Friday, October 31, 2008

Ina's UK Quilts & Pillow Shams

This is what I have been doing this week. I have quilted a full and half size UK quilt and 3 Pillow Shams for Ina. Just finished last night. I was pleased with the turn out. Quilting went well. I had anticipated problems cause they were double thickness in place and also heavy fabric but all went well. I put all 3 Shams on the machine at once. Each row I would have to break thread and start again on the next one. The foot would go underneath the next sham is the reason for this, but that was easier than doing them seperate. I am going to the Extension office this morning to help with the fund raiser. Ina will pick the quilts up after I get home and call her. I also quilted a small sampler for Pat but have to hand sew half of the binding yet. This has been a productive week. I have quilted 66 quilts on my Quilt Frame since I got it in January 2008. Needless to say not many have been my own.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Got this one finished Sunday night and didn't get around to getting it uploaded. Gretta came and got it Monday. Gretta is in a guild in Martin County. She goes to her brothers quite often and brings quilts for the girls for me to quilt. I am getting quite a few quilts in at one time now. I guess everyone is getting ready for Christmas since that time of year is getting near. I just love to see what others have done. Of course, each quilt I quilt I think some day I will do one like it.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Annual Area Homemakers Meeting

Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, was our Annual Homemakers Meeting held at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. They were about 18 from our county that attended. We all had a Great Time! Our speaker was EllyenAnne Geisel from Pueblo, Colorado. She is called the Apron Lady after being the author of The Apron Book. She put on a very good show. She showed lots of aprons she had collected during the years of 1999 to the present and told stories of each apron and how she became addicted to aprons. I think the aprons to her as quilts are to us quilters, just can't think nothing else. A friend had gotten me one of her books a couple of years ago and I took it with me to have EllynAnne to sign it. The book means a lot to me not only because she signed it but mostly that Stephanie got it for me. Some of us took our Cutural Arts items that won first place at the county in March. They were about 8 of the girls won first place on some of their items. I had about 4 items and all ranked from 2nd and 3rd place. I encourage each one that can to join the Homemaker group in your area. Just call your Extension agent to find out the dates to meet. We learn so much that we can pass on to others.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Embroidered Birds

This quilt is hand embroidered Birds and contains 25 blocks. This was well done, couldn't hardly tell it was hand done. The stitching is so close together. It has taken so much time to hand embroider these blocks. I can't imagine the time that it took to make the top. Gretta brought this for me to quilt for someone she knows.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My First Stippling

Today I ran across this sample of stippling. This is what I did in my first stippling class. I had no idea in my head where to turn of whatever. It was really hard for me. I am not artistic at all. I always thought that anyone that has art skills could stipple really well.

Look what a mess I did with the back! I've not gotten any quilting done this week. Just started putting one in the frame this evening and didn't even finish getting the backing on the frame. I guess they will be another day.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Remember Gowns made for Premiees

Remember the little Gowns and little quilts I made for my daughter's freinds grandbabies? They were born JULY 6TH weighing 2# 12 OZS and 2# 7 OZS. Well, now Grace weighs 6# 11oz and Aubrey 5# 14oz and here is a picture of them in the gowns and laying on the little quilts. Aren't they so pretty! They look like little dolls. They now weigh what about what they should have at birth. Won't be long the quilts will have to be used for burp pads or bath pads.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bear Quilt

I finally got the binding finished on Sue's Bear Quilt. I have been so busy that it has taken 3 days for me to get it done. This one is so soft and has not been washed. It is so warm and comfortable.

I doubt if some of you girls have seen this Ghost quilt. We made these with the quilt guild about three years ago. It was done as a mystery quilt. Sandy made the kits for us and gave the materail and had us to make the blocks. Next meeting she told us how they went together and that solved the mystery. We all had much fun doing this quilt. I would never have made it if I had known what it was but now I just love it. I hang it each year.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Completed Two

Got two quilted with bindings and another one about finished, just have to sew the binding. The first one is called "Teacher's Pet" and the second one I don't know the name of it. I quilted them for Phyllis.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sue's Maroon Jelly Roll

Finished the binding on Sue's Maroon Jelly Roll Quilt this morning. This is a very warm quilt. While binding it I stayed very warm during these chilly days. She says she has 2 more to make for her family and she is done quilting. We will see. She is such nice lady. I like quilting for her.