Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

 Free Patterns 

I think I'll begin this December making a CHristmas Gift Quilt... pattern call ALL WRAPPED UP.... found at Free Patterns section of Moda's website.  

Second good idea shared from Aunties Quaint Quilts....  a good use for binding clips!!

binding clips.

Looking forwrd to

Two Lovely blogs ....

"I have learned the secret to being everything through Him who gives us strength."   Phil.  4: 2-13      Name:   SEW BLESSED !!

Another Inspiring Blogger....  Pigtails and Quilts !!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Crazy Quilt Stitches from Pin Tangle

Just what I was looking for.... a Crazy Quilt stitch on the last TUESDAY of each month!!!  Here is my link to the ning group to post pictures as I learn!

100-Patch Quilt Tutorial is also listed on

A charms quilt of 2" squares

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Unspoken Truth About Color

I've been associated and welcomed into the Fiber Artists of Hope group curated by Jeanette Thompson.  Last years exhibit entitled "The Unspoken Truth about Color: A Dialogue in Art Quilts about Racism is featured in a recent Quilter's Newsletter.  Get a copy and enjoy a good, thought provoking read!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

So....what is Polyester?

I'm always learning....I never heard of Fortrel until today.....  So....what is Polyester? - We said they were two sisters (Polly and Esther) wearing kinda cheap, sweaty, clinging stretch fabric..quite colorful...  And everybody in my neighborhood wore some polyester.   So my mother sewed this quilt with polyester leftovers.   My mother must have made this quilt back in the 60's.... Ugly but cute!    Polyester is easy to care for (mostly machine washable) and keeps its shape and color well. The disadvantage of polyester is that it does not "breathe," which means it retains body heat and moisture and its not as comfortable as some of the natural fibers. Depending on the manufacturer, polyester fabrics have different names, many of which you will recognize - Dacron, Fortrel, Kodel and Trevira are among the many. Polyester may be offered in the form of knits, jerseys or cotton and silk-like fabrics.  

You is is smart.... you is important!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Why I Quilt and browse the web . . . .

"I am not creating something else, I am revealing who I

 am."   by (Catherine Moore) 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Owens Art Place Museum ~ Guthrie OK

The take down and closing of the museum exhibit.... I took the time to re-measure and document several pretty family quilts.....there is a book in the making....

ABOVE: Quilt judged in the 2010 Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show...
BELOW:    Outstanding (lots of closeup photos) of the Harriet Powers Quilt !!!

It's called.... returning quilts to the sender... the wonderful kind ladies who shared their treasures...

 The ever-famous Britches Quilt......heavily padded and warm to the body and soul!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Browsing around in Small Blog Land

Ten or more lady-friends listed comments last week..... I felt special!

and Fresh Sewing Day!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Oh... such Beauty..... Inspiration for a Quilt Feature!!

As long as I see beauty in this... God's great universe.... I shall quilt!

This was sent to me by a dear lady.....  one of the few friends with which we share the same January 9th Birthday....   I posted our pic last year...yippee!!!   Reminds me of Psalm 91:4, He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain." 
There is absolutely nothing to fear about tomorrow; for God is already there.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hello and Goodbye December YR 2011

I'm thankful for the FRESH START button from Lillysquilts.... 

It's a wonderful Thursday..... I'm planning nice things and cold weather outings for myself and a girlfriend or two!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

One Flower Wednesday Nov 30 2011

One solitary hexagon.... or now in the corner I see another !!

I've been out of sorts...
redocorating my sewing room... and my hexies and folded flowers are on the floor....

So, Alas... it really is just ONE FLOWER THAT I REPORT ON one=flower wednesday!!!

This last day of November proved really a headache stressor!

The dreams were real and horrible last night... I was shaking scared.....of an evil child...   I know better... I could have slapped some sense into that kid to stop him....   Oh well... too many tv shows.   I'm battling  a flu/cough bug with OTC drugs plus running short on my diabetes medication.    Life is real... waiting for payday.
Nevertheless here is a blog listing I'll keep.

A Bit unusual, but this nice blog --- I think the lady is 79 yrs old and celebrated a wonderful birthday --  so that I just want to keep her link.   I didn't see a google follow button.......

The picture really says how I feel.... waiting for God and his bright sunshine to open up!!!  I know He will.

Trust God from the bottom of your/my heart,   Don't try to figure out everything on your/my own....Listen for God's voice in everything you/I do. . . Everywhere you/I go... He is the one who will keep you/me on track.    Proverbs 3:5-6 (from the Message Bible -- a Translation)

Check out the Oklahoma List of Quilt Shops

 Oklahoma Quilters State Organization

Sooner Quilts Tues - F 9am - 5pm
Thurs  9am - 7pm
Sat  9am - 3pm 7821 S. Sooner Rd.
Guthrie, OK 73044
Janome Dealership
Michelle Schroeder

 Hennessey Prairie Quilt M - F 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 4pm 101 S Main St.
Hennessey, OK 73742
Pfaff & Singer DealershipRanda Parish

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Preparing a Gift....


Tis the Season.....

My Father knows what I need..... even before I ask Him !!  Matthew 6:8 
And here's to thinking about a really pretty quilt I'd like to make....

OTF . . . . .Current Quilt Projects........ on the Floor
 On the Ironing Board

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Who am I ? ? ?

... a wife to Lawrence ... a mother, a grandmother, an aunt, a sister, a daughter ... a friend ... a quilter ... a Statistician who would rather be a some other occupation ... a small time gardener ... a champion of African-American ideology … a lover of God’s Word... a working diabetic ..  a mid-lifer …. a realistic and intelligent person! 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Election Year 2012

Countdown to Election Day 2011: 5 days
Countdown to Iowa caucuses: 61 days            ***    January 3 caucus in Iowa
Countdown to South Carolina primary: 79 days
Countdown to Florida primary: 89 days
Countdown to Nevada caucuses: 93 days
Countdown to Super Tuesday: 124 days

Friday, October 28, 2011

High Flyin Dreams...... The Legend Remembered !

Alexander Eaglerock - Manufacturer was Alexander Aircraft Corp.
The wife and daughter of this extra-ordinary 1932 Mechanic/Pilot.... is my quilting friend Mrs. Hannah Allen and her daughter Thomisina !!!
Why is it..... only the Lord knows and has endowed me with a dream .... vision a wonderful quilt..... pieced and embroidered airplanes... as a tribute to my friend and her husbands accomplishments!

Mrs. Hannah Allen said this poster map (32" x 48 1/2") lays folded behind an organ in her home, it was displayed in a museum event and given to her.   It shows the fourteen or more flight stops by Banning and her husband Thomas Cox Allen.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

What is a Quilt?

Roderick Kiracofe, historian of quilting, has noted that "quilts, like diaries, are an accumulation of bits and pieces of the maker's life, a repository of ideas, hopes and feelings." As with all things, a quilt is a reflection of society as a whole, as well as a reflection of its individual maker.

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