Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy 2015 New Year

Happy New Year.  With the New Year starting tomorrow several thoughts come in my mind.  My love for family is always strong along with faith in God.  Those will never change.  In 2014 I only rented the longarm At Beth's Quilt Shop three times.  I still have a lot of quilt tops to do, so during 2015 I plan to get more than three tops quilted.  I would like to set a goal of quilting five quilt tops.  In 2014 my goal was to use more scraps.  Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville is my inspiration for that.  My plan for 2015 is to still work on my scraps as Bonnie's ideas are wonderful.  In 2014 I used my embroidery machine very little.  In 2015 I want to incorporate more embroidery designs into my quilts. In 2014 I did not really do any new techniques in quilting, so in 2015 I would like to learn some new ones. One  more added thought, working with scraps does not mean I will stop shopping for fabric as I know that will never happen, however I want to shop for colors that are out of my normal color range. So that is about it for thoughts of 2015.  Not real goals, but thoughts of  happy thoughts and ideas.  Happy New Year y'all.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

December Block

I got  the second block of the month for December's Guild Block done and so I am now done sewing for tonight. 

In Between

Here is a picture of my in between quilting project and one of my December Guild block of the month.  I have one more block to do.   We had 2 to do for the month of December.

Sunday, December 28, 2014


Happy dance, happy dance, whoop, whoop.  I have completed steps 1 through 5 of Bonnie Hunter'a mystery quilt "Grand Illusion" tonight.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Grand Illusion Step 5

I have finished step 5 tonight of the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt.  However, step 1 needs 12 more blocks and step 4 needs 19.  Oh well, I will get there sooner or later.  LOL.  Still enjoying this mystery journey with Bonnie Hunter.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gracie's Doll Quilt

I took a break from the mystery quilt this afternoon to make my 16 month old Granddaughter Gracie a doll quilt as one of her Christmas presents.  It is a cheater's cloth, but I thought she might have fun with it.
Now it's back to the mystery quilt "Grand Illusion"       

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Busy with the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt

Sew, sew and sew some more on the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt.  I finally finished step 2 tonight and made a sample of step 4.  As I mentioned before I have step 3 complete.  I need to go back to step 1 to finish it.  I do have 88 blocks done of that step, so I am close to the end of it.  It's been a fun journey and I am excited to see the end result.  Will sew again tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mystery Quilt Grand Illusion

I have just finished Step 3 of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt Grand Illusion.  Needless to say I am doing the Happy Dance.  Now I can go back to Steps 1 and 2 to work on those blocks some more.     
In between I have been working on a knitting project.  Never a dull moment.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Step 3 of MQ Grand Illusion

Well I am  a little further along on the MQ Grand Illusion by Bonnie Hunter.  I now have 88 blocks of Step 1, 38 blocks of Step 2 and 10 blocks of Step 3.  I work a little on each Step and even though I haven't finished a Step I am having fun.  Now I am really not doing scrappy ( I didn't have enough of the colors needed), I have done a little scrappy with Step 3.  Hope it works out OK.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday Link Up

I have not completed either Step 1 or Step 2 of the MQ Grand Illusion.  So I still have a long way to go, but I will get 'er done.
This is my backing.  It was a donation fabric and I was lucky to be the recipient.  It has most of the MQ colors in it.  Life doesn't get better than that (LOL).


Friday, December 5, 2014

Grand Illusion Part 2

Part 2 of Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion MQ came out this morning.  I have done my first block and published the picture on facebook, when I realized my white diamonds were not lined up.  So I am just going to have try harder as far as that goes.  Posting it here also.
Going to my Saturday sewing group tomorrow and hopefully I will get further on this MQ.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Grand Illusion MQ

I did not get too far with my Grand Illusion Mystery quilt blocks as I only have 23 done.  I can work on them before the next clue comes out.  I am enjoying all of the posts and pictures of others and they are all so pretty.  It's a  fun group to be doing the MQ with.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt

The long awaited "Grand Illusion" mystery quilt is here and clue #l is out. I am excited right along with everyone that is participating.  Bonnie is wonderful to give us another free MQ.  I did last year's quilt and still need to quilt it.  Thank you Bonnie for sharing so much with us.  Here is my first block of "Grand Illusion".  It's going to be fun.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Blog Problems

Yea, I am back.  I changed emails and everything went wrong.  I could not post on my blog.  I was very upset.  But I kept working at it and hopefully things have straightened out for me.  I am keeping my fingers crossed,  I will posted my projects later.  Just happy to have worked things out.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Apple Harvest

I finished my Apple Harvest quilt top today.  So now my next step is to quilt it.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Apple Harvest Quilt

This is my apple harvest quilt with the first border on.  Three more borders to go.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Upcoming Retreat Fabric Challenge done

I finished another quilt over last weekend. I rent the longarm at Beth's Quilt Shop in Blanchard. I am not experienced on the longarm, so I did a meandering pattern.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Scrappy Star

This much is done and the star is complete--now for the background
It is not perfect, but most of this scrappy fabric is now gone.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Getting There

My diamonds are getting there. Also auditioning background fabric I found at the Quilt Show yesterday

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

What to do now????

25 small scrappy diamonds sewn together. Trying to figure out where to go from here. Paper foundation is still on the back, explains why edges are curled.     SUPERQUILTER

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Scrappy Diamonds

I finished 50 scrappy diamonds for the Guild June project. Now for the sashing.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Apple Slices Done

The apple slices I mentioned in the previous post are now done.  I almost gave up a couple of times as they took what seemed like forever.  I am glad I kept going as I think they will make an interesting border. There are 36 apple slices.  They are paper pieced, but I have a good friend who digitized them for the embroidery machine.  Thank you "good friend". Now on to finish the rest of the quilt.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Apple Quilt

Little by little working on my apple quilt.  Here is 1 apple slice for a border. thirty-five more to go.  LOL


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Retreat Fabric Challenge Time

The August retreat is coming up pretty quick so I decided I better get busy. The challenge fabric is the small blue flowers.  The pattern is called "Blue on White" and it is found in Fons and Porter's Easy Quilts Summer 2014 issue.  Now that the top is finished, the next step is to quilt it.  I will post again when I finish the quilting phase.  Until then happy quilting.


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Time to Clean Sewing Room

I decided to take time to clean the sewing room.  I still need to to organize under the ironing board. You can see Joy my Boxer guarding my current project on the floor.  She would have preferred laying on it, but I would not let her.