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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hello friends,

It's been a while since my last post.  I have been busy and I started the block of the month classes again. Here is the first block below...

                                               This is the finished block

I also want to give you an update on the Flower Garden Quilt I finished for my niece in loving memory of my sister and her mother -Donna. -  Love & miss her more than words can say.

This is the label I made for my niece 
 Here is a label I embroidered  on the back...

I will try to keep up with my posts now that summer is over and I'm not working two jobs... :-) 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The 1930's Quilt

Hello Friends,

This past weekend I went to a quilt show in New London with a couple of the quilt club girls and came across a VERY old find. Quilt squares from the 1930's and a Civil War label.  Some of the blocks are tattered and stained, but I will do my best to bring them back to life and turn them into a  beautiful quilt. These antique quilt squares were made with small scraps of unique fabric from the depression era.  What I plan to do is find some 1930's reproduction fabric to turn these squares into the quilt it should have been years ago!

There was one 1930's Dresden among my finds...

Below is the Civil War label

1930's Dresden...

I can't wait to get started on this beauty.

Flower Garden Memory Quilt

Hello friends,

I hope your summer is going well.  Can you believe that July is over? Summer is going extremely fast and I feel like I haven't done much at all. Actually, I know I haven’t done much… Partly because the weather has been awful this summer.  The heat is unbearable and the extreme amounts of rainfall has put a damper on everything.  I am hoping that August brings back sunny days and I can get back into quilting!

Today, I am happy to share a little progress on a memory quilt I've been working on…
I have all the birds, hearts and flowers all sewn on and another border around the orange...  This is turning out real nice.   - Love the colors it really makes it pop!

Below is the fabric for the back of the quilt  

My sister loved birds and hummingbirds 
were her favorite!!  :-)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sister Memory Quilt

Hello Everyone,

Wow, can you believe this weather...  It hasn't been much of a Spring outside of the rain.  It's been damp and a little on the cool side.  Well, I think we are finally going to get some nice weather this week. :-)

I want to share another quilt project I am starting...  A very special one. This is going to be a memory quilt.  I am making this one for my niece Tina - In loving memory of my Sister Donna.  Boy do I miss her!  She was my biggest fan when it came to making these quilts. Donna loved birds, humming birds were her favorite. So, when I found this quilt panel, I thought it was perfect!  Not exactly sure how I am going to lay this out yet.  But I do have the fabric :-) 

I am going to use the blue, gray and yellow which pulls the colors out of the panel and then add a little bit of orange to bring it all together, may in a boarder.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Lancaster PA Quilt Show 2018

Hello Everyone,

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a year already since our last quilt trip to Lancaster PA…  The weather was not cooperating and we got some snow, which put us back a day but that wasn’t going to stop us from going and having a great time!  We still managed to get in all our quilt shops and then some- thanks to our host Mary Kay – she's a great organizer and planner.  We all had a great time. If you have never been to the Amish Country, well it's beautiful and a must see!  OMG -the food is delicious!  Everything is homemade. It really is breathtaking and relaxing too. It was three fun filled days with the quilt club girls!

Here are a few pictures I took of the beautiful quilts that were on display.
This is a nine patch of Lancaster 
Absolutely beautiful!
The two above are scenery quilts
I just love these two above
the detail in the quilting is amazing
Here I am at the convention center
where the quilts are all hanging -
had to get a picture... :-)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Soft Flannel Quilts

Hello friends

I have been working on a couple of quilts... One is a family quilt with pictures and the other one is a take 5 girly quilt.  They both have the soft flannel fabric, which I love!

Here are some pictures... This is the family quilt below - 

Here is the Take 5 Girly Quilt... Just love the fabric!

Now it's on the longarm ready to be quilted.
Not sure what quilt pattern to use.
I'm thinking either flowers or feathers...

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Organizing My Sewing Room

Hello friends

I have been organizing my sewing room.  I think organizing is my favorite thing to do. Don't get me wrong. I do love sewing and quilting, but having everything right where I need it to be, is awesome. I find myself more productive when I am organized.

As promised, here are the pictures of my new table with the shelves underneath... I still need to get a few more bins...

I also cut fabric for the take 5 quilt-- 
I will be starting this one after I finish the memory quilt I'm working on.
                              Love the fabric and colors of this one :-)