Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A new Chapter in my life

I have started a website this week .  this is an informational and blogging site where quilters and sewers can come together and share all things concerning both the quilting and Sewing & the Crafts and Hobbies that interconnect them.  I do hope this will be a great site...I am looking  forward to getting this site up and running and hope that all will come to visit it and will take part in it's growth. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Froggies swimming on the Lily Pads. Quilted by me at TopStitchery!

Froggies on Lilly Pads

"A froggie on his Lilly Pad"
Froggie pattern quilted on the top at TopStitchery in Roberts WI by me :)
Quilted by Diane Swett

Froggies swimming on the Lily Pads.  Quilted by me at TopStitchery!  I visited TopStichery's site and had fun commenting on the baby quilt I did Wed May 30th here are some more picture's of the baby quilt.  The Pattern is Turning Twenty by Tricia Cribbs and uses 20 fat quarters to complete the quilt.  I used flannels in baby prints and colors and divided the blocks into 4 quarters, making 4 baby quilts....I love how it turned out.  It was a great idea since 2 Great Grandbabys have arrived allready and a 3rd one is due soon...  Check out the 1st baby quilt in my earlier post's.  This one was stitched in the ditch and I love how it turned out too. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

It was a great Day!

had breakfast then went to the cheese store in Spring Valley later in the day and an art fair at Willow River State Park and Broasted Chicken dinner - Later a Movie "The Help" - what a great day.  I did recieve texed messages back from most of my kids, all in all it was a nice day and it did show me they are listening. :) a successful test.

piecing the border for our Group Quilt

This Morning  I texted all my children and grand children as a test to see who responds back with a Happy June morn message.  So far one response. LOL - lets see who is sleeping today.  well down to Dick's for breakfast this morning.  :}

Thru the Woods - a McCalls Pattern
Yesterday I finished piecing the top and bottom border for our colabrative Quilt my church quilting group is making for the November Raffle. and am in the process of figuring out the side borders.  It will be a handsome quilt when done.  Frank did a nice job on the trees, Gwen & Eliane did a good job on piecing the top and deciding on the colors.  I had fun with the stars.  It will look fantastic all put together.  The Pattern is Through the woods from McCall's Quilting Quick Quilts Winter 1998/99 magazine.  Our quilt will be larger than the pattern - more Queen size.  (We added an additional 24" both width & legnth)
These are 6 1/2" corner Stars

The border with the stars and trees
Sunday Morn - It is a beautiful day outside and I have both my porch door and back door open to the gentle warm breeze
today.  I love this June weather. 

Happy June to all!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

completed projects

Small Project sew along with Amanda Jean

I am compiling a list of projects I want to complete for the sew along

1. finish my quilt top I started in class with Meg - I haven't touched this one yet
2. finish quilting 3 baby blankets - I finished quilting one top - found that I had to complete the 2nd and could not find the third. See below the pictures of the Froggies -
3. finish my 12 week Blocks by Amanda Jean - still only at week 4
4. finish my projects for kitchen items for sale at my churches womens sale & work on my Bridal Shower Gifts.5. complete my christmas wall hanging - ***finished some of my kitchen projects for the bridal shower gifts.  did not work on the christmas project.
6. complete a floral wall hanging for my bedroom - not done
7. finish quilting my log cabin foot quilt for my bed. - not done
8. work on my quilt for my daughter Nan - not done


 The Baby Quilt with Froggies
Well I did not get a lot accomplished this month of May.  I had to much fun on my vacation I guess and was out a week not feeling well. But I did get to quilt the top of one of my baby quilts with Froggies at Top Stitchery last week.  now to put on the binding and I can give the quilt to my Great Grandaughter Rose.  I also attended the book signing by Amanda Jean at Riverside quilting and started a class with her on Machine Quilting Sampler... and I did finish and give my Daughter Beth her wedding quilt.  

Below are 4 6" Star corner Blocks I just completed for the Quilt my Group is making for the Church Sale coming in late fall.