Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Getting Ready

While my pecan pie bakes in the oven for tomorrow's festivities, I thought I would do a little cleaning. The problem is, I have way too many quilts around here. It's time to give some of them away, so family and friends, decide which one you want and let me know.

The left side, is what I am giving away. The right side, I am keeping.
Quilts on the left side, starting from the top are: Thorn in My Side (58), Bali Stars 2 (65), Paper Plate Adventure (66), Bubble Gum Fiesta (61), Scrappy Pineapple (64), Scrappy Log Cabin 2 (67) and Scrappy Log Cabin 3 (68).

Happy Thanksgiving and btw, my pie smells wonderful.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Two More Ribbins, Actually Three

The state fair is over and I am pleased to share my latest winner with you. The name of this quilt is Water Lilies and is completion number 62. It placed first in it's division and won an Award of Excellence. The quilting is feathers and pebbles where every inch has quilting on it. This quilt is absolutely beautiful.
Many of you will recognize the cherry and key lime pie bali pops. When using the bali pops, enough blocks are created to make two quilts and the other sister quilt is out being quilted.
BTW: Another entry, Scrappy Pineapple, placed third. (Completion number 64.)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My Inner Geek

One of my favorite TV shows is about a couple of geeks and their lack of social skills. I have noticed that one of the things in their apartment is a Rubik's cube tissue holder. Since I need another tissue holder, I decided this would be the model for my next little project.

In order to make sure my color placement was correct, I went diving into the storage boxes in the basement to find a cube as my model. I would hate for some cube  aficionado to say my color placement wasn't possible.
Yes, the geek in me has come out again. Gotta put the kibosh on that get back to quilting.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What is on the design wall?

"Bubble Gum Explosion," or as my sister calls it, "Bubble Gum Fiesta." (Haven't decided on a title yet, still thinking about it.) This is the latest project on my design wall, and now it's finished. Whew! So, off the design wall and into a box, traveling cross country to the LAer.

Once again, I used a bali pop. A watermelon bali pop to be exact. (I have a box full of those things and I think they are multiplying.) The blocks are 16" and the quilt turned out quite large. It looks complicated but was very easy and I like the variety of the fabrics.

Speaking of bali pops and variety, have you seen the latest series? No fun prints, just monochromatic colors. What's the fun in that? Good thing I've got a few more stashed.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A few left to go........

One of the BOMs I am currently working on, Christmas Favorites by Nancy Halvorsen, is almost done. Two more done and two left to go.

This has been a fun little quilt to make. I plan on keeping this one.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Peachtree Road Race T-shirt

Over the years I have run walked the Peachtree. Held in Atlanta, Georgia on the 4th of July. It is the world's largest 10k road race with over 60,000 participants. Everyone who finishes receives a t-shirt where the competition for the winning design has become very competitive in the design realm.

Let me begin by telling you, I do not do t-shirt quilts. There are so many issues when working with t-shirts and I elect not to mess with them. That aside, I decided to clinch my teeth and make one. Not only that, I needed to clean out closet space and Peachtree t-shirts were taking up a lot of valuable hanger area.

I surfed the internet and looked at hundreds of t-shirt quilts. I didn't like the ones where each t-shit was cut to the same size. Also, I didn't like the ones where each had a border because they were way too large and jamming all the t-shirts together wasn't appealing. I tried a couple of different layouts and finally decided on a mix of something that appealed to me.

Next item of business, get it quilted and add the binding. I think I found the perfect binding fabric. I'm partial to stripes, especially with slime green. What do you think about this fabric?

For those of you who are wondering, once again I have entered the lottery for a number in this years Peachtree. Haven't decided if I am going to use it or not, but I could always use the 2013 t-shirt as a quilt label. The hubby was also entered for a number and we both expect to receive one. (His start wave will be much earlier than mine.) If anyone is looking for a number, please let me know.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Bunny

I arrived at the office this morning to find a cute little bunny sitting on my desk. One of the ladies in my office is a Daisy Troop leader and I've been giving her ideas for crafts and such. Last weekend they made bunnies, and on the back is an adorable little cotton ball tail. Gotta love it.
It made my uneventful work day a little bit brighter. Thanks Jessica.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

OMG! I almost forgot!

My mother's birthday falls in February, the short month. As usual it snuck up on me again and this morning I woke up thinking I've got to get her present in the mail. With President's Day, the mail will be a day or two late so I've got to get going. Now, what do I send her? In the past, if I was going to be there, I'd pick up a light fixture or kitchen faucet and install it. She's got everything she could ever need and if there was anything she wanted, she would just go buy it. You know, one of those hard to buy for people.

Well, there is this photo that family and friends will recognize. I decided to use that and create something. After a trip to the store for buttons and stuffing, but I am quite please with my little creation. Photo coloring is a little strange as it is a picture from 1976 and using Printed Treasures is always an adventure.

OK sis, what are you going to do?

Saturday, February 9, 2013


When I first saw Christmas Favorites by Nancy Halvorsen, my favorite block was the Mistletoe Block. This week, BOM #6 came in the mail, and guess which one it was.

After completing the block, it is still my favorite. 6 blocks down and 4 to go.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Timing is Everything

Everyone, this is Ethan.  He decided not to wait on his scheduled arrival time in early January, but decided instead to make an appearance in late December, therefore giving his parents a tax deduction for the entire year. (Smart kid.)
Every child needs a quilt and this is the one I made for Ethan. Using lots of blues and greens, I threw in a few purples, pinks, reds and yellows for a little added color and placed the blocks in a "barn raising" layout. A perfect little quilt for a baby. After making several blocks of the original size (6"x6"), I decided they were too large and scaled them down to a more baby appropriate size of 4"x4".  I am very pleased with the reults.

Snug as a bug in a rug, and did I mention that Ethan came into this world with more hair than his dad?