Thursday, October 2, 2014

#46 Carpenter's Star !

What a fun quilt to make!  Top is batiks.  Back is Stonehenge.
Specs:  Debbie Maddy's pattern, from Calico Carriage Quilt Designs.
Quilting designs by Judith Kraker.  Quilting by my mom, Fay Sims of Granny Fay's Closet in Snyder, TX.

I like the simplicity of the colors and love the swirly pearls on the back!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

#44 Daybreak or StarLight

Finally, finally got this quilted!  Hope it doesn't take me as long to get the binding on it!
I did a vine-y fill on the background, 2 different stary looking blocks in the blocks, a loop de loop border on the thin border and a crosshatch on the outer border. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

#45 Black & White Memory Quilt

Made from clothing - for the husband.  Mostly tops, a few tShirts, a pair of pants and a dress!  I used So Sheer for the stabilizer.  After I deboned the garments, I cut them into 3-1/2" wide strips.  The finished blocks are 9". I'm sure there's a pattern for this, and a name.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tessellation Sew Along

I AM going to do the Tessellation Sew Along with Sew Sweetness for this awesome pattern.  It is a paper pieced project.  I'm using some Little Things Organics for some solids but mostly using Soul Blossom by Amy Butler.  I've started cutting my 'A' triangles!


It will look a bit different because of the color way and pattern but I think it's going to rock!  Hope to have some pics posted soon.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Celestial Star QAL

I'm using Moonlit Blooms Fabric from ConnectingThreads - I'd actually cut a bunch of this line for another pattern that was just a smidge beyond my skill level so I decided to not let it waste away and am 're-cutting' it for this! I thought the bold floral on the black would make for some interesting and abstract designs.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


My First!  It's a pretty packed timeline, hope I can keep up with it with the rest of my schedule!
I have 2 sets of fabrics I'm considering....will post those pics in a bit.
Diane of from blank pages is the designer and hostess - check out her blog and see what others are doing!

 A few Coloring Pages to decide on design(s) and a few more to come...

#44 Star Light ...

Yet another 2-1/2 strip project!  I'm not set on the name yet.  It is all batiks,bali strips for the colors, and a muted offwhite / blue sunflower batik for the background.  The pattern is DayBreak.
I do have the blocks sewn together.  Need to add my border and wah-lah!  Another one ready to be quilted :)

Monday, July 7, 2014

#43 Dark Side of the Moon

Got this one finished!  Ended up true to size - 64 x 64.  A bit disappointed I wasn't able to capture a 'great' picture of the quilting on this - it's really nice!  I used a variegated thread,  all of the colored batiks were leftover scraps, and the black batik was in my stash!.  It's quilted, bindings finished, washed and ready for it's new home!
I put a single block on the back for a little back side variety :)
Please be sure and visit Elizabeth's page, Oh, Franson! for the pattern.  It will be released this summer.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WIP Wednesday


Here's a couple that I consider WIP...

top finished - working on the back!... MSQC Spring 2014 Mystery Quilt

my version is going to be #darksideofthemoon

Working on the border design for this as I need to make it a bit taller...oops longer :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

#42 - Margaritas!

MSQC Spring 2014 Mystery Quilt -
And this quilt shall be known as 'Margaritas'
Trying to decide on backing fabric.

It's a generous 50x64 or so...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Browns & New Mystery QAL pics!

Working on my first mystery quilt - from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Fabric Selections and the first 2 clues.

Will be interesting to see how it comes together.  Quick easy blocks to sew up.  Photos sometimes make me rethink my fabric selections.

Hot off the longarm - still needs binding!  Doing that in the next few days.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

#41 - Cleveland Browns

For Jeff's 'brother from another mother' - it's still a WIP - off to be quilted at the moment.
This will be a surprise for him.

Monday, May 19, 2014


I seem to be in love with this fabric line...

I have visions of what to make with it!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Winner Winner and a few other things

I entered a blog give a way - by Lemon Fresh Quilts, and won this FQ bundle provided by Fort Worth Fabric Studios!  Now to figure out what to make with it!

This is the colors/fabric I'll be using in my Carpenter's Star which I'll be making at a workshop this weekend:

And a couple of pics of the quilted Rail Fence in wonderful colors....need to get on binding!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Quilts 38 & 39! RetroPlay Rail Fence and A pattern test

Isn't this a pretty flimsy?  The fabric line is by Amy Shaw for Wilmington Prints, Royal Retro, and the pattern  is a rail fence!  I have something in mind for the quilting on it...stay tuned!

And this next quilt - I was  given the opportunity to be a pattern tester for a designer!  I've agreed not to show the whole thing until she releases the pattern but here are a few temptations!
It's pretty good size - roughly 64" x 76" -  We quilted circles in the black and pearls with swoopy feathers in the tans.  Used 8 different tans/beiges.  I'll post pics of the back soon.  And when the pattern is released, I'll post pics of the whole thing.