Thursday, July 26, 2012

Two more quilts completed!

Here is the quilt I made from two online bees last year.  I asked for the same thing from each group and ended up with the perfect amount of blocks to complete this quilt.  I quilted it yesterday and I finished the binding this morning.
The girls in these bees are sweethearts and I love these hearts......

just thought I would share it with you.....

Last summer I put together this little lap quilt.  I found a sweet tutorial for the blocks and just had to try it.  Today I quilted it and finished putting the binding on it.   

another one to share with you......

I have Quilt POX do you?

I took this picture of a wall hanging my aunt has in her sewing room.   She said she did not know who made it. She bought it at a flea market in Texas.   I have this illness for sure! I finally know what to call it!   LOL!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Working on a Quilting bee quilt

 I participated in an online quilting bee this year.  Each person designed a block, posted a tutorial for it and then everyone made a block and sent it to you.
These are the blocks I got this year.  There were 11 in this bee.  I did not use the block I made for my quilt. I made a wall hanging out of it.  One of the blocks I got will be made into a zippered bag.  I used the other 9 blocks to make this!
 I decided not to sash the blocks and I think I like the way it turned out.
Each of the blocks are so pretty.  Everyone did a great job on them.  I like it just like this.  I am going to try to quilt it soon.
This was a fun project.  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Outer Space quilts

I finally finished making and quilting these Outer Space quilts for my grandbabies.  They will share a room so my DIL wanted matching quilts.  I still have to put on the binding but that won't take too long.  I  need to  make a couple of pillow shams.
These quilts were a challenge to make but I am glad I went with  my original plan to make the fabric for the background.

My girlfriend and SIL were so nice to hold them up for me to take pictures.

I put one of them on my queen bed to show the size.  They are made for a regular double bed.
Loads of work but so worth it now that it is finished.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Grandbabies are the best!

We have been blessed with 3 precious grandsons.  We are able to have them over for fun visits every week.  I can not explain how much I love these boys.  I just felt the need to share them with you.

Alden is 4 years old

Reed is 3 1/2 years old

Ephraim is 8 months old

Aren't they cute?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

2013 bee update

I have 11 for the bee....yea.....and I have someone who may fill the final slot if we need her.

short post today

Friday, July 6, 2012

Online bee for 2013

I am going to give this a try.
I want to host an online quilting bee.
If you are interested please visit The Bee Balm at and leave a message.
I will contact everyone as soon as we have enough to get one started. 

I have 7 names so far....looking for 5 more! 

My plans are to wait until January to get things started.
I have to learn a little more about adjusting the site and how to allow others to post on the site.

 I am not sure of the specifics of the bee yet but we will have some time to discuss ideas of what we want to do.

Hug from South Louisiana,

Monday, July 2, 2012

Quilt blocks everywhere!

In May my DH and I went on a cruise.  Everywhere I looked I saw quilt block ideas.  I only took a few pictures.

Do you see potential quilt blocks?

This was the floor in the dining room of the ship.

There were lots of these lamp shades every where.

This was on the floor on the main deck.