Friday, March 27, 2015

Nothing Much

I have been working on a super secret new to me "art quilt" for a very special friend! Very outside my comfort zone, but I am enjoying the process so far! I cannot wait to see how it turns out!


Stopped to make this for Amanda's friend/co-worker's baby. Amanda was so proud that she helped decide the baby's name! The mom and dad are Raider/Angel fans, hence the reversible quilt!


My Amanda:

That's all!




Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Couple of Things

My Amanda picked out this material for me to make a table runner for her apartment!


And I made an Easter bunny basket-(the pattern -and material from Sweetwater)
And Amanda was home to go shooting with dad!








Friday, March 13, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Trickier Than It Looks

I have been doing hand appliqué on my "anniversary quilt" for many, many hours this weekend! This is my progress:


Despite my best efforts, my leaf tips need a little work? The best part of this project is the preparation of the pieces for the process, I thought that I would find this part tedious, but I really enjoyed the hours I spent turning the edges under with the starch , double freezer paper method!

I need to quilt a lot of other projects this weekend, so I am off to do those!



Friday, March 6, 2015


My BFF is a planner! For that I am most grateful! You see we travel together once a year, for her to run a half marathon, and I cheer her on! She plans all sorts of site seeing adventures that always include quilt shops for me!

I am grateful that she is the planner (although that puts the burden on her---I would be happy just staying in the hotel room, sitting by the pool, eating at nearby restaurants), but the adventures we have had due to her planning are certainly "priceless".
So far our adventures have taken us to New York, San Fransisco (a few times), and Seattle.
This year, we will be traveling to Colorado!
So I am happy to make her "planners" to celebrate the seasons, holidays, etc.
And her newest, pictures taken from her blog,
Other things I am working on----a secret gift for my sissie's 50th bday-to be shown later, and I am continuing to plug away on my Anniversary Quilt, Midnight Floral Fantasy by Karen Kay Buckley:
I love to paper piece, so these pineapple blocks have been super fun to make! So many more to go...

I have also really enjoyed making the hundreds of leaves and berries for the borders! The spray starch method of turning the edges over before I appliqué them down has been my favorite part, even as time consuming as it is! I watch my detective shows and work the day away!

In fact, I loved turning those leaf edges so much, I started another blue scrap project, I believe is called Joseph's Coat!
























This is certainly a labor of love! I hope my hand appliqué does this quilt justice!