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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Merry Christmas

These are some of my most favorite Christmas decorations.  They were a gift, from my          Husband, years ago.  The Three Kings are beautifully done and have a Nativity scene across the front of the three.

Their robes are done in wonderful quilt patterns.

I wish for you a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
May your holidays be filled with Love,Family,Friends and lots of good food.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Stockings for charity

One of the things I make each year, as a Quilt Guild member, is Christmas Stockings to donate to charitable organizations in our area.  Below is my contribution this year.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ten Minute Table Runner

JoAnn Fabrics sold Nightmare Before Christmas Fabric this year.  A nice variety and discounted to boot.  I fell in love with The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie years ago.  We made a trip to Disney World that December and Jack Skellington was all the rage.  I wanted to use the fabric right away, so I made a couple of 10 Minute Table Runners.

Love this combo.

Perfect fabric to complement NBFC fabric.

The 10 Minute Table Runner is 1/3 yard x WOF for front center and 1/2 yard x WOF for back and border. Here is a video that shows how easy it it to make.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZUe37VXABI

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Halloween Photo Booth

My Son was asked to come up with and bring to life a Halloween Carnival for children.  He and I came up with 8-10 game ideas.  They needed to be mentally and physically therapeutic. I will not bore you with all the detail, but my favorite was the Photo Booth.

David was on line and found a flag that he liked, but it was no longer available.  So, we decided to make it out of wood and paint.

4' x 8'

We got creative in our front yard with the skeleton crew.  At the carnival, the skeletons were sitting in lawn chairs and the children loved them.

You are probably thinking, what does this have to do with quilting.  The math was tricky, but my long quilting ruler (with multiple markings) and blue tape were the perfect solution for marking all those lines.  Bless the person that invented blue tape.  It marked my ruler and after David painted the board orange, it taped off the lines to paint the black stripes. 

 I, also, used my ruler and blue tape to mark a 4' x 4' Plinko board.  David had the fun of  hammering all those nails in.  This is before the top was painted different colors and the bottom tray was added.

This is a picture of one of our neighbor's yard.  Look closer in the pumpkin area.  There is a skeleton coming out of the lawn and two skeletons climbing the fence.  Too cute!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Charity Quilts

These are the two charity quilts that I made for my Quilt Guild this year.  I made lap quilts for the nursing homes that we adopt each year.  I helped deliver 50 quilts to the memory and assisted living residents of one facility and 100 quilts to assisted living residents in another facility.  We all grab 3 or 4 quilts and walk around the room and allow each person to pick one to keep.  It is like a quilt show for the residents.  If the resident is bed ridden, we go room to room with several quilts to choose from.

This one has golf items on it.  There are more and more men in these facilities.  They like sports, animals, birds and masculine colors sometimes.

I made the center of this quilt from 3 1/2" strips.  I was seeing if I liked the process of the jellyroll quilt before using up one of my precious jellyrolls. 
This quilt was chosen by a man.

I used straight line quilting on this.  I really liked doing the quilting and how it turned out.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Amelia's Quilt

My Husband and I have known Catalina for about 6 years or so, through work.  She lives in Colombia and works from home, but travels to Texas or wherever needed to work on projects when needed.

She had a Daughter last year, named Amelia.  I made a quilt for Amelia but waited for her Mom to visit Texas, earlier this year, to give it to her.  Catalina's Husband and Amelia were to come along, but Amelia was not feeling well and the doctor recommended against it.  So, I had to get my baby fix through the many photos and videos that Mom came prepared with.

I sent Mom home with a quilt and Monkey playmat.  Amelia seems to be very fond of Monkey.


Batiks, 45" x 45"


Striped Binding

Monkey Playmat (So Soft)

Satin belly

Amelia and Monkey

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sharon's Texas A & M Quilt

I made this quilt for Sharon, a young lady that I have known since birth.  She had just finished her third year at Texas A & M and was returning from studying abroad.  The biggest challenge was finding 6 different college themed fabrics. I had to visit my favorite quilt shop (Quiltworks), JoAnns, Hancocks and Walmart.  Everyone always asks where I got the camouflage.  It came from Walmart.

The quilt is 54" x 72".  It is made of 6 half yard pieces of fabric.

The back is Maroon and the binding is camouflage.

I neglected to get a picture of Sharon with her quilt.  We got to talking about her trip and looking at all the pictures that she had taken while studying and sightseeing in Europe and I forgot.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Katelin's Quilt

This quilt requires 6 half yard pieces of fabric.  I chose the fabric with flowers first and then pulled 5 of the colors to coordinate.

I made this quilt for my future daughter-in-law, Katelin.  Since we both like Blue, I had fun putting this together for her.

The back is a beautiful blue with gold touches.

The quilt is 54" x 72".
This is what my family calls a personal or couch quilt.  We are all 5'8" tall and over.  Katelin fits right in.
As you can tell by the Christmas decorations in the background, this was her 2015 Christmas Gift.  I am very behind in my blog postings.