Sunday, August 13, 2017

Family


And this is how my family began.....

 Little boys and little cars
 Preschool Graduation

 Oh My Gosh the Cuteness never ends

 Hi Dino Santa
 Fishing with Dad


Swim Park Days


Before the Mountain Bikes, there were Dirt Bikes and 4 Wheelers





 Halloween 
 Bubba Brown
 Action Heros

We would hike to this pond almost every week




 Now this forest is gone and a housing development has gone up, All trees are gone:(

Texas
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Arkansas

Exploring is our new home 

 Bike riding 

 My favorite guys in all the world.


 This is the "why are you taking pictures of us" look.


 I love this Man he has made me so happy. He builds me up when I'm down, he is always taking care of me. He is the most kind hearted person I know. I don't know who or where I would be without him. My Hero.
 I miss how little my boys once were but I'm so proud of the young men they are becoming. 
Spending this precious time with the ones I love is so important. Take time out for the ones you love because truly they are all that matters in the end. Memories is all that we leave behind, besides fabric and quilts.

Monday, July 17, 2017

All About the Greenery Through the Trees

Did you enter the Greenery Challenge? Well, I meant to enter but the days came and went and I had a huge Brain Fart and completely lost track of the date. Lucky for me my Modern Guild had a Greenery Challenge, too.

Thread - Iris 
Batting - 80/20 Hobbs and Hobbs Wool


Here we are, All about the greenery.

Through the Trees is the name of my quilt and my inspiration. Walking around on our land and seeing the view through the trees, is always so beautiful. The light that shines through is like the God's light shining down on me. Which makes me feel so blessed. I'm so happy to be here on this beautiful piece of the world. I have never felt so free and inspired. The beauty that surrounds me every day pulls me up through the trees.


This Star started with a drawing. This is where it all began. 



 10 squares and 6 HST's measuring 3" when finished.


A great tutorial on Half Square Triangles




Here is the layout.


1 block all sewn together.


Cornerstones


4 blocks all sewn together.

with borders, time to quilt....


My favorite part.
Loaded and ready to quilt.


My Design is all Drawn out 
Quilted

Embellished


Opps... Sometimes mistakes happen, luckily fabric is forgiving.



All Done!!!!
Now, what color binding?


White and Orange Flange Binding Wins.










But Wait I had one more Greenery Challenge come through my door. Elizabeth Ray asked me to help her finish out quilting her Greenery Challenge. The Green half was quilted by Elizabeth and the White half was quilted by me.

Aurifil Thread 
 Dream Orient Batting (I love this batting)


Ghost Circles surrounded by swirls.







Using the black light on my longarm helps with the precision of my quilting.



The next open area is filled with feathers, swirls, and straight lines.


All Done and ready to go back home for the binding.



Tula Fabrics are so Beautiful.




Here is Elizatheth at out Q.U.I.L.T. meeting talking about her Greenery Challenge.

Thank you, Elizabeth