All I can say to sum this up is GORGEOUS!!!!! This quilt belongs to Piece by Piece and should be up on the wall there soon! Obviously I had fun finishing it for them. I love the bright vibrant colors selected and the muted green to blend them all.
Click on the quilt to view more pictures of this quilt on my blog and if you live in town, stop by Piece by Piece and take a look at in person.
Check out Wanda's quilt! Finished just in time for the Championship game on Monday!!! Click on the quilt to head over to my blog and view more pictures of this Awesome quilt!
Put a Bird on it!
This next quilt I'd like to share with you was inspired by an episode from Portlandia. Every time I watch this, it makes me laugh! It's called "Put a Bird on it"
This quilt took First Place in the open class. Click on the Quilt to head over to my blog and view more pictures of this quilt!
A quilt by Dianne Dianne kept me very busy and I'm very Thankful for this! She made everyone in her family a quilt this year for Christmas and I was the lucky who got to quilt them! Everyone of her quilts was very different in style and color as she selected what she made to the likes of the individual who would be receiving it.
Click on the link to head over to my blog and view more pictures of this quilt (Stephanie's quilt)!/blog.html
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Isn't this Santa cool!
This is one of the Christmas crafts that I did this year. He is made simply, but what really makes him are his materials.
He is made of some really old wool and it is superb. He sits in a Retro Santa tin with bells on his cap, a glittery ornament, and spruce at his side.
I Love Santa's, have quite the collection too!
Another photo to share!!!!
This is my oldest daughter and I before the Turkey Stuffer run! It was raining here, but sure did during the entire run! We had fun and made good time.
Getting ready for the Butte to Butte next!
I just love this quilt! The colors and prints are amazing. Believe it or not the darkest color on this quilt is actually are dark purple. This particular fabric is Robert Kaufman's Raisin. Depending upon what it is next to it will either look brown or deep purple. This quilt was made and quilted by me then donated for auction to the Cut Down for Cancer. Thank You everyone whom put in a bid!
Take a look at this Beauty! This quilt has so many fun aspects to it, every time you look at you find something else super cool and amazing. This is exactly how the quilting should enhance this quilt!
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Dianne's Large flower quilt!
Take a look at this piece of art! Here Dianne created an incredible quilt with very large flower like pin-wheels! This is really fun, don't you think? Click on the quilt to head over to my blog and view more pictures of this Awesome quilt!
Molly's Super cool Quilt!
Looks like Molly had fun creating this quilt and she did such a great job with her piecing too! Click on the quilt to head over to my blog and view more pictures of Molly's quilt!
Janet's Applique Quilt!
Click on Janet's quilt to head on over to my blog and view a slide show of this amazing quilt!
Ruth's fun and colorful quilt!
Take a look at this super cute and colorful quilt of Ruth's! When I first took a look a look at this quilt, I saw stars! So, of course I had to quilt it up to accentuate what I saw and I think it really turned out amazing!
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How fun is this?
This is such a cute quilt! Each block was drawn up by a different family member, the only rule was that it had to be a favorite children book. Just look at the adversity here!
Head on over to my blog to view more pictures of this fun quilt!
Take a look at this applique quilt! Isn't it just gorgeous!
This is Ettie's quilt and yes all of the applique was done by hand. So, I really wanted the quilting to accent all the work she put into this piece of art.
Head over to my blog to view more pictures of this gorgeous quilt!
Take a look at this AMAZING quilt Charlene did! I love it, the colors, fabric print and the quilt design all compliment each other. So, when I say this, of course I need to make sure that the quilting does the same. Click on the quilt to head on over to my blog and view more pictures of this quilt.
Donna's Science Fair
Take a look at this fun quilt pieced by Donna!
Super fun quilt with lots of dots! Click on the quilt to go to my blog and quilt!
Wanda's whole cloth wall hanging!
