Sunday, December 10, 2017

Third quilt Quilted

I am going to claim my Granddaughter's first quilt is my 3rd quilt quilted for the year and it looks like this year I am not going to make my goal of quilting nine quilts.  There is always next year.





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Friday, December 8, 2017

It has been Since March

It has been such a long time since I posted on my blog. I have been so very busy babysitting my Granddaughters ages 18 months and 4. But during this time I have been teaching my 4 year old how to quilt. I am posting this picture of her with the quilt and the pillow to match.  I was right there with her with my foot on the foot pedal and my hands guiding hers.  Together I think we did a pretty good job. She joins me for a couple of hours with my friends on the first Saturday of each month.  Whether or not she sticks with quilting is up to her.  But I hope I have given her a good start. Here is the picture. I am thinking about another project for January.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Cloudy Day

Cloudy day here which makes me want to sew. The storms went around us with very little rain here.  I am working on the Farm girl Vintage quilt.  Three of us chose to do the six inch blocks and boy some of the pieces are really tiny. I am up to the Milking Day block now.  I still have a long way to go though.  I am doing mine in scraps and not the 30's reproduction fabric.  I must say this is taking a while for me to do.  I will cut about three blocks, sew those up and then cut three more to work on.  I am trying to stay with it til I get done.  One of my goals was not to start anymore new projects and as you can tell I fell off the wagon.   I need to get another quilt top quilted and will probably do that when I get the top done on the Farm Girl Vintage.  So it's back to work on the Farm Girl Vintage.  I just needed a break from it, so until next time or rather my next break.

                                                                             

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Easter Bunny Challenge

I forgot to mention in the post below that the Easter Bunny quilt I posted below is my 2nd quilt quilted for 2017.  Seven more to go before the end of the year.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

My Challenges

My next retreat is in August and I have the fabric challenge done.  Sometimes I have waited til the last month to get the challenge done.  But this time I got it done right after the retreat in February. The challenge in August is the red fabric and we had to do an Easter theme.  I chose to do raw edge applique as shown below.  Also I am doing some string piecing today and cutting some diamonds for a crafty class.





Thursday, February 16, 2017

One Down

My bright stars quilt is 1 out of nine to be quilted this year.  So this means 8 more to finish my yearly goal

                                                     

Fabric Challenge Quilt

My semiannual fabric challenge quilt is done.I had it almost done for a retreat the beginning of this month.  However I did finish it when I got home.  My bright stars quilt was scraps I had left from another quilt I did.  I did the binding also in scraps.  And would you believe using these scraps did not make a dent.  So I guess I can make use of them later.
                   

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve

Yesterday Gracie put stickers (from the movie Frozen) all over my face. when Papa came and Daddy woke up, they could see her art work. She would laugh and tell me I was silly. Abby would just stare at my face, wondering what was going on. Just one of the fun times I have with my girls. Life is precious when I play with my Granddaughters. Too bad I don't have a picture. My plans for 2017 will be to enjoy my girls to the fullest as time goes by so fast.  Gracie is now 3 and Abby is now 7 months. 

This next year I plan to get 9 quilts quilted increasing last years goal by 2.   I want to work on UFO's and trying not to work on so many new projects. I would also like to start Christmas gifts early so as not to rush at the last minute.  I know this sounds like a lot of (I would likes), but i found that writing things down for my goals helped me last year.  Perhaps it will work for me again in 2017. Probably the one thing I won't give up is buying fabric.  Like most of us quilters I have a lot and I must say I am a collector of fabric. All in all I plan to enjoy my quilting and my collection of fabric.  But the most important thing to me is my family and my girls (the Granddaughters). Love them all to the moon and back.

So til the next time I post have a Happy Year and enjoy life to the fullest.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Avelina Stocking

I just finished my Great Granddaughter's Christmas stocking.  Her name is Avelina Gale and it is her first Christmas.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Abby's Christmas Stocking

Gracie's sister Abby is now 6 months and this Christmas is her First Christmas.  So I made her a special stocking.  Gracie got hers when she was a baby and she is now 3 years old.  So here is Abby's.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Reached My Goal

Shown here are my latest baby quilts I finished and have given away.  This means I have reached my goal of finishing seven quilts during 2016.  The blue one had a binding, but I gave it away today without getting a picture. That's OK as I am doing a happy dance of reaching my goal. This means I did two more quilts than I did in 2015. I enjoyed doing all of them.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Guild 2016 Retreat

I am having fun at my local Guild Retreat with 17 ladies.  A lot of chatting and laughing is going on which is all part of the retreat fun.  And oh, did I mention a lot of food  snacks being eaten.  We all worked on the "Fold'n Stitch Wreath" today.  Then there will be tomorrow with more fun and more pictures.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Baby Quilt

I finally got a baby quilt done and will be sending it in the mail next week. I have a guild quilt retreat this week.  Now I am going to start another baby quilt.  It's been a "baby kind of year" for my quilt making.  This one gets me closer to my goal of 7 quilts for this year as this is the 6th one. I think setting a goal has been good for me as I have accomplished more this past year.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Garlic Knots

I am on the band wagon with Quiltville's Garlic knots  quilt block.  I guess I could say that I am "addicted" to Bonnie's scrap quilts.