Wednesday, July 18, 2012


This past weekend and the beginning of the week have been crazy. I was out of town and didn't have much time to sew until last night and today.

I am finally quilting my mom's photo quilt pictures to be added later due to the secret :)

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I am almost finished with my brother's Military quilt. I made this out of his old BDUs. I only need to add his name tape and US Air Force tape and I will get it in the mail. I plan on having it done in the next 30 mins :)

Wrist cuffs in each corner
My other WIPs this week are the blocks for my two BOM quilts, Blessings of spring and Texas Our Texas

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Finish it Friday

Just finished with my brother's military quilt, this was made with his old uniforms. I guess it is technically not finished, I need to add one of his name tapes to it and then I will mail it off. :)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Finish it Friday

I finished a few things today.
Finished binding this baby quilt. The little boy was born today :)

Made a little hipster purse for my niece out of my brother's (her dad's) uniforms. My daughter picked out all the crazy colors

Made a messenger bag for my Sister in law out of my brother's uniforms

Under the flap, used one of the pockets off the uniform


Matching coin purse

Matching makeup bag

There were all made from scraps left over from a quilt I am making him with his old uniforms. I still need to work a little more on that : )

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Loopy Line

 Here is a baby quilt I made for a friend of my husband's, who is expecting any day now, and used loopy line on the rows.

WIP Wednesday

 Today I almost finished a baby quilt I started yesterday for a friend of my husband's. His wife is about to have a little boy. I'm not sure I like the binding, it's white and the sashing of the quilt is an off white, I should have made my own binding, but I hate that step for some reason......

My little helper :)

This is my daughter's quilt which is the same pattern as the one above. I used Twirl by me and my sister and I think it is so cute. It only needs binding.
 I started cutting the "Bricks" for my brother's quilt last night. I am using his old military uniforms. I haven't decided how to use patches and buttons and other things.

These are the fat quarters I am using along with his old BDUs, some of the bricks also

Other WIP/UFOs

Need to quilt my mom's memory quilt and my daughter's butterfly quilt
Need to sew my own bricks for my quilt
Need to quilt my t-shirt quilt
Need to sew my nieces rag quilt, each piece is quilted

Ideas/need to start
Coin quilt ?
Two new deer panel quilts, one for my husband and one for my dad
Quilted baby bag/purse for my Sister in law from part of my brother's uniforms

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I have been thinking about this little quilt for sometime, I found out I was having a little girl and just knew I needed to make a quilt for her. I bought some fabric about 3 months ago (mind you my daughter was already 3 months by then) I found it on ebay, My sister and me TWIRL, so cute! Anyways, this last weekend I decided I better get to work, before my baby doesn't need a baby quilt anymore. Here it is. Just needs binding.


My baby's quilt

Such cute fabric

Backing is an old baby blanket from my other daughter

Other WIPs that need to get done!

Picture/memory quilt - My mom    Needs quilting and binding
Butterfly quilt - Older daughter      Needs quilting and binding
T-shirt quilt - Old A&M Shirts      WAY to big for me to quilt :(
Rag quilt for my niece                    Cut and ready to piece
Baby quilt  for a friend of my husband       Just started cutting and sewing tonight
BOM - Blessings of Spring                       Finish 1st and start 2nd block
BOM - Texas our Texas                           Start 1st block

Ideas not yet started

Coin or Brick quilt with batiks I found on clearance  :)
Camo quilt from my brother's old uniforms - they have no clue :)

I have alot of work to do.


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Friday, June 8, 2012

Quilting projects


Finally finished this quilt for my husband

Here is the ultra secret quilt I started for my mom and will hopefully finish soon. All pieced, just need to quilt.


Memory tumbler quilt - need backing and quilting
Slice Block - Layer Cake - Finish Piecing
Butterfly quilt - Front is pieced, needs quilting
Rag quilt - for my niece
Camo quilt
Charm baby quilt for my baby girl
Texas our Texas BOM
Blessings of Spring BOM

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Signature/T-shirt quilt

 So a little Background on this project. The school I teach at closed this past week, and the students and most of the teachers will be relocated to the larger HS in town. Our principal will not be a principal with us anymore, so in my infinite wisdom, decided to make a signature quilt for all the seniors to sign.



To make sure all the seniors got a chance to sign, I got with the Senior English teacher and she let me know that the office staff wanted to make a t-shirt quilt for her and for the staff to sign, so I got conned into making that one. They told the Principal they needed shirts to donate so she brought in all her school t shirts. I used the t-shirt quilt for the back and had the staff sign it.

I decided to also make mini signature quilts for the two assistant principals.


I used bone print and paw print as much as I could because our mascot is the bulldogs. They really turned out good. I did an overall free motion stipple. When I gave it to her, she cried, it was very touching. She also decided she would like to hang it on the wall, so I went back and added some hanging loops at the top so she could and she can reverse it if she would like to.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Quilt

I just started a new ultra secret quilt yesterday. I have had this quilt in mind for a while, I just couldn't decide how I was going to do it. I knew I wanted to make a picture quilt with bandana fabric. I recently purchased an accuquilt go and found the tumbler die, I fell in love  :)   I purchased printable fabric by June Taylor and I like it so far. I printed 23 pictures and cut them out with my tumbler die and also cut out my bandana fabric on the tumbler die. I have pieced all 13 rows now I just need to sew the rows together. I am really moving along on this one  :) I will post pictures when I am done and it gets to its new owner, who has no idea that she is even getting a quilt  :)

Butterfly quilt for my daughter - Need backing and quilting but I am not sure how to quilt it.
Rag quilt for my niece - I have only cut the fabric
Deer quilt for my husband - Needs borders, backing and quilting
Tumbler picture quilt for .... :) - Need to piece rows together and quilt
T-shirt quilt which will likely never get done because it is HUGE!! and I am scared to try to quilt it on my machine.

I decided to do a block of the month project from stitch in heaven called "Blessings of Spring" which starts this month on the 20th!! So excited.

Quilt ideas on the brain -

Just purchased a new layer cake - Going to try the "double slice" I saw on Missouri star quilt co - Really cute and easy to sew with no waste.

Just purchased a jelly roll of Christmas (I know it's March) I am going to make "string" quilted Christmas stockings!

I have alot of projects or ideas right now. It seems like so many more now that it is on paper.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Snai trail / Butterfly Quilt

This is my first attempt at a snail trail, it turned out pretty cute.

The pink in the first pic and the purple in the second pic are more like the true colors.

I used my accuquilt to cut out all the pieces.

Here is my pieced butterfly quilt. I just need to add the two borders and the quilt away! Going to work on that tomorrow!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quilt Along progress with Leah Day

I have only recently joined up with the Quilt along but I was able to practice my quilting this past Saturday. Here are some better pictures of my stippling practice.
1/2 yard cloth stippled all over
Stipple and clover from Leah's book :)
Small scale
Large scale

I have only practiced on this one piece so far, but I recently finished a Quilt as you go Quilt. It is a type of rag quilt I found in a magazine. You piece 8 triangles into a square and cut out a large circle from that. I quilted the circle onto a background block and the batting and backing on every other square. The other squares either had a double heart or an X because I got lazy and the heart was a little hard for me  :) I wasn't sure I would ever finish if I kept going at the pace I was. It will be a wedding gift for my little brother in a week and a half. :)

The quilt I am currently working on is an applique butterfly quilt for my daughter. I plan on stippling in the blue and stipple/clover in the pink sashing and probably on the border.

 I can't wait to finish piecing and get to quilting, but I have a busy few weeks ahead so I imagine it will be a while. :(