Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I love the color blue, so I decided to make some blue and white quilts to display for summer.  The combination is so soothing and fresh.  This is the first finished blue & white quilt.  This was a pattern and fabric collection from Connecting Threads.  This is the first time I have used their fabric and I like the results so far.  The true test will come when I wash the quilt.
My Farmers Wife quilt is really happening.  This quilt was not on my bucket list but somehow I fell in love with the idea and the stories so I decided to play along.  Attached are the blocks completed  to date.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Farmers Wife Challenge

I finally took the Challenge.  I  made my first blocks for The Farmers Wife. This is fun trying to decide which  block to make next and using all scraps.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Quilt guild challenge

The challenge this year for our quild was to make a quilt only 14"x14" quilt to reflect "The Beatles".  I had been wanting to learn a new technique so I searched for a song I could use. The song was "Nothing Shaken but the Leaves on the Trees".  So I made a series of leaves and joined them together.  There is one large leaf on the back that they all attach to.  It was fun to learn a new technique.  I used Batik's and varigated thread to stitch, the batting is left over from my batting basket.

Valentine Day party

Where did January go?  Kim and I are trying to work through our unfinished projects.  I know Kim has more than I do so I will help her get the ones she loves completed this year.
It is my friend Barbara's birthday and we are having a first Friday celebration.  I have made her a bag with French General fabrics and I know she will love it.  It is just the right size for a book bag or for a small project.  I made all of my First Friday friends a heart pincushion as a party favor.  Thank you Barbara for having a birthday so I could create these great wool pincushions for my friends. The large ones are made from wool and the small ones are also made from wool and inserted into a rusted heat tin.  Both are stuffed with walnut shells.  I sat them on a Valentine heart quilt I made years ago to take the picture. Nice color.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Holiday Gifts

I made wool snap bags for my First Friday Friends.  I used recycled and new wool.  I used a broken metal tape measure for the snap closure for each bag.  These bags were made from a pattern by Kathy Cardiff (the Country Loft quilt shop).

Friday, August 19, 2011

First Friday Girls

I surprised the gals who come for lunch on the first friday.  I planned a road trip and I packed a picnic lunch for them.  We traveled to one of our favorite quilt shop and after a little shopping I drove to a historic park near by and brought out the picnic basket with all of the goodies I packed.  They were surprised and we had a good time sitting in the park and visiting.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What a beautiful day here in San Diego, makes me want to stay home from work and play in the garden.
I have been very busy finishing up projects that I have started.  I finished my "French Chain" quilt made with French General fabric and have had it quilted and it is now on my bed.  I even made pillow cased and stitched a little pillow to sit on my bed.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

We had a great first Friday lunch and sit and sew, although we did not sew.  We usually eat and then share our current project or a new book or something interesting.  It was Barbara's birthday so we had presents and flowers and a beautiful table setting with a Valentine theme.  I gave each of my friends a valentine gift I had made from recycled wool and stitched on. Kim gave our guests wool kit to make a heart pincushion and embellish with old buttons.  Kim and I  love working with wool and sharing our idea's with friends.  I must admit we get most of our inspiration from JoAnn Mullaly who has 2 books out on Wool Crazy project.cloft.com

Thursday, February 3, 2011

First Friday Gal Pals

Unfinished wool applique heart
Tomarrow is our First friday luncheon.  We are challenging each other to make a wool applique quilt.  We all started ours the first friday of January and tomarrow we will share our progress.  It is also our friend Barbara's birthday so we will have a fine lunch in her honor.  I have made each of the girls a valentine's gift plus a wool applique cupcake pin cushion for Barbara.  I will post pictures after our party. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

WE went to our guild meeting on Monday night, Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville was the speaker, if you have not heard of her, google her, she is an amazing scrap quilter. She will tell you how to prepare and save all of your scraps ready to use for your next project. She also has many free patterns on her site and she does Mystery Quilts. She is now on her way to Road to California where she will be teaching for 4 days.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Workday Friday

Kim & I had a workday on Friday. I was sewing on my French Chain Quilt, I am making one like Kim made only bigger for my bed. I am using Kim's scraps. I will love it one it is done but until them I am making 49 blocks and each block has 45 pieces.

Kim was working on her Oh MyGosh quilt..she is in the cutting stage. This quilt has very small pieces when done. Kim is using her Civil War prints for this project.

Untill next time...Happy Sewing.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Oh My Gosh quilt

Working on oh my gosh quilt The shoo-fly block is 5 inches unfinished. It also has 9 patches that are 2 inches unfinished. Everytime I finish one I need to rest for the next one.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Mom & me

Mom & I have decided to combine this blog together.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

french chain

this quilt is made from French General Fabrics.  I only used the red and light red and off white fabrics--I  love the quilting on this.  Quilt is 90 x90.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

wool crazy class

I have wool crazy class with Joann mullaly tomorrow(actually today). I will take pic. I have know her over 10 years & she is the best teacher & friend rolled into one. I am really bad about learning the stitches. I have been working on mine for 2 years. My brain just does not want to get it.
All my love Kim

Sunday, February 14, 2010



It has been a year sorry. My friend joann mullaly started a blog so I decided to keep up to date.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009



Sorry it has been awhile. I even forgot how to sign in. I am on a diet with the rest of the bloggers. Just not sure how to get the art work up to my blog. Lost 5 pounds last week.
Working on several projects.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

August 30, 2008

Hi ,

The quilt show at country loft last week was great. It is great to see everyone's projects. It also gets me going to do all the projects I started & to finish the block of the months I have from the country loft.
I leave in 2 weeks to go on the country loft cruise with all my friends from the loft. Some husbands are going to. We fly into new york & will go to portland boston canada & will be gone 7 days. I have really never been anywhere so I am excited. My mom is taking care of my son. I hope that goes OK. We have never been apart except for 1 night.

I forgot to take pictures, but go to gingerpatches blog & see her pictures.

I decided not to go to the san diego quilt show. Road to california will be here in california in january 2009.

I bought some new books last week & books prices have really gone up. Some over $25.00.

I better go.

Love Kim

Saturday, August 23, 2008

August 23, 2008

Hi Everyone.
Today is the Sew for the Cure sale & Student quilt Show at Country Loft.
I am not very good at this blogging so be patient with me.
Does anyone have the pattern by Cheri called ABC sampler?
I will e-mail tonight about the Country Loft Show.

Monday, July 21, 2008

July 21, 2008

I have a new blog If anyone wants to add to go ahead. Hope that is possible.
hope that is the right wording.

July 21, 2008

Hi Everyone.
I am just preparing for my trip to Long Beach. My mom & I are taking my 16 year old autistic son with us. Should be interesting. We are making it a mini vacation. We have always wanted to go to Houston But it is just too far away.
Last week I did not go to the Country Loft & I felt lost all week. Donna Yackey has a really cute halloween quilt at the loft for classes.

Monday, June 23, 2008


I just noticed how to sent up a blog & then I put a picture of my son who has Autism.
I am so proud of myself.

Sunday June 22, 2008

It is Hot in San Diego. I worked on cutting out a snowball quilt today with the Four Seasons fabric by Moda. And tonight I started a blog. I have found alot of quilters have blog's & they all know my favorite quilt shop Country Loft.