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Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Dresses!

I was shopping the other day with my Grandaughter Jayden 
and we came across some Halloween Eyeball fabric, she 
says to me "Granny, I want an Eyeball dress!". Well, the 
fabric was $12 a yard, so NO GO....

So, afterwards we went over to Joanns and 
she picked out this cute fabric with 
Green Bats!  So I made her this super quick
and easy pillowcase dress...she loves it!

This second one I made for a co-workers daughter, it has 
Halloween Taffys all over it and glitter...very cute!
She wore it to school and it fit perfect, so cute!


Linking up with Richard and Tanya quilts for a Friday finish!!

LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Celtic Solstice Top is DONE!


My Celtic Solstice Quilt Top is DONE!
This is Bonnie Hunters Mystery quilt for 2013.
I have really enjoyed making Bonnie Hunters mystery the last
couple of years, her patterns are amazing, I always
love the end results! I tend to keep all of my 
Bonnie mysterys for myself...they are alot of work 
but SO worth it!!

This baby came out to 86x104


Now to get it quilted and bound..

Sunday, October 26, 2014

WIP and Progress

An Account of Quilts I have in process...
its sort of frightening so beware!!

QBSA Lonestars-blocks done, construction in process
QBSA Blackmans Beauty-blocks done
QBSA Stashbusters Blocks-still collecting blocks
Scrappy Trip Bee-Purple/Black-still collecting blocks
Granny Blocks-blocks done
Tobacco Road-almost put together
Split 9 Patch Blocks-blocks done
Wild & Goosey Blocks-in progress still
Kaseys Polka Dots-Done, needs binding!
Scrappy Spider Web-neutral stars-Top Done!
Celtic Solstice-Top done,to the Quilter!
Block Lotto Blue Bars-Top done!
Junettes Mess of a quilt
Damons Recycled Shirt String Quilt-Started

Future Quilts to do:

Grand Illusion
Zanes Chevron Quilt
Cades Quilt
Cades Dads Quilt
Mias Quilt
Laurens T Shirt-Softball
Laurens T shirt- concerts
New Grandbaby Quilt
Michael-Harley T shirts
Lacey-Police Quilt
Lacey-Owls Baby Quilt
Jennifers Quick Curve Ruler Quilt

In the Longarming Pile

Block Lotto Blue Bars
Split Decison Blue/Gray
Arkansas Crossings x2
Postage Stamp
Baby Quits x4
Neutral Spider Web

Another Quilt Started

I am making new quilts for two of my nephews who
are both brothers and students at 
California State University Sacramento.

The first one that I have started is for the
older brother Damon.  Its all made
from recycled shirt strings...its perfect for him.

This is the first 12 blocks, I think I like how this 
is coming along!

Friday, October 24, 2014

I'm blinded by Polka Dots!

My daughter-in-law Kasey is such a sweetheart..
and a patient girl at that.  She asked for this 
Polka Dot quilt a couple of years ago and
with everything in life going on, I just didnt get it 
done for her..bad bad me!

I am happy to report and show that I have gotten her quilt
together and that she WILL get it this Christmas!  
It is bright bright bright, exactly like she wanted and I have to 
admit, its right up my alley with its wonderful bursts of color!

Here it is on the longarm frame, I am doing simple loopy
loops on it with pink thread.  She asked for the yummy
hot pink tie dye flannel for the backing. 

Its just about finished being quilted then I can get the
binding on, I am thinking a nice solid color for the binding..
what do you all think?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

QBSA block for October

For my QBSA swap this month, my partner
was Debbie in Canada. 

She requested any block in Yellows and
white on whites...I think this lonestar
block fits the bill!!

Its on its way!

Monday, October 20, 2014

RSC October

Our colors for this months Rainbow Scrap Challenge
are Browns, Grays and Blacks!

Here I have 12 Brown String blocks..

and 3 Churn Dashes, one in Gray...
on in Brown and one in Blue.  The blue
one is an extra, that fabric was just staring me in the
face so now its a block...haha!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween Ornament Swap

I joined in on a
 Halloween Stitchy Ornament swap
over at
The plan was to stitch up anything
"Halloweenish" for your partner
and make it into an Ornament for
them to display this year for Halloween.

Heres what I made for my partner. 
With a scary Halloween Raven!!

It was a quick little stitching project for me,
 I like how it turned out...I sure
hope my partner does too..I am sending along
4 Sees Candies Lollipops with her ornament..chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch and
Café Latte! Yummo!!!

And here is what I received
from my parter Jenn...super cute!

I love love love that little tiny 
black cat stitchery, so cute!
A Yummy Maple lollipop , some cute
ribbons, a pattern and the most adorable 
hand made Halloween card...

Thanks Jenn!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Its done! Yay!  My Bonnie Hunter Spider Web Quilt is
finished and I love it!  I even longarmed it myself, a major step!
This was the biggest quilt I have longarmed myself to date!

Here it is on the frame...not very much room left for this 
quilt to be any bigger!

Heres a close up of my loopy loops...not to shabby!

Needless to say, finishing up the binding on this beast took me a 
couple of days but it is done done done and I have it on my
bed for ME! Its so cozy and warm, a perfect winter quilt!

Linking up with 
Richard & Tanya Quilts for 
Link a Finish Friday!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

On the frame!!

Got another quilt loaded onto the longarm frame today..

This is a scrappy strings quilt with a 
scrappy green pieced backing..

I did stipple for the first time on this 
quilt, I like how it looks...I used green thread 
both in the top and bobbin...looks good so far!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Quilt Doodles BOM

I finished the final row of the 
Quilt Doodles BOM! 

The last row was the cute little
Christmas lights at the top.  

I have the first row shown below which was snowmen to put on the bottom 
but I have to add their button eyes first.
You can see that row in the
bottom photo..

I am loving how this quit is coming out...there are
more surprises coming to finish it up..

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Grand Illusion Fabric Pull

Oh Bonnie Hunter, I love you and your scrappy goodness!!

I'd like to personally thank Bonnie for everything that she
does for all us quilters all over the world...she
has an amazing blog, writes wonderful quilting books,
shares her travels, and the best thing of all, her patterns and her
yearly mystery quilt!!

This is my third year following along with her mysterys.

Heres my Easy Street from 2012

Here is my Celtic Solstice from 2013
(love this one!)

This years Mystery is called Grand Illusion...
you can find all the info on Bonnies blog@

Bonnie just put
the Introduction post yesterday 
with the fabric
requirements...all I am missing in my stash is the 
2 yards of I will have to make a trip to find some yellow that I like....wish me luck!

Yellow just isnt a favorite of mine..maybe this quilt will 
change my mind eh?  

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Friday Finish!

I took Bonnie Hunters Leader/Ender Challenge 
which was to make these scrappy Lozenges blocks.  I used up
a whole bunch of scraps especially because I ended up with 
TWO of these quilt tops! Yippee!!

Lozenges Quilt Finish #1

and heres a little close up of my 
longarming...its coming along, I am getting
better and better but I still struggle with it..

Just happy as ever to be finishing my own quilts! Yay!

Linking up to Richard & Tanya Quilts
Friday Finish!