Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Winter Snow Storm

These images are taken out the front door. It's snowing like crazy and the wild turkeys are feeding out of the bird feeder again! The second shot is looking down the driveway. Yes, we have wild turkeys, they come for cracked corn when I call turkey...turkey...turkey. They come right up to me almost within reach and wait for a hand out. Last winter we had more than 60 staying in our woods the entire winter. If I yell at them to get out of the bird feeder they just sass back with a gobble gobble gobble! A lot of fun to watch but it does smell a bit like a barnyard in the spring!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Boot Scoot

This pattern was in a Quilter's Newsletter magazine approx. 1995. I machine pieced this and it was machine quilted by Bonnie Bosma.
Bonnie quilted all kinds of interesting shapes in the white areas to add more interest that don't show up in this photo.
This is still one of my favorite quilts.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Two quilt tops still waiting to be quilted. I made both so long ago that I can't even remember.....maybe 15 years ago? Or more! It's about time they get quilted!

My first all batik quilt. I was afraid to use a lot of bright colors in a quilt but after this one....I'm addicted! Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Bonnie Bosma.
Pattern from the book Succesful Scrap Quilts.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Lucky Stars

This is the most recent quilt I have made (2007). Machine pieced. Machine quilted by Bonnie Bosma. 75" x 90" I love the colors....it is colorful!

Pattern is Atkinson Designs.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Warm and Cozy

This is a pattern purchased from Barb Carroll of The Woolly Fox. A design by Carol Endres. I hooked this rug at a workshop in Arrow Rock MO with Barb Carroll October 2001. I love this rug. It's actually of 3 of my cats that are no longer here. Smokey is on the left and Luke is on the right. 2 male cats that couldn't behave while outside, looking out the window. I added the small cat to the left of Smokey. That's Gizmo, their mother. She was a very good cat and was allowed outside to play! The pattern is available at http://www.woolleyfox.com/

Monday, November 24, 2008

Woodlands Quilt

A quilt pattern by Waltzing with Bears. This quilt I made in 1999-2000. Machine pieced with embroidered alternating blocks. The embroidery is hard to see, a moose, bear cabin etc. Machine quilted by Bonnie Bosma.

Barn Quilt

A quilt pattern by Country Threads. I made this quilt in 1995-96....not sure. Machine pieced and machine quilted by Bonnie Bosma.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

House and Horses

I hooked this rug in 1995. 20" x 33" It was my 3rd rug. Designer unknown. Hooked with a #6 cut.

Chicken Quilt

I made this quilt sometime around 1994. I still smile when I look at it. Something about the chickens! Machine pieced.

Machine quilted by Bonnie Bosma.

The Teton Range, Wyoming 2007

While in Wyoming, we took a side trip to the Tetons for my birthday. Stopped in Jackson Hole for a buffalo burger and a little shopping. Can't think of a better way to spend my birthday!

Big Horn Mountain Range, Wyoming

Some day this will be our new home. Love that view!

Dresden Plate Quilt

This is my Dresden Plate quilt. Made in 1992 using Aunt Gracie's fabrics. The dresden plates are hand appliqued, blocks are machine pieced.
Machine quilted last year by my favorite quilter, Bonnie Bosma. (Yes Bonnie, it's still waiting for the binding!)

Antique Dresden Plate Quilt

This is the only remaining quilt that my Grandmother made approximatly in the 1930's. It appears that several flour sack fabrics were used. Machine pieced and hand quilted. This is my Grandmother, Cecelia born on Feb. 7, 1892. Wouldn't she be amazed to see her face here!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Postage Stamp Quilt

I started this quilt after going to my first quilt show. I just had to make a quilt! This is made up of 2,989 squares 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" each. This was made before the rotary cutter was introduced. Each square was traced around a cardboard template and cut out with a scissors, the old fashioned way! Machine pieced, hand quiled.

Pineapple Antique

Designed by Barb Carroll. 23" x 43". Hooked with a #8 cut. Barb's website is http://www.woolleyfox.com/

1930's Baskets

1930's reproduction fabrics. Made in 2004. Machine pieced and blanket stitched. Machine quilted by Bonnie Bosma. I made this quilt to go in the same room as the Aunt Gracies quilt. Sort of a 1930's theme for the guest room.

Aunt Gracies Quilt

This quilt was made in 1998. Machine pieced and hand appliqued. Machine quilted. All from the Aunt Gracies line of 1930's reprouction fabrics.

Sugar Maple

Fall Colors
A dirt road in Wisconsin lined with Maple Trees.

Our Sugar Maple Tree. It just gets brighter every year!

Pumpkin Vines

This is a design by Emma Lou Lais. This was from one of many workshops with Emma Lou. 27" x 61". Hooked with a #8 cut in 2002.
You can find the pattern for this rug at http://www.emmalousprimitives.com