Sunday, July 26, 2009

towel or quilt !

is is the new back

the new back different view

this is the front

this was the back of the towel before.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Roman Stripe

Yes it came back, quilted by Joyce, it looks beautiful, can't wait till I get it finish, very summery and Hot colors, August will be a good month for it.

I was waiting until I get this quilt "bind it'" to share it.

Do you see marbles fabric on it, yes I lost them!!

Sea Currents

I'm going to try to follow the direction from the August issue of Quilter's World magazine, on page 91, Beach Buddy.

Do not cal the quilt police on me, this one will be really different , you will see .

I'm trying to make a quick quilt for Caiden,

I will call it Sea ( see ) Currents, or ? Ocean Rhapsody

Thursday, July 9, 2009

presents from the edge

My friend Joyce send me this beautiful hand quilted ( by her ) quilt, the Ohio star is one of my favorites, she tell me IT has a sister, she made one for her too, this present coming all the way from Maine, is so appreciated , thank you Joyce.


the question was, .... ??

The " crumbs" what can we do with the " crumbs"

How about :

A,...Sugar Plum Cottage ! in the woods!

It will make a nice 'Binky" what do you think!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

road to oklahoma

This is a pattern very similar the road to Oklahoma on http://
QUILTERS CACHE except ours was done on Flannel and we did not used the trapezoid technique instead we used squares and was a swap I did,... well long time ago I got ambitious and got quite big cause I use all the left overs and made more blocks. I gave that quilt to my D/H cause he is my star and his Family comes from Oklahoma.
My friend Joyce help me out, to figure the quilting on the border. I machine quilted it on my
"regular" machine, since it is flannel the quilting is not very noticeable that makes very forgiving when you are a novice.

My friend Amy asked about this quilt

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

shasing away the blues

And there,... there is the " crumbs", what can we do with the " crumbs"

Yes I'm still chasing away the blues with pink, I have so much to share and not much time, here are some pictures of what I'm working on.

we shall see what it becomes and who the recipient will be. More later.

happy 4th, really really happy

Wow, ! !

What a busy weekend, the San Diego Zoo inculded, movie ( public enemy) out all day Saturday and Sunday I almost wanted the weekend to end, so I could rest. the fire works were great.

Any way just wanted to say happy 4th and happy birthday to all of the July "kids"

Me included !!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

quilt in a day ! Really

I'm using the QUILT IN A DAY ruler, It is petty fast but finish something in a Day I don't think so,...Not me at least.

It is petty fast since you get 4 Geese with only 4 squares of fabrics and 4 straight seams.

More later now back to the machine.

chasing away

Chasing away the blues with Pinks

I'd been doing some sewing mostly pink fabrics., I have to get all gear up for the new baby ( granddaughter)

Some how I must have the setting on the camera wrong, cause the colors came out awful sorry about that.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

new apron for Kamryn

My Grandson friend is the recipient of a new apron, it is reversible and was made just for her, she has a new baby sister, so in my immense wisdom lol,.... I think big sisters should have a nice apron with pockets and all to be able to be mama's big helper.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It seams, I have to plan another quilt!

A pink one this time, In a few months I will be the grandmother to a Baby Girl! I'm so happy I can't elaborate, Please be happy for me.

I have to learn how to make old fashion 'aprons' I love them. !

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Table Topper

Table Topper 28 1/2 x 14 1/2

Frog legs.

Wall hanging 31 x 29

Nascar effect

Wall hanging 34 x 26

Bugs Me

Wall hanging 33 x 31

Small accomplishments

Small projects also count as UFO's , I want to share 4 of them,now compleated, finished, done !!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Caleb's b-day Quilt

Caleb's birthday card arrived while I was in the middle of my Roman Stripe piecing.

For a micro second It occurred to me I should make a quilt to celebrate his growing up !!
But,... what pattern?

Once I had time to think, it occurred to me I actually had a lot of bugs in a jar! ( fron an old swap) and if I hurry, and with the help D/H with meals and stuff I could in the little time I have, complete the quilt in a week!!

I do better under pressure. lol

Cinco De Mayo was not a celebration priority this year, so I spend the afternoon piecing it. I quilted in my old MONTGOMERY WARD machine, this was given to me on my first anniversary many years ago, we just celebrated or 30+ this week .

This morning I made the label and I will make to the party on time.

An invitation.

An invitation, my inspiration;..

An invitation.

An invitation, my inspiration;..

