Monday, June 9, 2014

Recent Quilts

Here it is, the middle of June, school is out and I am wondering where the time has gone.  Am I the only one who feels like time slips away?

Anyway, I have been busy quilting for clients and I even quilted one of my quilts! 

I think the name of this quilt is Mountain Trails.  Barb made this for her grandson Randy and Ally. 


 
I used the Clover Meadow Pantograph and Neutral colored thread. 
 
 
Quiltville.com does a mystery quilt every year.  This is Easy Street and it was pieced by Gladys. 
 


I just love the way the quilting looks on the backing!


 
Quilted using the Cascade Pantograph and Pearl colored thread. 
Both Gladys and I are working on the most recent quilt......sorta !
 
 
Barb has been working on this patchwork snowflake quilt.  After piecing the background, she learned the raw edge applique technique.  This is one panel of the quilt which is now complete and will be quilted soon.
 
 

My leader and enders project is making the Maverick Stars from Bonnie Hunter's website.  Just today I figured out what I am using them for.  They will be the outer border of the postage stamp quilt I am making for two dear friends.  Perfect!


These are really fun to make!



Jeff (and Gus) stop by to check out what we are doing!  He always approves!


 
 
 
I finished the following quilts for a client in Columbus.  I fell in love with this quilt the minute I saw it.  Isn't it fun?  I think it may be on my "to do" list.
 




I love how the last spool is tipped over and unwinding!



Linda pieces her Mariner Compass's by hand!  Beautiful!



I have done a few of these "Over the river" quilts and every one has been different and just as beautiful .

All of Linda's quilts were Meandered using either white or parchment colored thread.
 
 
This quilt traveled all the way from Florida!  Celeste has a beautiful sense of color.  Very nice for a spring/summer quilt!
 

 
I Meandered this quilt with a larger meander using white thread. 
 
 
Last but not least, here is the quilt I made for Quilt of Valor.  I participated in the Mystery4Military online group to make this.  I did change the layout because I thought it flowed better. 
 
 
It is quilted, bound, washed and ready to go.  Of course, I made a pillowcase too!
 
This week I am working on more client quilts and will post those soon. 
Hope you all enjoy your week!
 
 


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Rainy Days, Beautiful Quilts

I am so thankful our area of the country escaped all the bad weather.  We have had 3 days of rain, rain, rain.  I am hoping it will stop soon, the rivers and creeks are out of their banks. 

On this dreary day, I think s few beautiful quilts will lift the spirit!

These are a few more of Lisa's quilts.  Lisa is a great piecer and that makes my job so easy.  Oh, she loved her hedgehog quilt!



I think this quilt was made with a layer cake.  It looks like it would be easy to make.  I quilted this with the Drunken Feathers Pantograph with white thread.

This has got to be one of the most adorable quilts I've seen.  Sundresses! 





I quilted this with the Popcorn Pantograph with white thread.

Last but not least, this cute baby quilt.


 You can't tell what the middle of the quilt is so I took a close up.



 But wait, it gets better!  Do you see the Three Blind Mice? 


Tomorrow the QBees will come and I will hear about Momma Barb's trip to Paducah!  I am sure she and Gladys had a wonderful time. 

First 5K of the Season

This past Saturday we opened our 5K season with the Ridgewood Elementary Rabbit Run.  This run benefits the Elementary School and the running club that was started 4 years ago.  This year there were 28 children under the age of 11 that participated and a total of 110 participants!  A great turn out!

This year I was very happy to have my daughter and son-in-law join the fun!  They both did very well.  Here we are after we got home from the event.
 
 
Amanda, Keegan, Jeff & Carol
 
 
I had Amanda take a picture of Jeff and I.  It is fun to see how we have changed year to year!
 
 
Yes, we are getting older, but I also believe we are getting better :)  I ran the 5K in 36:13 which was 3:30 minutes faster than the same run last year.  I was amazed at how much I improved.  Jeff ran in 27:08, 30 seconds faster than last year.  His goal is to break the 27:00 mark this year.  I am hoping to go under 35:00.
 
Not only did my children run, but so did my niece Jianna. 
 

 
Jianna's Dad (my youngest brother, Jason) ran cross country when he was in high school.  He longer no runs due to two knee surgeries.  He is there to support his daughter and in my book that is what counts.  Jianna place third in her age group, 11 and under.  I am so proud of her!
 
Our next run is right here in my little town on Saturday, May 3rd. 
 




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mondays Quilt

I received 4 quilts from Lisa and she said this was her least favorite and I could quilt it however I wanted. 
I find this quilt adorable because I love hedgehogs!  They are my new favorite thing.




I quilted it with the Clover Meadow Pantograph using white thread. 
I was also a lovely day to take photos outside.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Happy Easter to all who follow my blog!

Sometimes it is nice not to have any plans for the day and just sit outside in the beautiful warm sunshine.  I have been alternating between the shade and sunshine.  I have to find that perfect spot!

My son-in-law, Keegan, made sausage gravy and biscuits for breakfast, we contributed scrambled eggs and coffee and we enjoyed our brunch on the lower patio in the sunshine.  We ate on the "good china" which is original Desert Rose Franciscan Ware.  Amanda and I enjoyed our coffee in the very small dainty cups.

Jeff took photos of items I am listing in my Etsy shop:  Sweet Peas & Possum.  Now to write the descriptions and get them posted.  Here is a sneak peek of the yoga mat bags I have made.






 
 
I think I am going to sit here on the deck and enjoy the quietness of the day!


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

How About A Quilt Show?

It is a cold day in Ohio again!  I thought it would be a good day to show you some of the quilts I have quilted for others.
Enjoy the show!!






 













The previous two quilts were not quilted at the time of the photo.







Thimbleberries Sampler




As I am looking through these photos, I am amazed at how many quilts I quilted this past year.  More to follow!