Thursday, October 31, 2013


I love this machine!!!
I entered to win it because i need a real good machine that does every thing i need to do, quilting, sewing with all the bells and whistles.  I have always wanted A machine that did every thing so say a prayer that i win this, please. It's a Melody angle and it does all i need from a machine
Quilt happy

Donna's block

Hi friends!
Cloudy day!
This is the latest block that Donna posted yesterday. A spool block.
These are the fabrics that i am using, it's ASTRID  by Erin McMorris for Westminster fibers.
I won these from Maureen  Cracknell  a few months ago. It looks kinda holloweeny . I am using a green solid and some flea market fancy too.  Hopefully i will have enough but if not i can order some , i hope.
I am enjoying this BOM very much.  Friends you need to join in.  It's great fun and so far i have not run into any thing that i can't do.
Have a great day friends. Quilt happy

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tatum's quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I don't know why that last block looks green,  it is black!  The same black that's in the first one.
Maybe my battery is getting low in my camera.  And that's the only picture i made of it.
I made this and finished off the other one yesterday and then got sidetracked cutting 2 1/2 inch squares out of my scrap bags.  I emptied 3   gallon bags but i have a lot more bags left.
I have a lot of pieces cut so when i need them i will have them.
Going to make some more stars today. That big block measures 24 by 24 so 6 or 8 ought to do the job.

We are covered up with these bugs, they said they were Kauzoo bugs.  They are brown lady bugs!  Hubby came in last night and had 4 on his back.  You can't sit out side with out getting covered up with them.
I don't like them so i want sit out side even thru it's in the 70ths.  I went out there yesterday and got 3 or 4 on me and came back inside.  Guess i will just stay inside and sew.
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tatum's quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I put some more of the half square's on the top and bottom of Tatum's block  , then took one of them off because i liked the other one better.  This is the one i liked. Got to quit playing and get started making blocks , so far i have only made two.
This is going to be the top of a quilt that i am making fro a great grand for Christmas.
Right now i plan on making 2 Christmas presents.
I want to find something i like for the border to go with the pink and yellow
I moved these flowers back and the frost didn't kill them....Yet!
Today it's suppose to be in the 70ies so hubby is out side working.
Hope you have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sis's quilt

 Sis came up sat. and this is a quilt she had recently had quilted
I don't know whether you can see it but the lady quilted flowers all over it.
It's a beautiful bed sized quilt.

This is what i spent my weekend doing!!!
I had it half quilted when sis came over so i finished it Sunday.
Sis does great work, she has been at it years longer than i have.
If she ever retires she has a frame in her house to hand quilt her quilts on.
 I hate to tell her but her hands may not let her sit for hours and quilt.
She already has some of the dreaded 'AUTHOR'
It may still be a few years before she retires, she will be 62 in March.
She is ten years younger than me.
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blogger's quilt festival

Hi friends!
I am trying again to enter this quilt in the blogger's quilt festival  here
Amy works hard two times a year and we thank her.
This quilt was made by me for a grandchild of a friend of mine that died of cancer years ago.
Yesterday i didn't have the picture small enough to enter.  Pray it works now
It did , my quilt is no. 41 in the baby quilts
Please go and visit, just click on 'here' on the first line and click on baby quilts
Quilt happy

Michael's and Tatum's Quilts

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
This is the finished flimsy for Michael's quilt.
I think it's going to be big enough, don't you?
I sandwiched it yesterday, don't know whether i will get it quilted today or not.  Depends on how much company we have today .I would love to free motion quilt but that would take forever and i want to give it to him Thanksgiving.
I am kinda stuck on Tatum's.  I want to make it great for my little darling  she is 15, but don't really like what i have done so far.
 Maybe this in  the  middle of her quilt? I have to get this done by Thanksgiving to so i have got to get busy.
Have a great sewing weekend friends.
Quilt happy

Friday, October 25, 2013

Anna's quilt

Hi friends!
Anna's quilt is on the quilting Gallery  .
Please go over there and vote on it. It is the first quilt, Anna's quilt.
Just click on quilting gallery in the first sentence and scroll  down until you see the quilts and the first one is mine!
 Thank you so much in advance.
Quilt happy

I have been lucky!!!!

Hi friends.
Beautiful day.
The 5 charm packs at the top i won from miss punkie pie  blog, her little girl picked the no. and i won.
Aren't they great?  Don't know yet what i am going to make from them. Its'chez moi' from Modo,'Nouveau' by Modo,'freebird' by Modo,"Fullerby'  by Modo and last 'American Primer' by Modo. they are just wonderful fabrics and i can't wait to work with them.
The jelly roll 'Vin du jour' by 3 sisters at modo i won from from Jo Kramer from 'Jo's country junction'.
jo  has a great blog that i read every day and when i got a email from her i had forgotten that i had entered her giveaway.  This may go with those charm packs , time will tell

The great ' boo' pattern i won from Carol at fun threads designs, i haven't made it yet but love how it looks
She too has a great blog.
The Kanzashi flower maker , there are two of them both large size i haven't tried yet either but i will when i make me another  bag. I won then from  Celynn at 'Celynn sunflower patch ' Cylenn is a sweetie, for that matter all of these ladies are so sweet and i really love to read their blogs.
i love following all the sewer's and quilter's that i do t, they have taught me so much about quilting.
I think i haven't left any one off , believe me i love winning things , it's like having christmas!!!!
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Donna's block

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I did my block as soon as i got Donna's blog yesterday, while grandson was outside watching them dig holes    .Donna;s click on her name to visit.
This is the second block in our quilt along.
I am really enjoying this BOM.
This is what they are doing at my house today!!!Putting in a new septic tank!!
I have been sewing together fabric to make a backing for Michaels quilt.  That is a BIG quilt.!!
I just hope i can get it together without too many wrinkles.
I will probley make a sandwich tomorrow or when they get thru , they are working at the porch when i spread mine out. and then start quilting.
Tatum said she liked her blocks so i will get some more made and get a start on hers.
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pillow and David

