Thursday, March 27, 2014

Uncle Walt

In October 2012 we unexpectedly lost my Uncle Walt...he was an amazing man and loved dearly.  One thing he loved was flying...he had his own plane and luved taking us up in it.

After he died I told my aunt that I would make a quilt for her out of uncle Walt's shirts and pants if she would like ... so here is a picture of the quilt.  I decided to paper piece an airplane to put in the center of the quilt ... after the quilt was laid out and put together it was so ironic that if you look at the plane it looks like it is in the middle of the letter "W".  I'm sure uncle Walt would love it too!


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Luvin Applique!

OH MY!  Well, yesterday I took an applique class and I luved it!  Came home last evening from dinner and appliqued my eggs.  It was a pretty simple project, but I so can't wait to get started on bigger projects.  I am heading to Country Fabrics this week for their sale.  It is an awesome shop in Shiloh, Ohio where they still sell quilt fabric for $8 and $9 a yard...and I have three applique projects that I will be purchasing fabric for =)

So here is a picture of my towel.



Have a great week!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chevron ...

Well the quilt is together but I'm going to add another three rows or so...currently it's 90 wide by 83.

Since it's another snowy cold week-end in Ohio it'll be nice to stay in and sew =)

Have a great week-end!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Chevron has Begun =)

Well, it was a chevron kinda weekend...I didn't get as much done as I wanted, but the first five rows are put together, the next 8 rows sewn together and I have another 2 to put together...currently it is 90" wide and I think I am going to add another 8 rows or so...hopefully I don't run out of Kansas Troubles because wouldn't it be terrible to have to order more =)

 

Hope you are having a great week!


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy To Be Quilting Again =)

Ahhhh....so happy to be quilting again!  It's been a crazy year...the new house is done, we are moved and finally settled and things are back to normal!  

So, here in Ohio it's going to be a cold and blustery weekend with lots of snow coming this evening so I am starting a new quilt.  It will be in Kansas Troubles and started out as a throw but hubby said it needs to be bigger so I guess I will be cutting more blocks and making this about 90 x 90 (possibly bigger) and it will be going on our bed.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and hopefully I will have more pics shortly =)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Looking for a Pattern



I luv this quilt.  Does anyone know what pattern it is?  I thought it was Heather Mulder Peterson's pattern, but I can not find it.  Any help you can give would be great =) 



Thursday, March 7, 2013

Bobbin Organization

I just came across this great idea on Pinterest to keep your bobbins organized and had to share it...check out Erin over at Schlosser Designs.

http://www.schlosserdesigns.com/2012/02/tutorial-tuesday-diy-bobbin-clips/


Friday, February 8, 2013

Lots to do...but lots already done ;0)

Well, popcorn ceilings are scrapped, bedrooms, living room and dining room are primed and painted, wallpaper removed from bathroom, dining room n kitchen, bathroom is 85% done and kitchen is gettin gutted next week!

This is a picture of the mural that was under the 3 layers of wallpaper in the kitchen ;0)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bloggy Break...

Hi Everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas surrounded by those you luv :O)

Well, it's been a bit since I've blogged and it will be a bit longer.  Hubby and I purchased a new home (new to us) last month and we are knee deep in painting, cleaning, getting ready to gut the bathroom and still need to decide what we are going to do with the kitchen.

I hope to be back to blogging and quilting early spring because i sincerely miss it.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Birthday & Betsy's Quilt...

So ... yesterday I woke up, hubby was at work...i threw the covers off to get out of bed and it was so cold that i covered back up and went back to sleep for another hour ... boy that felt great! 
 
An hour later I got up, called my brother to wish him a happy birthday and ended up driving down to see him and his family and go to lunch...then my sis-in-law and i did some shopping ... we found a cute pattern called Cloud Nine and the fabric line Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater ... so here is what I bought...half yard cuts of these great fabrics...
 

                               Came home last night, cut out the quilt and this morning i did this...



                                                            Here is a close-up of it...


Now ... to get some flannel backing and get it off to the quilter .... MERRY CHRISTMAS BETSY!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Would Luv to Donate some Fabric

Happy Wednesday and thank goodness it is almost over!

So, it seems that my scraps are beginning to drive me a bit crazy (and that's a short trip!). Does anyone know of charities that take quality quilt scraps for donation quilts? I'd luv to donate some!

So here is my Jack-O-Lantern quilt all completed! I absolutely luv him! I luv him so much that i decided to make another one but in a smaller version so i can hang it on the wall ... here is my fabric :O)

And this ... the stripe is for binding, swirly is for inner boder and candy corns for outer border...
I'm ready to get started on this but think i will wait a bit. It won't get done and hung before halloween, so maybe next year i'll make it.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Jack-O-Lantern

Happy Sunday :O) Well yesterday i made a quick trip to The Door Mouse in Bettsville, OH just to get backing for a quilt that i started in 2010 ... well, in 30 minutes i walked out with backing for the quilt and a new project ... I'm a sucker for Halloween and just had to have this pattern (and fabric to make it)... Here are a few blocks that I've made and I can't wait to finish it!
Have a great week everyone! And since i think i have my sewing mojo back i hope to spend my week sewing in the evenings!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

KT Scrappy Stars Quilt

So i received this quilt from the quilters a few weeks ago and it has the prettiest Kansas Troubles flannel backing on it in maroon ... but it's been too stinkin hot lately to put binding on a flannel backed quilt!  So, today it was rainy, cool, breezy and the perfect day to put binding on...here she is all bound, washed and ready to be used...i think this quilt is my favorite!

