Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Maison De Garance Hot cross.....HAPPY NEW YEAR !

I finished my Hot Cross quilt made of all Maison De Garance fabric by Moda. It finished at 79" x 79" . This is quilt #13 for 2011

Not much sewing going on this week. For 2012 I have a few quilt projects lined up and a couple of UFOs I would like to finish.

We have a wedding in 2012 ! Our daughter is getting married November 3rd.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

2 New Quilts on my project list......

I know.... it is 1 week before Christmas and I started another quilt a couple of days ago..... I have had the Maison De Garance fabric by Moda for almost a year now and I was just dying to make a quilt out of it ! All of my blocks are sewn , I just need to square them up , sew them together and then add my borders

This is the fabric I have chosen.... The large red print is going to be my backing , the middle fabric is going to be my small border and the brown floral is going to be my large border.

AND THEN.......

This quilt is calling my name ... Starry Eyed Quilt ! You can find this pattern in the Moda Bakeshop for FREE! I have all of my Countdown for Christmas fabric and ready to go after I finish my Hot Cross Maison De Garance

I have to bake Christmas cookies in between sewing this week


So we will see how it goes . I still have cookies to bake .


Thursday, December 8, 2011

The house is decorated and the presents wrapped time to SEW SEW SEW..

Just finished this Christmas Candle Mat. This was a kit I bought at a quilt show last April. The pattern is #201 Christmas Candle Mat by Farmhouse Threads.

I am also in the process of sewing my Picnic Baskets blocks together that I am using my Lilac Hill fabric on. I hope to show pictures of my progress on Monday. The blocks are going to together quite quickly.

Now that the house is decorated inside and out and most of the Christmas shopping is done and presents wrapped. I can now enjoy some sewing before we start our baking next week.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Beginning to look like Christmas........

Starting to hang my Christmas quilts.....................
My Christmas decorations .......................
And of course SMOKY thinks the Christmas tree is for her ......

Like the rest of you not much sewing going on :-( Busy finishing last minute shopping , wrapping gifts , decorating the house inside and out. Make things simple this year. Only put out 1/2 of my Christmas Decorations .


Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Quilt show 2011 ... Red White & Wonderful Quilt

I thought I would join in the fun and enter my Red , White & Wonderful quilt in the CHRISTMAS QUILT SHOW 2011 ! Please to this link at SewCalGal when you have a chance to see all of the lovely Christmas quilts

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I'm back.........

Just got back Friday night from LAS VEGAS ! We stayed at The Palazzo in a suite WOW! Tuesday is my birthday and hubby took me to Las Vegas !
Here is the bedroom and.................

then you step down to the sunken living room..................

The view from our room of the strip ........................

and then to you left is the media room............
I took this picture in the lobby of the Bellagio.... Just gorgeous!

This rabbit is the new art sculpture hanging from the ceiling of NEW terminal B at the Sacramento airport.. Boy is it HUGE !

Sunday, November 6, 2011

2 Christmas gifts checked off my list..............

Feels SO good to have 2 Christmas gifts checked off my list ............

This quilt is for my soon to be son in-law. I made him this quilt and a set of pillowcases. The wedding is November 3rd 2012 !

I made is out of all Maison De Garance by Moda

This is going to my daughters Best Friend ! I also made her a quilt with matching set pillowcases.
This pattern is Bennington and I made it out of all Pure By Moda.

Still need to make a few more gifts......................

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2011 .. GOOD FORTUNE

Blogger's Quilt Festival !

I have entered the BLOGGER'S QUILT FESTIVAL !

I have made quite a few quilts this year and picked this quilt " GOOD FORTUNE " to enter in Amy's Blogger's Quilt festival . How fun is this :-D

I really enjoyed working with "COLLECTION FOR A CAUSE fabric by Moda. This is the smallest blocks I have ever made and I just love the pink & brown in this quilt .

Here is a close up.....

And here is what chose for the backing !

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Good Fortune Quilt

Just finished sewing on the binding on my " GOOD FORTUNE QUILT " .
Here is the backing I chose for the back of the quilt.
2 quilts done and 2 more to finish the binding on. These last 2 quilts were only 36" x 36" so they went quickly. These next 2 are much larger.

HAPPY QUILTINhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifG !


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall Finale Quilt finished.........

Had a busy last 3 weeks and it feels good to be home and finish some bindings on my quilts. When we got home I found a box waiting for me from my quilter with 4 of my quilts all machine quilted. I quickly finished this little Fall quilt first so that I could enjoy it for awhile.

I made this quilt using the GRAND FINALE fabric by Moda . My quilter did a wonderful job quilting fall leaves on it.

We were in Reno last week celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary ! We stayed at the Peppermill ,and saw the musical " HAIRSPRAY " . We had a great time !

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fishing at the Lake.....

Hi ! Not much sewing going on. We have been taking a few trips and I thought I would share some pictures. 2 weeks ago we went to Pinecrest Lake , California with our friends. We got up that saturday morning to hook up the tent trailer to the truck and found that we had NO brakes lights on the truck or the trailer :-( I called up there and booked a townhouse last minute. We were determined to go after all of our planning and packing. The lake was low and we fished off the shore. We all caught our limit both days and our friend caught a BIG ONE 18 1/2" long. We walked around the cabins there and saw these mushrooms and carved bear & Racoon......... Just thought I would share some pictures from our trip....

Last week we drove to Apple Hill , California , had carmel apples HMMM ! and stayed overnight at Lake Tahoe . I will try to post some pictures next week.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sewing Machines... 1 being repaired & 1 new

Hi ! No sewing for me the last 2 weeks :-( My Viking Sapphire 830 has been in the repair shop and boy do I miss sewing ! OH.... GOOD NEWS the repair shop just called and it all fixed and ready for me to pick up YEAHHH! All it needed was to be serviced and a belt replaced ! I am going to head down there this morning and pick it up.
A new addition to my Casige Toy sewing machine collection.... See the machine on the far left ?
Just bought this beauty on Ebay Isn't it cute with all of its little flowers.
Well I am off to pick up my sewing machine.... I have alot of sewing to catch up on

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Lake Tahoe and Log Cabin quilt...

We went on vacation a few weeks ago to Lake Tahoe and took a tour of the Hellman - Ehrman Mansion State Park . This is the front of Pine Lodge which sits on over 2,000 Acres and was built in 1903. Here is the link if you would like to read more http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=991
This is the side of the lodge where there is a gazebo and where you can book weddings now
This lovely couple is our good friends Ken & Sue who went on this trip with us. We have been friends for over 40 years and my hubby has known Ken since Kindergarten over 55 years. They are sitting on the front porch of the mansion waiting for our tour and this is what they are looking at from the porch !

This picture is us standing on the pier looking up at the mansion
Here is Ken wondering around checking out the boathouse and this OLD log cabin
Speaking of Log Cabins here is my Log Cabin quilt top I just finished that is ready to send to the quilter. I made this out of all Jo Morton Providence fabric. This is quilt # 11 for 2011

Smoky is hanging out on the window ledge in the kitchen nook. She barely fits.