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Custom quilts and embroidery, also longarm quilting service. No two quilts alike, made especially for you. Feel free to contact me if you want a special work of art for yourself.
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Monday, February 16, 2015

2015 Quilting Begins

I took some time off from blogging but not from quilting.
or embroidery.

A lot has happened since the new year, including
the embroidery machine being in the shop.

Finished up on a 35 hoodie job 
and beginning work on some other items.

Spent some time playing on the longarm
doing some thread painting on this 
cute panel that was part of my Shoebox.
The Shoebox is like a secret santa, where we gift
24 fat quarters and whatever else we want that will fit into a shoebox.
This panel is one of the amazing things that 
was in my box.

I still need to add beads, but had alot of fun highlighting the flowers

We had a retreat at the end of January, where I bound the 
sunflower quilt above and this purple and green 
And began a quilt for my daughter, Alyssa
I began with 3 charm packs
did not like how it was looking.
Sooooo, I cut each of the rows in half, shifted them around.....
and sewed them back together, with this result.
which is ok but not what I wanted,
so I cut the rows in half again in the other direction 
and sewed them back together again.
Much better!
Next are the flying geese to add in another border
Spent today adding the new border. 

Next element for this quilt involves these embroidery designs
so check back to see how I use these.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Happy New Year


I am sitting here waiting for my grilled ham and cheese
sandwich to finish grilling, happy with the
results of a big embroidery project, 
that had some rocky moments.  
It is freezing outside 6 degrees at 1pm
a warm fire is going in the stove.
The Christmas tree is still up and lite, 
it will remain so until the needles begin falling, it 
is the only sign of spring to come,  it 
has slowed down on it's water consumption so I fear
that is not far off.

2014 has been a busy year, and I sit here surrounded
by embroidery hoops, stabilizer and temporary fabric adhesive
my mind wonders back to the events of the last 12 months.

My sewing machine, embroidery machine and longarm have
been very busy.  
If you have been following along you know I was given
the honor of making 4 custom quilts
and two bathrobes for one family.
Have lost track of how many beautiful
personalized embroidered towel set I have done.
I have also been able to quilt a number of quilts for other quilters.
You can see these things here

We have made a few trips to Ca., to help with the 
MORE off road races.
In fact, I just finish a jacket with the logo on it.
Doing something new can sure be a challenge, but  more
so a learning process.
Here are some pictures 
(a blog post without pictures is boring, right?)

Sure turned out great, and thanks to
Mark Sweeney's amazing work digitizing of the designs,
(making the artwork so the machine understands
how to stitch it out) we have great success.
I am thankful to have found a good digitizer.
I would like to someday learn how to do this but right now
I am still working on learning how to embroider.

Here is another design Mark helped us with

 I also have some ideas for girls hoodies and will share them
once done.

I am expecting this will be a year of embroidery.
So you will see alot of posts, I have no doubt.

So from a fall and injury in January, trips back and forth 
to Ca.,  lots of sewing projects, gardening,
having two of our grandsons and son-in-law here for hunting, 
and a very cold snowy start to 2014-2015 winter,
it has been a busy, fun and sometimes waring year
but I would not trade it.
We have be so blessed, we have our health,
we will be fed and stay warm.

Happy New Year to you and your family
and May our Father in Heaven
Bless you richly with health, peace and love

Kirk and Gail

Saturday, December 27, 2014

End of Year Quilting and Embroidery 2014

End Year Quilting 


Well, here we are at the week between
Christmas and New Years

A lot has been accomplished this year.
4 custom quilts
3 bathrobes
countless sets of towels
hats galore
quilting done for others

Just this last few days I quilted a top for 
my friend Kathy, did manage to get it done by Christmas eve day.

  She did a beautiful job on the design and piecing
I got to add to it with quilting.

Today I finished a small bear quilt for my husband

It is now hanging in its place.

 The new owners of
3 of the quilts I was honored to make this year.

The Pooh quilt, the White Camo quilt and the Taz quilt.
Hope they find lots of comforting
snuggles under these quilts.

Towels for the grandchildren
 Robes made for Terry and Billie

I am looking forward to new quilting and
embroidery adventures in 2015
I see many hoodies in my future as 
the embroidery machine stitches along.
My hope is to finish my Ruffled Roses quilt in time for
Cowboy Carnival at the end of May.
So stay tuned, I have
more to share.



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Long Arm Work

Long Arm Work

My next project.
Quilting this beautiful quilt for a friend
She did such nice work on this.
Close ups of the quilt, 
loaded on the machine.
Quilting begins tomorrow.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Monogram Towels

Monogram Towels

Christmas Sneak Peek

I feel somewhat safe posting this before Christmas
the kids do not see the page and if
the adults happen to their gifts are not here.  

Towel sets for the grands
 Instead of wrapping paper the towels
are wrapped in cloth bags, with their 
initial embroidered on them.

So just a sneak peek

Have also been working on some hoodies
will share once we have them pulled together.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Projects

Christmas Projects

I am working on Christmas projects
so I will be giving a few hints but not full
pictures until after.
I am working on two items right now, 
in fact only one more step on both
of these.  

 Here are some teasers

That is it for now, just wanted to let you all know I am 
still sewin away and that more pretties are being

Until later......stay warm.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Eagle Camo Quilt - Finish

Eagle Camo Quilt


The Eagle Camo quilt is finished
Here are a few final pictures

The binding is of matching fabric from the center.
 The lower right corner, some of the pictures and Terry's eagle
 some more pictures and quilting, I tried to avoid the faces on the pictures.
 this shows both the front and back.  The pictures are 
hidden behind the sashing just below the tree trunk.
Getting this lined up took some doing and it still could have
been better.
Normally a quilt back is just a plain piece of fabric this one has
7 pictures pieced into it.
 an over all look, this just refused to photograph well.
So onto the next project.

2 quilts to quilt for a gal in town
2 robes to make
6 sets of towels to embroider.
4 hoodies and 4 hats to embroider
Will share when they are done.