Sunday, January 18, 2015


The last two months have been quite busy for me!  I managed to make 14 Christmas Stockings with #15 almost complete (I know, it's January 18th).  #15 was something I wanted to try and then will send to my sister for our business, CaDi Corners.

Once those were done, I put together a baby quilt for a young couple in our church who had their baby a bit prematurely earlier in the year.  Here's a photo  (made with Lily and Will the green and browns):

Not the greatest photo.  The quilting was all cross hatching and I used a pretty green thread.  It looks awesome in person!

 I finished up a quilt my friend Kim, and I had started a couple of years ago.  I saw a photo of hers completed and hanging on her wall in a Christmas picture she had sent - I think two years ago.  I have had the top done, but needed to get it quilted, bound, and hung up!  When we decided to do this quilt, we had seen the photo in a magazine and thought it would be neat to do double blocks and share.  So, here are some photos of the finished project:

I love to look at the quilting from the back.  Every other block has a snowflake pattern my sister digitized for me.  Those blocks were all done on my embroidery machine.  The rest were done free motion.

This is the quilt hanging on my wall.  Guess I need to work on spacing the clips better to have the "hang" look right   :)
I had done some mending and brought my "baby" in for a tune up and cleaning.  I dropped my machine off on a Saturday knowing I was traveling for work the whole next week.  They said it would be done in a week.  Well, on MONDAY, I received a call saying my machine was ready.  Boy, was I shocked. So of course, as soon as I landed in Phoenix on Friday, I got my car and went to the sewing machine shop to get my girl!!!! 
My goal for this year is to FINISH PROJECTS and LEARN HOW TO FREE MOTION QUILT BETTER WITH MY DIAMOND DELUXE!!!  As much as I would love to have a long arm quilting machine, it just isn't in the plan for quite a while.  Why not figure out how to do all those marvelous things with the machine that I have???!!!!
On the family news side of things, I have another daughter (Megan) getting married this year!  YAY!  Looks like a June wedding (It will be hot here).  Kimera graduated with her AA in English Literature.  YIPPEE!!!!  Louie had his gallbladder out before Christmas and was sanding down our picnic table the next day (ugh!  He just would not listen to me to take it easy!  Besides that, with all the surgeries I have had, he made me look like a total wuss with his overactive-ness after his!)
I hope to be a little more organized and blog regularly this year ALL YEAR!
My current project is a quick little baby quilt.  I saw one made up like this in a local quilt store a while ago and thought - No reason why I can't do one!  I will post photos later in the week when I am done.  I will also try to get some photos of the Christmas stockings posted too!
Projects to do by the end of the month:
1.  Finish making masks for the grandkids for Valentines day
2.  Put together a bag with some of the fabric CaDi Corners purchased
3.  The little quilt mentioned above
Projects for February:
1.  Husband's friend at work is having a little girl and he asked me to make some of my cute little quilted infant bibs for them  -  I will most likely do 4.
2.  Daughter has been asking me to make Gabe a backpack (he is 2)
Now for those of you who read somewhat regularly, I am asking you to keep on me so that I can get it done.  I have decided this will be the last quilt that I will pay someone to longarm.  I want a custom quilting job done on this.  I also would like to have it all completed before Megan's wedding as Nick and Kathryn will be coming out for that!
Well, enough for now!  I hope you all have a wonderful week!  Please feel free to leave comments AND be sure to visit!