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Saturday, May 30, 2015

RSC #4

Its the last RSC Saturday for May! 
Our last week of medium/dark greens!

So heres my fourth block for this month, the 
Bubble Log Cabin in Green..

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Quiltmaker Magazine Mystery Quilt

Quiltmaker Magazine is hosting a mystery quilt called 

"Walk in the Park"

I just completed Clue #2, we were to take some of our 
clue #1 pieces and make 4 stars...

Then we were to cut 2" strips and to make 4 patches and combine with solid squares to make these
24 four patches seen in the picture below.

I am enjoying seeing how my fabric choices are coming together.  The floral print was a clearance fabric I picked up at my LQS for 50% off, which I then matched up with the lime
solid and a couple tone on far so good!

Cant wait to get my next magazine and do 
Clue #3!  Stay tuned!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Pat Sloan Vacation Time BOM

Slowly but surely I am getting all of my swaps and monthly blocks completed.  Its been hard this month, my sewjo is lacking...I did get around to completing my Pat Sloan 
Vacation Time BOM.  This months block is called 
"Beach Bag".  I decided after laying out all my blocks 
last month that I needed to add more teal and less of the cream polka dot background to sort of balance out the blocks...heres what they looked like last month.

Heres this months block completed....I didnt use the cream polka dot at all, only teals and browns in polka dots and prints,  so it will definately add some darkness to the quilt.  

I am liking how this came out....

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

RSC Block #3

Its Saturday!
Time to show off our Green RSC blocks!
This is my 3rd set of blocks I am making each
month, this one is called
"Scrap Jar Star"
This block helps me bust some 2" square scraps! I pair
the color of the month with Kona Snow. 
These are 12.5" unfinished.
Linking up with Angela over at
For the RSC Saturday link up!
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Sisters Choice is Done!

While watching Bonnie Hunter on Quilt cam 
one night, she was working on one of her 
patterns called Sisters
be expected I got the itch and started one of 
my own.  My only constant was to use Orange Scraps for all of  my star points...the rest was whatever I came across. 
 So, I dug into my 2.5" Square bins and made scrappy 9 patches...then I used multiple neutrals in true
Bonnie Fashion...

heres a few of my favorites...

I dug into my stash looking for the perfect border fabric....I finally came across this orange text has words like
 "Appreciate, Laugh, Inspire,Love, Play, Imagine, Feel....",
all words that describe me and my sisters...Perfect!

I quilted it myself on my Tin Lizzie 18 longarm 
with my "Go-to" freestyle Loopy Loops pattern.  It was over 80" wide so it almost didnt fit on my longarm you can see in the picture below....its a biggie!!

I pieced the backing from leftover flannel chunks using some stuff up!

Heres a full view of the quilt...I love it, 
its beautiful....

Cat tested, Lap approved!

Linking up with Richard & Tanya Quilts
for Link-A-Finish Friday!
LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A new Quilty friend!

This is one of my newest co-workers...
Tiffany! Shes a young quilter....YAY!

 She made this super cute baby quilt for one of her relatives who is expecting, its got this sweet little whale print, a red Polka dot and chevrons. I think she has great sense of color...its a darling quilt....I'm really proud of her.

Shes buying a vintage Kenmore Sewing sewing machine from another co-worker who doesn't 
sew, shes very excited!  Its in a cabinet and everything for $40!!

I am so happy to have this girl to talk "Quilty" 
with at work! Its Awesome!! Love ya Tiff!


Monday, May 18, 2015

QBSA blocks for May

My partner in Quilting Block Swaps Australia
this month requested any star block in pinks and blues.  We decided we would do a double swap and make two blocks instead of one. 
Heres what I made for her. 

The top block is from Pat Sloans Vacation Time BOM, and the second star is called a Basketweave Star, its paper pieced...

I sure hope she likes them and that they will 
fit into her quilt!! 

Off they go across the ocean!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

RSC Block 2!!

Heres my second set of Green blocks this
month for the RSC!
Breaking out Geese Blocks...

These are 12.5" unfinished. This is a fun and
easy block to do. This quilt is really going to be great
when its finished!
Linking up with Angela over at
for the RSC Saturday
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Urban Churn Dash Finish!

