Friday, January 23, 2015

Convoy #2

My Mom made another Buggy Barn Convoy quilt for her grandson/my nephew.  Unfortunately these are the only pics I have of the quilt- taken by my 3 year old son. 

I quilted each truck a bit differently along with the tire rims. 

If you want a better look- Here's one I did last spring very similarly. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A log cabin and Sunbonnet Sue.

Here's one Norene made using up some red, white and blues.

I did a feather in the red parts, and a super swirl and pebbles in the blue. 

I extended the quilting designs into the border.


She used a denim fabric for the back. I mean the thick stuff and not just regular quilting cotton. No issues quilting it though!

Connie and her mom made this adorable embroidered baby quilt in a joint effort.

The baby's gender is a surprise, so a simple swirl worked well.

And that's what I did 2 months ago! I'm working on it...

Friday, January 2, 2015

About Trout

Teresa made this amazing quilt called About Trout.

The fish panels were all made with her embroidery machine.  I custom quilted each fish a bit differently.

I did a couple thread changes for the fish- I didn't want to ruin the look of the fish.

The large border is a grassy feather and a fish-tail looking feather in the inner borders.

And the background an overall swirly watery design.  This quilt was a Christmas gift for her son-in-law. I bet he loved it! Thanks Teresa-it was a fun quilt to do!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Shayla's baby quilt

I'm really behind on blogging here lately.  Here's what I did a month ago...

I came across a blog asking for these simple blocks to be made into a Quilt of Valor by the end of November. So I whipped up 5 blocks and sent them on their way. Actually, I ended up having to rip out several seams and re-sew them because they were just short of being square. So a quick simple project ended up being not so quick.

Shayla made this cute baby quilt.

I had the perfect variegated thread that had all her colors in it.  She requested swirls or flowers. I did both. 
Thanks for the fun quilt Shayla!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Countdown to Christmas

I made myself a Countdown to Christmas calendar last year and a friend mentioned wanting one herself.  So I made her this one this year. 

I used a charm pack plus a few squares out of some of my stash and this 'Gnome for the holidays' fabric. Its pretty adorable.

I used fusible web on felt for the numbers, but some of them came off or were peeled off by a certain munchkin. So I used some fabric hot glue to put them back on. Which ended up looking kind of messy. That stuff hardens up fast! And I burned my fingers a little in the process. Why I ended up buying hot fabric glue sticks instead of regular fabric glue I don't know. Ah well.

We have ours up and going, but we sometimes forget about it. I still have a few goodies and things to put in some of the pockets too. But it is a fun tradition to look forward to each year.

Friday, December 5, 2014

katies rectangles

This one is my sister Katie's quilt.

I quilted a paisley feather and filled in a few spaces with large pebbles.

The back!

This was my block for November for Do.Good Stitches Haven group.  Courtney made up a tutorial for this fun and easy block.  We have December off (yay!) and then we will start up again in January.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fancy 9-Patch. 2.0

Norene put together another 9-patch quilt and wanted it done like her last one.  I love how the last one turned out, so I was happy to do it again.

I did the borders differently this time.



Friday, November 14, 2014


Has this ever happend to you? Yep, I quilted right through a flower head pin and kept on going.  I thought I heard something funny!  I failed to get a picture of the completed quilt, but as you can see it is a farm themed baby quilt.

Joan made this quilt top.

I did freehand feathers inside and swirls in the inner border and another feather in the large gray border.

Going around the bend.

Thanks Joan!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

AQS Show Des Moines: A Teeny-Tiny Sampling

So the AQS Quilt show in Des Moines was a month ago already.  But I thought I would share a little bit of the quilts I saw there. Better late than never!  This one is called Diamond Dust and was made by Doris Brunette and quilted by Trina Kirkvold both of Des Moines.  It won the Wall Quilts- Modern category.

A peek at Margaret Solomon Gunn's 'Big Bertha'.  Winner for Bed Quilts-Machine Quilted 

This one was adorable and soo creative! Made by Terri Jones and named after her favorite Beatles song.

Lots of dimensional flowers and leaves around the octopus and it took me a while to even notice the flower headdress.

Millefiori by Sherry Rogers-Harrison. A wholecloth that she painted


This is a different quilt than the one above. Such precision quilting! I might have to try that ying-yang border design out sometime.

All Together by Hiroko and her husband Masanobu Miyama of Japan.


I really liked this sampler and how the quilter quilted each block in the background. 'Blue and White Sampler' by Kimberly Einmo and Judi Madsen.  Oh. Judi Madsen quilted it. That explains why I like it so much! 

And that's all I've got for you!

Friday, October 31, 2014