Isn't this just beautiful! I love how this turned out, what a gorgeous wall hanging it will be! This fabric has a super shiny sheen about it and was quilted making lots of pebbles also replicated the large flower throughout. Click on the picture to head over to my blog and view more pictures of this whole cloth wall hanging.
Pioneer Quilters Quilt show!
Here I am giving my talk and trunk show at the Pioneer's Quilt Show. My daughter came along with me and took all the pictures. She also helped me with set up and display. What a sweetie! There are many things that I'm sure my 19 year old could have done this day, but it was really nice that choose to come, see what this was all about, and spend the day with me! This really was a great time and I felt that everyone who attended got something out of it. My talk was about long arm quilting, decision making with patterns, batting, and thread use as well as color, and don't forget about tension......Tension can make or break a beautiful quilt. I had brought tons of examples of my work, Thanks so much to my customers for allowing to display the quilts that I quilted for them as I myself only have about 5 to speak of. So, this being said I ended up with 20 quilts, 3 hand bags, samples of different batting's/blog.html, threads, and also my tension helper.
My daughter took many pictures, so if you'd like to see more, click on the link and head on over to the blog!
I love this quilt! The fabrics are so retro and totally remind me of something that should have come from The Great Gatsby!
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Amanda Herring's adorable applique Truck!
So, if you are wondering just whom Amanda Herring is, you should pop on over to her web site "The Quilted Fish".
She is delightful, her very presence emits fun! This is a quilt that she had sent to me to have quilted up for the Market. Not only did she design her pattern, but the fabrics used are her designs as well. She designs for Riley Blake and also has super cute cottage where she holds classes and an online store. Click on the quilt to view more photos.
This is Dana's quilt! She always does such an amazing job with her piecing! Click on the quilt to head over to my blog and view more pictures of Dana's quilt!
Just having fun! Missy's quilt!
This is Missy's super fun quilt! I love the negative space cool colors she used. Her choices have really made this a fun and playful quilt! Click on the quilt to go to my blog and view more photos of Missy's quilt!
Barbara's Paper Hearts by Tula Pink!
I absolutely love the simplicity of this quilt! So fun too! Click on the picture to go to my blog and view more pictures of this super fun quilt!
Happy Valentines Day
Helen's Vintage Hearts!
Take a look at this amazing quilt! Helen did such an amazing job with all of this applique. All of her applique was done by hand and all of her stitches were perfect. This is simply amazing and I feel honored to have been asked to quilt this up for her and to top it off, trusted me to do what ever I felt would compliment her quilt. So, I did just that and I love it!!!!!
Click on the quilt to head over to my blog and view more pictures of the work of art!
This is such an amazing beauty! Just look at it! All the points are placed with such care, each star is beautiful! I can't wait for you to see the back of this quilt and close up of the front. So click on this photo and go to my blog to view this stunning quilt!
So Precious! You know that this baby loves this quilt! You can feel the courisoity with all of these vibrant prints and textured quilting for the fingers to touch!
Take a look at Jeanie's beautiful Christmas quilt! Honestly, I would keep this up all year round. It is soooo pretty! Didn't she do a fabulous job with her applique.
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Merry Christmas! I know I'm one day late, but better late then never to wish you the best!
Aren't these snowmen sooooo adorable! I just love them! This is also another surper fun item that I made this year for a few special people. The snow men are made out of cream colored flanel, plaid flanel hats wool scarves, I baked clay for the carrot noses and painted the faces. They are glued to a painted block of wook that I used some craft snow, greenery, sticks, etc. and then glittered them up! You can never have too much glitter, right? Then they are cuddled up together in a nice quilt! The actual size measures out to be 7" long, 5" wide and 12" tall. Sorry I don't have instructions with this project to share, but wanted to share them with you as they are sooooo cute!
Have a wonderful day and I promise I will be posting more quilts very soon!
Christmas is in 2 DAYS!!!!!!
Fun with Washi tape!
