Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Buffalo of the Great Plains

We recently went to visit my family in South Dakota. 
We usually go over to the Black Hills on the way home.
 Most of the pictures I take are of buffalo.....
the part they played in the history of our country fascinates me. 
I took the above picture in Custer State Park. 
 I joined Pic Monkey and this is what I was able to do with my original photo !
  The town of Custer has painted buffalo up and down the main street.
Do you see a painted statue? ....I see a quilt.

 This is the first buffalo quilt I made. 
He's won a blue ribbon in every show he's been in.
pat pat on my back LOL 

 My newest one just needs quilting, then it will be on display at 
The Mills County Artisan Guild Gift Shop. 

I hope you have a very blessed week ! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Recent Things

Hi Y'all
 I haven't been blogging much, but I have been sewing.
I made this baby quilt made for local hospital. Many of the squares are from a charm swap I was involved in online.....some are from Australia.
 This throw is made from a Cotton and Steele layer cake I had on hand. It will be donated to a group of ladies in Eastland County, Texas who make quilts for the sick and homeless....they call them
"Love Covers". 
This wall hanging was made for a silent auction benefit going to a group of people who take disabled veterans and children on deer hunts. 
Commissioned piece.

 Commissioned piece.
 Made for my friend Cindy.
This piece is at the Mills County Artisan Gift Shop
Several months ago I was invited to join this guild that represents over 30 Texas Artisans
 in Mills and surrounding counties.

 In Our Garden Blog Hop is in progress.
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Sue – Super Mom No Cape
Joan – Moosestash Quilting
Kris – Kris Loves Fabric
Pat – Life in the Scrapatch
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche
Lana – It Seams to be Sew
Jan - Sew and Sow Farm
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up
There's a group Facebook page HERE 
 and a Flickr Group 
where everyone has been sharing garden blocks.
Thanks for stopping in ! 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Quilts for Kye and Friends

 These quilted love covers are all boxed up and headed to the Dallas Children's Hospital.
 Philippians 2 : 3-5 
One is for Kye, one for his sister and 3 for Kye to give to whoever he wants to. 
This quilt pattern is the Watkins Star created by  Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy 
This little quilt started out with 2 left over blocks from another quilt.
This quilt is for Kye who now has a new liver !
And he's doing great !
See his progress HERE
I had 4 blocks left over from a quilt I made my grandson and I thought it would be cool if they had cowboy quilts alike since they are cousins, their Great-Grandpa's were brothers. 
  This is for Kye's twin sister Keelee, also made from 2 left over blocks. 
This quilt is made from a tutorial I found over at Cluck Cluck Sew

I've been catching up on  UFO's... these 5 + 3 more finshed and quilted, also finished 2 big red and white tops going to the quilter....I have 2 more bigger quilts I'm quilting on that will go to a nursing home, and I'm finally assembling my 2012 BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop! After that, I'll put my Farmer's Wife together and I'll be all caught up. 
In the mean time I'm working on some art quilts. 
That's it for me !
May God bless you with health, happiness and a passion for Him.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Quilts for Kye

Philippians 4: 14-20

I've been given the ability to create with my hands....making quilts is my passion.
Last year I made A LOT of quilts and wall- hangings.  
I would love to do something with them that would bless and benefit someone else...
like this little guy right here....Mr. Kye Carrillo, 22 months old.
 Kye and Keelee Carrillo were born on April 25, 2014. However, Kye was born with a congenital heart defect which was successfully repaired at 3 months old with open heart surgery ....

Last year right after Thanksgiving, Kye was diagnosed with liver cancer and needs a liver transplant. 
 The family is from Abilene, Texas and Kye and his Mommy have been at the hospital/Ronald McDonald House in Dallas since then, over 190 miles away from Dad and the 3 other children.
It was put on my heart to sell some of my big quilts and art quilts to help this family out.
 100% of every sale will go to Kye, You pay the shipping. 

Collage Art For You Dear/Deer
 Size 21" x 22"  with hanging sleeve

Feathered Heart
I made this art collage quilt by cutting out more than 25 different flowers from various fabrics and precisely placing them to create this one of a kind art wall hanging. It features an echoed rain drop quilted motif with some blingy thread for fun. 
It has a sleeve on the back for easy hanging. 
Size 16" x 18" 

Prairie Rose
I finished this in September this year .
 Pieced and hand bound by me,
 Quilted by Angela McCorkle of Quilts With a Heart
 Size 98" x 98" 
 Mystery Quilt challenge I participated in with Bonnie Hunter this year.
Size 86" x88"

Cowgirl Quilt
I made this quilt in 2013 for one of my guest rooms.
It's been washed, but is in perfect condition. 
It fits a twin bed, has 2 matching ruffled pillow cases, 1 decorative pillow and 4 window panels w/2 valances go with it.  

"I Thought of You"
This one features yo yo's and antique buttons with modern straight line quilting.
 w/ sleeve for hanging
Size 41" x 42"
If you have questions or would like to see more pictures,
Post a comment below or you can private message me on my Facebook page by 
clicking this link:  More Stars in Comanche  
 I can generate a Paypal invoice for you or make other arrangements if necessary. 

You can follow Kye's journey by going to  Kye's Krew Facebook page

May God bless you with health, happiness and a passion for Him.
Happy trails !