Monday, March 14, 2016

Quilts for Kye and Friends

 These quilted love covers are all boxed up and headed to the Dallas Children's Hospital.
 Philippians 2 : 3-5 
One is for Kye, one for his sister and 3 for Kye to give to whoever he wants to. 
This quilt pattern is the Watkins Star created by  Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy 
This little quilt started out with 2 left over blocks from another quilt.
This quilt is for Kye who now has a new liver !
And he's doing great !
See his progress HERE
I had 4 blocks left over from a quilt I made my grandson and I thought it would be cool if they had cowboy quilts alike since they are cousins, their Great-Grandpa's were brothers. 
  This is for Kye's twin sister Keelee, also made from 2 left over blocks. 
This quilt is made from a tutorial I found over at Cluck Cluck Sew

I've been catching up on  UFO's... these 5 + 3 more finshed and quilted, also finished 2 big red and white tops going to the quilter....I have 2 more bigger quilts I'm quilting on that will go to a nursing home, and I'm finally assembling my 2012 BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop! After that, I'll put my Farmer's Wife together and I'll be all caught up. 
In the mean time I'm working on some art quilts. 
That's it for me !
May God bless you with health, happiness and a passion for Him.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Quilts for Kye

Philippians 4: 14-20

I've been given the ability to create with my hands....making quilts is my passion.
Last year I made A LOT of quilts and wall- hangings.  
I would love to do something with them that would bless and benefit someone else...
like this little guy right here....Mr. Kye Carrillo, 22 months old.
 Kye and Keelee Carrillo were born on April 25, 2014. However, Kye was born with a congenital heart defect which was successfully repaired at 3 months old with open heart surgery ....

Last year right after Thanksgiving, Kye was diagnosed with liver cancer and needs a liver transplant. 
 The family is from Abilene, Texas and Kye and his Mommy have been at the hospital/Ronald McDonald House in Dallas since then, over 190 miles away from Dad and the 3 other children.
It was put on my heart to sell some of my big quilts and art quilts to help this family out.
 100% of every sale will go to Kye, You pay the shipping. 

Collage Art For You Dear/Deer
 Size 21" x 22"  with hanging sleeve

Feathered Heart
I made this art collage quilt by cutting out more than 25 different flowers from various fabrics and precisely placing them to create this one of a kind art wall hanging. It features an echoed rain drop quilted motif with some blingy thread for fun. 
It has a sleeve on the back for easy hanging. 
Size 16" x 18" 

Prairie Rose
I finished this in September this year .
 Pieced and hand bound by me,
 Quilted by Angela McCorkle of Quilts With a Heart
 Size 98" x 98" 
 Mystery Quilt challenge I participated in with Bonnie Hunter this year.
Size 86" x88"

Cowgirl Quilt
I made this quilt in 2013 for one of my guest rooms.
It's been washed, but is in perfect condition. 
It fits a twin bed, has 2 matching ruffled pillow cases, 1 decorative pillow and 4 window panels w/2 valances go with it.  

"I Thought of You"
This one features yo yo's and antique buttons with modern straight line quilting.
 w/ sleeve for hanging
Size 41" x 42"
If you have questions or would like to see more pictures,
Post a comment below or you can private message me on my Facebook page by 
clicking this link:  More Stars in Comanche  
 I can generate a Paypal invoice for you or make other arrangements if necessary. 

You can follow Kye's journey by going to  Kye's Krew Facebook page

May God bless you with health, happiness and a passion for Him.
Happy trails !

Sunday, February 28, 2016

In Our Garden

Yeah ! I got my  blocks for the "In Our Garden" Blog Hop  made before the month was up ! 
I decide he should be a leopard frog.
 To make him a really cool dude I used mostly Kaffe Fassett type fabrics....
I think just about anything made with Kaffe's fabric is cool ! 

The creator of this blog hop, Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy is having a linky party, so this cool dude is going to enter it and see if he can find more bugs to catch ! 
Sew Incredibly Crazy
March 1st Just Let Me Quilt Carol will share the blocks she created for this hop !
May God bless you with health, happiness and a passion for Him.
Happy Trails !

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Design Whoa

This little feller is an image I found on Pinterest 
I thought it would be fun to try to recreate it with colored pencils and quilting. 
 I did, but now what do I do with the image. I cut it out like the Pinterest card.
 Wrong thing to do....what was I thinking ??
I'll finish the edges somehow and make it a card I guess. The main goal was to have fun and I did.
His little chaps turn out especially good...I used Aurifil variegated gray thread, which I love. I think they look just like the woolly chaps in the 1930's western movies ! 
Here's my whoa. I'm at a stand still with my heifer "Tiger Lily" that I've shown before  Here and Here
One of these days I hope to go in my sewing room and the creative juices will flow like a river, like what happened with this Saint Bernard. 
It stayed on my design wall for many months, then one day I went in there and almost finished it that day.

May God bless you with health, happiness and a passion for him. 
Happy Trails to You !

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Raised Bed Update

Not much to look at yet, but soon things will be green and trees leafed out...I love spring!
 Lettuce came up first, then beets and spinach. 
Still waiting on carrots and potatoes to show themselves. 
May God bless you with health, happiness and a passion for Him.