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

Grow Quilt

Hello friends!

Are you getting ready for the big meal tomorrow? I’ve got a few more things I need to pick up then it’s go time tomorrow. We’re doing a late dinner here as some coming tomorrow have earlier commitments. I like it at dinner time. I won’t have to rush so much!

I got to work on this beautiful Quilt this week. It is the Grow pattern by Suzy Quilts. I loved working on it. It was adorable. We used the edge to edge design called Fort on it. This one is definitely one of my favorites! Karmia won this quilting in the Sew Along for the Shine quilt. We were one of the sponsors for it. Suzy is getting ready to do another one on her new pattern Gather and we will be a part of that one too! Super excited about that!

I took the day off to clean house and get ready for tomorrow but I think I might sneak up there and cut out a quilt. I haven’t done one of my own in a bit so I’m super wanting too! Now just to pick which one!!

Have a great Thanksgiving and a great weekend!

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

Stella Star 2

Hello friends!

I hope everyone is doing good on this Sunday night. We are currently watching the Space X take off. My brother is so lucky he lives right by the place they lift off from! I can’t even imagine seeing that! I just think it’s amazing that we can put people in space and get them home safely. Pray that all goes well with their trip!

I got to work on this quilt sent to me by a client out in Utah. The quilt pattern is the Stella Star by Jenna Luedecke Designs. We used the edge to edge Autumn Wind. I just think it is beautiful! The fabrics in themselves were gorgeous and I’m going to look into the pattern one she used. I understand it comes in a burnt orange, with orange being my favorite color right now!

And what about this quilting? I think the design just pops off the quilt and just adds to the beauty of the whole thing. She used a beautiful punch of a bright yellow backing. I can’t wait to see what binding she chooses.

She sent me two quilts and I just had so much fun working on them. I will blog about the other one at a later date. Their just too pretty to put them both together! They deserved their own space!

We’re getting excited about the holidays here. I’m trying out some new recipes this week to see if they will work for Thanksgiving dinner. One is sweet potato’s where you add brown sugar but also Sunny Delight. I’m so anxious to try it! It looked Devine! Do you have special things that you always have for your dinner? Also, have you put your tree up yet? I have not. I’m wanting to go with all pink lights so I need to get them ordered yet.

Well I’m off here to watch the launch and to make supper. I hear my belly starting to growl! I hope you have a great week!

XO’s

Lisa

Shine Quilt 1

Hello Friends!

I hope today was a good day for you! It was good here. I had the opportunity to work on one of Suzy’s Quilts from Suzy Quilts. It is from her third installment of patterns this year called The Shine quilt. I have to admit I was very nervous to work on it. But I am with all of them. I want to do my very best. Suzy couldn’t decide between Constrained Swirls and Crystalline. She left it up to me to decide! Nerves!

After talking to a good quilty friend we decided on the swirls. I think it turned out beautiful but really the quilt was perfect and anything would have looked beautiful on it.

It was also so nice to talk to Suzy on the phone. She gives great advice for quilting, living, and taking care of yourself as a woman. I have to admit I’ve been working so hard and having so much pain with the weather change I probably had let myself go.

So tonight I colored my hair and hopefully this week will get in for a hair trim! What are you doing to take care of your self? My anxiety is still giving me problems. The elections are over and now we have a new set of leaders starting. Scary. And the pandemic always breathing down our neck. Tight schedules and cooler weather. Just so much!

Take time for yourself! Paint your toe nails. Color your hair. Take that hot bath! Do whatever it is that brings you peace and love!

XO’s

Lisa

Meadowland Quilt

Good morning friends! We survived our show this weekend and we are going to be working on a quilt top today, resting some, and watching some football!

I pieced this Meadowland myself. I love all the gold tones and fall colors. It’s my favorite time of the year as I really love the color orange right now! I got the bundle of fabric from Southern Charm Quilts and it was just the perfect match of fabrics. She has lots of fabric and some really cool patterns. January I want to make her Anthology quilt!

We are also super excited to be working on Suzy’s quilt top from Suzy Quilts. It’s from her Shine sew along and I can’t wait to get it on the LongArm!!

We also have 3 tshirt quilts and 5 full quilt finishes to get done by Christmas so with that being said our cut off for Christmas delivery is November 15. After that I can’t promise I will get the quilts back but I sure as heck will try!

All well workshop has a beautiful pattern for quilted coats and we will be working on these for our next fall show. We will have a long and short version. I’m super excited about that! I want one for myself so bad that I can’t wait to get started on them! Do you prefer shirt or long?

Well I am off of here now. Must pickup and cleanup the house from being gone all weekend. We hope you have a great Sunday!

XO’s

Lisa

Client Quilt #339

Hello friends! I worked on this Carpenter’s Star quilt that my client dropped off yesterday! I just couldn’t wait to work on it. She had picked a beautiful variegated thread in colors of deep yellow, cream, and brown. A very bold move that I was anxious to see how it would look. She chose the edge to edge Deb’s Oakleaf from Urban Elementz.

She loves dense quilting. I do too. The texture turned out awesome! The last picture is of the back. I think the thread color really blended well with the fabrics she used. What do you think? I love it and can’t wait for her to see it!

Do you love colored thread? I’m usually one that sticks to cream colored thread but on this next quilt we used a rose colored thread.

This quilt was made by a bunch of quilters. Each block a quilter made and sent in to Amanda who pieced them all together. She sent it to me to be Longarmed. We gifted it to a friend who was going in for a double mastectomy.

I loved seeing all the colorful stars. Each made with love. We used the panto Midnight Sparkle. I huge favorite of mine and so many quilters!

The really neat God thing that happened totally on it’s own is each Star got a sparkle star right in the middle of it. Is that like magic? I could not have ever lined that up by myself. Truly a miracle!

Life is such a handful of miracles. If only we’re open to seeing them! Have a great weekend friends!

XO’s

Lisa

Snow Flake 2

Hello Friends! I hope your doing good! I had the opportunity last week to work on this Snow Flake quilt. The colors and texture was so good!

Isn’t the colors just gorgeous? So soft and the Panto she chose was like wind blowing through it! The edge to edge is called Modern Curves. Just a small wave back and fourth.

It’s the first time I used this panto and I love it. Very easy to work with. Thank you Linda for choosing us to work on your beautiful quilt! I loved every minute of it!

Have you voted yet? I’m waiting on some batting to be delivered so I think I’m going to run in and vote! This election is very important one! We need everyone voting!

I hope you have a good day. The election is just about over. Our show is next weekend. AND then I can’t wait to be able to just concentrate on work!

XO’s

Lisa