August 31, 2014

NO SEW.....Seriously
How many of you quilters also do scrap booking? is a great video on how to make some no sew quilted looking postcards....I found it so pretty and so amazing!!

No Sew  She has a great many creative ideas and contributors.
Enjoy the video.....

Of course, you can do this with Holiday Prints.....etc.....your imagination seems to be the only limit.


August 30, 2014

Sam The Man

Sometimes people come into your life in an unexpected Way....Sam is one of those.  Our nieces' son.....precious 11 year old who is going to set the "world on fire"....someday.

My hub had wanted to have him over for a visit for awhile now..... now it is a memory, but they had fun together.

Sam got to ride the lawn mower last night and then mowed grass today.

They did target shooting and more would have happened but  the weather wasn't that cooperative, plus my hub had jet lag from several night shift work and battling the "cold" that is going around here rampant..... so, Sam shared.....
" I really want to make a quilt!" ....  I was floored and
thrilled at the same time.

Then last night my mind was full of ideas and always came back to the modern look and the straight line, this morning, he found a simple 4 block center pattern that was surrounded by longer pieces, etc.....he went to my bolts of fabric and came to his decisions of colors.

We cut them out, measured, figured out how to put it together and  away he went.

Indiana Sunsets!!
Yep!! he sewed the blocks together as he let me direct him and then while he mowed I hurried and loaded up the quilt.
 We then hurriedly did as many rows of horizontal of quilting and then I finished a bright binding on it that he chose.....he had to be home around 5pm so he could care for some animals of friends who got "away" for the weekend.

The quilt turned out "wonderfully good!!" and all in just 6 hours time and it was the first time he had done any stitching!!.....he is something else!!!.....a breath of fresh young air!!......

He has energy and imagination with a cooperative attitude and helpful spirit.

Blessings to Mama Emily you did so good with him!!
He is a our keeper too!!

Thanks Sam the Man!!........We had a great time!!

A Blessing we were not expecting but oh, so take it!!! take you!!!

So Proud!

He chose all the fabs!  Perfect!

He did so awesome!

He loves the outdoors

Wonderful Memories!

August 29, 2014

Four Seasons Quilt Block/ HST

I am going to attempt to make a Half Square Triangle Quilt and I found several patterns here;  HST at Craftsy  
Decisions... Decisions
These are the patterns available.
All Pretty!!!

I want to share Jodi's Secrets 
 for success with HST.   It is short and sweet!!

So, of course, on my hunt I found a video to help me; (confuse me) in
picking out the pattern.......from Missouri Quilt Company......Four Seasons' Quilt Block...... quilt is behind
Jenny made NBS News!

On My Quilting List

Four Seasons won for me....quick and easy pattern!!!......

You Rock!!   Blessings!!!!

Angels' Pea Pods

 Today, I have more free motion videos to share by Angela Walters.

Pinterst: Angela Walters Freemotion
I am working on my House Fig Tree Quilt today.
It is going to rain for a couple days and my nieces son is coming for a couple days to spend time with
my sweet hub!!.....even if it raining they will have fun....
 Found Angela Walters Fat Quarters in her SHOP.....YUM!
outside doing things together.....

So! I will just longarm and since I made the Hugs Quilt top yesterday I have a bunch of already made HST to use in a small quilt top.....I am excited; it is my FIRST HST Quilt Top, seriously!!

For now, enjoy Angela! I always do!!!..........Angela's Blog


Labor Day?........Quilting here.....!!

August 28, 2014

Who Knew!

Every day is a New they say at The Quilt Show! and today
I learned from watching the video below that they make  half square triangle PAPERS to help us make perfect ones!!
 That can be so important on some projects, you know!

This video is part of a series of videos to finish
up a Wishes Quilt Along .... looks like fun!!
Don't You Just Love It? !!  I am so glad I stumbled on it today!!


August 25, 2014

Coat of Many Colors

Fons and Porters Quilt on Pinterest
So cool!! I love all the colors in this is a helpful video.  Enjoy!!


and yes, I am longarming my Fig Tree House Quilt.....Happy Happy Happy....

I love this Dot to Dot good!!!

AND how to make simple Strip Sets......such a fun video too!!....
I AM done now.....relax and enjoy!!

Feathering Meander

What are you up to today?.....I am heading to get
my hair trimmed and then back home to my "Suziebell" longarm :)...

I am feeling so much poor hub is  coming
down with the flu/cold I had last week....he works ER
so he said he could have gotten it there also.
So, for today....just enjoy Angela Walters tutorial.....she is amazing!!


August 24, 2014

Go Ahead

Go ahead! make a little girls' day.....this is just so sweet!! and complete directions Here....
Have some Fun!!!  

August 22, 2014

School Days

Get a cup of Java or Tea......

I am still in classes, let's say, while my URI improves and my inhale and exhale is much "clearer".   Not fun coughing all night though...but it is getting better.  I am thankful for a body that can fight and win !!!

So, while "in class" online I found Jamie Wallen.   In this video he shows the use of his wonderful tool that he designed for applique quilting.   It can be purchased at Quilters Apothecary.

Do you longarm alot.....I DO longarm ALOT; sew it was also great  to learn how to REALLY oil my bobbins Longarm Hook ... WHO KNEW!?

 I sure didn't.