You'll need Washi tape, floral wire, wire cuters, card stock, small round disks, hot glue gun, and small brush trees. Go to my "Just for Fun tab for instructions on how to make your own!
Kathleen's Amazing Quilt!
Look at this beautiful quilt. Oriental patterned fabric with sparking muslin made up this beauty! Click on t;he quilt to head over to my blog and view more pictures of this lovely quilt!
Take a look at Karyl's beauty's
Karyl made all three of these quilts! They are beautiful aren't they! The first one has has hand embroidery in the center, the second is classic with lots of negative space, I love negative space!!!! The third is a log cabin, but with the colors chosen here gives this quilt a fun modern twist! Click on a picture and head on over to my blog to view more pictures of these quilts!
Wanda's Baby Quilt!
Isn't this so fun and cute! Click on the picture to view more close ups of this fun quilt made up by Wanda!
Here is something fun and bright!
Isn't this gorgeous! I love all of the bright appliqued flowers! Click on the picture to go to my blog and view more pictures of this amazing quilt put together by Penny!
Lone Star Quilt from Piece by Piece
Don't you just love the Lone Star! There are so many variations of this quilt, but I have to say that I really really really like this one, one large star with lots of fun negative space for quilting!
Click on the picture to view more of this quilt on my blog.
This is Kathleen's quilt, it is absolutely beautiful! She entered it in the Coburg quilt show and it received the second highest votes for the "peoples choices"! Way to go Kathleen!
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Trendy Threads Doll clothes
So, some of you know but some do not.......When I first started Trendy Threads it was designing and creating doll clothes. I had started doing this because my daughters were young and of course loved to dress their dolls. One thing that I really enjoyed about creating and making these doll clothes was to make them more contemporary. I know that this is not what everyone likes, but for my girls, they loved it! They could dress the dolls in clothing that they would, if it was sized in their size :) So this outfit you see here was made by me, my pattern too, for a friend of mine upon request. I don't sew many doll clothes anymore but when I do have the opportunity, I love it! Click on the picture to go to my blog and view more pictures.
The Finished Product!
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Jus Having fun!
Wanda's Madrona Road in Hexis!
This is Wanda's quilt, didn't she do an amazing job putting this together!
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This Megan! She is so lovely, just look at her! A beautiful pregnant women awaiting the birth of her second child Grayson! What she is holding up is the quilt that I designed, pieced, and quilted for her and Grayson, I think she likes it.....What do you think?
The group photo to the below is some of our dynamic team! Everyone is absolutely amazing and bring so much to our team I don't know what we would do if we did not have everyone here as a unit working together! Very fun group! Click on Megan to view more pictures of this quilt and click the group photo to view some "just for fun" shots of the baby shower!
Thank You Bonne!
Bonne is super sweet! To the right you can see pictured the quilt that I had quilted for her. She was so tickled, I could really tell just how much she loved it! This is always an awesome feeling, making someones day brighter. Then to top it off, I was able to deliver it on her Birthday!
To the left pictured is a Thank You gift of home made apple butter and wrapped up in a beautiful fat quarter! Thank You Bonne, this was super sweet of you!
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For Dr. Buie
Dear Sweet Dr. Buie! This is his quilt that we made for his retirement and I got to quilt it! This picture really is not good, but click on it and I promise you that I will have better ones on the blog!
Just in time for the 4th of July!
This is Jill's quilt with the patriotic theme celebrating the 4th of July. She did an amazing job piecing this quilt and I absolutely love how it looks! Click on the picture to go to my blog and see more close up images and tell me what you think.
