Sunday, November 14, 2010

Latest creations September/October 2010.

My first appliqu├ęd quilt. 1000's of teeny, tiny stitches. This quilt is Serendipity.

The Tennessee Waltz. Love this pattern!

The illusion of circles, but it is only squares and triangles.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

There's always something to do!

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have a women's organization called Relief Society. It's great! We learn so much together, and once a month we get together and just have fun! In March it was the R. S. Birthday, so we had a great dinner. We were also asked to bring a small gift that defined who we were. Well, quilting is my passion. I had been putting this 'farm' wall hanging together. It was still in blocks, so I put the blocks I had made together. It was supposed to have lambs and horses, etc., but this is what I had time to put together. I wasn't pleased with my quilting. It was 10PM at night and I had been up since 2 AM for work. I also embroidered the beaks on the chicks and geese.

The smallest project EVER put on this 14 ft. table. It was a fun night, the next night at R. S. We had gifts over a huge range of interests; from gardening, to crafts, to a tennis ball from a lady who loves tennis. We found out a little more about each other. Lots and lots of laughs and good food!

My wonderful sister in law sent me a baby quilt instruction book several years ago. This is one of the quilts in the book.

It's a fun and easy butterfly quilt made out of log cabin blocks.
I had finished picking out all of the fabric when I found the fabric for the last border, which is all butterflies, and brought in all of the colors I had picked for the quilt. I couldn't resist adding another border. I thought it pulled everything together really well. It also added size to the quilt, which I thought it needed.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Not quilting...but.................

I have grandson #4 arriving in a couple of weeks, grandchild #10, so I wanted to make some boyish receiving blankets and burp clothes. Can you EVER have enough? In times past, I've crocheted around the edges. But I didn't get started nearly soon enough. So on this set I did bias binding.

On the rest, I did a decorative stitch around the edges to finish them off.

It was a lot of fun. Now he, doesn't have a name yet, will not have to use his older sisters!