Thursday, September 24, 2015

Crochet, knitting, tatting and a new thing for me-Golfing.

I have been busy with a lot of things lately. Not just quilts.  (That was the name of the first quilt shop I ever went to. I wish that shop was still open.) I've been crocheting, tatting, knitting and golfing.  Yeah, that's right. I'm learning to play golf.  I have gone to the driving range 4 times and I'm learning my swing.  I've bought two books to read about golf and of course, I watch all the golf shows on TV.  My husband has always played golf and I wish I had learned a long time ago.  I didn't want to impose on his time though and that's one reason I didn't. But, I decided to go ahead and learn and impose on his time and we can travel, play golf and go to quilt shops too.  Anyway, I'll show you what I've been working on later. I took pictures of my crocheted hats but can't find the pics right now.  I've been making them for the hospital I work at. I made 15 chemo hats and gave to them last week. They are real simple to make and make up fast.  I can do them a lot quicker than tatting, knitting or golfing!  I hope everyone is having a great week. I'll post pics later.  Til next time, happy stitching.

A baby shower gift-funny monsters.

I made this fleece blanket with crocheted edging as a baby shower gift for a friend that's expecting a baby boy.  Her theme for her baby's room was wild animals but I couldn't find any wild animals that I thought wouldn't scare the baby. So I found this colorful fleece of sweet monsters....What can I say, I liked it....and she did too. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

On Butterfly Wings Quilt

Back in June, I made some butterfly blocks to give to my friend for this quilt. Some of my quilt group also made blocks and  now the quilt is all together.  Here is the quilt and it is for a Breast Cancer Survivor's group called  On Butterfly Wings. The picture really doesn't do it justice. It is really pretty up close.  I'm really tempted to make me one.  I love butterfly blocks and this one was easy and fun to make.  

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunny Lanes Quilt blocks

I was able to make 17 of these this weekend.  This is a block used to make a quilt called Sunny Lanes and is in the Nickel Quilt book.  I am in an exchange with 5 other friends and we make 24 -  4 patches and 24 half square triangles each month to trade.  I'm all caught up with the blocks right now until I get some more in trade.  The quilt takes 36 blocks for a queen size.  This is a great scrappy quilt block and I'm really enjoying making this.  

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Sweet Christmas Panel Quilt

I went to my favorite local quilt shop today and bought a cute kit.  It's a Christmas kit.  I got home and started working on it.  It went really quick and now I have another top to quilt.  It went fast because it was a panel. I added  piano key borders around it and two solid small borders too.  I will quilt it pretty soon. I always make at least one Christmas quilt a year.  I'm going to give this to my sister for Christmas so I will make another Christmas quilt this year too....I wasn't planning on working on this today but I just couldn't help myself. It was fun and quick.....

A finished quilt, leader blocks and summer blocks

Here's the latest quilt I quilted.  My MIL made this a while back and  I quilted it and bound it for her.  It is a gift for a friend of hers that's having a birthday in September....Happy Birthday to Barbara.

Thursday night was my small group's annual picnic.  I have no idea why it's called that, we never sit outside, go to a park or anything but it's always been called that!  Anyway, it is the time when new officers are named and our annual dues are paid and we vote on new rules or programs for the year.  We always make the current leaders blocks as a way to say Thank You for their leadership.  These two blocks were for the current leaders.  They are the same blocks but with different themes of fabric.  This one was with 30's fabric and Bev is a scrap lover so all the squares were different.  

Deanna likes Balis or Batiks and only 2 fabrics were called for.  Isn't it funny how the same block can look so different?

Along with making the leader blocks we always have a summer block to win all of the blocks.  This year was this vase or jar block...I made two so my name went in twice to win more blocks.  Unfortunately, I didn't win, ;( .....But, that's ok, I still have the pattern and can make a quilt if I so choose.  This was a fun and easy block to make.

By now, I guess if you've read me the last few times, you know I've been having trouble uploading my pictures to my blog.  I switched to Google Chrome and the problem is solved.  I can now upload and carry on.  I have to get off now and get busy sewing so have a good weekend and I hope you get lots of sewing time or family time or whatever time you want in....
Happy Stitching, 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Pictures from the Plano Quilt Show

I forgot to show you some of the pictures from the Plano, Tx quilt show last weekend.  I had fun going to the show and I'm so excited that I'm finally able to put pictures back on my blog....

I didn't take alot of pictures but here's a few....If you click on the pictures you can see them bigger.

This was an interesting quilt. The colored circles were from men's ties.  The quilter did all kinds of hand embroidery around the circles...I thought it was a great idea.

This one belongs to a friend of mine.

This one is called Labyrinth Walk and is on my list of quilts to make.

A good old Texas quilt.

A Christmas sampler.

Blue Stars

This one had sayings all over it.  It was funny.  Below are a few sayings.

Here's the Best of Show quilt.  It was beautiful and it's hand quilted too.  I was thrilled that a hand quilted quilt won

Like I said I didn't take alot of pictures but it was a wonderful show....

Civil War BOW

Civil War BOW
Barbara Brackmen does it again! A weekly Block of the week. Comes out every Saturday!

May for Me!


