Monday, December 30, 2013


Hi friends!
Final picture of my Christmas quilt and pillow shams.
I am thinking a swoon quilt next for me, so when you next see the blog it will be about that, unless i see some thing that i just love and just have to do.. This blog is just for quilts that i make for my self.
Have a great day friends.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas

Hi friends! Just want to say Merry Christmas to every one.
I will be back after the new year with i hope a swoon quilt if something doesn't catch my fancy before them.
Thank you so much for reading and MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Quilt.

Hi friends!
Sunny day!
Don't forget to vote for my Christmas.  The link is Here  .
When you vote just be sure to comment because your name will go into the giveaway.
Thanks friends.
Have a great day.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas quilt

Hi friends!
Getting cloudy!Suppose to rain tomorrow.
I have entered this Christmas quilt in the Quilting Gallery's  Christmas quilt's show and tell.
I will post a link to her site later or tomorrow go to her site and click on show and tell .  She nay not have it up but  as soon as she does i will post it.
You have until next friday to vote and leave a comment so you could maybe win something too.
Have a great one friends.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Quilt

Hi friends!
Rainy day!
The first picture is of me binding and the last is it stacked on the dining room table waiting to be free motion quilted. You can see where i quilted it but around the dresdens are not quilted so that's what i must do to finish it.
I have one twin flimsy waiting to be sandwiched and two more in the making stage.
Hopefully i can get done with all of them in time for Chrisrtmas.
Making Addie lou a quilt for her birthday and i will give it to her Christmas and am making Chris and Amy one for Christmas.
Still need to do a few little things.
Make one more birthday present and another Christmas present.
Got to get busy!
Have a great day friends.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Quilt

Hi friends!
Rainy day!
I am hand sewing the binding on to my Christmas quilt, i think i will do some free motion quilting inside the Dresden blocks because all i have done is straight across quilting and i will need some there to.
We got us a new tree yesterday with colored lights but it didn't work so we carried it back and got one of these.Our old tree we bought when we first got married from daughter in laws father nearly 16 years ago
I am still fluffing on it but will add ornaments today some time.
As you can see i need to work on it some more.
It's so dreary here we need it lit to make us feel better.
It's not real cold but so damp and dreary feeling.
Hope you have a better day, suppose to rain all week here.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas quilt

Hi friends!
I have quilted between the blocks and am thinking about free motion quilting around the Dresden plates. They are two big to not quilt them.
But it will be next week before i can get to them because i still have to finish some birthday presents before Thanksgiving.
I will love it when i am finished but it has been a bear to handle because it's so big.
Got to get busy on my other things. Talk to you next week.
Have a great thanksgiving friends.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Hi friends!
I have started straight line quilting my Christmas quilt.
Don't know how long it will take me but i will post it on here.
Of course i am doing other things to.  So it may be later on this week before i get back on here.
Can't wait to put it on my bed!
Have a great sewing day.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pillow Shams

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I have both of my pillow shams finished.!!!
Now i just like quilting the quilt and the binding.
I hope to have it on the bed Thanksgiving for every one to see.
I think i like them without ruffles!!!  so that was a good decision.
Have a great day friends. Babs

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pillow sham!

Hi friends!
I made my first pillow sham yesterday.   I trimmed the ends with the same fabric i bordered my quilt with
 Hope to get the other done today!!!
I have the quilt ready for quilting, so may get to it today, we will see.
I am really liking this pillow sham, i though about a ruffle but i think i like it this way better.
Got the front part of my other pillow finished all i need to do is add the back.
My Kenmore gave up the ghost last night.  It is 40 years old,  I am not giving up on her, i will take her to the repair man .  Don't know when but at least i have the janome to take up the slack.
Have a great day friend.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Ready to quilt!

