Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Time is quicly passing

AS A QUILTER
I just finished "Gradiation"
  
 Rowan Milan with the baby quilt I made her.


She is our forth grandchild whom
 has made her way into our hearts. 
 Rowen Milan 

A CLIP OF LIFE
This was my Bible school treat.  The cracker, pretzel and candy corn represented the sacrifice Abraham offered to God

Terry, Christian, Laban, Autumn and I
went hiking to Humpback Rock.

When we got home we grilled hamburgers and
 ate our supper outside.

It has just about been a year since Rebecca and Abe were married.  Now here in a mouth we will have another wedding,
Autumn and Laban will be getting married.
  One thing Autumn wanted for her wedding was a signature quilt.  The two of us worked together on the quilt.
1.Cutting out leaves.


2. Getting the trunk of the tree ready to applique

3.Embroidering

4. Autumn with the quilt and ready for
 signatures and ready for her wedding.

Autmun's wedding dress needed some altering. 
It is all done and just waiting for July 25.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Christmas Quilt Pattern


This Christmas Table runner is featured in my new book Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars, 
which will be released in August.

I will be teaching this class June 6 or June 12 in Bridgewater, VA.  
For more information check out Quilting By The River 


BOOK RELEASE IN AUGUST.  All the quilts in this book Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars are made from one simple block.

Cubes and Stars

Large stars and small star

 Graduating background colors
• 1 easy-to-sew block makes 8 stunning projects
• Change the fabric placement for unique designs
• Color in a provided line drawing to design your own triangle-star quilts

Thursday, May 14, 2015

 As A Quilter
This week I will start quilting a wall quilt. 
 Does anyone have a name for the quilt?

 The triangle block which is used in the above quilt is the same block used in "Surprise Package".  This quilt will be in my new book Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars which will be released in August.

The quilt is safety pinned and ready to machine quilt.

This weekend I went to North Carolina and Tennessee to teach and lecture.  I was thrilled to meet two ladies in different states that made my Star Shuffle quilt pattern. This is Mary.

This is Lucy with her Star Shuffle quilt.

This is an old Farmer's Delight quilt which was
 purchased at a local auction.

Here is my Grandmother's Farmer's Delight
with only one ring of triangles.

 My rendition of Farmer's Delight.

Life on the Farm
 Mother and I were ordering our food at Chick-fil-A when we ran into Deb, a friend of mine, from Patchwork Plus.  We invited her to join us for lunch.  Thanks Deb for a wonderful visit.


 Here is my mother with her cousin Shelly and his wife Evie.  The picture is a oil painting mother painted for them years ago.  Listening to them reminisce was so interesting and entertaining.


 This was a surprise bridal shower
Patchwork Plus had for Autumn.  She was so surprised.  They have been a blessing to her.

Autumn found a bee hive on our fence post.

 We had an experienced bee keeper come and
 transport the bees to his home. It was interesting to watch how he got the bees in the box.  When the queen bee and most of the bees were in the box the lid was placed on top.  In about 30 minutes the rest of the bees were in the box.




Monday, April 13, 2015

Trip to Canada

I spent last week in Red Lake Ontario with my daughter Parla and her family. Here are a few picture of my week.

 Dave is so gentle and sweet with the children.

Here I am deciding what fabrics to use for the borders in Jacks quilt.  Notice the dark gray in the sashing.  In a later picture you can see I removed it from the quilt.

Appliqueing Jack Boone's name on the quilt. 
 Parla picked the cool fonts. 

Asher is a happy go lucky little guy.

Brighton is Moms big helper.

The finished quilt with sweet little Jack Boone.

With the three little ones Parla still finds time to crochet. 

These are some of the adorable toys she has made.

Thanks Parla, Dave, Brighton, Asher and Jack for a wonderful week.  I miss you all.