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Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 31, 2014

Can you believe its the last day of May already? June is always a busy month with lots of birthdays to celebrate:) And now with the temps creeping to 90 it actually feels like summer. We got a bit of rain yesterday but last week we got almost 6 inches:) yea!!!! Everything is SO green!

Hubby arrived in Florida Wednesday and today he, his sister, the in laws and their cat started their journey to Texas. They should arrive Wednesday evening. Oh what joy:) Yes there is a bit of sarcasm there:) ha ha!!!

I am enjoying my quiet time:)


Here is what I worked on all week.....
First up is Gayle's wedding quilt for her nephew.

Of  course she let me play:)

I used an oval ruler to stitch rings around the blocks and then outlined them

I stippled in the larger areas and pebbled close to blocks.

Then loopys in 9 patches and feathers in border.

And it is reversible :)

This is Marlyn's jelly roll quilt for her gdaughters graduation.

Just loop meandered in the center and feathers in the border.

She wanted me to use blue thread in border.

This is Betty's first ever quilt. It is for her gbaby due in Aug.

Her daughter wanted a patchwork quilt... I think it was a success!

 I made this for my BFF Pat for her Bday Monday but gave it to her yesterday:)

She needed a new clothespin bag:)

Park Bench BOM's.
 
I have a top about done for me and a 30's kit quilt on the quilter. It is beautiful!!!! Lots of ruler work following all those stamped designs... will be worth it!
Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 24, 2014

Hello!

I have been battling it out with TWC to get this Internet working right. They say it's my computer yet if I have their modem unplugged for an extended amount of time everything is just dandy! Not sure what we will do except unplug the modem every night. As long as it works!

It was my 33rd wedding anniversary yesterday:) Hubby took off early and brought me the cutest little bouquet:) Of course with all this in law coming back and then not and then yes stuff we are both just happy to not hear from them yesterday!

Hubby flies out Wed and will bring his FIL and the cat home for sure. The MIL has a Dr appt on Tues? Yes she should of already been since she says she's sick..... not wanting to come is more like it! If she is actually sick the SIL will fly down and stay with her and then fly her back. Have to wait till Tues to s what is gonna happen with her I do know the guys are coming back for sure!

We have a lot of yard work to do and their house to clean this weekend so everything will be ready when someone gets here:) Of course we have30% chance of rain all weekend so we are hoping we are in the other 70% for today only!

Ok now for all my work:)
 
First up is a cute baby blanket for DJ. I just had to embroider the name.

This is Madonna's Iris quilt. So modern!

The sun finally came out for a bit while I was taking this picture:)

I used the Curlz and Feathers panto with a purple thread.( Thank you Jill for making me do that for you:)

Here is the backing... her binding is purple so it is gonna be a stunner!

This is Ruby's peace quilt. She cross stitched it all and nearly went crazy according to her:)

I made them into a quilt for her.

Lot of outlining and loops.

This is Karen B's quilt hat will be donated to a friend's church to be auctioned off. I was still working on the binding last post.

There are machine emb scriptures and 9 patches that have been cut up

Here is the backing and my quilting:)
 
I have a big queen loaded and am quilting on right now.... VERY custom so it maybe all I get done for the next update... well ok maybe not::
 
Have a super awesome week!!!!



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014

I know I am almost done with this week and still have not posted. Still had Internet problems and usually they work themselves out but no this time... so called TWC and they rebooted at their end and all is good now. I will have to remember to call earlier next time:)

Hubby has his plane ticket bought and will fly down to get the in laws. MIL may wait and fly with my SIL since she has not been feeling well. Would make life easier for my Hubby! And it would be a male bonding trip:) Since the cat is a male also:) ha ha!!!

Finally got my hubby to the eye Dr. First time I think ever... or at least the 34 years I have known him. He needs trifocals. We are hoping he gets them this week so he can adjust before the big trip!

I don't have a lot to show this week as one quilt is quilted but I am doing the binding and a sleeve for it so it will be posted in the next post.
But here is what I have.....
First up is Janie's Snowman quilt. I was SO proud that she is starting SO early:) ha ha!!! She didn't get it finished last year. Now that is something we can all relate t!

