Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sweet gift

I was surprised with this sweet picture.
A quilting friend brought it to me on Monday and I wanted to share it with all of my blogging friends...

It is so cute. I have it hanging on the wall in my sewing studio!  She is so talented!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

God bless America

Memorial Day is a special day that all Americans should observe.
I visited Normandy, France a few years ago.  Standing in that cemetery was a very moving experience.  In all directions for as far as you could see there were white crosses naming our American boys who gave their lives to help make our world a safe place. Each cross had the name and state of each one.  I cried as I walked through all those crosses.  I thought about all the families of most of the men buried there that never got to see their head stones.  Such a great sacrifice that everyone needs to remember!
God Bless America and those that keep it free!

I hope every American took the time to think about and pray for all the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we can be free!


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Space theme quilt part 2

I started work on quilts for two of my grandsons a couple of weeks ago.  My DIL is going to decorate the boys room in their new house with an Outer Space theme and asked me to make quilts for the beds.
If you check an earlier post you can see where I started.
Last night I made one of the space rockets I plan to use on the quilts.
I pinned some of the stars and planets and background sky onto my planning board then I pinned the space rocket on top just to get an idea of where to go next.
Here is a photo....note:  the rocket is in pieces and will be put together when it is time to attach it to the quilt top.  I plan to put a name on each of the rockets. Perhaps the name of a past space mission or maybe the boys names...who knows...I won't know til I get to that point.
I am letting the fabric and the theme guide me.  I can't wait to see what I end up with!  LOL

Friday, May 18, 2012

cute little bag!

I have been trying out patterns.  I made this little bag last night.  It is about 10" x 5".   The hardest part for me is picking colors!
This one is for one of my DILs.  She picked the pattern and I picked the fabric.  She likes it! whew!  I am glad about that.

comments please on what you think of it! thanks

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Visiting Alaska and checking out a couple of quilt shops!

My DH and I celebrated our 40th anniversary (Dec.17, 2011) by going on an Alaskan cruise last week! We had so much fun.  We managed to visit a couple of quilt shops while there!
 Here are a few photos of our trip.

We visited Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan.  We also got to see a glacier!  It was a wonderful trip.

 Changing Tides LLC on Franklin Street in Juneau is a nice quilt shop to visit.  She has loads of Alaskan gifts and beautiful quilt patterns and fabric.

My DH was a sweetheart and let me take my time to look around.

The Silver Thimble in Salmon Landing in Ketchikan is a beautiful, quilt shop to visit.  It has so many beautiful quilts on display.  There are tons of fabrics to pick from.  If you go to Ketchikan you have to go check this place out.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Starting a space themed quilt

My DIL asked me to make quilts for the boys.  She is planning a space theme for their room so I am going to make quilts with space stuff...
I am developing a pattern that I hope she will like.  I am going to use "made" fabric for most of the quilt top.

here is the first block......... can you guess what it is?

Lots more to come later!   I will  post as I design and make more  of the blocks..