Wednesday, December 21, 2016

211 and 211 1/2 Grant & Charlotte Christmas Eve Snugglers

Grant & Baby Charlotte will be joining us on Christmas Eve and then Candlelight Service!  Yahoo, the more the merrier!  But we can't have all The Grandies getting all their Christmas Eve "Sweet Sugarplum Dreams" snugglers and then not have some for our dear Grant and CharChar!  So off to JoAnn's I went, kind Po helping me, and then quickly making Polar Fleece/Flannel snugglers to keep them warm and toasty.


Monday, December 19, 2016

209, 210, 210 1/2 & 210 3/4 Livi Quilts Her Own Christmas Eve Snuggler!

Granny got a little, actually, a lot, behind my self imposed deadlines; what with Papa and his Quintuple Bypass, two new Grandies, and all sorts of Girl Scout buzzy buzzy buzzy bee stuff!!!

Soooooooo, Olivia decided to have a sleep over and quilt all the Christmas Eve quilts herself!  We got hers done (the big one), Ethans (the medium one) and two eensey beensey ones for Nora & Noah.

Now here we are at 9:59pm!!!!  And Livi has finished but still wants to do more stuff like:  baking, present wrapping, dancing, karaoke, tease Po, etc. etc.  But Granny just wants to go to sleep! Zzzz.



Monday, November 21, 2016

208 1/2 Polarfleece Baby Snuggler for Mike & Sidney's First Baby

Super excited to have our Texas cousins Mike & Sidney announce they are going to have a baby Summer of 2017!  Gotta get a baby snuggler to them!


Friday, September 30, 2016

208 Another Tracey B&W - She is "Getting It Done!"

Tracey is leaving me in the quilting dust these days.  Well, my excuse is the best of its kind:  one new grandbaby and one grandbaby due in a few more weeks.  I'm in the binding stage, and the shower prep stage and the holding-the-baby stage.  And don't forget September is the start up of my Girl Scout Troop... lots of prep!  Lots of fun.  Just no time for good old Millie.  Good thing Tracey is keeping her busy!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

205 & 206 Tracey Flower Quilt and Hedgehog Quilt

Tracey got two quilted quilted today.  One was a pretty Flower Garden quilt with scrappy stems and leaves for a girlfriend who's mom has had health challenges.  Tracey wanted to bring her "flowers that last!"
The other quilt is a large patch Hedgehog baby quilt.  She did some channel-lock stitching to enhance the cute critter.



Friday, September 2, 2016

204 Grandson Noah's "Mountain Adventures" Quilt

Grandson Noah is here!  Oh what joy!  Oh what bliss!  Thank you Lord, for your abundance.


Emily and Andrew painted grey-blue mountains on the nursery wall.  The theme of the the nursery is Adventure.  It is so cute.  I just love it.  I hope they like this quilt, the pattern is supposed to suggest mountains.






Monday, August 29, 2016

203 Grandson Noah's Retro Happy Childhood Quilt

I feel such a good feeling in my heart when I picture our little grandson Noah growing up alongside additional siblings and many happy cousins.  This nostalgic print is so sweet and predicts a wonderful childhood of adventures and play with family and friends!  I am thrilled to my core for our beloved Andrew & Emily!


Noah & Nora playing and picnicking together!  (I think I spy a peekaboo of Grant and Charlotte, too!) 

Yes, indeed!  There is little Charlotte playing with Nora!  Such fun!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Busy Day - Baby Snuggler Blankies

Soft, warm Snuggler Blankies.  Polar fleece on the back, cute flannel patterns on the front.  Small in size:  perfect for cuddles, stroller, car seat, etc.  Gotta have them in Mom's car, Dad's car, upstairs, downstairs, everywhere!

Noah's "Mountain Adventures" snuggler

Noah's "Baa Baa" Blankie

"Baa"

Callie's baby girl's snuggler

Noah's "I Love Mommy, I Love Daddy" snuggler

Another blue mountain snuggler for Noah

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

202 Ashley's Happy Scrappy - turquoise, orange, mustard yellow & navy blue

Our beloved Ashley, one of Sarah's BFF's, has served her as doula for all of her births.  We adore her.  She is one of the most nurturing, kind, thoughtful people on the earth.  As I watched her joyously, graciously assist my sweet Sarah in the labor and delivery of her third child... my heart shouted, "must must must make Ashley a quilt!"

