Sunday, May 31, 2009

Butterscotch Pie Quilt Pattern

Both of my boys are sick today! Andrew has had this stomach virus for about 4 days and Hunter woke up in the wee hours of the night with vomiting and diarrhea. I had planned on doing some quilting on the frame today but I have been taking care of the boys. So in between cleaning up the messes I have been doing a little bit of piecing. This is for a quilt called "Butterscotch Pie" I got this pattern sometime last year or so. I love the pattern and this is my first block.

This is what it is supposed to look like when it is finished! But I did not have enough light scraps to use for the background fabric so I will be using all the same color for the background fabric.
He is my little sweetie, Smokey cuddling in some quilts that the boys had on the couch. He is such a sweet little dog. Well, I'm off to do some laundry.....


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Giveaway results!

I know that it is a few hours early but I went ahead and picked for my giveaway! I used the number generator to pick for me. The photo is a little blurry but winner was #5, which was Winona!!!

Winona, I hope you enjoy your fabrics! Just send me an email with your address and I will get them in the mail to you!

Thanks to all who were interested. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I was just going through some of my fabric and thought I would have a LITTLE giveaway! Here is what you will win....4 fat quarters and 1/2 yard of "I Pledge Allegiance" fabric!

All you need to do to win, is just leave a comment that you want to be in the drawing on this post and I will pull out a name on MAY 31. Make sure that I can email you if you win!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lots Of Love!

Saturday morning, I had to run in to town for some horseshoe nails! While I was there, I passed a yard sale and I saw that they had FABRIC! Of course, I had to turn around!!! This is what I got! One LARGE baseball panel twin size! 2 yrds of sheep flannel, 1/2 yrd of patriotic fabric, 2 baby quilt panels, John Deere pillow panels, 1 yrd of turtle fabric, 1/2 yrd of fabric with religious quotes on it. Also 3 quilt magazines and a package of playdough that had not been opened! All of this for $3!!!!!!!!!!! Yep! $3! I was very happy!

Hunter was tired by the time that we got back home, can you tell??? hehehehe! He sat down to play with his playdough and when I walked back through this is how he was! Of course, I did get him up and lay him on the couch, this just was not comfortable.
I got my quilt finished that I had on the frame! This is an older top that I did several years ago. It is called "Lots Of Love" A big quilt with 238 pieced hearts in it.
Here is a photo of the back. I just did a large stipple on it. Now I just need to add it to my pile of tops that need binding! I think I now have 3 that need binding.
Today, I HOPE to get the house cleaned, since everyone is gone today, Richard back to work and the kids are in school. If I have time after that I want to pin another quilt on the frame!


Monday, May 25, 2009

Demolition Derby Weekend!

I sure hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. On Saturday we took the boys to watch the Demolition Derby!!! We had a wonderful time! Actually I can't wait for the next derby! The whole even lasted around 6 hours!

The first event of the day was the Riding Lawnmower Derby! Of course after watching that, Richard and the boys were ready to come home and build one. :) I could not believe how hard they were hitting each other with those things.

Also here is a little video of the cars! This one car was just so funny to see, it was smashed!

We were very tired after watching it all day but we did have lots of family fun!

Today Richard and the boys went horsebacking riding at the lake. And I finished quilting my quilt that I had on the frame and went to mom's. Mom and my sister were babysitting my brother's 3 kids! So I went out to help them and to play with the kids!

I will post a photo of the quilt that I finished quilting in the next post. I still need to take a photo of it!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Blocks Are Finished!

It's been a few days since I have posted but I have been sewing. I pinned a quilt top on the frame but have not started quilting it yet. Hopefully I can get to that this weekend.

I finally finished my 30 Hole In The Barn Door blocks. Lisa and I both started one of these quilts a couple of months ago and of course, I got behind and put it away for a while. Lisa, on the other hand, already has hers finished and quilted!!!
Not sure yet what I will use for the sashings. I don't have enough of the background fabric to use for sashings, so I will either have to just sew the blocks together without sashings or find something in my stash. Anyway, I still need to press the blocks but I will try to get to that this weekend also.

Good News!!! Mom came home today!!! I picked her up at the landing about 10am! I was so glad to see her! On the way home we stopped at some yard sales but did not buy anything. I'm just glad to have her home for a few weeks.

That is about all that is going on here on the Layne Farm. All of the animals are doing fine, Richard is kicked back in the recliner watching a movie, Hunter is playing darts, Andrew is fishing at a Pay Lake with some of his friends and will be home in the morning. And of course, you know what I am I am off to work on some binding!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Another One Quilted!

