Saturday, September 10, 2016

Embrace The Moment

 I'm excited to show you my version of Pinkerton !
 I've shown him on Facebook and I didn't realize how many people love and collect flamingos ! The pattern is by Laura Heine,  I used my own fabrics, mostly Art Gallery Fabrics, to depict this big beautiful guy. The threads in the sky portion are metallic, you know how we have to squint when we look up into the afternoon sky.  I put a happy thought at the bottom, by Cosmo Cricket which says "embrace the moment". 
As I work on my collage pieces I think about what I want people to feel when they look at it, or think about someone the piece reminds them of, or the story the quilt is telling.  Pinkerton as it happens has a very sweet story that goes something like this: 
 Pinkerton had been strolling along the beach picking flowers when suddenly a butterfly landed on his beak. He knew the beautiful creature couldn't stay long, so he let the flower float away in the breeze to enjoy the brief company of the enchanting butterfly....
"He Embraced the Moment".

Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Buffalo of the Great Plains

We recently went to visit my family in South Dakota. 
We usually go over to the Black Hills on the way home.
 Most of the pictures I take are of buffalo.....
the part they played in the history of our country fascinates me. 
I took the above picture in Custer State Park. 
 I joined Pic Monkey and this is what I was able to do with my original photo !
  The town of Custer has painted buffalo up and down the main street.
Do you see a painted statue? ....I see a quilt.

 This is the first buffalo quilt I made. 
He's won a blue ribbon in every show he's been in.
pat pat on my back LOL 

 My newest one just needs quilting, then it will be on display at 
The Mills County Artisan Guild Gift Shop. 

I hope you have a very blessed week ! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Recent Things

Hi Y'all
 I haven't been blogging much, but I have been sewing.
I made this baby quilt made for local hospital. Many of the squares are from a charm swap I was involved in online.....some are from Australia.
 This throw is made from a Cotton and Steele layer cake I had on hand. It will be donated to a group of ladies in Eastland County, Texas who make quilts for the sick and homeless....they call them
"Love Covers". 
This wall hanging was made for a silent auction benefit going to a group of people who take disabled veterans and children on deer hunts. 
Commissioned piece.

 Commissioned piece.
 Made for my friend Cindy.
This piece is at the Mills County Artisan Gift Shop
Several months ago I was invited to join this guild that represents over 30 Texas Artisans
 in Mills and surrounding counties.

 In Our Garden Blog Hop is in progress.
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Sue – Super Mom No Cape
Joan – Moosestash Quilting
Kris – Kris Loves Fabric
Pat – Life in the Scrapatch
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche
Lana – It Seams to be Sew
Jan - Sew and Sow Farm
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up
There's a group Facebook page HERE 
 and a Flickr Group 
where everyone has been sharing garden blocks.
Thanks for stopping in ! 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Quilts for Kye and Friends

 These quilted love covers are all boxed up and headed to the Dallas Children's Hospital.
 Philippians 2 : 3-5 
One is for Kye, one for his sister and 3 for Kye to give to whoever he wants to. 
This quilt pattern is the Watkins Star created by  Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy 
This little quilt started out with 2 left over blocks from another quilt.
This quilt is for Kye who now has a new liver !
And he's doing great !
See his progress HERE
I had 4 blocks left over from a quilt I made my grandson and I thought it would be cool if they had cowboy quilts alike since they are cousins, their Great-Grandpa's were brothers. 
  This is for Kye's twin sister Keelee, also made from 2 left over blocks. 
This quilt is made from a tutorial I found over at Cluck Cluck Sew

I've been catching up on  UFO's... these 5 + 3 more finshed and quilted, also finished 2 big red and white tops going to the quilter....I have 2 more bigger quilts I'm quilting on that will go to a nursing home, and I'm finally assembling my 2012 BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop! After that, I'll put my Farmer's Wife together and I'll be all caught up. 
In the mean time I'm working on some art quilts. 
That's it for me !
May God bless you with health, happiness and a passion for Him.