Monday, June 30, 2014

Harry's Puzzle

My Grandpa Harry was a kind and generous man.  As a baby my mom would put me in one of his big mixing bowls while she decorated cakes at his bakery.  When I got older I remember trick or treating at his bakery to get big yummy donuts.  It didn't even have to be Halloween to get a donut from grandpa.  He is gone now.  The bakery is still there and my Uncle David is still good for a big yummy donut when I stop by.  In honor of my Grandpa Harry I created this quilt.  
 His parents immigrated from the Netherlands so I used a Dutchmen's Puzzle block.  Bordered them with a scrappy border because he was a fighter, always willing to stand for what he felt was right.  And used bright happy colors to remember how he always made others happy.  Then quilted it with a puzzle motif.
Named it Harry's Puzzle in his honor.  It is in the current issue of Fon's and Porter's Love of Quilting .  Love ya Grandpa.  Hope you like your quilt.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Slithering Geese

 It's my turn to reveal my rendition of 'Pup Tents' on Quilt Maker's blog today, as a member of the Scrap Squad.  I've shared a couple of sneak peeks as I've worked on it here and here.  I love being on the scrap squad.  Making scrap quilts just makes me happy.  I changed the way the blocks were laid out so now the geese snake up the quilt.  Hence the name Slithering Geese.

If you would like to read about my process visit Quilt Maker's blog  Quilty Pleasures.   I give the whole story there.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Finish Blocks~ Check

Summertime seems to be a slow sewin' time for me.  To many other fun things to do; day trip to Temple Square, surprise party for DD's birthday, helping with friend's daughter's wedding... the list goes on and on.  Still in short bits of time I squeeze in a little sewing, and little by little things are getting done.  Like all the blocks for my Mary's Garden quilt.  
Now on to the setting triangles.  I'm experimenting with them.  Toying with pieced blocks similar to the borders on the daisy blocks or made fabric like the tulips.  What do you think?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Problem Solved

I found this cute purse the other day while shopping with my DD. 
 But as I transferred things from my wallet, yes, I'm a minimalist when it comes to purses.  Before this cute purse I just had a wallet.   So as transferred things I found there wasn't a good way to organize my cards in the purse.  I was sure I could find a tutorial that would fix my problem and after a quick google search I found this tute.  A few hours of sewing and I had this
 Problem solved and now I'm ready to go shopping with DD again.

Friday, June 20, 2014

First Grade Quilty Hug

Yesterday was my Layton Quilt Guild meeting.  The lovely ladies in my group are good to create lots of quilty hugs for me to give to cancer patients.  I appreciate all their help.  This one has a special story I want to share.  Cindy, a member in my guild and a first grade teacher, had her students design nine patches using squares, rectangles and half square triangles.  She then took their designs and made them into blocks.  This quilty hug is the result.
I plan to attach a note to it telling how it was made and ask that the person who receives it contact us.  So I can let Cindy's students know where their beautiful creation ended up.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

No Place Like Home

This month I have visited my sister, Lori with my son, Neil to celebrate his graduation.  He enjoyed the Tesla showroom.  
 Taught classes at the Panquitch Quilt Walk.
 These photos are of my No More Boring Border's class.
 The ladies had fun playing with pieces to create various pieced borders.  Then I headed down to my mom and dads to celebrate my mom's birthday and father's day.
 Then off to youth conference with these fine young ladies.  It was cold and wet but we had fun.
Enjoyed my travels but can't wait to sleep in my own bed.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Divine Class

I had a lovely bunch of ladies in my Divine class.  
 They learned quickly
 Worked hard

 And look at all they got done.

 I'm looking forward to seeing finished quilts

 next year at show and tell.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Piles of Quilty Hugs

Every year when Sarah has her H2H I am amazed at the generosity of quilters.  These two pines of quilts are just a few that I have received to share with those going through chemo.  I know that each of these quilty hugs will bring comfort and love.  Thank you to each and everyone one that has helped to make this possible.  YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!
Ginger's hubby, Travis arrived this morning in the Happy Chemo car.
We loaded up the piles of quilts and they are now on their way to bring comfort and love to some very special people. 

Monday, June 9, 2014


Neil and I had a wonderful time in Cali last week.  It was so nice to visit with my sister and her family.  Neil especially enjoyed his graduation gift from her, a two hour surfing lesson.  He was a natural, getting up on his second try.  I think his love of skateboarding and snowboarding may have something to do with his surfing success.  
During our travel and down time I worked on my daisies.  I now have all that I need for my Mary's Garden Quilt.  Just need to add the pieced borders and start putting all the blocks together. 
But first I need to get kits together for the classes I'm teaching at The Panguitch Quilt Walk.  My No More Boring Borders is full but there is still room in my Divine class.  If you would like to join in a little quilty fun.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Sew Bee Wonky Play

You may remember when I made this tutorial for my Sew Bee Wonky group.  Well, the blocks have started to come in.  So I started to play.
and rails.  Oh I'm having so much fun.  Can't wait for the rest of the blocks to arrive.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mary's Garden

You may remember this project from here and here.  Because I decided to make it bigger I'm short on daisies.    
But no worries.  Traveling is the perfect time to do hand work.  So along with my luggage I'm packing a little bag with my daisy supplies.  Hopefully by the time Neil and I return I will have my daisies done.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Congats My Neil

My youngest son, Neil, graduated on Thursday.  
 So proud of him
Wishing him all the best in the future.  We're off to Cali to celebrate.