Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Perseverance is the Word of the Day!!

This is what I saw on my walk this morning! 
The lesson for me is - when you're stuck on something or trying to do something difficult or challenging - keep trying!  Don't give up!  And have a GREAT day :)

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day!!

What a beautiful day it was to remember all who have served our country. I am very thankful for the freedom we enjoy, because of those who served.  It was wonderful to see so many flags flying in our community today - what a lovely sight!
This quilt won 2nd Place in the Quilting Treasures Quilts of Valor Challenge 2017.  It was made by Julie Bauer from Ogden, Utah.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Happy Holiday!!

Putting on the Ritz
Pieced by Klonda Holt
Quilted by Dorie Hruska

Rainbow Star
Pieced and quilted by Elsie M. Campbell

Jolly Aviatrix
Pieced by Ellen Simmons
Quilted by Jane Hauprich

Pieced and quilted by Katherine Dossman

3rd Place Babylock Embroidery Challenge 2017

Poco Loco
Pieced and quilted by Ann Horton

1st Place Babylock Embroidery Challenge 2017

Sweet Millefiori Meadow
Pieced by Karin Crawford
Quilted by Kim Peterson

1st Place Riley Blake Designs Fabric Challenge 2017

Crossings 3
Double Cross
by Janet Tranbarger

Are you quilting this holiday weekend?  Or spending time in the great outdoors?  Whatever you're doing, I hope you're having a great time!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017


More inspiriting quilts from the UQSM show in SLC!

Mason Jar Bouquet
Pieced and quilted by Deana Steel

Hand needle turned appliqué and reverse appliqué.

When the Stars Come Out
Pieced and quilted by Diane Wingo

Amazing machine quilting on a longarm.

Winter's Night
Pieced by Elise Larsen et al
Quilted by Kim Peterson

This quilt was a round robin with Elise's friends!

Plates on Lace Napkins
Pieced and quilted by Dawn Larsen

3rd Place Custom Quilting

Barbara's Circle
Pieced by Beth Nufer
Quilted by Clem Buzik

Honorable Mention

Pieced and quilted by Amy Sandidge

Friday, May 26, 2017

I Love This Time of Year

I just can't get enough of the flowers in our yard.  And they smell SO good!  Luckily my husband is such a great gardener because my thumb is not so green....

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

On to the Raccoon!

I received my second Woodland Whimsy block in the mail this week and today I got started on it.  Is this not the cutest little raccoon you've ever seen?? :)

More UQSM pictures!

Joseph's Mission Quilt
Pieced and quilted by Karen Schellenberg

Bye Bye Rubic Cube
Pieced and quilted by Inger Blood

Doesn't this quilt look like you could fall right into it? It was inspired by the Op Art of Victor Vasarely.

Check Out My Beauty
Pieced and quilted by Kris Orton

(I really like this one :)

Into the Westward Sun
Pieced and quilted by Bethanne Nemesh

"The quilt features original drawings, free motion quilting, and individually made beaded piping trim with prairie point binding."

3rd Place Art Innovative

Wildlife Park
by Katherine M. Dossman

Mesa Verde Cliff Palace
Pieced and quilted by Kathy Adams and Joanne Baeth
(Original design based on a photo by Joanne Baeth)

Honorable Mention Award

Hunters Bounty
Pieced and quilted by Tami Graeber

Pieced and quilted by Karen Litvinchuk

"Iridescent organza was used to achieve the look of cut-glass vases..."  The machine quilting is pretty amazing on this quilt!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle...

We LOVED The Lion King Cherrywood Challenge quilts displayed at the UQSM in Salt Lake a few weeks ago.  Too bad you cannot better see the expression on my granddaughter's face in the photo below, it was a visual feast for the eyes!  Nothing like she had ever seen before! As you can see, a lot of them were displayed at her eye level too, which made it even more fun.

I didn't take pictures of all of them - just a few.  If you get a chance to see this exhibit somewhere, it's well worth it.

"Our luscious hand-dyed fabric was the inspiration for quilters to take a challenge fit for a king! Participants were inspired by the stunning artistry, vibrant colors and exhilarating choreography of Broadway's Award-Winning Best Musical THE LION KING.  We are thrilled to be working with Disney Theatrical Group on this project.  LION KING will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary in November 2017. They would like to display a selection of quilts at the Minskoff Theater on Broadway overlooking Times Square!  Over 300 entries were received!  The quilts represented a wide variety of techniques, interpretation and skill levels - all held together by the cohesive color, size and suede texture of the fabric!"

Look at the little landscape scene in his eye!  I almost missed this little detail - one of my daughters had to point it out to me.

THE LION KING is the second Cherrywood challenge, the first was WICKED.  The third challenge is VAN GOGH and those quilts are due by August 1, 2017.  I may have to check into the challenge in 2018 - it sounds fun!  To read more about them go to: