Sunday, August 29

Chance to Win Go! Accuquilt

Here is a chance for you to win a wonderful addition to anyone's quilting tools!
GO! by Accuquilt
Go to Sherry's blog and enter to win!
Good Luck!  I've got my fingers crossed for myself to win!

A Quilting Life

My weekend project

I needed something to work on this weekend so I made myself a new purse.

This was my weekend project.  It was a tote pattern I saw in this month's Quilts & More magazine.
You can find the pdf pattern at All People Quilt, search It's a Cinch Tote
I made is a good bit smaller than as in the instructions.
I wanted it for a purse not a tote bag.  Mine is 15 wide, 14 tall and 4" deep.
I did add several more pockets inside.  I don't like just one pocket.
I bought the fabrics at a quilt show awhile back.
This is the side.
Over all I am pleased with it.  Have a few ideas for the next time I decide to use this pattern.

Tuesday, August 24


Here is my finished mini Underground Railroad quilt.  It measures 23" square.  I guess I have always wondered how people could mis-treat slaves as they did back in the days.  It just seemed so wrong.  After reading the Elm Creek book Series, I my interest peeked in how quilts played a role in helping free slaves.
I purchased the Quilt in a Day book of the Underground Railroad and chose to make the 6" blocks.
I wanted something small and quaint to hang up and remind me just how important freedom is.
I think I'll name it, 
The Little Engine That Could

Friday, August 20

Pets on Quilts Contest

Here is my enter for SewCalGal Pets on Quilts contest.  I made this quilt for my husband from photographs transferred to fabric.  He always wanted a collage of pictures of "Angel Animals" so this was my idea for that.  Our animals that have gone on to animal heaven.  (the first two photos, the red horse and the blue tick hound are still with us).  This picture is from when back in April when I was basting the quilt on the floor in the hospital after Alan had just back a second back surgery.  So many of the hospital staff were amazing at the pictures and also laughing at me on the floor!
In this is two horses, three dogs, one cat, hamster and rabbit, and chickens aka "The Girls".
I put the name of each animal on their photo. 

This was a practice piece as I was trying to make the border around the picture look like wood grain.
I from some reason didn't take a picture of the finished quilt and my camera needs new batteries right now.
So I'll have to live with these pictures of the unfinished quilt for the contest!

To see many other wonderful creations with animals and quilts be sure to visit
SewCalGal's blog !

Pets on Quilts Contest

Some on my Pets on Quilts

This is our newest member of the household. "Spooker" ! I can't wait to get her on a Orange Halloween quilt!
She has become my husband's best bud during the day while I'm at work. She is a sweetheart she just mysteriously showed up at my work needing a home.  She is also the odd ball of our cats. All the rest are white and orange.
She is laying on my mini Underground Railroad quilt.
This is Fuzzy.  He is normally white on his belly but he likes to lay in the red clay outside!
 He is laying on the back side of a t-shirt quilt.
This is Ms Tazzi. Not very photogenic.  She is sitting my very first full size quilt I ever did. I entered in the county fair
that year and won a first place ribbon!  Tazzi LOVES to get right in the middle of whatever project I am working on.

This the Momma Tess. Yes momma to Fuzzy and Tazzi.
 As you can see, she is being a momma and helping me sew a straight seam!

Sunday, August 1

"Daddy's Ties" for Eddie

I finally finished the quilt I was working on for a friend and co-worker, Eddie. The quilt is called
"Daddy's Ties"   Eddie's father past away earlier this year and his ties are one thing that Eddie kept.
I sure hope he likes it.

I did the all over quilting on Tin Lizzie at my neighborhood quilt shop, Needle and Thread.
The label which is a shirt pocket with a crisp dollar bill.
His daddy always carried a crisp dollar bill in his pocket everywhere we went.