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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Grand Illusion is DONE!

Ya baby!!!  Happy Dance!!!

Grand Illusion is done!!
My Bonnie Hunter 2014 Mystery is DONE, just in
time to start the new mystery Allietare!!!!

Here I am finishing up the hand stitching on the 
 binding at our annual employee craft fair....

And its it is!!  Its HUGE!!!

Spare parts (blocks) were used up on the back!!

A close up of the amazing longarm quilting by my 
best bloggy buddy Kathy in Ohio, you can find her 
over on her blog

My cute little 6'3" nephew Zane helped hold it up 
for pictures!! Hes a big fan of his Aunties quilting.

I love this kid!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Another Finish! Boom!

Wow! Just cruising along, baking, working, etc etc etc....always lots to do!

I recently went down to Stockton, CA to visit my 
older brother who had driven up from Orange County. 
 I hadn't seen him in over a year.  He comes up
to Stockton to do some practice Skeet Shooting with 
his team.  He competes in many different Skeet Shooting competitions.  He started shooting skeet when 
he was young because it was one of my dads hobbies.  
We kids basically grew up wandering around Winchester  Gun range in Southern California.  My mom worked in the office and my dad did the shooting. 

Anyways, I got to see my bro, hes the best and most amazing big brother ever.  Hes everyones friend, hes caring and giving, he loves his family, hes just an all around fantastic guy!  His name is Andre.

I asked Andre if he would show me how to shoot...I
 had never done it before!
Wow! Those guns are heavy! But guess what? 
I HIT A TARGET!!! Yea Baby!!

While I watched the team shoot, I kept busy with hand stitching a binding down.  Always
prepared to get just one more thing done!!

My Cheddar Arkansas Crossings quilt is done!

I'm very pleased with how this one turned out...its so BOLD!

Thanks for stopping by today!  
Linking up with Richard and Tanya for
Finish it up Friday!

              LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts                             Quilting is more fun than Housework

Sunday, November 22, 2015

RSC Saturday! Lime!

Ooooohhh Boy! 

What a busy busy couple of months it has been for me.  Bake Sales for Foothill Dog Rescue, English Toffee orders, Hospital craft fair...not to mention scrumptious Grandbabies and pets...geez!  I haven't gotten to most of my monthly 
quilty obligations...crazy!  

So, the other day I finally got to sit down and count how many of each RSC block I had done.  Turns out for my 
Scrap Jar stars that I needed another Yellow and another Pink.  Then I needed my 2 Lime. Then, to finish it off, I just need to make two of  Decembers color and I will have
 20 blocks for a quilt...Yay!  are my catch up Scrap Jar stars and my
two lime stars for November.....

Linking up with Angela over at the RSC Saturday Link up!!

RSC 15

Friday, November 20, 2015

A Friday Finish!


I got another quilt completed!!

Its made from flannel bits and scraps, its all girly fabrics that were leftover from numerous other projects...its very cozy!!!  This one is going to keep some lucky little girl nice and warm for sure.

Its  backed with a nice pink plaid flannel...and longarmed 
with my
 "Go to" loopy loops and flowers...

Linking up with Richard & Tanya for a Friday Finish!

LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts


Quilting is more fun than Housework

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Tula Modern Blocks!

Michelle over at CrayonBox Quilt Studio is holding a 
"City Sampler at sew at your own pace QAL".  
As it states, its all at our own pace so its totally chill, 
no pressure and don't forget 


We are cruising along in Tulas book, I am making the first 5 blocks from each chapter just to keep things interesting for me.  Here are blocks 11-21, meaning thats how many I have made so far, 21 of 100.  Their numbers 
are different in the book. Sorry my pics are
upside down....I'm challenged!!

I am using my Anna Maria Horner 5" charm squares that I received in a swap and every color of Grunge in the Grunge!  
Of course I had to add in a couple other "modern" pieces here and there, a lot of these blocks need 6.5" 5" charm squares aren't gonna cut it...I'm having fun though!

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking up with Michelle at!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Teenage Mutant NINJA TURTLES!

Its so crazy to me that Ninja Turtles and Strawberry Shortcake and Star Wars are all back!!  How awesome is that? My son loved the Ninja Turtles when he was just a his little boy will love them too!

