Friday, August 20, 2010


Finally Finished!
I've been working on this t-shirt quilt on and off for some time now.
And I'm really happy to say that it is
Isn't it cute?
I am so pleased with how it turned out!
Melinda gave me a big bag of really cool shirts
some time ago.
Her fav colors are yellow and red AND she
wanted the quilt to be made with FLANNEL!
I just couldn't get into making the quilt out of flannel
because I could not find any flannel that enhanced
the shirts.
I finally convinced her that having flannel on the BACK
of the quilt would still be quite cosy.
So today I was determined to finish this quilt.
Do you have any idea how heavy a 30 shirt t-shirt quilt is?
Oh....especially one made with FLANNEL?
I spent a great deal of time today pushing and pulling and lugging that quilt
thru the sewing machine while
attaching the binding!
Oh....did I mention that it was about a million degrees in my house today?
Okay.......I'm done whining.........
The quilt is finished and it turned out gorgeous!

I spent a few hours today over at Patrick Lose's studio working
on quilts that will be going into his new BABY book.
I pieced a very cute little quilt that will be on the cover of the book.
Made me want to come home and make one up for my
sweet little grandbaby!
Guess I'll have to wait until the book comes out
so I'll have a pattern!

Can't close a post without a picture of my precious angel.
Mike and I are going to babysit for the whole night tomorrow night.
Wish us luck!
It's been awhile since I've had to get up during the night with
an infant.
So with that in mind I think I'd better close and get some sleep!

til we meet again,

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Added two piano key side borders today
and this Yikes quilt is starting to come together.
Still need to add the top and bottom piano key border
another light border and a dark border.
Borders are not my favorite thing......:(

Almost completed quilting a t-shirt quilt today.
Just have a little more to go, but I just couldn't
work up the energy to finish it up tonight.

I embroidered these two aprons today
for a wedding gift.
Jenny designed them and
they will be part of a gift that
Jenny and Rafael will be giving at the
wedding they are attending this weekend.

I was lucky to spend a little time with Mia today.
She is AMAZING! 
I know, I know,
I'm sounding like a doting grandma, but HEY!
That's what I am!
I've really been seeing such growth in her the last
couple of days.
She is holding her head up so nicely!
Okay,  I'll stop at that!

God Bless, and good night,

Monday, August 16, 2010

What a day!
It's pretty hot outside so I am happy that I get to work inside!!!!
I worked on my "Yikes" quilt this morning  and finished
up sewing all the blocks together AND I put on the first border.

Honestly I'm not thrilled with it
so I hope that when the next border goes on it starts to come together.
The next border is a pieced piano key border
and it looks pretty cool.

My day was filled with quilting a t-shirt quilt and cleaning the
carpet in 1/2 of my studio.

Oh and some news.........My precious grandaughter rolled
over today for the first time. 
She's only one month old!
I hope this was just a fluke and she
is not going to start rolling over all the time!
One thing is for sure............Gonna have to watch her all the time now!
Mike and I are going to be watching her this Saturday night
while Jenny and Rafael go to a wedding.
They will be picking her up in the morning.
Should be an interesting night.

I've recently made this sweet quilt for Mia.
It was so fun to go to the quilt shop and pick out fabric.
So often I try to use fabric from my stash and make it work.
What fun to choose fabric and watch it all come together!

God Bless,