Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Been Washing Buttons - you say What?

Yes, I've been washing buttons.  I love buttons - and many people give me all their old buttons.  I sew them on quilts!!  But when I get those little jewels they are a mess.  I pick out all the fabric and threads (and dirt) and then wash them.  They just shine after a little water and Windex!! So here is the process in pictures. 

I found some three hole buttons - neat.  I separate them by color and some by style - like cloth, cheap plastic, etc.  Enjoy the pictures - and send my your old buttons!   PS, I'm a quilter not a seamstress - poor DH never gets his shirts fixed that need a button, etc.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Veiled Snow Nymph (simply white flower)

This quilt is fun. Usually quilters use a light background, but I decided to do the opposite. I had the strips left over from another quilt and didn't know what to do with it. I came to me - sew mostly white items on for a reverse look. I may not have enough sparkle on it yet. I will have this in the COQG summer quilt show. My brother told me that the sign of a good artist is to know when to quit - but that doesn't seem to apply to art quilts.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Quilts in my home!!

These are small quilts hanging in my entry way at my home.  I say quilts are not just for keeping warm but for imparting warmth too.  I love the little wooden quilt hangers.  I purchases them during an Oklahoma Quilt Shop Hop.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Food for Body and Soul Quilt

Hello all, here are my two quilts that I entered in Judy Howard's - "Food for Body and Soul Quilt" contest.  I love adding stuff to quilts and I'm addicted to eye lash yarn - probably cuz it covers up my mistakes and looks good.  Shhh - just our little secrete. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Creative Big - Little quilt

Hello cosmos, so I'm going to try to blog more than ~~ never!!  So here we go....  I've been creating some small quilts.  So I can be creative, but not expend too much brian power - or money.  My parents are taking more time and energy, but I have to have a creative outlet.  So here is the small quilt I've ever seen.  I created this at a January quilt retreat at Camp Canyon.  I used very small yo yos - and had a great time making it.  It was time well spent.

Norman Area Quilters Guild (NAQG): Meetings and Programs

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