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I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband Bill, 3 sons, 2 dogs,, 2 horses-now 1, bottle calves and Chicks. I love to Quilt. I enjoy Horses,Gardening, Flowers, Archery, Camping, Fishing, Bottle Calves and all things with animals. I started sewing when I was 8 for 4-H, and have sewed off and on since. I discovered how fun quilting was over 7 years ago. I still sew on a Kenmore that was a graduation gift in 1981. I have a New Kenmore 385.19, and a Viking 400, a Singer Treadle, a Featherweight. and a Viking Ruby. In February 2010 I purchased an APQS Longarm , and Love everyone of them. I taught my 1st paper-piecing class, it was such a blast!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

1st Quilt Quilted on my Long Arm

1st Quilts on my New Long Arm

Wow, What a beautiful day! 78* here in SD, and yet snow is predicted for the higher hills tomorrow. That's our ever changing weather...
We sure could use the moisture though.

This morning I finished quilting this little quilt. I just did an edge to edge panto and it is the 1st ever quilt I have done on my long arm. Whew hew!!!
The tension was super, I think my stitching could be a little longer but other than that I was real pleased with it. It was so much fun and hardly can wait to start another! It is one for Project Warmth which is thru the Black Hills Quilt Guild that I belong to. They are given to many different organizations including WAVI, Childrens Cancer patients, Fire Victims, the childrens pediatric at the RC Hospital, plus many more.
Most of the materials are donated, as well as the time to piece and quilt. Such a Wonderful cause.
I ordered a couple more pantos and I received them today at the post office, and am so ready to play some more.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Good Morning,
(Well almost Afternoon)

Star Quilts
Casey's Star

Carl' Star

This morning we were off to take the twins to their 4-H Archery
shoot up at Sturgis Archery. We have a wonderful group of kids that are shooting and they all are shooting Super!

I won't be getting much sewing done today, but wanted to drop in and post my two star quilts.

These are star quilts from a no pattern star that Vi Colome teaches. The colors were fabrics the boys seen and loved (tye dye & Flames) so we just used the colors inthe overall and

Their choices are very similar and I really like how well they turned out.

The quilting on the tye dye one was done by both my Mother and I on her Gammill. On the flame one the quilting was almost all done by my mother on her Gammil.

If I had to pick a favorite I would say stars and medallions are my favorites.

Well I guess I'm going to go start the wood stove and take the edge of the coolness. There predicting warm weather tomorrow I am sooooooo ready...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

What a beautiful Morning!

It's looking to be a busy day. The twins have a music program this morning so will be leaving soon for there.

It has been so nice to get my Barn Blocks of the weeks caught up, as well as the Barn of the month. I still have three Guild Blocks to catch up but should have that accomplished by this weekend. I have decided that they need to be done before I get to go play on my new long arm.

I have a Paper-Pieced McCommas Beauty Quilt (pattern by Karen Stone) that need to figure out how to quilt, the top is complete and ready to be sandwiched

McCommas Beauty

so if there are any ideas out there please feel free to share them.

I am also hoping to quilt My Log Cabin Rodeo (Eleanor Burns' Log Cabin) hopefully both in the next couple of months.

This one I am doing a western panto on that have ordered.
I finished up my 2 Star quilts and will try and get them posted soon, as well as the deer quilt.

Wow! Being able to see everybodies beautiful projects, Oh the wonder of the internet!

Have a Super Day

"If we will be quiet and ready enough we shall find compensation in every disappointmment"......Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Golden Thimbles
2010 Barn Block of the Month
March= Crosses and Losses
Crosses & Losses

Barn Blocks 1 & 2

Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns

Block #7 Bears Paw

Racine County

Block #7

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns
Green County
# 9 Star puzzle
# 8 Corn and Beans

Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns

Block #11

Swing on a Star

Racine County

Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns- Block of the Week
Block # 12- Blazing Star- Green County

Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns Block of the Week Block # 10 Saw Tooth 16 Patch Racine County

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spinning Spools Barn Block

I am following Jen of Cre8tive Quilter's Block of the week Barn Quilt Blocks.

These are the first five I have completed

What a breautiful day it is looking to be! Snow is in the forecast so I guess we will wait on the warm weather clothes a few more days.
I have a bunch of running around to do in town so won't get much quilting done today.
I took a class this last Saturday with the "Texture Magic"The pattern is Touch the Seasons Easter Egg Table Runner by Annie Unrein.Is was a really fun class, now I will need to get it backed and bound.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Karri's Quilts
Karri's Quilts

Karri's Quilts

More of Karri's Quilts

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Good Afternoon,
What a beautiful day! The sun is shining, and it's 62*, we better enjoy it their predicting the cold and snow to return tomorrow and Friday.

I finished binding two of my neice's quilts this morning, 10 done and 2 more to go.
Made a quick trip to RC this morning also had to get some repairs done. Am heading down to do some orgaizing and cleaning of the quilting room.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Good Morning,

How exciting to start something new!!