Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Random Everything and Quilting Sale


I enjoyed the warmth we had this past week.  I'll be bringing in this beauty tonight and I've covered my new plants in preparation for tonight's freeze warning and possibly snow!

Have you missed me in Blogland?  A few of you email me away from my blog and know about my life other than I'm a longarm quilter.  I've made some wonderful friends through blogging; even meeting and visiting some of you.  I'll keep blogging but I have found most of the bloggers are posting several times a day to Instagram.  It's fun, fast and easy way but does lack details.  Here's a quick snap shot of my Instagram.
The top left photo is of the cancer center.  That's where I spend a lot of time with DH.  He is doing remarkably well considering we were at the ER two weeks ago!  He spiked a temp of 102.3 and had pneumonia.

One week previous to my husband's ER visit I got a call from my youngest college student son with heart problems.  Long story shortened.....three hospitals, two ambulance rides, a stay over in the hospital he will be fine. This is the son who loves to play a few pranks and shows me how to properly use Instagram and Snapchat!  So with that said take a look at my Instagram photo and you'll see my own prank on his truck.  He does love cats but vandalizing the truck not so much.  LOL

Awhile back I quilted this quilt and extra small pieced rectangles for Jobi to make matching shams.  I love the idea and snagged this photo from her to share with you the final result.
I love it and the metal bed!

One more photo I wanted to share is these works of art Jobi whipped up in just a day and a half!
Jobi told me these were made to remind her of her own kitties and they are a pattern Jobi made!  The joints are beads so the legs and arms move, beaded tails, buttonhole detailed faces and just dang cute!  My favorite is the gray one. They are just different and make me smile!  I think she should sell them on Etsy!

I finished piecing this Sweet Treasures BOM and added to my own quilt tops waiting to be quilted.  It's a good size so this is the best photo I could get for now.

I'm offering 10% off on all edge to edge quilting service on quilt tops in my possession through end of May.  Contact me for full details at wflynn4@triad.rr.com.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Getting A Better Deal!


My latest issue of AP&Q arrived yesterday along with a renewal notice to pay $21.97 for one year.  I remembered when I called them last year to change my mailing address they offered a better subscription deal. I'm glad I called them yesterday and asked if they were having a special and they offered one year for $14.99.   I thought worthy to pass on to you!

Jo Kramer and her daughter Kelli Kramer are cover girls on this issue with their design Red, White & oooh quilt!  Congrats ladies!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Let's Catch-up!


Sharing with you today two finishes!  These are called, "Speck" from Carrie Nelson's Little Bites pattern line.
Rather than using those binding clips I simply use a single pin to hold down my binding just inches from where I stitch.  I simply move this single pin down as I work my way around the quilt top.
I've quilted the borders and sashing on the longarm and decided to big stitch or primitive stitch pearl cotton around the blocks...still in the works.
In the past weeks I won two different giveaways!  Thank you to Norma of Timeless Traditions for her design Woodland Tree Skirt.  Also thank you Julie of JulieKQuilts blog for having two Nickel Quilts books and giving away her extra!
This Is a glimpse of Swoon by Thimbleblossoms.  Bari's quilt, not mine. (Dang!).  It's on it's way back to her to bind and gift to her son and future daughter-in-love's wedding.
Still waiting for wedding pictures to share!  Meanwhile I snagged this one from Instagram.  My younger son and his gal.

Speaking of Instagram, I've learned more and more bloggers using it than posting to their blogs. You can find me there too.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Jobi's Quilt Shams


Now that the wedding is over and guest returned home, I'm back to quilting.

This is a queen size quilted with whirlpools for fun motion and I love the texture it gives the top.

It's always fun to see before and after quilting too!

SHAMS!  Jobi is one smart gal!  The queen size quilt will also have shams to match.  Jobi simply made two smaller quilt tops and had me quilt them before she stitches them into shams.  Brilliant!

May I be your quilter?









Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Day!


It's official!  I've got a daughter-in-love!  I'm waiting on more photos to share here.  My DIL chose the fabrics and wanted the simplicity of quilt pattern called, The Yellow Brick Road by Terry Atkinson.  I pieced the quilt and quilted it with feathers.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tidbits


I thought you would like to see this antique shelf we bought years ago at a market in Belgium.  I'm still tweaking decor here and there.  The quilt was gifted to me a few years ago.  It's a Kim Diehl pattern.

Here's another antique shelf.  The bench was bought at a market in The Netherlands.  It was a bed at one time.  The seat does lift for storage.  That basket looks lonely hanging there.  I'll be tweaking this area for sure.  A want to hang my Sheep in the Willows quilt to the left side of all this.  I showed the top a few post back.  It needs to be quilted.

New rug at entry...love the colors!  I found it at Wal-Mart.

That's it for now.  I've got company coming in today and busy week ahead.  My son marries this Saturday!  We are so excited and I'm so looking forward to seeing all my guys in their suits and ties.