Saturday, December 31, 2011

Just Takes 2

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I've just signed up for the newsletter for this red and white mystery quilt.  It is being created by Gay of Sentimental Stitches and Brenda of Dear Jane blog.  I hope I will be able to keep up with it.  It starts tomorrow, January 1, 2012.  This is the link for the Just Takes 2 mystery ...  

Friday, December 30, 2011

Blossoming Trees

These blocks are trees I drafted based on the "Blossoming Tree" quilt in the "Quilts, Quilts, Quilts" book.  The blocks are 5 inches and the fabrics were chosen to represent the four seasons.  Spring is at the top left; summer next to it; fall below summer; and to the left of fall, winter.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Quilts Created Since January

Happy Fall. From a pattern by Lori Smith.
This Halloween quilt was made last year. It was a pattern by Linda Lum DeBono. I changed this a bit. The cat replaces a bat.
This quilt was made after a stay on Captive Island. It is a "souvenier" of our stay on the Island. The pattern was purchased at Three Crafty Ladies on Sanibel Island. It is called Water Whimsies by Kari K Designs. I changed this one a little also...the flamingo was an egret.

This quilt is from a pattern by Lori Smith. I changed it some. The pattern had birdhouses where I placed the red and white check. I made it red, white and green so it would have a Christmasy feel.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas, 2010

While on vacation in November, I had the great delight of visiting the Little Quilts Store in Marietta, GA.  While there I purchased some fabrics and made this quilt from a pattern in one of the first quilt books I ever purchased.  That book was “Little Quilts All Through the House.”  I finished this quilt on New Years Day even though my cold, runny nose and sore throat  tried to stop me.


The chair below was one of my favorite Christmas ideas this year.  The quilt was made to be a table runner but when I laid it on this chair as I brought out the Christmas items it looked great.  And so it found its home.


I crocheted the pillow from a pattern by the Royal Sisters.  It was fun to make and her directions were very clear. This year we enjoyed our first “live” Christmas tree in many a year.  The tree was wonderful, so much prettier than our “fake” tree.