Saturday, April 25, 2009

Vicky's #3 for 2009 - Mystery Quilt

Here is #3 for 2009. Look familar? It's the same fabric from my #1 quilt.

I purchased for a mystery quilt I never finished so I'm cutting it into blocks and adding borders. Nothing amazing but they sure are colorful and it allows me to use up what was already started. The colors are certainly cheery and it'll go to the Senior Orphan donations for Christmas 09.

You'll note #1 had green borders - this one is really bright with the orange borders.

I'm just adding comfort quilts to this blog. Check out my personal blog for other quilts that are getting finished.

Vicky 2009 Number 2 - Disappearing Nine Patch

Here is my second comfort quilt for 2009. You'll also see on my bolg under "No Buy #1". The pattern is called Disappearing Nine Patch". I've seen it done mostly scrappy but I really wanted something different as I'm not scrappy look crazy. I might have chosen different borders but I'm on a no buy plan starting 4/1/09 so I used what I had on hand. Luckily I had extra of the light color so I had something that matched. The back is solid black.

It's a beginner pattern but one I've wanted to try for sometime. Now I can say I did.

Monday, April 20, 2009


The ladies got together this past Saturday to practice free-motion quilting. I don't think is was quite as simple as they were expecting but I think everyone really worked hard at practicing and trying to find a groove. It also allowed them time away from the phones, family, etc to see if this is part of the quilt process they'll be interested in.

I know many quilters that never quilt one. They are interested in the color choices and making the tops themselves and then moving on to the next one. So some will be interested and some will not. If you are then you'll become good at it. It's my favorite part. I like nothing better than the quilting to as to me it adds the finishing touches.

Have a blessed week.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Newest Combined Effort

Here's a quilt I started last year and just wasn't happy with the results. I wanted to work with the black/white/red celtic designs but just couldn't get enough of the fabrics. I added others and just couldn't get it where I wanted it. Kathy liked it so she offered to add some borders and quilt it. In the end the combinded work came out really nice and we gave us one more for the comfort quilt stash.

Kathy's Newest

Here is Kathy's newest quilt although it's technically her first quilt. When the group started in October, 2007 I gifted each lady with the fabric and pattern for their first quilt. It's a design of my own and proved to be kinda difficult for a first quilt. However she finished it this month and it's in the comfort quilt grop. It certainly came out very nice - good job Kathy.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

APRIL 7, 2009

I wanted to post a note and welcome our newest group member. Becky's daughter Dana joined our group last week and spent the first evening viewing patterns and fabrics, cause isn't that everyone's favorite? She really like Vickie's french braid so I think she may be making that first.

Becky turned in her finished quilt top and I was able to quilt it this week. Hopefully she can start on her binding and have her first one finished in not time.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Well here is Kathy's newest comfort quilt. A Simple Simon done in pretty florals and pastels. She sure is getting good at choosing colors and patterns. Here's my photo. I couldn't gert it to rotate but still shows how pretty.

Back in the Saddle

Well after 3 or 4 weeks on "spring break" we were back at work last night. It was nice to see everyone back together and excited about showing what they've been working on.

Ms. Vickie was working on getting married, Ms. Amy at having a new baby and Ms. Kathy has been making Simple Simon quilts. We also have a new member this week. Becky's daughter Dana will be joining the group. She got busy right away picking out colors for a french braid. It's a toss up bold, bright mardi gras colors or animal prints. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

Check back for updates. Have a blessed week and don't forget the free motion quilting class on April 18.