QUILTER JAN

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Showing posts with label Project Linus quilt. Show all posts
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

No camera = No pictures!

Been quilting, but left my camera at my daughters last week and waiting for it to come home!  So can't show you any pictures!  Finished one quilt as a gift for a friend, but haven't given it yet.

Also working on some Project Linus quilts----have lots of Fat Quarters in bundles of six to make into Yellow Brick Roads.

Let quilting help you make someone smile!

Jan

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

More Project Linus

Here are three Project Linus quilts fresh from the quilting machine and bound and ready to go!


 
Let quilting help you make someone smile!
 
Jan

Friday, May 2, 2014

Chicken Quilt

This is the chicken quilt that I have been working on and it's all finished.  It was a kit.  Love the perky chickens on it.

Also shown are 2 more Project Linus quilts that I just finished up.  My hubby, Maynard has been busy quilting these.  there are five more in the pile.  One bigger one (Row by Row) is on the quilting machine right now.

Let quilting help you make someone smile!

Jan


Monday, November 12, 2012

New Quilting Machine and One for Project Linus


Our new quilting machine----a Handi Quilter Fusion 24 is here and installed and Maynard has quilted one quilt on it already.  It is a wonderful machine.  (Not affiliated with company, yada yada yada.)  Lots to learn on it.  The folks that installed  it were great and did a great job with it.  They gave 2 hours of instruction and we will have more classes in January.  The company wants satisfied customers.  Just had to show a before picture---it fit in quite nicely, but glad it wasn't any bigger!!!  We are very excited.  This will be a great retirement business for us.  Maynard isn't retired just yet, but will have time to build up the business before he does retire.

Here is picture of the PL quilt.  Called it Sunbonnet Sue YBR (Yellow Brick Road.)

It's finally cooled way down here---highs in 60's which we call cool.  Temps in mornings in the 30s---that's cold!  Love to wear sweatshirts!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!

Jan

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!


Jan






Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Brrrr! Winter has Arrived!













It's a cold day in North Texas, but a good day to stay in and quilt or crochet. I've been working on the blocks of a BOM from The Quilt Company called "Little Red Barns" and have almost 2 blocks finished. I'm behind on every one of my BOMs and hope maybe I can get caught up before the end of the year, although it's not looking good!

"Look Ma, Polka Dots" is a quilt for Project Linus. Also, here is a picture of the snow people wall hanging I made for Debi for Christmas this year. I gave it to her already, so now I can show it!




And the first picture shows one of the princess pillows I made for the grandgirls for a surprise for when we visit in January for Ilena's birthday!


We had a wonderful Christmas party at the quilt store in Arlington called, "Quilt Among Friends" last Saturday. Lots of sewing and gabbing, and eating and games with prizes. It was so much fun getting to know some new members! Got to meet Julie from the blog Julie K Quilts. Such a nice thing to meet her! Thanks Debi for planning another great party! Debi's new 9 week old grandson Reed even made an appearance!


Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Jan









Monday, November 7, 2011

Good Monday Morning!



It's Monday morning and I decided to take a break from my cleaning chores and take a break. I only have one quilt to show this morning. It was already to quilt and was donated by my lovely friends at Quilt Mercantile Quilt Shop. Isn't it a cute one. Everyone seems to come up with such different ideas for alphabet panels---so much fun to see what they include! Some little boy or girl will enjoy this one through Project Linus.


Supposed to get rain for next couple of days. Hopefully get enough to help with drought a little bit. The lakes are so down. Good weather to snuggle down and work on quilts!


Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Jan

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!




Jan

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!


Jan

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!


Jan

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Here We Go for Two More









Thunderstorms are rumbling through as I type this out tonight, so I may not stay very long at the computer. We certainly do need the rain, so I hope the thunder is not all empty promises!!!!




The first one is Michael Miller prints and I just couldn't bear to cut up those fabulous flowers, so I left the piece whole and put borders around it of fabric from the same line. I dearly love Michael Miller's fabrics! I like the way this one came together---very simple, but pretty. I hope some little girl likes it! I called "MM Flowers."




The second one is called "Zig-Zag Sports." This was the third option from the pattern: "3 hours, 3 yards, 3 fabrics." This was another fun one to do!




Hope you are staying safe from the storms where you are!




Let qulting help you make someone smile.




