Friday, December 22, 2006

Quick Quilt Therapy

I wish the colors showed better, but this quick little quilt turned out to be a fun one. I'm calling it a "leftover" quilt rather than a scrap quilt. The creams and burgundy came from a wedding quilt I finished last spring. I bought the greens for a different project and then changed my mind. (I still have a couple of yards of 3 different green fabrics waiting for inspiration.)

It is pin basted and ready to be machine quilted... didn't I just say I'd be hand quilting from now on?? ... just one more, I promise! I'm making this for a friend at church, and want her to be able to enjoy it while the weather is still cold!

Monday, December 11, 2006


This quilt is about 3 weeks late, but being a lap-sized quilt, machine pieced and quilted... It is gratefully done! I had quite a time with dried out marking pens, breaking needles, thread shredding, and my machine.

I have learned several lessons,

1. Don't start a "timed" project without new marking pens.

2. Remember to buy extra sewing machine needles (and don't loose the ones you just bought!)

3. Start early and HAND quilt!

Regardless, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Dad and Mom!!! SIXTY years is AMAZING!!!


Sunday, December 10, 2006

Joy in finishing a project!

I should be in sewing, but just wanted to play for a minute. I have the two short edges to bind on the anniversary quilt, so hope to get that finished today.

I have been noticing many putting things they're thankful for on each of their posts, so here goes!

1. That my DH wakes up the hot water heater so I can have a warm shower on these cold mornings! Thanks honey!!
2. For internet telephone so I can yack with my family!!
3. For the great feeling when a project is nearing completion. "The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul " Proverbs 13:19a

Just for fun!

:: E L I N O R ::
You are Elinor Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are practical, circumspect, and discreet. Though you are tremendously sensible and allow your head to rule, you have a deep, emotional side that few people often see.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Group of New Quilters

My new quilters are making AWESOME progress! We've sewn, unsewn, and resewn, but our little snowmen are turning out so CUTE! Congratulations you guys!
P.S. Notice the nice sharp points on these triangles. This is the VERY FIRST hand piecing (or ANY piecing I should say) done by Libni! Way to go Libni!

Anniversary project ready to quilt

I just had to add a picture to show the progress on the Anniversary quilt. Today I quilted the sashing and 2 of the blocks.
They had a wonderful Anniversary party at their church last night, with a nice dinner as well as lots of cards and presents. Oh how I wish I could have been there with them.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Anniversary quilt

The marking is DONE! I am running late (which is my usual state of affairs!)
This quilt is a small gift for my parents' 60th wedding anniversary!
My first plans were to make a queen sized quilt, but the longer I worked on the blocks, the smaller the quilt became. I had a terrible time with these babies! I have several orphan blocks that just didn't pass the test! I finally made them with larger sized triangles on the edges and used a 12 1/2 inch square to have them all be the same size. It definitely won't pass if quilt police see it, but turned out pretty anyway! NOW on to the quilting!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Families and quilts

Families are like quilts,
lives pieced together,
stitched with smiles and tears,
colored by memories and bound with love.

Prayer is what truly stitches families together! It has been awesome to pray as I work on my quilts, thinking of the person who will receive the quilt. I made this quilt several years ago for my sister in Brazil, and although we are FAR apart, love truly stitches our hearts together!