Sunday, January 31, 2016


My 2016 word of the year! Off to a good start! I finished my Christmas Scrap Quilt (delayed a little as I ran out of background fabric and had to search for it!)

It is quite large, so no borders needed!

Next up, I cut into my favorite fabric bundle! I have been SAVING it for no other reason except to look and touch it, but I finally put rotary cutter to fabric and....viola....







This will be an alternate quilt for our bed, but it doesn't have borders yet! I am thinking thin black border, and a wide peacock border!

Last, but not least, I was involved in a "Scrap Swap"! This is what I Received from my swap partner yesterday:

Yummy fabrics that I see using in a few quilts in progress: my "Anniversary Quilt" to add to my pineapple blocks: nearly half the blocks are finished, so I can add these scraps to the squares about to be made!



Thursday, January 28, 2016

Susan's Rag Quilt

Susan had the hardest part of the rag quilt: snipping into the seam allowance to "rag"it! It turned out so nice, and her granddaughter's love it!




I made this cosmetic bag for Theresa yesterday:


Turned out super cute!

Two hoodlums look guilty about something!


Saturday, January 23, 2016

ROAD, round #2

After looking at my blog post from yesterday, I thought I was missing some material...turns out I missed a whole bag from yesterday!

This is the second bag:

FQ packs and patterns and the dies Theresa and I share!


ROAD much fun!

Put these four girls together and shop, talk and share quilting ideas.......priceless!

We did major $$$$$ damage.....and collected so much "quilty stuff".

This is my bounty:

Off now to cut into a new stash of fat quarters!



Thursday, January 21, 2016

A Really Fun Day (for me)

I convinced (harassed, strong-armed, persuaded, wore down) my bff and got her to come over to " make a quilt"! And although the sewing was mostly done by myself, it was so awesome to have a companion to shoot the breeze with! I enjoyed myself immensely and the quilt was made in one day due to her help with cutting, pinning, counting and making the "masterpiece" pattern!

It is totally up to her to do all the "ragging" of the edges! I dropped it off tonight!



Also, this week, I completed a Valentine's Day quilt for our home (made from fabric bought last year at "ROAD":

Made with "Enigma" pattern - one of my favorite "go to" patterns when I have a bunch fat quarters to use!

I am SO excited to go to "ROAD" tomorrow! It will be a little different for us! Usually Theresa and I go solo, but this year we have also included Sandy and Cathy! Should make for a very stuffed car on the way home!

Hope I can sleep---it's like the night before school starts!

Wink, wink!!



Saturday, January 16, 2016

A Little of This....

I have been working on getting all my "promised" quilting thingies done!

A trash can for my sister-she had the same one before, but wore it out!


A cosmetic case for my goddaughter, friend at JoAnn's, and an extra one for next Christmas and an extra one!

Started a Christmas Scrap Quilt (half done now): for me!

And I found two FQ packs that I bought at ROAD TO CALIFORNIA last year:

Since I am going to "ROAD" next Friday, I can feel free to restock my coffers!!

And started making a Valentine's quilt, as our house doesn't have one!

Squares done, rows to get done, hopefully this week!

I have used the Enigma pattern so many times, but I still love it!



Saturday, January 9, 2016

Best Facebook Post Ever...

My daughter posted this on Facebook!


Made in 2013:


I didn't get great pictures of it, darn!

It makes me SO happy that she uses it and loves it!



Friday, January 8, 2016

Gifts that I had made before Christmas

Cosmetic bags:

For my bff:


For my sisters:


My 2 nephews in Vacaville with the quilts I made for them:

Dylan rides a Harley, loves the Raiders and has a beautiful daughter! I put her pictures in every other row own he front of his quilt, but don't have a picture of that! Shucks!

Brad is a Charger fan and is studying to become a minister!


Other "commissioned quilts"that were Christmas orders: