Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Salutations !

 I've been gone, but I hope not forgotten. 
It's been very quiet here at More Stars in Comanche, but I have certainly been keeping up with all of you, and I have been busy in the sewing room. I'll get you caught up with all of my projects so this post has a bunch of pictures.
 Most of the pictures are from my quilt guild meetings.
I've done some collage art getting ready to share the how to's with my quilt guild members in November.
Remember  Quiltville's Grand Illusion 2014 Winter Mystery Quilt ? This is my version of it, back from the quilter's house....I bound it by hand (something I'm not fond of doing)
 Then in August I went to a quilt retreat with these lovely ladies. 
 This is the quilt pattern we all made at the retreat. Even though we all had the same fabrics, each quilt looked very different. I intend to straight line quilt this myself some time soon. 
A precious woman and her daughter sat across the table from me....sewing curves was a challenge for some....once in a while the woman would look over at her daughter and say 
" Is this a right brain activity?"
 So out of the left over fabrics I made a wall hanging called "Right Brain"...lots of straight line quilting, yoyo's and vintage buttons. Picture quality is not good I know...maybe better ones someday. 

 And one called "Left Brain". I used lots of fun stitches that are on my Janome and some hand quilting. I quilted it in a circular design.
This is a BOM that I participated in at
 Quilts With a Heart Quilt Group in 2014. 
It's called Prairie Rose, and was designed by The Quilted Moose

 I was given 3, shall we say vintage (all torn up) Southern Belle quilt blocks, (the brown, blue and white, and greenish ones) and asked to applique the edges down. I ended up making three extra blocks (the pink, red and aqua ones) and decided to make the quilt for the lady. This quilt and the ones the other lady made were auctioned off in a craft sale with the proceeds going to help our local nursing home. 

 This is 5 of the 10 or so charity baby quilts I've made....just trying to use up fabric that's been in my possession for WAY TOO LONG
 This is my TV quilt. I made it from Edyta Sitar's "Jelly Bean" fabrics and the 
 pattern is  Rail Fence from Missouri Star Quilt.
That's it for the most part....! I'm glad you stopped in ! I missed you all !
God bless you

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Stars Over Abilene.TX

Last weekend was the Stars Over Abilene Quilt Show
I drove 80 miles on Wednesday to deliver my 3 entries, and then Saturday I drove back over there to pick them up. I went early that day so I could see all the quilts in the show. 
I had told Ranchman, that this year I wouldn't win a thing with my artsy quilts because, most of the quilts in the show from the past few years have been more traditional.
Boy was I surprised that both the "Black Hills Bison" and the "As the Deer" 
had a first place ribbon ! 
It's a wonderful feeling when you find out people like what you do.
They are both for sale on Etsy. 

I've been working on a Saint Bernard collage of my own design, it's been a slow go. 
I will keep plugging away at it and it might turn out to be my best masterpiece ! 
You never know !

What was my third entry ? 
No ribbon, boo who !
May you be blessed beyond measure.

Monday, June 1, 2015


 Someone very dear to my heart is graduating from the 8th grade.
 Not deserving of a car (4 more years,....maybe )
but, deserving of a quilt made by grandma !
Size 12" x 14" 
Fused art applique
Freemotion and straight line quilting, fused binding. 
This was the first time I used the oil Paintstik which becomes permanent after it's heat set.
The rubbing plate had a neat texture that I mimicked on the vase with quilting.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Surround Yourself with Friends

Ranchman's dog woke me up to go outside yesterday morning about 4:30 am....argh!
 When his business was done, I tried to go back to sleep, but couldn't.
 I laid there thinking about where I was going to go to buy a birthday gift for my friend.
Her birthday is today..... but her little party was yesterday. I finally decided to get up and make it. She loves my collage quilts....so I made one for her.

She is such a special lady and I love her to the moon and back, so a  heart quilt was the perfect thing to make. I used fabrics by Bari J, Anna Marie Horner, Kaffee Fassett, Carole Lee McMullin and Cotton and Steele among others. The word fabric (Surround Yourself With Friends) is by Julie Comstock..... what a perfect sentiment to put in a quilt for a friend !
I quilted straight lines with my walking foot and finished the edges with a zig zag stitch......time was running out !
size 11" x 14 "
By 9:30 am I was finished with it and it was time to hurry and get myself ready.

  There are 4 of us that get together to celebrate our birthdays at the restaurant of our choice. We have lunch, exchange gifts and usually sit there 3 or more hours talking and laughing.
(No we never get run out of the restaurant !)
We are getting together again next week at my house to have a sew day.
I am excited to SURROUND MYSELF WITH FRIENDS  once again !
Happy Birthday LaTrelle, may God Bless you richly !  

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lucky Winner

I am the lucky prize pack winner of the Colorful Fabric Collage Blog Hop, which is celebrating this new book by  Sue Bleiweiss 
It was so neat because I had just watched her on The Quilt Show April 13th ! 
Sue creates her colorful, wonky quilts from her own hand dyed fabrics that are reminiscent of coloring books.
Photo by Sue Bleiweiss 
And this is what I won from Sue!
2 1/2 yard package of Mistyfuse, a sampling of Aurifil threads and a stack of 10″squares of Sue's hand dyed fabric!
 Her book is available at Amazon and Interweave.
I am happy dancing today !
Have a blessed day