Friday, February 27, 2015

Bertie’s Winter Complete

Bertie's Winter

I’ve been working on a wall hanging from Bonnie Sullivan’s pattern Bertie’s Winter although I’ll be glad when winter is over with all the snow we’ve had the last two weeks. This is another kit from Mountain Creek.  It includes flannels that looks like wool named Maywood Woolies.    There was enough flannel in the kit  that I cut out two sets of each of the appliqué pieces so I could give one set to Karen.  I used Heat and Bond Lite to trace the appliqué pattern pieces onto and then adhere to the background before sewing on.  This is a raw edge appliqué pattern and the flannel held up very well without fraying before being appliquéd on. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Scrappy Double Slice quilt top finished

I had a bunch of grey and yellow fabric scraps left over from the Big EZ quilt I made a few weeks back so I decided to make a scrappy quilt with them.  This is the double slice pattern from Missouri Star that is for layer cakes but it is an easy way to use up multiple scraps also.  The youtube video can be found at 
Made with scraps from this quilt.
BIG EZ top

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Swedish Hearts

Here’s a little Valentine’s Day quilt that can be hung on a wall or used on a table. It is made to look like the paper Swedish hearts we made as kids.

Swedish Heart Quilt

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Quilts of Valor National Sewing Day

Today was Quilts of Valor (QOV) National Sewing Day.  Karen and I joined the Knoxville group in sewing quilts for veterans.  We were lucky enough to witness a veteran receiving a Quilt of Valor. Leo Bean served in the Navy in World War II. The presenter thanked Leo for his service and for being a hero then presented him a quilt that was Navy themed.  He appeared very touched by it. 

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Timmy’s Walnut Bowl


My brother Timmy made a bowl for my birthday using walnut that was our great grandfather’s, Oliver Houston Herrell.  It is just beautiful and so special.  I love it!    He even made a lid for it that fits perfectly. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Judith Egan Quilts


Long-arm quilter Judith Egan finished my friend Karen’s quilt.  When we went to pick it up, Judith showed us a few of her quilts and wow what a treat.  Judith is a member of the Village Quilters and a custom long-arm quilter.  We saw her work at the Tellico Village quilt show last fall and were very impressed, she is a true artist.