Dots & Poppies

Day Three

I am exhausted!  I worked carefully all day trying my best to match-up all the points, square-up all the squares, press all the seams flat, and line up the boarders and the results were beautiful!I started the day sewing the triangles together and then pressing the seams open.  Normally … [Continue reading...]

Day Two

Well, well, well I got a lot done today!  I spent about two hours in the morning doing more handwork on my Shoofly before getting dressed and heading back to my sewing machine.  My first task of the day was to organize the strips that I cut yesterday for the two Day and Night quilts.Then I … [Continue reading...]

Day One

This morning I meet Brenda at the quilting store in Maple Creek, The Cats Meow and we discovered a new awesome thing... chocolate bars!  They are like a charm pack but 5”x2.5” and they are wrapped like a chocolate bar!  I also bought a new moda charm pack, “Pure” and one called … [Continue reading...]

Packed and Ready!

Well, here’s my sewing room after I packed up all my stuff!  I’m leaving in a hour... yet somehow I found time to make this post!My trunk is full and my back seat is even fuller after I decided to squish in my office chair!  After all, who wants to be uncomfortable while sewing for 4 days … [Continue reading...]

Sew Many Treasures

Some of you may be wondering where I shop for my patterns and fabric.  There is a lovely quilt shop in the Co-op Mall called Sew Many Treasures.  My mom’s good friend Brenda opened this shop several years ago and it has become my favorite place to visit!  They always have lots of new … [Continue reading...]

Dexter Emmitt Vaugh Betker

My friend Tennille had her baby yesterday!  Dexter was born at 7:01pm on Monday October 11, 2010; he was their little Thanksgiving turkey!  He will be Chris’s first son and little brother to Danton.  I got to spend an hour with Tennille and Dexter this morning giving him some hugs and … [Continue reading...]

Figgy Pudding

This is the Christmas quilt that I sewed last year.  I made the quilt top in November 2009 and finished the quilting myself this fall.  I used free motion quilting and quilted garland onto the trees and made patterns and stars inside the boxes.  I love the way it turned out!  … [Continue reading...]

Christmas Shofly

I got this pattern out of a magazine that my mom bought.  It is a traditional quilt square in a huge format.  Shoofly (also known as Monkey Wrench) is a traditional design from the Underground Railroad time period.  Normally this square is made to be 12” by 12” while this one is MUCH … [Continue reading...]

Ring Around the Posies

I began working on this quilt in November 2008 at the first quilting retreat for Sew Many Treasures quilt shop.  It was a pattern from The Quilter magazine (November 2006) made with large paisley, dot, and floral print fabric designed by Kaffe Fassett.  I finished the entire quilt top … [Continue reading...]