Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Inspirational....




 I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Monday, October 27, 2014

My Design Wall ....

For the first time in months I have something on my wall that isn't about a wedding quilt.  LOL
And since two of my female Grands are now married .... that means I now have two new guys added to the family.  
And that means I have two more snuggles to make for them because everyone in the family gets a snuggle quilt made by me.

Since Alivia & Brett's wedding was first this year I decided I'd start on Brett's quilt first.  And for that guy it could ONLY be about John Deer!
He is an engineer and works at John Deer in Waterloo, Iowa ....  he collects John Deer miniatures ... and he lives and breaths John Deer.  So it's only fitting.

The fabrics weren't as easy to find as I thought they would be ..... but I did eventually get enough to make the quilt kinda scrappy.

Soooo   after much pondering about a pattern I eventually settled on my favorite.  
What else but Tumblers!! 

 I'm still pondering the border(s).

And now since it's that day of the week again..... I'm linking to Judy's Blog

I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Sunday, October 26, 2014

My Hexie BOM Update....

Yes I'm behind!!  Very behind!  Four months behind actually.
But I did manage to finish one more design from the Hexie Blog.
I think this one is June.


 And I'm now working on July.
I'm linking to Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday.

I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Friday, October 24, 2014

2nd wedding quilt.....

On October 4th our family celebrated the second wedding this year.  Jess & Grant were married in Joplin.  Jessi is our granddaughter.  She chose a Gatsby theme for the reception and for the wedding her bridesmaids wore Taupe and the groomsmen wore black.  And then she added a touch of red .... Her lips and the red roses she carried.  The wedding ceremony was wonderful and the reception decorations were beautiful.   Sorry I don't have any pics to show you so I'll just move on to the quilt I made them.
The morning after the wedding a few of the family gathered in one of the rooms and the newlyweds opened the gifts that they received at the wedding.   Since Jess knew which gift was from me she wanted to open it last.    And of course they love it!!  lol

I originally made some of these blocks as a paper pieced BOM mystery from Carol Doak.   I needed several more blocks to make the quilt larger so when I made more blocks I reversed the colors and added a bit of red.   

Jessi, Grant and his mom are admiring the quilting that shows up so well on the black backing.  I had the Quilt Bugs use a gold thread.   So glad I chose that ..... It's gorgeous!

They love the label I added.

May I present the beautiful Mr & Mrs Conrad 
with their wedding quilt made with LOVE!!  


I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Back again .... Maybe

I think this is the longest I've gone between posts since I started my blog.  I'm not going to bore you with all the reasons why I haven't posted.   I'm just going to move on from here and act like I haven't been gone for weeks.

So let me share the two wedding quilts I made for my granddaughters and their new hubbys.

First up:  Alivia & Brett   They were married in July and the weather was just perfect.  Her bridesmaids wore Coral and the guys wore dark chocolate brown.  All of her decorations were lace & burlap & Baby's Breath with touches of gold thrown in.  This is the brides mom (Gina) putting together all of the vases of baby's breath.
 
Alivia wanted a mini-light background for the head table and after checking the rentals (and the sizes available) her dad said he could make one.   Bigger & better!!  lol
Soooo he made three panels each measuring 9 ft tall and 12 ft long.   We ordered satin fabric for the back and organza for the front and they strung Christmas tree lights in the middle.
Here is the work in progress.  Dan & Stuart (my son & grandson) hanging the lights while the brides aunt and I are making sure they do it right.  LOL  


We were stripping the satin to trim the top edge.
The bride on the left (Alivia) and Brett's sister.  

Then they were ready to hang the
wedding wreath with their initial on it.

This is the finished backdrop.
Dan did a mighty fine job!!
As they start their married life...



I so loved making this quilt for them.  I used wool batting since they live in Iowa and their winters are a little ..... wintery!!  

Next wedding quilt installment coming soon..... Jessi & Grant


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