Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Time to Catch Up

Mr. Bailey got a haircut.  What a difference from the teddy bear looking pooch!  He can see so much better and so much easier on us for grooming.
He is busy, very busy and at nearly five months old already learning so much.
How cute are these?!  My friend Karen of Log Cabin Quilter gifted these to me on her visit a few weeks ago.  Her husband is so sweet too!
I don't always post the little gifts I find tucked in quilt tops I receive or after as surprise bonus mail but I am this one!  Donna had me quilt her beauty below and then this packet arrived unexpectedly.  My mind in overdrive as to how did I forget she was sending another top.  She really surprised me with my first holiday card and beautiful fabrics to get my own holiday project started.  Thank you Donna!
Here's her quilt top.  This matches my home!
Yummy! 
Love these flowers I quilted on Cyndi's.
Bread Basket quilting too.
Love, love, love the back!
Fall quilting for Lorene.
Shannon's very first quilt...I do believe I've got her hooked.
Then there is Betty's gorgeous antique quilt with my Baptist Fans.  This top belonged to her Great Great Grandmother.  Betty spent many hours repairing this top from 1800's.

Quilts have been arriving as everyone seems to be getting ready to gift for holiday season.  Are you ready?  As a reminder I have a small quilt special posted in previous post....check it out!











Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mini Quilt Special Posted Today!


Mr. Bailey has been keeping us busy.  He's nearly four months old now, a quick learner and full of spunk!
I've been quilting and realized I've forgotten to take pictures of two of them.  Here are a few small ones below that are too cute not to share.
A peek of both top and bottom on this one.  I used Damask for quilting.  This is a NEW quilters second quilt ever!  She did a wonderful job and is hooked!

SWOON!
One Swoon block with Whirlpool quilting.  I need to make myself one.

This is a tiny quilt with mini Baptist Fan quilting as well as quilt below.
Cute little number!

Loved this one too!  It's a small table topper with Daffodil quilting.  This quilt just needs one charm pack and a small bit of background.  Yep, added it to my list of must makes in holiday fabrics.


Some custom quilting on Winding Ways happened too.

There are times that I'm shared fun photos.  Here's one that I thought to share with you.

Are you stitching your holiday quilts yet?  It's hard to believe its a short five months away.   It is fun to give from something made from our hands.  Think about making a few smaller table toppers, mini quilts, table runners, etc.  Make TWO at a time!  If you use the same backing fabric this saves you on longarm quilting cost!  So here's the deal!  Two mini quilts on one background for the price of one quilting.  This is for an all over quilt design.  (Yes, there can be two designs; one on each quilt). The only catch is all must be to me before end of August and quilt size is limited to 40 x 40 in the two-fer special.  Email me at wflynn4@triad.rr.com 

I look forward to hearing from you!












Thursday, July 3, 2014

Quilting Photos


I'm behind on posting photos of quilting for many reasons.  Rather than give reasons here are some quilts to share.  The star quilt simply has wavy lines quilted.
Quilted with whirlpools.
Quilted with an airplane motif.
Modern Cubes quilting
Didn't get great pictures but you get the idea here.  Woven Wind quilting
Loved this one with feathers and swirls all over.

Baptist Fans
Woven Wind. I put these two photos together to show the difference in quilting.
Modern Circles
I just had to custom quilt this one!

The smallest quilt 12" x 12" with minature Baptist Fans.
I posted this before but a few requested to see Paisley Feather quilting better.

Do you have quilt tops just sitting that you wish were quilted?  I quilt them!  Contact me and let's get your tops quilted!  I'd love to hear from you.  Think about holidays being here in less 6 months....what will you be gifting? It's a thought. 

...and I wish you all a fun-filled 4th!













Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ring That Bell and More


Can't help but smile with this guy!  He is a busy boy with lots to learn.
Twelve chemo treatments done and bell rung!  For those who don't know, DH went in for a routine colonoscopy last Fall and the discovery made of Stage 3 cancer.  I urge you to spread world of just how important it is to get exams!  After surgery it was discovered that cancer cells were in 6 of the 10 lymph nodes removed so chemo started immediately following surgery.  Now....we wait and remain hopeful.
My family at the beach last week.  Love these guys!  They are my rock, what matters, and keep always let me know just how much I'm loved and appreciated.
My girls (ok...my guy's gals) expressed interest in quilting without any arm twisting!


I think Kim will be excited the quilt I quilted for her on my blog.  I must apologize for not getting the quilt photos together for a post.  My blog is a quilt blog, promise!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Update On My Life These Days


As promised, a photo of my handsome son and my daughter-in-love!
We have another new family member.  Introducing Bailey!  He is a busy labradoodle with much to learn!  A fellow blogger on IG commented, "May the force be with you!"   What a spot on comment!  LOL
Just one more chemo out of 12 to go!  Hubby is doing pretty good all things considered.  I've stepped up doing so much more than ever in the yards, painting deck, shoveling rock etc.
I did take some time to finish piecing and quilting a few mini quilts however still need binding.

Hopefully the next post won't be so far off and I'll post client quilts.  Thank you to those who are hanging with me and took advantage of the quilt special I offered in May.  I really appreciate you allowing me to "frost" your quilts.

Also my Etsy shop has a few things added finally!  


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Disappearing Pinwheel Block


SQUIRREL!  Yep, that is me as soon as I read Paulette's blog post.  I watched the Missouri Star Tutorial on her technique of making a Disappearing Nine Patch block, went back to Paulette's blog post to see another version on another blog and was off and sewing!

I chose not to piece the Missouri Star tutorial way and used 4.5" squares to start so my blocks are small.  Once I cut my pinwheel block into in nine equal pieces and assembled to look like this I decided to mix them up and made more blocks in a jiffy!
I've now rearranged the center pinwheels to give these blocks more of a scrappy look.