Thursday, June 25, 2009

Good morning, I am just getting a fresh cup of coffee and checking my blog from Canton Village Quilt Works when I found that today is Jackie's birthday. Check out her blog, wish her happy birthday, and enter to win a prize.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Morning all, Please check out a new quilting blog directory:
Connie is having a cool give away: "Frosted Memories Fat Quarter Bundle by Holly Taylor for Moda Fabrics". Stop by and enter.

Thanks Connie!
Guess What?? I won a Moda giveaway from:
Prize: Oh Cherry Oh! by Me and My Sister (Moda) 1 Jelly Roll - 1 Honey bun - 1 pattern. All you need to complete this adorable quilt top.

I'm so excited YA Hoooo!

Thanks Joyce.

Monday, June 15, 2009

OK, OK, a little obsessive: I made two other little table runners but I haven't quilted them yet! Have a great week!


Ok, I had a busy week-end. I didn't play golf Friday or Saturday and my new Thyroid meds are kicking in! This is a quilt for my friend's grandson and his wife. It is king size and I made two matching shams.

"Oh Cherry"

I also made a lap quilt with Moda's "Oh Cherry". It is bright and cheerful!

Thimbleberries "Gardener's Touch"

I had two charm packs of Thimbleberries "Gardener's Touch" so I made this cute little table runner. I sewed a light square and a dark square on opposite corners and when I sewed it together, it made a nice triangle square (I don't know what else to call it besides Triangle Square??!!)

Melinda's Quilt

Melinda wanted it quilted with black thread. This picture shows the quilting on some of the lighter fabric.

Melinda's Quilt

Back to the fun stuff!

I was tied up for a couple of weeks with our annual maintenance outage. This past weekend I had the chance to catch up on my quilting. I quilted a "Turning Twenty" in blacks and pinks for a friend of my sister's (Melinda). As it turns out, she grew up in the Tri-Cities and I know her brothers and sisters-in-law. I have played golf with all of them. Plus I worked with one of her brothers--Dean for "Twenty" plus years!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Good Monday morning. This is a picture of a quilt that I sent off this morning to a friend in Bellingham, Washington. I don't like how the picture looks but it is too late now. She wanted an extra long twin, in teal, with a pillow sham. The front of the sham has been quilted as well. The fabric is Moda's "Hello Betty". I added eight of the alterate fabric squares to give the quilt a little pizzazz!
Last week the check spring on my gammill broke. I ordered two new springs and when they arrived, I went downstairs to change it. It took me about 30 minutes and two springs later to figure out how to replace the darn thing. I have been having problems with the thread tension since I got the machine and now I know why--the check spring that broke was totally different than the new ones. I tried to get the two new ones installed the same way as the old one and hum m m, it didn't work. Luckily, I found a spare and installed it correctly. I fought the tension for so long that I hated to quilt. All I can say is, "Thank you little check spring for breaking!"
My sister emailed me this weekend to see how busy I was. I asked her what she had in mind. Well, she said, I was thinking that we could make her stepson, Jason, a quilt with a golf theme. Besides my quilting obsession, I work a forty hour week outside of my home. So I gave her my list of projects and added hers to the list!
On Friday, I ran out to Village Quiltworks to pick up some fabric. The owner of the shop, Debi Trevino, did the quilting for the Quilt_Forget_Me_Not quilt that is featured on the Susan G Komen website. Please follow the link and buy a ticket. Support Breast Cancer Research. Besides, it is a BEAUTIFUL quilt! Congradulations to Debi and the rest of the designers.