Sunday, August 29, 2010

Binding on and Delivered!

I got the Orange and Blue quilt back from the quilter and put the binding on while taking a drive to St. George. We went to see the play, Tarzan, at Tuacahn outdoor theater. The play was spectacular with apes flying over our heads. At one point Tarzan came down a wire line from half way up the mountain onto the stage. For those of you who have been to that area you know the red, rock mountains are high and rugged. It was lots of fun. But back to the quilt! It was a little complicated manuevering a large quilt around on my lap so that I could bind the whole thing but I had taken time at home to fold it so that I could just keep turning and turning the whole folded quilt in my lap and get to all the edges.

I think you can see some of the flower, leaf and vine quilting that Toma Blair of Orem did. She did a beautiful job of quilting, by the way. I used a bright orange flannel on the back.

These blues and oranges were a bit softened in color compared to the really, really bright orange and blue that the wedding couple used as their colors to decorate. The reception was outside and luckily the weather cooled off enough to be enjoyable, with a slight wind, and a few threatening rain clouds. My newest baby granddaughter was dressed in a bright orange onesie and blue tutu, with blue leggings and shiny gold sandles all picked out or made by her paternal grandma.
I also got the Baseball quilt back from the quilter and will put the binding on in the next couple of days. Then I can give it away too! It doesn't get much better than this.
Happy Quilting! Lynda
P.S. My giveaway is almost over so hurry and add your name if you haven't already. I'll be drawing a name on September 1st. Good luck everyone.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wow! I can't believe all the new bloggers I've met because of this giveaway. It is so much fun to read through each of your blogs and be inspired and entertained by all you do.

I really appreciate all the comments you have made and all the inspiration I get from each of you. I have tried to respond on each of the blogs or by e-mail.

One of my blogging friends, Helen, at "Aunty Hennys" is also having a giveaway. She has made a wonderful bag and added lots of cute things to carry inside. Be sure to stop over there and add your name to the list (oooh that may lessen my chance to win but she has such a great blog you'll want to visit it often.)

I found another giveaway at "Leona's Quilting Adventure". I got to her blog from Cheryll's blog, "Gone Stitchin'". Believe me you want to go sign up for Leona's is amazing!

If I knew how to make it so you could just click on their blog sites right here I would. But...that is beyond my knowledge right now. Guess I need another lesson from my daughter. However, you can get to their blogs from my side bar showing the blogs that I follow.

I'm still waiting for my 2 quilts to come back from the quilter so I can put the bindings on them. They should be done soon. Can't wait to give them away.

Happy Quilting! Lynda

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Finally I got my act together and found something for my 1st BLOG GIVEAWAY! I made mushroom pincushions for my Quilting Bee . . . Had to put one in the package. I shopped for some kind of fabric today.....looked at subdued colors, pinks, greens, Christmas, Halloween and finally my eyes fell upon these wonderful BLACK AND YELLOW fabrics. I knew someone could make something stunning out of these vibrant fabrics. Then I found these "Utah Truffles" candy bars which had to be added to the package because I live in Utah. Then a cute little flower spool pincushion found it's way in my shopping cart.

Now all I need you to do is leave me a comment. Not hard at all! I'll be picking a winner on September 1st by random generator (my hand in a bowl).

Hope to hear from all of you soon.....Happy Quilting! Lynda

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The JOY of giving!

It is always such a JOY to give someone a quilt and see their expression. This is one of the quilts I have been working on this last couple of months. I got it back from the quilter and put on the binding yesterday. I love the way it turned out. I put a black, brown and tan flannel on the back to make it nice and cozy for the winter. Toma Blair of Orem did an amazing job meandering all over the quilt.....except for the squares in the center of each half square triangle.

She quilted a STAR in each of them. Hopefully the edges will fray nicely and give it a nice soft fuzzy look

Here is a picture of Dillon very happy with his new quilt. Dillon has grown up across the street from me. I've known him for about 13 years now. He used to come over and clean the snow off my driveway before I could get out to do it each morning trying to get it done before I even knew he was there. I can hardly believe that he has graduated from High School already.
I told him all kinds of stories about the quilt.....why I picked the pattern, the fabrics, had unfinished edges on some blocks and why I hand stitch the binding. All the stories had to do with me watching him grow up. Lots of fun.
Happy Quilting and Giving! Lynda

Monday, August 9, 2010


Got the edges trimmed and the 2 borders put on. Ready for the quilter!!

That's 3 for the quilter. Nothing pressing until I get them back and need to add the bindings.

AAhhhh............time to relax now. Lynda

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Check and almost check

Here is the Buggy Barn My Three Stars quilt done (check) and ready for the quilter. I am putting a brown, black, tan flannel on the back. I think it turned out quite well and was so much fun to make. If you look over on the top left corner you'll see a star that is rather deformed! Oh well, I say it adds character.
The blue and orange quilt just needs to have the edges trimmed and add the last 2 borders (half check). I think I am really going to like this quilt too. It was such an easy one to make.....except I'm not looking forward to this edge trimming thing. I'll be working on that today and hopefully get it completely ready for the quilter too.
Happy Quilting! Lynda

Monday, August 2, 2010

As time goes by......

I have been working on 2 quilts this past week. The orange and blue one is going together so easily. Just 9 inch blocks in blue and rail fence in orange and cream. I should be able to get it finished this week easily and off to the quilter.

This fuzzy picture is part of the Star quilt. The center of the quilt is completely put together and now I just need to add the 2 borders and off it goes to the quilter too. I do like having a couple of projects going at the same time especially when they are so different from each other.
I've been blogging for a year now so I'm thinking of something to give away for my very first give away. Will post more later on that. I can't believe I have been blogging a whole year already and that I enjoy it so much. I've met some good blogging friends and been inspired by what everyone does. It started out as a way to keep track of the quilts I make but has ended up a fun past time for me.
Happy Quilting! Lynda