Suzy Quilts Sew Along

Hey Friends! How are you doing?

I’m doing ok! Still broken arm but getting a lot more use out of it. Hoping that’s not a bad thing. I go back to the doctor on Tuesday and hopefully will see a lot of healing! 🙏

I wanted to tell you about Suzy Quilts sew along with her new pattern Gather!

I was so thankful that I went a head and did mine early. There is no way I can cut out a quilt right now, but I can LongArm still!

So here’s mine all ready for the LongArm. I used all Kona Cotton solids with some Rifle Paper Co prints on the front and for the back! Can’t wait to get it done!! You should follow the link up above on the first picture and sign up! She’s offering great prizes and we are sponsoring one week with a free LongArm quilting! Yah!

So honestly things are still moving slow here with my arm but I did get a few Longarms done, including binding this week. Albeit with lots more breaks in between!

Any how I can’t wait to see all the pretty gather quilts, if your going to do the sew along let me know!!!

Have a great weekend! XO’s

Lisa

Snowman Client Quilt

Hello Friends!

We’re back up and running. Arm is still broken but I am getting less pain with it and a tiny bit mobility. Catherine is loading quilts for me and I finish them up. We worked on this colorful snowman quilt yesterday. The client picked the famous Midnight Sparkle for the edge to edge. So dang cute!

It felt really great being back working but I did have some anxiety. I mean what would life be like with no anxiety!

I don’t like to talk politics, religion, or anything like that. But I do have to say this change of power has me worried. I’m so thankful to be living in a small rural town!

Take it easy my dear friends! What are you working on this week? Whatever you do do it in love!

XO’s

Lisa

Client Quit #586

Shine Quilt

Hello friends!

It’s me again. Typing one handed but I just had to get this beauty on the blog! Isn’t this Shine Quilt beautiful? My client made this for her granddaughter. We used a variegated thread with colors of orange, pink, and yellows! We used Midnight Sparkle as the edge to edge.

We are also now taking LongArm Quilt requests for February and March. It will fill up fast so get your request in!!

XO’s

Lisa

Snowflake Quilt 2

Hello Sunday night!

Sunday night football and Sunday night our hot water tank passed over. It’s been giving us fits so it will be nice to have a new one. Unfortunately we will have to move out stacked washer and dryer to fix it. Life. It’s a never ending story of good and bad. I try to always just look at the good and not worry about the rest. It is what it is!

But look at this beautiful Snowflake quilt I got to work on! The fabrics were gorgeous. All those pretty purples I just loved! It has a pretty snowflake flannel backing and lime green binding. I love how it turned out. It was a lot of fun!

We have a very busy week ahead. I’m trying to stick to my calendar of quilts as much as I can. Hopefully tomorrow won’t be a big long ordeal at Lowe’s and I can get home at a descent time. But really it’s Lowe’s. So. Much. Stuff. I love! I’m thinking Christmas lights. A couple new plants! Oh yes! Do you like to go to the home shops? I love it. Every time I get at least one to two plants! Of course I need them. I only have like 20 in our small house lol. 🤷‍♀️

I started a new book this weekend. It is called Illusions by Richard Bach. It really hit me toward the end how we see the world and how we have so much control over that with our minds. I love books like that. I believe our minds are so powerful. I’m going to start sharing my books here. Outside of sewing my books are my next favorite!!!

We are suppose to be getting snow tomorrow and my fingers are crossed that it does snow!! The first snow of the season is always so exciting! I would prefer to be in Florida living but since we are still here than I say bring on the snow! Please!

I’m working on a Gather quilt. It’s Suzy’s newest pattern. I had really hoped to work on the top this weekend but things got away from me. So hopefully this week while I’m on the Longarm I can get it pieced!

Well I hope you have a great Sunday night. Signing off here cold in Indiana.

XO’s

Lisa

Shine Quilt 2

Hello friends!

It’s a rainy dreary day here again in Southern Indiana. That’s been our winter the last few years. We don’t get much snow anymore. I don’t miss dealing with the snow but I do miss seeing it! The beautiful white blanket across the yard!!

