Monday, January 30, 2017

A couple of FINISHES!!!

I really have been sewing a lot but only have 2 completely finished to share today.
I made these Santa Faces several years ago.
I finished the one for my friend, Janine, but never
got around to completing one for myself.
All I had to do was add the bell on top of the hats
and French Knot eyes for the faces.
I finished it in time for Christmas!

A cute neighbor girl got married a few days ago and I finished a quilt for her.
I love this pattern and have made it in a couple different color ways.
I love the 4 different fabrics for borders.  
Several of the blocks were already made and given to me by a friend, Leslie.  
She didn't think she would ever finish it so was cleaning out her sewing room.
I was the lucky recipient.

The back is made from some blocks that were made with bright white instead of Kona Snow 
so I added them to the back along with fabric remnants.
I love when the back is interesting too.

I have several quilt tops ready to be quilted too.
Red and white Churn Dash
2 Christmas Twisters
Scrappy Fun
Green Rail Fence

I have also started a Purple HST Carpenter's Wheel
that I totally love!

Happy Quilting!               Lynda

Monday, November 28, 2016



I have started:

 2 Christmas quilts........almost done, just need a border.
 Red Churn Dash...........made several HST to use as border. Not added yet.
Elongated Churn Dash............back half finished.
Floral Christmas............Can't figure out what to do for back.
Granddaughter's High School Graduation quilt......can't even remember what it needs.
Green Rail Fence with black star.............144 blocks done.

I am doing quilting..............just not finishing anything.

I am using up a lot of my stash tho.  Gotta love that!

Happy Quilting!                     Lynda

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wedding Quilt for Lisa

I love Friday's at the Missouri Star Quilt Company!
They always have a new video tutorial to watch.
This one just caught my eye!
It was a simple've probably seen the
Flying Geese using a folded strip between 2 background fabrics.
Open it up, fold it down, and it makes a Flying Geese block.
This was the same idea......just roll the open edge and sew it down,
causing a rounded edge appearance.
My sewing must have been off here and there because
I ended up with some geese not fully attached!
Had to go back and resew.
Then I was worried that the quilter would have a hard time
with the open edges so I double sewed them down.

But I do LOVE it!
And Lisa loved it too!!

IF I ever make it again........I will be much more careful in my sewing of the blocks,
making sure I catch every seam fully!

Happy Quilting!                                Lynda

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Baby Shower and Ride Em Cowboy

A brand new baby girl will soon be coming to our family.
My nephew and his wife are having a baby in November.
This Saturday is a baby shower.
I just LOVE baby showers!
Here are a few things I have made for her.

Never too many burp cloths!

Gray Minkee and bright pink monkey fabric.

Needed a fun little quilt to cuddle.

Of course, her name had to be on the back.
I can hardly wait for her to arrive.

One of the young girls I used to work with got married recently.
Her announcement said, "Lizzie got her Cowboy" so I had to make
this quilt!

This picture was taken inside and shows the background color much better.

This picture outside kind of faded out the background fabric.
Here are a few closeups of the boots.
Each one I made I thought it was my "favorite"!!

We gave it to her today.
Funny thing.........she had on cowboy boot earrings!
I think it was the perfect quilt for them.

Happy Quilting!                    Lynda

Monday, August 15, 2016

A few more pictures of the Quilt Show

I am always drawn in by the quilting!
This quilt is titled, "There's No Place Like Home".
I had to show a close up of the quilting.  It is superb!

Can you believe this Lion?

 I grew up with a painting like this next quilt hanging over our piano.

"I've Got Rhythm" is the title of this quilt.
Isn't it just so cute.

 I really like the wonkiness of this quilt.

I wish you could have seen this one in person.
The picture doesn't do it justice.

So sweet!

Who doesn't love red and white quilts???

Great way to feel like you are on vacation.

This "Fractured Rainbow" really caught my eye.

I love attending Quilt Shows.  I always find inspiration there.
There is something for everyone!
Gorgeous, whimsical, sweet, wonky, fun, amazing.
I just want to touch every quilt (but that's a NO-NO).

This is my latest quilt top finished.
I saw this on Missouri Star Quilt Company.
I look forward to every Friday when
there is a new tutorial.

Happy Quilting!                       Lynda

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Utah Valley Quilt Guild Show

Another UVQG Quilt Show and it was amazing!
This first quilt is made from baby clothes for a sweet little 16 month old girl.
So full of memories!

I think I will just post a few pictures so you can see how talented and diverse
quilters are in their work.

I think this might have been the most striking quilt!  
The colors are so bright.

Just had to show you the quilting on this one.
Gold sparkly thread made the design on black.
It was stunning.

This paper pieced quilt used blacks, browns and white.
Always a great combination.

"There is Room for Everybody" is the title for this quilt.
Isn't it sweet with all the flowers around the homes.

A tribute to the quilter's Mother, who taught her to quilt.

I just had to take a close up of the quilting on this masterpiece!

This amazing quilt titled, "Let Us Walk in the Light" looked like a painting.
The quilter had snipped and cut and placed each piece individually
to imitate the textures of the trees, branches, leaves and ground which all 
came to life with her raw edge applique.  
The original inspiration came from a photograph taken by her brother-in-law.

This cute quilt, titled, "Comfy, Cozy Spots" made us all smile.
Each chair looks so inviting.

Look at the little table with a doilie and old radio.

And this one with a piece of chocolate cake ready to be enjoyed.

More tomorrow.  

Happy Quilting!                             Lynda

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Busy! Busy! Busy!

It is just too hot to be outside right now so I've been spending some finishing time in my sewing room.

My friend, Leslie, gifted me with some UFO's and lots of fabric a while back and I have been busy trying to decide what to make out of all this wonderful fabric!

This first finished top is one that Leslie started.  She had many of the blocks already finished and the pieces cut for the rest.  Easy finish.  The top is together.  Now I just need to decide on the back and get it to the quilter.
 She also gave me a large stack of greens and red fabrics that I've been caressing for a couple of months.  I made 2 of the same quilt except the 1st border is cream on this one, and red on the next one (not shown).  I still have to cut the 2nd one and sew it together to be a Twister.  I am still working on what kind of border I want on each of them.    I just love Pinterest where I can type in quilt borders and find all kinds of ideas of how to finish my quilts.

I have a couple others started also.  It is fun to have several in process at the same time.
Keeps it interesting.

Happy Quilting!                              Lynda