Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring Flowers in my Garden

I just love this time of year ! We had 80 degrees weather the last week and while we were working in the gardens I thought I would take some pictures to share with you of just a few of the things that are blooming right now . ENJOY !

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April Calendar Girl Cherry Blossom Finish

The theme for my April Calendar Girl is CHERRY BLOSSOMS. Doreen designed this Cherry Blossom border for both of our blocks .
My favorite tree in my garden is my Weeping Cherry Tree. As they say April showers bring may flowers !

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

3 More DJ Blocks......

3 more DJ blocks arrived for my DJ QUILT ! For those of you who may be new to my blog my Dear Friend Doreen is making these DJ blocks for me. She is teaching a DJ class and these blocks that she is making for me are the samples for her class.
K- 12 Doris's Dilemma
This block is very dear to my heart... You see my mom's name is Doris ! How cool is that :-D
J- 4 Adelaine's Apron Strings
F-4 Old Windmill



Monday, April 16, 2012

Fun weekend at the Auburn Quilt Show with a friend

Hi Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend ! My girlfriend came up for the weekend and we went to the Auburn , California quilt show. We had SO much fun !These 2 quilts were made by this featured quilter.
This quilt is Snowy Alps . Just gorgeous !
I just love the wool applique on this quilt !
The machine quilting on this quilt just amazing !

Alex Anderson was these guest quilter and these are just a couple of quilts she had on display

The first building I always go to first is the Red Barn where all of the quilt guild ladies sell their goodies. LOOK WHAT I FOUND ! This adorable Vintage Butterfly quilt only $35.00 !

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April Calendar Girl Redwork Block

Our cute little April Calendar girl is carrying her Easter Lily ! I am looking forward to working on her next week and posting her.

It has been just pouring here the last couple of days . Thunder storms and high winds are expected here this afternoon.

I have our quilt show in Auburn this weekend and a friend of mine is coming up for the weekend and going to the show with me. I will be sure to take LOTS of pictures to share.

Have a wonderful weekend !

Monday, April 9, 2012

March Calendar Girl Redwork Block Box Kite

Well here she is... Isn't she just the cutest !

This sashing is Doreen's version of BOX KITE.
Just perfect with this large print fabric that looks like the wind swirling in the air and blowing her scarf.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Thank you Lisa at Stashmaster !!! Lisa had a blog give away for Monique Dillard's New Book " TRADITIONAL FAT QUARTER QUILTS " and for one of Monique's wonderful rulers. My name was Chosen !!! What a lovely surprise !
This book is just wonderful and filled with 11 New quilts projects AND the ruler also came with a free quilt pattern.
Lisa made this adorable SPIDER quilt . You can see it here
I am having a hard deciding which quilt I would like to make . I really like this quilt "PYRAMID " in the blues , browns and reds.



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Evening Bloom Applique quilt Project

Well here is my next quilt project AND I AM VERY EXCITED !!!!


I have always wanted to learn how to machine applique a quilt on my machine and my Dear Friend Doreen is going to teach me how to do Invisible Applique. Doreen and I will be making this quilt together . We will continue to work on our Calendar Girls each month while working on Evening Bloom.
We have chosen Bridgeport fabric collection by Jo Morton. These reds, blacks and browns are going to be just perfect for this project. I cannot wait to get started.

Just look at these yummy fabrics !

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Cleaning My Sewing Room.......

Welcome to my sewing room / office ! It look so nice after I did my cleaning and organizing that I just had to share . This picture is me entering my sewing room / office . We put cabinets all along the the wall under the window and upper cabinets on each side of the window. Lots of storage ! The left side is my sewing area and the right side is my office.
When you enter the room to the left is my sewing area . The large basket on the floor to the left holds my completed quilt tops ready to be sent to the quilter.
This is my office area with my design wall

On the other side of the room is my cutting table. Bookcase with my rulers, quilt books and quilt magazines. To the left is my old wicker bookcase that holds all of my finished quilts. I have 2 green baskets on my cutting table, the small one for my rotary cutters and the larger basket for scraps.

Now if it only could stay like this for just a little while!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easter is coming !

Happy April 1st !

Sorry I have MIA! I have been cleaning thru my sewing room still and listing quite a bit of fabric on EBAY. I also have been cleaning and organizing the house. Cleaning closets , drawers and closets.

We just got home a little while ago. We drove down to the bay area for the weekend for my daughter and her bridesmaids appointment to try on dresses. What a wonderful time we all had and yes she found her perfect dress. It just brought tears in my eyes seeing her in her dress. Just beautiful ! We spent the nights with friends last night and had a wonderful dinner and a lovely night of visiting.

Now I need to finish my March Calendar block so that I can post her on my blog. Better late then never ;-)