Hi friends!
This is my first pillow sham, i trimmed the ends with the border fabric on the quilt.
I love this fabric, bought it last year and lost it and finley found it again.
I will get it quilted some time next week.  I have no idea what i will use for binding unless i use the border fabric.  I don't know whether i have enough or not , i will have to check.
Got to get busy , have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Hi friends!
Nice size for a quilt , i love this quilt more every day!
The battening in this quilt is cotton.  I just use cotton  on a few quilt's because poly is warmer and i want to keep my grand kids warm!
But i will only use this quilt for the Christmas season , maybe it will be warm enough.
I got it sandwiched yesterday, boy that hurts, bending over a table that long is rough on the 'old' back.
Then i put it on the bed, turn it over and unpin here and there to get any wrinkles out.
I tried pinning one in the floor once, i was sore for weeks!!!  And it was the first quilt i made , a small couch quilt.
Like i said ' i just love this quilt'
Have a great day friends.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christmas quilt.

Hi friends!
Nice day!
 I sewed the fabric that i choose on to my Christmas quilt yesterday and i like it.
I will put some of that into the pillow shams to get it all matchey .
I did get the backing for the Christmas quilt and had already bought cotton battening for it.
But today i will figure out how to change Tatum's quilt to use some more black on the half square's.
Have a great day friends.

Monday, November 4, 2013


Hi friends!
Beautiful here.
I love both of these fabric's but i think i will go with the red with christmas packages on it.
I love the one on the bottom but it's has  a cream background that doesn't go with my white.
The red one doesn't clash with the reds on the quilt, i had a red with stars but it didn't work with the red i have already used in the quilt. A different shade of red , kinda orange red.
So i think that's as good as i can get with out shopping.
The red with gifts looks much better in person. It sparkles!!!
Have a great sewing day .

Monday, October 28, 2013

Christmas flimsy

Hi friends!
Cloudy cool!
I finally got all three rows sewed together and it's a great size across but it's not long enough.Maybe i can find some Christmas fabric to make it a little longer.
I turned it crossways but it's shorter that way, just a little.
Well i can make Pillow shams while i think about what to do or look for some great Christmas fabric.
Of course i could make a border of 2 1/2 inch blocks all around it. Or larger?
Not sure if that would make it as long as i want.
Have a great sewing day friends, while i worry with it.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Another row

Hi friends!
Another row of blocks!
All i need id some saching cut and added and i will have a quilt top or flimsy.
I just sprayed and pinned Michaels huge quilt and i turned all the heat off i got so hot.
I have bought the battening for this quilt but i don't know how much i have of what i want to back it with.
I may have to go and buy some.
A big quilt like these takes 7 or 8 yards of fabric for a backing.
Maybe i can find a christmas  king sized sheet some where to back it with.
Maybe soon i will have two pillow shams to show you.
Have a great day friends and a great weekend.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

More blocks

Hi friends.
Cloudy day!
Finished two more of my blocks for my christmas quilt, just like one more plus pillow shams.
That quilt that's on the bed sure did feel good last night.  I made it for us back in the summer.
I am thinking about cotton battening for my christmas quilt, the one on the bed isn't cotton.
but since our christmas quilt want be used but a few month;s each year i think cotton will be fine.
Cotton freezes me!!!
I usually use poly-fil because i think it's warmer.  I buy the extra loft
This is my first quilt!! i used the low loft in it and you can see through it but it's still warm.  We use it all the time in the sun room to cover up.
Have a great week end friends.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Another block

Hi friends!
Beautiful day

Hi friends!
Beautiful fall day!!
I sewed my six blocks together and they look amazing!
So i finished another block, just like two more and will have my quilt finished.
It takes a while to put them together because of all the pieces.
Still don't know whether i will add a border or not, i wanted to but as you can see it hangs way over on both sides of the queen sized bed.
I want get much done the next couple of days , i will be cooking and cleaning all to enjoy some down time with family on Wednesday.
I think i am going to use cotton battening on this quilt, most of them i don't because i like the warmth of poly.
Maybe it will be easier to handle with it so big.  I really don't have a place to spread this out to make a sandwich.  well time will tell. Have a great day. Babs

