PRAYER FOR PEACE

11 Sep

Copy of IDH68 019

Copy of IDH68 008

Will soon be completing a new pattern for these new wall hangings.  Will be for sure ready by local shop in Wichita area, Oct 2-3-4th.

Am reminded of an old hymn I grew up with-helped me name the pattern:

“THE WONDEROUS CROSS”

Praying for peace in remembrance of 9/11.

NEW BABY/TODDLER QUILT – VROOOM VROOOM

26 Aug

2015 KARS 1

KOLSON’S KARS

This fun 45×57 easy-breezy quilt is now available at Picket Fence Quilt Shop, Wichita Kansas. 

I love how these zippy little cars turned out! And so easy to applique too.

You really need to stop in and see the focus print fabric in person!  Lisa has a brand new bolt waiting for you.fabric

LOG CABIN REIMAGINED – YOU WONT BELIEVE IT

26 Aug

2015 FRESH FLEURS

QUILTMAKER JULY/AUG 2015

I’m so very blessed to have FRESH FLEURS in the summer issue of Quiltmaker.  This 60×78 quilt is a log cabin block, based on a variation of the KANSAS FORTUNE block published in 100 Blocks Vol 3.

Quiltmaker also presented using this block in four other layouts – so very versatile

2015 FRESH FLEURS BLUE

I’m really in love with the blue and white model (Tonga Snow Angel batiks by Timeless Treasures)   So beautiful!    You need to get your own copy of this issue!!!!

Coming by Oct 2 –   I’m making a model for Picket Fence Quilt Shop and the  Central Kansas Quilt Shop Hop – I love this easy pattern!

WELCOME QM 100 BLOCKS VOL 11 TOURISTS !!!

6 May

THERE AND BACK AGAIN 002

 

   “THERE AND BACK AGAIN”

           Welcome to all!  Once again I’m blessed to have a block in a Quiltmaker 100 Blocks issue, Pg 44.  I find this block exciting because it offers so very many different opportunities for different looks with fabric choices.   Wow – the possibilities!

THERE AND BACK AGAIN 001

         I particularly like this black and red sample I made.  I named it “Blood Moon” because the early morning after I assembled it, I saw my first actual “blood moon” – quite an amazing sight.

 

 

 

THERE&BACK

 

    Was recently at Picket Fence Quilts in Wichita, Ks.  Lisa, the owner, got out a mirror.  I am now so inspired to create a quilt with 4 of these blocks as a center medalion, layout would be on point. 

 

     P.S.  If you’ve never been on a quilt shop bus tour, put it on your bucket list!   Last weekend in April I went with some friends (and new friends) to quilt shops in Kansas, Nebr, Iowa, and Missouri.  Had great fun – and oh my – so many beautiful fabrics. 

(To return to Quiltmaker click on “my block is in” button on right side of page)

CHARMED, I’M SURE

24 Apr

CHARMED

 

    Have gotten on a kick designing with charm squares – something I haven’t gotten into before.

    I dove into my scraps and designed this 66×75 lap quilt with 189 charm squares and some fun spring applique.  I like!

BLESSED EASTER – Colors coming alive

20 Apr

2015 EASTER BOUQ

     Blessed Easter to you all………..  as we are reminded of new life, so the colors of spring start popping here on this acre.

      Family gathering here was great.  Tried something new instead of coloring eggs – we colored butterflies on fabric for either a family quilt or a charity quilt.   They are lovely!

 

 

2015 YLW IRIS

2015 REDBUD

2015 CRYON BUTTERFLY

 

 

 

YAY! MORE SAMPLERS…………..

20 Apr

Copy of 2015 TERI SAMPLER

      Had a FABULOUS time as usual at annual retreat sponsered by Picket Fence Quilts (Wichita) 

       Here are more of my sampler pattern completed by these lovely “fellow-retreaters”.

       This pattern was such a success at a quilt shop in Texas, they are using it for a beginner class.  

 

 

2015 SAMPLER

 

2015 JUNE SAMPLER