 Here is a close-up...
 I just luv these Kansas Troubles fabrics ... and now i'm trying to convince my husband to turn our bedroom into a log cabin ... i just think a huge quilt in this fabric with be perfect!

 Have a wonderful week-end everyone!



Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kansas Troubles Star Quilt

Happy Sunday Evening!!!  All i can is i have REALLY missed sewing!  I'm not sure where the time has gone, but I'm definitely going to make a better effort at making more quilts once again!  Here is the quilt that i finished today...i spent 4 hours squaring up the blocks, putting the top together, cutting and making the borders and getting them attached ... this is done in my Kansas Troubles scraps and i luv it!
This week i hope to get the backing for it in flannel...the front is cotton but i think i'm going to put flannel on the back ... i've never done it before, so if you have, please let me know if that is ok to do or if i should stick with cotton.


Hope everyone has a GREAT week and I have my next quilt project out and ready to get cutting, so hopefully i'll have more posts in the near future :o)

P.S. My sister-in-law is also in the process of getting fabric for me to make her King size quilt, so that will be worked on in the near future too...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Baby Quilt #3

So today I made my third quilt for the babies at Brooke Army Medical Center. I just luv pinwheels and am excited to get the three quilts I made this weekend quilted and off to Texas...thanks so much again Terry for posting about the need for these blankets... Hope everyone has a great Sunday evening and GO GIANTS!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Baby Quilts

What a great weekend! Woke up to SNOW...YAY! Then spent the morning sewing, went to luch with the hubby for wings and fries ... came home and spent the afternoon sewing some more.

Today I worked on some quilts for the Neonatal ICU at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. Terry posted about it the other day and it sounded like such a great thing to do ... so i put my personal quilting on hold to make a few for the babies! I have 2 done and fabric pulled to make another two. I hope to get some of the quilting on them done tomorrow while hubby is on the picket line ...

Thanks for the post on these Terry, it's such a great thing to do for the babies and their families!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

KT Scrap Quilt

Hi Everyone! Gosh it has been a while! But i've been doing a little bit of sewing! I just finished a baby quilt but can not show it yet as it hasn't been given to the new baby ... but hopefully i'll be able to post it soon :O)

But besides that I have been working on a scrap quilt in Kansas Troubles ... i just LUV that line and i think the Butterfly Garden collection is my favorite! This will be the 4th quilt i have done in KT and i see many more in the future.

These blocks i took from Piece N Quilt's blog ... they are just adorable!

this block is one of my favorites and i'm thinking of making a red white and blue quilt of just this block in the near future...
pinwheels just mke everything adorable...so here is what the quilt looked like when i had 18 of the blocks cut out and made ... then i decided to add another row so i now i'm in the process of cutting out another 7 blocks to make it 5 x 5 ...
Hope everyone is having a great week!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Final Finish For 2011 = Carnival

Hey everyone! Well i finally finished my Carnival quilt and i think it is so adorable ... i just luv the colors ... the pattern is Carnival by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts and was actually easier to make than i thought...using the ruler to cut the fabric scared me at first, but it was a breeze! It's done in Central Park by Kate Spain ... isn't she just sweet :O)
Hope you have a wonderful and safe New Year !!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS

This Hunk of Hottness and I want to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! We hope you have a wonderful, safe and enjoyable day with your family and friends! PS...only 221 more days until we see Kenny and Tim....doing the happy dance :O)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Family Christmas & My Favorite Place

HELLO! Gosh, I can't believe it is one week until Christmas!

Last weekend we had our extended family Christmas and I received the BEST gift ... this awesome gift certificate ... *sigh*

JEllen's is my absolute favorite quilt shop and i so wish i lived closer! My Aunt Sally had my name and she was saying how pleasant Joyce was to work with and what a nice lady she is ... so if you ever get the chance ... be sure to stop in and say hi to Joyce ... i'm sure you will leave with a bag full of goodies like we tend to do!!! Here is the link to her shop ... http://www.jellenshouseoffabric.com/

And this fabulous fabric my cousin picked up for me back in July at JEllen's sale ... it was 50% off ... my kinda sale :O) It is Charlevoix by Minick & Simpson.

I have no ideal what i'm going to do with it ... just like all the other fabric i purchase, so i'll just say i'm a fabric hoarder! Gosh, what a problem to have :O)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Two Sexy Guys!!

What could be better than seeing these two guys in concert together!?!?!? Only 229 more days baby!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey Day Surpise

I just luv getting stuff like this :O) My awesome cousin sent me this bag ....
Which contained this GREAT spaghetti sauce because i couldn't find it in my town ... and she also included this great fabric!!! It is the backing for my Carnival pattern. I have the squares cut out and the quilt ready to be put together ... i'm doing it in the blue and purples and just luv it!!Also in the bag was a GREAT surprise...this pattern from a magazine back in 1999. Her grandma is a quilter with a stash of fabric, rulers and sewing machines to die for! She made this quilt in similar colors and i fell in luv with it ... well this magazine with the pattern was in the bag for me too and i can't wait to make it with scraps from Kansas Troubles....o000 la la !!!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day with those you love!