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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!

Friday, May 28, 2010


I am not normally a braggy person, But I am making an exception for this one!!!

One of my sons came home the last day of school (Tuesday) and said
"Mom I got some awards at school today" (actually it was the last 1/2 day of school for the school year).
After the initial bummed of not knowing he would be getting them, (the teachers usually call and let you know ahead of time, NOT this time) I was so excited for him.

He brought home 4, yes I said 4 awards from school for 6th grade.

1) Honor Student Certificate
2) Perfect Attendance
3)The American Legion Certificate of School Award for Distinguished Achievement

4)The Presidents Eduation Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

He also received an signed(stamped) letter from President Obama.
I am sooooo proud of him!

More Meandering Feathers and Kitties

# 16 Project Warmth Quilt I've quilted
This one was so fun to do! I outlined all the cats and micro mini meandered the orange background of the kitties,which made them stand out. Like my son said they look 3D, then I did a meandering feather over the rest of the quilt.

Daisy Meander

Here is my # 17 Project warmth quilt that I have quilted.

I did a Daisy meander all over it.

I Love Daisy's of any sort!

Meandering Feathers

Project Warmth Quilt # 18

This is my eighteenth Project Warmth Quilt that I've quilted

I did a meandering feather on it. Such Fun!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wisconsin Quilt Block on Barns # 20

Here is my Wisconsin Barn Quilt Block # 20

Hen and Chicks

Green County

This block went together really quick.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

2010 Quilt Challenge

This is my version of our 2010 Quilt Challenge
I had seen a smaller circle with butterflies done and fell in love with it so added a little here and there and wala.......

I did some fusible applique, fussy cut flowers, and tiny meandering for the quilting and then made a pieced binding wth the leftover challenge fabrics.

We were asked to pick a bag, each bag had 3 fat eighths of a color. ( Either purple, blue, red or yellow(We did not get to see which color we were getting)) Mine turned out to be the blue. We could make either a circle or an oval but whichever we picked it could not measure more than 75" in circumference. We were able to make whatever we chose to make within the guidlines given us. Adding only White and/or Black and only one contrasting color. We can also add embelishments, I haven't done that part yet, but will be going to town on Friday so will see what fun things I can find then.

Monday, May 17, 2010

BJ's Log Cabin Rodeo Silhoutte

I finished quilting Bj's Rodeo Silhoutte Log Cabin Quilt and just need to get the binding on now.

The log Cabin design was from Eleanor Burns' Log Cabin Quilt in a Day book. I quilted it with bucking horses, running horses, horseshoes and cowboy hats.

It's hard to see the design in the colored material but it turned out well and he really likes it.
Now, I am trying to come up with an idea to quilt McCommas Beauty which is from a Karen Stone Pattern, Except I did mine in aqua/teal, wht, black, red and gray.

Wisconsin Barn Quilt Block # 19 Flying Frontier

Here is my Wisconsin Barn Quilt Block #19

Flying Frontier

Green County

It was very easy to piece, less than an hour. It got a little wrinkled when I took it with me in my purse to a guild meeting in HS. I actually had it done last Thursday morn but hadn't gotten time to get post until now. I sure like these blocks.............

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

SNOW go AWAY! ,2010 Black Hills Quilt Show & Christmas Raffle Quilt Blocks for Guild

SNOW! yes we are getting snow it's May 12th and yes, I know the moisture in it is wonderful, and the pastures really are using it, BUT................ it needssssss to go away!! I so am ready for SPRING without the pretty WHITE stuff.
Okay, I got that out of my system, I can now go on with the more important stuff.........
I attended the Black Hills Quilt Guild Tuesday meeting. They announced they have 498 quilts registered for the show coming up on June 11th-13th. This number does not include the Challenge quilts or Special quilts of interest. Whooo hoooo! Lookin to be a Wonderful Show and a nice selection of vendors and classes.

On another note:
I made these two blocks for the Minnekhata Quilt Guilds 2011 Raffle Quilt. They are made using the "Tri-Recs Tools". This design would look very nice in a Table Runner.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Brother Bear and Sister Sun Block

Here is my completed block for Caroline, she requested a sampler block in fall colors. I found this pattern at quilters Cache (http://www.quilterscache.com/) /Marcia Hohn and it's name is Brother Bear /Sister Sun. I did it all in batiks and it is also paperpieced.
With the Guild I belong to in HS they draw names once a month and if your name is drew you get to choose what type of block you would like and what size. Everybody that signed up to participate makes you a version of that block. Pretty fun. This particular one, she just requested 12 1/2" unfinished, Sampler Block, in Autumn colors, and "No White" for the background, so I chose to do this one.
I really like how it turned out.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ohio Barn Blocks of the Month (April & May)

I am officially caught up on My Ohio Barn Block of the Month!! Whew Hoo!!

The North Star

The Rambler

I really like the black background and how it makes the design stand out.

Wisconsin Blocks on Barns # 18

Block # 18
Walworth County
Cedar Bend Star

Really easy to put together.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wisconsin Quilt Block of the Week # 17 Evergreen

Wisconsin Quilt Block of the Week
# 17
Green County

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Project Warmth Quilt # 15

Here is my 15th Project Warmth Quilt that I have quilted.
I thought it turned out nice, I did a Feathered Flower Plume Design. It was actually quite fun to quilt! Hmmmmm.......I guess I say that about them all now that I have my Long Arm, but they are soooooooooooooooo much fun to quilt!

I brought 5 more Project warmths home to quilt from the Guild meeting today. First, though I will load my sons Log Cabin Rodeo Silhoutte Quilt. He wants red backing fabric, the front is blues and a touch of tan with Red Silhouttes, and also the quilting done in red thread front and back. Then the binding will also be in Red(the same red as the Silhouttes). Will post the finish picture when get it done.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Guild Blocks Finished and a Project warmth Quilted

The weekend brought skiffs of snow, and rain so was able to get in some much needed quilting catch up.
I am so excited I am slowly getting all my behind projects done! (1 more Guild Block to do)
When my mother in-law-was sick I missed about two months worth of projects so am slowly getting them back on track. (I love the Paperpieced Hummingbird)
PS: And I want to start another BOM, but told myself I must get all others caught up first!!

April Block...................................February Block...............................January Block

Finished Quilting another Project warmth Quilt yesterday afternoon. I had a Rodeo Quilting design I wanted to try out which included boots, cowboy hat and bronco, really like how they turned out.

Closer pictures

The back Bronco Hat

The quilt batting they supplied makes them puff quite a bit.