It turned out to be one of my favorite Happy Scrappies due to Ashley's unique, joyous blend of favorite colors:

turquoise
orange
mustard yellow
and navy blue

As beautiful as Ashley!



I want to remember this particular quilting design.  I "stair stepped stich-in-the-ditch" then did the interior work stairstep on the way back up to the top.  Next time I'll add some additional flor de lis on the interior work as I get used to this.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

201 Marleine's Sampler Block Quilt

Years and years ago Marleine took a quilting class and made all these sampler blocks.  Then the blocks sat in a drawer, in Houston, until I chanced upon them when I visited in 2014/15.  Now that she and Dickie are coming up... I'm racing to finish before they arrive!  Bet MarMar has nearly forgotten about it.  Won't she be delighted to see her finished quilt?  I added the 16 cornerstones and all the sashing.  That should really surprise her.













I just LOVE samplers!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

200 Callies 3-Fabric Baby Quilt + Recipe








THREE FABRICS:
1. FF - Large Print Feature Fabric (floral)
2. BKGRND - Plain high contract background fabric (light pink)
3. STAR - Plain high contrast fabric for the Star (dark pink)

Cut:
FF - 9 each 7 1/2" squares
FF - 64 each 2 1/4" squares

BKGRND - 24 each 7 12" squaress
BKGRND - 64 each 2 1/4" squares
BKGRND - 32 each 4" squares

STAR - 72 each Triangles (use Marti Michell B9 Triangle acrylic template) [4.5x4.5x6 1/4]

STEPS:
1.  Sew 4 Triangles each onto all four corners of 12 BKGRND squares
2.  Sew 2 Triangles each onto two adjacent corners of 12 BKGRND squares
3.  Sew 32 Four Patch mini-blocks using all 64 of the BKGRND and FF 2 1/4" squares
4.  Sew 32 of the BKGRND squaress to the 32 Mini-4-Patch-Blocks; creating 16 large blocks
5.  Sew all rows together by following the above picture.

Future idea:  add fussy cuts to the center of the 12 light pink background squares for extra fun!


Sunday, July 24, 2016

199 Candy Day 5 - Kylie Rae

Candy is over at cousin John & Karlie's now... relaxed on their back deck under the shade sewing on the bindings of Kaiden and Kylie's quilts.  Endearing herself to those two little cousins forever! Here's Kylie's "Frozen" quilt which, I am sure, will make her dance and jump with joy!  I can just see her little face light up.



Saturday, July 23, 2016

198 Candy Day 4 - Kaiden's Cars Quilt

"Auntie" Candy is taking quilts to Kaiden and Kylie when she stays overnight at their Mimi's (Karlie's) house!  Boy oh boy, won't Auntie Candy be soooo popular!



Friday, July 22, 2016

197 Candy Day 3 - Mike & Sidney

Mike and Sidney are getting married in October!  Candy has made this gorgeous quilt for their wedding.  Today we will focus on getting it quilted!  It is a rainy summer day... PERFECT FOR QUILTING!

Smile Candy smile!  Breathe!  Relax those shoulders!

Such a perfect legacy quilt for the beloved newlyweds!


Thursday, July 21, 2016

196 Candy Day 2 - Lexi High School Graduation

Today Candy's goal is to get Lexi's Graduation Quilt done.  It is a fabulous quilt that has all Lexi's sports T's put together in a delightful, colorful pattern!  Lexi competed in State all four years of her high school athletic career!  Karlie came to help us prepare the backing and load it onto the machine.  It sure makes all the pinning go fast with 3 pairs of hands!

As the saying goes,
"many hands make light work"
and Karlie sure helped us get the quilting done fast and efficiently!


Lexi, you have had an amazing and inspiration sports career!




Wednesday, July 20, 2016

195 Candy Day 1 - Madison Grace

A cutie quilt for great grandaughter Madison Grace!  She is going to love it!

Candy & "Millie" the Gammill Long Arm machine getting reacquainted.
Madison Grace is going to so warm in this Frozen quilt.