Friday, April 9, 2010

We're Tag Teaming!

My friend Natalie was in town for the weekend a couple weeks ago so we decided to go to lunch and then over to Gracie Lou's.  They had the cutest line of new fabric, we fell in love!
We thought it would be perfect with this quilt.
Since there were so many different prints to choose from, and we wanted to use as many of them as we could, so we decided to TAG TEAM.  We recruited Carli to join the team.  We are each going to make 48 blocks from 8 different prints and then divide them up amoung us.  The goal for having that part done is April 30th.  I'm excited for the outcome! We'll post the progress and outcome as we go.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Although it's been awhile since we have gotten together, I figured the blog was due for an update. These are a couple of the recent projects I have been working on. 
These are to go on my daugthers red couch.  She didn't love the pillows that came with the couch so we found some bright and funky fabric at Hobby Lobby and I just used the original pillows as the forms. I machine quilted them with a loopy all-over pattern.
Here are some pillows I made to go on my granddaughter's bed. They were so much fun to make. I could have gone on and on, but had to remind myself that she still need room to lay her little head down!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Debbie's holiday hotpads were great!  She had us bring the fabric for the one you can barely see in the upper middle.  It was a easy and quick pattern, and fun to do. We also got the patterns for the cute ones you see in the photo. Who wouldn't like to get one of these for Christmas?

Tammy got busy after last month's get together with her disappearing nine-patch. She did a throw, a table topper and even a pillow.  Love the fabric!

Connie's fall table topper 

LeAnna's Christmas table runner

Lori's quilt top for her new grandson who's on the way

Sue Ann's Whirly Gig
Ok friends as you can see, we're having a good time sewing together so make sure you join us next time. We had a newbie join in the fun this month, Crystal W. It's so fun to have her coming too.  She just got her first sewing machine and is catching on really well and may already be addicted!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


This months project is brought to us by Debbie.  Now we all know how talented she is, so it's bound to be great.  She has planned for us to make "Holiday Hotpads."  They will make some great neighbor, teacher and friend gifts for Christmas!
For the project you will need to bring the following:
3-10" squares of one fabric
3-10" squares of a coordinating fabric
2-10" of batting (preferrably THERMAL batting, which can be found at JoAnn's or Walmart)
Thread to match your fabric.
 Thursday, Oct. 29th @ 6:30

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


We had a fun time with our dissappearing nine patch quilt that Lori put together this month.  The challenge is on for us all to get them done!
Lori came with her usual inspiration pieces.  It's so much fun to see what everyone is working on.  It always makes me want to do one of each!

Fall Table Topper
(Dissappearing Nine-Patch)

The T-Shirt Quilt Lori put together for Jordan with his t-shirts.
He's going to love it!

Watch the blog for details about our next get together and plan now to bring your show and tell too.

Monday, August 31, 2009

September's Project

Hello everyone, September's get together will be here before we know so I thought I'd give you a heads up on what we will be working on.  You can click on this link to see the Christmas Table Topper.  I've done one up and it's being quilted right now.  It was really easy and fast to put together.  Check your calendars and hopefully Tuesday, September 29th works out for everyone.  Let me know if you've got any questions.

Friday, August 28, 2009


LeAnna put together our project this month, envelope pillows.  She did her's for Fall.  I chose to do mine to match whatever or wherever year round, but it's funny how you always seem to want what you don't have.  When I saw LeAnna's and Lori's Fall pillows it made me want to do one of them too.  I've got more WANTS than I know what to do with!
Anyway, here's mine.  I wasn't able to finish it that night because I didn't bring any colored thread.  Instead I tried out my design on this little bib to make sure I'd like it.  I did!  I've kind of got the Bird Bug right now.
Okay, now EVERYONE get your ENVELOPE PILLOWS done and post the pictures on the blog. Remember, it's fun to share!


It's been so much fun getting together once a month to work on our quilting projects. One of the funnest aspects about it, is getting inspired by each other. This month Lori was voted the "MOST INSPIRATIONAL!" She brought three of her lastest projects to show us. I'm sad to say that for somehow I deleted the picture of one of her quilts off my camera. (Lori- you're going to have to take a picture of the turn-over quilt and post it.) It's worth seeing so we need to make sure it gets on the blog.

Lori's Bull's Eye quilt was done with three other friends.  They each did a certain number of blocks and them cut them in forths and traded with one another and put them all back together again.  It turned out awesome.
The other one is a seasonal sampler that she did with a class. It's so darn cute too!While the rest of you were buying cute designer fabric I was rumaging through my scraps and shopping for remnants for this. I call it, "I've Created a Monster". I don't know if it's the actual size or the busy-ness of it, but it seems HUGE and WILD.  Sometimes I look at it and hate it and then other times I look at it and kind of like it.  I can't wait to have it quilted to see if I end up liking it full time.  I think next time I'll stick to cute designer fabric!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Project Schedule

Here is the monthly project list. Sorry I didn't get it on here sooner!

August-LeeAnna (envelope pillow)
November-LeAnn S.
January-Tammy B.
April-Tammy M.

Hopefully we can keep this going! It has been so fun. I am excited to come tonight. I just wish I could find more time to complete all of these projects I have going.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Since I'm playing on the computer I thought I'd do a little remodeling to our blog. It's mainly a test to see if anyone notices or comments! So make sure if you've been here, you comment and let us know.
Our next get together is this Wednesday at 6:30. Hopefully all of you got your email and instructions for the pillow LeAnna is directing us on.
It will be fun to see everyone's works in progess, finished projects and see and hear ideas for new projects.
Don't forget your Swap Block!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pinwheel Quilt finished!!!

Thanks for the hint, Connie--I know, I know! I really just couldn't find my camera cord, and had to hunt it down in my storage unit! Here are the latest quilts I've finished:




And, in memory of my very first quilt:

Leslie's quilt top-- she just needs to have it quilted now! Seriously, darling.


Carli :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Baby Bedding

We got Kylee and Conner moved into their new house and Nixon's room all set up. It was fun to see the crib bedding all come together since it's been stuffed in a corner for the past couple of months.
I thought I'd post a couple of pictures to show you all how it turned out.

Nixon gave me a "thumbs up" so I think that means he liked his new bed! I made it so it could be reversible, but for now we went with the wild side.

For those of you who were not able to attend last months get together, you missed seeing some darn cute quilts done by Carli and Leslie. Carli took some pictures so hopefully she'll put them on the blog (hint, hint) for everyone to see.

It totally got me excited to get my whirlygig quilt done but I'm sad to report that not much has happened with it. Summer is just plain TOO BUSY. Oh well I guess it keeps us from spending too much on this fun hobby.

See you all soon..