Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Val's Binding Technique

I will post the instructions later.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Table Runner #2

I have named this table runner Christmas Friendship. I made it for my friend Jan. I liked it so much that I did have thoughts of not giving it to her. But......I did give it to her. I really enjoy sharing the things I made with others that appreciate them.

Christmas Table Runner #1

This year for presents I made some snap bags and table runners. The first Christmas table runner was very easy to applique. I picked out the fabric early in the year but I cannot finish a project early. I really enjoy see a project come together. It gives me such joy to be able to share the talents that God has given me with others. I just wish that I did not have to work full time so I could quilt and create more. I am always amaze at the finished product.

Back on track

I am finally back on the quilting journey track. I finished Kara's baby quilt. I am really please with the way that it turned out. The border gave me a lot of trouble but it was well worth it. Thanks Val for all the help. Kara's quilt was put in with the Christmas box. I hope that she will enjoy it and think of her grandma as she suggles in it. The border is called stacking blocks. It is a backed with flannel.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

At a Creative Standstill:(

I am trying a new type of border for Kara's quilt and I am at a standstill. I know what I want but I am having a problem getting it to look like I want. I know that I will get there. I think that the starting of the new school year has taken presence in my mind. My goal was to get it done before school started. I still have a week that I don't have kids and papers to who knows what will happen. I may have to wait for the UFO (unfinished object) class at The Christmas Goose with Val. I know that she will have a way of making it go together. So until then I will keep working on it.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

One more Baby Quilt

I finally finished Altsie's quilt. It is the first one that I quilted free motion (that is where you drop the feed dogs and just move the material with your hands.) The hardest part of of doing this is of course control and to have an even stitch length. Andrea at The Christmas Goose (I just love that name it makes me smile every time) says that it will become easier with practice. You would think that I would know that because I tell that to my students all the time. I think that part that I enjoy doing the most is the binding. Thank you Val for teaching me the Val binding technique. It works every time.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Quilted Table Runner for Family Reunion

This is the quilted table runner that I made for the Poole Family Reunion. I was not too sure about the ends but with the way I attach binding it worked out just fine. I love the colors. It was a fun and quick project. I just hope that the mail got it to Heidi in time. I am finishing a quilt for Altsie and also working on one for Kara. Then I have to start thinking about Christmas pillowcases and presents.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

T-Shirt Quilt

I made a t-shirt quilt for my friend Terrie Weaver, who is moving to Texas. The hardest part was getting all of the shirts. I used the front and back of all the walk-a-thon t-shirts and the first t-shirt that the school had designed. Most of the walk-a-thon t-shirts were designed by students. I had most of them but with the help everyone was found. Marilee Botos machine quilted it for me. The 4th grade presented it to Terrie at the award assembly the last day of school.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Next Baby Quilt

The next quilt I made was for a friend's granddaughter (sorry Heidi, I will get Kara's done soon), so of course it had to be pink. I used the same pattern as the blue one. I like backing baby quilts with flannel. It makes them cuddly.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Baby Quilt

The next quilt that I tackled was a patchwork baby quilt. A teacher that I work with had a baby boy so blue was the colorway that I choose. This was the first larger project that I actually choose the fabric all by myself. I tend to struggle in this area.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Second Quilt

My second quilting project was a wall hanging for a birthday present. I combined quilting with some embroidery. I also made picture quilt wall hangings for all of my children of their family for Christmas.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Beginning Quilt

In this post I would like to start sharing my quilting journey. I have taken a few classes from a wonderful teacher--Val Krueger. Thank you Val. The first class that I took was Beginning Quilting. This is the quilt that I very first. The two different blocks are the North Star and the Underground Railroad. I then machine quilted it.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

First try!

I thought that it would be fun to keep a record of what is happening with us in Las Vegas. Especially with what we are doing besides work. School is out and I am looking forward to the time off. I my plans for the summer include a lot of quilting and time with the grandkids...Oh that also means with the adult counterparts.

I have taken up quilting this last year and I have really enjoyed taking classes and creating some quilts. I will post pictures of the ones that are finished already and then add more as I finish them. Currently I am taking a machine quilting class. I am also doing a block of the month quilt, a mystery quilt, and two more baby quilts.

We have adopted a dog this spring. She was suppose to be my dog but because of Terrall's work schedule she diffently his. Her name is Lucy Lu and she is a cutie. We really enjoy her. She is great company.