Monday, February 9, 2015

Newly Completed Quilts

These quilts will be donated to the Tulip Quilt Sale on March 28 at St John's Lutheran.  The sale will benefit Friendship Quilters.  The funds raised will be used to purchase materials to make Prayer Quilts and charity quilts for my community. I'm pleased with the results, and love the photos that were taken by my friend Kathy Wayland.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Courthouse Stars Quilted

Today was photo day of my Courthouse Stars quilt.  Special thanks to my friend, Kathy Wayland, for taking some awesome quilt photos.  She really has a talent for photography.  We met at Pitcher Park to take the photos.  The two of us had such a grand time arranging quilts that will be in my church friendship group fund raiser in March.  Trees, bushes, benches and fences were our backgrounds. Watch for others photos of my quilts.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Prayer Quilt Completed

Finished this Prayer Quilt for a breast cancer patient.  I used a "tube quilt" on a video by Jenny Doan from Missouri Star on Youtube.  It's a quick quilt and uses two 2.5 in strips and one solid strip the size of the two strips sewn together, in this case a 4.5" strip.  It's an easy quilt that has lots of variations to assemble the blocks. Quick, Fun and Done!

I quilted the hour glass squares using an Youtube video by Pam Clarke!  I just have to buy the stencils she uses!  The two stencils "design with lines"  can be adapted to many blocks.   Pam Clark's book Quilting Inside the Lines would be a great book to have.   Lines and eight lines are the two stencils she demonstrated.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Prayer Quilt

I'm stuck!  I've got the white blocks on a small prayer quilt completed.  But don't have an idea what to do with the hour glass blocks!  I've reached out to Quilt Club of America and to my quilt group for suggestions.  Hopefully, someone will enlighten me.   Oh My!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


These two table toppers were my final projects of 2014!  Both of these table topper will be donated to the Friendship Quilters Tulip Tea and Quilt Sale on March 28, 2015!

This topper was done with Jaybird Sidekick ruler. The pattern is Rock Candy.  This ruler has so many possibilities, can't wait to see what else I can do with the ruler.  The diamond shapes were done with 2" strips of Thimbleberries (ok dated fabric Ha!) fabric that was in my stash.

This table topper was the first project done using the AccuQuilt GO!   It has been a UFO for a long time, finally got the free motion quilting complete. Using the GO makes piecing so precise! Love using the GO to cut fabric.  The fabric for this topper came from my stash too!    

Now I'm going to see (it's 8pm) if I can finish the hand sewn binding on my Courthouse Stars quilt, then it will be completed in 2014 too!  Yahoo!!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Decorating Gingerbread

Having a great time decorating Gingerbread!  This is my first attempt with a pastry decorating bag.  I've watched enough Food Channel shows to kinda know how it works.  But I think this is like quilting, practice makes perfect.  Need a whole lot of practice but my family and friends will think it's cool.   So I'll win there.  The reindeer are awesome, but I can't take credit for the idea.  Pinterest is my friend.   Merry Christmas!

They turned out so cute.  Everybody has been so pleased with the cookies!  Another Christmas tradition!  

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Courthouse Stars -T0p Complete!

The blocks are complete and the rows assembled and borders are attached! Whew!  Seems like I've been working on this forever!  I need to find some place in the house or out on the patio to photograph my quilts.

Trying to decide the color of the backing, the front is a graffiti of colors!  Quilting will be simple no use to spend time doing quilting when it won't be noticed.