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


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 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 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!!!