Keeping busy…

Hello, I hope that you are staying inside and keeping safe.

Here are some quilts that I completed for clients within the last month.

Joan’s Quilt

Joan made this cute panel into a baby quilt for her new grand daughter. The animals

are very sweet and the fabric is gorgeous!

I stitched around all the animals and the blocks. The outer border received leaves .

Joan’s Quilt

Its funny that these two quilts were made by two different ladies with the same name:”Joan.”

I just realized that as I loaded the pictures for this blog post. It made me laugh. Yes, I am

easily amused.

A Charity Quilt

These quilts that are made by Joan are given to charity. She is a very generous person.

If you have any scrap fabric you would like to get rid of, I know a lady that I could pass it

on to and she would be very happy to receive it and sew it up into a charity quilt.

The Backing

The backing of the quilt. I used a cream Omni thread for the backing and a light pink thread

on the front of the quilt.

Charity Quilt #2

Joan also made this quilt for charity. Love the pink color. I used a light pink OMni polyester

thread for the top and the backing.

Swirls were stitched all over the quilt. The name of the design is “Soho”

The backing

Hope you are staying inside and safe. It’s a great time to sew, quilt or learn a new

hobby or skill. I have been tying my hand at sketching something  once a day. I will have to

show you my scribbles next time.

I also quilted my first Ribbon quilt this week. I will have to show pictures of this too.

See you next week.

Keeping Home and Safe….

With all that is happening with CoVid 19, it is a good time to be inside,

sewing and quilting. Its a good time to catch up on some piecing.

Although I am saying that, I have not had time to piece myself. I hope

that you are able to be at home and work on some unfinished projects.

Here are some of the quilts that I worked on recently.

Lesley made this quilt from fabric that she bought in Australia. Lots of

koala, kangaroos and platyapus on the fabric.

Leaves and swirls were quilted all over the top, using a light grey

polyester thread.

The Backing

I love the back of quilts too. There is so much texture that shows up.

Vines were stitched all over the quilt top.

Anne;s Quilt

Anne made this quilt. I love the bright and cheerful colors. They cheer me up amidst

all the grey clouds we have been having lately.


The backing of the quilt is a nice bright solid yellow color. I love the simplicity

of the flowers. I used a light yellow Omni polyester thread.

This is Anne’s quilt as well. She has been one busy lady.Swirls were

quilted all over the quilt top. I used a light cream polyester thread for

the top and the backing.


The backing of the quilt.

Crystal’s Quilt

Crystal made this lovely quilt. I love the colors and the the underwater theme of

this quilt.

Happy Times is the name of the quilting pattern stitched all over this quilt top.

The backing

I used a light blue polyester thread for the top and the backing.

Have a good week and stay safe.

CoVid 19

I hope that everyone is staying safe and staying inside as much as possible.

Covid 19 is certainly creating quite a stir but it is a good time to get some

sewing and quilting done.

Here are some pictures from a long time ago. I can’t even remember

when I quilted these. Enjoy.

Barb’s Quilt

Barb bought alot of mens shirts from a second hand store. She decided to make a quilt

using the shirts. The blocks are different sizes and colors.Straight lines were stitched

in an “X” to hold the top together. Because there are so many lines and blocks, the

simple straight lines were a good choice.

Square Quilt

I love all of the straight lines in the blocks. I used a light cream polyester thread

for the top and the backing.

Wedding Quilt

This quilt was made for a special couple who were getting married.

The whole quilt

I love the blocks on the outside of the pictures. A panto was used to add some

texture in this border area. A light cream thread was used for the top and the backing.

The Backing

I am assuming that the groom to be must love hunting.

See you next week and stay safe.

Going to Paducah….

This quilt was made by Darlene. I love the red colors.

Karen Kay Buckley designed Fiesta Mexico and Renae Haddadin did the

quilting. Boy, did I ever learn alot working on this quilt.

