Wednesday, October 9, 2019


I wanted to share my fall "Blessings" door hanging. My sister, Carol, is a resident at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. I try to make seasonal door hangings for her.  This one was inspired by Bluprint 's free pumpkin pattern. However, the block was too small. I enlarged it, and added the letters and the blackbird. I also used strips of varying widths as I think that adds interest to it. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 30, 2019

September Quilting

I've done a variety of quilting this month. We started table runners with strings in quilt club last month. I really enjoyed this project. Most members used white for a background, but I really loved this green. The quilting was done on my BabyLoc Tiara quilting machine.  I think I will make more of these.

The second project was making kitchen boas for three of my sisters. If you aren't familiar with these, they consist of  9" wof fabric plus a dish towel. It is worn around your neck with half of the dish towel sewn at each end of the fabric.

I made 2 soup bowl copies for my sister, Shirley, who celebrated her 86th birthday. I've made several of these as gifts, and people really like them.

My sister wanted to recreate a lamb that her granddaughter carries around. Madison's lamb is looking worn, and Judy hoped she could substitute in a new one. Madison likes it, but she doesn't want to replace the old one.


Now, on to work on two baby quilts and start working on Christmas gifts!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Landscape Quilts

A few months ago my quilt club made landscape quilts. I had made a couple before, so I chose to make a sunset for my project.  We all chose different scenes using the same technique.

                                                    I was pleased with the finished project.

This is my first landscape Quilt. It was made for a blog hop. At the time, my husband and I were babysitting for out granddaughters in Colorado Springs. The inspiration for the quilt came from the beautiful aspen trees we saw taking the cograil up Pikes Peak.

"Home" wall hanging Gifts

These are all variations of the Missouri Star Quilt Company's row by row from a couple of years ago. I made them this year for friends, two who were moving back to places they used to live and one for a 50th wedding anniversary gift. I must not have taken a picture of the one I made for a wedding gift.

Quilting for Others

Every year, our Cerro Gordo Church of the Brethren Women's Fellowship has a service project. This year we made fidget blankets for dementia patients. We gave them to a local nursing home.

This is a wall hanging I made for a friend. These blocks were made by her grandmother years ago.

My sister, Shirley, will be 86 this month. This is a quilt she made for her great granddaughter.

My daughter is a librarian for FirstLine Schools in New Orleans. Each year they have a fundraiser for their Edible Garden program. This was my donation for their silent auction.

Baby Gifts

                                                        Baby blankets I made for friends

Christmas 2018

Even with a wedding and a wedding quilt to make, I found time to make a few Christmas items.

A strippy Christmas  tree.

I loved these pinwheel ornaments.