Friday, May 31, 2013

May finishes!

Hi friends!
Cloudy day!
For May i did one baby quilt and 3 twinsized quilts , i plan to do two quilt's for June, one for Jarod and one for Alliecat.
Brough my daughter's 4 littles home after Mark's graduation.  They don't think they are little, Mark is14  , Wayne is 12 , Alisha is 11, and David is ten.So today am going to enjoy them.  Just served them Pizza and chips.  And will hopefully cook supper for their mother.
Talk to you'll tomorrow friends   Quilt happy

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Hi friends!
going to be another hot dry day!
hubby got to hot Tuesday while I was gone and was sick all day yesterday.
So I sewed and finished Mark's quilt top.  I bought the burgundy  to sach it. so it's different from  his brother's.  It's mostly nine patch, with a few others in it.  I hope to finish it today, would love to give it to him tomorrow when I go to his graduation. .He will graduate from the 8th grade

Don't you just love this beautiful pillow cover that I won from Amanda?
She blogs at 'jedicraftgirl     , She makes beautiful things.  I just love the fabric she used on the back of it.
Have a great day friends. Quilt happy

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
Went with sis yesterday, and naturally we went to Mckays. They have all kinds of used books, you can exchange your's  , rent all kinds of thing to play them with, movies and games that is.  With all my hobbies I don't get into games and movies.  But they have quilting books, which I love and mystery's another love.
We didn't go to johann's but went to walmart and fresh market, sis was looking for coconut cream for cakes.   Then we drove thru Chickamauga  , near the battle field. I used to live there 50 years ago but sis had never been there. I didn't remember it much but had a lot of history because of the civil war.
Have a great day friends!   Quilt happy   

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wayne's quilt!

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I finished Wayne's quilt and it turned out pretty good.
After I quilted it an had a moment I set up my machine to fmq and did pretty good, I though until I turned it over.   The second time it looked a whole lot better. but when I put it back it wouldn't pull the fabric.   When we got home tonight hubby helped me clean it and it works like new now.
My winner , Joyce, sent me a e-mail Sat. and I sent her two back and another one yesterday but I haven't gotten her address.  So Joyce if you are reading this, please send me your address  so I can get your winnings to you.
I have been working on blocks for Mark's quilt, every chance I get.  Have about half the blocks done, maybe 3/4.  I sached some of the blocks this morning before we went to my brothers for a cook out.
 We had a great time, we always do.
Have a great sewing day, friends.   Quilt happy

Saturday, May 25, 2013

GIVEAWAY is over!

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
It's over and hubby pulled Joyce's name !!!
I will send you a e-mail Joyce and as soon as I hear  from you I will get it in the mail. I can't find a email address for Joyce so if I don't hear from her by Monday I will pull another name.
Sorry you all couldn't win but I will do this again soon.
Have a great weekend.  love Quilt happy

Friday, May 24, 2013

Last day of the GIVEAWAY

Hi friends!
beautiful day!
Got it sandwiched yesterday and trimmed. Hope to quilt it today after I get some house work done.

Bonnie Hunter was showing a quilt with 9 patch and adding strips of fabric around it to make it bigger.  I may do that too.  I made 4 of these yesterday, that makes 5 finished blocks on Mark's quilt

Today is the last day of the giveaway, I will pick a winner some time this evening and post about it tomorrow.
If you haven't entered you had better hurry!!!!
 My",Jakob ladder" is blooming in the front yard. I dug this up in our ditch, and planted it close to the house.
Have a great sewing day friends.  So glad you come and read my blog, don't see how our life is that interesting. but glad to see you just the same,  thanks you!!!
Quilt happy  

Thursday, May 23, 2013


click here for giveaway


 Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I was playing with my ruler yesterday and came up with this.  I love it! 
I also made up a bottom sheet, I cut the elastic off and added some fabric to make a backing for Wayne's quilt.
I got this much done before I got a headache, from all the hedges blooming   I love to smell them but in recent years I have more of a reaction to them.
I am starting Marks quilt with this star pattern block.
Got to get busy so I can get something done.
Have a great sewing day!  Quilt happy

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dont forget the giveaway!!!!

GIVEAWAYgiveaway   it ends Friday!

Beautiful day!
the top picture was before , the bottom is a finished flimsy.  Now all I have to do is quilt and bind and Wayne's quilt will be finished.

