Thursday, December 25, 2014

Another Vintage Quilter is smiling!

Pat, my niece, found this lovely top at a flea market or antique store.  The baskets were hand pieced but the sashing was sewn on by machine.  Wonder if two people worked on this?????  But it is now quilted and ready for binding.  Whoever made this has to be smiling to know that someone cared enough to finish what she had started.  Geez, I feel sorry for those who have to finish all my UFOs but I will definitely be smiling to see them finished!

I recognized (yes, I am that OLD!!) some feedsacks in the baskets so it has to be before the 1950s.

Hope everyone has a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Urban Nine Patch

I had to try a pattern by Jenny Pedigo (I think that is her last name) of Sew Kind of Wonderful using her curved ruler.  This is my Urban Nine Patch:

This was on the longarm much too long but it is completely finished.  I made a faux piped binding using some of the solids.  I'm pleased with it.  It is a happy quilt.
Thank you, God, for providing us with a sunny day.  We have had clouds for-e-v-e-r!!!!  

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gifts & Zach's quilt

Bruce (my nephew) and Roxanne came by yesterday and this is what they brought me!!!

They made the reindeer and my rooster hanger.  Love them.  Goes perfect in my country home!

I made our grandson, Zachary, a quilt and pillow for Christmas.  Since he doesn't look at my blog, I feel safe posting a picture.
Hope everyone has a blessful, peaceful Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Drunkard's Path & Chevron Quilts

This is my niece, Paula's drunkard's path which I quilted "modern" -- absolutely no, I mean, NO feathers:

My great-niece, Meagan, got married on June 28, 2014.  The tables were decorated with banners.  My niece, Paula, took the banners and made this chevron quilt.  Note that I quilted their names and the date of marriage in one of the white chevrons.  Don't know how much it will show.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 13, 2014

My Nieces' quilts and Fall Y'll!

I have finished Paula's quilt:

And Pat's:

And some fall pictures just for fun:

And my fall pumpkin pillow:
For good measure, here is a picture of the blue egg that Kuna (my Americana hen) laid (using the egg measurer that my nieces gave me!):

I know it looks white but it is robin's egg blue.
This is a long post but it has been some time since my last post so I'm just catching up.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Primitive Gatherings Quilt & Wasp Nests

In June I took this picture of a nest on our dormer:
Not very large and we didn't know what type of nest it was.  But it has now grown to this:
And we have learned that it is black wasp.  The exterminator is coming tomorrow to eliminate it.

Many moons ago I bartered with Barb for this quilt kit.  It is now finished:

I love it!  Thank you, Barb, for not liking applique!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tree of Life

I have finished my version of Edyta Sitar's tree of life.  I added the oak leaf and crows.  I also bordered it with migrating geese using Deb Tucker's instruction sheet.  All made from scraps.  Not one thing purchased for this quilt.  I promise my fabric is like little bunnies -- breeding and multiplying.  I have been working on scrap quilts and still don't miss any fabric!!!!

The binding hasn't been hand stitched to the back yet but otherwise it is finished!!!  I like that word:

Friday, August 29, 2014

So Much Fun!!

I have been making GFG blocks.  I never thought I would like English paper piecing but I LOVE it!  It is so relaxing.  And this is the quilt I have started:
What to name it?????  Granny's Irish Jig?  Grandmother's Irish Chain?  I wasn't sure about the grey background fabric.  I ordered it from Green Fairy Quilts.  It is a Moda solid.  It looked like a softer grey on the computer but it has a touch of brown to it.  I was really disappointed when I got it, but it has grown on me and I like it now.
I have this on the longarm now.  It is my take on Edyta Sitar's Tree of Life Quilt.  I had to try Deb Tucker's migrating geese for the border.

Well, you can't see the trees but they are there plus a Oak ring block in the triangles.  Will get better pictures when it is finished.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Deb's Posies

This quilt has taken me much too long -- with weather and life, in general getting in the way.  But I really like how it turned out.  Hope Deb does, too!

Our guild had a batik exchange and this is how Deb used her batiks.  Now she is giving it away to a childhood friend!  Lucky lady receiving this!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

St. Jude's Catholic Church's Raffle Quilt

I have finished quilting St. Jude's raffle quilt.  Hope they make lots of money!!

Came up short on binding so waiting for Margie to send me another 20".  And then to quilt the two pillow shams.
I do have another finish but no pictures yet.  I finished my wool applique quilt that I got from Barbara.  My niece is doing the hand stitching of the binding down for me so will take pictures of it when I get it back.  I really like how it turned out but, oh so glad that it is finished!!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Two more quilts

Here are two of my niece, Paula's, quilts:
Her dresden-fan quilt:

And her quarter log cabin quilt:
Have a great day!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Gibson County Barn Quilt & Paula's Ribbon Quilt

Two more finishes:
Deb's Gibson County BOM that we did in the Tennessee Volunteer Quilt Guild last year:

The Gibson County art association designed quilt blocks to be put on various barns and buildings in Gibson County, TN.  Unfortunately, they did not use standard blocks!!   But all is good in the finished product.

Paula's ribbon quilt:

I needed this.  Fun and quick to quilt.  Love the colors and the quilt.