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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Rosie the Recycler

This quilt is about 20" x 28". This was my other entry for the "Going Green" challenge. I used mesh lime bags from the produce section, beer lids, pop tops from cat food cans and old beads. This won 1st place in the competition.

Green Moon

This quilt is 18" x 22". It was for the "Going Green" challenge. I used metal washers, pull chain, cut wine corks, cording, and old beads to create the image. Everything is in shades of green.

Knitter's pouch

I finished the knitter's bag for my friend, Susie. You carry your ball of yarn in it. It has a hole in the bottem so the yarn can come through. The handles fit over your wrist so you can easily carry it as you knit. For the more coordinator knitter, you can walk and knit at the same time.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Emma's Jumper

Knitted my granddaughter a jumper for her birthday. She will be 3 on November 20th. We are meeting her in Nashville to celebrate. They are driving from Arkansas.

Blue bowl with scarab

Finished another bowl. I am now in my "blue period" . Should have another one done by the end of today.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fuller's Teasel

This was a pattern that I bought at American Quilter's Society conference in Nashville several years ago. It appealed to me since we have Fuller's Teasels growing all over our property. As usual I did not stick to the pattern so it has my twist to it. The colors are much more vibrant than what shows in the photo. Probably should have used Tommy's camera.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wrapped Bowls

These are made with a black and white batik. I added a little red on the large one. The small one has some blue with some fabric left sticking out for fun.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Batik Purse

This is my latest purse. Diane Banke gave me the floral batik for my birthday. I added the others to make my purse. I found a wooden piece to a violin in my stash of found objects. I love it for the fastener closure.

Monday, September 14, 2009

My 3 grandchildren

As you can see I have been very busy this weekend. I have not quilted Emma yet because I do not have purple thread. Off to the quilt shop.

Portrait of Peyton

I saw this method on Quilting Arts TV. This was a standard assignment for my high school art students. They had to paint a self-portrait using 3 values of a color. Why didn't I think to do it in fabric?????

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Isaac and Eden's room with my quilts

This is a photo of the Trish and Joseph Rhodes' nursery. Trish painted Curious George on the wall. When they posted the photos of the nursery, I was thrilled to see my quilts in the cribs.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Large Fabric Bowl

This bowl was made by wrapping the batik fabric around clothesline cord that I got at Lowe's. It is much sturdier than the other bowls and therefore much larger.

Fabric Bowls

I have gone a little overboard with making bowls. I bought a bag of batik strips from Batiks, ETC. They are the perfect size. I wrap the fabric strips around cording using a glue stick to hold them at the beginning and the end of each strip. When the length of cording is complete, I zig-zag it together on the sewing machine.

Mary and Boak Moon

This is the quilt I made in memory of my mother and father. These were photos of them when they were dating and newly weds. There are included a couple of love letters from daddy. They were married. August 4, 1940. I hope by making this quilt some of the grandchildren and great grandchildren will know a little bit about them.

More Kid Clothes

This is another outfit that I made for the grandboys. This one had crayons on the fabric so I recreated them on the t-shirt. You can see the front and the back.

Kid Clothes

These are new play clothes for the grandboys. I saw the pants at the vendors in Knoxville. I used a pattern from Walmart. It is very difficult to find solid color t-shirts. I ordered these on line, I re-created the motif that was on the fabric. The snakes continue around the t-shirt so I have shown the front and the back. I used fabric markers by Crayola. They are wonderful to work with and the stay bright after washing.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Trish's Twins' Quilts

These are the quilts I made for a former student, Trish Rhodes. One quilt has light blue background and one has yellow. Trish is expecting twin boys. The baby shower was suppose to be this coming Sunday. It has been postponed since the babies arrived yesterday (July 28th). They were a little early, but everyone is doing well. Welcome to the world Isaac and Eden.

Pillow case projects

These are pillow cases that I made for my grandchildren. The soccer players are for Brayden and Bricen. The paper dolls and butterflies are for Emma. I also made Emma a pillowcase dress. This was a kit that I picked up in Knoxville at the AQS convention. It is made similar to the pillow cases or you can use a purchased pillow case.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Snail's Trail

This is the finished quilt that I started two years ago. I took a class in Nashville on making the snail's trail in the fast lane. It wasn't as fast as I had hoped. There were 96 squares for the queen size. It just took a lot of will power to stay with this project. Bric and Janette loved it. I gave it to Bric for his 33rd birthday which is on the 24th. I am delighted that they will enjoy it.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

New Purses

I found another purse pattern that I have been working with it. It uses 3 fat quarters to complete. These are great for your cell phone and bare neccessities.

Kelly's Quilt

Graduation quilt finished. This is much brighter than it photographed. I will give it to Kelly on Friday.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Colorado Wedding Ring Quilt

At the Pieceful Mountain Quilt Retreat I worked on this quilt. It will be a queen size when I finish. I ran out of one of the fabrics so I lack one row finishing. I will be searching for that fabric this week. Hopefully the quilt shop where I bought it will still have some.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Invisible Children

There are thousands of children that are being stolen in Uganda and Darfur. They are forced into these radical armies. Their treatment is horrific. We are watching this happen year after year. A new movement has been organized to rescue these children. I just had to make a quilt about this dire situation because I feel so helpless. Sometimes I wish that I had the intestinal fortitude to do more. I am not sure what that would be. Then I think about the children I see at school who live in poverty. I can do something to help them and in some small way I do. It just never seems like enough.

Quilted Mah Jongg Boxes

I finished these boxes this weekend. I found a kit on the discount aisle at Walmart. It had the pattern and the stiff interfacing to construct the boxes. I used some fabric from my stash to complete them. Even had some mah jongg tile buttons for the top of the larger one. I will use these to carry all my winnings from the mj games. LOL

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rachel's Quilt

This is a table topper that I made for a friend's retirement. She taught high school English and Spanish. I hope retirement will be wonderful for her. I forgot to take a photo of the quilt before I wrapped it. Then I remembered that I had shown it at the quilt meeting last week. There was this photo on the guild website.

Monday, May 18, 2009


My son, Peyton, has been working on a new series of paintings. I gave him a piece of fabric and he drew one of his "Emotional Real estate" works on it. I quilted it and enhanced it with more color using fabric markers. This is such a happy visual image. It is like opening one of those trick boxes where all the spring loaded forms pop out. When you are filled with happiness and excitement, this is the visual image of how you feel. Enjoy!!

Recycled Fish

This is an example of using recycled items in a quilt. The quilt is about 18" x 24". Incorporated in the composition is a piece of netting that is usually a bag for lemons. I found bottle caps and can lids in parking lots. They had been run over by cars for quite some time. These became some of the "rocks" at the bottom of the river. I had some angelica that appears as plant life. The glass "stones" were glued on to the wallhanging.