I had the opportunity to work on this beautiful Shine quilt that was sent in. It’s just amazing! The colors of the fabrics and the tones are gorgeous. We used a purple blue variegated thread and stitched it with Marmalade. One of my favorite edge to edge designs!

I finished up the binding on it and it will be headed home on Monday! I have three more coming and cannot wait to see them!

I was so hoping for my mental health today to get out of the house and get into the woods. I’ve been stuck in here for a few days and really needed to get away. Maybe we will take a ride. What are some things that you are doing to take care of yourself? When I can’t get out of the house I like to go to our bedroom. The door is always kept shut from the dogs and walking in there is a very peaceful feeling! I turn on my diffuser and the fan on low and read. It helps a lot!

I’ll definitely be working on another quilt this afternoon. We are working very hard to get them all back before Christmas!!

I hope you all have a great week. A great Thanksgiving! I’m trying out some new recipes so hopefully it will all be good. 🤷‍♀️

XO’s

Lisa

Legendary Quilt

Hello! It’s me again! Yes two in one day! I just couldn’t wait to post this quilt. Is it not the coolest? It’s called Legendary and was pieced by my friend Amanda at Quilt Cakes. I just love love the greens in the trees. They are so vibrant. She made this as a Christmas gift for her dad. I’m sure he is going to love it! ❤️

She picked out the pattern Diagonal Plaid for the edge to edge and she wanted it low density. I think it was a perfect choice for this quilt!

As I’m writing this I’m practically sitting on my heating pad as my femur is screaming mad for some reason. I woke up this morning anxious and had numerous errands to run. I was so thankful to get back home. Home is my safety net. With worrying about the state of the world and this dang pandemic it’s almost tipping a lot of people over. If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety I would ask you to check on them. Please. I feel myself doing a shut down which means no phone, no social media, taking a break. It seems to calm me more when I do that. Anxiety is no fun and no joke. It’s scary when your body is racing inside and you feel like your going to implode. That’s the best way I can describe it.

So tonight I’ve shut myself in our bedroom where’s it’s nice and quiet. I have lavender in the diffuser and chai tea to drink. A good book and hopefully some good sleep tonight and I’ll wake up feeling better! Tomorrow is a busy day and that is so good for me too. I’m very grateful for my work!

Tell me how you take care of yourself during all this uneasy in the energy. I hope your doing good. Hang in there for dear life. It has to get better soon!!

XO’s

Lisa

Knitted Star 2

Hello Friends!

It’s Monday here and I’m feeling all the Monday blues. Lack of motivation is real so I’m pushing myself. I did get three quilts ready to go to the post office. That was a good accomplishment! I’ve got our menu planned for next few weeks. But other than that I’m just waiting for everything to open.

So I thought I would share this beautiful Knitted Star that Natasha sent me. She picked out the edge to edge design called Swooshi by Karlee Porter Designs. I really loved working on this quilt. The colors and the pattern fabric she used was beautiful!!! The quilting on this one is pretty dense but it turned out perfect. I can’t wait for her to get it back!

I’ve been working in my studio trying to get rid of a lot of stuff I’m not using and never going to use. So much lint and dust comes off the LongArm when it’s working that I prefer to have more of a minimalist look up there. That will make it so much easier to keep clean. I got all my plants bathed and sprayed this weekend. I worked Saturday night on a quilt. It just seems like the weekend flew by! 🤷‍♀️

I hope you have a fantastic day and week! Go Easy on yourself but push yourself all when you need it! I’m pushing right now!

XO’s

Lisa

Client quilt #389

Hello friends!

Happy Monday, or is it Monday Blues? It seems to change as the day goes on here. I went into today feeling powerful and ready to take it on. Now I’m dragging. Honestly I think it is because I skip breakfast and then eat lunch too late. I’m trying to get better at that. My body only eats when it’s hungry so planning 3 meals a day does not work for me. Or maybe it’s the cooler weather. 🤷‍♀️ How are you feeling? How are you adjusting to the cooler temperatures?

