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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Another week done in the new year:)

Hi all:)

Had a short work week so no customer quilt pictures today:( Hope to get it finished Tuesday or Wednesday. Super custom.

The cedar fever has not affected me as much as usual but I have been hiding from it:) haha!!! The rain this weekend has helped!

Had a nice trip to McKinney with Pat. We visited the Quilt Asylum that is closing after 16 years. The owner is going to online only so they can enjoy life more:) I did get some Kaffe at 30% off for the Millifore stash:) Judy took us and then we ate at Spoons in downtown:) Had a Make a Blanket day in Plano on Saturday and then headed home:) Always a fun trip!

Have a few pictures of my Hexie quilt that is now... I think all finished. All had done!!!

Front all done... might add more hand quilting... not sure yet....

Bob is playing at being a Vanna:) haha!!!

Head shot:)

The back....

New technique where you sew more hexie along the edge and then flip over and stitch done on the back. Really like it!!!

Well home almost everyday next week so there will be some quilting going on!!!!
Have a great week!!!





Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy New Year!!! It's 2017:)

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year celebration! We had the family.... my daughter and her hubby from Ohio, my son and wife and 2 daughters and my MIL on Christmas Day. Lot so food, games and happy noise!!! New Years Eve had the same people excluding MIL and it was noisier and had more foods:) Needless to say we over ate and over did.... isn't that what the holidays are all about?

Daughter and hubby had a 2 hour layover in Houston on the way in and another 2 hours on the way back... they have vowed not to fly United again! They were here for 9 days and I was SO happy we had the MIL house for them to stay in!!! They could come and go as they pleased and so could we:)
Hubby had the week off also so lots of quiet time for us both:) There was NO quilting that whole week:)

I did however get back to it last week and got just the one done.... between the Juniper... code name for Cedar... and hurting my back again I was slow moving!

The weather man was finally correct:) We have an undulating winter so we wore shorts one day and sweaters the next? Crazy!!! It has been in the low teens at night and low 30's during the day all weekend... of course will be in the 70's in the middle of the week. Just crazy!!! Have run both the AC and the heater these past few weeks:( UGH!!!

Oh an update on Baby... we did see her go into the cooler that we made a hole in so there was a warm space available:) yea!!!!

Ok onto some pictures:)

First up is one of my favorites... I used all my Pearl Necklace prints in it.

It has been hanging in my closet for a few years:( I did pebbles in the pearl blocks and swirls in the grey.

Used leftovers and Mini Pearl Necklace fabric on the back. Love the binding of all the prints:)

Finished up the last of the ornaments:)

Emb 20 bibs for a customer. Told her I won't emb for the public anymore.

Got 3 Project Linus quilts quilted:) Pat will bind for me:)

And I think this is the oldest UFO in my quilting closet. The selvage on the backing stated 2011. Was a bit windy today:)

Well it is now quilted:) yea!!!! That is hubby holding it for me today in the lovely sun:)
Back inside so you can see the stitching better.

This is the center square. All hand embroidery and very small Dresden plates.

The sides had big feathers quilted in them and the triangles had half a circle of feathers in them:) Some of the outer Dresdens are hand embroidered and some are fabric but all have yoyo's.

The backing:)
This is a Crabapple Hill pattern called Susan's Dresden Garden. Here is the link to hers... she had it all in blue: http://www.crabapplehillstudio.com/susan-s-dresden-garden.html
I am loving the way it turned out! Will probably put away for a grand daughter when she is married:)

Busy week this week with Lunch Bunch, going to McKinney on Friday and Saturday and also I am back open starting tomorrow the 9th. I have a quilt already loaded to start on tomorrow:)

Hugs to all!!!
Hope we all have a wonderful year!!!

Forgot to add Kitty pics:)

KoKo

Gemma

Jax

I think they all love this quilt too:)












Sunday, December 18, 2016

Blue Northern blew in!

Hi all,

It is down right cold here in Central Texas today!  It was... wait for it... 80 degrees yesterday until about 5:15 then the wind perked up and it got cold!!!! Was in lower 20's and felt like 3 this morning:( UGH!!!! High today is 43 and tonight down to 19:( Then a nice warm up again. We were lucky we had no moisture in the air or there would of been snow and ice. I tried to catch Baby but she was not cooperating so it was a cold night for her... she still wouldn't play nice this morning so she has been out the whole time. She is feral so I guess she has a place to go?

Since it is now my time to quilt for me I was busy this week! I got 5 done but they were all panto-graphs. I have one loaded for tomorrow that will start the custom quilting:) I am hoping to get 8 done so there will be 8 left in the closet... there is always next year:)

Here are the pics:

I fell in love with this fabric and waited till I found the perfect pattern:)

Love the way it turned out. The quilting is Featherization in a medium grey thread.

Even has my favorite fabric on the back:)

This is a Jaybird Quilts pattern using Angela Walters fabric line.

Used Deb's Swirls with white thread.

Look more fabrics on the back:)

Here is the back first:) Extra fabrics:)

I bought this kit 3 years ago in Houston and had it made very quickly after that. Yes it has sat in my closet that long:(

I used a Frequency pattern with a lighter purple thread. Love the way it turned out!!!


This is a Shadow Box pattern from Missouri Star using Grunge... my all time favorite line of fabrics:)

I used Featherization again with a medium grey thread.

I really think I love the back SO much more!!!!

Okay so I have been keeping this one under wraps... it's my Ombre Hexie quilt:)

I just quilted straight? lines in whatever the background color was.

I SO love this quilt!!!! The backing is Concrete in a purple... also our Guild's challenge fabric next year:)

If you noticed some had the binding sewn on and some did not... well they all do now and I have great cold weather watching tv projects of hand-sewing all of them down:)


I just finished hand quilting my other hexie quilt:)




It was really fun:) Plan to do the binding with more hexies:) New technique for me:)

My first rug is all done:) Love love it!!!! It is so thick and heavy and feels good under your feet:)


Here is Bob doing his don't take a picture of me pose:) haha!!!

Sorry to say Tobi still has not returned home:(

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!!!! 
CYA next year!!!!



Sunday, December 11, 2016

Merry Christmas!!!!!

What a fun week!!! We had our Lunch bunch cookie exchange and my Bee sock exchange:) Always SO much fun and lots of food!!!! Then yesterday the grand daughter came over and helped decorate cookies:) There were sprinkles everywhere... lots actually made it on the cookies and into the gdaughter:) haha!!! I am SO in the Christmas Spirit!!!!

I am finished with customer quilts for this year and also all caught up on Project Linus... so now it is time to quilt some of mine:) YEA!!!!  will open back up for customer quilts after the first of the year:)

So this is what I got done this week:

This was Nancy's last quilt. Beautiful Lighthouse panel.

It kinda told me how to quilt it:)

Great border fabric!

The back:)

Ruth Ellen had sent 2 Project Linus quilts along with her Mine craft quilt so got them done also.





Judy Mc Project Linus quilt:)

Elaine's Christmas Wall hanging.

 
It was the last one I quilted:)

Just a sweet quilt!

My 2 Project Linus quilts ready for Pat to put on the binding.


Dot's Project Linus quilt.


I think I can finish my first rag rug tonight while I watch the Cowboys win:)

These are the cookies my grand daughter and I made. Yes I sent them all home with her:) Certain diabetes and dental bills from these:) 

Have an awesome week!!! Will be sewing and quilting for me all week:) yea!!!!