Friday, September 26, 2008

Butch and Sundance for Bigfork Bay

I have been so busy finishing up quilts lately! Last week I mailed off 12 finished trunk show quilts, two of which were the new designs and I forgot to get pictures! Sundance is the retriever by David King for Bigfork Bay Cotton Co. Carol Rockwell does the original quilts for the covers and fortunately she took a photo so I am using her photograph of her quilt. He is just fabulous! The other dog coming out this time is a black lab named Butch. Sundance and Butch are two I will definitely have in my personal collection. I haven't done Butch yet but I can't wait! The one here is another one done by Carol Rockwell

The other quilt I didn't get a picture of is a new one of Ty Livingston's called Peek-A-Boo! It is an adorable raccoon peeking out of a pumpkin.

I am very excited about all the new designs coming out so you will have to check back for your sneak peeks. Hopefully I will get better organized and remember to get pictures!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Tasia's Quilt

When I asked Cassondra, our Daughter, what colors Tasia, our Granddaughter, liked so that I could make her graduation quilt she told me that Tasia liked all colors. Not much help but Tasia really does like all colors. So being the good mother, Cassondra found out Tasia wanted a quilt that was black and white with just a touch of red. I assumed a modern design which was right. On a quilting road trip with Kathi and Jeanie, I walked into Washoe Quilt Shoppe in Washoe Montana and all the fabrics were lined up right in front of me! All I had to do was pick out the pattern. This was so much easier than I ever dreamed it would be.

Once the top was finished I had it quilted by Jan Barnett at Quilting by the Creek. She is just amazing and did a perfect job and we all know I am really picky! Her phone # is 307-765-4393 and her email is She lives in Greybull Wyoming. I think she needs a blog don't you! Time and time again I am blown away with her quilting. She has won more ribbons than she can even count. I'm giving her all my big quilts from now on!

I hope Tasia likes her quilt. It was for graduation but I didn't get the binding on it until we got back from Alaska. Isn't it funny how a little trip can make so many things revolve around it? At least I'm not giving it to her for Christmas!