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Thursday, January 26, 2012

New story quilt

The idea for this story quilt if from a vacation to Albuquerque last summer. My son-in-law, aka Super Kraig took Alex 5yr and Payten 3yr to fly kites at a neighborhood park. I will add to the story as I add components to the quilt!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Started Baltimore Album quilt in November

My first 5 blocks, lots to go. All needleturn applique, I included the book I am working with, it is great!

Two baby quilts

 This one is for my great grandson Cole Blake Jones! He was born Oct 30, 2011.
This quilt is for Olivia Hope McCabe who lives in New Mexico. I did the binding today and it is ready to mail. She was born January 4, 2012

Wool project bag

This wonderful project bag pattern was purchased from Kansas Troubles. I used KT fabrics and reclaimed woolens and my collection of dyed wool from Winterberry Cabin. The detached section is an ironing pad, I need to attach it with velcro and add some kind of closure, might use Velcro. I used a piece of ribbon to string the balls of thread but need to find something that looks nicer. It also needs ribbons to close the needle keeper and scissors keeper. I will use it for wool applique projects

Projects for my 3 daughters

This is my collection of Dream Chairs. I purchased the pattern at Quilts Ole in Corrales, New Mexico. I will try to get a pic and info on another post. These are full size patterns so easy to use. Only the wingback chair is finished. These wallhangings make beautiful gifts and sooo quick!

Machine embroidery is so much fun!

I made these fruit applique kitchen towels for myself after Christmas. I made lots of Christmas presents with embroidery and applique but did not take any pics.

Back to blogging

I last blogged on Oct 4, 2011, where did the last 3 months go? I purchased the embroidery module for my Bernina 430. Yes! everyone was right, it is ADDICTIVE. I made lots of gifts for Christmas but neglected to take pics. I have several projects to share with my blogging friends. Some embroidery, a finished quilt and some new creative projects. So get a cup of coffee or hot tea and take a few minutes to view.
First the Whirlygig Quilt I started in workshop with Becky Goldsmith in July. I was very scared to quilt it myself on my Bernina frame because the centers and all the borders are hand needleturn applique. Lots of hours of enjoyment as I became more comfortable with the applique. With many new projects to start (this is a quilt show year for my Guild) I needed to get over my fear and get this project finished. I worked for 4 days quilting and decided to do a pieced colorful border accent. I am so happy with it and have named it "Bee Happy". It will someday grace the wall of a nursery for a grandchild when KK and Kraig start a family. Until then I will keep it for the Quilt Show on Sept 14 and 15.

My plan is to get back to blogging and have missed reading all my favorite blogs.