What a very busy time this has been! For all of you Mothers and Fathers that have yet to experience this, I don't think that you can ever fully be prepared for the day. You can plan, put together, etc. but when it comes down to it.......Well, you get the picture. On the left you see the proud parents, myself, daughter, and husband. Middle picture is one of my daughters best friends and herself. Then you see my youngest (boy, going to be a sophomore in high school next year) and our oldest (going to be a junior in college this next year). I still remember when they were all so young, before starting elementary school and telling myself then; "oh you have plenty of time" meaning plenty of time to prepare for the rest of their lives.......It goes by so fast, don't rush and don't rush them, enjoy every moment.....Even when you but heads, it's only natural to not agree after all we are all individuals and we all see things in a slightly different light. Yes, we are very proud of our three and it is amazing to watch your kids grow and blossom into who they are.
Toes in the Sand!
This beautiful quilt is one that I did for Piece by Piece. Isn't it lovely! I know that they are offering a class on how to make this and even selling the kits for those who wish do it on their own. So, if you like this quilt head over to Piece by Piece.
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Isn't this just gorgeous!
OK, I know I say this a lot, but really I do love everything about this quilt! It is absolutely beautiful!
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Sharon's Fish Quilt!
This is Sharon's fish quilt! Earlier this year I had quilted one for Piece by Piece in the blue/green/purple colors. Click on the quilt to go to my blog and view more pictures of this amazing quilt!
Here is Johanna and I at Market just prior to the doors opening!!!!!!
We are sooooo excited!
Here is a photo inside Market!
There was sooooo much to take in and see and experience!
I can't even begin to tell you what a fantastic venture/ experience this was! I met so many amazing people and designers. This whole experience just made want to create even more, it was so awe inspiring! Stay tuned as I have more pictures and of course a lot more quilts to post!
Shay's Senior Prom!
Shay and her date Nick are so stunning!
I love this picture the two of them!
I will have a few more pictures of prom soon, I promise. That weekend was whirl wind! Shay played in her State Soccer Championship game that morning in Portland, Prom that evening, and then @ 4:45am we left for PTO Vallarta, MEX!
Sunset in PTO Vallarta, MEX.
I have sooooo much to share with you all and hopefully I can get it all in with a couple entries this week!
All last week my husband and I were in PTO Vallarta, MEX. with my daughter and her friend. This is just one of the many sunsets were all so blessed to enjoy!
Check out these Beauties!
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I just really want to Thank all of my quilting friends and friends. You are all so kind and fabulous artistic people! Thank You!
These flowers were given to me from Karyl, you are super sweet Karyl and as you can see not only did I enjoy them, but back at the office my Manager did too! All smiles from ear to ear!
Look at just how cool this quilt is! The colors are fun and bright to along with the fabric. Wanda did an absolutely fabulous job with quilt and it is really fun!
Click on the photo to view more of this quilt on my blog.
Take a look at this fun quilt by Charlene!
Click on the picture to view more close ups of Charlene's quilt!
Black Eyed Susan!
Just look at this gorgeous quilt! I really love everything about it and had a lot of fun quilting this quilt!
Click on the photo to go to my blog and view more close ups of this stunning quilt!
Stacy's Super cute Quilt!
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Another Awesome Quilt by Charleen!
This Awesome quilt was pieced by Charleen! I love all the colors and different fabrics used here. Click on the picture to go to my blog and view more pictures.
So, I apologize for not blogging in a week. Life seems to be catching me a bit off guard lately. Quilting, I love and yes I have lots to share with you! Stay tuned and as soon as I get back I will show more pictures and give you more details about these two quilts! I promise to be back soon! Have a fabulous afternoon!
Look at just how cute this is! Not your typical baby quilt.
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Charleen's Pink Beauty!
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Check out these Beauties!
Elise's Birthday Quilt!
This quilt is really super cute and fun! I made this and quilted it for one of my daughters best friends. Click on the picture to view more on my blog.
This is Charleen's super fun and cool quilt! You could say that this quilt is truly reversible.
Click on it to view more pictures on my blog!
Ann's Side Line Quilt!
Ann's side line quilt. I love this quilt! The fabric and Ann's piecing are amazing! Click on the picture to go to my blog and view more pictures of this amazing quilt!
