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

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Another Bricks and Stepping Stones


This is my good friend, Bunny.  

We met a little over a year ago and have been
serving in our Church's Women's organization together.
She is a remarkable woman. 
She recently moved a couple hours away
and we were having a "goodbye" lunch.
We wanted her to know how much we loved her
and enjoyed serving with her so we
gave her a quilt to remember us by.
It is bright and lively, just like her!
She will be missed.

Happy Quilting!                         Lynda


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