Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Taylor's Quilt

This is one of my favorites quilts. I made it for the first grandchild of my best friend. Even though they live over 100 miles away, we've been friends for over 30 years & have watched each other's kids grow up, get married & start their own families. We just enjoyed the weekend together & got to spend time with all our kids & grandkids. It was like one big family reunion.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

State Fair Winner

Take a look at the quilt in the center of this photo. It's the Star Medallion in red, gold, black & tan. I made this as part of a local quilt shop's BOM program during 2008. I had it professionally quilted because I wanted to give it to my son & his wife for their wedding in October. It was finished in time to enter at the Iowa State Fair & won a second place ribbon. I had won only a 4th place ribbon for Circle of Life (see previous post) in 2006, so I felt like I must be improving.
I received high praise from the judge for my binding. I enjoy almost every aspect of creating quilts from designing the pattern to piecing the top, etc., but really get a lot of satisfaction from hand-stitching the binding. This was a king-sized quilt & it took me 12 hours to do the binding.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Another of My Quilts

If this quilt looks familiar, it's because it was published in Love of Quilting in March 2006. I made it in 2004, just before my first grandchild was born, as a quilt for the crib at Grandma's house. Marianne Fons asked if they could publish it & I even got to help style the photo for the magazine.
Unfortunately, they own the rights to the pattern, so I can't publish it myself, but if you're interested in making it you can purchase the pattern at their retail store in Winterset, IA, or online at

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Doodle Bug

I designed & made this quilt a year ago for my granddaughter's second birthday. Her name is Tess, but I have always called her my little "doodle bug." I am currently trying to remake it so I can publish the design & pattern.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Other Interesting Blogs

Here are some other interesting blogs.

Quilting Lessons Online

Online Quilting

My Blog

As a new blogger I feel a little puzzled about what I should post. Are my followers at all interested in my personal life or should I just stick to sewing & quilting? My decision's my blog, I'll write about whatever I choose! So...most of the time it will focus on the project of the day, week or month, but occasionally I may digress. Check in often as you never know when your name might appear!