Sunday, October 13, 2013

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Christmas quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
This is one wide quilt!
Just need one more row and it will be plenty big enough for a queen sized bed.
Don't know how i will ever get this thing quilted.  The bigger they are the harder it is for me to put them together and make a sandwich.
My table that i use just does a twin sized good.
I don't have enough floor  space for even a twin, plus i can't get down on my knees to pin it .
I tried that once and was sore all over and could just barely more the next day!1
 The first one i made i did that and it wasn't even a twin size.  I still use it on my couch just for a cover when i take a nap.
I still think this is going to be a beautiful quilt.
Have a great weekend friends.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Christmas Quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I made another block for my Christmas quilt. That makes 7 out of the 9 that i have to make!
The last picture is a pile of blocks that i put together only to find i had added one side ways and it made it to long.
They are just over an inch between one way or the other.   But now i am taking it apart so i can put it together right! Hopefully i will get it apart tonight and get it together tomorrow
Of course i have to make two more and then two for my pillow shams.
And am thinking about some for birthday presents so i will be making them for a while.
They make great gifts, thanks to Laura Jane for sending the ruler to me.
Have a great day friends!

Monday, October 7, 2013

More blocks

Hi friends!
Beautiful day today!
I finished two more of my Christmas block over the weekend.
So now i have enough to do another row on my flimsy.  It's 3 blocks to a row and maybe some time this week i will get it joined together.
Then i will like one more row, and i am going to make me pillow shams to go with it before i put it on my bed for Christmas.
I have always wanted a Christmas quilt and shams!!
A couple of years ago i bought me and all hubby's girls a Christmas quilt at walmart for 20$ each but it is so cold under that quilt,I don't think they put any batting in it.
You know it was a cheapo!  You can't make a good quilt for 20 dollars.
I tried to put it on our bed but we froze so i put it up.
Have a great days friends.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Christmas quilt

HI friends!
Beautiful day!
I made 4 of the Dresden plates Sat. just sewing mindlessly.  We had a peaceful day, hubby watching football and races and me sewing.
 I put two of them on the white background and sewed them down and added the borders.

A good day of sewing on my Christmas quilt!
I still think these are just beautiful!
Our Oct. company will be coming in a couple of weeks and hubby's sweet cousin has a birthday a few days after our get together so i am going to do her a Dresden plate  pillow for her birthday.
She is a dear, i love her like i had growned up with her. Hoping to have some of the great grands come that day to show off.
Maybe this Sat. i will get some more on this Quilt.
Have a great day friends.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dresden plate

Hi friends!
Another rainy day!
I made another block!
These take time because you sew the dresden plate together , then you sew them to a block of white and you sew the circle into the middle and then you sew all the 2 1/2 inch blocks into strips long enough to go all the way around.
 This is going to be one big quilt.  See how long it hangs over on a queen sized bed, by the time i add a border it will be a whooper.
I made that one on the top and i have the one i though looked to big done for  on my next row.  One more and i will have another row.  This quilt just has three rows because it's so big.
I will add a small border , i think.  I have some fabric that i want to add but it may not be big enough!
I will see when i get there.
Have a great day friends!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Christmas blocks

Hi friends!
It's been a beautiful day!
I hung my three blocks out but the first one looks to dark or to big one !
Then i did another block to take it's place, just to see if it looks better.
it does look darker, the first one of the three, but i think some way it may be a little larger too.
Not the whole block but the Dresden plate.
I think this  will look better, it's brighter!
But just these three blocks are almost queen sized!
I don't know what i will border it with yet. I will have to go thur all my Christmas fabric that are big enough to make a border and hold them up against them to see. I will be sure and put it on here when i pick it out.
 Have a great week friends!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Christmas quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
Another Christmas quilt block almost made.
These are addicting!!!
This is going to be my backing for it.
My sis got this for me last Christmas and i love it.
She gave me a big bag of Christmas fabric for my present for last Christmas.
She knows how i love Christmas fabric.
This is my latest  fabric order, i use a lot of white so i just ordered 20 yards of white and 5 yards of red.
My favorite color...RED
So now all i like is my janome back and i am already.

Have a great weekend friends.