And here’s a little more progress…

August 31, 2015

The deadline for the Utah State Fair is rapidly approaching…  I’ll share my challenge quilt when the Fair opens!  Before the deadline on Thursday, I have to get my label made and sewn on.  I also have to get the quilt ready for hanging.  It’s almost there!

These are some projects that I’ve been working on as well…

127_0650This is a “Happy Chemo” quilt that is going to be turned in this week.

127_0647I got this one quilted for m partner in the Kaffe Mini Quilt Swap.  The deadline for that is coming up as well!

127_0648This is another layout of the same quilt, with the blocks positioned differently.

(You may see something similar with my Fair Challenge Quilt, but shhhh….  Don’t tell!)

I have 2 more client quilts to get quilted, but both are relatively small.  More coming soon!  Thanks for stopping by…

Busy busy busy…

August 28, 2015

Sorry I’ve been MIA, but I have been busy busy busy!  Working on several client quilts, charity quilts, and challenge quilts…

127_0631I did this one for Betty…127_0632And this one as well…

And then two Quilt of Valor Quilts…  127_0638I tried to stick with stars, stripes, and swirls for both of them.

127_0642Now, onto a Halloween quilt for a friend, and a Happy Chemo quilt!

(Plus I’ve been madly plugging away on my fair challenge quilt…  More on that later!)

Thanks for visiting!

Another Swap! Kaffe Deliciousness!

August 14, 2015

Well, I know this will surprise some of you, but I’m doing another swap!

This one is on Facebook and is making use of Kaffe Fassett Fabric Collection…  I love these fabrics!

DSC_4999These are my arcs…  I’m making them in grey and beige.  One for my partner, and one for me…

I just finished the top of one of them.127_0630I have to say how much I love the color paired with the grey!  I still have to get the beige one put together.

And then get them quilted.  Hmmm…  I’ll be thinking about how I want to do that.

Thanks for stopping by!

A Couple of Goodies for RQG’s Raffle Basket…

August 10, 2015

 Roy Quilt Guild is making a “bird” themed basket to raffle off for Utah Quilt Guild’s Quilt Festival in September…  These are a couple of little things I got to go in the basket.  I made 2 of the quilt tops several years ago for a swap and never finished the second one.  Finally getting around to it for the  basket!127_0622A little Hummingbird feeder and Quilt!  I think they’ll be cute in the basket…

Thanks for stopping by!

Here’s Zions! National Park That is…

August 3, 2015

Okay, I said that first title using my best Jack Nickolson impersonation…

DSC_4805This gorgeous couple were on the way into Zion’s National Park on the “Checkerboard Rock” formation…

We really lucked out being there at the right time!

DSC_4850We parked our car at the Visitor’s Center and took the shuttle into the main park.  It’s closed to private vehicles now days.

We continued on the shuttle until we got to the last stop.  DSC_4941

We disembarked and proceeded to the “Narrows” trail.  I use that term loosely as it

really means, “Meander your way up the 1.1 mile sidewalk, then prepare to get wet as the trail continues following the Virgin River up the slot canyon!”

DSC_4885There is no way to follow this canyon without getting your feet (and in some cases lots of other parts of yourself) wet!

My son ended up taking his camera for a swim.  :-(

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We hiked at least another mile up the Narrows.  We saw these gorgeous Desert Draperies along the weeping rocks.

The Canyon is made up of Navajo sandstone that absorbs rainwater, which allows it to “seep” out of the rocks like tears.

Along the trail you can find hanging “gardens” that feature plants like ferns that are usually seen in wet, humid climates.

DSC_4918On the return trip, we ran into a traffic jam Zion’s style!  Talk about traveling against traffic…

If you have the opportunity to hike the Narrows, make sure you take a walking stick!  It made a huge difference!

DSC_4797And just because he was so handsome, another shot of the Big Horn Sheep at the entrance!

Followed by the Gentleman (or Woman, I’m no birding expert!) we saw on the trip out of the park, a Golden Eagle!DSC_4949I hope you enjoyed your journey with me again!  Thanks

for stopping by…

Bryce Canyon National Park… Vacation time!

August 3, 2015

Okay…  I know this is as bad as having old “slide shows” back in the day, but I thought you might enjoy some pictures and stories from our visits to Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks in Utah…I’ll apologize as this post will be heavy on pictures!DSC_4322

We got up early the first morning that we were in Bryce and went for a hike. DSC_4325

As it is so hot in the red rocks, starting early is a m.u.s.t.!

