Saturday, November 27, 2010

How I Basted My Quilt

I knew my knees couldn't stand crawling around on the floor sandwiching this quilt together so I brought out my Quilters Floor Frame that I had forever ( when I thought I wanted to hand quilt).  I used my Quilt Tack gun and it all worked great. However, I know why I pay for someone to quilt my quilts :)

New trick

I saw this binding hint on a blog and tried it and it works great.  I also did the 1/4" steam a seam 2 binding trick that Diane Fournet from the Beaumont Quilters Guild taught us at Quilts Bayou in Lake Charles and it also worked great.  Will definitely be using these hints again!

Quilt for Patty

I had started this quilt at a late night sew in at Quilts Bayou in Lake Charles.  When my uncle wanted to send a quilt to one of our cousins in Arkansas who has had a cancer scare I thought about this one.  I dug it out and finished the borders and quilted it on my sewing machine.  I hope Patty enjoys it.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Karson (my grandbaby) at Nana's

Our grandbaby got to spend the day with us yesterday and of course Nana thoroughly enjoyed it.  This is my son and daughter spoiling him.  Love him!

My Quilt Show Stash

Had a wonderful time at Quilt Festival in Houston, TX and as usual I bought too much.  If you have never been you really should try and go you will definitely enjoy it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Go Giveaway at Lavender Ridge

I want to win this so bad since I can't afford to buy one right now and is giving one away. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Retreat Quilt

This is the quilt I made at our quilt retreat in Kountze, TX.  I used Eleanor Burn's pattern, "How Charming". I just need to get it quilted now, I'm really worried about those scallops since I've never done that before.  It went together really easy, I love using charm packs.

Quilt for Karson

When I saw this quilt in this Quilt Sampler magazine I called the shop that had it posted and they sent me a kit.  The design is from Artichoke Collection.  I think when it is quilted I will hang it over Karson's crib.

Karson James

Karson James was born on September 27, 2010! 

Quilt Retreat

Went on a quilt retreat to Kountze, TX at Stone Creek Lodge.  The retreat was put on by Quilts Bayou a quilt shop out of Lake Charles, LA.  The accomodations and the food they prepared was just great.  I enjoyed it so much, I love going to quilt retreats!  Here are some of the pictures I took.

Monday, September 20, 2010

All Finished

All finished I hate doing bindings.  I don't think I'll ever get good at it.  I did it all by machine, didn't have time to do it by hand.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

For A Little Boy

I used the pattern, "Sailing Sailing" from Hollyhock Quilts by Glenna Hailey.  Loved how it turned out.  A lot of pinwheel's LOL. I think I will use Thangles next time.

Blocks of the Month 1930's

These are my BOM's from The Borne Quilter in Lafayette, LA.  I love the 1930's fabric and these are super easy to put together as everything is already cut for you.

Sentimental Journey BOM

I'm all caught up on my Sentimental Journey BOM's from  I don't think I will be following another BOM online next year.  This one is always late posting the block.  Besides that I want to catch up on my un-finished projects. LOL

Friday, August 20, 2010

I Got to See Bonnie

The Beaumont, Tx Quilt Guild had Bonnie Hunter from at their August meeting and I got to go.  To see her quilts in person was so exciting after reading her blog for so long.


Put up so many figs this summer, I should have plenty for the fig tarts that my family loves.

New Sentimental Journey Block

Another block done for my Sentimental Journey quilt blocks.  This is from website. I need to get caught up on the other ones.

Friday, June 11, 2010


This is what I picked this morning.  Not very many this year they are just starting to ripen. 

Our Vacation

Just got back from our vacation to Branson, Missouri.  We had a great time just the 2 of us.  Nice going with the kids but it was also nice all by ourselves, we got to do our own thing and we spent alot less money. (Ha)  The picture of the skies is how it looked on the day we left.  I have never seen anything like it, pretty but weird.  The 6 Camaro's were for the show, "6".  It was six brothers, they made their own music with their mouths and the singing was great.  We also seen the show, "Pierce Arrow" also great, loved their comedian and the last show we saw was, "The Haygoods" this is 7 siblings, very talented family.  All were great, I laughed one night so much that my jaws ached.  On our way home we stayed one night in Mena, Arkansas at Wilhomenia Inn it had beautiful views.  Glad to be home after taking the scenic route home (like a snake).


After 24 quarts and 17 pints I do not want to look at another cucumber again!  We all love them so I guess it was worth it.