Sunday, August 29, 2010

My friend that I grew up with in Australia has been here visiting for the last 2 months. When ever she comes to my home for dinner or a visit she brings me flowers. I've had fresh flowers in my home for the last 2 months. It's been wonderful.

Doesn't everyone love fresh flowers?

This is a fun idea to make for birthday gifts. My daughters friend had a birthday and we thought she would like this candy bouquet. We were right! Her mom said everyone was trying to take the candy but the birthday didn't want anyone ruining her bouquet.
Here are a few suggestions. I put that green sponge called oasis in the bottom of a colored plant pot. I then taped (I used packing tape) candy bars to skewers and placed them where I wanted them in the oasis. I cut tissue paper and taped it to the end of a skewer and placed those in between the candy bars to hide the sponge and the sticks. It was a fun project!

I thought I'd show a cabinet I've been working on. This was an old beat up cabinet that was purchased for about $25. I sanded down the whole cabinet. It took about 6 spray paint cans and a lot of patience to get this evenly painted .I took off the hardware and bought new hardware. Now it looks bran new!
So many projects and so little time. I wanted to share a quilt I made for my sister and her husband to give to a doctor as a thank you. To make a very long story short and share an incredible miracle that took place, my brother in laws hand was crushed while installing our transmission. Between having the right people at the right time and in the right place a hand is slowly healing.

This is a sneak peak of  a pattern that I am working on and will be released next week. It is called Sew, Cover Up! by butterfly Kisses pattern company. You can purchase it through Christensen Wholesale, Riley Blake Designs.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Alpine Days 2010

Here they are! Paula and Sherry doing what they do best at Alpine Days. They run the quilt show and as you will see it is fabulous. There is so much talent in this little area.
Fresh strawberries for the happy quilters to offset hunger pains from a long day of visiting with all those wonderful Alpine people.

First before I show the Alpine Quilts I wanted to show a table runner that I helped my Clancy do for one of her favorite teachers at Timberline. This teacher made such a difference in her life that I felt like she really needed to know how much she was appreciated and loved.

This is a wonderful quilt of color by Jody Jorgensen.

This beautiful quilt is one of Nanette Merrills from Freda's Hive.

This cute witch quilt is by Annette Flygare.

This fabulous Dear Jane Quilt is extraordinary and is pieced by Laurel of

This is a Christmas Quilt I made with Be Merry from Riley Blake Designs

Another great quilt by Laurel. Her workmanship is just incredible.

Another quilt by Nanette. She is so clever.

My 20 year sampler quilt from "That Alpine Quilt Group."

Isn't the border on this quilt fun?

Janice from Broadbents Girl Gang Quilt.

Annette Flygare finished this quilt. It's beautiful.

LaRue Pack did a great job with color on this quilt.

Another cute quilt by Annette.

Moana Burgess just finished this quilt in time for her sons wedding in a few weeks.

Great red work!

Heirloom clothing beautifully sewn.

Helen Butler did this quilt and not only does she piece her quilts but she does all the beautiful finish work on her Bernina sewing machine.

This cute antique quilt is by Henrietta Wise.

Another extraordinary quilt by Laurel, and yes this is a finished Oh, My Gosh Quilt.

Fun block.

Syd Hagland did this fun wool quilt.

Don't you love how these blocks stand out on this white background?

Another Girl Gang quilt.

This is Sherry Boren's basket quilt. It has over 200 baskets that are all hand appliqued.

Janene Lunt made this quilt for her daughters room.

Cindy Cloward made this quilt out of Boo to You fabric from Riley Blake Designs.

This was my quilt that was in Mark Lapinski's Home Quilter magazine.
Nanette's  basket quilt.

Paula's fun fall quilt. Don't you just love the golds and blacks with a little touch of green.

Ron Morgan has been working on this quilt for 2 years. He made up his own pattern for this quilt. I am so proud of him and his achievement to finish this project. His children are going to fight over this one.

Me and all the girls at the quilt show visiting and enjoying time together. Sherry, Paula, Jody, Me and Moana.

A young boy about 10 was looking at the quilts with his mother and he turned to her and said " Mom, you have got to start practicing sewing. I want one of these quilts. There are so many here that I really like." (He was serious.)So to all you quilters out there. Keep practicing!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Creating with Zippers

A sneek peak at some fun things I am creating with zipper by the yard. Riley Blake Designs has zipper by the yard. This means there is no beginning and no ending. There are 10 great colors to choose from. I am making these flowers to place on purses and clothing projects that I have in the works. The fabric line I am using is Summer Song which is also made by Riley Blake Designs.

This is a pincushion and sewing room decor that I am working on perfecting right now. Don't you love the bright fun colors of pink, orange and green together. Embellishments are the icing on the cake.

I will show more fun things that I am working on as I get them finished.

Happy Sewing!

Monday, August 2, 2010

July Alpine Quilt Group

We have the best show and tell at our quilt group. This is a quilt called "Going to Market" just finished and ready to be quilted by Bonnie Miles. I think that black and white stripe makes this quilt.
This is a fabulous quilt by Helen Butler. Her workmanship is exquisite.

This is the back of a quilt that flora did for her bedroom. It's a great fabric.

This is the front of the quilt. It's beautiful!

This is a beautiful quilt by Jill Finley. My picture doesn't do it justice from the side.

This is another one of Nanette's fantastic jelly roll quilts. Look at all those great vintage prints. She really does a great job of coordinating fun prints to give this wonderful vintage feel to her quilts.

This is one of Flora Gillman's fun quilts she did with Sandy Clop fabrics. A very simple but fun way to use a border print.

Now here begins the show that was done by American Quilting Store owner Amy. I couldn't take pictures of everything so I'm just showing a few of my favorites. This is one of her block of the month quilts.

Here's another block of the Month Quilt.

How cute is this! I Love it!

And still another one. Aren't they just so cute. It's no wonder she has about 500 people signing up for these block of the months. They're fabulous!

Look at all those cute little blocks on point. Don't these all just make you want to quilt?

Another fabulous quilt! Amy brought with her some of her cute daughters that are so great at helping Amy do the wonderful things she does.

Amy likes working with wool and has some great patterns using wool. I love this Halloween place mat or wall hanging.

Look at this great over sized Christmas tree skirt! A lot of times skirts are too small but this one is a nice size that you can still see, even with gifts on top of it.

How cute is this vintage quilt? Amy has a wonderful collection of vintage quilts.

Look at this farm quilt with all those cute animals! Don't all these cute quilts just get you in the mood for quilting. I love being inspired by all my friends who are so talented.

Now get to work everyone and start quilting! Can't wait to see what next month brings.