Army wife quilter

July 10, 2023

Quilts I have made this year 2023

Let me start out by saying, I have been absent from this blog for so long and I don't have a good reason why.  Life just happens.  I am not sure how consistent I will be going forward but I am definitely going to do the best I can.  My family moved 6 years ago to San Antonio Texas, which by the way I love!, when my husband retired from the US Army. That is when this blog took a very big back seat.  Now that life is still chaotic, I thought I would start it up again.  Please bare with me I am relearning how to do this.  

So that being said lets get into the meat of why I posted today.
I have been quilting a lot!  My family is always looking for me first in my sewing room.  I have made several quilts and I wish to share them with you.  Here it goes enjoy.

This first one is the back of my Moda Blockhead 4 quilt. Each pattern came in two sizes, 4 1/2" and 9" finished. For the back I used all the left over fabric scraps and extra material to make the backing. As you can see I had a lot left over. I made it for my son and his wife for Christmas/wedding. I used the fabric line called "Hey Y'all" by Ali K. This is the back of the quilt.

This is the front of the quilt. I am showing it off at my Quilt Guild. I really love this setting it is so fun.
This quilt is from Fat Quarter shop Charm Pack Challenge. It was super easy and I worked on it during our "one" winter day we had in February.  
This quilt was a block of the month that my Quilt Guild Castroville Quilters & Stitchers did in 2022.  Each house has a different scrappy six inch quilt block.  It was featured on Sew Special Quilts News Letter for show and tell.
This is the back of my Five Dollar Basic quilt 2022 from Sew Special Quilts, a store in San Antonio Texas. I it uses Tulla Pink Fabrics.  
The front of this quilt is so bright and fun. I used a scrappy boarder and Binding. It fits a queen bed. I is so fun and bright. 

Fat Quarter Shop has a sew along called Sewcialites.  This is the second one they have done. It is a free pattern  that comes in three sizes, 3", 6", and 9" finished.  I choose to do only the three inch sizes.  Ouch! it was fun but frustrating at same time. 
This is the back of this sewcialities quilt. For the stripes down the back and the boarder I used all the scraps left over.  To make these stripes I sewed the scrapes on register tape.  Super easy. It's the size of a baby quilt.  Its so bright and fun.
Next this fun quilt was made for one of my daughters. She is 16 soon to be 17 and is in total love with bug buses.  I found this quilt pattern on Etsy.  She loves orange, yellow, green, blue and brown.  This is lap quilt size.
Last one so far this year is this baking quilt.  My neighbor Lana is a fabulous baker and she gives me free samples all the time so I made this for her. Most of the patterns come from the  Farm Girl vintage quilt books 1 and 2 by Lori Holt.  I doubled the size of the four of the blocks.  The some of the patterns I got on Etsy and others off Bee in My Bonnet site. 
I am working on more quilts as we speak.  I have not finished my Riley Blake Designs Block Challenge quilt. It is on my design wall. I just started collecting patterns for a gnome quilt, that should be fun too. 
I am doing 2023 $5 basic quilt and we just got block 4 last week.  It is holiday season so I am looking for more quilts to do.  Sometime this year Blockhead 5 will start and I am planning on doing that too. 

October 4, 2017

Halloween 2017

Yes it has been a long, long time since the last time I posted anything.  All I can say is life is crazy.

So, now that it is October and my favorite time of the year I need to post some of my new decoration projects for this year.

I always love Pinterest this time of year.  I copied this silhouette from 
  It turned out so cool that I will be making cow boy and girl  silhouettes for my kids Book fair this year.
 Wood and a dremil and you are on your way to a fabulous project.
 Black paint and lights.
 Last year I found this fiberglass garden pot on the side of the road.  It had a huge crack down it.  I then painted it black.  This year I had to add more. I put black silvery sculls on it and added green lights and pool noodles in the pot for effect...  Then I made a wood box for the pot to sit on.  Added orange lights and hot glued branches to make it look like a fire.
Wait for dark and its perfect. I love, love, love. Halloween. 
Happy Haunting.

March 31, 2017

Prince of peace

The last 6 months has been really crazy in my house.  We have had a lot of changes.  My oldest child joined the Army.  My husband is retiring from the Army and we have moved to another state.

But through out all of that Christ has been my center.  This years Easter presentation from his the Prince of Peace.  Please go check it out you will enjoy it.

December 12, 2016

Ornament Exchange 2016

For the last 6 years I have participated  in an ornament exchange.  These two are the first that I have received for this year.  they are so cute.  
The Nativity comes from Nicole, Boise ID

This Santa Globe came from Brandie, Mesa AZ.
Every year they are so creative and I enjoy going to the mail box and finding a new ornament.

September 28, 2016

My Hermione Potions and Spell Book

I spent the last few days making a Halloween spell book.
You can find so many example and tutorials online at Pinterest so I did not make a tutorial.  It turned out so awesome.
"Hermione Potions Spells"

Follow the spiders on the back of the book.

I am thinking I need to make another because it is so easy and so very cool.

September 18, 2016

bows using blind bag toys

If you girls are any thing like mine they love the blind bag toys.  They watch videos about them and ask for one every time we go to the store.
Today I thought they would make great bows.
The new troll movie coming out already has blind bags so I got a few to make bows.  This is how they turned out.  I like the first one better. 

This bow was my first and I improved it on the next.

We have lots of Shopkins and so my daughter asked for this carrot to be in a bow.  I think it turned out cool too.
I will probably be making more like this.  My girls are loving them.

September 14, 2016

Deco Mesh Pumpkin for fall or halloween

This cut pumpkin can hang on your wall from September to November.  If you want to make it look more like a Jack o lantern then add a temporary face and legs or hat.  Then remove for Thanksgiving.