Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bee a Star

I love the pattern by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner that was featured in the August 2017 American Patchwork & Quilting magazine (page 40).  I had the bright fabrics & had bought the white fabric a couple of months ago.  The fabric is much brighter in real life.  Finished the quilt this evening and the sun was setting so lots of shadows in the yard.

The bright blue fabric in the blocks & outer border has bees with a dotted flight pattern.  I echoed that flight pattern in the machine quilting.  Simple and effective, or at least I think so.

The name of the quilt also came from the star blocks & the bee fabric.  I beelieve we are all stars!!  ((Spelling error on purpose))

Beelieve in yourself.  Bee kind to yourself & others. No one left beehind.

OK.  Enough of that.  I hope you find this quilt as darling as I do.  I beelieve (sorry) that I will put this one in my "for sale" pile.

Simple but darling pattern.

Colors are much brighter in real life.  Note the bee flight machine quilting.

Bee a Star.  Says it all.

Used the printed fabric for backing.  Really does not show how bright the fabrics are.

Oh yes, I forgot to mention the matching pillowcase.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Early Birthday Adventures

I have taken a couple of days off from my job.  Yesterday we took a quick trip to Provo to pick up some things.  We had lunch at Culver's in Spanish Fork.  Hubby's favorite when we are up north (or even down south).

Today it was a trip to Fillmore to have lunch at Cluff's.  Hubby has talked this place up for several years but the one time we went there together they were closed for the season.  He has visited the place with his motorcycle riding buddies.  After the great meal today I have instructed hubby that he can no longer go there without me (LOL).
Cluff's

Menu

Beautiful flower landscaping at Cluff's

Hubby ordered the fish 'n chips

The BEST onion rings ever!

I had the Santa Fe burger.  It was fantastic!

Came home to find these awesome gifts on my front porch.  I don't know who they are from but I absolutely love them.  Thank you Thank you Thank you

The flowers are made from aluminum cans.

Tomorrow is my birthday and I am so blessed.  I appreciate all of the cards and special touches.  I am one lucky woman.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hubster's Friend Wants to Sell a Couple of his Harleys

Yes, I am blogging about my hubby's friend's Harley Davidson motorcycles.  Roger wants to move on to something a wee bit different so has decided to let a couple of his bikes go up for sale.  You will have to contact Roger Oldroyd at (435) 896-8019 OR (435) 201-7946.










Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sassy Gypsy Girl

Well, I finally finished my super easy hourglass quilt.  The pattern was modified from one in the Missouri Star Quilt Company's magazine "Block".

This year I am using precut fabric that is in my stash.  In this quilt I used "Sassy" by Sandy Gervais; "Gypsy Girl" by Lily Ashbury; and Bella Solids; all by Moda.  The white, black, and lime green fabric came from my yardage stash.  I machine quilted it in "Kiwi" cotton thread from Connecting Threads.  The backing is cozy flannel from my stash.  I love this quilt.  I made a matching pillow case with the lime green & black fabric.

Finishes at 74" x 74"

Close up of machine quilting.

Had to have a sassy label for "Sassy Gypsy Girl"




I sewed the quilt using one of my Singer machines.  Always fun to change up machines.

I sewed the binding on with my new find from the thrift store, a lovely Sears Kenmore (which may have belonged to one of my neighbors).  She sews like a dream.


Here's hoping everyone is enjoying their Saturday.  Feels good to have warm weather.

Enjoy the Journey!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Elliott Deen Larsen Funeral

Hubby attended the Elliott Deen Larsen funeral in Monroe today.  A WWII vet's remains finally came home to rest.  Dies at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Let us never forget the sacrifices of the men and women who serve this great country.