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Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Afternoon Quilts

It's a beautiful, although chilly afternoon here in North Texas---just the right temperature to do some quilting. You can pretend you haven't got a care in the world and you don't have to cook supper or empty the dishwasher or any of those "do every day chores" and just sit and quilt!!! But soon the clock catches up with you and there you go! Ah well, it's still been a lovely afternoon! And I finished off 5 quilts and an afghan for Project Linus! I just had the binding to do on them, but my machine has been at the shop for it's annual cleaning and just got back yesterday evening. None of my other machines have needle up and down on them and I am truly spoiled to have that and miss it when I don't have it, so didn't set up any of my other machines in the Bernina's absence.

Anybody know why Blogspot is putting in the extra spaces after each paragraph?????

These quilts are all different sizes and cover a range of sizes this time. The pictures are above!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Quilts

Three more quilts ready to go to kids in need somewhere. This time I jumped out of the box of Yellow Brick Road, only did one with that pattern) and did 2 different patterns. The first one is Warm Wishes. This is one of the first patterns that Quiltmaker magazine published for the Project Linus projects in 2000. Then every year since then they have written a pattern for Project Linus. They are very cute patterns.

The second one is one that I tore my hair out over, so I'm not going to share the pattern because it was wrong. I didn't even keep it and can't remember the name of it. I did get it figured out though. Sorry the color is so bad---there is supposed to be a gold star in the center, but the camera didn't like that color.

The third one is the good old stand by---Yellow Brick Road in polka dots.

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Member of the Family

We have a new member of our family----a seven year old Llhaso Apso dog named Chloe. We got her at the no-kill shelter in Carrollton. She is a special needs dog and needs meds every day. She is a sweetie and already housebroken and comes when she is called (most of the time!!!) We are glad we got her and she thanks us daily with lots of love and licks!!!!

The other pictures are quilts that I am sending to Project Linus. One is called Doggies in the Park and is a Yellow Brick Road pattern. The other is a Clermont Farms charm pack+ and is a Chinese Coins pattern. I did it at retreat. A good charm pack pattern, if you are looking for one!

We are finally having nice fall weather and even a bit of rain----such a welcome change to this part of the world!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011


We went on a retreat and it was so much fun. Got a lot done. There were only three of us and for awhile there were only two! Debi's grandson made his appearance on Friday and she didn't arrive until 8:00 pm. Congratulations to the new Mommy and Daddy and the new Grandma! All are well and doing fine!

I worked on my flower quilt alternate blocks until I ran out of fabric and had to put it aside. So then I decided to work on the embroidered flowers and also on some Yellow Brick Roads and a small Chinese Coins made with Clermont Farms line of fabric---I really like that line of fabric and it turned out quite nicely. I have one more border to put on that---had to purchase the fabric!

The pictures show first, Marje's "Witch Is In" wall hanging-----------she liked it so much that she made two of them!!! Second, Marje working and third Debi working. We went to the Quilting Gals retreat house in Azle, Texas. Nice place and very reasonable.

Let quilting help you make someone smile!