Thursday, May 29, 2008

warm and windy

It's a warm and windy day here in New Mexico. I have very few flowers blooming so far this year. The cold winter has taken it's toll on my miniature roses. I have a lot of dead branches I need to cut back. Here are some of my Iris' that are blooming

Monday, May 26, 2008

Boxy Stars Quilt

I worked on this quilt all weekend. I had planned on giving it to a friend for her new granddaughter, but I don't think it looks cute enough for a baby. I really like the pattern, though, and it went together really fast. You can find this pattern and many other free patterns at I'm going to donate this quilt to the victims of the Trego fire, which burned 59 homes and 15,000 acres just south of where I live, and make another in brights for the new baby.

Friday, May 23, 2008

2008 Taos Retreat Mystery

I finished the top today, putting the border on it. This quilt will go to Melissa in Oklahoma, who is expecting her first baby in June. It's nice and bright. This is the 2008 Mystery quilt from Jackie Robinson's quilt retreat in Taos, New Mexico.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Calendar Block of the Month

This is the block of the month we are doing in guild. You can find the patterns at:
This has been a very fun project!

Checkers Quilt

I recently attended Jackie Robinson's Quilt Retreat in Taos, New Mexico. One of the things Jackie always does is to present all the retreaters with a "surprise" which includes the pattern and fabric. This one even included the checkers and enough fabric to make the bag to store everything in!

Heart to Heart wallhanging

This quilt pattern came from Quick Quilts Magazine. The idea to make it an octagon came from a Yahoo group I belong to. It is a free pattern that you can find here:

Another tote

I made another tote for my daughter and since she is a dog lover, I used some dalmation print fabric I had.

Project Linus Quilt

Our quilt guild is working on making quilts for the Linus Project. This is a picture of my quilt, in progress. The 3 middle squares are 3D and I have curved the seams so they don't become toecatchers. I still have the middle square to curve. This quilt was made from my orphan block stash. I just can't seem to throw them away and so I finally used some of them for this quilt. I still have a hefty stash of blocks, though.

This is the quilt with the center block curved.

This is a close-up of the center block.