Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Wedding Quilt picture at last!



Thanks to my friend, Bonnie, for taking a picture of her daughter, Mandy, 
with the quilt I made for her wedding.
I love the way it turned out!
Scrap quilts are so amazing!
They were very happy to receive it!!

Happy Quilting!                     Lynda

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wedding Quilt!

Yep.......there isn't a picture of my latest quilt!  
I just forgot to take a picture. 
 It sat here for a couple of days...........
the sun was shining outside...........
perfect days for pictures.       
Yup, my brain cells are going rapidly.

It was a scrap quilt.  I am very fond of scrap quilts.   That's it!

Happy Quilting!                    Lynda

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Another Graduation Quilt!


This time the graduation quilt is for one of my grandsons, Jordan!
I love the Bricks and Stepping Stones pattern so I made
his in browns and blues.  
I really like the bright blue inner border before the black border. 


I really thought I had put a dent in my brick rectangles,
but as you can see, I still had plenty to make
an interesting back also.


Kerry, at Utah Valley Quilting, did the machine quilting.  
I chose Funky Monkey for the design.
I thought Jordan would like that.

Now I head out to Arkansas next week to attend his graduation
and give him his graduation quilt.
Luckily, he has chosen to go to College out here
in Utah so I will get to see him more often.

Happy Quilting!                             Lynda

Monday, April 25, 2016

Another GRADUATE!


I haven't been sitting around idle.  
After I finished my Dad's quilt I finished another
High School Graduation quilt.
This one looks so different in the different lighting.
The 2nd picture with the happy recipient shows the colors much better.




I love making quilts and giving them away.  
The happy smiles are such a reward.

Now to finish a wedding quilt for a May wedding.

Happy Quilting!                   Lynda

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Procrastination!

I grew up in Spokane, Washington.  My parents had purchased a double lot which seemed like a million miles away from our home in town.  The freeway was coming through and taking our home so we needed to move.  The lot seemed so far away from my friends but it was covered in trees and had lots of places for me to run and play.  My Dad built our house and had to cut down and dig out many of those trees but it still left us with 57 trees in our yard!  I loved those trees.  He didn't.  Of course, he was the one who had to rake those long pine needles out of the grass, and I wasn't.

Twenty-five years ago, Dad and Mom were now living with me and my family in Utah.  They had sold their home with all those wonderful trees.  I signed up to take a class on making a Tree Quilt.  I was going to give it to my Dad with the title, "No More Raking Required".  Cute, huh?

But............the class was held on the same day that I brought my Dad home from the hospital with terminal cancer.  Needless to say, I didn't go to the class and the pattern set in my sewing stuff for a few years before I finally got around to starting it.  I ran across the pattern and all the fabric that had been purchased for the quilt and decided I needed to get it done.  Over the years it was worked on and the top was finished and it was again shoved into a corner of my sewing room.

A few months ago I refound it, got the backing fabric and took it to the quilter to be finished.  What a beauty it is now.  Kerry, from Utah Valley Quilting, quilted a paisley design to match the paisley fabric.  The thread on top blends in with all the fabrics but the backing thread is that minty green/blue color and shows off the paisley pattern so well on the tan back.  I think Dad would really love it.



We always had a cat and dog.


Butterflies.


A kite caught in the tree.


A view of the back.


Yep, I think he would really love it.
Especially the no raking part.


Happy Quilting!                  Lynda

Friday, March 4, 2016

Retreat Mania


Our Retreat is over!  
Yesterday morning 15 to 18 women swarmed 
Suzanne's home.  Laughing, talking,
sewing, sharing, reaching for
the chocolate.
Today.....18 tired women dragged ourselves 
down the stairs, carrying heavy sewing machines,
bags of projects, some done, some not,
and empty lunch dishes.
The laughter had died down but the
memories of the fun and projects
will be remembered and shared for weeks to come.



 Several women worked on this project. 
The name of this block eludes me but it is a charmer!
Some made it in 2 1/2 inch strips while others opted
for 1 1/2 inch strips.  Either way it is wonderful.
Don't you love when you can use fabrics that don't go together
and yet they make a beautiful quilt!
Here are a few pictures of everyone working and visiting.



 The empty chair was my spot for the 2 days.
 Not sure what Megan was doing here but her blocks are wonderful.


 This bright quilt will be loved by a teen girl soon.
 This quilt is stunning.
 Notice the jacket?  She made it like a rag quilt.  
It was really fun.
During our last retreat Ina put together this quilt and wanted to
bring it to show it was completed now.
It was made from a tree exchange.

Can't believe I didn't get any pictures of the lunches.  Must have been busy stuffing my face with delicious salads, casseroles, fresh bread and rolls, and yummy desserts.

It was great fun but my back is looking forward to a rest from hovering over a sewing machine for a couple of days.

Happy Quilting!                                 Lynda

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Quilt Retreat today! Wooohooo!!!



Our Spring Retreat is here!
2 wonderful days of sewing,
laughing and
eating.

I made a stiletto for each quilter.
Saw this on pinterest, of course.
18 stilettos made with a
turkey lacer and beads.

Can't wait.

Happy Quilting!                   Lynda