Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kassi Quilt

Another T-shirt quilt finished yesterday, and it's off to a new home this evening... I added letters to this one!

A PLAIN white binding!

Kassi is a setter on the Utah State volleyball team.

Free Pieced Letters

Pieced Back!

Hope you all had a great Tuesday.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hi Y'all

More cows...  I have a herd now!

Here's the newest girls to join up...

And a close up.

All from Mary Lou Weidman's new "Out of the Box" quilt book.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

The Sewing Room is Back to Normal!

Yes, I'd like to report that the sewing room is back to normal.

A lovely, colorful mess, what fun!

If you look closely, you can see I bought Mary Lou's new book and I am making....

A cow quilt, here's the first two sisters in the herd.

I am so looking forward to the weekend. Phew.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thrift Store

Look what I found at the thrift store this weekend....

Isn't she a beauty!
(I think it's funny I am thrilled by a new iron.)

and a not so vintage sheet...but who could pass it up?

This will be a great back for some project or another. 

It's almost Friday, in fact I am minutes away... I'd better hit the sack.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Fabric Stash

Well remember during the big sewing room move my fabric looked like this????

and this????

Now, using a little "out of the box" imagination....  I used my china hutch for my stash.

I'd like to report to you that is still looks that good, however, it would be a fib!  I dove in and started cutting and stitching last night, but it's nice to have everthing in some semblance of order!

Also, three more napkins!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Movin' on Up!

I have a new sewing room!!!!  Here's the scoop.  My old sewing room was in a den type room, connected to our great room/kitchen area.  A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about moving everything in the sewing room so we could install new carpet, what a mess!  The carpet was installed while we were on vacation, and as we drove (13 hour trip - one way)  my husband suggested moving my sewing room to our great room area!!!!  At first reluctant to spread my mess, I finally agreed, and am I ever a happy camper.

Lots of Light! (Em, Mary in the background!)

As you can see lots of natural light, so much so it is difficult to take photos.  This photo taken from the middle of the great room, we used this side as my sewing room and the other side as a sitting area, using my quilts and some furniture as a partition of sorts. 

We moved the TV and couch to the smaller den, really a better place for it, you can now actually hear the TV, as in the great room, the sound was somewhat muffled and drowned out by the rest of the activity in this highly used part of our home.  As my husband said, "I had to get her out of her cave!"  Happy Sunday to all, I am off to stitch.

Tomorrow, (or the next day, whenever I get around to it!), my stash also has a new home.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nadin Quilt Finish

It's dooone!   For my new girl Nadin.  Made from the scraps of the Lone Star Quilt.


Pieced Back (As Quiltdiva Julie says "is there any other kind?)

A little closer...

Shhhhhhh, don't tell anyone, I like the back better than the front.

Love Grandma Kat!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011


While traveling, sometimes having limited supplies on hand leads to a little creativity.... I used the scraps from Nadin's Quilt to make this little pot holder.  Time on your hands also helps, as I had time to have fun with the quilting on this little project. 

I should have a finish on Nadin's Quilt tomorrow, the binding is on, just need to hand sew.  Speaking of hands, hop on over to Em's Blog to celebrate!!!   Happy weekend to all!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Another Swatch

Here's another swatch I forgot to post yesterday, along with the location of the shop... on Flathead Lake in Montana.  It's almost Friday!  Short two day work week for me ;)

Be Mine!  I love candied hearts.

"Where Quilters Gather"

Beautiful Flathead Lake, MT

Looking forward to the weekend.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Quilt Shop Visit

Since fabric is one of my favorite things in the world :),  like many of you I visit quilt shops when I'm out of town.  I now have the family looking for shops as we travel... haha!  Only one visit this trip,  we tried two other shops, however, one was closed and one was out of business or had moved.  While I have been visiting shops on my own for a while now, the whole family was waiting outside while I shopped.  My husband commented on how long I was in the shop.... I thought I had rushed through!


Probably meant as baby or children's fabric, I really like the stars, moons, hearts, words etc. 

Great to be home!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Hi All!  Home from vacation a day early after a 13 hour drive home from the beautiful state of Montana.  We had a great time, plenty of relaxing, some quilting, tubing, horseback riding, mountain lakes and the highlight, a trip to Glacier National Park and the Going to the Sun Road.


The kids...from left, Kelly, Cort and friend Teo.

The dog, Gino.

The fisherman...

Plenty of fun for all.  Stopped at one quilt store on Flathead Lake.  More about sewing/fabric tommorrow, off to my own bed tonight, as my friend Amber said, sometimes the best part about vacation is coming home!