DSC_4327This is along the trail for Navajo Loop…  It’s all down hill on the way out and uphill on the way back!  Yikes!  For a total of 1.6 miles…

DSC_4328In this picture you can see the switch backs down the trail.DSC_4508Here’s my friend and her husband waiting for us while we do a little walk around the view sites!

DSC_4543Such a beautiful end to a lovely day!

From moonlight to sunlight the following morning.

DSC_4620Our next hike again started out early and was down Fairyland Canyon…  What an awesome place!

The colors of the rocks were amazing.

DSC_4623The view from the window!  DSC_4627The magic portal!  This place was so  cool!  My imagination was on overdrive!!!

DSC_4651And this was our final destination, Tower Bridge.  So beautiful!

We figured that we hiked about 2 miles down and then back out for a four mile total.

DSC_4739Our last drive through the park…  I love this view.

Thanks for coming along!  I’ll have pictures from Zion National Park tomorrow.

My latest (almost) finish!

July 26, 2015

In one of my groups that meet once a month, we do a little hand project to keep up busy!  When Leslie was in charge of it, she decided we were going to do a quilt.  Yikes!  I had just started a Mystery and wasn’t happy about starting another one…  Kicking and screaming, I cut my aqua fabrics into the correct sizes.  Then we all exchanged the precut pieces of varying colors.  We used a curved ruler (I’ll post a picture later if I remember) and sub cut them into convex and concave curves.  We paired them with their partner and stitched them up.  Some of them were sub-cut at this point into squares.

The pattern we were doing put them together in another form, but I always have to do my own thing!  (I really wanted to quilt circles…)  We added some white pieces to make the + symbols.  I added the grey newsprint fabric and had gotten 4 yards of the gorgeous border fabric.  This is my favorite quilt to date!  (And it’s not predominately white so I don’t have to worry quite so much about ruining it.  LOL!  We all have to have our priorities!)  I quilted it on my Mid-Arm Pfaff Quilter.  I still have to add a sleeve, label, and stitch in some thread ends…  That’s why it’s an “almost” finish!

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Some closeups on the quilting…

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And the back…127_0586Hope you like it!  I’ll be entering it in some quilt shows over the coming year…

Summer fun!

July 23, 2015

I know I’ve been a little negligent in the Blogosphere, but I’ve been having a fun summer!

127_0557Last week we hit the free concert at Draper Park featuring the band, America, with Tapestry Live performing Carole King music…

127_0556Tapestry Live was great!  I loved their renditions!  And then came America…127_0570My friend and her husband made it a double date Friday!127_0566And not only that, but I have a bumper crop of Blackberries this year!

I made Blackberry Jam 2 days ago, and picked enough this morning for another batch!

127_0575I am doing some quilting, I just have been naughty and not getting pictures!  I’ll try to post some of the fun things I’m working on in the next couple of days…  Thanks for stopping by!

Clinton City Heritage Craft and Quilt Show…

July 10, 2015

We had our quilt show for Clinton City’s Heritage Days on Wednesday…  Here’s a little peak at some of the quilts!

DSC_3685The basket quilt on the left was made by Doris.  The one on the right is made up of 56 bitty blocks from my friends in the BBC, “The Bitty Block Committee”.  I just love this one!  (I know it’s mine, but there are so many blocks from my friends all over the world, it’s almost like getting together with them in person!)

DSC_3686This one is just gorgeous!  Made by Doris S.

DSC_3687And this lovely was made by my friend Vivian!

DSC_3690This one is my friend, Sheri’s…  My friends are awesome!  They came through with lots of entries!

DSC_3691My friend Susan made this stunner!  Wowza!

DSC_3716Ruth and her family with the quilt she made honoring her sister who passed away this winter.

DSC_3719My friend Debbie and her beautiful little challenge quilt!  Very Amish looking!

DSC_3720Becky and the quilt she made for her daughter…  And who doesn’t love her minion shirt?!

DSC_3707And these two quilts were made by Destry and Denise.  Denise is the one on the right, and she tied for first place with another gal!  Isn’t that fun?

Especially since I begged her for quilts as we didn’t have enough!  Thanks to all my awesome friends for making our quilt show a success!

And thanks to you for visiting my blog!

Independence Day…

July 4, 2015

Once again, I had the pleasure of attending the Huntsville, Utah parade…  The festivities began with a flag ceremony.

Always a beautiful tribute to our soldiers and our country!DSC_3645Freedom is hard fought…DSC_3648I am so grateful to those who serve in defense of all of us!

DSC_3663The parade started…

DSC_3679Recognizing the farm workers and cowboys of the area!

DSC_3681The tractors are simply awesome!!!

Thanks for joining me!

Happy Independence Day!!!


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