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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!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

My Paperpieced House

Here is the Paperpieced House (for Mom#2)

My apples are a little big, but it just "had" to have an Apple Tree too.
This pattern was from Quilters Cache by M Hohn.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Minnekahta Quilt Guild Blocks Now caught up!!

I think I'm on a roll. I officially all caught up on my monthly Guild Blocks!

Every month those that want to participate(must be decided at the begining of the year) put there name in and if it is drawn you get to pick a block that you would like to have everybody make for you. In this case she wanted Butterflies on a Cream background, with no color preference to the butterfly.

We have done everything from barns to buuterflies and hummingbirds. Lots of fun!

Whew hew!!!!! All caught up on Wisconsin Barn Quilt Blocks

I am so excited!! I am finally caught up on all of my Wisconsin Barn Blocks of the Week!!!
This one is # 30 The Wisconsin Star from Green County
Just wanted to Thank Jen for doing these, they have been so much fun and turn out so pretty.
Thanks Jen......

I also have finished my Tepee Block, It is paperpieced for Deloris at the Minnekahta Quilt Guild. She Chose what I thought was houses just learned it was buildings. I have known her forever and she lives on the reservation so thought it was only fitting to make her a Teepee house.She will also have a Farm House block coming eventually. It is also paperpieced.

It's so nice to be getting caught up!

Last minute addition to post:
We were playing with the Camera yesterday so thought I would also post pictures of two of my guys. Carl and Casey are twins and are my "babies"( yes, if they knew I wrote that they would be after me) hee,hee. Casey has sure gained some height this summer. Shadow is a Springer Spaniel mix (brown and white) is about 10 years old and Sierra is a German Shepherd/Collie and is about 8 months, we have had her about a month now.

Shadow, Sierra, Carl...................Carl and Casey (twins)

Shadow, Sierra, Carl........................Casey
Original Post:
I tend to be one of these people that hates getting behind! it doesn't seem to matter if it's one block or 7, then throw a quilt in there and it drives me further.......... But, "Life and Summer" tends to throw curves into the basket and things just happen.... But, it feels so good getting caught up!!
I can say now I have one Wisconsin Barn Block #30 to catch up, and two guild blocks all which look very easy to do, and one of Golden Threads Barn blocks that just need the small 4" block.
I have two project warmth quilts that I would like to get quilted and one of them is fairly small I think it is all do able this week.
I am hoping to start a Farmer Wife Sampler Quilt, it will be 2 blocks a week and will be doing 4" paperpieced blocks(at least that's my plan for now), the group is actually going to do 6" but sometimes different is good. I have also been checking into the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Quilt, from what I have seen it's absolutely Beautiful & wonderful! I think I would really like to do that quilt too.
These two quilts are Project Warmth Quilts # 22 and #23 that I Quilted for BHQGuild. On both of them I did an all over meander.

Quilting OHHHHH so much fun!!!!! I wish all a very wonderful and productive, peaceful Day!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wisc. Barn Qult Blocks # 28 and # 29

Here are my # 28 and # 29 Wisconsin Barn Quilt Blocks
Ohio Star ...................................County Fair

These two were easy to do, the county fair one had lot of little pieces but soooooo neat.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Project warmth Quilt

This is a project warmth quilt that was given to me to quilt about a month ago.
Due to all the events going on around here it has taken a bit of time to finish and get off the longarm, this morning I Finally got her finished. Whew Hew!! I did an all over feather design in Black thread. Somebody has a lot of time in this quilt very scrappy and colorful.........

Custer Quilt Show July 2010 and More

This quilt really popped at me at the CusterQuilt Show Mom and I went to this last weekend. It was just amazing..................

This is my "Waiting Quilt"/ Englished paperpieced when I get it done it will fit a queen size bed hanging down the sides. I actually started this quilt when my now 13 year old sons started playing baseball. They had practices every night so I started piecing 1 1/2" hexagons. It is very scrapy as I don't pay much attention to what fabrics go where only that they same ones aren't besides each other.
I was reminded of it this last couple of weeks when my mother ended up n the hospital with heart problems. She was getting very bored just laying in bed so I told her I could bing some hexagons for her to put together(thought it was very fitting while she was "waiting"). She is doing well now, and they did end up doing the shock to her heart it, just didn't want to get itself in sync. She says she feels better than she has in months. What a blessing.

1 1/2 " Hexagons

This is the Wallhanging I made for my folks' 50th Wedding Anniversary. It has a recent picture of them in the center with polaroid pictures of their wedding showcased around. I loved working with the border fabric in it.

Dad and Mom's 50th Anniversary 2010

Dad and Moms 50th Wedding Anniversary June 2010

Mom and Dad Celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary last month. They requested a Camping Anniversary get together, as they said a "Redneck Anniversary" rather than a formal to do. They chose Angustora Reservoir, we all had a great time and the weather was great, the rain didn't make an appearance until 9pm what a blessing.
The cake was made by Kristy Muldoon(Hagman), she did a Super job on it!!

Branding 2010 more photos

Here is a few more photos of Dad's Branding 2010

Bill and Brandon

Bill, Brandon, Carl, Amanda Casey, Justin
Tina and Kendall

Branding 2010

Dad's Branding 2010
Usually we rope and drag, but this year we used the calf table that my Grandfather made many years ago.