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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, November 30, 2010

A Quilty Weekend

With our cold and snowy weekend I managed to get quite a bit accomplished.
The first being the Table Runner for my mother. I had previously made her a couple of placemats and just finished the binding on this table runner to match those.
Here are the the matching placemats I had posted earlier.

Then I had fell behind in my Farmers Wife Blocks (or what I think is behind-really it's a go at your own pace) so have gotten my 3" blocks all caught up so wanted to post them. I have to admitt a couple of them were pretty interesting paperpiecing with so many "tiny" pieces. Now will have to get busy with my 4" ones.
Block# 27 Darting Birds
Block # 28 Duck and Ducklings
Block #29 EconomyBlock # 30 End of Day
Block #31 Evening Star
Block #32 Farmers Daughter
Block #33 Farmers Puzzle
Block #34 Flock
Block #35 Flower Basket
Block #36 Flower Garden (this one I ended up having to do 2 inset seams-they are really getting easier to do)

Yesterday afternoon I threw this Project Warmth Quilt on the LA and quilted it. I used a double feather plume for the design. It was only 48" square so went really quick. I so love doing feathers!
Project Warmth # 40
Back of #40
Close up of the Double Feathered Plume design
I did manage to get a couple of my 4" Farmers Wife Blocks done but will save them for another post another day.
I must run now and pick my Mother in law up for a Dr.'s Appointment so hope this finds ALL having a Wonderful Day and a continue of a Wonderful Week!!


  1. Goodness! Lots of itty bitty pieces!

    The blocks look really nice!

  2. Your Farmer's wife blocks are just adorable. It is hard to imagine how many you will need to make a quilt.