' 3 tepees, 3 cowboys, 3 indians, 4 sheriff stars; cut 4 ivory, 6 blue 
 cut 10 blocks, applique'd 2 tepee, 0 cowboy 0 indian 0 sheriff's star 

This Week's Goals 2/12-2/18
  1. Snowball quilt - layer, baste, quilt
  2. Cowboys and Indians-applique 2 cowboys, 2 Indians, 3 sheriff's stars 
Happy quilting!

    Friday, February 11, 2011


    I don't know why my post for Friday will not show up on Google Blogger but I did blog. Has anyone else been having problems?

    Lazy Heart Feb Blocks

    Rhonda released the Feb Lazy Heart block early but I was beginning to to think I was never going to get a chance to do mine. The first block is Lacy's and the second one is mine. Fun stuff!
    Rhonda used wool for heart. hmm I think I better look at wool next time I venture out.

    Here is Jan and Feb blocks together.

    Happy quilting!

    Thursday, February 10, 2011

    String Quilt No More

    The string pieced quilt is no more. In stead it is now a toppers.

    Happy quilting!

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011

    Pretty Quilting

    I can honestly say I tried numerous times to free motion quilting. Either I'm not very talented or my machines hate me. Which ever the case may be, I'm OK with the fact that I can't free motion quilt.

    I can still have quilts with pretty quilting. I can use my high tech tools and my embroidery machine. Yes, that's right. I can purchase quilting designs for my embroidery machine and my machine came with 3. So I will work from those embroidery quilting designs and add to it if I so desire to make pretty quilting.

    Can you see where I haven't pulled off the Press n Seal Wrap? I read on the internet that you hoop the Press n Seal and it will hold your quilt. Smart, uh? Yes, it did work.

    I can also use my high tech tool to make pretty quilting.
    Yes, it is a cardboard circle that I used on my topper. Then I stitch using my guide thing.
    Here is another high tech tool I used. Yes, that is painter's tape.

    It leaves no residue on the quilt which makes me smile. I only leave the tape on the quilt long enough to get my pattern started and then I pull it off.

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011

    String Quilt Quilting

    I started quilting the string pieced quilt this morning. Not a pretty site. I worked and worked trying to get the tension right. Plus my stitches looked horrible.
    It just wasn't getting any better.
    Finally, I said enough.

    I picked out part of the horrible quilting and saved as much of the quilt as I could and made something else.

    Happy quilting!

    Monday, February 7, 2011

    Monday Milestones 1/29-2/4

    Last Week's Goals 1/28-2/4
    1. Be Attitude Feb block-prep; applique'
    2. Emilee's Winding Ways-finish blocks need to rip it out AGAIN
    3. String pieced-quilt
    4. Cowboys and Indians-jut getting started not sure how many blocks I can do  cut 6 blocks, applique'd 1 tepee, 1 cowboy 1 indian
    This Week's Goals 2/5-2/11
    1. Lazy Heart Feb block-prep, applique' (Lacy and Cindy)
    2. Boot Bash Feb block-prep, applique'  (Lacy and Cindy) 
    3. Cowboys and Indians-applique' 3 tepees, 3 cowboys, 3 indians, 4 sheriff stars; cut 4 ivory, 6 blue

      If you wish to do your own Monday Milestones, be sure to visit Kim (A Peach In Stitches) and put your link on her post! 

      Friday, February 4, 2011

      Be Attitude Feb block

      I think this block turned out really cute.
      And January and February blocks sewn together.
      Happy quilting!

      Thursday, February 3, 2011

      Aiden's Farm Quilt

      Finally, this quilt top is finished. I think it turned out too cute, even if I do say so myself. It seems like it took forever to finish. I've added it to my list to be quilted as I want to do a little practicing before I quilt it. I do not want a repeat of what happened with My Flower Garden. So the next time you see this quilt it will be quilted and the binding will be on.
       I took a close-up of his name.
      Happy quilting!

      Wednesday, February 2, 2011

      A giveaway

      Molly is having a giveaway of the cutest western fat qtrs. Now scoot right over to Molly's and leave a comment and be sure you tell Molly I sent you.
      Good luck!


      I decided I would make the new baby a snowball quilt. Making the blocks was easy peasy but putting the rows together seriously reminded me why I don't like quilts that are in a straight line and have to be lined up. I love applique and can put an applique quilt together and never give it a thought.
      Yes, I know I took the picture at an angle, I was trying to hide my mistakes.

      Happy quilting!

      Tuesday, February 1, 2011

      January/February Goals

      Well, let's see how I did in January.
      • Batik Hexagon-make more hexes, sew hexes together (made 2-6 hex and 1-8 hex flower)
      • Farm Quilt-finish blocks, add sashing between blocks (25 blocks total 25 completed)
      • (bunny, crow, chick, monkey, bee, beehive,cat, cow, tractor, paw print, horse, hat, sheep, puppy, A, I, D, E, N)
      • My Flower Garden-finish tying
      • Pretty 'n Pink-complete last block, add borders, applique' borders
      Plus I completed the following:
      • Lazy Hearts January BOM
      • Boot Bash January BOM
      • Cut 25 8" blocks using various fabrics
      • Cut 60 2.75" squares
      • Made 22 Snowball blocks
      • R wall hanging 
      • Prepped Jan Be Warm block 
      • Applique'd Be Warm block 
      • String Pieced Quilt - layer, baste, quilt
      • Table Topper

        Well, January I did pretty good so let's see how I can do in February. I have several finished quilt tops that just need to be quilted, so I'm going to try to quilt one per month starting with the oldest.

        • Emilee's Winding Ways - applique' blocks, sew blocks together 
        • Feb Lazy Heart BOM - prep and applique'
        • Feb Boot Bash BOM - prep and applique'
        • Feb Be Attitude - prep and applique'
        • Snowball - layer, baste, quilt 
        • String Quilt - quilt
        • Cowboys and Indians - cut 10 - 7 1/2" ivory squares, cut 10 - 7 1/2" squares using various blues, applique' 5 teepees, applique' 5 indians, applique' 5 cowboys, applique' 5 sheriff stars

        Happy quilting!


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