Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I made this quilt for a member of our church. He came to me about 3 years ago and asked if I could make a T-Shirt quilt. Told him I never had made one but I would try. It took a year for him to get the T-shirts to me and another year for me to get the nerve to try making it. Finally cut the shirts up then thought about it for another 6 months.

This man is truly God's Servant (which is monogrammed on the top). While I was making this, all I could think about is all he does for our church, youth and community. He also leads our mission team every year to some disadvantage country doing medical, building and agricultural support. I showed the quilt to our minister and leaders of the church and it was decided to present it to him from the congregation in appreciation of all his devotion to God and humanity.


Bonnie Hunter's pattern that was published in Quiltmaker in 2009 and quilted beautifully by Viki Kirby. This was such a fun quilt to make and I love the colors.

It feels so good to get these 2 quilts in the done column. I still have one more to get bound, one still being quilted by Viki and then I will be free to start something new.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


The Christmas Cardinals

On a trip to Florida about 3 years ago with my great quilt friends, I bought the fabric for this quilt. At the same time, I got, as a gift, a quilt cookbook which consisted of desert recipes and quilt patterns. I thought this pattern was perfect. After many distractions, I finally finished the top but decided to hand quilt it and that took me forever. Procrastination was what you call it. I'm glad it is done and will be ready to hang next Christmas.


Our guild lost a very dear friend and member last year. Roseanna's favorite project was making NICU quilts. It was decided that we would all keep her memory alive by continuing her project and placing labels on the quilts to tell the recipients they were made in her memory. This is my first one and have plans for a few more.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I finally finished the Carolina Crossroads quilt designed by Bonnie Hunter at

This turned out so romantic and I am sorry I didn't take a picture of the back before I gave it to grand-daughter. (pictured below) Viki Kirby did a fantastic job on the quilting. Long arm quilters still fascinate me. They are truly talented in their own right.

We recently made a rush trip to IN. due to the death of one of my sister's-in-law. Fortunately we got there and back before all the bad weather hit up in that area. While there I got to attend for a day the mini quilt retreat at Miss Mary's with all my close quilt friends. Had just enough time with them to put together this little doll quilt from some scraps that another quilt friend had turned over to our group.

I wanted to add one more border to make it large enough for a baby quilt but I was out voted by the group. So doll quilt it will remain.

To the left is a pic of grand-daughter who is a sophomore at the University of Texas in Austin, TX and the recipient of the Carolina Crossroads. She was excited to get the quilt which always makes Gramma happy. She is such a beautiful girl, smart and sweet.

Our other grand-daughter who is 14 auditioned for and was accepted to the 2011 London Troupe from our Civic Theatre. She will be going with a group of 15 young people to London & Paris for 10 days the summer of 2011 to perform at various venues. What an awesome experience for her.

One more picture of a recent finish. Sorry I couldn't get it turned around. This was a block of the month project done by my SIL many years ago for the guild. Glad to get it finished. Another fine quilting job by Viki. Love the colors!

I think I am caught up now with reasons I haven't been posting lately. Hope it won't be as long the next time.

Happy Quilting everyone.