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Thursday, May 30, 2013

May's Goals

I didn't make much of a goal for it wasn't difficult to keep that goal. I wanted to finish piecing 'Texas Teardrop'; and I did...not quilted but ready to be.

And I wanted to practice my machine quilt on Tiara...I have been doing that also; not as much as I would like; but never the less practice.

I won't keep adding get the idea;

I am linking up to Cat Patches; take a look.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Say It With Flowers beautiful spring flowers are starting to come to an end.
We had some very nice tulips this year; among other great flowers, but they have to come to an end; I guess.  The wind and rain we have been getting so much of; has taken it's toll on them. Don't get me wrong now; we still have lots of tulips, but they are beaten a bit. So; this makes this hop even more important right now!!! We all love flowers....don't we??

Now you know who we have to thank for this hop; don't you? ....yes; our wonderful Madame Samm, and the fantastic Carol.....and don't forget our ' could not do without' sponsors; Andover.

Ok....on with my little project:  I put together a little table topper; or you could hang it. It is a square on it's point with 4 squares added to each corner in a bright color. I machine appliqued the flower pot and a nice little bouquet of flowers in the center. Then did a little stippling to quilt the background.

Now I would like to show you a few quilts I have done in the past with flowers...First is the 'Sunflower'...

'Love's Lybrinth'

Can't remember the name of this one....sorry.

This last one is 'Giant Dahlia'...I have made many many of this one.

I hope you enjoyed the post today; and didn't find there to be too many for your patience; a giveaway!!!!!
Three FQs

Leave a comment on this post to enter to win....if you want a second chance follow and tell me in another can be a long time follower or a brand new one.  Random draw will be made at the end of the blog hop.  Thanks for hop on over to the rest of the blogs today...

May 30th

WIP Wednesday

Here we are again....and I feel like I haven't accomplished much this week. Now that is because I am working outside as much as I can.  I have also had a stiff neck and sore shoulders since mowing the lawns last week. But; I did it again today....I mowed lawns and cleaned a large flower bed out today.
I am hoping to work that stiffness out of my  Fingers are crossed.

Now on to WIPs: I am still working on this one...half way now....

I did finish quilting 2 baby quilts on Tiara this week.....

 Close up....
 This is one that I put together in was done as a QAYG quilt....then I FMQ it on Tiara
 close up.....a way to use up fabric.
I haven't done much with the fishing theme quilt this week; but next week, I hope to change that one.
I guess that's about it for me this time folks.....I will be linking up to Monika and Lee ; make sure you take a peek.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I am So Pleased!!/Check It Out!!

You may remember this little beauty....The New York Roundabout.

  Well the lady that came up with this pattern is Karen. She was so very nice to post my finished piece on her blog...

I hope you will take a look at more of Karen's patterns while you are there...she has a link on her blog that will take you there. She has some lovely patterns to look at. We plan on making another one of them this coming fall.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


This is the week we start our next blog hop; make sure you don't miss it!! Starting day is Thursday.. hope to see you.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Voting Time!!!!

hey is now time to vote for your favorite quilt in lots of different categories.  I would love to have your vote!! But; please take a look and vote for someone's work...there are lots of wonderful quilts entered.....

Just go here; scroll down to the different categories and are allowed one vote per category....come on; you know you want to!!!  lol.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I am linking up to Monika today for our works in progress; please join us.

There is so much going on right now; crazy time of year here. With the weather we have been getting; it is difficult to keep up with the work outside. I need to mow lawns, weed flower goes on and on. The vegetable garden isn't in yet; so there is that coming up soon.  Overwhelming at times.

Well; on with WIPs: I have a large applique quilt in the frames being hand quilted...

I have a baby quilt waiting to be machine quilted on Tiara...this is pieced with fabric that I won last year....very soft, sweet fabric,

I have the fish put together and appliqued on the center of the I will put their names above each of them.

I have a large quilt in the sewing room; waiting to be hand quilted; and 2 more on the way in the next few weeks. I have my 'Texas Teardrops' to machine quilt...and my 'Garden Fence'....not sure when I will get to them.