Micheal Miller Madrona Road Challenge
Micheal Miller Madrona Road Challange
Here is the quilted hand bag that I designed, put together, and quilted myself. Outside and inside pocket with an adjustable strap! Tell me what you think.
Ashlee Schulz and ShayLee Miner with their signed NLI!
Wed. Feb. 6th NLI signing day, Ashlee and ShayLee sign to play soccer for the U of O Ducks!
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We are all so proud of you and what a journey this has been!
I just can't say enough just how awesome this is!
This is Ann's super cute quilt! The piecing is amazing and the colors serene.
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Lelah's Beautiful and Amazing Quilt!
This was a really fun quilt to quilt. Lelah's work on the piecing is impeccable, I hope my pictures do it justice. Click on the quilt to view more photos of this amazing quilt!
Jill's wonderful and bright Quilt!
This is Jill's super fun Quilt! The colors are amazing and it was really fun to quilt!
Click on the picture to view of Jill's quilt!
Wanda Amazing Quilt! I just love this quilt!
This is such an amazing quilt and I was so thrilled and honored to be chosen for quilting it. Click on the picture to view more of this amazing quilt!
Here is another great quilt for the viewing!
This is a quilt made with a panel and fabric strips. The colors are vibrant and when quilting this quilt I kept in mind with the birds flying, I wanted it too reflect the motion of the wind blowing and the birds flying.
Click on the photo to view more pictures on my blog!
Happy New Year! We all made it to 2013 and here's to a Great Year!
This amazing quilt is from my favorite quilt shop Piece by Piece. They should have it up on display soon if you want to take a look at in person. Click on the picture to view more pictures of this quilt on my blog.
Here are a couple of hand bags that were done just in time for Christmas giving too! Click on this picture to view more pictures of both.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
This Jill's Christmas quilt, finished in time to enjoy for Christmas! Click on the picture to go to my blog and view more pictures of Jill's fabulous quilt!
Terry's Christmas Star quilt!
Beautiful work! Click on the picture to go to my blog and view more.
This is Crystals Quilt! I love the vibrant colors. What a lucky family to be receiving such a beautiful quilt!
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A little late on my Post!
This is Pat's quilt. She has been making her quilts out of scraps and just look at the combination used! I love it!
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Here is something Fun!
I used to make a ton of doll clothes, now I only do this occasionally. This was a request of to make some Christmas sweaters by a friend of mine. So, I made her sweaters, leggings, and little hats!
I hope you like them Cathi, they are on there way today!
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Wow! This week is all about catch up time!
I love how this quilt came out! Wanda did an excellent job of piecing this. The whole middle strip is all pieced using the all colors used within this quilt. That's a lot of little pieces!
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So.......I'm sorry for being away for so long!
My husband and I took a nice vacation together, just the two of the us! The first time ever without our kids! Now that I'm back, I'm ready to get back to business and do some fun quilting! I have lots of pictures to come and lots of finished quilts to share. Take a look at my finished quilt and blog!
The weather was sooooo nice! Here we are in Puerto Vallarata!
I have some more fun quilts for the viewing!
This is Crystals Oh So Cute Christmas Quilt! I love the whimsical Fairies! The fabrics she choose to put with these Fairies are super fun too! Click on the quilt to go to my blog and view some more fun quilts close up!
Here is Wanda's quilt!
I just love this quilt and ran my fingers over it many times. Click on the picture to go to my blog and view some close up pictures and you will know why I ran my fingers over it so many times!
Here is a close up of the background quilting along with the center piece.
Ugh! Don't you hate it when this happens?????
Working away and what do I notice when I turn the bar? EYELASHES! YIKES! So, needless to say this called for becoming "Best Friends" with the seam riper. Out came 3/4 of this row. For some reason this bobbin just wound too tight causing the top thread to be pulled too much, hence, the eyelashes.......I will say that after taking all this out and re-doing it, it looks super! Stay tuned for tomorrows post and I will show you this beauty all finished up!
