Delays

Well, it’s been a few weeks – and was totally unavoidable!  My dog had to have back surgery and then my parents went out of town and I had to stay at their house to watch the dog.  Haven’t had time to get back to posting here.

Yesterday was my birthday and my wonderful husband got me some of the quilting books I wanted.  ABCs of Longarm Quilting (Patricia Barry), The Ultimate Guide to Longarm Machine Quilting (Linda Taylor) and Make Money Quilting (Sylvia Landman).  I asked him if he was trying to tell me something 🙂  I bought a Mini-Pinni quilt frame by The Grace Company last month.  With everything that keeps happening I haven’t been able to go upstairs to practice and learn how to use the doggone thing!  I’m hoping to be able to spend next weekend sewing – with my machine on the frame I can’t even do piecing right now!  Prior to getting the frame I spent an entire weekend and used lots of stash on 5 different items – 2 table runners, a table topper a lap quilt and a wallhanging (pictures below).  I wanted to have things to practice on – unfortunately I’m not even to a point where I can quilt those items!  I’m still trying to figure out how the Sure Stitch works!

          

I always have some kind of hand project around that I’m working on, the current project is John Flynn’s Wheel of Mystery kit with Fossil Fern Flannel.  I bought it at half price in California last year and decided to do it all by hand.  I’ve got all the pieces put together into 3’s, now I need to start combining them into blocks.  It’s different to be using pre-cut blocks, but they are very nice for doing hand work!  I like having something to sew while we are watching a movie or our tv shows.  Usually it’s something cross-stitch, but I really wanted to work on something different.  If I ever finish this one, I might get another to do – not sure yet.

More Pictures

In 2005 we were building a new house.  Since we were spending soooo much money on the house my husband and I decided not to get each other anything for Christmas.  However, I decided I wanted to make him a quilt for his office in the new house.  I embroidered blocks of different items that he likes or things that we liked to do together.  I went to at least 3 stores before I found the airplane fabric – my husband has his general pilots license.

In 2006, my mom wanted us to work together to make a quilt for my sister for her birthday.  Since she loves ladybugs we couldn’t help but make a lone star quilt out of ladybug fabrics!  Why a complicated quilt?  It wasn’t!  We used QuiltSmart Interfacing to make the star and it was so easy!  So easy that we also made a patriotic lone star for over my mantel!

I have more, but I’ll post them later!

Old Stuff

I have so many projects I’m working on that I don’t know what to post about first.  So I thought I’d post a few pictures of previous projects. 

The first picture is of a quilt I made for my husband’s grandmother – fondly called Meemaw.  I printed pictures of various family members on fabric and stitched them into this quilt.  Thank goodness I made it when I did, she only got to enjoy it’s warmth for a year before she was taken from us.

 

 The next 2 are pictures of quilts I made for my girlfriends girls.  They are simple in design, but it was a perfect pattern to showcase the novelty fabrics.

           

More to come later……need more posts for tomorrow 🙂

 

Welcome!

Welcome to the new home of Kelly’s Kwilts!  The blog is specific to my quilting and crafting – not the same as our Graceland Happenings blog.  I always have some kind of a project in process – in fact, I currently have 5 WIP’s right now!  I’m still working to get everything setup the way I want, so the look of the site will change as time goes on.