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Two more quick finishes before the end of January!!!

January 31, 2018

2 more quick finishes for the Utah Quilt Guild’s UFO challenge for this year!

This is my 2017 Kaffe and Friends quilt taught by Kaye Evans…  I added some solids and a few hand dyed fabrics to make it more “me”!  Milo definitely approves and he thinks my little folk art bird design block looks good enough to eat…  😉  This one needed binding!

I find myself adding bird blocks/quilting to everything I make these days!  (For some reason…)  Again, my center block features my folk art bird surrounded by a floral vine.  Funny story…  I started this design at Winter Quilt retreat last year at Bryce.  (Thanks for the memories Bonnie!)  I needed a circle to trace so I could start my vine design.  There were some big lamp shades on the lamps by the pool.  I took one off and drew a big circle from the bottom and a little circle from the top of the lamp shade, and then drew my circle in between the two sizes.  It worked out perfectly!  (Then I may have put the lamp shade on my head for good measure.  You know, everyone’s a comic…  And added a little song and dance for my friends!) This one needed binding finished.  I did this one by hand and the previous one by machine.

Good to have these 6 quilts finished for January!!!!  Woot!  Woot!


A couple of quilt shows…

March 7, 2017

I have some quilts hanging at Union Station in Ogden this month….  I thought you might enjoy seeing them!

Here is my funky hand-dyed piece, “Steam Punk Milkyway”.  I dyed the fabric, and then quilted the heck out of it, (shocking that I would do that right?!  LOL!), adding some eyelash yarn around one of the “planets”.  Then I painted some un-quilted areas using “Lumiere” metallic fabric paints by Jacquard.  Lastly, I used some thin wire I had left over from my beading days and created swirls which I added to the un-quilted squares sandwiched between the “stairs” and hung some more tightly curled swirls on the moon.

This piece is called “Crayon Canyon”.  I designed it from a photograph.  This one hung in Padukah at the “National Quilt Museum” as part of the “Simply Southwest” exhibit.  The picture doesn’t show the colors super well.  They look like crayons!  (That melted when left in a hot car all day.)

And last but not least, “Little Garden Beauty”.  I used Kaffee prints on a neutral background.  This is one of my faves!

Meanwhile, up the road at the Brigham City Museum, the Utah Quilt Guild’s Ruby Jubilee is in full swing!  I have 2 quilts that I quilted for Roy, and Layton Quilt Guilds…

This one was titled, “Royal Stars” and was pieced by Roy Quilt Guild members, and designed by Patsy Shelton.  I love this pattern!!!

And here comes Layton Quilt Guild’s quilt…

It was designed by Lorri Bashein, pieced by members of Layton Quilt Guild, and the center was hand embroidered by Brenda Sacher.

Thanks for visiting the exhibits with me!!!

Missing in action, or Too busy to be believed?

September 16, 2016

Yes, I am still in the land of the living.  I told my friend Susie that I hadn’t been on the computer in about a week.

She’s said, “I think it’s been longer than that!”  Well, sure enough, it’s been almost 2 weeks!

I have been sewing sewing sewing…  Here are a few of the things I’ve been working on…

100_5352I quilted this quilt for my “Quilty Hugs” group that donates to local charities.  Emily with has a group that meets with her once a month to work on these quilts…

100_5359This is Roy Quilt Guild members who have finished working on their mystery quilts.  (Okay, the 2 on the left are mine as I taught the mystery!)  I’ll post more next month as the tops come in…

100_5371And here’s my little quilt at the fair…  😉

100_5394This is Susie’s quilt that I quilted for her which she created using Emily’s pattern!  (I love that!)

100_5397I quilted this for a client!

100_5400And last, but not least is my “Going Coastal” quilty for the MQTS group on flickr.

It’s a pattern that I revamped a bit from a previous mini quilt that I designed.

I wanted something that represented Patrick’s State Park in California where we camped this summer.


Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll try to be better next time!  😉

All finished! Plus a little FMQ’ing…

August 5, 2016

I got my mini mini all quilted!  I am of the opinion that a mini quilt needs mini quilting and binding.  I love the idea of making them to scale, although binding is pretty hard to make that small…  But here it is!