I got to play and did a lot of outlining. Snowmen are a weakness of mine. Probably because we hardly ever get to see them here in Central Texas.

Can't really see all the quilting on the back but the fabric is wonderful!

I played with a new ruler this weekend:) This is a Project Linus quilt I made with leftovers.

Another snowman block.... wait what is that orange blur?

You can see tiny feet in the right lower corner....

Here I am!!!! Bob just had to get in the picture:)
 
Enjoy what's left of the week and the next post will be picture heavy!

Monday, May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014

Happy day after Mother's Day!!!

Internet service was so slow all weekend I could get anything posted. Hope everyone had a marvelous Mother's Day! I heard from both of the kids and got gift cards:) Hubby took me out to eat and we stopped at Joann's. Perfect day!

We had a really good rain storm come through last week... we got 2 inches of rain but probably more since the rain gauges doesn't catch the sideways rain. Studio had a little bit of leakage but was dry by the next day. We are suppose to get more storms tonight and into tomorrow. We SO need the rain no one is complaining!

Was really working hard quilting last week:) Here is what I got done:

This is Erlene's Paper Doll quilt. It is SO darn cute!!!!

I got to fill up a lot of negative space.

Just adorable!!!! Love the little worm peeking out.

Here is all the quilting I did:) It was all freehand.

This is Nell's Texas quilt. More negative space to fill up.
 
                              Hubby is holding it up since it is so big.


Here is a closeup. All the little blocks around the large Tx are paper pieced.

One of the corners.
 

The backing shows all the quilting.

I got a few more A-Z snowmen stitched up. This is 2 weeks worth.

Pat and I are making a Texas flag quilt as a thank you gift for the owner of the farm house in Giddings where we will once again be staying next month.
 
It was brought to my attention that I never posted Lori Beth's wedding quilt. Finally found the pics and here she is!
 

Remember this is a quilt for a guy from Tx marrying a gal from CA. The gal has received it and loves it! Said it was the first time anyone has ever given her a quilt:)

Here is the backing.
 
Hope everyone has an awesome week!
I have a snowman quilt loaded so hoping it will help keep me cool:)
 
 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 4, 2014

Yea it's May!!!!
All the flowers are blooming and the days are still somewhat cool. Do you beleive we broke a 111 year record for cold temps? I know!!! We had anywhere from 32-39 degrees in our area one night last week:) Sure was nice for a change! Usually we have the AC on and it's mostly in the upper 80's and lower 90's with high humidity. We will get back on that temp schedule this week... all good things must come to an end:(

Hubby and I ran away from home yesterday and had a great outing! We went to Marble Falls for breakfast at the Bluebonnet Cafe. If you have never been there it is a must! Then to Kerrville to Creations Quilt Shop. Love it there!!!! Then back to Fredricksburg to One Quilt Place. They have moved and the new Bldg is so nice! There is also a Studio and a Cottage. The new owner def knows what she wants!
Then back to Marble Falls to the Cafe for pie and coffee and then a nice drive home:)
We were all relaxed and tired but happy:)

Was a busy week here at the studio:)
First up are my Park Bench BOM's. Am really oving this pattern!

I finally broke down and bought a Sphere jelly roll and made Radio Wave from JayBrid Quilts. A very quick and easy pattern.

Marlene from CA made this beautiful 12 Days ofChristmas quilt and sent it to me to be quilted:)

Was hard to get the whole quilt in teh picure so you get a half at a time:)

There are lots of feathers and stippling.

Here is the backing....can really see all the quilting!

She also send this star quilt.

I made those stars pop out and just large meanered the border because she is going to scallop them.

Backing.

Finally got my Comma quilt made:) Easy using Fat Qtr Shops free pattern.

My Project Linus quilt I made a few months ago and got quilted..... Adorable!!!!

A closeup:)
 
Here is a great picture of Dot's quilt on her sons bed. It makes that headboard look amazing!!!!!
 
Enjoy your week!!! I have a big quilt already loaded for tomorrow:)