Tell It To The Stars

Tell It To The Stars

Judy's Scrap Challenge 2014

To Recall The Fight For Women's Rights

Civil War Quilts by Barbara Brackman

Slow Sunday Stitching

Slow Sunday Stitching
Relax and stitch

Getting It Done Challenge

Getting It Done Challenge
2013 is the year I want to get it done! How about you? Are you up for a challenge?

Small Quilt Talk

Stash Manicure

Rainbow Scrap 2014


Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2013

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2012

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2012
Angela's Doing It Again This Year!

Friday Night Sew In

Handmade by Heidi


Disappearing 9 Patch QAL

Christmas with Lesley

April Get It Done Challenge List

  • Make 30 floating four patch blocks
  • Bind the scrappy half square triangle quilt-Done.
  • Quilt and Bind the Purple/Gold tablerunner
  • Put the Civil War blocks together-Top is Done!

Free Motion Quilting Challenge for 2012

A Few Scraps Quilt Along

Christmas Through the Year

Thimbleberries Sew Day!


Bingo during May For Me

Getting It Done Challenge List

  • March Challenge List
  • Bind my Thimbleberries Garden Quilt-done 03-05-13
  • Quilt & Bind the Brown Bow Tie Quilt - done- 03-11-13
  • Quilt & Bind the Red Scrap Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the 2nd D4P Quilt
  • .
  • February Challenge List
  • Bind my Thimbleberries Garden Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the Brown Bow Tie Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the Red Scrap Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the Red & White Christmas tablerunner-done

Autumn Block Party by the Quilting Gallery

Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters

Christmas QAL


Year of the Pig Wednesdays

Pat Sloan

Patchwork & Quilting Radio - Hosted by Pat Sloan.

Breast Cancer Site

Breast Cancer Site
Click here to give someone a free mammogram

Sew Cal Gal's AccuQuilt GO! Ahead and Show Some Love Blog Hop

Christmas Quilt Show by SewCalGal

Verse of the Day

Moose on the Porch Star QAL

Little feet calendar

Scrappy Challenge-Scrappy Saturdays

Positive Thoughts to Brighten our Journey

Little Miss Shabby blog

Free Motion Quilting Project-2011

Free Motion Quilting Project

Mystery Monday Button


Free BOMs over at Ellies Quilt Place

Amy's BOM Website

2010 BOM from Amy

UFO Challenge 2011

2011 UFO Challenge List

  • 1. 30's Sampler..I'm still working on this one!
  • 2. English Paper Piecing Baby Quilt-A Little of This A Little of That-flimsy completed 02-04-11, ready for quilting!
  • 3. Scrappy BOM - Flimsy completed 01-28-11, ready for quilting!
  • 4. Purple Stack and Whack- flimsy is together, ready for quilting
  • 5. Blue 9 Patches - flimsy is together, ready for quilting
  • 6. The Moose Quilt-still in pieces.
  • 7. Row By Row Quilt, quilted-binding is on but needs to be sewn down.
  • 8. Hexagon Magic- flimsy completed 02-01-11, ready for quilting!
  • 9. Santa Claus Quilt-ready for quilting.
  • 10. Hand Pieced Stars

2010 Finishes!!!

  • Nov 21-Oh, My Stars!
  • Oct 18- Boo Quilt
  • Oct 10 - Christmas Tree Quilt
  • Oct 10 -Turning Twenty (30's Repro) Quilt
  • Sept 25- Baked Alaska-quilt top for LQS
  • Sept 25 -Table Manners
  • Sept 20 - Dear Blanche
  • Sept 15 -Funny Flowers
  • Sept 7- Pink Toile Nursery Rhyme Quilt top for Carolyn
  • August 16- Plaid Teddy Bear
  • August 16-Red Heart Tablerunner
  • August 9 - Mother Goose
  • July 27-Autumn Braid Tablerunner
  • February 27- I Love to Fly-donation quilt
  • Feb 20 - Warm Fuzzies-Donation Quilt
  • Feb 7 - My Sewing Friends Quilt
  • Feb 1 - Nostalgic Garden Quilt
  • January 25 - Love Pillowcase for Alayna
  • January 12 - Pillowcases for Thomas Quilt

Quilting Bloggers

Whoop-Whoop Friday

Moda Bake Shop

Moda Bake Shop

Lynette Anderson's BOM


Photobucket-Dallas Quilt Show 2011

Free Quilt Patterns

I'm a slow poke too!

The Dear Jane Quilt

Great site for Crazy Quilt Patchwork


First Friday Freebie

Quilts For Kids Website


Linda-Quiltville block

Linda-Quiltville block

Fat Cat Patterns


Great tips of all kinds!

The Kind Hearted Pledge

Bargello Bowl

A Quiltville Mystery Quilt

Carolina Crossroads

Orange Crush

Double Delight - I want to make this one too...soon.

Carolina Christmas-I want to make one soon

A Tisket A Tasket BOM 2009

2009 Christmas Quilt for Patchalot Patterns

Christmas Sparkler 2008

Christmas Sparkler 2008
Free Pattern from Patchalot

My Word Cloud

Wordle: Untitled

My Rainbow

Your rainbow is intensely shaded green, white, and blue.


What is says about you: You are a contemplative person. You appreciate friends who get along with one another. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines. Those around you admire your fresh outlook and vitality.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Charity Quilter

Charity Quilter

Jennifer Chiaverini Book Giveaway

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