Saturday, May 30, 2015

Flag Block - Revisited

Thought I would do a little Revisit Post today - Back in 2010 I designed this little block for all of my smaller scraps .... I made another quilt from the blocks .

Here is the original Post with the pattern and the Block

Free Flag Block Pattern

For one 9 inch block you need:

1 - 3 1/2 by 4 inch Blue Square
2 - 1 1/2 by 9 inch Red Strips
2 - 1 1/2 by 5 1/2 inch Red Strips
2 - 1 1/2 by 9 inch White Strips
1 - 1 1/2 by 5 1/2 inch White Strip
1 - 2 inch by 9 inch White Strip ( this is the very bottom strip)

AND!!!  HEre is the Quilt!

Isn't that just a fun way to use strips and squares ? 

Did you know that Flag Day is June 14th?

Feel free to use and share this pattern ;-)

Friday, May 29, 2015

Raffle Quilt

This is a Raffle quilt for a guild in Haxtun, CO.   It was such a fun one to work on. The group that make it made the house blocks to represent the houses they live in, or grew up in.  I loved that concept!

Isn't that a neat concept?  To quilt your own house??

and of course - it was plaid - 
I was in Heaven!!!

Each house block was quilted differently!

And of course - 
the BACK!!!

What texture!!

Thursday, May 28, 2015


He is Such a Flirt.... and wishing the Corn would grow ;-)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day

While I know that Memorial Day is to Remember those who have served and passed on - we have an awful lot of Military that were never Remembered when they came home.  And so - Quilts of Valor gets to honor them - and Remember their service to our Great Country:

Ps - the Gentlemen on the far left is not running from the photo - he needed a chair

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Scrappy Saturday - RSC 15

Oh yes!!! I did!!! I took March. April and May's RSC colors to me cell free , text free, wi-fi free weekend - and I FINISHED them!!!  Lots of happy dancing was a goin' on - and I might have told everyone.... that I was CAUGHT up....

Oh ya!!

Here you Go - lets do Purple first - just because!!

I think there were 24 Purple blocks
and now - the purple 30's stash is

And now lets do green
And now it is all stitched

There were 15 Green Blocks
and now the 30's Greens are

And Yellow - that was March I believe
There were a gazillion yellow blocks
(Okay maybe 26)
and now the Yellow


Whoot Whoot.... please hold off on June for a minute though.... let me bask in this progress!

Linking up to:
So Scrappy RSC
Show off Satruday

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Moose - and Project #5

I saw a MOOSE!!!! Yay!!! I have looked for moose. I have seen signs of Moose, I have heard that Moose exist..... yet they continued to elude me.... often....... until... NOW!!!

Here She is!!!!  A Moose!!!!!

and then I went back to work on my projects - 
because really - I am a one ( ish) track mind person....
if I really NEED to be.

I pulled out my project, and my pieces
and the book that the project was in
( Atkinson Designs
9 Patch Reunion)

I started making Progress

And more Progress 

and Ta - Da!!!

My finished Flimsy

aka - 
Project #5


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Quilts of Valor 2015

Good Wednesday Morning!!

It's the Weekly Quilts of Valor Show!  So.... I had some questions about what this is - so I thought I'd fill you in. I am the coordinator for QOV here in Colorado - along with my fabulous Western State coordinator Melody!  We have a grand ol' time with all these awesome quilters - Honoring our Service Veterans touched by War with a Quilt of Valor - and you all!!! These quilts are LOVED!

I know it is NOT about numbers - but this year alone Colorado has been able to honor over 200 Veterans.  And I love to show off the gorgeous quilts - so that is why I do a weekly Quilt show!!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty!!

This quilt was made from the block drive blocks that we did here on the blog
( a little note - we had enough of these blocks to make over 100 quilts)
It was quilted by Jimmie in Colorado

This one was made by the Columbine Quilters 
and Quilted by Jimmie
I so LOVE this block!!!

Another Beauty made by Columbine Quilters
and quilted by Jimmie

This quilt was made by the boy on the right. He made it at school with the help of
the Trinity Quilters.  The man on the left is the Veteran 
he got to present it too.
( I LOVE it when that happens!!!)

Our worker bees!

This quilt was made by Cynthia B in Colorado.
She made it in honor of her Father

The next two quilts were made by Debbie Y in Colorado
From start to finish.

These two quilts will be going to a Warrior Retreat
I know they will be loved! 

My son ( the middle tallest one) worked with his NHS
and they made a Quilt of Valor
He was able to present it to a Vietnam Veteran

And because it's my blog:
My youngest presenting a quilt he and I quilted together
to an Iraq Veteran

This Quilt was made by Margaret 
and quilted by Kathy and Sue

This one was made by a Red Hat Crafty Group
and quilted by Kathy and Sue

Hope you enjoyed seeing today's quilts!!

And - your daily dose of smiles!!

If you are looking for a new Quilt of Valor pattern to start 
I have a link for you:

Go forth and Quilt!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Project Number 4

During my Radio Silence - I started and finished this little top - I call it "Project #4"

This is called Strip Tango 
It is a free pattern from

And the colors are so different when it is on a Black floor


A Cream Floor


So - that is Project #4 
I challenged my self to see how many things I could finish up

Monday, May 18, 2015

Chevron Design Wall

I might have gone "Radio Silent" for a few days - and I LOVED it!!! There was No Service.... No Cell, No Texts, very Very Very limited Wi fi....

Of course, I hit the cell zone on the way back and boy did the phone start dinging... that was hilarious... I wasn't sure what to answer first... Texts, Calls, or Email.....

So.... I got a lot done.... and here is one of the projects I started...

It is those Chevron Blocks - that are the Tutorial from MSQC .... Here

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Colorado Monument part 2

We headed in to the canyons and oh my:

The rock formations - oh my!

and the colors. A couple of you have suggested using the photos as a basis for a landscape quilt.

I am interested ;-)

Photo bomb!!

it is so amazing to me the differences in this state !

Isn't that a beautiful snapshot of my son?   
I have no idea why he decided to hide ....

Cuz this young boo boo.... is at it again!!

PS... I will have quilty stuff to show you Monday - I might have rebelled about the dinner thing
and stitched.... oh ya!!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Colorado National Monument

We might have been off hiking again....

And since no one has told me that a quilt blog can't go hiking..... are you ready??

We went to Colorado National Monument.
It is West of Grand Junction - over on the western edge of our state.

The views are breathtaking 

And my kids are nuts.  While that youngest one thought he was being funny - the dad was maybe 15 feet away ready to grab him!!

I just love black and white - 
the colors change so much 
( and I still pretend I am like Ansel Adams)

The terrain is crazy.
My oldest runs through this area
( like miles - and its all up hill - he is wierd that way)

My guys

Someday - when we look back at these photos - I am going to show them to his kids
And remind them that their dad was a HUGE goof, and to get a photo without goofy faces, bribery is always involved!!!

Scenery is always amazing - but the clouds.... so cool!

I then we headed into the canyons....
I have more photos.....