Thursday, September 27, 2018

It's Fall Ya'll ~

What am I working on? A little bit of this and a little bit of that?

In no particular priority....

There is still time to catch up with Jacquelynne Steves at The Art of Home to get signed up for this project. It is just so cute, full of flowers and bees! 

What else could this be for? Hunting season is coming upon us quickly. This will become curtains for the deer blinds. I will share more in a future post!

And for my Son the Hunter, I am piecing together a great cabin quilt called "Moose in the Cabin" from Bear Creek Quilting Company courtesy of Bernatex.

What are you working on this week?

Linking up with:                                                                                                                    

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Blogger's Quilt Festival

When I think of festivals, I think of food and markets and kettles cooking over an open fire. Autumn is in the air and the one thing left that is needed is a wonderful quilt to spread on the ground or over top a bale of hay.

What a wonderfully appropriate time of year for Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side to host the annual Blogger's Quilt Festival! It is so encouraging that she invites all quilters regardless of your quilt styles, methods and whether you've quilted for only a short while! Thank you Amy! All of the quilts will be linked to one page where you can visit and admire, be inspired or even share one of your own!

The quilt I  chose to share for the festival is my version of Pat Sloan's Farmer's Market! I just adore this quilt! You can get her book Teach Me To Applique at AmazonBarnes and Noble or your favorite book store. Pat also had a wonderful quilt along you can find at her website.

Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Applique: Fusible Applique That's Soft and Simple

This is one of the first quilts I've tried to quilt my self and I have lots of practice to go! 
Don't forget to visit all the other quilts! 
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Thursday, September 13, 2018

"Welcome to My House" in the Big Woods

I love my forever home. I wish I were there every day! I enjoy entertaining and having company over for tea, coffee, their favorite drink.

And my favorite room is my sun room. It was called the "Florida room" in the real estate agent's listing. Being in the Mountains of West Virginia, I just call it what it is.

Wish you could come sit with me and talk over some quilting plans, browse through patterns, search quilting recipes, you name it. Welcome!

I am a member of our local Quilting Bee called The Beehive Quilters~ We sew for charities and community fire victims.

Our sewing room is spacious - although we are outgrowing it. We decided to reorganize the sewing stations and condense fabric tubs. Our concentration is on building our stash of "completed quilts" inventory.

Going through some of the pieced squares I came upon a bunch of Pine Tree blocks and ONE house among the pounds of squares already completed. My hope was that these would come together to create a wonderful, masculine donation quilt as we have so few of those. 

The house does not resemble my home in any way~ but I do adore it. Maybe my honey will put one of these cute little cabins up on our little WV hill. It would be super cute hidden in a little corner of the woods. And how about that red door?

And look at those multi-colored trees. So gorgeous!

****Note******I am not the creator of the individual blocks themselves.
I researched and auditioned the blocks to determine a layout for them. A final vote was made with my Beehive Quilter friends to set the blocks on point. Look at all of the texture in each of the trees!

I was blessed to be able to put the beautiful blocks together to provide warmth to someone in need~ If you have blocks that are not necessarily in use for anything particular, consider donating some to your local charity quilters or better yet, create a quilt to donate to a fire victim in your community.

As this quilt is a collaborative effort, the top will be taken back to the Quilting Bees and will be decided whether to quilt it on the long arm or place it on the frame for tying. 

You can find similar patterns for the Pine Tree blocks at the following links or chose one of your favorites from your local shop, online shop or favorite designer for more inspiration if you decide to create your own "House in the Big Woods":

And for more inspiration and a totally "You Can Do It!!!" easy tutorial, see Amy Smart's Modern Christmas Tree tutorial at Diary of a Quilter.

I want to thank Carol of  Just Let Me Quilt for my participation in her blog hop this year! Take a minute to go visit her blog and enjoy the other "Welcome to My House" participants.
                                                        Be sure to visit all of them from this week's line up!
September 10
September 11
September 13
September 14

Monday, September 10, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilter's Meet & Greet

I want to thank Benita Skinner at Victoriana Quilt Design for the invitation to join her Quilter's Meet & Greet. Visit her page to see a list of all the wonderful quilters you can visit HERE.

I am a mother of two adults sons and one 8 month grand daughter plus three step-daughters and one 8 year old full time grand child. I work full time out side of the home yet enjoy spending as much time as I can with the interests that I love. Being outside, working my vegetable and flowers and Making and Doing are some of my favorites. I am an avid gardener and canner. I enjoy the adventure of learning quilting techniques and sharing them. Television and movies are a rarity in my life as I feel there is just so much to do otherwise. 

Still considering myself a novice, I find myself following quilters all over the world for ideas, inspiration and encouragement. My special offering to the quilting world right now are the small quilts I'm able to complete and share with others.
I occasionally visit our local Quilting Bees Group and perform charity quilting with them. We share our personal quilting with each other as well.
The Charity Dresden is a favorite because I found the dresdens in our quilting group's sorting box. I pieced them together and another member put the border on. Yet another member quilted it. We donated it to sweet woman at elderly home. Blessings abound :)

Please hop around with all the other quilters in the blog hop. Have a Blessed Day! 

And be Sure to Visit Benita at Victoriana Quilt Designs for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!