MY Quilt

August 2017 It has been YEARS since I made MYSELF a quilt. This one is mine! I have no idea what the name of the pattern may be. THIS is the 2017 Johnson County Quilt Guild Mystery Quilt. I, and all those participating in this project, received the instructions for the quilt one step at […]

Lester’s Quilt

In all the years I’ve been quilting, my husband has been very supportive of my passion for quilt-making…but, not always personally involved. It’s not that he doesn’t care…it’s that he’s not really interested in quilting. I can’t blame him. One of his passions is fishing. I personally love to eat catfish. But, would rather die […]

H. E. Double Hockey Sticks!

July 25, 2017 Finished the quilt from h***. I’ve never had so much trouble with a quilt. This thing fought me every step of the way. I did more “un-sewing’ on this quilt than I have any 10 quilts before it. BUT, it’s finished. My daughter asked for it. She said she had fallen in […]

Green and Blue and White and Pink… Oh My!

June 2004 I had a lovely young friend at church who is actually a little younger than my eldest daughter. She was graduating from High School and I wanted to do something special for her. I asked her what her favorite colors were, because I wanted to make a quilt. She said, “Green–DARK green—and Blue. […]

Oooops!

Quilters: Have you ever made a mistake while quilting that you just hated? Yet, the recipient of the quilt loves it anyway? January 2005 Home Is Where The Heart Is block pattern Just as I had the year before, for my dad’s birthday, I waited until the last minute to start a quilt for my […]

God Bless the Vet

February 2017 I came across an estate sale that featured A LOT of quilting supplies. One of the lots included this patriotic quilt top. I bought it, brought it home and finished it into a wall hanging. Afterwards, I wondered why I had. It doesn’t go with anything in my home. Someone suggested that I […]

Perfection Belongs to God Alone

BEGINNERS: Never stop trying something new! February 2017 I’ve been quilting since 1988. Still I consider myself a novice. EVERY quilt I make feels like the first. I’m stilling learning. Every day. This quilt was made for my grand-daughter, Lizzie. I’ve never done one like it before. It turned out great and I think she’s […]

Donating Does a Heart Good

2017 Over the last six months or so I’ve made approx 7 baby quilts I’ve donated to my local quilt guild of which I’m a member. I don’t tell you this to brag. I tell you because I’m hoping you and/or your guild will do something similar. Our donation quilts go to the local Pregnancy […]

Clayton’s Crocodile

December 2016 My grand-nephew, Clayton, was born in June, 2016. He’s adorable! He just turned 1! For his first Christmas he received his “Birth Day” quilt from me, his Aunt Sissy. His nursery layette features alligators and crocodiles. So, I made this for him. My niece, his mommy Mekaela, has it hung on the wall […]