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Easter Baskets

You seen this quilt before! it has become my favorite at Easter , it is part of my table Center Piece.
D/h and I stayed home because!! any how here is my table and pictures from Easter celebration,.. DIL and grandson.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Roman Stripe

I put my rally hat on and guess what, I completed this Roman Stripe " top" I took the picture on Sunday, I just finished it , I'm thinking I should put a border though, it could easier to quilt, the "bias" edge could be trouble on a " long arm"

It is getting quilted by none other that Joyce, my best friend who now lives in Maine, Joyce are you reading this I hope so,...get ready and be thinking what design
are you going to use.

I had to unearth the blocks from the bottom of the"UFO" dungeon, I participated on a swap long ago I forgot what year, but wait, perhaps some one of the members of Common threads could come to my aid and tell us the age of the blocks, I'm thinking,.. 05

Monday, April 13, 2009

when life trow you scraps make a quilt

When life trow you scraps make a quilt, I was shown a while back how to make crumb blocks, so here it is I could not wait to make more, the quilt is small, only 26"x36 perfect for ?

Patchwork Hearts

No time for a long post, just letting you all now I"m sewing. I made this hearts, 4 of them for a runner, the top is done I will show it when it gets quilted.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

it is Easter .

another holiday to celebrate with,....

the food of the "gods"

Have a great Easter

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I'm a great aunt to baby Isaac here he is sporting a new quilt. he is growing so fast,he is 14 lbs now.

and she said

Elias Howe info
Posted by: "lynda.burns" lynda.burns
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:13 pm (PDT)
I found this interesting timeline of sewing machine
history at

1826 Henry Lye receives a patent for a device for
sewing leather

1830 Barthelemy Thimonnier uses a wheel-driven rod
to drive the needle up and down

1834 Walter Hunt devised a double-thread shuttle
machine. (He also invented, but failed to profit
from, the safety pin!)


1849 Benjamin Wilson introduces an automatic feed

1851 Issac Merritt Singer invents and introduces
the first sewing machine scaled for home use

1854 Singer is issued a patent for the home
sewing machine. Allen Wilson develops a
reciprocating shuttle, then goes into business
with Nathaniel Wheeler to produce a machine
using a rotary hook instead of a shuttle

1856 A Patent Combine is formed with all
of the above mentioned inventors, plus a
few more! They would all share in royalties
in creating the sewing machine. Elias Howe
donated much of his royalty money to
preserve the Union from dissolution
during The American Civil War (1860-1865.)

1889 The first practical electric sewing
machine is introduced by the Singer Sewing
Machine Company.

Just think, each of these men working on
his own, with no internet or communication,
figured out a piece of the sewing machinery
puzzle to allow us to be able to sew
and quilt with such ease! We salute them
all, but especially Elias Howe!

In the early 1800s, everything--garments,
linens, clothing and outer wear--was hand
sewn with needle and thread. Elias Howe
invented a way to make clothing and bedding
in much less time when he patented the
first practical sewing machine in 1846. The
speed and efficiency of his machine must
have seemed awesome. The thrill of having
such a labor-saving machine in the home must
have been a real kick! The previous sewing
machines had all been for industrial use.

More fascinating sewing machine lore to come....

Create something to honor Elias Howe! Go to for more information.

Lynda in Spokane
Elias Howe group

I have,(My friend Mary, sold it to me, she saw me drooling over it ) A white sewing machine made in 1900 pictures later.

More information on the history of the sewing machine can be founf at

and then she said

I gave this quilt to my friend in Colima her name Zaida, she wants a bigger one now!
When I'm on line I visit many intesting people, thougth I might never get to meet them in person, I can tell you, I relate a lot, I will be sharing some " snipes" from my e-travels from time to time.

Here is one:

felsmum@...> wrote:>> A few weeks ago I posted that I had finished a quilt for my mother's 80th birthday - she barely looked at it - told me she has enough quilts(?)and put it back in the calico bag I made for it and put in her spare bedroom :(I also had the same experience with my mother a few years ago. I spent a few months gathering photos to put in a photo memory quilt for her. My sisters raved over it. Right away it went to Mom's spare bedroom, not even the guest room.

Lynn in (Australia.)

Yes this happens often, yet we love to share our "craft"thought some people misspell it . lol

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Green Quilting

Here is a close-up of some of them.
it SEAM so easy, why it took me so long, I"ll never know. Uh! I know I have to call in sick more often.


string scraps

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