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Monday, January 30, 2012

Maynard's Quilt!

This is the first quilt that my hubby, Maynard has put together. He designed it, too!!! Needless to say, I am very proud of him! It started out when he received a gift of the panels that are in the quilt and he wanted to do something with them. This is what he came up with! He did stop work on this one to do another one, that I showed before, so I think he is a true quilter------we have one going and start another one!!! I think he may be planning to try some "Stack and Whack" next. Hard to tell what he'll come up with!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rainy Day Quilts

It's raining here in North Texas and that makes most of us happy, I think, because it is enough rain to start filling up the lakes again. Nice day to stay in and quilt or read a book---I have some cleaning done already, so I'm going to quilt and later on read a book!!!

Have two quilts to show you this morning--I need to make a trip to McKinney to the drop off quilt store----Happiness is Quilting, have quite a pile accumulating!

The first one I called Polka Dot Raggedy Ann and Andy. It is a Yellow Brick Road.

The second one is a Drunkard's Path set into circles. I had never done a Drunkard's Path before and wanted to try one. I cut it out on the Accuquilt GO! and what a difference that made! The cut fabric was perfect and there was even a notch cut out of each middle on both pieces to line up the pieces. I'm not affiliated with the company at all, just a satisfied customer!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Here We Go to Project Linus

The first picture is a PL quilt that I called Flame Thrower. It has race cars on one fabric and flames from a race car on another fabric. Made me think of those fast race cars (whatever they are called) that shoot out flames as they put their petal to the metal! This is a bigger size Yellow Brick Road.

The next picture shows one I saw on the wall at the quilt store in Arlington, "Quilt Among Friends". They had run out of patterns, but still had the fabric.. So they let me take a picture and I bought the fabric and tried to copy the pattern. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. I called it "Pretty Burgundy Flowers."

The last two pictures show the BOM Chirpy Birds that I did last year all put together with a close up of the February block. The picture is very light and I hope you can see it better when you enlarge it. It was a very fun series to do. The last link is here and will link you back to the rest of the series. Thanks to Little Miss Shabby. This one I am keeping for myself!

Hope you are enjoying nice weather where ever you are. It is nice here, but cold is coming! Such a mild winter we have been having!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

Starting the New Year out right with some Project Linus quilts and an afghan.

The afghan is again a variegated pink, yellow and lavender mix.It reminded me of the song from "Fiddler on the Roof:" "Sunrise, Sunset" for some reason, so that's what I called it. Guess I'm getting melancholy this time of a new year starting and our grandkids are growing up so fast!

The next one has what I call "Starfish" so I called it "Did you Catch Anything?" Love those "Starfish."

The third one is called "Lime Green John Deere." and the fourth one is called Double Wonky Pinwheels." If you look real close or enlarge the picture you will see the Double Pinwheels. They were a bit fussy to do, but they turned out fun looking.

Let quilting help you make someone smile!