Saturday, October 1, 2016

October "In Our Garden Blog Hop"

Welcome Fall, Welcome Y'all, and Welcome to the: 

 Since February, on the first day of each month, different designers have been releasing  2 blocks for the In Our Garden Blog Hop. One block is a traditional pieced block and the other block is an applique block. October is my month to share with you.

The first block I have for you is the traditionally pieced, Squash Blossom. 
I like this block because of it's southwestern look.

(12.5 Unfinished)

Cutting Directions:
Feature Fabric: Turquoise
8 - 2.5” squares
8 -­ 3” squares 
       Background Fabric: White (tone on tone white)
12 -­ 2.5” squares
8 -­ 3” squares

1. Use the eight 3” squares of turquoise fabric, and the eight 3”
squares of background fabric to create 16 HST units. Trim to 2.5”.
 2. Assemble block according to the diagram. 

 Print this pattern HERE

The Applique block is a Fall/Winter spaghetti squash.
Be sure to line your lighter fabrics ! (Yikes I forgot to!)

Print this pattern HERE

More blocks yet to come 

Lana – It Seams to be Sew
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.
There will be a link up at Sew Incredibly Crazy as we finish this month's blocks
Participants are able to win prizes like a 

Thank you Amy for hosting this fun BOM

and thank you to

For providing my fabrics designed by Sue Zipkin

Have fun creating and God bless you !

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Embrace The Moment

 I'm excited to show you my version of Pinkerton !
 I've shown him on Facebook and I didn't realize how many people love and collect flamingos ! The pattern is by Laura Heine,  I used my own fabrics, mostly Art Gallery Fabrics, to depict this big beautiful guy. The threads in the sky portion are metallic, you know how we have to squint when we look up into the afternoon sky.  I put a happy thought at the bottom, by Cosmo Cricket which says "embrace the moment". 
As I work on my collage pieces I think about what I want people to feel when they look at it, or think about someone the piece reminds them of, or the story the quilt is telling.  Pinkerton as it happens has a very sweet story that goes something like this: 
 Pinkerton had been strolling along the beach picking flowers when suddenly a butterfly landed on his beak. He knew the beautiful creature couldn't stay long, so he let the flower float away in the breeze to enjoy the brief company of the enchanting butterfly....
"He Embraced the Moment".

Have a blessed day.

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 !