Friday, July 5, 2013

Quilt for Alyssa

I have know Alyssa since she was a toddler. She has now grown to a beautiful young lady. She just graduated with High Honors from Foothill High School here in Henderson, Nevada. She is one of my best friends daughter. A little while ago Riley Blake came out with a line of fabric that represented the Young Women theme for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was excited to be able to have Alyssa as one of my young women in my ward so I thought it was appropriate to make her a quilt out of this fabric.
I big stitched around the tree. I should of taken better pictures. It is boarder with different blocks that represent the eight Young Women Values. I bound it in a light blue binding. The back is in a print from the line.

Here it is ready to take to her party this weekend. She also put in for her mission call which she received this week. That is what the party is for, to open her mission call and see where she will be going this fall. It will be exciting to see where she will be going!
On to the next project! Happy Quilting!

Monday, July 1, 2013


So for several years I have been working on a quilt for my bedroom. I finally finished it several months ago and finally found some other bedding to go with it. The pattern is called "Meet Me In Paris" by Jonna Lee who had a quilt shop in Panguitch, Utah. It has since closed. Bought it as a kit at the annual Henderson Quilt Show several years ago. (Won't say how many). Well at least I finally finished it. One UFO down!
Meet Me in Paris
Up Close Picture
I love how it was quilted! I had Connie Biase in Parowan, Utah quilt it. She did a great job. She outlined every fan so it puffs up. She does a great job. I need to get some more of my UFO's done so I can take her some more quilts this summer.
This has inspired me to get more sewing done! Next post project is already finished. Stay tuned!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

So this is what I have been busy with:  Little Audrey Rose.

It is about time I start posting all of the things I have sewn since she was born.
This is one: "The sit me up donut", by Paula Storm Designs
I bought the pattern from Material Girls Shop in South Jordan, Utah.
I made it out of Ruby and Marmalade fabrics by Bonnie & Camille by Moda Fabrics. Of course, I did! I love all of their fabrics!  Actually I made it to match the circle quilt I made for Audrey.
I love it. I can put her in it and know she is not going anywhere and won't get hurt. And she loves to have something to sit and play in at the same time.
Here it is without Audrey.
Well I better get busy taking pictures so I can post more of  my projects.
Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Circle Quilt

Here is the Circle quilt I did for our "Bonnie & Camille" challenge at the LV Modern Quilt Guild. I don't think of myself as a Modern quilter but I am trying to design more modern. With my favorite fabrics I was so excited to come up with something fun.
I seen a Circle quilt on a modern blog and decided I wanted to make one. I thought it would be something a little different.
I started with cutting out my squares which I did on the Go Cutter. I think it would be easier if you used Charm packs. I had a lot of these fabrics so I cut them myself.
I ended up sewing a square 54X54 and then cut it down.
I couldn't find on the web anywhere where it tells you how to cut a quilt into a circle. So I quess now it will be on here.
I used a wedge ruler to help me. I folded my quilt into fourths. and the put the wedge ruler on the fabric and turned it as I cut a quarter circle.
I asked my husband how to make a square a circle and he said to use a string and tie a piece of chalk on one end and mark the quilt.  I did find that info on the web. I read on the web that it is hard to keep your hand steady and mark your quilt at the same time.
So, here is the ruler I used

Great Ruler!
Well once it was cut I cut the back and the batting the same way. Then I had to quilt it. I layered it and made a sandwich. The back, batting, & the top. I used a temporary spray adhesive on each layer to help it stay together. Then I used quilting safety pins to pin it together. I decided to Big Stitch the center. Here is a picture of the back.
I think I need to get better at Photography
I used a red pearl cotton for the big stitch quilting, then I went back to the ruler and used it to mark my lines and then stitched them on the Bernina 830.
I cut my binding strips on the bias and then sewed them together and sewed them on the front and hand bound it on the back.
I love binding it is so relaxing!
Well needless to say I didn't win the challenge. Didn't think I would. You should see how talented the ladies are that are in the Guild. Camille Roskelly came and judged the quilts for us. She is so fun! You can go to the
I wish I would post on here more often. I do have some cute knitting projects I need to put on here. Until next time...


