Saturday, April 12, 2014

More charity work this week

Hello All,

It's Sewjo Saturday with Kim.

It's been a gorgeous week out. I've spent a lot of time outdoors and not very much at the sewing machine.

I did some more work on this charity quilt.

I have a bout a third of it done. Need to get working on it.

And I started piecing this one together. This one is going to Harmony Home in TX.

Thats all on the quilting front. Hope you had a great week.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

sewjo Saturday, and April goal

Hello, hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well and enjoying a bit of Spring. We are going to have a gorgeous week next week, highs in the low 70s, just PERFECT :)

I got a bit more quilting done this past week than usual, yah!

I had a heck of a time with this RR. You know how some projects everything just seems to go wrong?

Well thats what happened here. I started cutting out HSTs', instead of geese blocks. I measured wrong, numerous times. I sewed things on in the wrong spots. You name, I probably did it. LOL. But at last it is done and on it's way to the next person in line.

Then I got out this charity quilt and got it basted and started to quilt it. It took me forever, it seems, to figure out how I wanted to quilt it. I wanted to do pine trees and bears, but thankfully I stopped myself and reminded myself that I was pretty new to FMQing, and I should probably practice more before I attempted that.

So I am doing meandering stars. It's a lot of repetitiveness, but it will give me good practice.

This is also my goal for April. I need to finish quilting this and get it bound.

Have a great weekend all!

Linking up with Kim and Shannon/Melissa.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Around the Ridge

(This is very, very strange.... I started making this post on Sunday, March 30th. I scheduled it to publish... I THOUGHT I had it scheduled for April 1st.... but it published itself AHEAD of 3 other posts I had out this month, with a date of March 4th... how weird! But here it is again, just in case you missed it. lol)

Hello Everyone,

I haven't done an Around the Ridge post in ages. So I thought I'd show you a few things today.

My Daughter took all of these beautiful photos!

We bought some fruit trees earlier this year, they are now starting to leaf out.

We have a few kinds of apple, pears, a fig and a plum.

We also have berries.

Cranberries, currants, blueberries... and grapes :)

It will be so wonderful to start harvesting fruit! The trees will take a few years, of course, they are just little things. But we should get some berries this year.

The Red Bud is in full bloom. I love Red Bud, look at that color!

This is my first rose, it's on a south facing slope and blooms first every year (interesting it's almost the exact color of Red Bud :) ).

I also have a few Iris's blooming.

I hope Spring is warming you up...... We are now having a bit of Winter here. Its been sooo mild this year, we have some rain and possible snow coming over the next few days...but it will only be around a day or so, then we'll be back to the sun.

Have a great day.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Round Robin

Hello Everyone,

A few of the Gals on the Q&N forum and I are doing some Round Robins.

So this week I've been working on Sherry's. This is Sherry's medallion,  plus the border Karen put on it.

She wants to keep it black/white with a  pop of color.

I decided it really needed some geese.

I'll show you the rest when I finish it. It should of been in the mail on Thurs :( Will have to get it out on Tues, when I go to town next.

Linking up with Kim.

Have a great day all.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Working on a mystery

Good morning Everyone,

I hope you all have been having some sunshine and warmer weather. It's been beautiful here this week. Next week we are due for some more rain, which is needed so I will not complain :)

What have you all been working on this week?

I put aside my baby blocks and friendship blocks last weekend to start the mystery quilt over at the Q&N. These are the fabrics I am using.

I don't usually buy black fabric with print on it, but I fell in love with this one. The roses are so sweet. And the mystery quilt seemed a good time to use it. I'm happy I had some coordinating fabrics to go with it in my stash :)

Here is where I am at today on this project.

These are the two main blocks, I have most of them done.

I had put these aside come Monday of this week, so I could finish my other blocks that I wanted to get mailed out on Tues. Those are in the mail, so now I am back to working on my mystery quilt.

Have a happy, quilty day, as my good friend Pat likes to say :)

Linking up with  Kim for Sewjo Saturday.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

A new Linky party for the weekend.

  Hello Everyone,

Kim over at My Go-Go Life has started a new linky party for the weekend. You can read all about it here.

You can share your WIPs or finished projects or just come browse and see what every one else is doing.

So, here's what I'm working on.

