Friday, April 18, 2014

Cowboy's need Quilts Too!

In January, Judy at Patchwork Times challenged her readers to a scrappy block project.  Well....I have scraps!  I have several HTSs ready to go!  And...I love scrappy. is the finished quilt top.  The red setting stars are made with cowboy fabric.  The cheddar yellows are scrappy too.

The finished top is 72" x 88" and is quilted with simple swirls (quick). I am hooked on Mad Men via Netflix, so the binding was leisurely done by hand (my favorite method).  I have tried the binding by machine, however I need more practice.

Of course, the backing had to be something with a Western in came the cowboy boots.

Sneak Peek!  With the H2H challenge going on at Confessions for a Fabric Addict, Sarah has invited me to guest blog and share one of my favorite "go-to" patterns.  Here are the fabrics, each chosen to compliment the other and a black contrasting Kona Cotton.  Sarah is also the host of  the "Whoop Whoop Friday" link up party...where many of us share our Finished and/or in progress projects...I am heading over there now to take a tour of those who are already there.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Don't Adjust Your Screen

 This Batik Blur is for the 2014 Relay For Life, here in Terrebonne Parish.  Some time ago, I saw a similar quilt on Pinterest.  I searched and searched for a pattern, then gave up and drew one up myself.  I have no clue if my version is close to the original, but I like it.

The project was originally started for our One Fabric Challenge.  I quilted swirls and feathers all over with a  "Blue Jean Gold" thread.

Hooking up with other Friday pretties, hosted by Sarah at Confessions for a Fabric Addict.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Finish for "Ladies Night Out"

2013/14 Mystery Quilt is done and delivered to the Ladies Night Out Gala to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness.  

Pattern:  Celtic Solstice
Designer:  Bonnie Hunter

Calling all quilters!  Sarah is hosting the H2H Charity Quilt Challenge again this year.  I have been part of this event since the beginning and look forward to participating every year.  Sarah is also the host of the Friday Whoop Whoop Linky of course, since I have a finish to share, I am linked up with her big party.

A favor please....Sarah is so close to reaching her goal of 1,000 followers.  If you have not signed up, please head over there, say hi and sign up.  She has an amazing blog with so much heart to share.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Carol's Dream

Every year, a challenge to make a quilt from the "same fabric" brings out the most diverse and beautiful quilts.  For the 2013/2014 Challenge, a golden batik (see border above) was chosen.  A wonderful surprise, Carol (top right) made her challenge quilt from my "Kristy's Dream" pattern.  The quilt was designed for Moda's Bake Shop a few years ago and is still available.  

A special thanks to Mary Lea who hosted the challenge and kept us motivated all year.  Below is the group shot!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

February Scrappy Challenge

I took this picture 3 weeks ago...then lost my camera.  Although I tore my house apart, it just disappeared.  I have not posted since.  I have been shopping for a new camera, with hopes of finding one similar --- no such luck.

Then an email from Jackie (Black Cat Creations) suggested I use Red/White/Blue for a working pattern.  I went straight to my red stash and there laying among the red fat quarters, nesting quietly is my RED Olympus.  I must have pulled that fat quarter drawer out 100 times looking for the camera.

Now, I have some catching up to do.

I am too late for Judy's link up at Patchwork Times February Scrappy Block, but that is ok, I am just so happy to find my camera!!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Progress on Key Lime Pie Blocks

The units for the above blocks are done -- at 18" each, they don't take long to fill up space on the design wall.  I am busy piecing baby quilts, so these blocks are my "Leaders and Enders".  I really like the colors and using up those 3 1/2" squares (I started with over 100) feels like I am accomplishing something.

If you are interested in joining Judy at Patchwork Times --  she has challenged us to use up scraps from blocks she will choose each month.  February's block is Key Lime Pie.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday Design Wall - Key Lime Pie

After studying my scraps and trying to decide if I had sewn units for Judy's February Scrap Challenge (Key Lime Pie), I came across a box of 3 1/2" aqua/turquoise blue squares -- over 100 of them!  Most of them were cut from the left overs from a Bonnie Hunter mystery I did a couple of years ago (Orca Bay).  I started sewing a few four patches, then added rust/gold star points and decided I like the combination.  Not sure how many blocks I will end up with, but I do like the idea of using up those squares. My blocks will end up being 18".

My Gammill is fixed .... I am so proud of myself for taking apart the tension, replacing the thread guide spring and putting her back together.  To be honest, my husband helped -- I had never used a hex key wrench.  I finished Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Saturday night and taking my time on the binding.

Monday Design Wall Link Up over at Patchwork Times is about to end, so I better hurry!  Good night.