Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Southern Magnolia

A couple weeks ago I started this small sample of a ‘southern magnolia’ to see if it would work for my real challenge quilt and I’m so glad I did. So many people commented on the beauty of the background fabric. I took that as a sign that my magnolia didn’t have the limelight it needed.  So I tried to tone down that beautiful watercolor fabric with …

… crayons.

The colors turned it more green but after I heat set them …

… there wasn’t much green left. I decided the “Applebee's” crayon didn’t soak into the fabric. So I used the Kodak crayons and pressed harder and colored the leaves around the magnolia. That seemed to work. Now I’m wondering what ‘Crayola’ brand crayons would have done.
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Maybe I can work some more on this piece yet. Somehow I need that flower to get more attention!

 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ben and Dorcas Wedding

Congratulations and Best Wishes
Ben and Dorcas

I got to sit beside this charming little girl, Lia, at the reception.
Lia     Sunflowers

Sunrise – Sunset and Teryn Ray

Sunrise …

… and sunset. All in the same day.

Teryn Ray turned one this week.


His Gramma Hilty and cousins were here to help celebrate.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Delta Joy and Lily Workshop

Life …

Delta Joy is growing up so very fast.

She looks so much like her Grampa Rhodes.

… as a Quilter

This group of ladies drove up from the coast to take my “Lily” workshop.

Their easy going manners made them a delight to teach.
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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced Needle and Thread Thursday I Quilt @ Pretty Bobbins
Creations by Nina-Marie 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

SAQA Auction -- Celebration

SAQA's 2014 online auction is going on NOW. My entry, "Celebration" is included in this week's auction. The price starts at $750 and goes down each day ... if it hasn't been purchased. So, to wait ... or not to wait????

Wedding and Mitchell Farm

Saturday we  witnessed the wedding of Paul’s nephew Nathaniel to Jen …

… at Mitchell Farms near Collins, MS.

There were all kinds of things to do and see on the grounds.

Paul helped Tina clean the corn from her shoes.

The livery stable was full of horses to ride.

M is for ….. monkey!

Stacy enjoyed being engineer.


I wonder what they did to deserve time behind the bars!

Grampa preached a good sermon on John 3:16.

~~~Parting Shot ~~~

Saturday, September 13, 2014

"Celebration" for Sale at SAQA

This is your chance to own unique art quilts created by some of the world's finest artists.
Starting Monday, September 15, 2014, help support the art quilt movement by bidding on your favorite pieces.

Peg Pennell - "Bubbles"

Phillida Hargreaves - "Forever Car Ride"

Diane English - "Trees Aren't Always Green III"

And then ... here's your chance to own a piece of my artwork.

Scroll down about 15 rows to find it.

You can also read more about this piece on my blog HERE.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Dana Finishes Her “Dare to be Unsquare” Quilt

… as a Quilter

Dana came one afternoon and worked diligently to finish her quilt.

She opted to put fleece on the back and tie it.

She started the quilt way back HERE. It’s so cuddly and warm.

And now her persistence has paid off!
This quilt is a lot like what Gina made HERE and what Emily & I made HERE.
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