About Me

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Wyoming/Nebraska, United States
I am a Grandma with a passion for beauty, joy and life. Finding yourself seems to be the answer to a joyous heart, peaceful soul and quilting does this for me. Putting the Lord first in life keeps me grounded.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Twisted sister pattern

Oh what choices...........  I decided to try my hand at some bright colorful batiks
I tried using all different fabrics to make it look scrappy, but......WOW.....it was a jumble mess, so I went with a light batik and used it on all the background.  Using the same fabric for the background help the eye a bit.  I left nothing to waste, I even threw in a few with a wedge of different colors making the block have 4 different fabrics, but it really isn't that noticeable.  I have about 12 more blocks to make and then I am on the the borders!  This is a fun and fairly easy pattern.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ready for show!!!

I have decided to enter a couple special quilts into the Quilt show our guild puts on every year.....I am normally not an entering kind of gal, but these two quilts mean a lot to me and decided to enter.  Here is a sneak peak and a little bit of the background to the special place these two quilts hold in my heart. 

This is a quilt that I did and I asked Ms. Elaine to quilt it...she taught the class and I wanted to have a very special quilt when I was finished and now it will be treasured!!  It is named "Fall Dance".  Fall colors and dance because Elaine danced around saying yes to quilting it!!  Elaine is such a dear friend, mentor and teacher that this quilt will always have a special place.

I started this quilt for my daughter's wedding....I had the top done and then had a car accident leaving me not being able to finish it.  I was heart broken--two ladies from our quilt guild took it upon themselves to finish this quilt.  Judy Woodworth quilted the quilt and Mary Sue Suit did the binding and I was able to give my daughter a completed quilt as a wedding gift.  I named this quilt "Chains that Bind".  We are all bound together in this quilt for a special day!!  My daughter and son-in-law treasure this quilt.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Here are a few pictures of a quilt I have quilted for a customer....I am happy with the way it turned out!!
My signature "hook" quilting.  I matched the thread almost exactly to the fabric.

The lavendar fabric I used a meander, squiggle with match thread.  The multi color fabric I used a blendable thread with loop motif

Blendable thread with hearts and loops.