Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pat Slone's Challenge

Pat Sloan's challenge for March and April is to use up scraps with her String Bean Log Cabin block.

Here is the block:

And, my finished top.  It was fun and easy to do.  I used a jelly roll with Moda Fabrics from Pat Slone's One for You, One for Me.  This is a cuddle size quilt.  If you cut up your fabrics before you start it will go together quickly.  It took me 6 hours to piece this size.

This is a small quilt I made using layers.  I knitted the four squares, felted a piece and then cut it up into squares and used trim.  My inspiration for this small quilt was Lolo at the Omaha Zoo.  She's a baby giraffe at the zoo.  I made squished pennies and a squished quarter when I was at the zoo visiting her.

Friday, December 12, 2014

My Dad Turned 80 Years Old

 My Dad turned 80 years old on December 1, 2014 and we just had to throw him a party!  It was fun to see all my relatives on my Dad's special day.

 Here is my Dad and Mom with their Grand kids!!

 I made some flower arrangements for the tables.

 Here is my brother and sisters with my Dad and Mom.  I'm so glad everyone could come.

And, of course, one silly photo!  My Dad says, Why did I have to wear a purple hat?" and my Mom says, "Hey, these glasses match my outfit!  I like them!"

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sampler Quilt

I just finished my quilt, so I could show it for Amy’s Creative Side Blogger's Quilt Festival. I’m thankful to Amy, because she makes it fun for those of us that are unable to attend the International Quilt Festival in Houston.   My pattern for this quilt is from Debbie Beavers and the pattern is called, Simple Sampler Quilt.  My sister Kristine, machine quilted my quilt.  I'm thankful to have such a talented sister.  I'm entering my quilt in the Scrappy Quilts.

My quilt is a scrappy quilt made from various fabrics from my stash.  It was fun using greens and fall colors.  

The sampler quilt is 46" X 52" and has various block sizes.  The larger blocks are 12" finished and the smallest block is 3" finished.  The outer border and and corner blocks are 6" and the inner borders are made from a 2" strip.  

This is a fun quilt to make and I have made it before in blues.  You can see it here.

This quilt is going to be a baby gift and I used "Guess How Much I Love You," as the backing fabric designed by Anita Jeram for Clothworks.  One of my favorite books because I'm also a bunny lover! :)

Enjoy Amy's Blogger Quilt Festival!  And, thanks again Amy for a great internet quilt show for the ones who can't be at Houston, Texas.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Nebraska Quilt

elinor peace bailey made a Nebraska quilt.  I was beautiful!!  I loved the colors, the sandhill crane, and how she quilted in the wind pattern in the background. The colors that made up the landscape and all the little details!!  Some of the details are shown below.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Fun with elinor!

I got to spend my Saturday with the talented elinor peace bailey.  I was so blessed.  When I'm around elinor I always hope some of her creativity will come my way.  I worked on quilt blocks and elinor made this adorable apron.  I loved it!!    I always learn something from elinor and it's not always about art.  My friend Roxanne was working while we played, and it was great to see Roxanne!!  Roxanne is the co-owner of the Udder Store in Seward and thanks to Roxanne, that shop is very inspiring and you can find great ideas there, and of course fabric.

After we closed up shop, we went shopping for treasures.  This is what I saw.....................

I loved the mannequins in the window!

Long paper beads

And a great light!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bird Swap

Today I received my birds from Mary Lou Weidman's Yahoo Group Swap.  I love them all.  And, each one is so different.  That's the fun of being in the swaps!! In the past, I have participated in the flower and watering can swaps.  I'm going to add the birds on the top and bottom of my previous swaps.  I'm loving how this quilt is turning out and it's very special to me.