Friday, April 30, 2010

April Quilt Group

It's been a really busy week for me, but today was the reward- our quilt group meeting!

First up, Denise's adorable pin cushions made from an upcycled sweater and scarf. So cute, and low calorie too!

Nan said this quilt gave her fits trying to keep her blocks arranged as she sewed. It' amazing how challenging that can be! But it was worth the effort, and check out the scalloped border too.

I've told you before about the Happy Valley Grange. They surprised us with an award for our community service! Nan attended the luncheon and program where we were honored, and she shared the details with all of us who couldn't attend. Thanks Nan for representing us!! (And the Mister too!!)

We decided to have the placque travel from home to home so we can each enjoy it... we all thought it was very sweet of the Grange to show their appreciation for our efforts to , as it says on the award, be a ..."Servant of the People".

More quilt group to come!

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Family of Friends

This redwork is a quilt from the Quilter's Annonymous Show...

I love the story of this- it's the work of friends and family...

I don't have a family of quilters-(though my sister is starting a quilt with me this week!!)
But I do have a "family of friends" who share with me! My quilt group is one of my families, and new blogging friends are also a part of my quilting family!

I'm working on a few more "And Still Counting" blocks for Caron. (A block for every American killed in Iraq, and a knot or bead for every Iraqi killed. Like I've said before, isn't war just a bad idea??)

And look what she sent me!! TEN more blocks for our American Hero Quilts project!!! (Quilts for injured veterans, to let them know we remember them.)

Caron and I both would love to have you join us! Our projects are different, but we both are doing what we can.  I'd love to hear about your projects too- what are you doing to share your heart with the world? (Maybe I can help you with yours too!!)

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Yellow, White, and Green

Have a Wonderful Day!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Three Dollar Quilt

I hate to see things go to waste. But I love to see things used in creative ways- where the results are far greater than the parts... This quilter made great use of  a wonderful find!
(And the perfect quiilt for Earth Day!)

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Featured Artist

Remember the Quilter's Anonymous Show from a month ago? I have a few more posts about some of the work I saw there.
The featured artist for the show was Linda Tellesbo, a local award-winning quilter.

She excells at pieced and whole cloth work.
She also embelleshes some of her quilts with machine embroidery.
As you can see, her careful attention to detail is off the chart!

Make it a wonderful day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Twenty Gifts and a Giveaway!

Look what I got in the mail.

I'm so excited.

Twenty- that's right TWENTY blocks from Emily of Creative Chicks!!  (why is this not posting as a link? I don't know!!)

THANK YOU so much, Emily, for the beautiful contribution you made to our American Hero Quilt project!!
If you'd like to make some blocks, there's still PLENTY of time!
(And YOU don't have to make so many... unless you want to, that is!)

And in other exciting news, check out the giveaway over at
Robin's giving away an immersion blender- a way cool one!! Since I didn't win over at Pots and Pins, maybe I'll win this one! (And if not me, maybe YOU! And you'll let me borrow it, right??)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Magenta Stalks

Have a Wonderful Day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Chains and Braids

The Irish Chain pattern's been around a long time. But this classic looks fresh in black, yellow, and white.

 Dawn, a member of our quilt group, is working on this beauty.

 And Janet made this braid patterned quilt-so soft and pretty!

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Quilt Group Hexes

Here are a few more from our last quilt group meeting. LOVE these hexes by Lori!

And this Flower Garden is a beauty by Marsha. (We love seeing all the works in progress, and since most of my quilts remain unquilted, it's a good thing, or I'd rarely have anything to share!!)

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Green & Brown for Molly

The Green & Brown Circle Quilt is finished. I'm happy with the way the colors worked together on this baby quilt, and Molly is excited to give it to her new nephew when he arrives!
Thank you Terry for the beautiful machine quilting!

I'm sorry to say we didn't win the giveaway over at Pots and Pins, but Nan thanks all of you who visited her blog and entered. (I may be asking for a stick blender like that for Mother's Day...It would be much easier instead of spooning hot soup into my regular blender to puree!)

Pinky update- My granddaughter went to the hand surgeon who says he's hopeful her fingertip will grow back! (I know-it sounds like lizard tails!) I did a little on-line research, and apparently it can happen- the younger the child, and the smaller the loss, the more likely. At 7, and with her losing about 3/8 of an inch of her finger, she may get it back, including her fingernail. Aren't bodies amazing?? (And have you made sure your window blind cords are out of reach of children and pets? ) 

Make it a Wonderful Day!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Feathered Friend

Have a Wonderful Day!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nan's Give Away!!

Nan, the leader of our little quilt group, is hosting a give away! She's been sick, so she decided a giveaway would make her feel better. A Hamilton Beach Hand Blender, and lots of other cool stuff!!
Go enter right away, you only have until Friday at 5pm PST- and in your comment tell her you came over from Make It a Wonderful Life. If you win, I'll add a surprise to your prize!!

(Can't get this to be a link for some reason! But go there anyway!!!)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Three Quilts in the Snow

These are some baby quilts I've made over the years for my grand girls.

We had a great time visiting with our family over Easter. It was snowy in Utah, but no matter, it was WONDERFUL to be together. (Other than a trip to the ER with our oldest g-girl, who lost the tip of her pinky finger in a window blind cord accident!! She was so brave, and is doing well. I'll spare you the details... and we know it could have been much worse...But a reminder to everyone, blind cords are DANGEROUS!!!)

Make it a wonderful (and safe!) day!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

He is Risen!

Have a Wonderful Easter!