We had a nice dinner last night. I ate way too much! :) We did not stay out to long because we felt guilty for leaving the boys! :) We stopped by Hobby Lobby and looked around but I only bought 1 1/2 yrds of fabric!

I had this top on the frame for about a week and finally got around to quilting it today! This is another baby quilt that I will donate where my sister works. I quilted it with "Chantilly Lace" panto. These fabrics were leftover from another quilt so I just sewed them up into a crib quilt. I still need to do the binding on it.
I also got a little bit of sewing done today too! This is a lap size quilt that is for Hunter! Hubby was in the Marine's so my little one just loves anything with the Marine's. I had bought this fabric several months ago with plans of doing this for Hunter. I really did not want to cut the fabric up so I just added borders on it. Now I just need to put it on the frame and get it quilted.
My nephew is 2 yrs old and loves anything John Deere! They have a hard time with him not wanting to wear anything but his John Deere shirts! So last night while at Hobby Lobby I bought this John Deere fabric. Just like Hunter's Marine quilt, I did not want to cut the fabric up so I just added borders to it.
I would love to get both of these quilts quilted this week but we will just have to wait and see how the week goes. Tomorrow we have a quilt guild meeting which should be fun.

Friday, May 15, 2009

My Friday!

No sewing for me for the past few days! I have had a baby quilt on the frame for a few days but have not started to quilt it yet! Just being lazy I guess! :)

Anyway, no quilty photos to show, but some farm photos and photos of the boys!

First off here is a photo of my Ole Jim, the mule! He is just running loose in the yard! He never goes anywhere so I just let him out of the fence and pick some fresh grass. He is my big baby, giggle....and he LOVE Chicken McNugget Happy Meals!!!

This is one of Andrew's prized roosters! He loves his chickens!

Here is our latest baby, Saphira! She is now about 7 weeks old! She is so sweet and full of energy! It is a joy watching her play!

Hunter has a friend staying over tonight! They have played all evening since they got home from school! They are full of energy and hard to keep up with! :) Here they are with Hunter's horse, Jingle Bells! Hunter loves his horse and feels like a big boy when he gets to ride him with the rest of us! So that is the extent of my Friday! Hopefully tomorrow I can sew!

Richard and I are going out for dinner tomorrow night for our anniversary! Our 8th anniversary was this past week!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Daisy Nine Patch

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! I certainly did, but it would have been better if I had been able to have seen Mom. She will be home on the 22nd!
I quilted another quilt today on the frame! This quilt is just a simple nine patch that was made for my niece. Here is the story...A few years ago my SIL (brother's wife) lost her precious grandmother. They were very close. When she passed away she left Kellie (SIL) and my brother, John her home and everything in it. As they sorted through her things they found a large box of fabric. They gave it to me! :) This quilt was made from some of the fabric that was in the box. I thought that it might be special for my niece to have a quilt made with fabrics that belonged to her great grandmother.
I think the fabrics in this are from 70's. I just did a simple stipple on this one. It is a QUEEN size quilt. That may seem large for a 7 yr old girl but she has a queen size bed.
I almost have the binding finished on the baby quilt that I did yesterday. After it is finished I will work on the binding on this one. I think I will give this to her for Christmas.
Here is another photo of Donkey, just kicked back and taking it easy! Silly cat! I get so much enjoyment out of just watching him sleep! :)

I probably will not get another quilt on the frame tomorrow, but hopefully Tuesday or Wednesday I can. Meanwhile, I will work on bindings!


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sawtooth Stars!

I finally got another quilt on the frame today! All things went well, not even one thread break! I used the new thread that I got at the thrift store yesterday. I used a light blue for the top and the bobbin thread. The quilt has a blue sheet for backing.

This is a baby quilt that I made for my ex-husbands niece. Giggle, I get along great with his family, it's just him that I don't! hehehehe! Anyway, her baby is due in June and this is her first child.

I tried to take a photo of the quilting but again, it is so gloomy from the rain, I just can't get good lighting.

I used this pantograph called, "Chantilly Lace" I wanted to practice it on something small before I used it on a large quilt. Here's the thing....I made a PINK bargello quilt top a few months ago for my sister, but she doesn't know it is hers. Anyway, since her name is "Chantal" I thought the quilting design called "Chantilly Lace" would be perfect for her quilt. I'm not sure when I will quilt it, I'm not going to give it to her until her birthday in October or Christmas one.
I will work on the binding on this quilt tonight, I have it cut, just need to sew it on. Hopefully, I can get another quilt on the frame the first of the week! Now only 68 more to go! :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Thrift Store Goodies!