 He also has a tool that will unwarp the bobbin case....OH MY!!....that is the rattle that I hear.  I am so thankful to learn these things!!
Jamie Wallen Quilting on Pinterest

I know this is a long post but his idea for "light" over the longarm work you are doing is really something I am asking my Hub to make me. Jamie calls it a Side Light and he gives all the instructions to make one..I am thinking I could even do it myself!!.....

 I also admire the time he takes to mark his quilt tops, align things, and even give tips on helping with the "fullness" that some borders end up with... to me, since he is a guy, he has a different approach to things; like an engineer would.   So, since I am married to such a kind of guy, it just clicked for me yesterday.

I have a few more videos of his to watch today.  He is available to come to your guild also; just check out his schedule here......Jamie Wallen Workshops
This has just been a 'GOOD' cold, if there can be one; I can see Romans 8:28 working here too.

So, there you go, if you are still reading; God Bless You!!!.....please have a God rich day and rest in Him.....and of course, if you love quilting as much as I do, make a stitch or two for me today.....
 I do hope to return to my Fig Tree House Quilt tomorrow.  I am seeing it on our bed....soon!

You Bless Me for stopping by!!!

August 21, 2014

Swirling and Diamonds

Angela Walters Quilting
Still under the weather here....nasty summer colds
seem to hang on a bit more than nasty winter colds...just
an observation.
 So, first thing I found  a video  Swirly Hooks with Angela Walters.  Now, that
has to start your day "right" !!
Be blessed today!! Quilted Style.......
and yes, I do love Angela's ways of teaching!! She is amazing.  If you have not listened
to her before, please connect and do.  She takes all
Angel Walters
the fear out of "inspirational quilting"!!
It is a brand new day!! Quilt!!

Try a Diamonds video here.!!

Judith Madsen Green Fairy Quilts
Ugh I just found I didn't put the coffee maker
basket down right and now we have coffee all
over the Java area counter and drawer.....opppppps!!!

Angela Walters Quilting

August 19, 2014

One "Square" Please

Pinterest Farmers' Wife

Square it up girlfriends!! Even when you have to slow down when sick, we quilters can still go forward and watch Quilting hints and I am sharing just that help....  Square It Up  .  

 The next step is up to you!!!

Amy's Freemotion Clamshells

Amy's Freemotion Clams
I am a bit under the weather today; I guess it is my turn, eh? Sew, here is a great video byAmy Johnson.She also
has a Feathers video.  Every day is a new day....and for clam shells and feathers! Why not!! 
Amy's Freemotion Feather

 She has a series of lessons at  Free Motion Quilting Adventures.  She is also on Youtube. Looks like she has great advice and very informative ideas available. I would say it is beautiful!!

 Have Fun  today!

 Keep Calm and Quilt On!!  Blessings!!

August 15, 2014

Disappearing Pinwheels

I am about ready to go downstairs and work on my Fig Tree House Quilt...For now I am sharing a video from  Missouri Quilt Company Disappearing Pinwheels.  
Have you wanted to use more of your scraps up?  Who wouldn't!  This GOGO Video with Quilty is delightfully good!!  Enjoy it!!

I did find a few fun photos of Disappearing Pinwheels to also share.

Awesome Idea!
I must need inspiration today....I am also adding a Dresden Civil War Block  idea I found accidentally ... well, nothing is really by accident, but it is a good "scrappy" block to use up any fabrics......she made the pattern and shares about it on her blog. 

  It is a beautiful day here in Indiana.  Hope your day is full of joy and maybe, even a few quilted stitches too.  Blessings!!!


August 12, 2014

Don't Blow My House Down!!

Fig Tree Pattern

I am quilting again; atleast during a day of rain.... Oh, Yes, I will be back to staining and out side work tomorrow. 
I don't mind rain when I can quilt. I am learning feathering so it takes practice; this quilt is for our Queen bed.  I love Fig Tree Quilts .   

  I Love her fabrics too.....,
the houses will be outlined and just the
roof will show tiles.
The wool and flannel leaves add depth too.

Roof Tiles

Feathers on Leaves
Recent Full BRIGHT Moon; Beautiful
The book is a few years old now.
I pieced the top this winter.  I surely hope I do her fabric and
pattern justice with my 'learning curve" quilting.
I have decided that I do need the smaller micro handles added
to my Gammill......SOON!!!....... it is on my wish list.  

Have a creative day.....or just a rest day....whatever you may need.  Blessings!!

August 10, 2014

Beach Life

Is life a beach for you?
  We have very good family
memories on beaches....sand, water, picnics....relaxing and just laughing together about "nothing"..... catching the "waves"

My neighbor in SC loves lighthouses and going to the beach. So, this is her quilt soon......the pattern is suppose to be
lighthouse light beams...and then the panel was just perfect for her

....The Quilt is done now. It needs
trimmed and bond before the final photo.

Again ,I enjoyed doing the organic straight stitch on it with different spaces between them.  Oh, the back? it is a patriotic print; she has a son who served many tours in Afghanistan as a helicopter pilot....Bless Him and his family.

Life can be fun at the beach.  Quilted Hugs today!! 

August 9, 2014

A Filling Day

Such a blessings today...listened to Elizabeth George and started longarming my SC neighbors" Nautical Quilt....YUM!!!

I am "making a few waves" at the top and bottom and using the straight organic quilting on it.  The fabrics are so gorgeous and the panel in the center is sweet; I will probably echo most of that......  So, I started!!
 See y'all tomorrw....I bet you are holding your breath!!!....Blessings!!!

Going Organic

from a Childs' Lower view......