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


Jeanie said...

Yes.....your certainly have been busy! Thanks for showing us all of your lovely creations!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I can see why you haven't been blogging, you've been too busy sewing!! What a wonderful show and tell of quilts!!

Carla said...

Wow, my friend. You've been sewing up masterpieces. I'll have to come back to absorb more. It's an awful lot for me to take in all at once. How I've missed you.

Carla said...

Wow, my friend. You've been sewing up masterpieces. I'll have to come back to absorb more. It's an awful lot for me to take in all at once. How I've missed you.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow you have so many great projects! I have missed you.

Quilting Babcia said...

I loved your show and tell, especially that left-brain quilt! You've accomplished a lot during your blogging absence. Wish I could say the same, lol!

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Wow dear friend! You HAVE been buy! They are all fabulous finishes! I did miss you in blog land and I really miss you in Texas land! It's getting cold up here this week! :(

Josie McRazie said...

It's great to see you! Your grand illusion is beautiful!
I keep trying to convince people that the hand binding should be the best part of the quilt! It is by far the most intimate part if the quilting experience! It is a time to reflect (especially if it is a gift and you know who it is going to!!)
it also means that all your hard work is coming to an end!!

Doniene said...

I have missed you!! I was just thinking about you the other day. I do keep up a bit from the guild posts, though!

As always, your quilty projects are absolutely wonderful!!! You are such a talented lady!! By the way, congrats on the blue ribbons from the Abilene Quilt show!!!

Blessings and hugs!

Raewyn said...

Wow you have been busy - what a fabulous show and tell!

KaHolly said...

You certainly have been missed! All of your quilts are gorgeous. I was tickled with how you came up with the name for your quilt made from leftovers. Glad you're back! XO

allthingzsewn said...

I agree with everyone else, busy and beautiful. I know after all the work shown it is weird but I absolutely love the cross wall hanging. Would love to do this for Easter. It looks like some of it may be applicade. How about a tutorial down the road? Ok, guess spell check isn't working, that's as close as I could get. Glad you are back. Miss the goings on there. My computer went down about the same time you got busy. Cause Your beautiful bull was the last time I was on line. All the pets doing ok? We lost Buster (the pit) other than that we are fine.

the girlfriend gap said...

I have missed you. Loved seeing all of your pretties : ) I think my favorite is your retreat quilt and the cross.
Trying to get back in the sewing swing here. Very little sewing this summer : (
Happy Fall. Your sweet sewing sister in Christ.

Mary Ann said...

GLad all is well in Comanche. This was a wonderful show and tell. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You have been busy! Lots of lovelies!

barbara woods said...

lost you for a while but found you on 'justusquilters' following you now

Carol said...

I was thinking about you and thought I'd check in at your blog. I somehow missed this post...dang it! Looks like you are keeping yourself very busy. You look marvelous sweet friend!