Monday, December 24, 2012

A Little Gift

Here is a map quilt that I quilted for my daughter and son-in-law for their travels in their airstream. Who needs a GPS when you have this map??

The quilting patten is a car pulling an airstream.

Quilted in white thread.

The backing fabric and the binding.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Minnesota Loon Quilt

I bought these center panels in Minnesota this summer and decided to put the flying geese border around it.

All batiks and I used a Loon pattern that is a bit subtle with gunmetal Grey thread.

The borders.

The backing to use up all those batiks!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Three Amigos, or rather Snowmen!

Finally, here are my 3 snowmen, all done!

Snap eyes and mouths, and a lot of button sewing!

Sparkle had to check them out, she knows a quilt when she sees one and was prepared to settle in the middle of them until I chased her away!

A snowman quilting pattern was used on them with Ficelle thread.

The backing.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Mollie's Turning Twenty Quilt

Mollie has made this beautiful Turning Twenty quilt for a gift and it's just in the nick of time! It's my last customer quilt before Christmas and I just need to bind it for her and it's done! Nice job!

Mixed Leaf Pano 001 was the quilting pattern.

Keywest lime thread was used.

The borders.

The plaid backing.

Table Runner for Duck and Peaches

I finally finished the small table runner for our friends, Duck and Peaches. We visited them in Minnesota and they have a new cabin in the woods so I made this runner for their new table. They are back in Nebraska for the winter so it is now ready for when they return to the woods in the spring! Platinum thread was used with the Sticky Buns quilting pattern.

The moose block.

The boating block.

The loon block.

The backing fabric.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Answer to Two Questions

There have been two questions unanswered around here for quite a length of time.  The first one being, what happens to all that cat food I keep buying? We have 3 cats and we also feed two male feral cats. So only 5 cats, but we seem to go through a lot of food.  The second question is, why do our cats like to catch and eat birds around here?
Here a finch gets a drink of water.

Bluebirds are checking out the bird houses. In December??

Now here's a little downy woodpecker, checking things out.

OK, what's he up to?

Well , he's eating the cat food! And he kept coming back for more!

And he kept eating and eating more Purina!
So this answers the questions. The birds are eating all of the cat food and the cats are eating the birds because they taste like the Purina cat food!  Makes sense to me!

Now this bluebird is trying to get a drink out of that pan, but it's frozen.  He ended up in the cat food, too, but I missed the picture!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Joyce's Christmas Quilt

You know you have to hand it to Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries, when it comes to Christmas, she really came up with some simple, yet complex looking wonderful Christmas patterns! And her fabrics were never a hit and miss, they just loved each other. So that is where Joyce comes in as she made this festive Christmas quilt and it is a very nice quilt!

Don't you just love those trees that surround the center? If I wasn't so far behind in getting ready for Christmas, I'd sit down and sew up a bunch of those trees! Or I can just put them on my list of someday!

Upside down in this picture, but nice trees. I used Olive Drab thread on this quilt.

The center of the quilt.

Stars near the corners, love that red print!

The borders.

Holly Berries was the quilting pattern.

The backing fabric.