Friday, December 15, 2017

A New Blog Site......

Hey Everyone!  I have moved my Blog to my new website.  The website is a bit in progress but the BLOG SITE is up and running!!

Same great fun and stories just a new location!

See you there!


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Quilt Show

So the last month has been our local quilt show at the MonDak Heritage Center.  We had a pretty good turn out this year and what a talented group!

This is the first hallway.....Nice!

The simple one in the middle was the first quilt of a 9 year old.  Good Job!!

That block one is sooooo cool!  The background make your head spin!

OK this is a crappy picture, the red and white one has embroidered snow man scenes in red.  Very cute.

A few Christmas-y ones...

Love these....

Sasquatch making a visit......otherwise known as Big Foot...

Ooohhh the lighting, I need a professional grade camera!!

Some patriotic and quilts of valor, us Montanans love our country and love the Pledge of Allegiance and our American Flag.  (That is as political as I get.)

Cute smaller projects.  I love that flower on the right!

Love the wonky blocks!


Another Quilt of Valor and another patriotic...

This kitty one was cute.

A couple more patriotic quilts....

More patriotic quilts....

I think I got them all.  There were quite a few.  We are not a big city so we do not fill a stadium with our quilt shows but we had a good turn out this year.  I am proud of the girls in our area.  They are amazing and innovative.

Sidney, MT quilt show at the MonDak Heritage Center.

Here is their website:

Stop by and check it out!



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In the works

The following items are things I have been working on.  I got my quilt for my bed back from the quilter and am working on stitching down the binding.

I am in love.  I love it and can't wait to get it on my bed!

Don't you just love the quilting Carla did on this?

I also got back my witch quilt and a table runner.

Here is a close up of the quilting.

And the table runner.....

This is what I am working on now.......

Yep!  That is a spiderweb block!  I am loving it!  Why does metallic fabric never read on camera?  Annoying.

There is a quilt show going on at the local museum here.  I have about 5 quilts in it.  I will try to get by to take some photos.

What are you guys working on?


Saturday, September 2, 2017

4 Generations to Complete

I have not had much chance to quilt in the last few weeks, so I apologize now.  I had a small health scare but we are all good now.

I finished the top from the last post that was being difficult for me.

So what do you think?  Still not exactly what I was imagining, but I am pleased with the results.

It could be either a wall hanging or a baby quilt.  I will bind it in the black from this line.

I have a pillow that my Mom made for my Grandmother for Christmas one year.  I was probably 5 or 6, but I remember her working on it.  She gave it to me before she went into the nursing home.  It was torn and falling apart so I cut the main panel out to use for another project.

She had free hand embroidered this.  I will remove the orange border and just use her embroidered panel.

Now, you may be asking what am I going to put with this?  Well, glad you asked!!

These are blocks that my great grandmother made.

I have a whole stack of them.

They are all hand pieced.  They are pretty thin, so I am thinking they will need to have some reinforcement behind them.

Any suggestions on this?  I was thinking putting them on muslim.  Maybe fusing them to muslim?  I will need to square them up and will probably put some sashing on them.

I will put my Mom's embroidered piece in the center.  Obviously this will be for decoration and a keepsake only and not for use.

Any thoughts or input?



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Renamed: Finding mistakes...

This weekend I put the binding on the "Ex's & Oh's" Quilt...

I actually used the left over binding from the Dinosaur Quilt.  I think it went great!

I pieced the backing for the witchy quilt...

I love this tweedy gray.  I think it goes great with this quilt.  Off to quilting!

I am working on this quilt.  So far I am not pleased with it.  Ever have something just NOT turn out the way you thought it would?  Well, this is one of those.  I am trying to salvage it, and my interest in it.  I so love this fabric too!  Bummer!

.....aaand  I just saw I so screwed up that last row!  Holy smokes!  Back to the drawing board.  Grrrrr!  I will get through it! (EDIT:  I did not screw up, it just looks weird in the picture.  When I turned it I saw the pattern again.  WHEW!)

Keeping you posted on the albatross front.....