Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hexie pillow

Wow 2  blog posts in one day. I have been following the Hexie blog hop and today I won a pillow  made by
Isn't it gorgeous.  I have not done any hexies yet but after this blog hop is over I have a  list of projects that I want to do. Until I start them I am going to drool over my pillow.

A busy day piecing

I have been so busy working on a quilt for an order. She asked for a queen quilt in turqoise and pink. I decided to use Kimberly Einmo"s technique for the chainsaw and the sawtooth border. I have the center done now am working on the border.
Sorry for the bad photo but these Iphones really don't do it justice.   I did take some photos of my quilting machine. It is really old but it works great.
I will upload some more tomorrow. Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Please Vote

Today I spent the day with my husband.  He wanted to weed out some of the flower gardens. I think it was around 90degrees outside.  I was going to get in the pool but I decided just to help him out.  He picked a red rose and put it on the kitchen table to surprise me when I was not looking. Gotta love that guy.  While he was napping I went up and cleaned up my studio where I quilt. Tomorrow I will take some photos of it. He started fixing up the attic of the garage when he was stronger and it is not finished yet  but I still work up there.  I love that he tried to get it done before his health started failing. I am always excited when he feels like getting up  and going outside.  As you who have read my blog know my husband has terminal cancer. I am trying to win a cruise to the Bahamas  while he is still able to go.  I have posted the link and tomorrow is the last day to vote. Please help us to win this cruise. I need all the votes that I can get today and tomorrow. Here is the link.
 I want to thank each and every one that votes for us.   Thanks for listening. Tomorrow I will post some photos of my studio.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sunshine quilt;

Today I finished an all yellow and gold quilt which I called Sunshine. I quilted it with clouds all over it. It is made up of all my yellow and gold scraps leftover from other quilts that I have made and sold. I really love the way it turned out. This photo is not too good so tomorrow I will try for a better photo,Now I have to get busy and make some quilts that are ordered.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

More quilts!!!

Are you ready to see more quilts that I have been working on.  I have been quilting away. I am just learning FMQ but most of my quilts are quilted with panto-grams. My quilting machine is one of the very first that Gammil made. They took the industrial Singer machine and modified it so that it would sit on a  13foot table with rollers. I love quilting on it but am limited as to what I can quilt. I did try to FMQ with it but it was very hard,  I think tommorrow I will take a photo of it and post it so that everyone can see it.
This quilt I quilted with swirls because of all the circles. It has a home already. My granddaughter  loves Peace signs and we found this fabric at Marshalls Dry Goods. It is peace sign batiks.  She got it for her birthday.  Now she wants shams to match so on my list to do is go fabric shopping. 
My version of Sunbonnet Sue and Sam. I appliqued the kids but embroidered the flowers. I digitized all the kids and flowers. Since  I have a Brother embroidery machine  I digitize all my designs. I cant really draw so I do buy the clipart .  I guess that is all today.  I still have a few more quilts to show that I quilted in the last  2 months.  Since my husband  was diagnosed with this horrible cancer I stay by his side most of the time. When I want to get away my grandson is here with us. 
I f you want to help us win the caregivers cruise here is the link again to vote. I only have 3 more days left and need more votes. Thanks to all of you that have voted and have shared my story with other quilters.  The quilting, craft and sewing community is a great place.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wow it has been some time since I posted.  I have been so busy this summer that I just have not found time to post . Let me show you what I have been doing.
I did this quilt using Happy go Lucky in a Craftsy class with Camille Rosskelly in precut piecing made easy. It is a good class to take.  I love the way it turned out.
Here is my first attempt at free motion quilting. The blocks are from Craftsy BOM 2012 and I did each block separately with Leah Days method. I loved how it turned out.   Well are you bored yet.
Okay this one I fussy cut all the fabric to make pinwheels. Learned that from Debby Kratovil site. and just loved it  One done for Christmas. 
Now I am updating you on my husbands condition. He is terminally ill with stage 3 oral cancer . He is not strong enough to tolerate the surgery that they usually do on this. His stomach cancer that he fought for  has not returned but since he has no immune system he has no alternatives.  We are going to Houstan in Sept to the Cancer center to see if they can help.  I am trying to win a caregivers cruise and need all the votes that I can get. I am really close to winning. I hope I win so that I can give him one of the wishes that he has stated to me  while he is still able to go.  I am including the link if anyone is interested in voting for us. I hope that he wins. this.  Please help me by voting. All my friends at the hospital that I did work at are voting Now I am asking the quilting community to help me. Thanks  Have a beautiful day.