3 more done

Well, I finished quilting 3 more quilts. I finished 1 on Friday, it was a yellow brick road. I did a baby quilt Sunday night and the other one today. picture-1203.jpg

I quilted them differently.picture-1204.jpg picture-1205.jpg

Here’s the borders.picture-1207.jpg picture-1206.jpg I’m glad they are done.

Saturday, I read alot of blogs and some of you were listing your WIP’s. I will not list all of mine because it would take me too long. I will tell you that I have close to 100. Shame on me huh? I will admit that I am a starter. Not a finisher. I start new projects and then move on to something else. I have 30+ quilts of my own that need to be quilted. I have many more that are in various stages. Our guild has a list that you turn in each January with all of your WIP’s and then when you finish one it gets marked off and your name goes in a drawing for each thing you finish. Back in January I had like 85 things on my list and I’ve only finished 2 and I’ve started several other things. So I figure I’m close to 100. (I don’t feel too bad because my friend has way over 100!!)

I guess I better get back to quilting. Maybe someday I will have time to get  some of my WIP’s done. LOL ! LOL! LOL!

Have a great day!!



daisy star

Since my last post I quilted another quilt. This one is called Daisy Star. I don’t know if that’s the name of the pattern or just what my client called it. She made it for her teenage daughter and that’s what she embroidered on the label. Anyway, I thought the quilt was cute when I got it but I had no ideal how to quilt it. I decided that as I went along. I had everything quilted accept for the sashings and I was still reluctant on what to do with them. I finally decided to keep them simple. Here’s how it came out.picture-1187.jpg picture-1188.jpg picture-1190.jpg

Now I need to get downstairs and load the next one on before I have to leave.

Well, I guess that’s it for now. Since going back to work, I have to keep myself away from the computer. I figure that if I update my blog whenever I finish a quilt that will keep me quilting and not spending time on the computer. That’s my goal for now.  I’m not sure how long it will last but I’ll try.

Till, next time…………..



Back to work

Well, my summer vacation is over and it’s back to driving the bus everyday. Oh well, I guess it could be worse. I am going to try and do a better job of updating my blog. Here’s my big yellow fellow. picture-1177.jpg

I finished quilting a quilt last night and I got the binding sewed on it this morning. Now I just have to get it sewn down by hand. I like putting the binding on before I take it off the machine. It’s so much easier than wrestling the quilt around using my sewing machine. I quilted it using Suzannes meandering feather. My customer wanted some butterflies in the quilting too so I quilted the butterflies then meandered around them. It came out pretty good. I hope she likes it. I freehanded the butterflies. picture-1176.jpg
I don’t think you can see them. How do I get the picture to show up bigger but not huge? I just don’t get this stuff.  I’m not computer savvy!! I need real simple!LOL!!

Right now I need to decide  which quilt to put on the machine. I have like 7 that need to be done ASAP. Guess I better get off here and get to work.

Have a nice day!



County Fair


I’m still trying to figure out how to do pictures on here. I think this is smaller than the last time I tried. I don’t know how to get a thumbnail size.

Oh well, the above picture is of my 2 Grand Champion ribbons that I got at the local county fair. I still can’t believe I won them.

I’m thinking about sending both of these and another quilt to innovations this year. I haven’t quite decided just yet, but I would like to get some feedback on my work. I didn’t win in the $100,000 quilt challenge magazine and I got the quilt back. I was hoping to get some judges remarks on it but they didn’t write anything so I’m not sure what I can improve on it. That’s the other quilt I’m thinking about sending. Let me see if I can add another picture here.

picture-991.jpg  Woo hoo!! I got a thumbnail this time!! anyway, this is the other quilt.

Ok, that’s it for now. Have a great day!