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!!!! can order extra button packs!

Emily at 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 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.

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Bit Of Sharing...Still with Me?

Look at this sweet gift!  Jobi's husband made it for me!

I've been the worse blogger these past months, haven't I?  Lots to show, say and share and can't squeeze it all in this evening but will share a bit.

There has been a lot of quilting.  Here are a few of the "frosted" quilts that are now home being bound by their owners.

I wanted to keep every one of these!  Awesome eye candy right?  More to share but these were readily available at this moment.

Very sweet gift from my friend Karen at Log Cabin Quilter ...and some others I hadn't photographed yet.  I gave my wool to Karen when she was here this Summer.  She is amazing at just how fast and how much she whips up...and spoils me so good!

Bailey is 6 mos old now and was "tutored".  I'm so glad this cone is gone as I'm not sure how much more my legs could have taken being hit.  Ouch!

If you Instagram you will also find me there!  In the meantime, I'm quilting like crazy getting client quilts done in time for gift giving.  I have room for edge to edge work but you must get your tops here!

There will be a sweet give away on my next post!  I'd have posted tonight but forgot the photo.  If you like snowman you will want this!  It is good!  Those who comment here get an extra's that? Be sure in your comment to say the word SNOWMAN.  

Until next time...get stitching!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Quick Show and Share!

Show and share photos....
Mini baptist fans quilted on this sweet mini quilt with wool birds.  The pattern is called, Button Bandits and now that it is quilted will have buttons added.

Paws!  I understand client will be donating to animal organization.

Jobi's batik beauty!
Whirlpools...pretty colors!
Can you see the crabs quilted in the swirls?  It seemed appropriate since the Moda line was called, Lucy's Crab Shack.
Two mini fingernail polish quilts!  How cute are these!
Bread Basket quilting nearly mimics the fabric.  Loved this texture on this quilt!
Roses and leaves quilted a bit dense for that aged look.  Simply used Hobbs 80/20 batting with Sew Fine thread.
A bit of custom too.

I'm quilting as fast as I can with holidays coming it has been busy, busy...I love it!

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!
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!

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 

I look forward to hearing from you!