Hi friends!
beautiful but cold!
I tried free motion quilting yesterday,  it doesn't look great  but it works for me.
I quilted the front of this pillow for Christmas's and put a back on it to use other seasons of the year.
I think sis brought me that Christmas fabric in with some scraps one day and it just wanted to be a pillow.
I just fell in love with it but then i love all Christmas fabric.
There was a couple of small pleats but it was inside the pillow so i didn't worry about it.
I went to grandparents day at our youngest grandson's school.  He wanted to come home and spend the day with me, so his mama said it was OK and we went by McDonald's and got him a couple of sausage biscuits.
He is on the couch watching cartoons now.
Got to get something done today!
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In memory

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
A couple of month's ago  a friend sent me a message asking me if i could make her a baby quilt for her cousin , they are both grand kids of a friend of mine who died in 2001 of cancer, and she wanted me to use some of her grandmother's clothes.
Of course i said yes!!
 My daughter had grown up with her daughter and the one getting the baby quilt was her friend's child.
She brought a little fabric that she wanted to go in it to.  Well my daughter said 'I want to pay for the backing and  i got a little more fabric that was approved.
I gave her the labor free in memory of my old friend .  I didn't know whether i could do this with out crying all over it or not.  She was Married to my adopted ' brother'  . Her husband was my cousin's cousin and we were born a few days apart. Our birthdays are all next month.
Last weekend they gave her her baby shower so now i can tell all of you about the quilt.
I just hope that it was good enough for my old friend.
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Monday, October 21, 2013

Two blocks for Tatum

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I made two blocks for my tator bug's quilt.  Her name is Tatum, her mother named her that after a old family name.
I like it myself, it suits our darling girl.  She is 15 now and getting grown but she will always be that sweet little beauty in cute dresses that i keep so much when she was little.  She was her mothers first little girl to buy cute dresses for and she did.. 
I hope she likes what i am doing for her quilt.  She wants a two color quilt like her cousin Anna but she wants black and white.
I am tiring to make different looks because i am getting tired of the same old blocks after 27 or 28 quilt's.
I have to wait until i get some more fabric to finish's Michael's so i am getting a start on Tatum's
Need both of them finished by thanksgiving so i can give them to them around their birthday.
They both have birthdays in my birthday month.  Tatum's the 17th and Michaels the 26th. I have already given Kristan her quilt, her birthday is the first day of Nov.  Then all i will like for this year's birthday's is sweet Addie lou. 
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Michael's quilt

Hi friends!
Cloudy day!
I put a 4 inch border on the sides with the car fabric and a 2 inch one on the top and bottom, just have scraps left of that.
I don't have enough of the blue to do another border so i will get some next week.
I may put a border of white next while i wait for the blue.
It needs at least 15 more inches on the sides to be big enough.
It's plenty long enough but i will just put thin borders on the ends.
I am going to change the subject now!!!
A lot of great blogger just have one way of following on their blogs. I have a old DT that just lets me  follow by gfc every once in a long while and if that's the only way i can follow you  i can't.
I think every one needs 2 or more ways for people to follow.
And saying that i just realized that my other two blogs doesn't have enough either.
One has two but the other only has one, I think. I will have to fix that !!
Have a great sewing weekend friends!
Quilt happy

Friday, October 18, 2013

Donna's Guilt Sampler

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I joined in for a sampler quilt at    Donna's     click on donna's
Donna's  have a weekly block making that will result in a great quilt.
I love that first block!
I made mine  with flea market fancy and a solid green.  Not perfect but i like it!

I am looking forward to doing this quilt for us.
Thank you Donna for getting this going.
Have a great  sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Great get together.

Hi friends!
Rainy day!
 We had the best time yesterday.
Cousin's from Texas and from Blue Ridge came down and we eat and sat around talking and chatching up on the last year.  We always get together when cousin come from Texas to stay with Roxie a week for vacation.  Red haired girl always get off work to help out with the cooking.
 Usually our baby girl is off and come's and helps to but she had to work and we really missed her but sent her a plate.
Cousin's son and his wife brought pictures of their wedding right before christmas last year and we enjoyed seeing them and pictures of grand kids where show all around by all

It was nice yesterday cool cloudy but no rain until everyone left about 7 oclock
We just had a really good day !!!
The sun has just come out.
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Hi friends!
This is a UFO.  I made it months ago , i bought this great flannel from joanns and it feel amazing .So soft and a baby would love it.
At the time i didn't check for strech and had to take the back off and turn it around.  Then i couldn't find anything that i though would be good for the binding.
Well i cleaned up some in my bookcase where most of my fabric is and found this.
It's amazing what you find when you clean up!!!I think it looks good on it.  Red haired girl liked it too.
She was here sat. when i was working on it.
I am going to list it in my shop later this week after we have our company.
Well that's one UFO down and at least two more to go.
If i looked i would find more so we will just leave it at 2.
Cooking and cleaning going on today.
Have a great sewing day, my machine will be the last thing cleaned and put up.
Quilt happy

Monday, October 14, 2013

I am a quilter!

Hi friends!
I am a quilter!!!
If you follow me you know i give my quilts to my grand kids.  But these are some i have keep for us

 This quilt is on our bed
 This one is one the arm of the loveseat.
baby quilts for my shop

My first quilt
When i saw this on Lilypadquilting   Here   I new i had to join in!!
This is two that are in the works , one for my grand and a Christmas quilt for us.  The other one refused to go any where but on top. Have a great day friends