Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year...New, New,New! I'm quiltin ! ! !

A little Chic-A-Dee in my one-inch squares

and.... nine panels are completed on My Cathedral Window1

Friday, December 28, 2012

Two-sided quiltin . . . Front and Back!!!

I was pleased to look at a quilt I made last yr-2012.   It started when my lady-friend Merlene Amey gave me a bunch of scrappy hand quilted blocks.....  there were enough of the odd brown-green-plaid LOG CABIN patched to make the inner quilt... I meticulously ran the Log Cabin pattern across and down in kinda of a color sequence!   I had it machine quilted by Bill Crye.

Because it was such a scappy look, all of last year I was determined to use my own scraps... so I chose a country barn border and tan fabric to finish up the quilt.

Flip side.... I now know.... that I get a really good feeling when I can change-out... and flip the blanket for a different look on my bed for a couple of days ! ! !!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday's Quote

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
{ Winston Churchill }

aka... The reason I give away so many quilts..... to friends and lovely people in my life !!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

I couldn't wait to get back to work to post....Blog!

This is the newest,,, but fabric I bought last year.... my newest baby blanket for a list of abot 7 give-away-baby quilts !!

Now for a bit of baking.... Thanksgiving 2012

back to the machine.... I must be feeling the end of the yars pressure and happy blues...
really motivated to pull out and finish some projects.   I'm pretty organized in my sewing room and closets... and bookshelves.... and bins...

Hand-quilting the blocks.... joining a sixteen block unit together

BELOW..... here is it sewn together.   Only thing about this CATHEDRAL WINDOW  is that everytime I finish a four-or 8-patch.... another machine stitched seam calls for another row of windows!!!!   LUV IT!!!

 Old favorite..... strip piecing
This says it for the Holiday Season

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday's Quote

"Quilting is a gift you give yourself."
~author unknown

 This is a gift quilt..... my heart's desire is to mail it to Meme ..... Jheida Mykal Morris b. 4-3-2012 @ 12:55pm:  8 lbs 19.25 inches   (second girl born to Melitra and James Morris)
 The soft green border... and the entire backing will be bright pint!!!

Below... is just a swatch of two colorful things in my stash bin!!!!


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Should I follow the inspiration of my Attic 24 friend... and CROCHET !!

Hand Stitching . . .

'Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.'
Chinese Proverb

Wintry, Watermelon Wednesday ! One Flower !

A thing of purpose and priority....

A thing of PLEASURE !
I'll end the year and continue on to  2013 in One-Flower Wednesdays!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

to the small still inner voice in my heart.   Simplicity, quietness, knowing God... knowing that He knows my every thought and need.     I'm at my work desk...
...drinking a mid morning cup of creamed-coffee.   I woke up with a low of 58 mg/dl on the Accucheck monitor... and I cooked sausage, egg, cinnamon toast and coffee at home today!
I  AM  WANTING . . .
I  NEED  . . .

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

One Flower Wednesday !!!

I'm consistently in the mood -- framework --- mindset---- hand stitching..... the one inch hexagons!!!

I also receive a nice little set of two -- blue/yellow hexie flowers.... and I'm almost current on mailing to my friends.....

Below is a TO-DO.... TO FINISH

And this is a favorite idea to redo my sewing room.....

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

B'quiltin Quotes

Hooked on One Inch Squares!!!

Why Oh Why.... ???  !!!   Another tedious journey  (teee-jus jur-nee as the old church saints used to say)    I am machine sewing One-Inch Squares.... reallly they are left over 2-inch squares from my Cathedral Window (hand-quiltin) and I sew and cut down to desired five inch square!!!

Add one five inch set to #2, #3 and #4.... there I have my larger square.....   it will all go together beautifully.... some future year!!

Snackin on Nerds !!!!

Hallo-ween Hallow Everybody

Trying to do a play on words... it is 10-31-2012 !!!

Weekend beautiful sunset in NW Oklahoma City, OK
 A good, healthy oatmeal (apply cinnamon) breakfast at the workplace!
 Friday Movie Night.... upcoming good flicks!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Big Friday and Big Tuesday.... November 2012

I've the waiting.....

The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky invites your guild members to submit quilts to represent your group in a special juried regional exhibit called Quilts of the South Central US. We are inviting current guild members in a region comprised of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas to submit quilts that represent their best work. We would like to have two images of each quilt by October 20, 2012, for the jury to select from for the exhibition. We encourage you on behalf of your guild to select representative quilts that are original designs or adaptations of a traditional design.

Quilts of the South Central US will highlight the work of quiltmakers who are the mainstream of quiltmaking today, and will open here at the National Quilt Museum in the spring of 2013. The jury will select approximately 18 quilts. Notification of acceptance into the exhibition will be by November 2, 2012.

Blog-land..... blogs-ville !!
has a block of the month.... I thought really neat us of  Half Sq Triangles....

Triangle Star Block a Month Join Now!

Every month for 11 months you will receive enough fabrics and the pattern. We do have the pre cut branches, swag and twig if you would like to purchase them. If not the fabrics will come with the block a month. We will stay within the same color way as the picture shows. These are not the exact fabrics!

Quilt measures 73 x 73

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hand Quilting on the BED!

Now... for a quilt story.....

These are the two "unfinished quilts" of  Dorothy Hughes !!!  She was known as a wonderful/beautiful quilter.....  I saw her "sewing on the bed"... she talked of her actual technique of pinning and reaching underneath... sitting in a small-kid chair - relieve the strain on her back!!!  Pulling and rolling the quilt atop the bed until it was finished.   On that day... I remember she had a heavy-wool antique quilt that was being repaired for her friend.

I've looked at the hand stitiching on the 9-patch quilt.... it really is rather ragged.... which makes me believe that she did not quilt it herself... but was finishing a top for a friend.  

The other is a hand-stuffed-puffy dresden plate of just six large (24" blocks)....they were done separately.  Each one is identical - perfect.  But the border fabric is an add-on of a different off-white tone fabric ???  hmnnnnnn kind different.

Since it is unfinished ...  I think I'll take the six dresdens and make them into pillow-tops !!!   Since this is a memorial feeling I have for my BESTIE FRIEND's mother......  I hope it will be treasured as I give the pillows back to the family.

I love my Life (always ~ a'quiltin and etc) !!

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood.....

The great state of Oklahoma!  aka My workplace!

ps... those eyebrows could us a little help-I think!
 Last Month was so hard... and I was so tired....
yep.... got an Iphone 4
 Yippee..... attended the Langston Gala..... future leader turned 4 this year!
I created a monster.... yes literally... I paid for the bloody outfit prancing into my sewing room!

 My final camera click was just outside of my mother's --- she's 86yrs old/young--- the nursing home "St Ann's"

They are so seasonal..... I luv it and  wish I could do the same for my house!!!!

I was feeling a little witchy !!!! hahahah   That's quite an African-American NOSE... wouldn't u say!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October Stitch-Witchery.....

Here are six finished-  SEMI-FINISHED..... in need of a binding......  

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