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..

Monday, July 13, 2009

Our Next Get-Together...

Hey girls!

Our next get-together will be on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 at the scrapbook store. Our project, if you want to participate, is going to be a pinwheel quilt.

For this quilt, you will need:

Pinwheels: 1 layer cake (or 4 charm packs)
Background: 3 1/2 yards (we both chose plain white)
Border: 1 1/8 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Back: 5 1/4 yards (FYI: Gracie Lou's gives 20% off the back if you buy everything at once)

Finished quilt will measure 72" x 87" and will consist of 80 - 7 1/2" pinwheel blocks...

Bring your fabric that night and we will show you how to cut it (we will type up the full pattern to give you there). We are both about halfway finished with our quilts, so we will bring what we have to show you! It is a very fun quilt! Also, remember to bring your block for the block-swap if you would like, and your 3 finished 12"x 12" wonky log cabin blocks for our charity quilt.

Hope you all can make it! :)

Carli Wright & Leslie Clawson

Thursday, July 9, 2009

My First Quilt (Connie)

Camille from Simplify and Carrie from LaVieenrosie are hosting a Parade of Quilts. It's going to be so much fun to see everyone's past and present quilts.
My very first quilt was made for my daughter, Kaydee, twenty seven years ago. It was a panel that I started to hand quilt. My grandma took one look at it and told me that the poor baby was going to get her toenails stuck in the stitches! I put it in a drawer and never brought it back out.
Twenty five years later my next FIRST QUILT was a rag quilt. (You can see it there in the background, sorry I don't have a better picture). I made it for Kaydee also.
The thing I learned from making it, is that I didn't want to ever snip demin in a rag quilt again! Also it put the desire for quilting back in my life. Thank goodness for machine quilting so the people who are wrapped up in one of my quilts won't have to worry about having their toenails get stuck in the stitches!

My latest, completely finished, quilt is this one. I did it as a "thank-you" gift. It was so much fun to do because of all the bright colors and because of where it was going.


Hey all of you "Sowing" chicks, I ran across a fun project for us all to do. Click on this link to see Camille's post about her Parade of Quilts.

Rest your head on a PILLOW

I haven't done much sewing lately. This is a hard time of year to find a few spare minutes to do it. So recently I've just done a couple of pillows since I haven't had time to do anything big like a quilt. I thought I'd share.

They are a bit on the bright side but I think they are fun. I just used scraps that I had hanging around.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Fun Quilt

We recently took a trip to Seattle with Kylee and Conner. I wanted to make a quilt as a "thank-you" gift for Conner's parents because they provided us with great accomodations and entertainment too. I'm still not great at remembering to take pictures of my projects but since I did this time, I thought I'd share. It was a fun quilt to make. Although in the end I really should have made it a KING sized quilt because we owed them a KING sized THANK YOU.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Getting Wonky With Our Wonky Blocks

We held our 2nd quilting get together and sadly there wasn't too many "getting together." May is such a busy month, we really had a hard time finding a day that worked for everyone. Hopefully next month will be better. We missed having everyone there.
It was fun to see Merry's, Sue Ann's and Carli's quilts from last month done, or at least partially done.

Lori had been working on a different pattern that is ready to be put together. It is looking so
cute. We all loved the colors. She'll have to post a picture when it's all done!
We had our first "block swap" too. That was fun!
These are the wonky blocks we got done that night. We will put them, plus more, together to make our charity quilt. It's turning out to be pretty cool looking. There were a few who had a really hard time purposely making the blocks uneven "wonky". After a couple blocks were all done, they relaxed and could see it was all part of the fun of the quilt. It's always nice when you have an excuse to be a little "OFF!"

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sew! Tammy Sew!

These are pictures of Tammy's quilts. I am posting for her since her computer is on the blink. They turned out very cute. We took these up to Morris quilting today. They should be done in a week. I also took a couple of quilts and we took one for Connie. We haven't tried Morris yet but thought these would all be good trial quilts. It seems like it will be less expensive. We will let you know! We stopped at Gracie Lou's and again I came out with a purchase. Just a pattern this time. I already had some cute boy fabrics and I saw this pattern and thought it would be perfect! Now I need to finish my other started projects so I can start this one.
Sue Ann

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

One down.....on to the next!

I finished a quilt top! This isn't the strawberry shortcake but it was one I was doing for a gift. I like how it turned out with the sashing on the sides. I hope the colors aren't too Halloweenish though. (Is that a word?) Anyway, on to the strawberry shortcake! Happy sewing!
Sue Ann

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Yes, I turn in to a madwoman who neglects everything else in life when she sews...

I finished my quilt on Saturday! YAY!! Now I'm so excited to see everyone else's! You all had such fun fabric. I can't wait til next month's get together. Thanks, girls.

--Carli :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Monthly Block Swap

We had a bit of inspiration last night after some of you had already left. We decided to have a monthly block swap. You don't have to do it but if you want to it would be fun. Every time we meet you bring a completed 12" block, made any style, with any fabric, etc. It just needs to measure 12" square. Everyone that brings a block for that month will go in a drawing and you will go home with a new block. After a year you will have 12 blocks which you can make a fun picnic quilt with. It should be really fun and it will be fun to see what we all come up with. No stress just make it fun!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Ball Is Rolling . . .

It finally happened! After a lot of talk and no action we finally got our quilt group started.


It's going to be so much fun. I think everyone is excited and motivated about it.
Even though we were all pretty much working on the same quilt pattern, a layer-cake pattern called Strawberry Shortcake, it was fun to see everyone's cute fabrics. It will even be more fun to see all the quilts completed.

Make sure you share the pictures of your progress.