Friday, November 9, 2012

Big Stitch Baby Quilt

So it has been a while again since I have posted anything. I finally decided I better get back to posting some of the projects I have made. I made this for my great niece, Lillian. I used one of my favorite fabrics "Ruby". I actually made this out of a layer cake and a charm pack I had left from other projects. I decided to quilt it by hand, using the Big Stitch method. That is done with Pearl Cotton thread.
Here is a closer look at the Big Stitches.
I just can't get enough of this fabric!
I have managed in the last couple of months to finally get a King size quilt to the Longarmer. It was a quilt I have worked on for several years. And when I say "several years"...
Enough said! I can't wait until I get it back so I can put it on my bed. My husband has asked about it for along time. It is from the pattern "Meet Me In Paris".
I also have been knitting different items for my 1st Granddaughter! So excited about being a Grandma. I do know one thing she will be so spoiled.
More to come and hopefully sooner than later!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Retreat Gifts

Gifts from my Secret Sister, Zany Quilter
On our quilting retreat we each had a Secret Sister that we all had fun making gifts for. Well, I was so spoiled by my Sister, Vic (Zany Quilter). We each had the opportunity of filling out a list of different things we enjoyed. Well my new love of fabric is Millie's Closet by Lori Holt (Bee in my Bonnet). Well it goes great with my other favorite "Ruby", from Camille Roskelly.
Vic is so talented and creative! She added linen and made me these cute baskets(they have hand big stitching on them also), pin cushion, 2 mug rugs, the cutiest thread catcher, a nice large zipper bag with binder clips, a charm pack of Millie's Closet, and the cutiest scrabble "SEWQUILTY! I also got my favorite Reese's Mini's and a bag of M&M's. I almost forgot the cute sissor fob's she made. I ended up with two of them because she gave one of those to everyone. 
Thank you Vic for making everyday a nice surprise! I love it all! Here are some more up close pictures.
I can't wait until the next retreat!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Latest Projects

It has been a while since I have posted anything on here. It seems like I have good intentions but I don't get around to getting on here. So I am really behind posting projects. So I thought I would post some.
1st is my journal cover I made for Jessica. (Her blog is stitched in thyme) The LVMQG had a journal cover exchange. We picked a fat quarter for the another person to make us one. We used the fat quarter for inspiration. Here is the pictures I took before I gave it to Jessica.

The patterns information is on the the LVMQG blog. (Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild)

August 12 thru August 15th, 2012 was the quilting retreat for the LVMQG. It was held in a remote cabin near Seligman, Arizona. We had so much fun! We were given a secret sister to make something for the three days we were there. I had Brie, who is so talented. She makes the most darling handmade dolls. And then you should see her quilts. Here are some of the things I made her.
Brie works at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. This was made for her to have at home while she is baking. She makes the best pies.  I also knitted her a cozy for a coffee mug. It looks like a sweater made for a mug. I will have to get a picture of it and put it on here. Brie loved it. So I gave her the pattern since she just learned to knit. I am also going to take a picture of my quilting room with all the new wonderful additions I received from my sister. Wait until you see. My Sister was Vic, Who's blog is Zany quilter. I was so spoiled! She made me feel so special everyday. I should of know it was her by the unbelievable craftsmanship in each gift. Everyone in the guild is so talented! And they all are so much fun to be around. 4 days and 3 nights with 12 women and we all got along and had a blast! Can't wait to do it again!
Here are some other projects I managed to finish over the last few months.
Joy and Happiness
For my Aunt Doe!
"She believed she could Sew she did"
My first hand applique!
I will go take those pictures now of all of my wonderful gifts I got so I can post them tomorrow. Wait until you see!