well I have been having fun knitting golf club covers. Here is a picture of the red covers I made for the Holidays. They are a big hit at the golf courses and so soft and furry. They are made of fun fur and acrylic so they wash like a dream and get more furry the older they get. I have had several customers and they sell for $18.00 each plus shipping and tax. E-Mail me if you are interested in them and let me know what color you want. I made bright blue ones with varigated yarn on the bottom, red ones with white on the bottom, hot pink with black on the bottom, and lime green with white on the bottom or sock part.
25 Feb 2013 Leave a Comment
22 Sep 2012 2 Comments
Here are some pictures of my latest QOV, finished today. I chose the contemporary Baptist Fan because the quilting will not detract from the quilt. Blind veterans love to feel the waves of the Baptist Fan and it always looks on the patriotic quilts. The picture of the pink quilt on the top of my page is of a Memorial Quilt for a female veteran. I loved doing it and pray it gave comfort to her family.
26 Jul 2012 Leave a Comment
16 Jun 2012 Leave a Comment
I spent most of today collecting all the items I had for the spiral surf quilt. I found most of it and now am reading the book “Simply amazing Spiral Quilts”, by RaNae Merrill. I am trying to figure out how I made the blocks in 2010 and as soon as I do, I can finish my quilt. this is from my stash and I am not sure how big I can make it. I will post my adventure with this quilt as I go. If you have any suggestions let me know because I really want to finish this one this year. Have a great weekend and let me know what you are working on.
02 Jun 2012 3 Comments
I have several antique machines that I love to sew on. Some of them are treadles and others are handcranks. The handcranks are wonderful for my Granddaughter to use and she has been using them since she was 3 years old.
I have a goal of making a quilt on each of my machines that represent the year they were made and quilting the final designs on them using the same antique machine. I have seen videos of a lady quilting on her treadle. It totally fascinates me and I have got to try it sometime. You have to pedal fast and move the quilt as you go. I can see beautiful victorian feathers done this way but have not been successful in doing it.
Let me know if you use these machines in you quilting. It is so fun to exchange blocks with others who have antique machines. I have done this several times and would love to do it again.
Have a great week and God Bless you.
12 May 2012 Leave a Comment
I am working again on my spiral quilt. I love the surf fabric and took a class at Road to California several years ago. The spirals were taught by Renae Merrill and the quilt was called More fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys. I sure hope to finish mine by the end of this year if not sooner. We are a family with several surfers in it and all Californians.
08 May 2012 Leave a Comment
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I developed a new page of pictures of quilts I have done recently. I hope you enjoy seeing them. I love the colors and patterns and will add more pictures as soon as I find them. I have so many albums of quilts I have done that it is difficult for me to find them all.
Thanks for looking.
26 Apr 2012 Leave a Comment
“Quilts of Valor,” a 73-minute documentary starring national quilters Eleanor Burns, Alex Anderson, and Mark Lipinski and hosted by Marianne Fons, has just been made available to all public television stations nationwide by its producer, Iowa Public Television. To make sure this unique and compelling program is aired on your local station, contact your station’s programming department and ask it to schedule the show.
For help in finding your local station, go to http://www.pbs.org. Contact your station via email, phone message, or personal note to let them know you want to watch “Quilts of Valor.” It will be available May 22, 2012.
23 Apr 2012 Leave a Comment
Quilting Prices and Services for The Quilted Peppers
Prices do vary with the design and style you choose.
To estimate cost, multiply length X width = total square inches, by cost per square inch; minimum charge $50.00.
Please see my pricing page
23 Apr 2012 Leave a Comment
Southern California has a light rain dripping this morning. I am so glad since I did my gardening yesterday and the new plants need the rain. This will be a great day to quilt all day long. I love it. I am working on several quilts and will post pictures when done. The Inland Empire Quilt Guild meets tonight in Corrona, CA. Please join us if you can.
Take care and hope to see you tonight.