Sunday, May 22, 2011

The price of quilting....$60 trivet

A while back our guild had a workshop where we were supposed to make a Judy Neimeyer table runner.  Now, I don't decorate with quilting stuff, but I wanted to get to know people, and the best way to do that is be involved, take classes and go to retreats. Since I don't decorate with quilting stuff, and had no real plans for this my brilliant plan was to use stash fabrics.  Good plan, except and no one told me that scrappy was probably not a good idea.  We had the most delightful teacher, Brenda Hall.  She is talented, entertaining and she would even rip out if you put something together wrong.  Pretty cool don't you think?  Here's a couple of pictures of Brenda and the Judy Neimeyer quilts that she has done.

Lucky Tita!!  Here is her table runner before I quilted it, but
it's FINISHED!!  Way to go Tita!!

This pathetic looking thing is mine.  lol!!  I did manage to do two of the outside curving (is that really a word?) flying geese.  But I had had enough, and didn't want to do any more of that stuff!!

Here's mine.....also all FINISHED!!  They boys love to use it when they grab hot things out of the microwave.  It's my trivet, and I like it. 

Getting to know people who quilt.....priceless!
I still have the pattern and pick it up every now and then.  I really like it, but I think my fabric choice wasn't a good one.  I'm thinking I might make a couple more trivets for my new kitchen.  They are wonderful trivets, this one has already been wash hundreds of times.  Still don't think I'm gonna do those curving flying geese....

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Northern Lights

Quick post today with a couple of really cute quilts to share.  The first one was an adorable little blue baby quilt with puppies.  Since it is a baby or toddler quilt I again used the hearts for the quilting design.  Hearts just say hugs and love to me, and I'll probably over use this design, but what can I say? I'm a softie and I want the quilts to read hugs, hugs, and more hugs. 

 Here is my machine with the new ProStitcher....

These two small quilts were done for the guild.  They are going into our reserve that we call community service quilts.  They will be given to someone who is in need of a little warmth.  As usual I've got a couple more pictures on the other blog:

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Monday, May 16, 2011


Not sure what happened in blogland last week, but I do know that my Thursday post went missing.  Weird...I'm not the only one, I'm glad to see blogger got the issues worked out.  While I don't blog on a regular schedule, I sure do miss it when I can't.

Just a short note on what you may have missed.  Here's a great sampler quilt that I had the pleasure to work on for Linda.  This quilt came all of the way from California! It was perfectly constructed and a true pleasure to work on.  Linda asked if I could do a meander with a neutral thread, which was the perfect selection of stitching and thread for this quilt. Linda has a blog it's Stray Stitches.  She has a great blog filled with tons of great pictures, a rant every now and then (and it's one we all can usually relate too), clues us in on the giveaways she finds and just an all around good read. 

I've got a couple more pictures on the other blog of the quilt here's the link:

I'll be back later today for another post and more quilt pictures.  I just counted and I've got six drafts lined up filled with quilt pictures that I need to blog about.  Hope this is the beginning to a perfectly wonderful, productive week for you.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

So Soft.....

I recently had the pleasure of working on this fabulous baby quilt.  The flannels were so soft, it could have just sucked you right in and will be wonderful for the lucky little one that can snuggle with it for years to come.  The colors were so pretty and the prints very chic.  Bev did a marvelous job on the piecing which made my job so easy.  Here's a sneek peek.....

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Saturday, May 7, 2011


Isn't this one of the cutest little things you've seen?  LOVE this little guy, he always makes me smile.  It was sent to me by Laurie from  West Texas Threads.  Laurie used to live in Maine and moved last fall to Texas.  She is such a sweetie and I love having this little guy to make me smile and think of her. Laurie tucked this little guy in the box when she sent me her son's quilt.  The quilt is fabulous!!  Here's a picture that I took while I had it....

I've posted a couple more pictures of Laurie's quilt over at my other blog,

That's it for today....Hope you all have a Happy Mother's Day!
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Disheveled in a good way, I think??

di·shev·eled [dih-shev-uhld]–adjective

1. hanging loosely or in disorder; unkempt: disheveled hair.
2. untidy; disarranged: a disheveled appearance.

Yep, that pretty much sums up my life right now.  Just finishing up the last of the Thank You cards for the Guild Quilt Show, I've still got a couple of surveys to put together and then to pack it all away for a couple of years.  I've got 7 quilts that I've done and need to post pictures of, so those will be on here soon -

(do you detect a note of annoyance here?)

I can figure out how to work the new.......


I get the taking pictures part, I just can't manage to get them off of the camera (Nikon Coolpix p500)  and onto the computer.  I've done it once, just once, for fun.  NOW when I NEED to get them, do you think I can...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.  That's just not going to happen. I've installed, un-installed, re-installed the software and I still can't get those fabulous pictures that I've taken into a folder on my computer.  I really would like to share, but this downloading thing is driving me disheveled.  Technology!!

And more exciting news....I recently purchased......

yep, more TECHNOLOGY!!!! I am now the confused owner of the Handiquilter Pro-Stitcher.  It will stitch the most beautiful designs with flawless efforts.  This is a picture I swiped off of a google search.  If I could get the pictures off of the camera, I'd show you mine, but since I can't.......TECHNOLOGY!!!!!   Actually it hasn't been too bad, the learning curve on this isn't too bad and the stitching is looking great!!  So, those 7 quilts that I've done have all been computer driven.

As if that isn't enough.....I went full steam ahead and purchased......

again, not my picture, but you get the idea.  It's software to design quilting patterns. I've played with it just a bit, and it looks fabulous!  Can't wait to get some time to see what I can really do.  Here's the company logo with a link to their site here..

Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?  You can, it just might take longer, lol!!!  Sounds like something Kelly would say!  Love ya, Kelly!!

And speaking of Kelly over at I Have A Notion she's got a funny post about a cool giveaway.  Go check it out.  I've also added Inch Worm Fabrics to my sidebar she's got a giveaway right now.  Can't forget to point out that SewCalGal has also been added up there, or over there, which ever direction it shows up when your reading this post.  SewCalGal always has things happening on her blog, and if you haven't been there you are missing out!!

Alrightly now, I think I've taken up enough space for today. As always,
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