Well my friend Sammy could tell us all about that. She sent this beautiful quilt all the way from Alaska! I think that’s the furthest one to come in. The pattern is the Stella Star and her fabrics are just adorable. If you look closely the backing is all skies! We used Let is Snow on this one. I really like how it came out. She’s now back in Alaska with Sammy!

We are getting ready for our 2nd show this weekend. It’s called The Chandelier Barn Market. We always have a great time and meet lots of new friends and see lots of old friends. We get a bunch of fresh air and some really good food truck food! I can’t wait for that part! If your in Southern Indiana it’s worth getting bundled up and coming out to. It’s in Montgomery Indiana.

Back to the LongArm!

Have a great day!

Lisa

Stella Star plus more!

Hello! Good Morning! Guess what? I made a quilt! It has been a while. But it was so much fun. This quilt pattern is the Stella Star. The star parts are paper pieced. First time I have done paper piecing and it was so much fun! I am ready to do it again! If you have not tried it I would start out on this pattern. Jenna explains so well in her pattern how to do it. I also found a really good YouTube video that helped me a lot. I will link it here! If you have been quilting a while you will love this. It is something new to learn and it kind of feels like you have leveled up! You know what I mean?

I chose all neutrals for this quilt. I love how all the soft colors turned out. I think the only thing I would change is the color of the star outline. But other than that I am pretty happy with the choices. I used Marmalade as the edge to edge design and added my binding on the back and brought it around the front like I do and machine stitched it down. I love doing it that way. Gives the front of the quilt such a perfect look! What do you think?

I worked on this Meadowland Quilt this weekend. What beautiful fabrics! It is the second one I have done for Mary and she always picks the best fabrics. They always have animals in them. The first one you can find on here she used a Birch Fabric and they were all birds. It was adorable. Kind of makes it hard to send the quilts back. She chose the edge to edge design Flicker Flame. I think it turned out perfect!

I worked on this Christmas Joy quilt that was sent in also. Is it not so pretty? And that backing fabric was flannel and so nostalgic. She chose the edge to edge pattern Loop D Loop and I just love it. It is similar to Midnight Sparkle. Just a lot more sparkle! I will defiantly be using this one again!

I hope you have a great day where ever you are. It is starting to cool off here and yesterday the wind was blowing in a cold front. The leaves were blowing everywhere and the sun shining on the trees was just breath taking with all the beautiful fall colors! It is a blessing being in an area where the seasons are a big change. But my heart is still in Tampa Florida. I fell in love with Clear Water Beach and that area when i went down there this summer. I dream of a condo on the beach. Where I can see the ocean and hear it. I can sew and people watch and maybe makes some friends through the window. We can dream right?!

Ok still dreaming of Florida but getting off of here now so I can get to work. I have a Knitted Star quilt I am going to be working on, it is a Christmas Gift so I will not be posting pictures until after Christmas. Have a great day!

Lisa

Christmas Cardinals E2E

I also did the binding on the quilt. Don’t you just love that backing! Gah!

Hello Monday! Hello Christmas Cardinals.

I got to work on this quilt top today. Is it not beautiful. I am not sure of the name of the pattern. I will get that information tomorrow. But it is really beautiful and unique! The colors and the pattern is just so cool. I would definitely love to have time to make one. We used the edge to edge Christmas Cardinals in a pretty big print. They are hard to see on that white but it turned out real cute. You can definitely see the cardinals on the white really well.

I am finally getting caught up (hopefully) tomorrow on the Stellar Star quilt! I have been excited to start on it. I am going to read the pattern over tonight and I always highlight the size and directions that I need. I am testing another one of Amanda’s patterns this week also! So lots of fun stuff to work on while I longarm quilt client quilts.

We are also a sponsor for one week for the Shine quilt pattern sew along that Suzy @SuzyQuilts is putting on starting September 23 I do believe! The pattern is another really cool one and I will doing one of those too. I need quilts for my Christmas show so these three will be perfect addition.

Ok………….. I really don’t know anymore. I am really just kind of tired and blah today. The cooler weather is making me want to stay in bed and read all day. Anyone else?

XO’s

Lisa