Saturday, September 13, 2008

Company at our House

Tuggy is visiting for a week while his Mom and Dad are vacationing in Las Vegas. He knows our dogs as they have stayed at his house. He is a good boy but BIG. I call him Hoss sometimes. I am teaching him to sit and stay while here. He is smart and learns fast. His Mom will be impressed with him. BTW--- Mom is my daughter.

He loves to watch the world go by outside out window.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Buckeye Beauty

Here is the quilt I just finished. I wanted something very light weight for the summer. I used no batting in this and just did stitch in the ditch quilting. I did pin very well as I hate puckers.

This pattern is by Eleanor Burns in her book Quilts through The Seasons. It was supposed to be made using 5 inch charms but I just cut up my own. If I were to make it again--I would cut them 5 1/2 and trim a little. They came up a little small.

Another great quilt pattern that was fun and easy. And just the perfect weight for summer.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Fusible Fun

I have decided to try making smaller projects. I have several bed sized quilts and struggle quilting them on my sewing machine.

While in Nashville I purchased a couple of patterns by Amy Bradley. Hers are quirky and lots of fun to look at. I have a good sized space on my wall at work and will make different ones to fit that space.

I changed the pattern a little bit to make the borders easier. The little quilts were a bit of a challenge but turned out well. I decided to try a quilting thread that would really stand out. My stitches are getting better.

The big white buttons were from a coat my Mothers used to have. She removed them to save them for something else.

Monday, September 1, 2008


My husband and I went to the Nashville Quilt Show. We stayed at the beautiful Gaylord Hotel in total luxury. I was able to meet up with many internet quilting friends.

I went to a Show and Tell with Eleanore Burns and brought one of my Quilts of Valor. She is such a fun and gracious lady. I was able to read the letter from the soldier I received.