My girlfriend Julie who I get to sew with quite often made this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Quilt for her 5 yr old Grandson Andrew....hes gonna love it!!

She paired both a blue background Ninja Turtle fabric and a Green background Ninja Turtle fabric with bold solids in
 Green, Yellow, Orange, Blue and turned out great!!

Julie says I am a slave driver, I MADE her put on the Piano Keys....she knows they are Awesome!  

I think they are totally Awesome!

Piano keys add so much to a quilt! Plus they use up scraps!

Heres the completed top....ready to be quilted! Yay!

I think little Mr. Andrew is going to love it!!  

Merry Christmas Andrew!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Round Robin Reveal!

I'm late to the party! Life is crazy!

I joined in with Bea over at BeaQuilter for the second 
Round Robin this year.  Thats where you send your center block off to 4 different quilters who add a row each month and you get to add rows to 4 different quilts over four months.  Does that make sense? 

Like this:

Month 1 (May): Make a 12 ½” block (12 finished) – any design you wish
Month 2: June adds 4” blocks all the way around (now 20” x 20”)
Month 3: July adds 5” blocks all the way around (now 30” x 30”)
Month 4: August adds 6” to top and bottom ONLY (now 30” x 42”)
Month 5: September adds 6” blocks all the way around (now 42” x 54”)
Month 6: October adds 3” blocks all the way around (now 48” x 60”)

Anyways, on with the parade!

The first quilt I received had stacked I added 
hearts and the the word "Books" to it...Love books...get it?

I added the 2nd round to this gorgeous moose quilt! 
Its the framing with the green cornerstones...

This next one is Beas quilt...I added the 9 patches all the way around.  Isn't her center block great?

This next one was Carols #1 quilt, she acted as 
two on each quilt....
I added the churn dashes to this round, love this scrappy deliciousness!  So fun!!

Heres Carols #2 quilt...another Scrappy masterpiece!!  I added the final border
 with those little hearts and squares....Beautiful!!

These next four photos are of my quilt!  I cant seem to find the 
picture of my center block all by itself, but you will get the idea....its a 
Christmas themed quilt...sort of a fancy country style....

Just look at those gorgeous Snail blocks and stars!!

Bow ties and fussy cut birds!!!

Paper pieced trees....LOVE THEM!!

and the final quilt...OMG OMG OMG!! Amazing!!

Just look at it!  Isnt it gorgeous??? 

All these ladies did such a fantastic job!  I am truly impressed by the skills of each quilter! 


Linking up with Bea over at
go over and check it out!

Friday, November 6, 2015


This is Morty. Voldemort. Mortimer.

Morty "happened" to us...we weren't in the market for
another dog, and certainly not a small dog, but here he is.....Hes a Cairn Terrier Mix...hes a complete love bug, all whopping 12 pounds of him. He's never far from one of us.

And who knew? He LOVES my quilts! Little bugger
just burrows right in and falls asleep and he SNORES!!! 

I am always finding him snuggled up in one!

Especially when I am trying to sew a binding, good lord dog, give me a break, I have stuff to get done here....I suppose
 he thinks he needs to "test" it...ya think??

 Now see this?  This is called a Belly Band.  

Its for Morty!   

Mortys one BAD BAD thing is that HE MARKS!!
Yes, that means he likes to lift his leg on my furnishings!!! 


Now before you say anything, I got him neutered...those 
ugly things are gone, he's still asking where they went.
But he's still in this nasty habit so here we are with super deluxe special made to order Belly Bands....
they are the dog owners blessing from above!!

For those of you who don't know, they wrap around
 his back and "boy" section  and velcro in place 
so that when he lifts his leg, he pees on the belly band and not my stuff...ITS WONDERFUL...then I just toss them in a bucket of sudsy water/vinegar and clean them up!  Its super duper awesome!!

I made them with a 5" by 18" strip of fabric and the same size
strip of flannel or fleece for the inside.  Sewed them and turned them and added the velcro! WAAALAAA!!

I'm a happy  momma!

Morty just might live!

Thanks for cruising by my little blog today! 
Hope you have a great Friday!!!