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Monday, September 29, 2014

A quilt for Cora

Hi pardon the HUGE picture.....I don't know how to resize it!! This is Cora...
She is the daughter of one of my co-workers,
she is absolutely darling and I
just feel a connection to this little beautiful person...
So, I made her a quilt!!

Her mommy is very "HIP" and "Reggae type" person...she is a fantastic ER nurse
and she has the best attitude ever!
 I simply adore this gal, my day at work gets better when I see she is there.  Shes one of those people who are beautiful from the inside out!!
So, I absolutely had to make these wonky stars
 with Batiks...its so "up their alley"....funky and colorful...and fun like them!

I think shes gonna love it!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

My first Zippered Pouches!

Well I finally tried my hand at making a zippered pouch!
For the one on the left, I used two scrappy
 mug rugs that I had quilted but hadn't
put the binding on them yet, it turned
out to be a nice big size pouch.

The one on the right was made from some
scraps from my bag of browns...
I am going to give it to my friend Anna...its a bit small, but a good purse size.
I want to make more of these for an
upcoming craft fair...I think they would
sell I just need to have some home
alone downtime and peace and quiet to
get them done! 
If you are a chicken like me and haven't tried
 making a should, its isn't as bad as I thought it would be!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Quilt Doodles September

This month over at Quilt Doodles Blog
we are making a cute litte Evergreen tree!

You can find all the info here:

We only have one row left and then its time to put it all
together and finish up the quilt..I love how it has turned out..

Thanks to my pal Kathy for turning me onto this one too!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Picadilly Circle!

Oh how I love love love my bloggy buddies!

My pal Kathy over at 
turned me 
onto this block,  its called Picadilly Circle...
Kathy has been making them as part of
the RSC at "So Scrappy" blog...

When I saw her Orange block this month, I decided to 
dive right in and use up a sack of Red scraps that werent  getting used (like I needed to start another project ya know?)
up fast enough....Yippee! 
I am happy to report that after making 12 blocks, 
that sack is darn near empty!


Stay tuned for the finished quilt top......

Sunday, September 21, 2014

QBSA Paper Pieced Swap Sept 2014

My partner for the Sept/Oct QBSA PP swap was 
Lee in New Zealand...

She requested this star called 
Night & Day
in lime green, black and grey...

I enjoyed making this block for her and I sure hope it fits 
with all her other blocks!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More from the Gold Bug Quilters Quilt Show 2014

Heres a little bit more eye candy from the recent
Gold Bug Quilters Quilt Show in El Dorado County

Made from a cool!!

This one was so pretty, I voted this one as my favorite! Lovely!

This one was made for the Guild President..all signed house blocks.

I really loved the colors in this Kaleidoscope...the picture doesnt do it justice.

My husband voted this one as his favorite...lovely stars!

Of course being a cat lover, this one was Purrrfect!

Fun & Whimsical..cute applique!

This one was great too, being California born and raised, I love our
state flower the poppy!  They line our roads growing wild..just a 
beautiful burst of color...This quilt was a masterpiece..

Hope you enjoyed the quilts from my local show!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

RSC September

The RSC color for September is Orange!

Yay! I love Orange!

Heres my Orange Churn Dash that Gingham!

12 Orange String Blocks.....Love them....

and of course it would be a true sewing day without the company
and assistance of one of my Calicos....Thanks Dahlia!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Gold Bug Quilters Quilt Show 2014

My husband and I always attend our local Quilt Guilds quilt show every year.  Why is it that the  men always get in free?
I mean, thats great and all but what the heck eh and then he wonders why I make him carry everything! Ha!
Here are some beautiful quilts that we saw...minis are up first...
 Love this kitty!!
Gorgeous color in this one...and variegated thread....
This one had a staine glass look...very pretty!!
Now on to some bigger quilts...

I just loved all the embroidery on this one...
love all these sayings and
they are all true...quilters make the best friends....

This one was just so cute and those birds
and flowers...just lots of great colors and it made me smile...

Growing up we had a Pink Hibiscus tree in our front yard, it
had a large limb that was held up by a big post, it made a curve in
the tree that was perfect for reclining and reading a book...I loved that tree andall those big beautiful pink flowers...
this quilt was awesome!!

There were tons more quilts but these were some of my favorites...
cant wait until next year!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

QBSA Sept Swap

My partner for September is Thelma in South Australia....
she requested any star in Red & Gold...
I made her this beautiful Hunters Star..
I think it turned out great!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Scrappy Trip Bee!

I got some sewing time in yesterday and finished up
my Scrappy Trip blocks for my hive members....
Abby requested Bright & Scrappy!
(right up my alley!!)

Bonnie Requested Scrappy too!!

 Cindy wanted "Beachy" colors of blues and sand
I couldnt resist using those seagulls!!
Jenn wanted Scrappy, bright and Cheerful!

Donna wanted an Autumn theme....
So now those are all done and to pop them in the mail!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Its a Sister Thing Swap Reveal!

Michelle @ 
had the 
"Its a Sister thing Swap" 
again this year, I just had to join in, 
her swaps are always so fun!!

The person chosen to be my "sister" was 
Bea of Beaquilter blog..., her job was to 
stalk my blog and figure out what I like....

Look at what she sent! Awesome!!

A super duper cute little bunny table runner, 
its appliqued, its so sweet and fun!  Then I got some thread, a bumblebee pincushion
with the pattern, some batik charm squares,  batik 2" strips, a super duper cute little scissor holder that looks like Beas
signature little owl, and a great book on borders and a couple of patterns.....

I love it all...
Thank you Bea for being such a wonderful sister to me!!

Quilty Stitches Reveal

I used to do alot of cross stitch when 
my son was young,
I did many samplers and Paula Vaughn pictures.
I really enjoyed it and sort of forgot just how much till I saw this.....

The Quilty Stitches SAL
I decided to join in...

This little Quilty sampler was just too simple 
and cute to pass up!  
We did one block every 2 weeks.  
It grew and grew, I added gray as a 
backgound color for a more modern look.  I love how it turned out!! 

Now to find a frame for it.... 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Doll Swap Monthly Quilt for July

Heres my Doll Quilt that I made for my partner 
Emily in Nebraska...

The theme was 
"On my Bucket List"

So I took a few of my precious Bonnie Hunter
Wild & Goosey blocks and made this 
miniature version of "my bucket list" quilt!

Emily has recieved it and she likes it! Yay!