Monday, July 21, 2014

Quilting for Customers

My mother in law sent me these five tops to quilt for her. 

I have told her repeatedly that she doesn't have to pay me!

She won't listen! ;-)

I spend the day having fun with each quilt. 

I'll be happy to hand them over to her this weekend while they are in town. 

I played with different sized loop de loops on two of the quilts. I have a hard time making my brain do it!

This last quilt was made my by sister in law ( I think). 

The colors are ao fun!  Soft greens and purples with a bit of teal. (Not easy to see in these pictures) 

I decided on orange peel for the squares and loops and feathers for the borders. 

I'm super happy to have these off my to do list :-)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

50th Wedding Anniversary Quilt

My son in laws grandparents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend. 

The pictures are so stinkin' cute I can hardly stand it!

Such fun memories!

The fabrics are all from Riley Blake. 

The kids will be presenting the quilt to their parents at a special retreat this weekend. 

I sure hope they like it!

49" x 50"

Friday, July 4, 2014

Terra Australis Orange Peel Progress

Up at The Small Town Quilt Show I was able to finish all of my blocks for this quilt. 

Last night we fooled around with layouts.  The blocks are each 13.5". It's a big throw!

I can't decide if I want them to be random or in a color gradient. 

I like the gradient layout, but I'm not sure I am happy with this particular one. :/. I'll fool around with it more after I finish an anniversary quilt for a customer ;-)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Small Town Quilt Show

Early this past Thursday morning, Emily and I packed up and headed out and on our way up to Midway and The Zermatt Resort for the Small Town Quilt Show. ...after a stop at 8:30am...

It was a BLAST! 

We were asked to post selfies to Instagram under the sign. 

I had trouble figuring it out ;-)

Kira was cute no matter what!

There was a wonderful quilt show. 

I loved this version of a red and white quilt. I am getting all sorts of ideas for a red and white block swap!

...and a vendor area so we could drool over new products and fabric and gadgets!

The open sew area was my favorite!  I hung out there 15 hours a day! ;-)

Here is some of us late night sewists Thursday (late) night :-D

We had a blast watching Shannon try to get the sign in her selfie :-)

It was so cute!

Maybe the chair will help??

We even got a little punchy and slap happy! (Big surprise there!)

Friday morning started with a series of bum shots. 


Of course we went shopping!  Midway has some seriously cute eclectic boutiques and antique stores. 

I really like this turtle!

I ended up with this HUGE bowl!  I LOVE it!!!

Sewing wise I worked on my Terra Australis orange peel quilt. 

All of the blocks are sewn!

I just need to get them all together now :-)

Saturday afternoon I was safely delivered home to my family!  I missed them! (But I sure did have a BLAST!!!)

Thank you to all of the AMAZING women who organized this truly terrific event!  I will be there next year for sure!!!

Antique Puncushion

Last week when I was up in Midway, Utah for The Small Town Quilt Show, I found this cute antique thingy ma-bober at a gift shop. 

I was shopping with friends and we thought it would make a super cute pincushion. 

I added the fabric, crushed walnut shells and batting to make this cute thing into a pincushion ;-)

I used a circle of plastic cardboard to hold all of the "stuff" up in the lid. ...and then shoved a few t pins in to hold it all together ;-)

TA da!!!  Cute as cute can be :-)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Prizes at Peteetneet

I am so excited!  My Origami Star quilt won two ribbons at the 2014 Peteetneet Quilt Show!

I designed this quilt from an origami star my son made a few months ago. 

So excited!!!   HERE is the link to the post about the quilt.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Barfy Bliss

My daughter requested a Scrap Vomit quilt for her husbands birthday. 

Of course, I was happy to oblige!

These SUPER uglies came to me from my friend Emily. 

They were already cut into 3" squares, so I just went with that size. 

It made the construction go faster, but I prefer the look of the 2.5" blocks finished. 

My son in law loved it!

Who doesn't like minky?

Heading Off to Texas

The day has come to send these beauties off to my Schnitzel & Boo Mini swap partner in Texas (that is the only clue I will divulge)

Last minute, I decided to add a few of my favorite notions. 

I also have a package of sour patch kids for her that are not pictured. 

Also last minute, I decided the lone star on the pouch needed some navy big stitch quilting :-)

I love it!  I hope my partner does too!!!