Then I will start Mark's quilt.  I hope I can finish it and do my daughter's pillow covers buy the 8th of June. That's her birthday.   Last  year I made her a granny quilt for her birthday, the first big quilt I had made.

I have some of that fabric in a charm pack so I plan on using it.
Have a great  sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Grab bag

Hi friends! pray for Oklahoma!!Please!
beautiful day!

Look what I ordered from 'Fat Quarter Shop'!
Love that Christmas fabric!  On one of the blogs I was reading she was showing a quilt that she said she made from a 'grab bag' from the Fat Quarter Shop, so I went and ordered one.  so glad I did! 
Aren't those great!
You know I love Christmas fabric and I love this.        My sis gave me some Christmas fabric to make me a Christmas quilt so I put this in the pile for it. 
I didn't get much sewing done yesterday when we got home , they were talking about the tornado's and I couldn't think about sewing.   Those pictures were awful. Got so depressed I couldn't sleep last night.
One bit of good news was that they had counted the dead 2times so it was 24 instead of 51
but that's 24 grieving families.  for some one that has lost children it brings do many memories.
Have as good a day as you can friends.
Quilt happy

Monday, May 20, 2013

Blocks and a win

Hi friends!                                            
Beautiful day!
I have been making blocks for Wayne's quilt .
Sat. I cooked all afternoon and made 4 --9 patch blocks.
Sunday we spent the day with my mother's family at our yearly reunion.
we had a great day!
but when we got home we collapsed.
Look what came in the mail sat.
'Blended quilts backgrounds'
I had gotten a e-mail from Angie at  quiltingreaderdgarden   that I had won it .
it's a great quilt book. Some great quilt patterns that I must try!
really interesting quilts!
we have spent the day running around and getting bills paided, I put my PC in the shop.  I like this laptop but it's not what I am used to. Of course nether will it be what I am used to when I get it back.
I forgot about my giveaway...giveaway  go their and enter I will keep it open until friday !
Why does it always come back a total stranger?  Maybe they will get it right this time.
Have a great sewing day friends.  Quilt happy

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Bear!!!

Hi friends!
Rainy day!
here are the bear pictures as I promised.  It turned out good but sure was a lot of work, jack the ripper, work.
Hope every one has a great weekend.    Quilt happy

Friday, May 17, 2013

GIVEAWAY!! And the bear

Hi friends!
Cloudy day!
Today is giveaway day!  I noticed I had reached 20000 page views and 500 post so today I am giving away four fat quarters and some charms, not shown, like I always do with the fat quarters. Two of the fat quarters are 'snow day' by me and my sister. The stripe is a fat 8 but I will put another fat quarter in to.
Well I think I beat the bear!   it's in the dryer right now, can't wait to see how it comes out.  So I have a Friday finish!  This battening was what I ordered from Jo-Ann's and I have never used before and it's thick.  if it makes a good warm quilt it will be worth the extra fighting with it.
I got it with a 50% off coupon so it wasn't to bad.
I love the way it looks, so nice and thick!
I will put a picture on tomorrow.
Have a great weekend friends.   Quilt happy 
closed. this giveaway is closed

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Still bagging

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
As you can see I made another bag, but still don't like it. It's not big enough for all my stuff so I may have to make up one.
I am naming this quilt 'the bear' because it's so hard to do anything with.  Seems like it's two steps backward for every step forward.
Right now I am taking out stitches so I can finish quilting it.  Something slipped when I took out to many pins before I should have, live and learn I guess.
Hubby is putting tomato's baskets around our tomatoes . I guess he will mow tomorrow.
Got to get back to the bear have a great sewing day!
Quilt happy

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wayne's quilt.

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
Made the first block for Wayne's quilt.  I have to put a star  in each one of my grandkids quilt's because they a
re all my stars.
Put together my quilt for hubby now all I like is quilting it and the binding.      How do you like the backing?  I bought a sheet set to use as backing, so will use the bottom sheet and pillow case for the next one.   Saves on fabric!
Hubby is finishing planting while I do this. I can't get on my knees to plant tomatoes any more, or I can't get back up.
I have got to work on quilting that quilt today and maybe something else.
Have a great sewing day!      Quilt happy

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pocket book

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
My first pocket book was a disaster. First I added to make it wider and didn't add to the top. So I now have a mess to take apart and fix.
See it looks really weird!
If I hadn't added on to it it would have fit.
So I will take the blue out and redo it and see if it's big enough.
have a wonderful day friends.
Quilt happy