Holly cracks me up!

Holly has really grown up to be a hilarious dog! She makes me laugh and fills my heart!

Kathleen’s Vintage Lace Quilt

You can see why I had to make this quilt, this is Kathleen’s Vintage Lace Quilt. I love how she did her’s in solids it really gives it a modern feel. The quilting design she chose is called Modern Maze.

Vintage Lace Quilt

The only problem quilting for customer’s is the inspiration I get from their beautiful quilts! My customer Kathy showed me this beautiful Vintage Lace pattern by Lo and Behold and the next thing I knew I was ordering all the fabrics! I’ve never been great at piecing but I love how this turned out. Quilting design is Luminosity, I love the texture and colors.

Lots of quilts and a new puppy!

OK so the real reason we finally decided to take the plunge and buy a new house was really so we could get a puppy!  On June 20th we brought our new baby Holly home. I had no idea how much work and how much fun it would be! We made some mistakes like allowing her to sleep in our bed at first, having to wash the bedding two days in a row put a stop to that.  She is so sweet and funny, it’s really brought our family together as we all share the responsibilities. Thank God for the crate, she is already sleeping in it all night without a sound.  I’ve managed to keep up with all my quilts as usual and I welcome even more business! I have attached just a small sample of some of the beautiful quilts my customer’s have made.  Gotta go snuggle with my pup now.

Bluebird

I have to admit that since the Pine Needle closed in March business has been slower than usual, steady but slower.  I learned how to quilt at the Pine Needle and miss all the Pine Cones and all the referrals.  Since I had a free weekend a few weeks ago I pulled out this scrappy quilt top I made ages ago out of Cotton and Steel Bluebird fabrics.  To be honest I didn’t really care for it but I don’t like having unfinished  projects.  I used one of my favorite designs called Waves and Pearls.  Not only did I get to use up a bunch of fabric making the backing but now I have a really beautiful quilt that I love!

Double sided beauty

Renee’s mother started this quilt and never finished it, she said it was just too much grey.  Renee took it on and turned it into a double sided beauty.  I love her grey batiks mixed with the Essex linen and the splash of peach.  The quilting design is Peacock Feathers.

Yvonne’s beautiful quilts

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Yvonne emailed me one day out of the blue and said she follows me on Instagram and wanted to know if I would quilt for her.  As you can see her quilts are absolutely beautiful and it’s a pleasure to quilt for her.  Her Summer Sampler blew me away, the fabrics she chose and her piecing was perfect and I love how the quilting Dizzy Izzy adds so much texture.  The last quilt she made for her soon to be fiancé and it’s a gift for him when she visits him in Germany.  I can’t wait to see what she sends next!

We bought a house!

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I can’t believe it! We finally bought a house!  Well I can now after moving both my sewing studios to the new house today and my back is killing me! Fortunately it’s only about a half mile from the current house so don’t worry I haven’t gone far! The machine moves over this week and the big move will be in a couple of weeks. It’s so much work to move, how did we get all this stuff?  I know it will all get done knowing me, at record speed, but it’s one box at a time.  I can’t wait for all of my wonderful customers to visit!  I love my new studio, I can’t wait to quilt all your beautiful quilts!