Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Work in Progress -- Snow on the Pine & JOY

My "Pine Tree Series" is a work in progress. This is the second quilt of the series. I'm calling it

Snow on the Pine

Measures 19 1/2" X 17 3/4"
Fiber: mostly cotton
Batting: Hobbs Heirloom Cotton
Thread: an assortment of cotton and polyester
I'm working to finish these two "JOY" quilts, just in time for Christmas!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

The Lone Pine

I'm starting a new series of quilts. The word 'series' to me, means 3 or more. So, here is the first one.

"The Lone Pine"

Size: 11"X14"
Techniques: Machine pieced and machine quilted
Fiber: Mostly cotton
Batting: Warm & Natural
Thread: an assortment of cotton and polyester

Friday, October 26, 2012

Diamonds for Tina Sue ~ Blogger's Quilt Festival

My entry for ...
Amy's Creative Side
Diamonds for Tina Sue
I found a tutorial on The Modern Quilt Guild's blog to make the half rectangle triangle. By placing the dark side of the rectangles together the diamonds came to life.
I really enjoyed sewing the wonky letters together to make her name.
Here's the little sweetie pie!

The back!

Entry #188
Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats
Finished Quilt Size - 57" X 71"
Machine pieced, and machine quilted
Quilted by myself, Julia Graber
Best category - Throw Quilt, Two Color Quilt, Baby Quilt
I'm trying to make a quilt for each of our grandchildren. You can see them here. And now I have one more yet to make for Talya.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Work In Progress

I'm still working on Tina Sue's crib quilt.
I have the straight lines quilted and now I'm working on the loop-dee-loops in the blue diamonds. The blue thread doesn't show up much on some of the fabrics and it's hard to see where I've quilted and where I need to quilt. I guess I should have picked a thread with higher contrast.

And today I practiced a little to put Paul's name on his shirts. I used the coffee filter for stabelizer and it tears away very nice. The "Trucking" looks like "Tricking" and needs more practice.
This is our first year to plant cotton.

The fields are white unto harvest ...
Cotton makes wonderful quilt fabric, don't you think?
~~~ Parting Shot ~~~

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Sunday, October 21, 2012


The only "quilting" I've got done for some time now is

Follow Me on Pinterest.
I do enjoy seeing what others are quilting!
There are lots of good ideas and inspiration.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy Anniversary Mom & Daddy

Tonight we celebrated Paul's folks 59th wedding anniversary.
Those of us from around here met at KFC for supper and fellowship.

Now say, aren't Mom ...

... and Daddy good sports? !!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dustin and Gina

Mr. & Mrs. Dustin Graber -- Congratulations and Best Wishes!

We were glad to go to NY to our son's wedding.

We celebrated Stacy's 3rd birthday at the house where we stayed.

What fun to open the gifts.

 And then the boys were anxious to use this fancy tub for their bath, leaving their clothes strewn on the floor.

We had a nice rehearsal supper with Dustin & Gina leading the way.

The bridal party practicing for the wedding.

Dustin came to our house on the lake all ready for his wedding. Here he has a good laugh with Mother.

Since the wedding didn't start until 3:00 p.m. I had time to visit Naomi at The Quilt Room. There were lots and lots of beautiful traditional quilts along with lots of other lovely gifts.

We passed this huge field of cabbage and couldn't resist a stop for a pose. The heads were large and it looked like it could be ready to harvest. I wonder what they will do with them all.

I was glad at least a few from my family could attend the wedding. Here Cheryl, Polly, Yours Truely, and Emily visit after the reception.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Red Velvet Comforter

Back in September when we were in Ohio for the Haiti Benefit Auction, my sister Coleen and I spied this red velvet comforter that was to be auctioned.
I guessed that it was made by my Aunt Vera Rose, Father's youngest sister. And sure enough she was there at the sale and acknowledged that she made it. My heart started beating fast and I knew I had to have ... rather, wanted real bad ... that piece of handiwork.

And when the bidding began my dear Paul kept on nodding until everyone else dropped out. I am so pleased.
The pictures just don't show how the fabrics sparkle, glimmer, and shine. And the feather stitching is so even and perfect. It is beautiful!!!!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Jed & Vicki and Random Happenings

Yesterday we attended the wedding of Paul's niece Vicki to Jed.
Then for supper we invited in all the Grabers and their company.
Our house was "buzzing" with people. We want our home to be open and everyone welcome, so our slogan is, "There's alway's room for one more." We counted 90 guests! We had hoped to visit and eat outside, but alas the weather turned cold so we opted to fellowship inside.
After working hard on the combine and ...
... and fixing up the farm truck, ...

... Perry bought Blue Bell ice cream and ...
... treated the farm hands.

Miriam gave Kenneth this whopper of a unicycle for his birthday!


Emily & I went to the Pine Belt Quilt Show in Hattiesburg where my "Climbing Higher -- Jacob's Ladder" quilt won an honorable mention ribbon.

Gabriel showed me a few things he's getting done on his Leagle Eagle ultralight.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Alzheimer's Quilt

Stripped Bare

As a tree is stripped bare of it's leaves, so my Father was stripped of his memory and often wanted Mother to finish the stories he would tell. He often asked "Now, (pause) how was it, Margaret? I can't quite remember."


The back.

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