Oh My! Lots to Catch up!

24 Jul

WHEAT FIELD 2014

 

   Hello All!   So much to catch up on and such a busy spring I hardly know where to start! 

    But will start with a greatful heart for bountiful rains in June/July.  It’s end of July and flowerbed bursting like spring.  This is view of field to the north, out my kitchen window.  Between the rain and rain barrels, have not had to use “paid for” water!

 

 

 

SUNFLWR 2

 

  Surprise!   Have several “volunteer” sunflowers from the winter bird seed.  HA!  The sunflowers have had visits from butterflies, sphinx moths, and a seed-eating goldfinch who resembled Cookie Monster the way he went after that flower.

 

 

 

PROMISE BANNER 2014

 

   This beautiful photo comes from Miss Sherry right here in Kansas.  She enlarged my “PROMISE ETERNAL” pattern to banner size for her church, and her quilt group hand quilted it.  What a precious gift to the church.

        Thanks again to Miss Sherry for the pic – I LOVE to see your creations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZIP LINE

 

   Am working like crazy on new patterns for Houston Quilt Market, the end for October.  This is:   ZIP LINE

      ZIP LINE is made from a Bali Pop package (TidePool) of 2-1/2″ strips from Hoffman.  I liked the design on graph paper, but am thrilled at how photogenic it is!

      So much more to share about historic family reunion, a wedding in Florida, and more pattern news!

      More to come…………..

 

 

 

 

 

T-SHIRT QUILT – GO SHOCKERS !!!

7 May

SHOCKER 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt buddy Carol made this fabulous Shocker t-shirt quilt.  

     This quilt has even made a road trip – to St Louis when the Shockers won the 2014 Missouri Valley Tournament!

      If I remember correctly (? – HA!) she uses my T-SHIRT STAX pattern to make custom quilts also.

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TURN-A-BOUT FROGGY FUN

1 May

TURNABOUT A

      SO FUN!         

   Miss Kelly shared pics of her version of “TURN-A-BOUT OR NOT” pattern, with really cute froggy fabric.  She also added a couple borders so quilt is toddler to lap size. 

 

 

 

 

TURNABOUT B

 

 

      This quilt design was inspired at the time by a logo on a credit card commercial.  Do you recognize it?

        Thanks again for sharing, Kelly!   Adorable!      Visit Kelly at TBQSCreations  – a one-stop baby boutique specializing in custom creating the perfect baby shower gift – baby’s first quilt!  From crib to king and every size in-between…  custom orders welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME !!! QUILTMAKER VOL 9 TOURISTS

27 Apr

    WELCOME !!!!    I’m so  honored and blessed to have a block in QUILTMAKER’S 100 BLOCKS VOL 9.  Be sure to follow the blog tour this week April 28 – May 2, and see what the many block designers have created for you!

 

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CHRY STAR 1

 

     Here is CHERRY STARBURST.   Block #874 in Vol #9.  I LOVE (!) designing sampler blocks.  When I worked at a quilt shop, I taught many sampler block classes and have been a block fanatic since.

 

 

 

                I am almost finished making this quilt for PRAIRIE QUILT GUILD SHOW in June 2014.  This is actually a  computer-generated photo.  The nearly finished product is even more beautiful!

CHERRIES JUBILEE

CHERRY SCRAP BLOCK

 

        EXTRA BONUS!   With the “stitch and flip” construction, there are these wonderful pieces left, just waiting to make something fab!

 

 

 

CHERRY SCRAP PROJECT

 

        I started laying out some of these, playing with a design.  I plan to make a small wall hanging for our PRAIRIE QUILT GUILD  MINI – AUCTION.   Have plenty to make one for myself too.

     JUST FOR YOU -   leave a comment and be eligible for a drawing for your very own copy of QUILTMAKER 100 BLOCKS VOL 9.

 

 

      Thank you,   and Joyful Stitching to you all!

Block-of-the-Month Quilts go for good cause

26 Apr

VERA'S BOM

 

                   I designed a block-of-month for my guild newsletter last year (now my pattern “SIMPLY SAMPLER”).

    Miss Vera (who also is a CASA volunteer)(and quite the overachiever) made four of these quilts and donated two for the CASA auction.  They sold for $500 and Vera was told they were going to a good home.

    Bless you, Vera, for all the ways you give of yourself to this cause.

   Aren’t quilters just the best!

UP NORTH INSPIRATION

23 Apr

CANADA FLOWER BOX

 

 I received a fabulous surprise email from Arlie Warrener in Canada.  Inspired by my FLOWER BOX GARDEN (below) Arlie designed her own:

          CIRCLES UNIQUE

   Instead of flower petals, she put circle designs in the blocks.  And entered in show in Winnepeg Manitoba Canada in a special technique category, she won a second place ribbon! (March 2014)

    Big Congratulations, Arlie!   And thank you so much for sharing your creation.

 

FLOWERBOX 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDIOKAT DESIGNS – MARCH NEWSLETTER

4 Apr

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I was blessed to be mentioned in the STUDIOKAT DESIGNS March newsletter.   Kat referred to some patterns seen at quilt market.  This was T-SHIRT GALLERY quilt, TRIPLE PLAY BEDRENNER, and 5-RUNNER RALLY  tablerunners.  The t-shirt quilt has instructions for 12″ and 15″ blocks.  All three patterns give you lots of bang for your hard-earned $$$.

I checked out Kat’s website – FUN!    So many handbags and organizing inserts – surely you can find the perfect bag/organizer that you need.   And be sure to read Kat’s  “ABOUT ME”   21 things to know about her.  Funny!  www.studiokatdesigns.com

 

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