Monday, February 29, 2016

Sweet 16

It's Leap Day and I've been waiting a long time for this day.  I am finally 16 years old!!!  I've had a wonderful day so far, this is for the celebration tonight.
There will be more pics later, but I couldn't wait.  I've got to savor this whole day, it's got to last me 4 years!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Getting Closer

I have spent the past few weeks quilting my Dresden flower quilt.  I started working on this quilt last year.  It seems there's been lots of interruptions, but I can finally say it's almost done.
I love this pattern by Edyta Sitar.
First I outlined all the appliqué. 
Then there was some hand quilting. Actually, there was a lot of hand quilting.
And a lot of pink thread!!
Then it was time for some machine quilting.  This quilt is going in our guild quilt show in April so I'm saving the big reveal until then.  But it's a happy quilt and has been a joy to work on.
Happy stitching,

Thursday, February 11, 2016

I Need an Opinion

I'm curious about how many of you are blogging with an iPad.  I got one last year and have been trying to decide if I can switch from my laptop to the iPad to do my blogging.   What app works best?  Is the picture quality as good? It's so hard for some of us older baby boomers (well I'll only speak for myself as some of you are amazing) to get up to speed with all the new technology and learn a new way.  While taking pictures with the iPad is easy, is the resolution as good?  And lastly, what about signing up for Google friend?  So many questions, so few answers.  All opinions are welcome.
I'm still hand quilting, hope to be done with this part soon.
Happy stitching,

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Another One of a Kind Christmas

I was going through my pictures and saw these that I forgot to post.  Before blogging I was bad about taking pictures of my quilts.  So when I see one that I never documented, I'll take a few pictures. Here's an oldie but goodie.
This is a One of a Kind quilt I made from a Christmas panel for my daughter quite a few years ago. 
My granddaughter is the beautiful quilt holder.  I just love this technique of making a completely original quilt with very few glitches.  Everything matches and it's so much fun to make.
Happy stitching today,

Sunday, February 7, 2016

June's Baby Quilt

My sweet friend Faye just had her 3rd grandchild. After raising two boys and having two grandsons, she finally had a girl. 
We picked a pattern from Kim Brackett's book Scrap Basket Surprises.  She used mostly a jelly roll of Sunkissed by Sweetwater.
I quilted an overall swirl flower, perfect for a little girl. 
She picked this fun backing and finished with a red gingham binding.  It's so much fun sharing with my love of quilting with my friends.
Happy stitching,