Thursday, May 1, 2014

Let's Book It, New FO challenge

 It's the end of the month and time for show and tell.  I finished all of my "A Tisket A Tasket" blocks and got them all sewn together.

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. :)  I think that hand quilting is the way to go with this one and LUCKY ME, I took it to the Senior Citizen's Center, where I do blood pressure clinic once a month and the sweet ladies there volunteered to quilt it for me.  How could I resist?  I can't wait to see it when it gets done.

For my Let's Book It.... this  month I chose a pattern from this Fon's and Porter Love of Quilting Magazine from 2012

I love to decorate with watermelons in August and September. 


There was no corel or striped fabric in my stash but there was plenty of watermelon fabric so this is how mine turned out.

I won an awesome giveaway from Deonn Stott from Quiltscapes

Isn't the little lamb quilt on the cover adorable?!  The new Quiltmaker magazine, a hexi ruler and 2 fat quarter bundles of fabric were my winnings plus a Mormon Tabernacle Choir CD not shown.  This will be perfect for my grandson due this summer.

The NewFO challenge contribution this month is a whole bunch of pillow cases to be made for a pillow case challenge There are 5 shown are to be sewn up and sent off to the Utah Quilt Guild later this month.

I joined a Quilt Guild!  How fun it is!!! We had a little retreat last weekend and had a demonstration on how to make this...

On the flip side it looks like this....

Now I'm ready for Spring and Summer and can't wait to make a few more.

It will be a while before I remember everyone's name but I did get a few photo's which got me nominated for historian but I'm pretending that didn't happen.  I snapped a few photo's before my phone went dead.

Adding applique to already made pillow cases, great idea!


Nothing keeps a quilter down, not even foot surgery.

More pillow cases.

Looks like she's starting on the Quilt around, her center will be adorable.

Serging those
 pillowcases, great idea!

And we made these darling little pin cushions

We ate and talked and laughed and there were prizes Oh my 
goodness what have I been missing?

My husband and I decided to add a playground to the backyard and the 3 grand kids that are living with us right now think Grandpa is amazing. He did do a pretty great job!  Nice view huh?

That's it for now, I better blog more often if the month is going to be as busy as the last one was.  Thanks for stopping in for a visit.  



  1. I just adore your basket quilt and how wonderful that you found a group of ladies to hand quilt it for you. The watermelon runner is very cute and the flipside strippy one is such fun. Congrats on joining a guild and they sound and look like a very active and fun group.

  2. Hi Vickie! You have been extremely busy! Your baskets turned out very well! How could you not resist the invitation of having it hand quilted! I am sure the ladies enjoyed it. Pillowcases are so fun and quick to is instant gratification...and the table runners are very beautiful. I will have to remember that pattern. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Hello Vickie. I had to come find you since you signed up to do my Mystery Row Swap. I love your "A Tisket A Tasket" quilt, and those pin cushions are darling. I have never seen ones like that before. I will email you.

  4. Looking at this post again reminds me of how much I miss quilt guild. I love quilting friends. I wanted to let you know that I sent you an email today giving more information about the mystery row swap. The theme was also announced and a new blog set up. Let me know if you have questions and please email me your mailing address. Thanks.

  5. You have a lot of fun things going on. You will be hard to keep up with. But I'm going to try :)