Sunday, August 30, 2015

Time flies when you're having fun

Been awhile...
I didn't realize that I had not posted in
over a month...
time flies when you're having fun.
I have a lot to show since July.
I have been busy.
Some quilts I cannot share right now, but
My father's side of the family has a reunion
the first Saturday in Aug, so Stevie and I always go with him.
Although I don't know a lot of people, we always have fun.
Those of us that "make" things are asked to bring items
for door prizes. Several years ago I purchased a "Family" panel with some yardage.
I made this in about 4 nights and had just finished the binding when my
father picked us up.

Everyone loved it, my father strutted it around the room for everyone to see.
The oldest member attending (age 94) picked it as her door prize.
I had several request to make more but I could not make them understand
I can no longer buy the panel.
One man told me I had set the bar high, he will be waiting to see what
kind of quilt I bring next year.
And of course our family name.  I forgot to take a picture
 on the label I made for the back, had the name and date and a little saying.
I also made about 6 of these journal covers.
I thought they would be a hit but ended up being the last items picked.
I also finished a wall hanging for Barbara that goes with the
(she calls it the big green star quilt)
bright green bed quilt she made and I quilted.
Here is a picture to refresh your memory...
By the way, the big green star quilt won first place at the Wilson County fair.
Her  Arboretum quilt also won 1st place at the fair.
Here is a sneak peek at the wall hanging. 
 It's finished I just haven't delivered it yet.
She also had me quilt her grandson a quilt,
Another sneak peek
Not really a t shirt quilt.  I'll explain what it is when I post the finish.
This wall hanging is still on the frame but should be finished tonight,
well if I get off the computer LOL!.
I want to make one of these, but I know I never will,
I don't have the time to do all of the hand stitches.
Is this not cute? I love it!!
Crabapple Hill pattern, I think that's right.
In addition to all this LA quilting I also pieced two wedding quilt tops.
All of my quilting is freehand on my APQS Millie.
Thanks for sticking with me, promise to stay more up to date.
Remember you can click on the picture and make them bigger.
Have a good week.


  1. Wow! you've been busy!! :) Love your quilting!

  2. Wow, you have been busy! They're all beautiful.

  3. Beautiful and congratulations on the recognition at the county fair! You do such nice work!!

  4. I am not surprised you have not blogged you have been so busy making beautiful quilts etc. Good to have a family reunion, I fear these days families do not keep in touch, ours is very guilty of that, I have 3 brothers and a sister and rarely see any of them mind you my sister is on Australia

  5. That is some gorgeous work you've done there and congrats on the awards. I can't wait to see more.

  6. That family reunion quilt is magnificent and how fitting for the oldest family member to receive it.

  7. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous. I can just see a proud dad strutting you piece around. It is stunning and how fitting the oldest member chose it-an heirloom to pass down the family hopefully. Man I ask if you stitch in regulated or non-regulated stitch? Your work is absolutely amazing.

    1. Thank you, Marlene. Answer to your question...both. The ruler work I usually use stitch regulated but feathers. background fill, pebbles, etc I use non-regulated.

  8. Woohoo!! Diane your work is always extraordinary -- thank you for sharing it with us. And that Family wall hanging - what a lovely touch. You are a sweetheart through and through - so fun to see your dad be proud. You go girl - xo - Karen

  9. Boy, oh boy, your quilting is fabulous! I love looking at your photos as they make me drool! Thanks so much for sharing your work; it's really just lovely and very inspirational.