Sunday, September 13

Oregon or Bust??? Maybe not...:(

Might not make it all the way to Oregon and northern California.  More fires have broken out.  Stay tuned to where we will end up!  Only 5 more days!!!!

Monday, August 17

The Oregon Trail ........ Leon and Patt's Most Excellent Adventure!!

Coming soon!  Our trip to Astoria, Oregon and beyond!  We are finally going to take our trip to the west coast, hopefully before it drops into the ocean.  I must confess, I'm a little leery after all the talk lately by scientist that the "big" one is coming on the western seaboard.  I have always wanted to see Astoria, Oregon every since I saw the "Goonies" years ago.  I fell in love with that town!  I'll be posting photos and experiences along our journey. 

We leave September 19th!!!! 

Friday, June 7

Finally finished the two quilts for my dear friends in Omaha!  Only took me 3 years to get done with them.  Ha!  Probably a good thing since my quilting has improved so much in the last year, the quilts turned out great.   Here is the Miss Rosie pattern "40T".  It was a fun quilt to make and the longarm stitching turned out great. Not that I'm bragging, but I was very impressed with myself after doing this one!

Then there was this one! Oh my!  This was the hardest quilt I have ever done.  It is a Texas Lone Star.  It was like piecing a puzzle.  But after it was all put together I was very proud of the results. It really turned out beautiful!  The quilting was a challenge for me but I did it!

Monday, March 11

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Quilt Raffle

My sister, Kaye and I have decided to sign up for the April 20-21st Houston Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in honor of our sister Beth.  Beth was diagnosed with a small tumor in her left breast this past May 2012.  She has since under gone two lumpectomy's and will be finishing up 5 weeks of radiation this Wednesday.  In order to raise money for the event I have donated a quilt that I did last year as a block of the month class I taught in my quilt guild a couple of years ago.  I have raised $1,806.50 so far in donations.  I finished the quilting on it last night.  I still have the binding to do but should have it done this week.  I can't wait to find out who will win this quilt!  It is one of my favorites!
This is the top of the quilt.  It is laying on top of my husbands pool table with all the lights off and only the afternoon light coming in from the side windows.  This lighting captures the shadows the quilting makes.
Here is the back.   It's my favorite!

and one of the blocks,

This was actually my first attempt to do massive feathers in a quilt.  I have always been afraid to do them but they aren't really as scary as they seem.   Once you do the first one the rest get easier and easier. 

Monday, May 21

May 21st - Boy's Baby Quilt

Just got this one off the frame.  I like the quilting on it. I thought I'd do these all over cresent curves on this quilt because there are no real blocks in it.  I almost cut the pictures apart and framed around them but decided at the last minute not to.  I like it the way it is.  I hope the little boy I made for will too.

This is the back.


A cowboy!

Wednesday, May 16

Quilting 101

Here is a quilt that I did for a customer that I thought I'd post.  I really liked this quilt because some of the fabric within consist of fabric that had at one time belonged to my Mom.  It has pieces of her "stash" in it!

I quilted it freemotion with flowers, leaves and swirls.

I had a lot of fun quilting it and remembering my Mom! 

Grandbaby #7

Introducing Grandbaby #7:   Miss Madeleine Marie Dickerson
Born:  May 9, 2012
Weighed 5 lbs 7 oz
She's tiny, tiny, tiny! 
I love her, love her, love her!!