What do you get with a fun doodle and these four thread color?
Really cool design on a beautiful quilt! This is an example of what I did on Gerri's quilt. These four thread colors and this fun design that I sketched out on some scratch paper.
Click on the picture to go to my finished quilts and view Gerri's quilt!
I don't think that Tausi really likes his costume, but he sure loves to great all the kids at the door!
MQX, Here we are!
This is my BFF Johanna and I at the MQX this last Saturday! We had a lot of fun and WOW the work that was displayed was really something!
My BFF and I even took a class from none other than Angela Walters! This was an excellent class and I am so glad that we had the opportunity to attend and meet Angela! She is super sweet and a great "inspirational speaker", yes I am inspired to really do more and get out there!
If you are not familiar with Angela check out her web site; Quilting is my therapy.
So, yes I have been busy this week, not only did my BFF and I attend the Expo, but I also just joined the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild! This was a lot of fun and what a group of ladies! One day I will get my BFF there too!
Also I have another finished quilt to share! Take a look at finished quilts and my blog to view pictures!
Still all about Free Motion Quilting!
So, I'm hoping to get started with quilting services. Please let me know if you are interested in this. I also always have soooooo many ideas of fun crafty things to do. I will be sure to post a couple of videos as soon as get some time to do so. I really wanted to share with you today one of my favorite things! take a look and send my message through blog. This could be my first how to video!
Don't you just love Antique Quilts!
This quilt you see here I actually finished. The original maker had all of the Dresdland plate blocks done, each by hand. Impeccable workmanship, so I hope you all out there feel that I did these blocks justice with sashing and the quilting I did on the beautiful quilt.
Go to my blog to check out more pictures and leave me a comment on what you think.
Another one done!
Take a look at Meghan's super cute Quilt! I love her fun colors and the design she picked for the all over quilting is super cute on it!
Go to my blog to view more pictures of Meghan's quilt!
Shabby Chic shams!
I just love Burlap! I really like how you can recycle something so rustic and make it new, but not really new. Oh, that would be Shabby Chic! Right? Go to my blog and find out how I made these cute pillows covers and some of your own!
This is a bed spring pin Cushion! I just love it! Now I did not come up with this idea, however I did change it up a bit! Click on the picture to leave a comment on my blog!
Free Motion Quilting
So this is a first for me. I am very new at this, so bear with me on the trials and errors as I set forth on this new venture! I started out with a mid. arm quilter, an older model, but a real work horse. This was a great machine to start out on as there were absolutely no bells or whistles. So, if something went haywire you could pretty much fix it yourself. Not something that you can really do with any of the fancy more modern machines. After about 8 months, I was given the opportunity to upgrade my equipment! I was soooooo excited! So, I sold my mid. arm and purchased a long arm 18 X 8 and a nice new frame! The set up is awesome and I am ever so grateful to have been given the opportunity to upgrade. My long arm does have a stitch regulator and a bobbin winder! This is great as I broke my bobbin winder to my sewing machine trying to wind bobbins for the mid arm........Now that I have 10 months under my belt I have entered 3 quilts into my first quilt show ever, The Coburg Quilt Show. This quilt show will be on Sat. July 28th. When I went there to drop my three off, there were so many beautiful quilts that people have done I'm so green (new) I wonder much my own will pale in comparison........
Here is a sneak peak of some of what I have done.......
This quilt is one of my favorites and one that I did on my original mid. arm. I just love birds!
Lots of pebbling and outlining really made this quilt come to life!
This is the back side of the bird quilt. I love using solid backings just so you can really enjoy the detail of the quilting! I used three thread colors on this quilt, Dark brown, grey, and a cream. This accented the top really nice and then gave a really fun element to the back!
Check out my other pages and send a blog, let me know what you think.
If you are interested in quilting services I will be posting an online form soon. Also check out my other pages, such as the hand bags and finished quilt portfolio!