Monday, January 5, 2015

A Few of My Own Finishes ....

Okay....not really my own as they have been gifted.
My "girls" loved the nail polish quilts I made them for Christmas.
Temecula Quilt Company blogged a free Little Letters quilt pattern in 2014.  It's a great quilt for using up scraps.  I used mostly Jo Morton fabrics and quilted it with a Baptist Fan design.  This quilt now resides in Florida.

I forgot to get a photo after stitching binding to the back.  This is another I made using Jo Morton fabric, quilted with an Orange Peel design and resides with the Little Letters quilt above.  Enjoy friend!
Bailey spends time with me quilting now.  He is always comical and loves laying on his back.
....even to play.











Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year! Read On.....

Thank you friends who sent me surprises!  I received books, patterns, fabrics, Polish pottery and gifts from your hands.  My birthday is just a few days before Christmas so these are from both celebrations.

Cotton, wool, a crow and big primitive stitches!  I love how she quilted the border too!

Wool table mats with a special note of more to come!  I was thinking of creating a space on my studio wall for these pretties!

A hipster bag with polka-dots!  How cute is this and just the right size to carry on my first ever cruise!

Jeff and I celebrate 31 years of bliss tomorrow and have booked a cruise for later next month.  Our first vacation we are taking that is just the two of us, and hundreds of other cruisers.  LOL!

Quilt Hollow is making changes for 2015.  I've got to make the change for my own health and peace of mind.  While I still plan to quilt for others, I will no longer custom quilt.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
xoxo


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Snowflakes!



I found the snowflakes at Lowes Home Improvement.  Just had to share as they are just two cute!  A pack of four on sale now for less than $7. 


I forgot to show you the mini quilt I made for my DIL's birthday.


Bailey is eight months now and "goes to work" with me in the quilt studio now that he is learning his manners.  Though, look at this photo with his feet on the wall!  He is so funny.




Saturday, December 6, 2014

Happy Holidays




I like to have at least one photo with my post.  This stocking was made for my DIL using several Pinterest tutorials; I kind of winged it.  I'm pleased with how it turned out and I hope she likes it.

These past months I was busy, busy quilting for others.  I normally take December off but not this year. Thank you to all who choose me as your quilter.  I've got the best clients!

My laptop croaked and now replaced.  I had XP and am now learning Windows 8 with touch screen.  my photos in Dropbox, then stuff in a mysterious Cloud?  Whew...technology! 

Then my cell phone was due to be replaced and started having its own personal issues of freezing up and battery draining quickly.  So I've had to replace that and did opt for the new IPhone 6plus so I could see screen better.  Dare I mention the Candy Crush addiction?

You know how luck comes in threes?  I suppose bad luck too.  The monitor to my longarm died.   I was only down a couple days before having it replaced.

One year ago today we moved into our new home though we the little black cloud of my husband's new found cancer and surgery followed by a half year of chemo.  We are glad to have that behind us and this holiday season have decorated our "new home."  So much excitement here!

Wishing you all Happy Holidays!
 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Show, Share and Who?



Temecula Quilt Co. blogs FREE patterns called,  "Little Letters."  Most use 1.5" strips making it easy for me since I've got bins of scrappy strips.

I remember Carol telling me this is a Fig Tree pattern called, "Twirl."  I quilted it for her with a Windy design.
Here's a few more quilts to share.

Whirlpool Quilting

Flutter Quilting

Shadows Quilting (love the look of gum balls on this one)

Modern Circles Quilting

A peek of this for now....check out the Cocoa Cups Quilting!

It's 32 degrees outside.  Brrrr!  Definitely time for hot cocoa and announce the winner of the Snowman pattern by Red Button Quilt Co. and those adorable snowman face buttons you see here.

Thanks to all who entered.  LORIS you are my winner!  Please email me your address.

Until next time...I'll be quilting like crazy!






Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SNOWMAN .... It's Giveaway Time!



I didn't get the best pictures.  

When I take photos I try to use natural daylight backlighting so you can see the quilting.

Semi-custom with two different snowflakes and circles for snowballs in the inner border.

Again, I use lighting to my advantage of showing the quilting.  When this quilt is seen without the back light you see the embroidery and quilt blocks.  An example is the first photo.  I get emails asking me what kind of camera I use since my quilting shows well.  I use my iPhone AND good light beyond the quilt.

So, a few weeks ago I spotted this sweet table topper on Anne's blog, Cottons and Wool Thanks Anne for letting me use your photos for my post.

Oh my word, snowman buttons!  Now I really needed this one!
I caved, I ordered!  The pattern comes with the buttons!!!!  AND....you can order extra button packs!

Emily at www.redbuttonquiltco.com was kind and sent me an extra pattern to GIVEAWAY!  Just look at those little snowmen buttons.  Because I hope you will visit Emily's website, I am asking for you to take a look there, come back here...what did you like, did you cave and order?  I'd love to know!

In my previous post I asked you to mention the word SNOWMAN for an extra entry.  Those are now in the hat and no further entries on previous post but do feel free to comment.

Feel free to spread word on this giveaway.  The more who visit www.redbuttonquiltco.com the better for Emily right?

The winner should be announced by Monday.  Some comments left in previous post are NO REPLY BLOGGER.  Bummer if you win, check your settings.