Sunday, November 23, 2014

X's and O's Quilt

Here is the X's and O's quilt.  Another one to make real soon since I have lots of 2 1/2 squares to use up.

Then again, Bonnie's Quilt is coming soon and I think I am going to do it!  Click here to Quiltville's Quips and Snips to see the Mystery Quilt.  The first set of instructions will be the day after Thanksgiving. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Thanksgiving Turkey

Okay- you have one week to make this.  If you want the pattern go to Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Here is the Tut:

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sail Boat Quilt

I think this is totally next on my to do list...  I just love this boat quilt.  I already have some nautical fabrics that I want to use (ahem, in my stash).

Friday, November 14, 2014

Chevron Quilt

Did you know there are like a 1000 Quilt tutorials by Jenny Doan?  Maybe not quite that much.  So, I looked through and found the ones I want to do.  Then I thought I might share with you.

If you want to make the Chevron one....

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Guess Who I Saw Last Night?

Source: Quilt Beginnings

Jenny Doan- that's who.  Though I don't think I took even one good picture.  I will still share the ones I did take.  If you dont know who Jenny Doan is, she is the star of the You Tube Tutorial on many quilts.  Two of her children own Missouri Star Quilt Company and she and her husband work for them, along with some of her other children.

I went with a few of my peeps: Sandy of Quilting For The Rest Of Us, Joanne, Kathy and their friend Mary.  A totally enjoyable night!

Of course, the quilts that I thought were so dang cute are pictured below as well.  I am totally convinced I will make this one.

And this one.

And probably this one.
I have already made this one and have been thinking about making another since it was so fun!
This would be a great project for like.. today!
He's so cute!

You can find all of these tutorials on You Tube.  Missouri Star Quilt Company also has a magazine now. "Block". 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Ghastlies

My friend Sandy from Quilting For The Rest Of Us gave me this fabric.  She made some pillow cases for her daughter then handed the leftovers to our group.  I gladly accepted them.  I have been wanting the Ghastlies, actually but had not bought them yet.  My goal was to post this on Halloween but I didn't quite make it.  I gave them to the kids to use for their trick or treat bag.  Lots of fun!
I love In Color Order's tutorial on how to make drawstring bags.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Retreat Reflection

I went to retreat this past weekend.  I love retreat.  I love hanging out with the girls, being silly, having my meals made for me, people cleaning up my messy dishes, eating their good food, making projects, seeing other peoples projects, getting inspiration and ideas.  Its a blast!

My leaves are coming along.  Not sure what I am going to do with them all.  I love the words.  It will be a whimsical type quilt.
 This was on my drive home.  There a few more that I need to get pics of.
 A beautiful sunset Saturday evening.
 You can sit and watch the sunset on rockers, looking out over the lake!
These are the favors that were made by a wonderful woman in our group; cucumber melon soap, almond lotion bar, lavender bath salts and a bag of "spa" tea.
I had to try my friends jelly.  I had it on a sun dried tomato bagel.  I did not expect it to taste so good.  Nor did I expect to be able to spread cream cheese with a stirrer.
 Aren't these mason jars cute!
What is fall without mums.  It looks like fireworks.