Monday, March 20, 2017

Valentine Baby

 Hello blog friends ! I hope this post finds you doing well.
 I thought I would just pop in to show you I'm still around. 
I haven't been behind my sewing machine very much since before Christmas other than to make this quilt for a couple in our Cowboy Church who had a baby girl right before Valentines Day. 

I also had to come up with a BOM for the Brownwood Quilters' Guild
meeting.....since we would be bringing the finished blocks back in February, I thought it would be fun to exchange Valentine blocks.
If you would like to make these blocks, instructions can be found HERE

Have a great day!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Tractor Quilt for Christmas

That little Cowboy riding in the tractor with Grandpa is crazy about tractors ! He's just a little over 2 years old and will sit in that tractor for at least a whole hour !
And I'm talking sit still ! A huge task for any 2 year old !
So Grammie is working on a tractor quilt for him for Christmas, pattern from Lori Holt's "Farm Girl" book. It will however defiantly be a John Deere green tractor.

Be blessed !

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Still at it !

 Happy Thanksgiving to everyone ! 
I know I haven't blogged much the past 6 months, but that doesn't mean I haven't been quilting. Below are most of the things I've completed. I have about 4 small art quilts in a gift shop I don't have pictures of and 4 or 5 baby quilts hanging in the closet along with 10 folded star table runners I can't show right now as they are Christmas gifts. I've also made charity quilts, I haven't been good at picture taking lately either. 
Baby Quilt
 The reason I have made so many baby quilts is they pay my rent at the artisan guild where I sell my art quilts......and I still like to sew traditional things.  
 There are lots of pictures here so I won't blow them up......
that way your computer will load faster !
 baby quilt
 baby quilt
 baby quilt 

 My cow Tilly
 Collage Heart mounted on frame
Lemoyne Star ( at the quilters)
Rancher's Daughter (at the quilters)
 I won the layer cake drawing at my guild meeting and made this for charity. 
Be blessed !

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October "In Our Garden Blog Hop"

Welcome Fall, Welcome Y'all, and Welcome to the: 

 Since February, on the first day of each month, different designers have been releasing  2 blocks for the In Our Garden Blog Hop. One block is a traditional pieced block and the other block is an applique block. October is my month to share with you.

The first block I have for you is the traditionally pieced, Squash Blossom. 
I like this block because of it's southwestern look.

(12.5 Unfinished)

Cutting Directions:
Feature Fabric: Turquoise
8 - 2.5” squares
8 -­ 3” squares 
       Background Fabric: White (tone on tone white)
12 -­ 2.5” squares
8 -­ 3” squares

1. Use the eight 3” squares of turquoise fabric, and the eight 3”
squares of background fabric to create 16 HST units. Trim to 2.5”.
 2. Assemble block according to the diagram. 

 Print this pattern HERE

The Applique block is a Fall/Winter spaghetti squash.
Be sure to line your lighter fabrics ! (Yikes I forgot to!)

Print this pattern HERE

More blocks yet to come 

Lana – It Seams to be Sew
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.
There will be a link up at Sew Incredibly Crazy as we finish this month's blocks
Participants are able to win prizes like a 

Thank you Amy for hosting this fun BOM

and thank you to

For providing my fabrics designed by Sue Zipkin

Have fun creating and God bless you !

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.