Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fishing Theme Quilt For My Hubby: My quilting buddies and I were in Bend, Oregon (during Sister's Quilt Show Week) at a LQS called BJs Quilt Basket when we spotted a series of embroidery patterns with fishing and outdoorsy motifs. I bought the series and made a quilt. I didn't care for the border in the pattern so I added Prairie Points (tute here) inside the border. I added a wee button to each one to secure it and I like the look! Each embroidered block is colored with crayon to give it added dimension. The plaids are a great background, don't you think? (Quilted by Nikki Crisp)

String Quilt Using Bright Madras Plaids: I was at a retreat last spring and some gals were tossing their scrap strips away. I (being a scrap queen) asked if I could have the scraps. I found a neat pattern on the Heartstring Quilts Project pages and began to sew. I soon realized that I wanted a consistent color to tie it together so my friend Gwen gave me this marvelous purple Thanks, Gwen!! I also realized I needed to incorporate some of my own plaids or I either wouldn't have enough for a quilt or it would look strange if they weren't mixed in. Here is what I've done so far. I won't join the blocks until I have them all done and can plan placement. I love it!!! It's easy and fun. I'll post a finished picture later.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Once upon a time, four years ago, my wonderful youngest son and his incredible special lady fell in love. Last December on her birthday he asked her to marry him. Of course she said "YES!" and so they were married in July. They wanted to start a family right away and so they became pregnant on their fairy tale honeymoon in Belize. (You better Belize it!!) And the delighted grandma to be (me) started sewing, of course!! No time to waste!! Here is what I've made. So far. A bib, a burp-cloth, and a blankie. I got the darling farm flannel fabric at a LQS called Fourth Corner Quilts. I will post more pics as more projects are finished. A new grand baby due in mid-May. We are so excited!!