Friday, March 22, 2013

What I've Accomplished This Week

Here are a few things I have gotten accomplished this week. 

This quilt belongs to Sharon.  It is very older looking and I don't know what time span the fabrics are from.  It is very pretty.

I meandered this quilt using ivory thread.

This cute quilt belongs to Gina and is for a dear friends granddaughter.  I love these Quick Strippie Quilts!  The pattern can be found at .  Please remember to give Mary credit when using her pattern.

Quilted with a loopie meander and pink thread.  Gina used the striped fabric as the binding.  She did a bias binding so it would swirl around the edges.

I whipped up this cute little quilt yesterday.  It took about 2 hours from start to finish. 

It measures 38 x 52, but I think this pattern could be adjusted to make whatever size you needed.  I have many ideas floating around in my head!

I have been working on these tissue holders as bridal favors. 

The original pattern I had did not work since the tissue packets open from the end.  I modified the pattern and sliced the tissue packets down the top.  They are fun to make and go together quickly.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Our Other Project

There is a lot more going on here than quilting.  We decide to start remodeling.  We have redone the larger bedroom on the main floor of the house.  This used to be our bedroom when we build the house in 1981.  We added a split level addition back in 1989 that included 2 bedrooms and 11/2 bath upstairs and a HUGE family room below.  After the addition was complete, we moved upstairs to the biggest bedroom.

Here are some photos of the redo of the main floor bedroom.  This is the original paint in the closet from 1981.  It was Green Apple.  Wow, what was I thinking. Although the color being applied looks grey, it is Sage Green.

Jeff painted the shelves white.  My closet looks nice and pristine. 

New carpet was installed.  I think one of the hardest things to do is pick out carpet and wall colors.  It seems I always go with one too light.  I am very pleased with my choice here.  This is the hallway during installation of the bedroom carpet.

I really like this, and the padding they put under it is fantastic. 

I posted this before on Facebook, but here are the lined drapes I made.  They have the grommets on the top and this was my first attempt at anything like this.  I am so happy with the way they turned out.  The first panel took be about 3 hours, the second panel about an hour. 

And here is the finished room!  We did put a new ceiling fan/light up too, but my photo was blurry.

At first I was not excited about moving our room because I really like our room upstairs.  I am now very happy to have moved down on the main floor.  This room is so cozy and inviting.  Thank You Jeff for all you do for me.  I love you!

We are now taking the smallest bedroom and turning it into a large bathroom.  There will be a separate shower, tub, new vanity, new flooring, lights and the likes.  I'll save that for another post. 

Clients Projects

This is why I have not been blogging in the past 6 weeks.  I have been busy quilting!!  Here are some of the projects I have done for clients.

In no particular order.....

Sting Quilt

Bonnie Hunter's Rick Rack

I don't remember the names of these two quilts

Yellow Brick Road

Very Large Hexagon Quilt

Magnolia Wall Hanging

This quilt is all appliqued and beautiful
I think the name is Tiny Town

I made this for a local veteran
The block is Rolling Nine Patch

This shows the quilting design I used on SFC Johnson's quilt

....and last but not least

National Quilting Day

I had a wonderful time with the QBees on Saturday which was National Quilting Day.  Momma Barb, Gladys, Michelle, Gina & Bridget arrived at the studio about 10:00 am to start the fun!

Before they all arrived I had another surprise...I was able to talk about 20 minutes with Nathan all the way from Afghanistan.  Even though we chat online a lot, it is so good to hear his voice.  A Mom can tell by the sound of her child's voice whether everything is going well.  I am so proud of you Nathan!!

Now, back to quilting!  November 2012 was the last time all the QBees were together.  That is too long to go without seeing the QBees that live far away.  Winter played a part in that too.

As you can see, Gus is excited to see the Qbees too!

*Michelle is one of the busiest quilters I know.

She is working on Bethany Reynolds Stack-n-Whack blocks. They are beautiful!  Michelle was so excited every time she completed one and her excitement was contagious!  I love the setting she has chosen too!

This will be her next project in the same technique.  Michelle is still deciding the background color. 

*Gina is working on a quilt for her daughter's wedding.

It is made with colored bandannas and blue jeans.  Each bridesmaid will have a colored bandanna and the groom will be in jeans.  The wedding is taking place on the family farm in July.

The outer border on this quilt is lined eyelet.  Gina did a great job and I'm sure many hours of cuddling will take place under this quilt!

Gina also worked on a 'Grandma Quilt'.  You know, the one that stays at Grandma's house :)

*I only have one photo of Gladys and the second project she was working on.
Can anyone guess what quilt she is working on?  It was a recent Mystery Quilt.
You can see what other project Gladys worked on by going to her blog at  I need to get better at photographing everyone!

*Momma Barb was a piecing maniac on Saturday! 

We were laughing how she is one with the quilts.  Where's Momma Barb?

Barb has been collecting flowers for this quilt for about a year and there are 100 different flowers.  This is going to be a huge queen size quilt.  This is six of the ten rows.
There will also be a 6 inch white border to complete the quilt top.

*I had the honor of making this quilt for SFC Johnson.  He is currently serving with Nathan in Afghanistan.  Nathan received a quilt from Kirstie for Christmas that he was able to take with him.  SFC Johnson kept kidding Nathan about the quilt.  Finally Nathan asked him why he was kidding him.  SFC said, "I'm jealous."  That was all it took and Nathan asked me to make him a quilt and send it to him.   Here it is!

The pattern is called Balkan Puzzle.  I just love the effect it made setting them side by side.  I put flannel on the back as it is my favorite backing.  There you go, it is about to get HOT in Afghanistan and I'm sending a quilt with flannel backing!!  I guess he'll have to turn his air conditioning way down.  Thank You for your service SFC Johnson!!  Hooah!

*Bridget had to leave early because her children needed her.  Hopefully she'll be able to join us next time too!

Well, that was our wonderful Saturday.  The day flew by so fast and before we knew it, it was time to pack up and everyone head home.  We laughed, hugged, ate and bonded over the things that bring us closer together.  I love spending time with my QBees!  Thank you for a wonderful day!