BOM for February

I have been occasionally working on Ashley’s and my quilts but the nicer weather and some other “stuff” have slowed my progress.  That’s okay.  I’ll get it done.  This is my first BOM but knowing me, I’m not surprised.





Did you see the bird that flew into the picture?! I found him in the middle of some yardage.  Must have been nesting.  He’s from my birdbath quilt.

Comparison side by side


Two quilts, same pattern, both blue and white and they really look different.

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Last Kid’s Quilt 4th Quarter Finish A Long


This project was originally posted in my 4th Quarter Finish A Long Projects.

Someone had left a lovely cross stitch with bears on it on the “free table” at Guild.  I picked it up thinking it should be useable for a quilt for The Children’s Center.  Then my Queen Bee was given some fabric and some of it had bears.  So I made several blocks and bordered everything with bears.


Not the prettiest quilt but once again, some child will love it.

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First 4th Quarter Finish A Long Project


This project is listed on my post for the 4th quarter Finish A Long here.  I had bought some “boy” panels when my grandsons were little.  I never got around to making them up for them and since they are 10, 9, and 7 now, I don’t need them anymore.  So I added a border, quilted it and off it went to The Children’s Center in Southern Pines which is a day care for developmentally delayed children.


Nothing special but I’m glad it is now a quilt and some little boy will be delighted with it.

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Second UFO Finish

I am pleased another UFO on my list is finished. Here’s a link to My UFO List. This is a wholecloth quilt, @40×40, for my newest grandchild, Juliet. Much of the quilting was an experiment, either in design or thread choice. Some ideas worked and others…well not so much.  But I know her parents and someday, Juliet, will treasure it.

Juliet’s name is quilted with feathers intertwining the letters.

The quilt would have been reversible if it didn’t have letters.

Here’s a picture of my sweetie, Juliet, along with my son, Brian, and wife, Rhonda dressed and ready to go see Star Wars.


This quilt was on my UFO List for the image More information on the Finish A Long is available at A Quilters Table.

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Room For All-In My Garden and In My Heart

I have finally come up for air. This quilt has consumed all of my quilting time for a long time. No customer quilts, no other quilting projects though we moved my sewing and Longarm rooms to the other end of the house. But that mess is a post for another day!

I have debated whether or not to fully express what this quilt says to me. But decided to do it, no matter the response for I have become personally aware of the closed hearts of some.

This quilt was born out of an idea when I was sitting at my kitchen table last summer watching the birds fly in to the bird bath. There were so many of them and in the middle of it all, a bluebird decided to take a bath. It didn’t matter that he was bigger and “different” from the goldfinches. There was room for him too. Even the squirrels are welcomed. I realized this was a picture of the heart I have for people. My family and friends consist of members that are different in looks or background or views but no less loved. So there is room for all in my garden and in my heart. Sometimes this is a work in progress, but, with God’s love, I will continue to grow.

Quilt is fusible, raw edge applique, edges stitched on the Longarm, dense quilting. Without Steam-a-Seam 2, I couldn’t have made this. I had a drawing from several photos but didn’t have exact placement or flowers. Since the fusible has a sticky back, I was able to stick pieces on the background and then rearrange them until I was happy. The squirrel crossing sign is a photo of the sign in my garden printed on EQ printer fabric and then stitched.

Enough talk. Here’s the quilt.












It is done for now. But I might get my box of beads out and see what happens!

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