Tuesday, December 9, 2014


This year's bull calf was munching on my peonies and very photogenic!
(Notice our lack of snow!!)

Quilt # 14

This one is called Brit's Blitz --designed by Barb Steckel and FINALLY completed (only a few years after I took the class with her!) It is a mixture of quilting cottons and batiks.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Quilt #13

This is a BQ2 pattern--I HAD to have the focal, so to justify the purchase of MORE fabric, it is a wedding gift. Pretty good, huh?!
I did the quilting with Superior omni thread and the pattern is called Splash.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quilts # 11 and 12

Since I can't hold a quilt and take its picture at the same time, two quilts that have been done for a couple of weeks will have to wait til DH gets home. But in the meantime, I have determined to start AND finish!!! some Christmas panels I've had in my Christmas fabric tote for I won't confess how long. The first one I did is this years and got me moving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Quilt finish #10

This pattern is slide show--just didn't put on a border, so it's the right size for a baby quilt.That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Actually I had borders cut and after I put the first one on, realized it wouldn't work and I'd cut up a yard of really cute fabric :(. And I know better--audition BEFORE cutting. So here it is!: The one on the design wall is now a completed top--onward and upward.....

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Quilt finish #9

This one was also gifted to a baby boy in church on Sunday--I am now caught up !!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday

This is on my wall, but I must confess, I quilted a couple of tops today instead of working on this--they have a deadline much sooner than the one on the wall!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Quilt finish #8

Gave this one away this morning--baby boy at church. His parents are dear friends (and she quilts!)
Pattern is BQ4.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Quilt finish #7

I actually have quite a few done, but not photographed, so think I'll work on that! This one is from Scrap Basket Sensations and is called Nova. I didn't put on the final border and used the tiny triangle scraps to make flying geese and my own border. This went together like a dream using a pkg of Bali Pops. I stalled at the quilting--the top thread kept breaking and I loosened the top tension til the nut practically fell off!! Finally remembered this happen once before when I had a bad prewound bobbin. DUH!! So then I had to fiddle with the tension again! But it turned out beautifully and is one of my favorite quilts--definitely MINE!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I'm Back!

Minnesota was wonderful (warm and LOTS of sunshine!) Had a fabulous time with my sister, niece, nephew and their friends. Spent lots of time on the beach on Silver Lake and just relaxing....and did NO quilting even tho I took some hexies to English paper piece. This is unheard of!! I took a vest class yesterday with Barb--very fun! When the project is complete photos will be taken. This is what I left on my design wall when I took off 3 weeks ago:
I've had this in my PIG (Project In Grocery bag) pile a loooong time. It is destined to be completed!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


This is what my flowers looked like this summer:
The peonies with the exception of the scarlet single are now done blooming and looking ugly and the one in the shoe is 10 times larger and covered in blooms. And the pansies have gone nuts!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

All Good

The studio is ship-shape! (I did throw alot of fabric that needs cutting into "Bonnie " strips in the scrap buckets for later!) But it's not laying around looking at me any more. I feel so much better about myself!!
And I started a baby boy quilt top--hooray!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Day 2

of cleaning up the studio. When the boys were little and I got cranky, they would look at me and say "Just clean, Mom". Your kids know you so well! My brain was having trouble being creative and settling down to something--anything! so cleaning it is. Here are a few pics of my mess.
Today should see a new room!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Quilt #6

is at the shop. DH likes this one--Indian Motorcycle fabric and Michelle's pattern.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Quilt #5

is hanging at the shop--I named it 'LBD in Beijing" since it has fabric from the Little Black Dress line from Moda and an Asian print.