Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 20th!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Easy Street - Part 3 progress

Here is my progress and some "play with the parts" layouts.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Easy Street!

My progress so far on Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street Mystery!  It is so much fun!  And I always love how her quilts turn out!

Monday, October 08, 2012

Stitch Like an Egyptian

The "Stitch Like an Egyptian" exhibit in Des Moines was wonderful!  I spent hours looking at all the quilts in the exhibit.  I thought I would share a few of the many beautiful quilts shown.  I can't even pick  favorite!  Every time I thought "maybe this one" I saw another I loved!  Enjoy the mini-look at them!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Oh Baby....

Something must be in the water.  I've had to make 9 baby quilts this summer.  Normally I make maybe 1 a year!  So here are just a few of the baby quilts I've finished recently - yes I got lazy and made duplicates of some of them since they were going to babies that would never see each other!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Tentmakers of Cairo (Egypt)

I have LOVED the quilts the Tentmakers of Cairo make for years and years now.  Their work is truly amazing.  I knew about them from a friend who lived there for a short time, and learned a lot about them.  In fact I own the above quilt - a truly spectacular piece of work.

I found this interview with Jenny Bowker and 2 tentmakers on you tube.  It is truly amazing to see them work.  So I thought you might like to see it too!  ENJOY!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

More Mug Covers

Worked on some more mug covers/caddies!  Aren't they cute!

Friday, September 21, 2012

My Jelly Roll - 1600

Sweet, sweet Miss V, my long arm quilter, saw my post and grabbed 2 snapshots of my Jelly Roll - 1600 so I could post them on my blog!  Thank you V!

My Jelly Roll only had 20 different fabrics, so I had 2 of each strip.  Isn't it a fun happy Christmas quilt!  It will be fun to just snuggle under it dreaming of of all things Christmas!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Jelly Roll 1600 - Fun Time

At camp we also had a "Jelly Roll 1600 Race Fun Time".  We decided not to race - just make one and see all the fun different variations that came out!  15 of us did one!  And can you believe it - I forgot to take a picture of mine before I sent it home with the quilter. 

I used a "Jingle" by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman Fabrics jelly roll and had some 1 yd cuts of a cute xmas fabric I bought at Hancock's of Paducah when I was there this spring. 

I can't wait to see it again!  Just believe me, mine was pretty darn cute!  But hopefully in January I"ll have a new quilt finally!  After a long, long, dry spell!

Enjoy all the variations I got pictures of.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Its Mug time!

It finally got cool enough to haul out my favorite mug and have a hot cup of tea!  This is my favorite special polish pottery mug from DD H. 

And check out what I made this weekend!  A mug caddy for my sewing table!  Well actually this one is for a friend but I"ll have more this weekend!