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.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tiffany Box Blue and Penguins

How many of you know what color Blue that is???   I did not, so I had to have the customer send the box, so I could match fabric to the color...goodness, tough color and penguins...have you tried to find a "realistic looking penguin fabric"  not real easy, so I had to improvise.
Here is what I came up with for the baby quilt that was ordered.....

I used a blanket stitch to applique the penguin to the white on white fabric....oh yes and stuffing the belly area...

I had to make my own fabric, by embroidering little marching penguins on the borders...on the Tiffany box blue fabric

some simple quilting to pull it all together and the striped fabric to bind it...
What a project...the borders took 6 1/2 hours for each side to embroider...my machine was tired of embroidering the same thing over and over...
Turned out pretty cute!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Create joy!

How many time do you sit down at a sewing machine to "create  joy"....I have found that quilting does just that!!
I see so many creative women come in and out of my little shop and they all have such a heart to create or to be special, not realizing that they all are. 
I enjoy creating quilting that gives joy to each of the customers I have and hopefully let them know what a joy it was to quilt for them.
Just a few pictures of the creation coming in and out of the shop....

I would tell you to ENJOY being creative, find your JOY and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it!!  Find a way to put yourself out there and see what you can create from fabrics.