Cowboy Quilt Top

I started this quilt a year ago.  It was a pattern from one of the classes I took.  Since I didn’t like my fabric choice(too plain and boring), I decided to applique cowboys and horses that I found in the book Applique Quilt Revival. The cowboys and horses are raw edge applique that I blanket stitched onto the blocks.  It’s a bit time consuming, but I actually like hand applique and embroidery.  I also added the brown sashing and pinwheel cornerstones(remnants from the star blocks) to liven it up.  I’m planning on hand quilting it with a thick floss.   No hurries to finish, I’m thinking it will be for a future grandchild :)

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Younger son is home for the moment, so I took advantage and had him hold up the quilt top :)

September Garden 2014 & Norwegian Trolls

What has Norwegian Trolls got to do with my garden you ask? Nothing really, but there doesn’t seem to be much happening in the garden, so I thought I’d share.  Here are some photos of the blooms hanging on in my front garden – so pretty:

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Dear Hubby came home from a business trip to Norway, and brought home these two guys.  I really like dolls, but I’m on the fence about these two.  I suppose they have a certain charm :). I still have the troll dolls that were popular from when I was a child – somewhere in a box in the garage…

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Quilts For Project Linus And The Master Chorale

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I was asked to make a quilt for Project Linus.  A novelty fabric was supplied.  I chose to use my scraps to make a scrappy baby quilt – I really like scrappy quilts.  Most of the novelty fabric went on the back of the quilt.  I even used the different stitches on my machine (finally!) […]

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Sew Sisters Exchange Quilt Reveal!

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This is the first year I participated in the Sew Sisters Quilt exchange, and it did not disappoint.  We gathered at a wonderful Spanish Cafe for a brunch followed by the exchange.  Lots of photos to share, so here I go: If Donna’s quilt for Lynn looks familiar, it’s because I made one similar to […]

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Sew Sisters Exchange Quilt

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Last year when I started quilting, I was fortunate enough to be invited to join a quilt group, the Sew Sisters.  We meet regularly, and we also have an annual quilt exchange.  Each person picks a focal fabric, and someone else creates a quilt based on that fabric for them (this is all in secret).  […]

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A Custom Order!

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I keep my Etsy shop open for various reasons… Justify my need to buy pretty glass, feeling legitimate in my lampwork pursuits,  and just plain fun having a little cyber shop.  Anyway, I actually got a request for some custom beads! So, off to my garage studio I went, dusted off my equipment, ran over […]

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Quilts for Moi!

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Finally, I have made quilts for myself! They still need binding, but I decided to enlist the help of dear hubby and younger son (before he takes off) to hold up the quilts.  The first one is a 30’s style, and the second one is a Kaffe Fasset.  They are both queen size, and therefore […]

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August Garden 2014 & Soy Amado

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I have been neglecting my blog lately.  It has been sooo hot around here, all I want to do is lay flat on the cool floor and do nothing… but I have been keeping busy.  Starting off with my garden; venturing out into the unbearable heat, I am rewarded with a bumper crop of American […]

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July Garden 2014 & Row By Row

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This month, I am featuring my vegetable garden.  For the amount of care I give, I am always pleasantly surprised with the results: And for Vickie, I did two rows; the second and fourth from the top – both are paper pieced.  Here are the links to the two rows:  Flying Geese and Tippecanoe.

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Photomask Freebie #22

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I needed a break from sewing/quilting, so I got on Photoshop and made this photomask to share – Enjoy!  

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Commencement

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I started this blog four years ago, when dear younger son went off to college and I was sad.  This weekend, he graduated from University.  Dear older son drove out from Arizona for the event.  So, it was a wonderful weekend – we were once again all together!  And finally, the Kings won, and younger […]

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Quilty Friends Are The Best!

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I have told myself no more buying fabric… Well, leave it to my Quilty friends to surprise me with fabric! After we’ve been quilting together for a while, we know exactly what the others like.  And here are the cute, colorful vintage fabrics they got me.  Thanks Ellie & Donna – so sweet! And here […]

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