Some Lovely Customer Quilts

Time for another mini-show of my customer’s quilts.

Andrea’s cats.

Andrea used a purple fabric pen to color some areas of the cats purple to coordinate with the border.

Diana’s string quilt in vibrant black, white, and fuchsia.

Simplicity pantograph

Jeanne’s Blooming Nine Patch with Whirlygig pantograph.

Mary’s Tennessee Star (I think that’s the name.)  I would love to have this quilt on my bed.

Rosie pantograph.

Lovely border.

The back.

Lastly, Marilyn’s applique quilt with custom quilting-feathers, pebbles, morphing (my kind of McTavishing), and sid.

Glad you stopped by to see these quilts.

Thanksgiving is just 2 days away.  I pray that even if you have challenges  or heartache in your life that you can find at least 5 things/people/situations to be thankful for.

I am Sew Grateful.





Close The Barnyard Gate!!!

Someone left the barnyard gate open and I was surrounded by 9 roosters!  Anne’s work on this applique Radical Rooster quilt is exceptional.  Each rooster has his own story or personality.  So each rooster has his own background fill that relates to him with curls in each to maintain continuity.  The roosters must have been running around the checkerboard border because there are rooster tracks!  The rising sun is in each setting triangle.

Thanks for visiting.


Forgotton Light

I forgot to post the “light” part in yesterday’s title.  Seems forgetting things has become a regular part of my life.  Sometimes I worry that it is an indication of what might come, but then other times, it seems reasonable to chalk it up to a busy life and simply getting older.  Anyway…

I am working on Carolyn’s lovely blue and white quilt.  The white corner triangles have a feather with pebble spine.   I probably shouldn’t have used white thread on white fabric, but I did.  I rely on natural light to see the stitching but when you have 3 rainy days in a row, there is no light.  So I walked around the house and saw a natural light floor lamp that came with my sewing machine.  I turn the head so the light hits sideways, creating the shadow needed to see the stitches.  Works pretty well.  Wish it was still better, but I think that’s as good as it is going to get.

Here’s a picture of the setup.

I love quilts that are basically 2 colors with high contrast.

Thanks for stopping by.



This feels really strange.  Seriously.  It’s really strange to think that I plan on sharing my thoughts and feelings; my passion for quilting, my life with whomever should happen to stumble upon this page.  I’ve spent hours reading quilting and sewing blogs, being inspired and sometimes challenged, sometimes laughing at the antics of other quilters and at other times crying with them.  But who would be interested in what goes on in my very tiny part of this world?  Probably no one.  BUT, there is a part of me that thinks this might be good for ME.  Enough philosophising.  On with it!

I made this quilt for my daughter-in-law, Holly.  She wanted something girlie, a lap quilt for when she takes a nap when my grandchildren are napping.  I knew I wanted a Dresden Plate but I also knew I didn’t want the usual on point or straight set arrangement.  So I put a plate in the middle and started building around it.  The applique is needle turn-just simple shapes.  I used a layer of Quilters Dream Cotton with Dream Puff on top. 

Lovely Lady

The motifs are a design of Sharon Schamber’s.  I used bits and pieces of the whole design in various places around the quilt.  The design was marked with blue wash out marker.  The background is McTavishing and pebbles with a double piano key border.  This is the first time I have tried something this complex.  I made many mistakes but was proud of myself nevertheless. 



The name of this quilt is Lovely Lady, afterall, it is for my lovely daughter-in-law.  She cried when she saw it.  I’m happy.

I have much to learn about this blogging “stuff.”  Bear with me. 

Thanks for visiting with me.  I’m grateful for this time spent with you.