Friday, July 12, 2024

My first Just One Thing Churn dash quilt and .......Finished ( or not) Friday!!

Remember my April *Just one Thing* Churn dash? You don't ? Heck fire - I thought you remembered everything about me haha!!  Just kidding - I can't remember what I am doing half the time.

But this quilt is needed now - so I have it all quilted up and Bound and washed and I LOVE it. 

The backing is a super cool Yellow paisley - the wind was trying to help me take photos!!

You might notice my panels are in a different place? We made a *fenced in * yard off of my back patio for my dog. We are testing it to see if we like where we think we want the fence to be ( makes sense right? )

There was no rhyme or reason to the Churns - I just used 5 - 5 inch squares from my scrap bag to see what I could come up with - and I really like how colorful it is. Funny thing - as I was making it I started to think of a particular family, and each time I worked on it I thought of them (I prayed over them)

So now it is all washed and will be going to them. Turns out - they are going thru a little struggle in life and I thought this might cheer them up. Cross your fingers. 

A close up of the quilting - Kinda Funky!!

I like how it seems certain quilts sort of tell you where they need to go. 

And now!!

It is your turn!!
Whats been happening this week?
Get anything Finished? Moved ahead? 

Show us your progress!!!

PS Thanks for all the great advice on what a Kind size quilt should be - I have some measuring and then Designing to do!!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

King Sized Quilts

 Talk to me Goose.... How big does a King size quilt REALLY need to be?

Serape Weave Made and Quilted by me - just cuz you need a nice photo ;-)

I have been quilting some amazing King Sized Quilts for Clients recently ( seriously - it has been a run on King Sized - I think I am on my 18th one this year!! LOVE it!)    - but they all range in size -

  •  96 x 100
  • 100 x 100
  • 115 x 115
  • 120 x 120
  • 100 x 120
When I ask google the size of a King Mattress I get 76 x 80 and so I measured my bed - because!!! I got a King sized bed last year, and now it needs its own quilt.... mine is 76 x 80 in

Do I really need a 100 x 100 sized quilt for it? If you have one that is that big - how do you like it on your King? Does it fall to the floor?

I am kind of thinking 86 x 90 would be a good size - but then - am I right??  

Talk to me Goose!!! Explain to me!!

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Tuesday, July 09, 2024

Birthdays, golfing and wine

 My husband always likes to thank everyone for the gorgeous Firework displays to usher in his birthday on the 5th of July ;-)

And we always like to spoil him - he very rarely gets a day all about him... so we try!!! ( of course, I still make him do chores ha ha)

We started his day riding horses, and then... headed off to the Golf Course!!

He Skunked us... but we had a blast. Well actually I won - but that's because I cheat and play best ball... I kind of pretend I am a pro that way.  Really K won ;-)

I had been doing some searching online and I accidentally came across a Winery in Eastern Colorado - so you KNOW we had to try it out. After our golf game we headed over here!

They had this great mural in front - and a QUILT block on their barn!! ( and I forgot a pic of it - bad quilter!!)

it was their anniversary party - so you pre -bought  tickets and included in the ticket was a bottle of wine, this is the one we chose to have while we had our dinner. It had a coconut taste to it - it was AWESOME!!  Kind of what you think Summer should taste like


Its a family run business. The husband is the Vintner, the wife the business manager, the Daughter the Tasting room manager and Son in law is the chef.  This is what he made for dinner - Pulled Pork and Street corn and oh my - it was awesome

Even helped me make mine Gluten free!!!

it is a beautiful little place, you sit outside ( or in) and you are among the alfalfa, the grapes and the corn - Totally loved it... came home and sat on our deck.....

Not a bad day - and I think K thought it really was all about him ;-)

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Monday, July 08, 2024

Patriotic *just one thing* Churns

Back in April I decided to do a Just One Thing Churn Dash quilt - as in I made just ONE Churn dash a day - and then the end of April I had 30 blocks and bam!! A quilt was born ( You will have to come back Friday to see if I finished ..Quilted and bound... it or not!)

I was messing around in my squares and scraps, and looking at the custom Quilts I need to make this month, and I thought - I am going to do that again - with my Reds and blues, and use that as my Leader/Ender for these custom quilts...

Here is where I am!

Okay - for real - that is where I was on Friday as well.... Somehow the weekend got away from me ! 

I am thinking I will do my best to make as many as I can and them figure out how I want it finished!

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Friday, July 05, 2024

Your a Grand ol Flag - your a High Flyin' Flag..... and !! Finished ( or not) Friday

Hope everyone had a great 4th!!! Ours started out cool - so we got all the horses ridden!! It was awesome!!

And funnily enough - I actually have a Patriotic Finish for today!! That was not intentional - I swear ( I am really not that organized) but I like how it worked!!

I made these blocks Many years ago - I even have a Tutorial for them!

Flag Blocks  ( oh my gosh - it was 2010!!!!)

I am not sure if I had these blocks in the top at that time or not, but one of my goals is to work thru my To Be Quilted pile - and it was this ones turn!!

I sashed them with a Medium blue....
Bordered them with Red

Quilted it with Spiked Stars...

And Voila!! A finish for a Patriotic Holiday!!!

its kind of great to watch my to be quilted pile go down....

Hope you all had a great holiday - but! still remembered to finish something!! 

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Monday, July 01, 2024

What an AMAZING Weekend

 I'm exhausted, I'm ramped up.... I want to sit, but I want to make more.... I'm overwhelmed, and I am amazed.... this month - and specifically this weekend has been CRAZy!!!


Was an amazing morning !!

With over 200 veterans in attendance we got to award 11 Quilts of Valor to some very cool Veterans !

It’s and honor and a privilege to wrap these beautiful heroes in their Quilts, but it’s even better when I get to hug them as well 🥰

My amazing group of quilters sure make some of the most gorgeous quilts !!


Sunday was a pretty incredible day for me ❤️

We were able to honor 5 veterans in my home church ( Kersey Community Church) with the award of these Quilts of Valor

It was super special to me to be able to hug and recognize the military service of these great people , but to do it in front of the people who pray for me , support me and my family , and are so very important to me , made the presentation a little more personal and …… nerve wracking 🤣

These ladies and gentlemen served their country and are some of the best !!

Such an honor to recognize them right before Independence Day 🇺🇸🇺🇸 

and then 
Sunday afternoon
QOV Sew day - and check out some of these quilts!!!

Jeri taught our group how to make these friendship star blocks then She and Olive set them in a quilt top. and Jeri quilted them.  Clare bound them!!

TWO whole amazing quilts!! I love them!
And the teamwork that goes in to making these!!

A super cool eagle panel quilt by Ethel.

and we spent the day stitching on a new QOV - pattern to come soon - that I designed, and the awesome Deb made some embroidered blocks for - it looked so great!!

Don;t you just love weekends like this? I want to start stuff today - but! I am on Beef Deliveries today... so while I am delivering you know I am making lists right???

PS - did you see all the amazing links ups from Finished (Or not) Friday? can't wait to dig in and do some reading tonite!!! FONF post