Friday, January 3, 2014

Making it Mini

After a long break from quilting, my machine is purring again!  This little 6 inch mini quilt is pieced with touches of embroidery work.  I machine quilted it on my trusty sewing machine. I love it!!  What a happy way to use up those left over tiny scraps and finish a project in a day.

Happy Sewing!!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Bunny at Thanksgiving?

I am so excited to show my Easter Quilt!~~ What? I know it is the fall season but why not get a jump on it?! Right?  Heehee!  Over 50 percent of this quilt was created using scraps. Yay!!

Thanks to my little Vanna that modeled the quilt for me with her bare toes.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Idaho Days auction quilt

This summer I was able to be part of the Idaho Days Celebration by donating this quilt to be auctioned. Proceeds were donated to the Franklin, Idaho Relic Hall to help purchase a plaque for the early handcart pioneers. Machine Pieced and hand appliqued.
Pattern is by Quilt Soup.   Quilting By Becky Jorgensen.

Really, I like it so much I think I will make me one for me to keep.

Happy Quilting!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pioneer Quilt

I wanted to share this quilt that I made in honor of my GrGrGr Grandmother Sarah Goode Marshall, who was a Mormon Pioneer. She pulled a handcart from Iowa to the Salt Lake Valley in 1856.  She brought her sister and 5 children from England to join the pioneers. She was one determined lady!

The quilt is machine pieced, hand appliqued and hand embroidered. Quilting was by Becky Jorgensen of PatchworkPosse.  The fabrics are civil war reproductions and the flowers were designed by Blackbird designs. The log cabin pattern is a replica of a quilt made in the 1800's by one of her daughters. I think it turned out beautiful!!

Happy Quilting!!


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Quilt for Sale

Quilt for Sale?  Yup! I have decided to clean out a little and this cute quilt is ready to move to another loving home.  I created this quilt using my original Springtime Melody pattern.  It is all hand appliqued using needle turn and then machine quilted.  I love this quilt and almost hate to let it go.  Please visit my etsy store for all of the details.  If you mention you saw this on my blog, I will give you free shipping. Yay!

Have a wonderful summer!


Monday, December 31, 2012

I don't like it!

Have you ever put together a quilt just to come to the conclusion that you don't like it?  Yeah well.... I created this 'lovely' quilt using the yellow challenge fabric from my quilt guild.  I love the pattern, enjoyed hand appliqueing the flowers and border but...what can I say...I don't like it. . Anyone have any ideas of what to do with a quilt that isn't your favorite?  

Happy Sewing!!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Superdog cape

I was recruited by my sweet little girl to make her a 'Super Dog' cape. After diving into the world of superheros I finally found a picture and to my surprize it looks just like a superman cape...but little bitty. 

I appliqued the logo on and it velcro's in the front. (So little girls don't choke themselves) 
She squeeled when she saw it. Since then she has been 'flying' all over the place.
Can I just be 5 again?  I'm just sayin'....

Happy Fall!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

What a busy summer!  School is back in session and the air has turned is starting to feel like fall here in Utah. 

 With that in mind I thought I would show a project I have been working on as a challenge for one of  my quilty groups. 

It's a cute pattern by Bunny Hill Designs

  The original quilt has 9 blocks 
but I chose to do a small version with only 4.

                 I can't wait to get this little one done!

Happy Quilting!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Mini Bird Quilt Creation

I created this mini bird quilt a while ago for a swap and wanted to share.  Isn't it sweet...I mean tweet :)
It is hand appliqued and hand quilted. ( I just love hand applique if you couldn't tell by now)

Happy Quilting!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Finding my Heritage in the Desert

Last week I had the chance to travel to Wyoming with my hubby. 

 I visited a few quilt shops (any I could talk the honey into stopping at) and visited a few historical monuments along the way. 

My favorite stop had to be on the Oregon Trail. 
Along this trail is where over 100,000 immigrants traveled in the mid 1800's on their way to a better life out west. Many members of my family line traveled this same route by foot on their way to the Salt Lake Valley.  Men, women, children and infants. They slept out in the wilderness, traveled through all weather and often went hungry.  

When we stopped at the trail it was extremely hot, (almost 100 degrees) adding to the reality of what the pioneers went through.  The trail is out in the middle of nowhere, not a building or soul in sight.  It was truly an amazing experience.  



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