Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christy's Linus Quilt

I finished as well.  What a busy month.  Can't wait to see the project for next month.   

Tamera Finished

I finished my new Project Linus quilt.

Here's the back. I used some left over blocks to make a little row across which enabled me to only have to use one length of the backing fabric. It worked really well.

I have emailed my "local" Project Linus chapter for the address and I'll send the quilt plus a couple of others that I had finished before.

I'm anxious to hear the project for November!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Meet Leisel

Where do you live?
Twin Falls, Idaho (We have been here for about 2 years, before that Las Vegas, before that Olathe, Kansas, before that Rexburg, Idaho, before that Jackson, Wyoming and I was born in Kalispell, Wyoming.  Wow!  I don't feel old enough to have lived that many different places. . .)

Do you have any hidden talents?
None that I can think of. . . how sad!  I guess I am going to have to learn some neat little trick so that I DO have a hidden talent. . .

Name two things you consider yourself to be pretty good at.
Ummmm, sewing is the only thing I can think of.  I'm working on everything else!

Name two things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
I can't cook-- AT ALL!!!  My poor, poor family. . .
I also need a LOT more patience.  Something I try to work on daily!

Do you have any siblings? What are they like?
I have two sisters, both younger.  They both have one little boy and live in Utah.  One is a voracious reader and the other an athlete.  We love getting together to play board games.

Have you ever won a trophy?
I think I recieved a few fair ribbons in 4-H.  And I lettered in several sports in high school, but I can't remember any trophies.  But then, my memory is not that great. . .

Name one thing that not many people know about you?
You wouldn't know it now, but I was a pretty good athlete in high school.  I ran long distance and did well for our cross country and track teams.

Also, my name comes from the Sound of Music-- you know, the 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen' girl?

What is your earliest memory?
I remember standing on the front porch of our home in Montana when I was very little, watching the train pass our house.  According to my mom, we watched the train pass every evening and I would always wave.

What was your favorite musical group when you were in Junior High?Do I have to answer this question?  Okay, okay. . . Britney Spears and the Back Street Boys.  I know, I know. . . what can I say?  And that was actually in high school-- I listened to the Sound of Music and Grease soundtracks before that.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
For a long while I wanted to be a second grade teacher.  I loved my own second grade teacher so much!!!

What are you passionate about?The Gospel of Jesus Christ, my family and sewing.

Who is the person you respect the most and why?This is a tricky one. . . I guess I would have to say Jesus Christ.  It really needs no more explanation than that. . .

What outdoor activities to you like?I am not so much of an outdoors-y type of girl. . . I would rather be up in my sewing room!  (Hee, hee!)  But I do enjoy reading a good book in the sunshine or watching my little girls play a soccer game.  And I still have great memories of picking huckleberries as a kid up in the mountains. . .

If your house was on fire and you could only grab 3 things before leaving, what would they be?
My biggest phobia is having my house on fire-- I still remember my nightmares about it as a kid.  If I could make sure my three little girlies and my hubby were safe, I would be more than happy.

What is your most favorite place on earth?
With my little family!  Wherever that might be. . . (although, I DO NOT like the cold. . . the warmer the climate, the better!)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Linus

 Here's my Linus Blanket. I've been enamored with the pineapple block, so I made a big one for the center and then just finished it out. In all the straight pieces, I quilted the words of the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle". Hope it makes some little one a real nice crib blanket.

Love, Melissa

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Linus quilt

Christy - here is a picture of your Linus quilt. I hope to get it quilted this weekend and in the mail next week. I'll send it to you, as we don't have a chapter anywhere near here. (You can't really tell, but it's frogs and caterpillars with stripey flannel) I'm going to back it with bright green flannel polka dots!
Patty @Granma's

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Giveaway

So - have any of you checked out the Fall-into-Fall Giveaway going on now? There must be 130+ giveaways going on, and some are really cool. Just go to  to check out the Giveaways.  We're in there too, and it's been a lot of fun 'meeting' so many quilters.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Linus Linky

For those of you playing along from home, here is a place you can link your creations. Also, notice our new sidebar where you can click each member's name to visit their blogs (if they have one) and click the month to go straight to the project instructions!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


For my charity project I have chosen the Linus Project.  This is a charity that is very close to my heart.  My daughter Marjorie was not breathing on her own at birth and she spent several weeks on a ventilator at Stormont Vail in Topeka KS.  During her stay she was given a crocheted blanket from Project Linus. 

Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Each volunteer and local chapter work together to help achieve the mission which is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."

This month I would like to see our group make baby blankets to donate to this organization.  They can be made of anything (fleece, cotton, yarn,  ect.)  Be creative and have fun!  You can either send the finished blankets to me and I will deliver them to the Topeka chapter or you can send them to a chapter closer to you.  Your choice.  Check out their website to learn more about their organization and/or find a chapter near you.

Here is a picture of Marjorie now with the blanket she recieved from the Linus Project.  We felt very blessed to be a recipient of one of these blankets.