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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!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Favorites Friday

Favorites Friday...
Wow! Friday Again Already! Where did the week go.........After yesterdays wonderful celebration of Thanksgiving how does one beat that?
This week, when It comes to favorites Friday I thought to myself :

"What do you like to quilt with the most?" So this is where I came up with my Favorite for this Friday.
One of my Favorites would be horses and what better for me to use in quilting. To me they are majestic, strong and yet beautiful, whether in pictures, quilting, or even when we go out to saddle and ride.
So today I share some past quilting that involves this majestic animal in my eyes.
This is actually a quilt my mom made us and gave to us last year for Christmas. I just adore it.

This is a wallhanging that I made last year for my husband and though you can't see them I had added his brands in all four corners.
This is one of the chairs I recovered. (With the left over fabric I used to make reversible placemats which is just below .)
One of 6 reversible placemats (the reverse side matches the chair up above) (This is also one of my most favorite horse fabrics)
This table topper/wall hanging I call "Not so Oriental Beauty" the orignal pattern was done in Oriental fabrics and thus was called "Oriental Beauty" from Aqs Magazine
This is a Center Stage Table Topper pattern with an additional border added on with "My favorite Fabric" again
"Hee hee" again the fabric" made into a backpack purse(also made a matching checkbook/wallet
A Couch throw, that I actually just was doing to see how quilting with Fleece would be. (Bright orange fleece on the backside)

(I must apologize for the blurriness of this)This is a wallhanging that I ended up making 5 of because it was so well liked. I fussy cut the center horses and then paperpieced the surrounding feathered star. The fabric it is laying on the fabric that was used for the backing. (I like to make things reversible)
This is one of a set, and is made out of suede

This is actually one of the first things I quilted and did prairie points with. This is one of six placemats and also made a matching Table cover and napkin set, with coasters done i the tan horseshoe material.
Wowser!! I Guess I better stop... I knew I had bunches of horse things but wow!...... You should see the shelf of horse fabrics that are waiting to be made and many more made but think they will shut me down if I add more pictures.
YEP! Horses definetly a Favorite.......................
Be sure and hop on over to Mrs.P and check out the rest of Everybodies Favorites. And may you have a Wonderful Week!


  1. My sister is horse mad and she has been all her life. She kept wanting my parents to buy her one but they never had the money to provide one for her so when she started working she bought one for herself. She now has I don't know how many. Personally they scare me and I am quite happy to look at them from afar. Lovely quilts and fabric though

  2. Love all your "Horse" projects. I'm dealthly allergic horses, so I don't get close, but they are one of the most majestic animals. I love to watch them run.

  3. There is a blogger on my sidebar "compulsive quilting" who also likes to do "man" quilts as I call them.
    She would love your blocks a she loves the horses in quilts too.

  4. Wow! I've never seen so much horse-related quilty-ness in one place before. Totally awesome. :-)

  5. Love the chair! It's practically a work of art.

    I love it when people have a recurring theme running through their quilting/textile work. Horses are the most amazing creatures and your creations are just gorgeous.

    Thanks for showing them off.