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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dec 28, 2013

Hope everybody had a great Christmas! Ours was nice and quiet! Granddaughter came with her parents for a bit. She definitely figured out how to open presents this year. She opened every bodies:) She is almost 3 now:) Growing like a weed and such a delight!
I have been a quilting machine. What??? Aren't you suppose to be off you ask??? Yes I am so I am SO quilting my tops:) It got to where I couldn't fit any more new tops in the closet:( So I am clearing them out by quilting them:) YEA! I have SO many more to make and need the room to store them until I quilt them:) ha ha!!!
Sorry this post is VERY picture heavy as I had helpers)

First up is my Snowman BOM. It has been in the closet for about a year.

All hand applique and embroidery.

Had great fun playing:)

Here is the gorgeous backing! I did feathers in the border.

Here is my Whoooolala quilt!

If you remember Karin knitted the owls for my Birthday back in June.

I used a layer cake and just played  to make the quilt:) Had a lot of fun quilting it. Just such a happy quilt!

Look there are even owls on the back:)

Here is a scrap quilt I think I made 10 years ago:) I know!

If I remember right the only thing I had to buy was the backing:)

I did a new Featherz and Curls panto on it.
Here Jax in keeping all the other cats off it:)

Didn't work! waldo was next to hold down the fort:)

This a Civil War reproduction fabric quilt. I think it was also made about 10 years ago.

 
I think the pattern name has Half Stars in it:)

Used the Featherz and Curls panto again. It was all setup and ready to go:)

Muslin as the backing. I used to do that all the time. Not anymore:)

Gemma and Waldo slept on it keeping it safe so I could finish the binding today:)

Here is what happens when I work on bindings.... yes Jax is in my lap:) What a great helper!!!! NOT!!!
 
Well my daughter is flying in next week so may only get one more done . That's ok there will only be 9 left to quilt:)
I will post Christmas gift pictures next week as everybody has their gifts now:)
Happy New Year!!!!!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013!

Hope everybody is all finished with their shopping and wrapping and are now baking:) We are going light on the baking as hubby and I both lost that precious weight and don't want it back just yet:) That doesn't mean we won't indulge a bit this coming week:)
The in laws are doing great! SIL left on Wed and they are on their own. He is back to driving... I know a bit scary but they are in Fl where they all drive  about the same:)
It was SO nice to have the week off from customer quilts:) I have my snowman quilt about 1/2 way quilted and am hoping to finish it today or tomorrow:) So there will be a picture next week for sure!
Since there wasn't much "work" being done I took pictures of my workspace we call the studio:)
                                    View when you walk in on the left.
On the right Dazi. The large white cabinets store my fabric, customer and my tops.

View from the back to the door. There is Bree.

My design wall. The little cabinets hold all my quilting thread:)

No it's really not this clean but remember I did a big purge and decluttered it all? Love it!!!!

I did get my MIL table runner quilted and in the mail:)

I had never done feathers in corners so it was great fun!

This is the block I won from the 100 Blocks magazine from Quiltmaker many years ago.

And the back:)

My 2 BOM from Toes in the Sand.

And a box of reindeer candy canes. This is a machine embroidery design from Embroidery Garden.

A closeup of the little darlings:) Had a great time making them and everyone loved them!
 
Have had a few people ask how to comment on the blog. I figured out the problem. You are probably getting the blog by email so first scroll to the end of the email and click on the blue Lou's Quiltn Corner. That will take you to the actual blog. Then scroll down to the end of the posting until you see a blue No Comments or it may say Comments depending on if I had any comments. Click that and you should be able to comment now:) Please comment as much as you like! I love reading them!
 
 
Found this on Cat Patch Blog!
 
Here is wishing you and yours a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dec 15, 2013

Do you believe there are only 10 more days until Christmas? Are you all done?? I am just about finished. Will wrap later today and get pkgs in the mail this week.
We um I mean I have scaled WAY back on the baking and candy making. Just a small batch of fudge for hubby and me:)
Have been losing weight nice and slow and def don't want to add a bunch back on! I gained 10 before the in laws came and then 10 more while they were here. I only have 7 more to go:) yea!!!
Got my customer quilts done last week so I get this week to do a bit of quilting for me;) I have a snowman BOM that I made last year that will get quilted this week plus a few get togethers with friends:)
Ok on with the pictures!

First up is Cam's quilt for her niece.
I SO got to play:) yea!!!
Don't know why the backing picture came up first but ain't it grand?

Here is the front:) I did a lot of dot to dot quilting I learned from Angela Walters from her Craftsy class.

Turned out just beautiful!

She wanted her name emb on the corner:)

This is Mandy's quilt for her son that wants to go to West Point:)

Just awesome!
I did a crescent and stars panto in cream.

Ok turn your head:)

Great backing!
 
Hubby bought a new PU so we went driving around yesterday. What a mistake as EVERYONE was out shopping! Oh well we got out of the house for a few hours:)
 
As soon as the last customer quilt was taken off the frame I began cleaning up and out my studio. I took 3 loads to Goodwill:) Everything looks so uncluttered and clean now:) yea!!!! I will post pictures next week:)
 
Have an awesome week and get those gifts done or just have a glass of wine:) haha!!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Dec 8, 2013

WOW Winter has SO come to Texas!!!!
Wed it was a very warm 84 and since then it hasn't been warm at all! We have had a cold blast that has left snow and ice here:( Fortunately the ground was warm and no ice on the streets but I have some beautiful icicles on the house! Suppose to be above freezing today. 19 last night and didn't get out of the 20's yesterday. At least it feels like Christmas:)
My quilting pile is dwindling so nicely:) I have 2 more for this week and one of mine and then I will be closing shop until next year:) Am looking forward to the break!
Ok on with the pictures:)
First up are ice pics:) These are not real poinsettias!

Off my in laws shed.

What I see out the front door... just turn your head sideways. Can't get it flipped:(
 
Now onto quilting:
This is Dot's SIL from CA's quilt. She needed it faster than her quilter could get it done so I got to quilt it:)
Once again you have to turn your head?

These pics were take outside on the 84 degree day:)

All she stated was no panto... custom. So I got to play with each part:) FUN!

Here is the backing... I heavily quilted it for her. Haven't heard yet if she liked it as Dot was going to mail it to her.

This is Elaine's Hawaiian Christmas applique.

She hand appliqued the designs.

I stippled and echoed on the designs.

Here is Jill's Modern Robot quilt.

We used a panto of squares.

She special ordered the name fabric from Spoonflowers.com.

It is the back.

This is Cam's Sorority Sister quilt.

She had no pattern just made it up as she went. I had done the emb earlier in the year.

Lots of feathers and loops.

Here is the back... you can see the feathers:)
 
I hope everybody has their house all decorated. We did a much simpler version this year. As the only ones coming will be grand daughert and her parents and they will only stay a few hours. Plus I was scared to have a real tree with the babies not ever seeing a Christmas tree before. We were in Florida last year for their first Christmas:( So here is a picture of our little tree:
It sits on our fireplace")

Jax thought he needed to have a picture taken too:)
 
Hope everyone has a great safe and productive week! Christmas is just weeks away!