I am sooooo tired of all this rain! More to come tonight! Actually they are saying severe thunderstorms and 1-3 inches of rain through tomorrow. That will be horrible considering the ground is already soaked.

Yesterday there was a little break in the rain so I thought I would go out an clean the flowerbed. I wanted to add more mulch in there and I needed to clean it up nicely first.

So here I was pulling weeds (the things around the tree stump are actually flowers, not weeds :) Anyway, I saw something move out of the corner of my eye, there are always lizards that stay around that tree stump so I didn't think much about it, then I almost stepped on it! A SNAKE!!! Not a poisonous one but still scared me enough to almost wet my pants. :) So back inside I went!

This morning, I had to do my grocery shopping and I ran by the thrift store. First off I got this shoebox full of thread on WOOD spools so it is old. There are 89 vintage spools and I only paid $2! I think I will put them in some BIG jars or something to display them.

And I bought 10 more 6000yd spools for my quilting machine. All 10 spools are new and were in plastic, I just took it off for the photo to show the colors. It is made by the same company that makes Signature thread. I tried it before in my quilting machine and it worked great. So each spool has 6000 yds and she charged me 2/$1.oo. I am soooo happy with them.
I wanted to put another quilt on the frame but I will not get to today. Hunter has a friend coming home with him from school to spend the night. So I will be busy with them! :)
And this photo is for Lisa! This is my little Smokey, he weighs about 4lbs. He needs to be groomed, his hair is so long on top that I had to put it up with a ponytail holder. :) When Lisa and her family came down for their visit, she fell in love with him. He is very sweet!
Well, I'm off to clean the house for the weekend!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Bindings Are Finished!

I have quilted 5 quilts on my frame since the middle of last month! It feels great to be getting these done. I didn't want to get too far ahead and have a ton of them that needs binding so I have been working on that. I now have all 5 quilts completed with binding!
I love sewing the binding on, I just hate cutting and pressing it! :)

It has been raining here for what seems like forever! The good thing about it is that everything is turning so green!
And of course, boys will be boys! Here is Hunter with a frog that he caught and played with about all day! He is so original, he named it FROG! :)
And here is Andrew taking a break on the couch after taking his Beagle out for a run! He just loves his photo taken, can you tell? :) No matter how old he gets he will still be my baby!
I hope to get another quilt on the frame tomorrow, not sure yet which one. Hopefully, I will have more photos in a few days!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Scrap Nine Patch Star

I just took another quilt off the frame! I really enjoyed quilting this one! :) This was a top that I did a few months ago. It is just a scrap nine patch star, but lots of scraps used in this one. It was hard to get a good photo of it today, because it is raining and a little dark.

Here is a photo of the top before I quited it, you can see it a little better in this photo.

This quilt measures 68x81 and I quilted it using a pantograph called "Cotton Candy" I love how the quilting turned out, I tried to take a photo of it, but again it was just too dark.

Maybe I can get a better photo in a few days. Now I need to do the binding on it and I can call it FINISHED! Now only 69 more to go!!!!
I'm really not sure which one I will quilt next but it may be a few days before I get another one on the frame!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Local Quilt Show

This morning my aunt Deb and I went to a small quilt show. It is just a small local show about 40 minutes away from here. We try to go every year. This year it was just me and Deb because mom is gone to work. So Deb videoed it for mom so she can see them all when she gets back home. I did not enter any quilts in the show this year. A couple of years ago I entered my yo-yo quilt and won first place with it. There was a yo-yo quilt in the show this year, but I don't know who made it.

I took lots of photos! These first 5 quilts were made by Deb! She is very talented and loves to do applique! She did win the baby quilt division with the little butterfly quilt.

Everyone of her quilts are hand pieced except for the blue quilt with the star in the center. She pieced it by machine but handquilted all of them. A couple of years ago I made the same quilt that she did in blue, but mine was dark red.

Here are some of the other quilts in the show! Very nice work!!!

We had a wonderful time and it is so fun looking at all the quilts! Lots of inspiration!
They also had a few vendors there. I bought some Civil War fat quarters to go in my stash. I love the Civil War fabrics they are my favorite type of fabric.