Thursday, April 25, 2013

Terrell Quilt Show

Last Sunday, I went to a lovely little quilt show in Terrell, Tx. They have an annual show in conjuction with the town's anniversary. It's called the Terrell Jubilee. There's rides for the kids, a car show, hayrides, craft booths, and a Historic Homes Tour. It's a pretty big deal for this little town. I think they've been doing it eleven years now. They have a small quilt show but it's all quality quilts and it's worth going to see what quilts are on display. There's a few local quilt shop vendors too. It was alot of fun to go to this...Here's some of the quilts.

Close up of the quilting done on the top quilt. 

Close up of the quilting on the above quilt. 

This one was my favorite, it was a great One Block Wonder quilt... 

This was the Best of Show Quilt

This is a little wool quilt. 

A tablerunner by my friend.

A wallhanging by one of my friends. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Chain blocks and sewing with friends.

  I've been working on chain blocks, 32 of them. I started working on them last Friday night. I took them to work on when I went and sewed with some of my friends.  I can't do hard things when I go sew with my friends as there is always too much going on and I just can't concentrate. This was repetitive sewing so I knew this would be ok. I got the blocks started there and I finished a few Saturday morning but I had to get up early to do those. Once Carmen was awake, that was all the sewing I had time for, I was running after her once she was up!

I finished these up to start on the other part of the project.

These are all made with florals.  My group had a fabric swap and these were what I got...

I also made a friendship star.  There are 31 of these for this project...this is number 1, 30 to go!

Close up of some of the blocks.  The 4 patch in the corners are 3 1/2", so this block ends up being a 9" finished block.  I looked on the package and this project was from 2008!  Hmm, I thought I was getting caught up on my old projects but I guess not! 

Ok, I got to get busy on the other part to this project and get those finished. I don't want to let this project get any older! Enjoy your week. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Terrible Week

My heart goes out to the families that have suffered  this week in Boston and yesterday in West, Tx.  I am praying for you all.. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Rainbow Scrap Green and Civil War Quilt-another Get It Done challenge off the list!

I worked on my green blocks this weekend.  I got eight green blocks finished. These are Crossroads blocks and I wanted to go back and do the previous months rainbow colors but didn't get around to it yet. I do plan on doing that but wanted to work on putting together my Civil War quilt too....

Here's my Crossroads blocks:
These blocks are easy and fun to do. I saw these on other blogs that are participating in the Rainbow Scrap challenge and loved them.  The tutorial was on Connie's blog, Freemotion by the River, her tutorial is great.  She gives you 3 different size blocks to make. Mine are 9" blocks but I plan on doing 12" blocks too. This one is going to be for me. I want to make the  12" blocks for communtity service quilts.  

Saturday morning I was repairing a baby blanket for my granddaughter and wasn't paying attention. I got too close to the needle and sewed through my thumb.  Boy, did that hurt.  The needle broke but luckily it didn't break off in my thumb.  That stopped my sewing for the day.  I had to go to my grandson's soccer game anyway so I turned the machine off and doctored my thumb...
I came back later and started sewing my borders together for my Civil War quilt.  I put the center together during the week and just had to get the borders on....I worked on it a little Saturday night and finished it up today after the kids left.  My husband held it up but you can't really see the border on the bottom two pics so I did a closer view of the border in the third picture.

Here's the border.  This quilt was a swap quilt all last year.  We made 5 blocks each month, kept 1 and exchanged 4 of the blocks. I really like this quilt and think it will be wonderful all quilted up.  This is number two of my Get It Done challenge finished for the month!

Now, it's time for bed. I hope you enjoy your week and get lots of sewing done.  I also hope you didn't have to pay any money and you get lots of money back from the IRS so you can buy lots of fabric goodies!  Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New recipes-Yummy Potato Chip Cookies

I just added a new recipe to my recipes page.  These are called Potato Chip Cookies and they are wonderful.  A patient of ours brought them to our office and shared them with us.  They were gone in two days...they are wonderful and very easy to make.

Scroll down a little further and you will see other recipes I've added in the last few days.  These are quick recipes for one person and they are really good. I'll try to update you each time I add a new recipe.  I have tried all of these and I know you will enjoy them. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A new to me quilt club.

Last night was a lot of fun for me. I went to a new to me quilt club.  This group is not a guild but it is a club. People come every month and just sit and work on whatever they want to and just visit with each other. There is usually show and tell. I was told that there are usually alot of people, so many in fact that there are not enough chairs. Last night, there were five of us!  I don't know if it was because of the weather or the basketball game final or what but it was a small group of us.  It was fun anyway and I plan on going again.  I made some new friends and talked quilting. What's better than that?  Tonight is tatting and I'll get to see more of my friends. I hope you have a great day and get to sew or play with fabric and friends. Until next time, happy stitching!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Winners of the book Giveaway!

Well, I wish I could give everyone a book...thanks for entering my giveaway.  Here are the two winners:

Congratulations to Barbara from Wont-to-bequilter and Jackie from It's a Wonderful Life...I have sent you email messages telling you that you won. As soon as I have your addresses, I'll get your book and pins in the mail to you.  I hope you enjoy the book, it's a great read! 

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

Jennifer Chiaverini Book Giveaway
Click here to comment and enter the giveaway. Last day to enter is Nov. 30th!