Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Quilter Girls Club

Hi quilter friends,

I am now in a new club… “The Quilter Girls Club” and every month we all get together for dinner and we chat about what we are working on and what’s going on with our family, friends or whatever.  We really have a nice time together.  This month there was 12 of us ladies and we went to the Citrus restaurant in Milford.  We had our own private room so we were able to talk to each other comfortable, without talking over others.

We celebrate birthdays and I was surprised when they announced me because I didn’t know they even knew when mine was… It was also another women’s birthday too.  We both got very cute pot holders with a 'sexy dame' motif and our name embroidered on the front. These really are too cute to use!!  

We also do a raffle every month and whoever wins the raffle, then that person has to buy the gift for the next month.  It really is a lot of fun!

OK, so here are two small quilts that I have been working on - These
were made with a blue and white flowered jellyroll. I added the embroidered teacups and teapots on white fabric with blue thread. I did two different nine patch patterns...

Monday, June 20, 2016

Crazy Busy Weekends

Hello Friends,

It has been crazy-busy here and with the warmer weather I can’t seem to get any quilting done or started. I have a couple of quilts that need quilting and a lot to get started on. As I’m sure most of you do too.

There is always something happening on the weekends, meeting old high school girlfriends, which I truly enjoy & love!!! Then the quilt club girl’s night out, not to mention the morning market fair the weekend before.  There is always something going on every weekend. But, I did manage to get my BOM done just in time for class this weekend… Yay

These are called perky pastels.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Where did the month of May go?...

Hello Friends,

I really haven’t been working on a lot of anything lately… My daughter and son-in-law were here visiting from Florida for most of the month.  I spent a lot of time with them. We did go to a couple orchards, Bishops' and Jones', did some wine tasting, which was fun.  We also had lunch at Tea with Tracy’s in Seymour and that was nice too.  What an assortment of teas – a huge variety for all you tea lovers!

OK – Well, I just started working on these 
two baby panels over Memorial Day weekend.

This is a blue & white jelly roll I started 
to piece together. I love the 
blues with the white.

I was trying out my new software
on the Destiny - this is the radial designs - love it!
Isn't it cute?... You can add any 
design in the center.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Embroidery Class

Hello Friends,

I took the two day Anita Goodesign embroidery class last weekend. This was my first embroidery class. Although, I do know how to embroider a little by hand and by machine, it’s always fun to make new friends and learn different techniques…  Not to mention, shopping and getting the new software that’s on the market. 

Well, I did get the new software and traded in my old husqvarna viking topaz 20 for the New Baby Lock Destiny - OMG - this machine is amazing! I love it!  I will be doing a lot of quilting and embroidering.

Let me show you a couple of blocks we did from class...

Here is the Destiny at it's best...
The block below is the same one in the machine - (my new Destiny)
This is a confetti pinwheel - we put thread, tiny playing cards and cut-up material on it and then we sewn the netting over the top. Pretty cool :-)

 This is the back

Here are three projects we did...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Easy Quilting

Hello everyone,
Have you ever thought about making a quilt, but have no idea where to begin?  My dear friend Linda from high school asked me if I would teach her how to make a quilt. I was so excited and I wanted to make it FUN and easy for her.  I thought what would be the easiest quilt to make for someone that’s not as experienced in sewing.  Then I remembered my very first quilt I made in 1978 (in high school). I made it out of 5 inch squares, which was very easy, just sewing them together.  Now, you know me, Material Girl – I have all kinds of material, and in all sizes. So, I went into my stash of material and cut twelve 8 inch squares and thought we can use them - PERFECT! 

Linda came over, we had lunch, and then got right into quilting… I had her cutting sewing and ironing.  OMG, what fun we had – It was like the old high school days again…  We talked about everything and before we knew it, the time had flown by. We did manage to finish quilting the quilt… But, we still need to put the binding on.  We’ll get together sometime this week to finish it. 

Take a look at the pictures – She did an amazing job!!!

 Here is the label I made to put on the back...

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Block of the Month - Perky Pastels

Hi everyone
I am working on my 4th block for the perky pastels (BOM) class.  I did the 1st one with a blue border and I didn’t really like it. So I ripped it out.  I do this a lot when I am not happy with how it looks. I rip it out and start all over again. I put a pretty pink border around it and I think it looks so much better…  Don’t you agree?...

Here is what it looked like with the blue...

Here is what it looks like now...

Here are all three - working on the 4th one - which will
be blue & white flying geese.

Monday, April 4, 2016


Hi everyone,
I have decided to take on another type of sewing… embroidery.
I am going to take a two full day Anita Goodesign class to learn how
to embroider and bring these into my quilts for a little different look.
I will share my creations with you. :-)

Here is what the Anita Goodesigns look like...

 You can also add these designs to clothes or tablecloths

Can't wait for class- starts May 6th & 7th