Friday, December 11, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

1st Sister's Quilt

Making quilts for the young children that's family bought one of our houses from us. There's 3 girls and a boy. My friend Jan is making the top for the boy and has provided the yellow for the three girl tops I'm putting together... I have the first girl top completed...

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015


I've finally gotten a chance to get the top put together for this throw size quilt...46"x70"
I think I like it a lot!!! Now to get it onto the longarm....

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Storage/potty room

Close to finished! Sorely needed and appreciated! Thank you so much, sweet hubby!
Now we're both tired...and watching Big Bang Theory...and chilling with these two!
Yep, I think they're tired as we are!

Tried something new!

I got to quilt a top for a friend of mine and just took it off of the quilting machine. She wanted me to quilt it using a fleece blanket for the backing and not using a batting. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but since I had used Minkee before, I used the same principle of pinning it in and keeping it fairly loose...  Think it turned out great!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Hard Rock Cafe finished!

I'm pleased with this finish... I just need to go back and tighten up some design areas that are pudgy because I was trying to quilt sparingly over them.... But it's bound and for me that feels like a finish!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Latest Flimsy...

Just finished sewing the borders on. I'm liking this...a lot!!!
So enjoyed the process this time and it didn't seem to take as long to construct as either of the other two already completed!...approx. a week and a will probably take close to a week to quilt it and bind the boarders...

Friday, October 23, 2015

Latest project

Our local quilting group makes a quilt to be raffled off by a worthy organization each year. This year, our county youth athletics organization was chosen, the group pieced the top and I volunteered to quilt it...Today, it came off the frame and was sent on its way to be bound by another member of our group. The quilt top is made of all batiks and really pretty. I hope my quilting has done it justice. I quilted a three leaf feather in each of the four legs of each of the plus signs of the design, and a diamond shape in each of the background parts...
This is the overall design... And this is the back...
Here are some closer shots...

And this is how I added extra fabric to the back that was too narrow...
I unpinned the top. Flipped the quilt top and batting back,leaving the backing pinned to its leader. I set the machine on horizontal hold, and stitched a straight line across the backing. Next, I used the fabric to be added, face up under the backing on the machine...clamped the ends...pinned the back and front making sure it's snug. Moved the head of the machine a little further from the leaders and ran a locked horizontal stitch along the original...

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

It's a quilt!

My son's flimsy is now quilted and bound... Yay!
H for Hale...of course!
Some of the quilting... It's going to the quilt show for the Fiesta de la Paloma this afternoon... Wish it luck!

Also, before and after pictures of a 1953 Singer model 99 that was quite rusty, especially the bobbin and tension areas, and locked down.... It had to be rewired totally...(my hubby's forte)...the bobbin slide replaced... Cleaned of all the dirt dauber nests in and on it... The rust dissolved... Cleaned, oiled, and tested out.... I'm very pleased with a minimalist approach... Now this oldie is truly still a goody!
Very usable!
And now...

Monday, September 21, 2015

Big Spring Band T Shirt Quilt

Ever since I took Craftsy's class The Ultimate T Shirt Quilt, by Winnie Fleming, I've been telling people that I would be happy to make a t shirt quilt for them... So far, I've only had one taker of the offer, my son, Sam. Sam is a band director by profession and brought me a whole bag of t shirts in short order after I offered! So... I'd like to compare the t shirt quilt that I made just prior to taking the class and put it up against the yet unquilted top that is ready to go into the longarm now...let's see how they stack up.
Nice... Now the one I just finished...
The top I just finished isn't as big as the first one, but it also doesn't have as many shirt squares ... the first one was 32 shirt squares if I remember... This one about 12-13 ... As you can tell I also added about 5 or so logo smaller blocks... Is one better or nicer than the other? Probably not... But the techniques that I learned from the Craftsy class made the whole process easier by breaking down into components what had been a bit overwhelming in the first one. Will I be willing to do more? Yep!  Do I feel more capable now? Absolutely.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Project Linus

Last year at Quilt Plano, I accepted a challenge to complete a quilt kit for children in need of comfort... I loved doing it so much that I decided this year to accept the challenge of making two! I'm pleased to announce they are both completed. I plan to take them with me and drop them off when I go back to McKinney this next week for Linda V. Taylor's Star Gazing workshop...
And this is a photo of what I'll learn in my workshop...

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wedding Quilt

Our church ladies have done it again... a couple in our church have a daughter getting married... Now, most of our ladies don't know this girl like I do since she now only gets to get into town sporadically since she grew up and got her RN and now lives in another town... Those sweet ladies worked with me to piece a quilt top for her wedding...I just finished adding the borders today and am so proud of our ladies....
I'll post another pic once I get it quilted....

Monday, August 24, 2015


I have a friend that asked me to quilt a quilt for her. She said not to worry about doing anything fancy...but the more I looked at the quilt top, the more it said...'I need feathers...lots of feathers!' Well, feathers aren't my best thing...but the quilt top said, 'By the time you get through with me, you will be good at them!' The quilt won...There are lots and lots of feathers, flowery swirls, leaves and some puzzle pieces thrown in for good measure...