Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Quilts of 2014

2014 was a wonderful year !
Making quilts, gardening , making new friends in blog land and now instagram !
What more could a girl ask for ;-)

As I look back at 2014 it is always fun to see what quilts I made 

                                                             CALENDAR GIRLS

                                         This  quilt that is very close to my heart.  

 Doreen Aunt Reen's Place and I made this quilt together . She was so kind to have done all the Redwork for both of our quilts. Doreen also designed the sashing for each month to go with the season

                                                            BLACK VELVET 

One of my favorite quilts.  I used Black Dress 2 fabric by Moda and just love how it came out.  
Mary of Quilt Hollow  as always did Amazing quilting on this one

                                                                  SUGAR TRAIL

                         This quilt was designed by Doreen of  Aunt Reen's  Place
Came out just gorgeous ! I could not be happier with this quilt :-D


It was love at first sight when I saw the quilt !!!     I have it ready to mail to Mary at Quilt hollow to quilt for me :-D

                                                          AUTUMN WOODS

A fun quilt to make using Autumn Woods fabric by Moda.  I just need to prepare my backing for this quilt and then I can mail Mary this one too :-D


A simple quilt with batik pumpkins and wool backing . Just a perfect lap quilt

                                                     MIDWINTER COZY

                                       Made of all leftover Midwinter Red fabrics

                                                        PUMPKIN SPICE

Pieced and Applique table topper

                                                       HAMPTON RIDGE  BOM

Last but not least HAMPTON RIDGE. This quilt has taken me 1 year to complete :-D
I have sewn on my gold border and in the process of finishing the last border with mitered corners.
I will post a picture as soon as I finish it .




Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas in San Francisco and Hampton Ridge Quilt is coming along

Just a few days till Christmas ... Are you ready ?

I am hoping to finish my Hampton Ridge  before the New year .
Just finished sewing all of the center of the quilt together now I need to add the 2 borders.
This quilt has been 1 year in the making and it feels SO good to have this part done :-D

Thursday we had a break in the weather and took the ferry over to San Francisco.
Nothing better then to get you in the Christmas mood !

This the Union Square . I know it is hard to see but the ice skating rink is behind those palm trees

They lined the street with astro turf between the 2 Macy stores .

and of course we had to check out the windows at Macy's where they have the cats & dogs up for adoption . They were SO cute !

We headed down to the Embarcadero where we had dinner .

These following pictures are from the lobby of the Hyatt Regency .
Always So gorgeous this time of year

This will probably be my last post till after Christmas .

Wishing all of you a Very Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year !

Happy Sewing !


Saturday, December 13, 2014


The shopping is done , the house is decorated , cards are mailed out  and presents are wrapped
Time to sew Yeahhhhh!

I have decided that I would like to finish my Hampton Ridge UFO  before I start anything else .
It will feel so good to call this quilt a finish :-D

Starting to sew my rows together ...

 row 4 is so long it barely fits on my ironing board ....

This is what all of blocks looked  like when I finished making them and when the quilt is sewn together   this is the angle the blocks will be

This is the fabric that I am using for the sides and corners as I sew my blocks together .
Just love how the red sets it off so nicely . As you know red is my favorite color ;-)

Here is my 2 border fabrics ... Just gorgeous !!

 I hope this fits on my design wall ?  It is going to be 88 "x 88 "

Here is what is will look like when I am done



Friday, December 5, 2014

Its raining its pouring & Autumn Woods

Did some shopping last Wednesday when it was pouring cats and dogs .

Walked into a HOME GOODS Store and this REINDEER greeted me.
It was  $999.99 . WOW !   You would have to have quite a house to accommodate  this guy !

We have been having alot of much needed rain this week. When I went to Costco it poured so hard that it flooded the parking lot in only 30 minutes !  Now I am not complaining because we really need the rain here in California .

I did finish a quilt a couple weeks . It is called " AUTUMN WOODS "
Made with 1 layer cake of Autumn Woods fabric and some background fabric

 I am using this fabric from the same line of fabric for my backing. Just love the trees falling leaves and Squirrels :-D



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It is starting to look like a Country Charmer Christmas :-D

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving .  It is time to pull out my Christmas decorations .

Just LOVE this quilt ! Great pattern and easy to make :-D

I only have 1 more box of decorations and I am done with the inside of the house

Now we just need to get a Christmas tree when it stops raining

I am really enjoying my quilt ladder. This is the first time for me to display my Christmas quilts .
So nice to have them all displayed to enjoy :-D

Not much sewing has been going on these last 2 weeks.  I plan on doing some sewing when all of the decorations are done .

I would like to start my January Bertie's Year



Friday, November 21, 2014

Bertie's Year for 2015

Look what the mailman brought me !

Bertie's Year for 2015 !

This is a birthday gift from my dear friend Doreen. We will be making this quilt together next year starting with January !
I have been admiring this quilt as I have watched quilters in Blogland making theirs.

I never dreamed I would be making this quilt  .   PINCH ME PLEASE :-D

 I received the NOVEMBER  packet and this layer cake of Maywood Woolies layer cake

                                    Can't wait to get started after the holidays !

                                           Smoky does not seem to  be as excited as I am ;-D



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Birthday week celebration !

Hi everyone !

I have not posted in awhile because I have been in Las Vegas celebrating my birthday  :-D

We had a wonderful time !

We stayed at the LINQ hotel and took a ride on the  " HIGH ROLLER "

It is 55 stories high 

each cabin holds 40 people

we only had 12 in ours some even have bars in them

It was amazing at the top . What I liked is that it is a 30 minute ride and moved very slowly 

what a view of Las Vegas and the strip 

We also went to see  impressionist Terry Fator

Amazing ventriloquist

I highly recommend this show if you are ever in Las Vegas !!

I have started a new fall quilt before we left . I have already cut all of my pieces and sewn my blocks together just need to lay it out and sew it together.
I will show pictures soon



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Scoot quilt

I have been sewing away this past week !

Making some  Christmas gifts and even started my shopping .

Just finished this baby quilt last night just need to sew on the binding !

This fabric line is called " SCOOT " by Riley Blake
Isn't is CUTE !

The backing and binding I used ' OH BOY " by Riley blake.
 Just look at those cute little airplanes !

This is the view outside my kitchen window

and my dining room window
Just love this time of year !!!!

Have you started making Christmas gifts ??


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween !

Wishing everyone a Happy & Safe Halloween !

We do not have trick or Treaters in our neighborhood.  I love the country but do miss the little ones coming door to door . I really enjoyed seeing them in costume

Instead our little town of Grass Valley closes off the streets of downtown  during the day and the merchants dress in costume  and hand out candy  while the parents bring their children for treats.
It is quite a site to see .

I have finally decided on a backing fabric for LUCY .

 It is a Fig Tree fabric called "MIRABELLE ". 
Since most of the fabric I used was Fig tree fabric and wanted something in the same soft orange color for the backing.

 I think it works perfectly don't you ?