Design wall Monday 2/18/13

I spent today getting the last of the borders put on my lock in mystery quilt. It’s
now done and ready to be quilted!! Yea!!! Sorry I can’t show more but it IS a “mystery” and this is the whole quilt!! LOL!! Too bad it’s hanging on a hanger….. 🙂


I’ll let you see the whole quilt after the lock in on March 9th. I hope the ladies attending this year are happy with the design.

Now I have to get back to working on my guilds opportunity quilt.

That’s it for now. To see more design walls check out.


Lock in mystery quilt

We had a great day yesterday at our annual mystery lock in. There were 58 ladies there sewing, chatting and eating!
Here is this years quilt. I named it “Summer Breeze”


Here’s Sharon’s quilt. She changed hers just a bit, by putting the dark around the center square.


We had lots of quilts shown that ladies made last year. Show and tell is always great!!

That’s it for now. Have a good day!!


Design wall Monday 10/10

Well, I finished the mystery quilt top that has been on my design wall for ……I can’t remember how long it’s been there! LOL!! Anyway, it’s done. YEA!!!


After completing that top, I wasn’t sure which project to tackle next, so I went through some of my really old UFO’s and came up with this one. I look  at it and think “WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS I THINKING????”  I know why it went in the box and hasn’t seen daylight in years!!  I printed the pattern off the internet back in 2001.

I think I’ve lost some of the instructions. Anyway, I remember that I really liked the quilt back when I saw the pattern. It’s made like the bullseye quilts except that you don’t cut the flowers apart. The leaves are supposed to be appliqued, but I don’t like applique so I thought, I can just do them raw edge like the edges on the flowers. Now I’m not so sure that was a wise choice. I can’t decide if I should take off the leaves and applique them down or just continue doing the raw edge that will fray……….? Anyway, the quilt top is on the design wall and will stay there until it’s done.

That’s it for this weeks wall, to see more of what others have on their design walls check out

Have a great day!


Design wall Monday 10/3, bus trip and AQS show

Here it is a Monday again……I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks and have not done much sewing on my mystery quilt. I have some of the borders sewn together, but I still need to finish sewing the rows of the quilt together and then add some small borders around the top before adding the pieced borders. Here’s what the pieced borders are looking like.

I had a great time on the bus trip a couple weeks ago.  We went to 12 shops in 6 states. Our bus left from Leavenworth, Ks and went to Hiawatha and Belleville, KS, then off to Grand Island and Omaha, NE, then to Souix City IA, Souix Falls SD then over to Bird Island, Rogers and Hayward MN, Ankeny IA and Cameron MO. That was a lot of traveling and shopping in 3 days! We  saw lots and lots of awesome shops! We had a great group of ladies on the bus. I’m ready to go again!! Here we all are!! Larry our bus driver even got in the picture. He was so nice!!

I picked up some black and white fabric that had sewing notions on it from one of the shops and then later I bought a pattern for a quick bag. After I got home I decided that I would use the fabric I bought and add a solid black and some fabric with scissors (since I needed 4 fabrics) and make the bag from it. It was a great bag to carry stuff in. I used it Saturday at the AQS show.

Last Saturday I headed up to the AQS show in Des Moines. Our guild decided to rent a bus for the trip. We left at 5:00 AM. Ugh!! Yes it was hard to get up at 3:30 in the morning!! Anyway, we got to the show at 9:00 and saw all the beautiful quilts that were there.  I didn’t do much shopping at the show, I was a bit shopped out from the previous weekend! LOL!! My friend Janet won the Best machine workmanship award. We were so excited !!

Now back to the grind…..I’m working on a Judy Neimeyer quilt. I have to get this done. I better get back to work on it.


Hopefully next week I can show more progress with the quilt that’s been on the design wall for way too long!! To see more design walls check out

Ok, back to work for me! Have a great day!!


Design wall 9/12/11

This isn’ t actually on the wall, but for this week I’m going to devote at least 10 minutes a day to work on these blocks. I have the 6″ blocks complete and the rest are 9″ blocks. This is a mystery quilt that I’m making, so I don’t know what it’s going to look like.

Here’s the back of the current quilt that’s on Millie. I need to focus on getting this done. I love making feathers fit into odd spaces. LOL!! 🙂

I better get back to work. Check out more design walls at

Have a great day!


So much has changed…

since the last time I posted anything on here. I really don’t know where to start……………….I guess I’ll go back to my last post and pick up from there. On my design wall was the star quilt that needed the borders, well, I did finish it a couple of weeks ago and we all showed them at our guild meeting. I think 20 people signed up and we only had 3 that finished them and brought them for show and tell. It outgrew the design wall so I had to hang it and let it come over the cutting tables and I still didn’t get the whole thing. Oh well, you just can’t see the bottom borders…..

I also bought another quilting machine at MQS. I now have a new APQS Millineum longarm and I absolutly LOVE it!! My friend Doris named it Millie and my friend Vicky’s husband said that wilth all the quilts I quilt for Vicky, I should name a machine after her. So since the Ultimate 1 machine has the IQ on it, I now call her V’iq’toria. By having the 2 machines I am able to do my custom work on Millie and have Viqtoria do pantographs. Fun,fun,fun!!

Here’s a couple of my UFOs that I finished thanks to Viqtoria!

A little more eye candy…….this is Jill’s quilt.

I worked on my embroidery blocks a bit over the summer. I have 4 finished!! I started these 2 years ago and when I finished the 3rd one, I figured at the rate I was completing them it was going to take me like 30 years!! So I finished block 4 and I’m now working on #5. Maybe now it will only take 20 years!! HAHAHAH!!

I guess that’s it for now. I’m going to go play with Millie and Viqtoria!!

Have a great day!!


Design wall Monday….4/4

In keeping up to date with my blog, I’m going to try to add some things that need to be kept up. I hope!! LOL!! Here’s what I have on my design wall this week.

This quilt is our guild BOM from 2010. I still need to make the last 2 blocks and cut the background fabric. It has a pieced border that will also be added. Last week several of us got together and worked on the center, which is paper pieced, needless to say I do NOT like paper pieceing!! But we were shown an awesome way of doing it without sewing through the paper!! Now I’m thinking “OK, maybe I CAN do paper pieced blocks…..maybe!!” Anyway, I still have one more PP’d section to make before I can sew the center together. I need to have the top finished by August (I think) so we can show them at guild.)

I guess that’s it for my design wall this week. Over at Judy L.’s blog, you can check out more design walls and see what others are working on. Enjoy!!