Monday, June 29, 2015

Well, busy little beaver here! With the rain finally stopping, the burn ban has been lifted, so have been tackling the wood pile & getting it burned. I've had the help of my Grandson on the yard work.

While browsing the flea market, I came across what I think was a microwave cart. It's all wood & on rollers. I brought it home & hubby cut me a piece of wood for the top & I proceeded to upholster it into an ironing table.
Then an idea hit me. It has a 2 1/2" lip on 3 sides of it. So, I stuck a couple of LED lights on the surface & put a piece of plexiglass on top. A light table!
Not bad for spending $25, huh?
I also finally was able to get the insulated foam boards & got them covered in flannel. I now have a 14' design wall!
Of course, this has prompted me to do some spring cleaning of the studio & re-arranging. I'll be back to quilting shortly!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Well, the rain has finally stopped here in Texas. The sun came out yesterday & the whole neighborhood was out & did yard work, including me!
But, I did get some quilting done beforehand.  I got the Double Wedding Ring wallhanging finished pieced & quilted. Now to get it trimmed & binding done.
Here's a closeup...........
This is my 1st attempt at a DWR. There's a couple of boo-boos, but I was able to hide them with the quilting.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

I know, no posts in awhile, but I have been busy! Dianna, a good friend & customer has kept me busy on Queenie.  Here's the latest.  This is called "Floating Fans". It's 108"X108" or 11,664 sq inches. Just a little thing!  It's a stack & whack. I did a medallion wreath with a single rose in the center & duplicated it in the 4 corners.  Did a simple curl on the ribbon border.
This is the background fill. I have no earthly idea how many pebbles are in this!
And a corner........
The center.........
It's on it's side, it's actually running up & down the quilt.

This took me 35 hours to quilt, 4 hours of marking & 1 hour for the misc. stuff. Even Dianna's hubby is thrilled will it! So am I!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Well, finally got the center done on Diamond Log Cabin. Now on to the four corners & top & bottom.
Stay tuned for more!

Well, we're off to getting a new show quilt underway. I've  been wanting to make a Diamond Log Cabin quilt for some time, but couldn't find one to paper piece, so.....I came up with my own.

Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Well, after @ 16 months, I finally have "Tropical Garden After Dark" done! The time frame is from inception to completion. She'll make her debut at the Gun Barrel Quilt show in Athens, TX April 24 &25th.
I kept the quilting pretty simple, stars & stipple, as to not take away from the quilt. See Mr. Moon? He's in the middle of it all.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I've been kind of busy lately. Here's a couple of quilts I did for my friend, Dianna. She's been emptying her UFO bins!
I've got a couple more of hers in house to quilt too.