Design wall Monday 8/26

I spent most of the weekend quilting. I quilted 2 small quilts with pantograph designs. I used a holly design on the Christmas one.


This one got a butterfly design.


This one was a fun quilt! Turtles!! I think it’s cute. The girl that made this is 9. She did a great job on it!



I even got a few more flip flops made. 27 down and 3 more to go!!! My design wall is covered with these….


Off to get some more quilting done today and hopefully the last of the flip flops!! To see more design walls check out

Have a good day!!

Pantograph or edge to edge designs

I often wonder when choosing an all over design just what will look the best on the quilt. Today I had a quilt that had long white background strips with turquoise strips in between. The long strips of color are actually rectangles, in a variety of shades, as we’ll as the whites. I decided to go with a circle pattern in the quilting. I love the way it looks!


I quilted it with pale aqua thread color.


I can’t show much of the custom one I’m working on. Just a peek…..


That’s it for now. Thank goodness tomorrows Friday! It’s been a long week!!!


Design wall Monday 8/19

Here it is Monday again! I have 2 projects going on, on my wall right now. I got a few more flip flops made. I now have 18 pairs. I decided that if I use 5 pairs in each row instead of 6, I will only need to make 30 pairs instead of 36, so that’s what I’m going to do. That means 12 more sets to make before they get appliquéd down. Hope I make the deadline!! LOL!!

I worked on the pieced sashings that will go on the English Paper Piecing project that I’m working on. I have all the components made just need to appliqué them into the background squares.


That’s it for my wall. So see more check out


Bernina 830

I have a new addition to my workspace! I got a Bernina 830 thanks to my friend Pam! She had 2 and decided to sell one , so now it’s mine! Yea!


Not that I need another sewing machine……

It has a few attachments. I have no idea what a couple of things are in there….


I want to take it out of the case and play with it, but I need to spend time getting some more quilt tops quilted.

That’s it for now!


“Go challenge” quilt

 My friend Joelyn  Feverly decided to enter the AQS “GO challenge” contest. Here’s her quilt.

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She brought the top to me to quilt and I was like “oh wow…….what am I going to do with it?

As time went on and the deadline for entry drew near……… I finally came up with an idea. I tried several different things but with the hearts set as they were and not much space between them, I was very limited on putting designs around the hearts. I ended up going with feathers here and there.  Some hang down, some don’t………….

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With the heavy quilting in the center, I had to have something for the border, so I quilting lines, and lines and lines………

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After giving it back to Joelyn, she scalloped the borders and put a piping on it. Here’s the pic she sent me.

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I am proud to say that it WON the “Out of the box quilting” award in the contest!!!!!  I really did go out of the box trying to come up with the quilting designs for it!! I was afraid it would look like %$#%$^$ but it didn’t. It’s making it’s debut at the AQS Grand Rapids quilt show this weekend. It will then travel for the next year or so to several other AQS shows. So if you go to an AQS show where they have the “GO have fun challenge quilts”  check it out!

Ok that’s it for now……..


Design wall Monday 8/12/13

This is my last Monday of summer vacation. 😦 Summer break always goes too fast…. Oh well, it will be nice to see all my kids Wednesday!!
As for my design wall, I worked on getting some of the flip flops made for my row by row exchange. It takes more time to get these prepared than I thought it would, but they’re coming along. I have 10 sets made so far with 26 more to go!


I found a couple of black and white prints in my stash that I think I’ll use for the blocks.


That’s what I have. To see other
design walls check out

Have a great week!


Storm at sea quilts

I finished the 2nd Storm at sea quilt that I needed to quilt. We were all together at Houston when we bought the kits for these quilts. Pam and Doris bought the same size kit so I have them hanging side by side over the machine to show how each one was quilted. Doris told me how she wanted hers done but Pam said do whatever on hers. She got circles with seahorses in the center. Hope she likes it!


Maybe if I had bought the bigger size kit, mine would be done too! But oh-NO, I bought the miniature. It’s been rolled up for months. I do at least have part of it sewn……

I didn’t realize just how small it is until I laid it beside Pam’s!! Wow.

Speaking of Pam, I have another of her quilts done for her. It has lots of feathers.




That’s it for now…..


A “blue” day…….

quilting blue quilts…… 🙂 sometimes it happens where both quilts on the machines are the same colors. Today is one of those days. LOL!! Last time it happened they were both lime green….



I like blue quilts. There’s just something soothing about them…..

I’ve also started cutting out flip flops for my row by row exchange. I realized last night after guild that They are due next month. Wow. Better get them done….or at least started!! 🙂


Ok, back to work for me! 🙂