Monday, February 27, 2012

Ouilts of Valor

Bills Table runner
For the last 4 years I have been quilting for the Quilts of Valor organization . Their mission has been to supply lap quilts for wounded American  Soldiers.

I have lost count of how many I have quilted , every quilt top that I have quilted is made by a volunteer piercer then is shipped to me with the backing material to be quilted by me. I then supply the batting free of charge as does the piercer with the top and the backing.  
After I am done quilting the quilt I send it back to the piercer to bind and send  onto the facility that QOV designates .

One of my favorite piercers Bill K. Is in his seventies . He always sends me awesome quilt tops that are patriotic,  pieced nicely  ,and always well pressed. The table runner that is pictured was made by him to give to me. He said I would know a quilter to quilt it. (LOL).
 Please check them out at

Pansy's Quilt
I am still finishing up my UFO,s Here is another quilt with a interesting story I will write about it next time. I have been at my mothers for a week enjoying the weather and the rest. Back to work tomorrow.
until next time


Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I finally have gotten over the cleaning bug and back to sewing, the quilt top pictured is the Wild Flower
quilt that I started last year in May. All of the blocks are embroidered then multiple borders are added to each block. Just reading the pattern I found it intimidating so I just sewed one block at a time and it worked out just fine.
The first through the third border took all of Saturday because each of the little blocks are 1" finished.
Besides, it was snowing and blowing out, I was able to piece all day. I have never found a better way to while a day away.
The Turkey is a class that I taught this fall.
This has been one of my unfinished projects that need quilted an bound. One more down for 2012.
I don't want to give the idea that I am rushing to finish all of my UFO's I 'm enjoying the process also.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

What a mess!

"Before Pictures"
I didn't know what I was getting into when I decided I had to clean out my stash . This picture was taken after I had folded all the yardage .
Usually in the evening I work on projects of my own ( which is endless) My Husband couldn't beleive that I didn't want to work in my studio all last week in the evening , so finaly I told him to go and take a look, well he then wondered If I would ever get it done!

This is a Picture of the closet after. The sewing cabinet  and work table are a mess again so when I get them cleaned off again I will take pictures.
Happy sewing

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Over the last several days I added the first  borders to the Wild! Flower Quilt top.  There are several more borders and  the piecing instructions for this top were minimal. After  looking at the sheets I  decided to do it line for line as I seem to be a bit dyslexic as I age (sigh).

In the last post I stated I had to find border fabric in my stash this was a challenge Here is the picture of my primary storage area before cleaning it. It hadn't been cleaned in 3 years!

Stay tuned for the transformation