Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ebony Love - Quilter

The first guest at The Quilt Show taping on Monday was Ebony Love. (She said not to google that unless you type "quilter" after it!). You can find out more about her at:

She was a fun, enthusiastic and delightful person. She talked about making quilts using die cutters and dies.  They also kept feeding her Twinkies - you can find out more about that when you watch the show!  She is a singer too, and they played one of her songs - very fun lady :)

All of the quilts pictured here are quilts she made using her Sizzix die cutter.

This quilt was made using Downton Abbey fabrics, as she is a huge Downton Abbey fan. (I need to make my Downton Abbey quilt!!)

She showed three different techniques for making quilts with die cuts:
Raw edge fusible
Turned edge fusible
Of the three, I think I liked the turned edge fusible best.

I really like the orange quilt to the left of Megan in the photo below....

The picture below is the back of this quilt.  She said she doesn't waste any fabric - just uses it for the backs of her quilts!

After the taping of her show she gave away a Sizzix die cutter and some dies to this lucky lady!  Fun, fun show!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

I'm Back!!

I enjoyed a fabulous long weekend in Denver with my husband, one of our sons, one of our daughters and our granddaughter!
One of the things my daughter and I did while there was go to a taping of The Quilt Show!  I've done this before and I enjoy it so much I keep going back!  This is the first time my daughter got to come with me.  We had a great day and met up with my friend Lori there also.  Fun, fun, fun!

I will share more about who we got to see and what they taught in future posts.  Megan was picked to go watch one of the segments being filmed in the control room - she said that was pretty awesome, once she figured out what was going on :)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sew Savvy

Last Saturday I went to Sew Savvy at Hi Fashion.  Following are some pictures of show and tell items brought by the members of the group.  Pretty awesome!  Like these American Girl doll clothes!

A machine embroidered Easter egg!

These travel bags are amazing. I'm tempted to make one - it's a class offered at Hi Fashion. But... I need to finish some other projects first...

By the way - HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!!  I hope you're wearing GREEN :)

These feathers were quilted with rulers - what??

Hope you have a great day!!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Busy Week!

It has been a busy week!  Partly because I've been working on Woodland Whimsy and trying to get all that I could done on it before my final finishing packet arrives sometime next week.
Following are some pictures of the embroidery I've been adding in the sashing and setting areas.

Below is a picture of what the top half looks like so far.  This has been a really fun project to work on and I'm getting excited to finish it!

Hope you all have a great weekend and squeeze in a little quilting time!!

Monday, March 12, 2018


My daughters enjoyed a painting day together this past weekend!  Looks like a ton of fun and their artwork is beautiful!  I'm a proud Mama :)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Little Bits

Wednesday I went to my miniature quilt group meeting - the Little Bits. Besides great company and show and tell (see Susan's art quilt above!), June taught everyone how to make these Wonky Stars.  Always a fun time with this group!!

June is really a fantastic teacher.  She puts a lot of time into the preparation and makes everything very clear and understandable.  She teaches classes for Sunset Slope Quilter's Rendezvous and everyone raves about them :)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Woodland Whimsy

I am starting to fill in the sashing spaces on my Woodland Whimsy quilt. It's a lot harder to embroidery in the middle of a quilt rather than just on an individual block!  I am happy with the way it's turning out though :)

Now here is a smile to brighten your day!!  Have a good one :)