Monday, September 21, 2009

Shop Handmade - Lilly Bee

My on-line shop is named after my grandchildren. You can see my lovely products here!

In this photo, taken in my studio, I am making a Valentine tablerunner. I love to sew on my antique Singer machine, though I also have a wonderful Bernina!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Peaceful pastel

A quilt top, twin size, on the rail of our deck. It was inspired by the "Fengshui" pattern from .

Hancock's will have a batting sale Sept. 17th. So I will stock up and be ready. I am sewing a backing!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Simply Delicious

From several years applique pattern was much loved!
This is a quilt called "Simply Delicious" by "Piece 'O Cake" quilt designers.

I was going through a closet in the studio yesterday and found this bag.

Inside are two completed blocks from the quilt, the pears and the apples. I plan to make 2 more, the plums and the peaches. Luckily, the patterns are still available and can be downloaded (for $3.00) each from here !

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Red Sky at Night

This is a scrappy quilt which I am teaching the beginning quilters this month.

The pattern, "Red Sky at Night" is a "BIRDS IN THE AIR" variation and is in the July 2007 issue of Fons and Porter's "Love of Quilting" magazine. It is a wonderful design to use some of my stash of 1980's Ginny Beyer fabrics and VIP Cranston Print works!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Great Nieces and Nephews Need Quilts Too!

These are quilts for children. 2 "boy" quilts and 2 "girl" quilts.
The boys are brothers who live in Colorado.

The girls are sisters who live in New Zealand.

I used Kaffe Fassett and other florals for the little girls and fabrics with a Western feel for the brothers.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Luke's quilt

I received this card from my friend, Barbara. It shows her grandson, Luke, examining his quilt,... after exclaiming "Wow!"
It is a bright little boy's quilt with fabrics featuring cartoon characters and Oriental calligraphy! Here is Luke, a very happy little toddler!