It measures 5 1/2 inches square!  Woot!  Woot!

Our local guilds are participating in Utah Quilt Guild’s “Ruby Jubilee”.  They have requested that all of the guilds create a red and white quilt to celebrate their big birthday next year.  The quilts will go in a traveling show featured at numerous sites.  I quilted and headed up Roy Quilt Guild’s red and white quilt which was designed by Patsy Shelton, member extraordinaire, and helped create the blocks for Layton Quilt Guild’s red and white quilt.  Lorri Bashein designed and headed up Layton’s quilt.  I am in the process now of quilting it…  What a fun quilt!


I saw this border on FB and thought it was so beautiful that I had to try it…  I really like it!  It’s perfect for a little bit wider sashing filler!

I’m doing this one all FMQ (free motion quilting).  Thanks for stopping by!

A Little Something…

February 18, 2016

Just wanted to show you all a little something I’m working on…  I’ll post more pictures after I enter it in a quilt show or two!

127_1005Because I am going to enter this into competition, I’ll go through with a red Micron pen and color all of those white stitches red so they won’t show.  I always use a light colored thread so I have the option of coloring it!  Thanks for stopping by!

I can show it now…

December 28, 2015

I quilted this lovely quilt for one of the gals in my local guild…  She did a beautiful job on the applique!127_0816I really loved this one…  She got to show it at last quilt guild so now I can as well!

If you click on the picture you may be able to see the quilting a little bit better…

Thanks for visiting!

Hmmm… I don’t think I ever showed this one! LOL!

December 3, 2015

In Layton Quilt Guild we did a “I Heard it on Vinyl” challenge.  Were were supposed to create a quilt based on a vinyl record.

Well, any excuse to make a Wizard of Oz theme quilt is good enough for me!  Mine is based on, you guessed it~  “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”! performed by Judy Garland.  Here is my interpretation:127_0824

I paper pieced mine.  I saw a quilt several years ago on flickr that I loved that inspired me to make this one…  It was created by Lolablueocean.  Mine is considerably different, but has the same feeling!  I love me some text fabric!

Thanks for visiting!

Meanwhile during Thanksgiving cooking…

November 27, 2015

I worked on a couple of projects…  I am doing an online mystery hosted by my friend Kim.  The elongated flying geese had cut off corners.  I stitched mine together prior cutting them off and stitched them into little 1 1/2 inch hourglass blocks.  From there, they became star points.  So fun!127_0820

And I’ve had this quilt on the midarm for the last few days.  Haven’t had a ton of time to work on it yet.  Maybe this weekend?!


I’m doing swirls on the rectangles…  Good juxtaposition!  Thanks for stopping by…

Enjoy your black Friday shopping, or like me, at home sewing!

Another couple of finishes…

November 10, 2015

127_0786The members of Layton Quilt Guild made extra blocks in a swap to donate for the Clearfield Senior Center.

They graciously allow us to meet there every month.

I volunteered to quilt it…  I love working with these bright happy fabrics!

127_0787Here’s a close up of the quilting so you can see the motifs I quilted on it…  Leaf feathers in the outside border as well.

127_0790And another little project I finished…  I used the faux piping binding taught by Deonn at quiltscapes found here:

If you click on the button on the right sidebar for “Riley Blake” it will take you to her tutorials!  I love this method as it is sewn on by machine and looks so professional!

127_0794And I needed some ornaments for an ornament swap in MQTS flickr group.  This pattern is one of Deonn’s tutorials as well!  (She is an uber creative gal and so fun in person!)  XOXO Deonn!

Thanks for visiting!

Some More Finishes…

October 5, 2015

It looks like it’s been over a week since I’ve posted!  Naughty!  The good thing is that I’ve have a lot of quilting time!

Here are some things that I’ve had in the works…127_0757This is what I’ve had on the mid-arm…

127_0760Today I finished quilting it!  It’s a FaceBook Quilt A Long that I finished a little while ago.  Thanks Kim!  (She’s our hostess…)

127_0750And this is the second Mystery that we just finished…  I have the borders on now, so I just have to get a back made.

I love making progress!  Thanks for stopping by!

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