20 December 2014

Now Just Disappearing Nine Patch

What happens when you cut and sew a Nine Patch  - 
Disappearing Nine Patch
Just had to post this picture again -
 it was "hiding" on the Facebook and Pinterest Posts

Just Nine Patch

Just had to try a Disappearing Nine Patch...
"Just" is the word for my Pinterest 
honoring my once active company of 
"Just Vests" 

08 December 2014

"Two Happy" continues...

Thirteen Blocks of the 
quilt "Two Happy" 
I know "quiltesse"  
completes each step
 before going on but...
I just had to see how all
 the fabric/colors would bloom
...just have fifty block to go!

01 December 2014

30 November 2014

18 November 2014

Daughters of Eve...

...all quilted! 
Thanks Cousin Doris Thompson
The Quilt Shack, Andrews Texas!
...now it's this Cousin's turn to bind it!
Common Threads Quilting
Waxahachie Texas

14 November 2014

"Something" going on...

moda Fancy Layer Cakes Squares
moda Fancy Jelly Rolls  
Spot On Peony Backing 
And to add some color; Stripes for the binding!

09 November 2014

10 Tips for Reducing Stress

  1. Get organized. Put things back where you found them and you won't go berserk looking for them.
  2. Learn to say NO. If you don't want to and don't have to - don't.
  3. Set your priorities. Endless "to DO" lists are a dark cloud over your head. Choose 3-5 things to do each day.
  4. Have faith. Prayer or reflection on our Lord and Savior will lighten the load.
  5. Let others do their own thing. You are not the general manager of the universe. Besides, the same way all the time would be boring.
  6. Give people a break. Other people have bad days, too! Be patient and tolerant.
  7. Monitor your self-talk.You create some stress for yourself by what you say in your head.
  8. Use different words. It's not a problem, it's an opportunity!
  9. Get rid of clutter. Haven't used it in a year? Toss it.
  10. Stop blaming others. Only your mind can make you angry - not things, not people.
(Source: Laura Herbert, RN, Providence Hospital, Columbia, SC.
Taken from the December 2001-January 2002  Discover God's Call Prayer Letter)

06 November 2014

Daughters of Eve..

...pictures of the finished quilt; with exceptions. There is not a dove and olive leaf in the center; there are no zigzags around the center block; there are no words "Be still and know that I am God." ...all that was in the original pattern. I acknowledge the omissions, accept the omissions and send the quilt top to Cousin Doris in Andrews to do her magic with the awesome machine! 
"Daughters of Eve"
Common Threads Quilting
Waxahachie Texas

19 October 2014

Simple Sixteen 1930's Christmas Quilt COMPLETED...

...and ready for Jingle Bells!
Machine Quilted by Doris Thompson
The Quilt Shack, Andrews Texas
 Peppermint Candy quilting pattern
Pattern and fabric from
Fort Worth Fabric Studio
Design by Lindsey
Pieced by Yours Truly
Scrappy binding attached with zigzag stitching!

08 October 2014

Grandmother's Flower Garden

This quilt top was purchased in the Fort Worth area some years ago. It is all finished now with its unique binding and all the beautiful quilting by the Methodist Quilters.

27 September 2014

14 September 2014

Simple Sixteen 1930's Christmas Quilt to date...

Simple Sixteen 1930's Christmas Quilt
coming together
Thanks Fort Worth Fabric Studio 
for this kit of Cheer!
Dovie Crenshaw's 
Fostoria Iron Model 188  ~1950
In daily use at this house!

06 September 2014

Simple Sixteen partial block...

...a 1930's Christmas Quilt
 from Fort Worth Fabric Studio
 by Linda Weight
...more partial blocks, the backing and great fun to work with!

16 August 2014

"Black Tie Affair"

"Black Tie Affair" pieced for Billy 
 Designed by Margie Ullery, Quiltmaker Jan/Feb '14; pieced by Louise Hart Crenshaw; machine quilted by Doris Thompson; fabric from Fort Worth Fabric Studio

12 August 2014

...from the past

Quilt top purchased in Fort Worth Texas some years ago...
now in the Methodist Quilter's quilt frame...

10 August 2014

"Quilted Memories"

"Quilted Memories"
Mystery Quilt #2 Designed by Dana Followwell 
Common Threads Quilting Waxahachie, Texas

04 June 2014

Texas' Nine Patch

Quilting by the Methodist Quilters Colorado City Texas
Quilt named by daughter Cathy
GKs and GGKs call me Texas!