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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!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Design Wall Mondays....Silhouttes...Horses, Cowgirls, and Roundups

Monday is here already.....
It's been a busy week here in SD. Stock Shows, Quilt Shows, Trunk Shows and Rodeo's.
On my design wall today or should I say all weekend are Silhouttes. These have been fun to do, but do find the background choices hard to make...
This one is a Pattern called Horse Parade by Susan Loland for Black Eyed Susan Designs. I changed this a bit, adding 3 horses and taking out 2 and my overall is only 13" high where it was meant to be bigger. I wanted this for in the dining room above the curtain rod so it has limited space. I have it ready to put together to quilt as of now.
This one is a pattern called "Grammas Little Cowgirls" by Mary Stenros with Willow Bend Creations.
This one has been really difficult to choose the background for in the aspect that I, hubby and the boys really like both choice that it was narrowed down to. Like one of the twins said " I know.. how about you just make two".. Works for me..((giggle)) We finally chose this one because of the movemnet in the batik and the Sunshiny, Dark,Mountainy look and trees lurking in the fabric.
Then this one is called "Roundup", and the pattern for it is also by Mary Stenros from Willow Bend Creations. I have not done a Silhoutte in a Batik before and thought it would be a neat change. Though once again the background choices are hard to make.
I am thinking I will use this fabric for the background and the fabric on the one above for the borders.
That is what has been "added" to my design wall or in this case since the real wall is overly full the design floor. I continue to work on the 2 FWS, the Winter Snoman Quilt, Wisc. Blocks, Nevada Star, and as far as the Mystery quilt it is growing from wall hanging size to Queen bed size since I like it so well.
May you have a Wonderful Day and be sure and buzz on over and see what everybody else's Design wall has in store....... Just click over to the right on the Design Wall Monday badge and it will take you right there.


  1. Wow! Those are amazing! I can't wait to show them to my daughter who is HORSE CRAZY!

  2. These are very interesting quilts! I've never seen anything like that.

  3. They are such intricate blocks, nice job. I think that this is going to be a wonderful quilt when finished. Nice fabric choices.

  4. Those are stunning. I would love to make one for my daughter (my little cowgirl). Thanks for the info on the patterns.

  5. Judy,this is my first visit to your blog. I loved your work. Also, I just bought the Farmers Daughter Quilt book myself, so I was very excited to see someone else doing the blocks, I hope to get started on one of my own soon. I will be checking on your progress.