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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Christmas gift

I sent this quilt to my sister in law Terri for was a beautiful quilt but
 a bit fancy for me.  She is from the south and her house is beautifully decorated, it fits her perfect! 

She and Yogi really love it!!


Happy New Year everyone!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Yee Haw!

My sister came to visit me in 2014 and brought along a 
pile of western rodeo cowboy themed fabrics.  She said she 
wanted to make a quilt for a very good friend and wanted my help.  I figured, sure no problem, shes been sewing all her life, this should be fun to teach her how to piece a quilt. 


We looked though several pattern books and decided on a pattern.  We added some other fabrics, some solids etc.  I set her all up with instructions for four patches, thought it would be an easy assignment for her, a breeze and off to work I went.

Big Mistake. Big. HUGE.

She made the worlds biggest mess of those blocks, OMG.
After letting the mess sit for about 9 months and after giving up on correcting said mess, I just started again from scratch!

Behold, the Cowboy quilt...

In this last picture you can really see how big the quilt became, I used a king size batting and had very little left over.  I longarmed it with my "go to" loopy loops, I figured that
they look like rope on a cowboy quilt.  The Kona Navy and burnt pumpkin orange that I used for some of the blocks really added richness to the quilt.  It needed a pop of color and that worked great. It all came together great in the end and it has been mailed to my sister just in time to present it to her friend for Christmas.   


P.S.  I told my sister to stick to costumes and clothes, quilting isn't her gig! She agreed!

Sorry I dont have a full size photo of the quilt, I was so 
busy this Christmas season and just getting it in the mail to my sister on time was a Christmas miracle itself! 
I asked my sister if she had delivered the quilt and she said yes and that he was so pleased with it, put it right on his bed and that it kept him warm all night...he loves it and it makes him think of his mother who used to quilt....I couldnt be more happy about that!  This is exactly why i make quilts!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Jayden and her quilt

Some of you may remember the quilt that I made
 for my Grandaughters 4th Birthday last year.
She picked out all the bright fabrics at the quilt store, telling the owner Doug every time that she would toss a bolt up on the counter that she wanted 
"just a sliver"...this is the quilt
that I made for her.....a modern log cabin.

I'm happy to report that it is still in use and she 
loves it....check out these pictures!!

A quilty lump....

and my sweet girl just waking up....nothing better!

Happy Thursday!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cades Quilt for Dad

This is Cade...Hes the son of one of my sons dearest friends.  Cade was born with a heart defect, the doctors didn't think he would live very long but he showed them!
Cade was 16 when he went into the hospital to have a brain tumor removed....he didn't survive the surgery.  It broke 
all of our hearts to say goodbye to him...he was such a sweet boy!!  Hes dearly missed.

 Cade and his beautiful sister Mia...

This is my son Justin in the middle with Cades Dad 
Chris on the right....They are the best of friends, like brothers...they did softball fundraisers to help with
Cades care.

After Cades death, I asked for a bunch of his tshirts
to make his dad a quilt.  Heres the result..

You can just barely see that I longarmed "Cade Strong" 
all over the quilt, that was their motto!
The backing for the quilt is the "Family Guy" fabric, 
it was one of Cades favorite TV shows...

My son gifted this quilt to his friend Chris just a few days ago, he was in tears.  He misses his boy so much and he said that getting that quilt with all of  Cades shirts was like a big ole hug from his boy.  He was so moved.  He loves it...

Mission Accomplished!!

Cade is still with us, in our hearts and our thoughts 
and our memories...he always "Lived life with a Smile!"  We all miss him so much.....


Friday, December 4, 2015

Another finish...yippee!

I've been finishing up quilts left and right for a few weeks now.  Most of them
are simple scrappy ones that have been either sitting in the pile waiting for quilting
or some that were already quilted and just sitting and waiting for the hand sewing on the binding.  

This is one of two of the tumbler quilts that I pieced....

I finished this one while at work so I ran outside and snapped
this last picture, I like it the best.  It was nice and bright and sunny outside, but chilly!

Linking up with Richard & Tanya Quilts 
Oh Scrap!

LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts       Quilting is more fun than Housework