Jan 30, 2010

CGQC January Project - DONE!


Granted I completed the quilt top this past August, I am excited to say that it's done!  It measures approx. 59 x 66.  I know I've said this before but I'm going to say it again...I just LOVE 3 Sisters. These picture don't do it justice but for all of you that have taken pictures inside know what I'm talking about.  So I'm happy to say I've met my CGQC goal for January, with a day to spare!  Now on to Verna...

Jan 27, 2010

2nd Valentine Quilt - DONE!

It's late but I don't care! I wanted to show you my quilt.  Plus if I don't do it now, I don't know when I will be able too...know what I mean?  So this one measures (approx. 43x54) a little smaller than the red & brown one I did earlier.  I found this backing (which was a flat sheet) on ebay! The colors match so well, it makes me giggle...I told you it would be wild. Not even thinking about it but it hit me a few days ago...even though they are baby/lap sized, I have 'completed' 2 quilts this month.  Now I feel like I'm out of my slump & I will be finishing up my Simplicity quilt before our CGQC deadline!  CHAAAARRRGGGGGE!!!

Jan 25, 2010

Valentine Quilt Update

So I took a late lunch today to get a decent picture of my first Valentine's quilt I started a couple of weeks ago.  I'm pleased with how it turned out.  I tried to get a 'nice' picture of my quilt like Joan did with her Taffy Pull quilt.  Well, now I'm off to get dinner made and then start working on the pink & green Valentine's binding...the colors mesh nicely together but I can't wait to show you the backing - it's WILD!  Hopefully I'll be able to get it completed within the next few days.

Jan 24, 2010


GO VIKINGS!!! That's all I'm going to say about that!

Jan 23, 2010

Valentine Sewing Party...WhoHoooo!!!

UPDATE 1/27/10 @ 11PM

DONE! What a party!?!?!?!

UPDATE 1/24/10 @ 1130PM

Ok, Brett & the boy's didn't win but that's okay because the best team won...I'll be rooting for the Saints in the SUPERBOWL!!! So during the game I was able to load my quilt & I just finished quilting it about 15 minutes ago...who could sleep after a game like that?  Anyhoo, at least that part is done & I will be working on my binding when I get home from work tomorrow...speaking of work, I need to go to bed. Hope everyone had a nice Sunday...

UPDATE 1/24/10 @ 4PM CST

I got the border on and it measures 43 x 54.  I ask my DH what he thinks and he says 'It would look better if you could add a pink & green outer/inner border.'  He took the words right out my mouth! I'm going to get over it because I'm not getting online to find the fabric & then wait about a week for it to get here.  I'm hoping to get it load on Bessie before Brett starts playing. I can't wait to get this one done!

I would have posted an update 2 hours ago but there was a storm & we lost internet access.  After Open Range I put this movie in...

And ended up sewing all my blocks together...

All I have left is adding a 4 inch, white border and I'm done.  I'm hoping to finish it up by tomorrow.  It has been one AWESOME PARTY! Thanks to Kelly & Joan!!!


I'm liking the baby sized quilts...makes me feel like I'm getting something done! Now I'm going to sew it together.  On this quilt, I hope I did a better job of using the ruler better to trim the blocks...we'll see.  Hope everyone is having fun...haven't hear of anyone wearing a lamp shade yet! LOL!


Now I'm on to pressing & trimming...oh, and just finished watching 'Sleepless in Seattle'.  Got the iron heating up & putting in 'Open Range'...Kevin Costner is HOT!!!  Not to mention that the movie is visually a beautiful movie...I'm having FUN! Hope everyone is too!!!!

 Hey everyone..LET'S PARTY! I thought I'd get some of my fabric ready last night...I thought wrong.  That's ok though because I'm going to party ALL DAY LONG!!!  After my coffee, I will be starting on this...

Jan 22, 2010

Valentine's Sewing Party

I'm getting my fabric & supplies ready!  I am hoping to make another baby sized Valentine's quilt...this time in pink & green.

But tonight, I'm hoping to get the binding on my red & brown Valentine's quilt.  If I do, I will post a picture of it tonight.  See you at the PARTY! 

Jan 20, 2010

CGQC January Tag

Well, Kelly has tagged us and it's a good one!  We are to show how we decorate our quilts/sewing things...I found this quilt rack about 2 weeks ago, it holds 3 quilts.  For now, I just have one quilt to put on it.

I found this Star thread cabinet about a year ago.  And let me tell you, I was EXCITED!  I found it during my lunch hour, on my way back to work I called the girl's at the office to meet me outside to see my wonderful prize.

I finally found a use for the crystal fruit bowl & cake plate my aunt gave me 10 years ago.  I know...as soon as I can I will be making a runner for this cabinet.

I have been having fun looking at everyone's decorations and have been inspired to decorate even more.  Hope everyone is having a good week...and I'm looking forward to the party on Saturday!

Jan 13, 2010

Valentine's quilt

I just can't get the energy to start working on my Simplicity quilt.  But I had enough to start a small/mini quilt for Valentine's day (hehehe!).  See, I had some red fabric I won in an awesome giveaway this past summer from Kelly.  And all I needed was something to go with it.  I found a great deal on 'Love Is In The Air' layer cake over at JoJo's Gift Shoppe.  Anyhoo, after making the 'baby' size version of the 'Baby Cakes' pattern, I had to find/order more fabric (imagine that!) to add a border to it.  I guess while I'm waiting for the fabric I could work on my Simplicity quilt...or not.  Hope all of you are having a good (& warm) week!

Jan 9, 2010


It's a kid's movie that is out on dvd.  We watched it last night and it was a nice movie for the whole family to watch.  And wouldn't you know, in the first half of the movie there is a bedroom scene with a quilt in it!  As soon as it was on the screen, my little one says 'Hey Momma, there's a quilt.' and me and my DH busted out laughing.  It was a sweet moment.  So, if any of you were thinking about renting this movie - you should, it's a good one. Hope everyone has a warm & fun weekend!

Jan 5, 2010

CGQC January Project

Like I was telling Kelly & Joan, I'm having a problem with left over UFO's.  I think I have about 6 (no rolling of the eyes -please) UFO's and would like to get them completed.  So, I am only making one commitment this month.  It's to complete the Simplicity quilt.  It was one of the first quilts I quilted on Bessie. There are several spots that need to be fixed - tension problems and it needs binding.  If I happen to work on other items, so be it.

Jan 3, 2010

Completed Quilts in 2009

Before I start to figure out what I would like to make/try in 2010, I'd like to recap what I did in 2009.  I'm doing something like Stef (aka The Quilt Buddy) did.  Which is really a good idea - 'In order to see the future you must look at the past!' - I'm quoting her from her blog.  So here it goes...

My first completed quilt, Log-A-Load 2009 (hand pieced & quilted) (entered my first quilt show):

Then came Swanky (my first quilt along):

Then came Friendship for Recipe (quilt for my Mom):

Then Crazy Jack (my first wall hanging):

Then there was my first mini swap, I used Gobble Gobble:


Another CGQC quilt along:

And last - my most bestest quilt...for my little guy:

Whew! I think that's all of them. What a year! Let the new year & fun begin...I'm happy to be sharing the ride/joy with all of you!