Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Happy Thanksgiving!
to all my family, friends and fellow bloggers.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

As you know from my profile I am about to be a grandmother to "3" new grandsons. I am so tickled I can hardly stand it. One of these precious gems will be coming any minute and I can tell you that I anxiously watch the caller ID on my phone every time it rings! My son Stephen and his wife in San Diego will be having Jaxon and I made him a quilt that I gave his mother at her baby shower a few weeks back. I have posted about his quilt already but you can go Here to view it again.

Now, the 3rd grandson's quilt is already made and I can't show you it because I know that his mother will see it on the blog. That is quilt#52 and I don't know why I made it before grandson #2. Her baby shower was yesterday so now I can show you Enochs quilt. Enochs mother Ann wanted to use Tigers as her theme for the son. I had a difficult time finding anything that I liked that had tigers without all the other animals. Most of the time it would be a lion or jaguar and not a tiger. So I decided to build a quilt around a tiger print. I will admit that it really doesn't look like a baby baby quilt and I almost started over and do something else. Those who did see it that was what Ann would like so I decided to give it her anyways. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I meant to post about these cute little pumpkins a few weeks ago!
We made these before Halloween, took pumpkin family photos with all of the pumpkins that my sister, her daughter my daughter and myself made. I somehow lost the pictures, which makes me upset because we must of made at least 14-15 of these cuties. We had a pumpkin patch all over my table. I love pumpkins and I am a fan of regular ones rather then the Jack O'Lantern that you see earlier in the fall season. If you would like to see how they are made go here to get a tutorial. You will be surprised at how easy they are to make.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Blogger Quilt Festival

Decided to post a photo of a quilt that I made for my son Chase about 1-1/2 - 2 years ago as a memory quilt for his 2 years in South Africa. He sent me some fabric from South Africa with all the panels of the large animals native to the area. I held on the fabric for a while with the intention to do something when I came along a pattern to do the middle with batiks. I thought it would go quite well with the theme of the quilt. I was also quite tickled when I was asked if it could hang in a quilt display in the Gilbert Ariz. museum for awhile. Chase really enjoys this quilt and I hope it reminds him about his time there with fond memories. The interior portion of the quilt was a stack and whack type of thing, which I had never done. It was really fun to watch all the colors blend together and then boarder with the black to make it stand out.

You need to go over to Amy's Creative Side to see the Fall Blogger Festival of quilts and browse around and see all the beautiful quilts.
Enjoy! (again)
Here is my first block for my Layer Cake Sampler Quilt Along. I was going to wait and post this photo after I got a couple of the others done and then do it at the same time. But - I somehow lost a couple of photos that I was going to post on so I decided to just post this one anyways. I'll have to retake the photos and try later for those other things.
If you want to make this block - go over to Moose on the Porch and join in! Click on the button on the left side of my blog.