Sunday, December 29, 2013

Looking back at the quilts of 2013

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas !

All of my Christmas Decorations are put   away till next year. I have been cleaning and organizing my studio / office this week before starting another quilt project .

I thought it might be fun to show you the quilts I made in 2013

Enjoy !
A Day in Giverny - French General

Country Charmer
2 Gallon Crock

Gentle art - Dancing in the Dark

Speck - Chocolat
Willow Weave - Dancing in the Rain

Box Kites - French General
Gem Collector

Farmers Market Baskets
Berries and Baskets

Peppermint place

Hay Ride
Wishing everyone a Very Happy New Year of quilting !


Monday, December 23, 2013

Early Christmas Present ......... Peppermint Place Quilt is coming home

I just  found out my Peppermint Place Quilt  is finished and on its way home , I am SO excited  :-D

Eileen at Robin hill quilts blog posted 10 different pictures of my quilt on her blog you can go here
if you would like to take a peek .  I am going to prepare my binding so that I am ready when it arrives .  I plan on displaying this quilt this winter to enjoy.  No way is it going on the shelf for Christmas 2014 .

Thank you Eileen !!  You did a Amazing job on quilting Peppermint place !  I LOVE IT !

Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New year !!!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Peppermint Place quilt at the Quilters

         Remember my Peppermint Place quilt I made this year  ?   Well I am very excited to tell you that it is being quilted right now by Eileen at Robinhill Quilts

She has been posting her progress on her blog and it is like opening a Christmas gift every time I see it .

 Looking forward to it coming home !

 We have company arriving today so I will try to check in this weekend .


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hay Ride quilt flimsy is a finish......

No you are seeing things LOL ...

 Yes it is pumpkins !    My Hay Ride quilt to be exact ;-)

What a easy and fun quilt to make with these wonderful fabrics !
My pictures do not do this fabric justice ! These pumpkins are outlined with gold accents !
You may have remembered this quilt kit in my last post.  I just could not let it sit on the shelf till fall 2014 .  Just what I needed after making Nantucket.  I would like to make another one using Christmas fabrics.  Wouldn't that be fun !

If you have a beginner quilter in your family this pattern is perfect for them .  So Easy  and a great way to use a large print fabric !  You can find the pattern at  Kelly Ann's Quilting Quilt Shop


Monday, December 16, 2013

Look what the mailman brought me........

I received 2  generous  birthday / Christmas gifts from Doreen (  Aunt Reen's Place )


                                                   I received the Hampton Ridge BOM

                                         This is month #1    Just look at those fabrics !

AND ......................  Aunt Reen's  2 hour  Hay Ride quilt top kit !  If you look closely at the pattern you will notice that this is Doreen's very own pattern and kit that she put together for Kelly Ann's Quilting  quilt shop she works at. Just look at those large pumpkins batik fabric and the fabrics for the border & binding !  Just Gorgeous !   Beginner Friendly Pattern  54" x 60 " .  Perfect for the " too cute to cut " and large print fabrics and in only 2 hours :-D  

As soon as I finish sewing these last minute Christmas gifts I have here I plan on sewing this Hay Ride quilt top  together.  Then I want to make my first 4 blocks for Hampton Ridge .  It is going to be a fun year making Hampton Ridge :-D     Thanks Doreen !


Saturday, December 14, 2013

2 Quilt Finishes .. Nantucket & Willow Weave

Nantucket Flimsy is a finish !  I am SO glad I made this quilt ! I LOVE IT !

Hubby was kind enough to assist me this morning holding my quilt from the front porch .  When he saw this quilt yesterday he looked at me and said :  It sure is red !   LOL

I also finished sewing my binding on Willow Weave .

  Remember the Paisley quilting Mary from Quilt Hollow did for me on this quilt ?

Now I can finish making a few Christmas gifts this week.


Friday, December 13, 2013

A Christmas in San Francisco Day

First of all we have water Yeahhhh!! Right after I posted on my blog Monday our friend came over and fixed the broken pipe :-D

Nantucket ....... Well my plans are to finish sewing that quilt together today  ( I am SO close ) .   I have all of my Christmas shopping done and Christmas cards out in the mail .  Such a good feeling .

To celebrate we drove down to Marin Wednesday  and took the Larkspur ferry over to the city. Just so beautifully decorated this time of year !

These first  4 pictures were taken in lobby of  the Hyatt at the Embarcadero. Just love the string of lights hanging

Union Square

Macy's Windows are always so pretty

Cute  puppies and kittens in the windows for adoption

Monday, December 9, 2013

Nantucket Quilt Progress

I had big plans Sunday morning to sew my Nantucket Flimsy together and then....  the pipes froze and one of them burst !  We have been without water since Sunday morning.  I was hoping to finish this quilt so that I could move on to my next project . Our friend is headed over now to help hubby fix the pipe.  Yeahhh!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

BRRR It is Cold outside

It is starting to feel like Christmas now !   

Started snowing here Friday night  and woke up this morning to 26 outside  and no water .  

Perfect day to finish sewing my Nantucket  Quilt together.  I finished all of my 90 - 9 patch blocks and now I am ready to sew !   I hope to post a picture Monday 

Have a great Sunday !


Friday, December 6, 2013

update on Nantucket quilt

 I am a woman on a mission the next fews days. To finish my Nantucket quilt flimsy. It has been on my design wall for too long .  We are expecting snow tonight so this is the perfect time to finish this quilt.

I did happen to walk into a Ben Franklin and see this PERFECT fabric for the backing of Nantucket.  My blocks are laying on the fabric in my picture above. It is a older Minick & Simpson Prairie Paisley  fabric !  You know how I am a sucker for Paisley fabrics ;-)   Just what I wanted so I can use this quilt for Christmas and in the Summer.

So.............. 40 blocks done 50 to go  !!!!!

Have a great weekend !


Friday, November 29, 2013

Country Charmer Quilt Sew along Parade

Welcome to the Country Charmer Quilt Parade

I am so happy to have been able to make this wonderful quilt and lucky enough to be able to display it in my home for Christmas.

I have been  not feeling well  today so I will only be able to post these pictures and with few words .


Monday, November 25, 2013

Nantucket Progress 9 - patch blocks

Busy week for  everyone with all the traveling & cooking for Thanksgiving !

I know I have been busy trying to finish my Christmas shopping and not getting much sewing done.

Started cutting my 9 patch blocks for Nantucket

excited to start sewing my borders on the quilt

I wanted to share with you the Christmas gift I purchased for my daughter & her hubby. I purchased these gorgeous frames on Etsy.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nantucket stars

It was a bumpy road in the beginning but I finally started my Nantucket quilt !

I ordered a Nantucket quilt kit a couple of weeks ago & when it arrived it was missing 1- 3/4 yard piece of  background fabric . Also I did not like some of the fabrics in the kit so I had to order a few more fabrics .  Once I had all of my fabric I started making my stars Sunday.  These are big ... 15 1/2" and so easy to make . Did I tell you how much I love this Midwinter Reds fabrics !

Now onto making the 180  9 patches .