My comfort zone was smashed to bits. Because I upgraded to a digital

self quilting machine, I wanted to try out some of the cool designs available to


Some of the quilting is  similar to Renae’s  but I wanted to put my own

spin on this quilt. Some of the motifs were fun to quilt and other ones

were causing me to pull my hair out.

All the fabric prints were alot of fun. There are so many ways that you can

quilt this quilt. The possibilities are endless;  sometimes, it is hard to pick

a design.

I used a clear monofilament thread for all the ditch work. Then, once that

is done, the fun can begin.

The yellow center block

Circles were quilted around the white circle but I added motifs in the corners.

I thought that the swirl  motifs would add some interest to the quilt top.

The white circle

In the white center area, I made half circles. It is pretty dense quilting in this area,

sometimes, you have to be careful with such dense quilting. The quilting really makes

the fabric stiff and it doesn’t lie flat. Ask me how I know this?

Outside flower

The background fabric in this block had  waves  and swirls printed all over it. Instead of fighting

the print, I thought that I would quilt waves and swirls. Once, it was quilted, the

texture was phenomenal. I really liked it alot.

Yellow Square

I stitched in straight lines in and around this block.

The border area always causes me to doubt myself. On this quilt, I stitched in flowers all over the

border but I also stitched in wheat deisgns all over the bottom of the border. On the top of the

border, I quilted in a stipple. So, two different motifs quilted in the border area, that’s a first

for me.

I wanted a different design on the vase. Straight lines and circles were added, it works with

different areas of the quilt.

In the background area, cross hatching was added as well as a tight stipple.

I added several flowers in the area to mix it up a bit. The cross hatching is always a  pain to

quilt but it looks fantastic once it is done.


This big block turned out  nicely.

Ahh, the back of the quilt; it tells its own story.

There is alot of different thread colors because I matched threads to

the top and the backing. It helps to cut down on tension issues whe using

two different thread colors.

The backing

The quilting really stands out but you have to clean up the backing when you are finished

and hope and pray that all your stops and starts are well done.

The big center block. Lovely texture.

The vase from the back side.

I am pleased to tell you that this quilt has been accepted into the Paducah

Quilt  Show, 2020. Darlene is so excited and so am I.Good luck Darlene!

Have a great week!


Two Weeks In A Row….

I’m on a roll by posting pictures on my blog, two weeks in a row.

As promised, here are some of the modern quilts that I quilted for Figo, for

Quilt Con, several weeks ago.I think this quilt is called Paper Cuts byThen

Came June.

The backing was very bright; you can see the stitching really well.

I used a monofilament thread on the top and matching thread for the


Christina made  this quilt in the summer; she wanted lots of

straight line quilting. There are two separate blocks in this quilt so

I decided to quilt two separate designs in the blocks.

Straight lines were quilted across all of the background fabric.

Once again, a monofilament thread was used for the top of the

quilt and a matching thread for the backing.

The backing fabric was interesting.


This quilt is called Stellar Mosiacs. Not quite sure who designed it,

sorry, I forgot to write down the designer.

The quilting design used is Mosiac  Circle Star by Urban Elementz.

The backing of the fabric, I love the blue fabric used here.

Angie’s Quilt

Angie made this quilt for a special someone. She wanted swirls quilted

all over the quilt top. I used a white Omni polyester thread for the top

and the backing.

Quilt Top

The backing of the fabric shows off the quilting beautifully.

Joyce made this huge quilt. It measured in at 107 x 104. I think that

it’s the biggest quilt that I have quilted.

The center of the quilt. The fabrics used in this quilt is gorgeous!!!

I quilted an overall design called “Water  World” by Willow Leaf STudio.

The backing of the quilt.

I am still working on my daughter’s quilt, by Elizabeth Hartman.

It is called “Desert Delights.”  It is sewing up quickly but it doesn’t help that

I keep making silly mistakes.

Have a good week.