Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cotton Candy!!

I have been finishing up some quilting projects and starting a couple more!! Thought I would share the third baby quilt. This one was commissioned by my DIL - a gift for a family friend. Lyn loves more modern, bold fabrics and I always feel "challenged" that I will be able to make it look the way she envisioned it. I do have a few little "things/mistakes" in this quilt, but overall I think it will be okay. I did really enjoy FMQ several different motifs, especially the lollipop flowers in the top and bottom rows. The colors remind me of cotton candy, and the motifs were fun, so thought "Cotton Candy" fit for a name.

Hope this finds each of you filled with JOY!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Lil' Cowboy Blue

Lil Cowboy Blue
Come swing your rope,
The cows in the meadow
Better hit a lope.

Where's the lil boy that looks after the beast?
Nodding in his saddle fast asleep!

Another finish! This is a baby quilt for friends - who are of course having a boy and live on a ranch!
Simple machine quilting - mostly straight line cross hatching through the blocks and fence rails in the border. I did FMQ the setting triangles and the white blocks of the nine patches. Look at the toes of a pair of cowboy boots - the FMQ in the setting triangles is my version of "toe stitching"!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cool down?????

I know many of you have been getting rain, and some have had fires, but here in Texas we've just been HOT!!! But yesterday evening, at chore time (about 7:00) it was only

So, I thought is was cool enough to try on my new, hand knitted socks!!!! No, I didn't knit them, though I would love to learn. My dear blogging friend Nancy knit them for me and I received them yesterday! (For you knitters and any others that just want to know - be sure and visit Nancy's blog - she does some amazing things with those needles!!)

Thanks Bunches Nancy!!! As you can see, they fit perfectly and I love them!! (does anyone else think is weird to take pictures of your own feet!!! Weird perspective! LOL)

Friday, August 2, 2013

"Tickled Pink"

That's the name of my latest finish...and it's how I feel about it!! I think this is one of my all time favorite quilts that I have made! It's a quilt for my oldest daughter's best friend and her husband's little baby girl due the first of October!

This is one of those quilts that "just came together". I looked through my stash and put together three fabrics bought at three different times for three different reasons. They had gotten set aside, and I'm so glad that they came together just for this quilt!

I also had fun "practicing" more FMQ motifs! I quilted 5 different ones! Pumpkin seeds in the big pink squares, my version of a 'fleur-de-lis' in the white triangles, triple looped leaves in the brown triangles, the heart leaf vine from Lori's Tuesday Tutorial in the white border and then I did echo scallops below the vine to finish out the pink border. (now I know mine don't look like Lori's - but that is the beauty of FMQ - making it your own!! I think I'm getting a little "radical" or "free spirited" in my aging life!! LOL).

Hope this finds each and every one of you with joy in your heart!