Jan












Thursday, April 7, 2011

Project Linus --Count on Three More




Still turning out the Project Linus quilts and loving it! Trying out new patterns and making up one of my own design! The first one in the line-up is called "I Spy with my Little Eye." That's what my Mother-In-Law used to call the I Spy game when she played it in the car with my girls when they were little. You can barely see the middle of the blocks where the fussy cut blocks are. Enlarging might help. The pattern is called Patchwork---PDQ. It goes really fast. You can leave the fussy-cut blocks out and just use any fabric and arrange them any way you want---really goes fast that way!!! The pattern is from Swirly Girls. I don't see it on their website, but you could contact them about it I'm sure. Not affiliated, but like the pattern!!!!


The second quilt is all about sports, so I named it "What a Lot of Sports." I designed this myself. Came across some blocks that had different sports on them and one corner started on snowball blocks. So I used them the way they were and just put them together! Maybe some little boy will like this one!


The last one is called "Topsy Turvy Kitties." This pattern is called "Quilt, Stitch and Sew." It says 3 yards, 3 hours, 3 ways. It's very fun to do. I want to try out the other 2 ways soon.


Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Jan


Monday, March 21, 2011

Project Linus--Twice!




This pattern is called "Cheaper By the Dozen", but I tweaked it so that I made 2 quilts for Project Linus out of 12 FQs. The size seems pretty good-----could be for an older kid. Measures 45 x 57". I have two more that I haven't quilted yet. They are like these, well, maybe a little bit different---the settings are never the same. They go together quite quickly!

The first one I named "The Classics One" and the second one I called Classics Bright One" I also have a Yellow Brick Road and a Bricks and Stones ready to be quilted and finished. hope to get those done this week.

It's lovely outside, but the pollen is playing havoc with my allergies---oh my, they say it is a bad year for them---great, just great!!! Hubby mowed lawn yesterday and I had to reach for my inhaler! Not fun!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!

Jan

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Afternoon...











It's Friday afternoon and another busy week has gone by, only this week was a lot nicer weather wise than 2 weeks ago----warm temps and some sunshine---much appreciated!

I finished 3 more Project Linus quilts and a crocheted afghan! The first one is Spring Flowers in Texas. I always thank Lady Bird Johnson for all the lovely flowers on the roadsides because she was instrumental in putting them there and oh how pretty they are every spring!

My DH gave me the name for the second one---Empty Flowerpots---even though they are Tumblers. Debi cut these on the AccuQuilt GO Cutter---it works great! She gave them to me to make a quilt and so I did! Thanks Debi!

The third one is called Show Me the Money---one of the Fat Quarters used in the Yellow Brick Road has bills and coins on it----hence the name.

The last one is an afghan and is called French Country. I'm really enjoying doing these afghans---good TV work!

How are things in your neck of the woods? Is winter coming to an end? I'm sure ready for spring to come and stay!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!

Jan

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Project Linus Foursome











"I get by with a little help from my friends" is my song today!!! Two people contributed quilt tops to the total of Project Linus quilts today. I quilted and bound them and they are now ready to go!


Sally made the first two and I named them "Sally's Striped Alphabet." Thanks Sally! They are great and nice and bright and cheery!!!

The next one called "Circus Peanuts" was made by my friend Jackie from the Tuesday Sit and Sew group. She didn't want PL to miss out on any quilts while I was laid up from my surgery, so she made this wonderful quilt!!! Thank you Jackie, you are a true blue friend!!!

The last one is one I made with a little kit from the LQS. I called it Candy Land because it reminded me a bit of the game of the same name!
With the help of my friends, that brings the total of quilts to 86 for the year. This might be another year that we break 100!!!! Wouldn't that be great?!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!

Jan

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Six Quilts for Project Linus






















Some of these you have seen, but I'm posting them again as a way for me to keep track of PL quilts---you can just skip over them, if they are repeats!!!
The first one is an Alex Anderson pattern called "Popsicle Treats." This was a fun one to do!

The second one is called "Nautical and Nice" and was a Charm Pack given to me by my friend Debi---thanks Debi! I used the pattern 4-9 or Disappearing 4-9 Patch for this one.

Third is a log cabin in the setting of Zig Zag, fourth is log cabin in Sunshine and Shadows setting, fifth is Star setting and sixth is Furrows setting. Log Cabin is so much fun because there are so many settings for it.

I made these log cabins out of a layer cake of "Awesome" fabrics from Sandy Gervais. I got 80 blocks and so the settings were 4x5 and I got 4 quilts out of the one layer cake. (I added tan background fabric and borders.) It was really fun!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!

Jan