Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sampler Quilt

I just finished my quilt, so I could show it for Amy’s Creative Side Blogger's Quilt Festival. I’m thankful to Amy, because she makes it fun for those of us that are unable to attend the International Quilt Festival in Houston.   My pattern for this quilt is from Debbie Beavers and the pattern is called, Simple Sampler Quilt.  My sister Kristine, machine quilted my quilt.  I'm thankful to have such a talented sister.  I'm entering my quilt in the Scrappy Quilts.

My quilt is a scrappy quilt made from various fabrics from my stash.  It was fun using greens and fall colors.  

The sampler quilt is 46" X 52" and has various block sizes.  The larger blocks are 12" finished and the smallest block is 3" finished.  The outer border and and corner blocks are 6" and the inner borders are made from a 2" strip.  

This is a fun quilt to make and I have made it before in blues.  You can see it here.

This quilt is going to be a baby gift and I used "Guess How Much I Love You," as the backing fabric designed by Anita Jeram for Clothworks.  One of my favorite books because I'm also a bunny lover! :)

Enjoy Amy's Blogger Quilt Festival!  And, thanks again Amy for a great internet quilt show for the ones who can't be at Houston, Texas.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Nebraska Quilt

elinor peace bailey made a Nebraska quilt.  I was beautiful!!  I loved the colors, the sandhill crane, and how she quilted in the wind pattern in the background. The colors that made up the landscape and all the little details!!  Some of the details are shown below.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Fun with elinor!

I got to spend my Saturday with the talented elinor peace bailey.  I was so blessed.  When I'm around elinor I always hope some of her creativity will come my way.  I worked on quilt blocks and elinor made this adorable apron.  I loved it!!    I always learn something from elinor and it's not always about art.  My friend Roxanne was working while we played, and it was great to see Roxanne!!  Roxanne is the co-owner of the Udder Store in Seward and thanks to Roxanne, that shop is very inspiring and you can find great ideas there, and of course fabric.

After we closed up shop, we went shopping for treasures.  This is what I saw.....................

I loved the mannequins in the window!

Long paper beads

And a great light!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bird Swap

Today I received my birds from Mary Lou Weidman's Yahoo Group Swap.  I love them all.  And, each one is so different.  That's the fun of being in the swaps!! In the past, I have participated in the flower and watering can swaps.  I'm going to add the birds on the top and bottom of my previous swaps.  I'm loving how this quilt is turning out and it's very special to me.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Working on my birds for an online swap with some of 
Mary Lou Weidman's fans !  :)

I'm trading my birds. I will get 12 different birds back with one of my own birds.

Here are 4 of my finished birds.  Can's wait to see the birds I get back!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My Challenge Quilt

The fabric for the Hoffman challenge this year is so fun and I thought I would try entering the challenge this year.  I love the colorful circles.  This is my first year entering a quilt in the challenge.  My quilt was inspired by one of my favorite quilt artists, Mary Lou Weidman.  I used the cow pattern in the book, Out of the Box with Easy Blocks:  Fun with Free Form Piecing.  I reduced the pattern, because I had to fit all of my ideas in a small quilt.  My quilt is 35" high by 40" wide.  The idea for my hills were from Mary Lou's vacation quilt.  Wow, the hills were a lot of work.  

The fabric this year is called, Indigo.  I wanted to have my cows playing under a blue indigo MOOn. The last blue moon was November 21, 2013.  I still had the moon in my head when I was designing the quilt.

Here is a detail of the Mama Cow.  The circles from the fabric made some interesting eyes!!

The playful calf and a curious bunny watching the fun taking place the night of the Indigo MOOn.

And a night owl on the Mama cow's back.

My goal is to make the traveling show for Hoffman.  We will see with fingers crossed!  I will be waiting to hear the judge's comments.