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Monday, September 12, 2016

Summer Solstice Complete!



I've been quilting along with Melissa Corry of www.happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com 
making her Summer Solstice quilt.  I did the 2x2 pattern which is four 32" blocks. I used up some batik chunks from my stash paired with a tone on tone black.  It's 84" square! A big nice size to cuddle under!


I just really love how it came out, its a great size and the Batiks really pop against the black!


Melissa always has great Quilt-a-longs with easy
clear instructions, you should really check out her blog!  I'm already planning on making another one of these and maybe a repeat of another beauty from her previous QAL's. 



Thanks for stopping by, I'm going to link up my quilt top now to see if I can win in the Grand prize linky!
Wish me luck!!

   





Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Garden Party BOM

I'm finally all caught up on my Pat Sloan Garden Party BOM.  I was
behind because of such a busy summer!  I am so happy
with how my blocks are all coming out and I think I know who this quilt
will go to when finished....I hope they will like it!
 



Sunday, September 4, 2016

Mod Bear Paw QAL


Have you all seen this???
Isn't it gorgeous!!!

Its a brand new QAL over at
Sew Fresh Quilts!!


It starts this month....its amazingly gorgeous!!!

Heres the link to check it out...fabric requirements are posted!


Monday, August 29, 2016

Poodles?!!!


Honestly, I dont know why I think these poodles are so flipping cute but I do!

Sally over at www.objectsofdesign.blogspot.com 
created this cute poodle block and posted
a free tutorial on her blog....I couldnt stop thinking about how cute this was and could I do it without too much cussing??  Well, I am happy to report that I 
got it finished, its got a few errors but hey, it looks like a Poodle right and isnt that the point???



Wink Wink!!  Poodle #2 is already cut out....Hee Hee Hee!!

Go check it out...she has a Left facing Poodle tutorial too!



Sunday, August 14, 2016

So proud of this finish!



Its done!  Yay! 

 Some of you all remember a while back in February, my girlfriend Julie and I took a quilting class to learn how to use the "Quick Curve Ruler".  The pattern we did was 
called "Urban Candy". We had a blast taking the class together!


Julie made a quilt for her daughter all in purples...it turned out pretty darn good, this picture will give you an idea of her colors, I cant seem to loaate a picture of the finished quilt!


I did mine in these gorgeous Limes, Blues and Purples for a coworker...


I got it all layed out and pieced finally with some moral support from Julie, some days I dont know what I would do if she wasnt here to sew with me!  


Then I got it on the longarm!  I quilted it with my free motion loopy loops, Woot Woot!


Heres the finished quilt....I LOVE IT and so does the recipient!!! The colors are so rich, its just gorgeous!


Beautiful!!!


Jillian, the recipient said she can't wait to wrap herself up in it!  I'm so glad that she loves it as much as I do!

So, just a question for you all.....is it me or does it seem like the bigger a pain in the butt a pattern is, the more you like the quilt when it is done? This always happens to me.....does it happen you to also??? 










Friday, August 5, 2016

Amador County Fair 2016


I decided to enter the Amador County Fair this year.  It is in the next county over
from us.  Its a darling little country fair, lots of fresh flowers and animals.  I decided to enter
my Grandaugher Kamryns Rainbow quilt and my English Toffee.  I took the day off of
work and watched the judging for all of the baked goods and candies.  It was very educational, the judge was the cutest 94 year old woman.  She tasted every last thing, and no shocker here, she loved my toffee!!!  I got first place and best of Division!

 Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Yea baby!


I also got a second place ribbon for Kamryns Rainbow quilt! That's my little sweetheart
Kamryn in the picture with me.  I can't tell you how shocked and happy
I am to receive a ribbon for one of my quilts, I only quilt for fun!!


So fun!  I will definitely enter again next year!!


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Finish!

 
 
I just finished up this Lime green/blue scrappy trip quilt for a coworkers
new baby boy!  I backed it with blue flannel to make it extra
cuddly. then I quilted it with my "go to" loopy loops" and
its extra snuggly just like the new baby whose name is Bodhi!!
 
 
Its been gifted and well recieved....happy happy happy!!
 
Thanks for stopping by!