Getting these Friendship blocks done. Pat and I are behind again. It's a good thing it's only her and I. :)

These X and O blocks need a iron and trim, then they are ready to be sent to the piecer. We are making more baby quilts for some of our forum members.

They have chosen this cute quilt. It's very popular with our forum members. It's a great quilt for a baby/toddler and for using up some scraps.

I have a charity baby quilt I need to get quilting on and my son's dinosaur quilt needs to be quilted.

I am thinking of putting all this aside today and working on Jess's mystery quilt though. It's another beauty and I would love to do some virtual quilting with my buddies. (You can click on the link and buy the pattern still. They come right to your email. Her mystery quilts are awesome.)

Thanks Kim, for starting another fun linky party.

Have a great weekend all. Do some quilting, as it is national quilting day :)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ruffles blog hop!

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're enjoying the ruffles.

Ruffles just add a little something feminine to things. They're sweet, and frilly, and so very girlish. Being a mountain girl, I am not a very girly-girl. But I do enjoy those little bits of prettiness here and there throughout my house.

Thanks to Ms Samm and our cheerleader this go around, Amy. And of course, our sponsors. Blog hops are always so much fun. There are so many creative things to see. And now on to mine.

I've had this rocking chair for 20 yrs. It was given to me not long after I got pregnant with my first baby. You can see the wear and tear on it. And it was really time for a new back cushion!

The ruffle is small, a folded 2.5" strip, but it's just right for this chair. Too big and it wouldn't have any room.

The bottom piece needs a new cushion too..... But it's not going to be this pretty, and it certainly wont have a ruffle.....there is just too much wear and tear on that seat ;)

As you can see, I love making Lone star patterns. And if they intimidate you a little bit, maybe my tips and tricks will help ease you thru it.

My ruffle was made easy with my ruffler foot!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop over to the other blogs and see what everyone has made.


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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WIP Wednesday

Hello Everyone,

Gosh, didn't mean to be gone for so long. There hasn't been a whole lot of quilting going on though.

I have managed to start my project for the ruffles blog hop coming up next month.

Here's a sneak peek.

I can't seem to stay away from these stars. I just love making them. And I love these colors!

That dark purple is a rich, vibrant color. And the soft orchid purple just helps to set it off perfectly.

My day on the blog hop is March 7th.

I also got some batting and some backing fabric, so am hoping to start some quilting soon too. I have a hug pile of tops that need to be done. The first one I am going to do is this beauty.

It's a Jessica Smith mystery quilt. This was March of 2013. Contact Jess if you want the pattern.

I bought this sweet print for the backing.


Bear Creek is having a great sale right now.

Thats it for me this week. Have a great day!

Joining Lee today.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Charity quilts

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to talk a bit today about charity quilts on the Q&N forum. We have three charities that we make quilts for. We have ever since Jess started the forum. It's our way of helping out to some of those in need.

Right now our three charities are: (Clicking on the links will bring you to the treads on the Q&N forum for those charities.)

Harmony Home. A counseling center for abused children.

Pine Ridge Native American Reservation.  Supporting Native Americans in need.

Quilts of Valor. For our military. And also for forum members who have a military family member or friend in need of a quilt.

You can read a bit about each of our charities here.

We are always looking for more volunteers to help make these quilts. What we do is we sign up for making blocks, piecing and quilting a quilt each month or two. We also have volunteers give the backing and battings or send money to the quilter to purchase these items.

If you want to help out, then come on over and sign up to the forum. It's free and painless ;) and go to one of the charity threads and volunteer whatever you are comfortable doing.

We've made some fun, gorgeous quilts for these charities.  Here's a few we've made over the years.



Have a great day.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Friendship X and + blocks

Hello Everyone,

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my Kona solids blog hop. I had a handful or so of no-reply bloggers, so if you didn't get a personnal thank you note from me, that is why. I had no way of emailing you.

Pat and I are having a lot of fun with our Friendship blocks.

Lolly Quiltz

I just received her Dec and Jan blocks. Mine need to go out to her, we were both late with our Dec blocks, but neither of us care that much they are a bit late. We are just enjoying swapping together.

They all look so good together to.

I enjoy looking over Pats and seeing all the pretty little pieces she is using.

I enjoy going thru my scraps and bringing back some of my favorite little pieces to put in our blocks.

Thanks Pat, I so enjoy doing this with you :)

Have a great day all.

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