count down to christmas

Sunday, October 15, 2017

shop hop

my boss had to be at a family wedding so her friend, myself and my hubby got the opportunity to fill in for her at the Dayton, Ohio one stop shop hop. It was an experience. Lots of work went into just preparing to get there. It was fun talking to everyone. Here is a pic of our set up.
Shop hops are fun. Lots of things to purchase that isn't at my local shop. If you haven't attended one check it out sometime when there is one near you. You won't be disappointed. The name of this shop is "Apron Strings Quilt Shop" located in downtown Maysville, ky. It is an old river town.   There will be a Quilt Show there in April of 2018 . There will be classes and  guest speaker.  The owner is Mary and she has a Facebook page if you would like more info. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I made this outfit for my dear granddaughter's doll.  I made it out of a piece of leather-like stuff I found in the car department for drying off your car. I think it is called a chamois. It is so soft and works for the project.
table topper 

This is a quilt that I made and gave to my niece.
my friend calls this quilt a potato chip quilt. I have no idea what the real name of the pattern is.
The center block is 8.5" and the strip that goes around the center block is 2.5". Very easy to make.

Made this for my hubby.

Friday, June 30, 2017

This is a king size quilt I made for my granddaughter. It is made with thirties fabrics.                          

log cabin quilt

Here is a quilt I made for a friend that has cancer. She loved it.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Dresden quilt

Another finished quilt.  This is a dresden quilt and it is made in 30's fabrics.
The quilting on it is stippling around the dresden blocks and ruler work in the blue area. 
There is also a little flower in the corners of the white blocks.  
In the small white border I used a stencil.  In the blue border I done stippling. 
The quilt has a beautiful yellow backing. 
I learned a lot while making this quilt because this was my first attempt at ruler work.
Hope you enjoy.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Another quilt finished.

This quilt was made for a young man that outgrew a quilt that i made him when he was very little. He loves quilts and that makes me soo happy.  I call this my Ocean Quilt.  I saw a similar one on pinterest and is where I got the idea.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Giving this another try..........

I gave up on blogging when I deleted several things but have decided now to try again.
It will be 99% quilting.

 Here is disappearing pinwheel/churndash. It is a Missouri Star pattern from their tutorials.
This was made using leftover fat quarters that I had. The border is batik. It has all the colors of the pinwheel/churndashes in it. This will be so pretty when quilted.  If anyone has ideas for quilting I would  be happy to hear them as I  don't have a idea yet of how I will quilt it.

Hope you had a wonderful and safe weekend.

More quilt pics to come.