I am writing this post on Tuesday evening to be ready for this morning; so I am hoping it will be fine today; so I can mow lawns. Fingers are crossed for sunshine!!!!!  Thanks for taking time to read my post. I just noticed that somehow; my font changed during this post That's ok...not going back to  Enjoy your day folks!!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hello Everyone

Nothing about sewing or quilting right now....just had to share my afternoon with you.  This is what is going on in my pond right now!!  Gorgeous!!!!

 The Canada Geese are so large and graceful...I could watch them in the water all day...but I have to!!!!
 This is a rock that my friend Marla gave me yesterday....her son makes these....I just love it!!! I focused in so much on the rock; that I didn't get any of the!!

Now; I am not loafing around....haha; just took a tea break from hand quilting. And I have progress with the fish quilt....up date tomorrow.....

Friday, May 17, 2013

Spring Bloggers Quilt Festival

I am so happy that we can have 2 entries this year!!  Amy is doing so much work here...please check it out.

So; my second entry is my 'Intertwined' quilt....that I did as a QAL last year....I simply adore this quilt!

Stats: This in entered in the Hand quilting category....It measures 86x86.....cotton fabrics....I pieced and hand quilted it myself.

A view of the back of the quilt........                                   

Please make sure you take a look at the rest of the entries and vote please. I would love your vote, but vote for someone.....ok?

My other entry can be seen here.  Thank you for your time.

Bloggers Quilt Festival/May 17-31

It is spring; and that brings one of our favorite times of the year....The Quilt Festival put on by Amy over at Amy's Creative Side. You have to see what is going on....right?  lol

This year I am entering my 'Bluenose' quilt in the applique category....

 That first picture is a little's a close up....
 and the outside corners....
This quilt was machine appliqued by me...and hand quilted by me.

This was a commissioned quilt that I made in the past year.

Stats:  86x100 inches.....cotton fabrics.....machine applique...hand quilted ....the whole quilt was put together by me.

It has the schooner in the center; with flags and seagulls in the sky.
On the inside corners; it has machine stitched NSEW the compass.
It has roping between the last 2 borders...and anchors in the outsider corners....I love this quilt.

Thank you for taking a peek with me.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Winner Is!!!!!!

Today is the end of the 'It's For The Birds' hop.....random generator drew:

Love your Rooster and cheekums:)

Lou; please send me your address and I will send your win out to you.....Hope everyone enjoyed the hop.

WIP Wednesday

Oh nice; mid week and here we are again...This keeps me working hard, you  So; did I get anything done this week? And what am I up to now?????

I finished the graduation memory quilt...but I am afraid to post these 2 quilts until after graduation. So; it will be probably a month yet.  So sorry; but this one turned out very nice. The lady picked it up yesterday and was thrilled with it!!

 I have the appliqued commissioned quilt in now...and have finished the outside border now.  Plus I mowed all the lawns

I started the fishing theme quilt today....actually cutting fabric and piecing is slow right now because I still don't know exactly what I want yet. But playing around with it right now. 

Here are the fishing baskets:  see the fish
 And this is a start on a Sockeye's not put together yet...I am playing with colors..and he has no fins    But this shows you the process for now.

I finished the project for 'say it with flowers' blog hop coming up soon.

This is bad; no pictures for you on these things...shoot!!  I hate not being able to post the pictures!!
This is the 4th block for 'About a Sampler Quilt' QAYGQAL...
I have been staying very'll see when I get to post those  Have a great day!!

I am linking up to Lee and Monika; come take a look around.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

About a Quilt/QAYGQAL

Well; it was a lazy day for me today....we delivered our son's lawn tractor to his new home this morning....then did a little shopping for a new grass trimmer for me. yes; I get to cut the

Amira  from Sewing Under Little Mushroom Cap posted the 4th block for our QAYGQAL yesterday.
I put it together tonight. It was a very simple block of a leaf. Amira had a few colors in hers. I did mine in white/background and one color. I just couldn't get past the leaf unless in one

I also finished quilting the graduation memory quilt tonight. I will post pictures as soon as I can.