Urban Churn Dash is finished! 
I made this quilt in a QAL with Natalie over at
 I busted some recycled shirts for this
one, "de-boned" them according
to Bonnie Hunters directions and made a quilt! 
Of course I still have lots of fabric
left from those shirts.  I love how it all came together.
Its such a mans quilt!
 I paired up the shirts wth some
 Country Classics "Buff" 100% cotton from
Joanns fabrics.  You cant beat it for $2.49 a yard when you
use  a 50% off coupon!  Its nice fabric!
This quilt was gifted to a distant relative who was
recently diagnosed with a Pancreatic Tumor.  I hope
it gives him some comfort as he is going through Chemo..
Linking up with Richard & Tanya Quilts
for Link-a-finish Friday!
LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Saturday, May 9, 2015

RSC Saturday!

Its going to be one busy busy month, but I got
 a start on my May RSC Green blocks...I love green so I 
decided I needed two of each different block this month
so that I end up with enough for a larger quilt at
the end of the year.

These are my 2-12"Wonky Star blocks for the green month...
I have plenty of green scraps so this will be an easy
month for me to use greens in all four of my different blocks.  I guess when you live in the 
Sierra Nevada Foothills, green is one of your favorite colors!
We are definately GREEN here in more ways than one!

Heres my morning helper...this is Suki...shes an
indoor cat primarily but has discovered that she loves
 to come outside with me out in
the yard in the mornings...yea, shes cute and a
love bug but shes also a 
pain in the butt....her nickname is
 "Terrible Monster"...she is a Tortie afterall!
Its in her blood to be rotten!!

See her there? Right on my Green blocks!!

Guess she thinks they might blow away?
Shes holding them down? Hmph!

Oh! Shes spotted something...gotta go chase it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking up with Angela over at
SoScrappy for RSC Saturday! Check it out!

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Easy Street is DONE!

Easy Street!
Bonnie Hunters 2013 Mystery Quilt...

Its done!

I have had it pieced and quilted for over
a year, but hadn't
gotten the binding done until now!  
Its so big, king size so I just didnt get
it done..but since I am going to be seeing
 Bonnie at her workshop in Auburn, CA in
June, I HAD to get it done
for show and tell!!

So I picked up an extra switchboard shift at work and
I sat there and watched Bonnie on Quilt Cam and finished up that big ole binding....Shhhh..don't tell!!

I used Clover clips for the first time, they work really well! No more pins to pinch me!

This quilt is so colorful and it has so many great purple and lime colored scraps plus multiple
 black on whites...
I really used some smaller scraps up in this fun!!

I have to give credit to my bestest Quilty pal,
"sister from another mister", good friend, listener &
bomb awesome long arm quilter Kathy from Ohio for doing the amazing swirly long arm quilting for me...shes the greatest friend, I hope I get to meet her someday!!

Love ya girl!!

You can check out her blog at:

She does longarm quilting! Let her finish a quilt for you!!

I used a recycled vintage sheet for the backing, its
so soft and cozy!!

Even my co-worker Lacey thought it was nice and snuggly...isnt she beautiful? We call her Pocahontas....shes a great mom, she works really hard...shes one of my favorite people! A nutjob like me! LOL!

And here is the finished product...all 1 million sq inches
 of it....I love it....
its amazingly awesome!  I cant believe I made it!

Now I get to show it to BONNIE HUNTER!!!  OMG!!!!

I cant wait!!
Linking up with Richard & Tanya quilts
for link-a-finish-friday!
LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Shes here!

Introducing my newest Grandaughter!

Kamryn Kinsey 
8lbs 19"
May 3, 2015

She is absolutely perfect!

Mommy & baby girl are doing great!

Shes so small!! Oh all that beautiful thick hair!

She has her Grannys feet! Look at that long 2nd toe! 
Just like mine!!

Big sister Jayden is Smitten!!

We are all in love!

My handsome and proud son!!

Oh be still my heart, I love them!!

Super Cooper isnt so sure about all of this...
thats HIS Mommy!

I am one proud Mother and Granny!  

My heart overflows!