QUILTER JAN

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Row by Row Quilt

This is a Row by Row that Debi and I did together, but each doing their own quilt.
I wasn't sure that I liked it, but it is growing on me!  The pattern is from Lori Holt at
A Bee in My Bonnet.  The borders are scrappy, on the top and bottom are 2 different
blues and on the sides are two different reds.  That doesn't show too well in the
picture.

Let quilting help you make someone smile!

Jan

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Flock of Sheep

Here are my flock of sheep all ready to be quilted.  They just all have personalities all their own! I love them!  This one I will be keeping!!


Let quilting help you make someone smile!

Jan

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spools and Sheep

These spools are for the Sampler quilt that Debi and I are working on.  They were a fun and easy part to do!
 Here are two out of nine sheep that I'm doing for a wall hanging.  Their eyes say it all.  These are really fun to do because the pattern is so good.  The pattern is in the Star of Wonder book by Nancy Halvorsen.  the pattern shows a shepherd, but I'm going to make the wall hanging with 9 sheep only.
 
 
Let quilting help you make someone smile!
 
Jan

Sunday, March 23, 2014

On The Farm quilt top

 
Here is On The Farm quilt top that I just finished.  The last border doesn't show up, but it is 9-patches that are 2 1/2" squares of the left-over fabric from the  barns.  It is very large (to me) ----72" x  92".  I think I will have Maynard (my hubby) quilt it with a meandering star or else sheep.  Have to see how it looks on the machine.
 
We are having chilly weather for us----cold front came through and left us in the 40's to 50's.  Wearing a sweater again today. The trees are budding and blooming and I saw some wood violets in our yard.  Someone said they saw some bluebonnets, too.  My wood violets came from my Grandmother's back yard in Iowa---many years ago, I transplanted them to my garden and when we moved to Texas, they came along.  I really like them.
 
Let quilting help you make someone smile!

Jan

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Alternate blocks

Here are two of the blocks that will alternate with the barns I showed yesterday.  I think the pictures are so sweet.  Remind me of growing up on a dairy farm many moons ago!
 
Let quilting help you make someone smile!
 
Jan

Sunday, March 16, 2014

I Love Barns

As you have probably noticed-----I love quilts with barns in them.  I've lost count of how many I have done.  These are two of the latest ones----they go in a quilt from American Jane.  The alternating blocks have old-fashioned pictures of kids with farm animals. My friend, Dequita, loaned the pattern to me-----thanks Dequita! I'm having fun with these barns and "filling" the doors with pictures of animals----some are cartoon pictures, and some are the "real" thing!


Let quilting help you make someone smile!
 
Jan
 

Friday, March 7, 2014

More of the Sampler Quilt

These are the houses for the house row----there are five of them.  These were easy and fun to make---especially since they are scrappy.

 Behind the houses are the rail fence blocks I'm working on for another quilt.  It has a mitered border, so I set that one aside for a bit after it was all sewn together.  I'll tackle those miters next week!!!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!

Jan