Sunday, December 31, 2017

Bear Quilt Completed

This bear fabric caught my eye when I was strolling around the BBQ Quilt Show last September.  Wow!  I have since learned all these wild fabulous different kinds of fabrics are from Cotton + Steel.  Love them!  I did a lattice work type of border around each bear block, with pink fabrics that were already in my stash.  I am purposefully trying to use as much from my stash as I can, as I am starting to look like a hoarder in my quilt room.  I simply threw this quilt together and am surprised at how many people say they would like to have it.  Hmmmmm.....

A closer look.  The bears have a little bit o' pink in their
ears, so I chose pink to go with them. 
Quilted by Phyllis Oneal

Saturday, December 30, 2017

It's That Magical Time of Year!

December is my favorite month.  Decorating and cooking and baking and eating and sewing and giving and receiving are all things I really enjoy; perhaps not in that order.  I had a milestone birthday and QN sent me a surprise box of goodies.
QN made it herself! with a jelly roll!
What a smart girl!  T-bags are laying on top of the socks.
I wore the Jingle Cat socks to work on December 14, with my silver sandals, my pink jeans, and my long pink home-made sweater.  We had a Christmas pot-luck and an ugly sweater contest.  I was first runner-up for the ugly sweater contest.  Three out of three Christmas sock wearers wore cat socks, and 2/3 of the wearers were guys!  What a statistic!
I have been working on some examples for my demo I am scheduled to do in January, and I made a lot of hot pads to give to friends for Christmas.  I made and given 16 so far.  I have a few extras that are part way done and one I am making for my daughter who wants one with candy corns and cup cakes on it. 

These are some I gave to my friends
who are in the Knotty Quilters group.
I also like this time of year, because I get two three-day weekends in a row and typically I get something fun done for New Years. I can stay up real late and have fun quilting!

Monday, December 11, 2017

I got a box from my Quilting Niece!! Oh, My!

When I got home from work today, there was a box on the chair in my office (where I do the bills and stash all my historic books and research).
It was from QN!  It is my birthday eve, so it feels like a birthday present!
I put on my comfy sweatshirt (the one with Merlinda on the front), and my cozy wool slippers and sat in my favorite easy chair and viciously opened it with a dull knife.  There was the cutest thank-you card, for the Haiku Charm quilt I sent to her in late November.  OMGoodness!  GF chocolate cake mix, GF pizza crust mix, special little tea bags, cocoa from Hungary, awesome socks, and you would not believe it! . . . . . a quilt!  Wow! I've never had a quilt made completely with batiks! They are hexagons!  She gets an A+++!  Thank you, QN.  I love it.  I have tomorrow off from work, so I guess I will bake a pizza crust and make pizza for lunch!
     I will post photos later. GFQ

Sunday, December 3, 2017

I Finished A Quilt!

This Haiku Charm quilt was on my To-Do List, back in 2014 and 2015.  Then I lost track of my To-Do List in the middle of moving from one house to another in 2015????  Oh, what a blur!  Some of the blocks were given to me by my quilting niece (QN) just before she went into the Navy.  She has been out of Navy for a little while now, and I thought I better get it finished.  I could not post the photo until after she received it in the mail.  This is actually a nice sized quilt, and I got it all done!
quilted by Phyllis Oneal
Besides the squares and strips that QN provided, I included fabrics left over from the under the sea quilt I made for Mary B., the Aoie Has Two Sisters quilt that I made for Leilani, the Sunset Sail quilt, and some of the new fabric I got in Korea earlier this year.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

I Made a Red White and Blue Wonky House Block

Yes, yes.  I have been busy.  I joined the commuter van for transportation to and from work.  The traffic around here has just become unnervingly thick.  I drove in last Thursday, so I could do a five-mile hike in the foothills right after work.  I do not regret it. I did just fine. The important thing is the company was good.  Meanwhile, I have three quilts to get bindings on. I have to finish my "Greedy" wall-hanging, and deliver a couple of sassy doll quilts.  Meanwhile, my one quilt group did a fat quarter swap last Wednesday night.  I have a mostly red one, solid blue one, and a tone-on-tone white dotty one, then the one we are supposed to use with our RW&B fabrics.  Well, I did not want to use the extra one, mainly because it also has yellow in it.  Sue bullied encouraged me to use it, so I made it the sky of my wonky house block.  I admit it looks fab!!!  I decided if I had to have yellow in my block, I could also have one of my marvelous women in my block as well, so it has made me very happy.  I will be donating it, at our January meeting, to the group project.
Oh, I substituted the lady bug fabric for the
tone-on-tone white dotty fabric. 
I will make another block and use it in that one.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Surprise Halloween Wall Hanging

My daughter received the Halloween Wall Hanging I made for her.  Now it is okay to post a photo on my blog.  She said I picked some really cool skulls and was surprised, due to I do not like skulls, skull fabric, skull shirts, etc.  Then I told her all the fabric was scraps cast off by my friend T, except the white with little tiny bones and tiny orange skulls.  It was a lot of fun to make, and I may use some of those remaining scraps to make another Halloween something-or-other.
the spiders are the rare six-legged variety

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Had a Fabric Frenzy This Weekend

Yes!  Kirsten came over to use my design wall, because her brain was overflowing with quilt ideas.  So, she overflowed on my design wall.  What are friends for, anyway?!  Here she is after going hog wild for a few hours.
This crazy chick got two whole quilt tops finished, sandwiched, and ready to quilt.  And she has two others she left on the design wall!