Friday, June 7, 2013

What I've been up to:)

A doll quilt made for my great niece!
                               Baby blanket made from stash for charity

Chief Ronin
Keeping the granddog entertained:)

Quilt for co-workers new baby!

new toys!

Spa day!!!

Memories and regrets:( 

Quilting on my new Baby Lock Tiara!
Hope everyone is having a great year!

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Practicing my quilting. This is a paper pieced wall hanging by MH Designs called Pansy Garland. I quilted all over tear drops in the background and free motion feathers in the border. Then I added a few buttons.
Not an expert but having fun and getting better every day:).

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Winter Decor

I made a snowflake runner using an Accuquilt snowflake and machine embroidery from here .   This runner was made to practice my FMQ. You can see some of my swirls that I am learning from Amanda Walters on I used the faux piped binding again because I really like the added touch of color at the edge and I really like machine sewn binding. The white snowflakes are made with Fairy Frost fabric and the rest is batik.  I think it turned out beautiful and I am gifting it to my son. Hope everyone's New Year is starting out great! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Projects

This is a Bird Brain design that I finished this summer. My first redwork project. There is beading and wool embellishment along with ric rac and pom poms. I have enjoyed having it to decorate for the season!
This little mini quilt is machine embroidery, prairie points and bells. Am really trying to add embellishments but as you can see I believe less is better. Besides I like really quick projects. Then move on to the next:) I wish I had the patience to create works of art that you see at the quilt shows. I am working on it!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, November 9, 2012

More Baby Quilts

These 2 quilts are soon to go to their new homes. The Zig Zag quilt goes to a friend's soon to be born second son and the Animals in Automobiles goes to my nephews son. Lots of fun bright colors to make them smile! The embroidery designs are from Embroidery Library and stitched out on my Brother 6 needle. I quilted them myself.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Quilt for a New Baby Girl

Do you like the colors? My daughter assures me these colors are in.
I just tried a new to me binding technique. All done on the machine. I love the way it came out. Here is the link Try it, I think you'll love it too!
The back of the quilt is Minky (really the faux stuff from Joann's). Very soft! This quilt is washed and ready for the new baby's arrival.