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Panels

FarmFarmFrozenFrozenSometimes I feel like using a panel to make a quilt is cheating but I found these adorable panels and couldn't resist them!

My three-year-old granddaughter loves Frozen and wanted a quilt for her new bed.  I found several awesome Frozen fabrics but couldn't help falling in love with the life-sized panel of the sisters. I used some of the complimentary fabrics to add borders and voila!!! A quick, beautiful quilt was created, and an adorable little girl is very happy!!

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year!!! I hope each of you and your families experience good health, peace and happiness during 2017.

After the hectic holiday season I think we look for the new year to be a fresh start.  Many of us make New Year's Resolutions and vow to do better in some aspect of our lives. 

One of my nieces forwarded a neat idea to me. Not a resolution necessarily, but something to try to keep up with during the new year.    I'm sorry the author is unknown.  The idea is to save a "snippet" from each fabric you use during 2017.  At the end of the year you will have a sample of each fabric as a kind of a fabric timeline!!!

Wonder Clips

Wonder ClipsWonder ClipsI hesitated to buy the Clover Wonder Clips because it was a little bit of an investment and as far as I was concerned....my straight pins worked just fine!!!!

I eventually gave in, bought them, love them and then bought the jumbo bag!! 

Using these clips took some getting used to since I used straight pins for so many years and they were habit.  For a long while I would still find myself reaching for my pins before remembering I wanted to try the clips!!

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to everyone.  I have many fond memories of my father and father-in-law, who have both been gone for many years now. They were both remarkable men and are missed.

Being Father's Day, I made some of my husband's favorite foods and tried to cater to him and wait on him but I ended up getting the better end of the deal today!!! I was having some trouble with the lighting over my longarm machine and today my dear husband installed all new LED track lighting over my machine for meSmile.  I am thrilled to have more and better lighting for working on quilts.

From Farmall Tractors to Disney Princesses

FarmallFarmallwall hangingwall hangingThis is a wallhanging I gave  to one of my teacher friends as we returned to school today.  When her son was born a couple of years ago, I made a quilt for him using these Farmall Tractor fabrics. She recently had a beautiful baby girl.  I made this wallhanging for the now big brother and the following quilt for his new sister.

The center panel shows several Farmall Tractors in a barnyard scene while the two outer blocks are framed four-patches made with a white on white and the Farmall print. 

Happy New Year 2016

I wish you all a new year full of happiness, good health, and lots of quilts!!!

Today I had the opportunity to meet a new quilting friend.  She was delivering a package to my house and noticed my license plates ( I DO QLTS ). She is a quilter and we have alot in common.   What a nice way to end this year and begin the next.

We had a wonderful Christmas. Our children and their families came to our house. We ate, we talked, we laughed, we were all in the same place enjoying each other's company.  I can't think of anything better.  I hope you were able spend some time with family or friends as well.  Of course, after the family left and the dishes were done, I zipped downstairs and got some quilting done.

Fifty Years

quiltquiltblockblockI had the extreme honor and pleasure to create a signature quilt for my sister and brother-in-law who were celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

I provided fabric squares (I cut these 8½" this time for a 8" finished square) and pens  (I like using Micron Fabric Pens)  at the party and let the guests work their magic.  I am always amazed with the variety of ideas people express on their square....everything from a simple "Congratulations" to elaborate poems and drawings.

At the end of the evening I collected the squares, took them back to my studio and worked my magic!!

New Baby, New Quilts!

PlatesPlatesMotorcyclesMotorcyclesSophiaSophiaMy husband and I are thrilled that we are grandparents and have celebrated the birth of our third grandchild. This new little baby boy bundle of joy, of course, needs to have quilts!!!  Since he was receiving his first quilts, I decided to make a new quilt for his big sister too. Smile

Independence Day

Tumbler FlagTumbler FlagA dear friend and I have been getting together for a sewing day here and there during my summer break.   I have been on a Tumbler kick and thought this project was perfect for the Fourth of July.  Admittedly, we should have started a little sooner!  They will, however, make a nice display for Labor Day and next year's patriotic celebrations.

Such a cute wall-hanging! It is made using four inch tumblers.  You need to cut nine blue tumblers, twenty-six red tumblers and twenty-one white tumblers ( I used white-on-white prints).  I added a four inch border on all sides and used the border fabric for the backing as well.

Go Summer, Finally

It seems like it took forever for summer to get here this year.  Our school year didn't end until June 12 due to all of the snow days we used during our cold, snowy winter.  I used the beginning of last week to finish packing my classroom and completing the required end-of-the-year paperwork and report cards.

We have had a terrible amount of rain so I have not been able to do the yard work I had hoped to accomplish by now but I've been able to start some of the indoor projects.

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