Geoff's Mom Blog

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Don't Give Up!

I haven't left the blogging world yet.. I have just taken a little time off.. I will be back soon. My arm has been giving me quite a bit of trouble lately and I am trying not to stitch or compute too long. I am hoping to have some cute things to show.. later. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a FANTASTIC New Year!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I needed to do a quick baby quilt for a friend. I used my Big Baby Bear pattern and it worked up quickly.. now I just have to get it quilted. That is the part that seems to always take time. My dog "Abbie" loves to be in the pictures.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Quilt! "Aunt Sadie"

Got my new quilt back from the quilter. Pictures are hard to take.. I took this in my backyard one evening. I am calling this new quilt "Aunt Sadie".. after my father's hermit Aunt. That is a great story.. I will include some of the story in my pattern. Tell me what you think of the quilt?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Request for pictures of my quilts

This is called "Civil Star Tracks". This was my first pattern and believe me the picture doesn't do the quilt justice. How do you get good pictures? I think that is one of the hardest things I try to do is to get a really good picture of the quilt.

This quilt is called "You Little Monkey". It is a quick and easy baby quilt.

Here is "Cheers Me Up" my latest quilt pattern. Hopefully everyone will love it like I do!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tennis Elbow is slowing my dang progress!

This is a quick peek at my tennis elbow... alias Quilter's Elbow. My elbow looks like a knee.. I am fine with that but not with the R-rest I-ice C-compress E-elevate (you know the RICE method)! There is new patterns to finish and new projects to start!

This is my cute Miss Abbie.. she is a Morkie (yorkie and maltese mix) she loves to help me layout my blocks!

I am trying to decided which alternate block to use? They both have specks on "Cheddar" fabrics in them...
Well that is it for 2:11am for me.. my sleeping pill might finally be kick in! Talk to you soon..
Thanks for stopping by!

This is my new "Cheers Me Up" Christmas quilt almost finished except for the binding. I am really happy with the results. Kind of bright and cheery don't you think?

Another close up of

"Cheers Me Up" (I am trying to get the name to stick)

This is Babe my Toy Fox Terrier.. we have had a bad summer. I came home from a quilting retreat in June to find she had broken her right rear leg. The leg was broken in three places. so the vet had to operate and put in a metal rod and ties to keep the leg together. Well I spent the next 6 weeks sleeping on the floor with her because my bed is to high for her to climb. After 6 weeks the vet said the leg was disinigrated the bone was gone. So, back to surgery to amputate the leg. I had to carry her everywhere and so I have now developed Tennis Elbow. Oh my gosh.. I didn't want to tell my Doc that it was really "Quilter's Elbow".. What would he think.. he is cute and now I am sure he thinks I am a total geek! But who cares.. I never want to have this dang pain again. Cortisone shots in the elbow aren't fun.

She really is doing quite well for only having 3 legs! She is my cute tripod.
To be continued:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Another new quilt!

I took the Christmas quilt I started in July to the quilter.. I can't wait for you to see it! I think it turned out really cute.. I named it "Cheers Me Up". I am writing the pattern today (which is no easy task..ha ha) I will put the picture on the blog when I get it home from the quilter.

I am such a Civil War fabric lover.. for some reason I have connected with the old time quilts I love the 30's fabrics too.. so here is my next new project in the works.. Tell me what you think?

Friday, August 29, 2008

Weekend at the Cabin

I decided it was time to get away from the heat and head to the cabin. Time to have fun with friends and finish an old project or two.. or maybe start something new!

The box, sacks and hangers full of 1 1/2" strips

Leslie sorting strips!

Leslie's project... I can't wait to make this one!

Norma working on a new Girl Gang project and enjoying
chips and salsa.

My old project is a finished quilt top! Woo Hoo!
Sometimes when you put a pieced border on it feels like you are making another whole quilt!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Starting a Christmas Quilt

There is so many cute Christmas fabrics out.. I couldn't wait to start a new Christmas quilt! I bought some charm packs, jelly roll and a few coordinating fabrics. I am going to make a new quilt and a new pattern. Watch it grow!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Dot to Dot to Dot!

This is a quick and easy baby quilt. You can make this in a few hours! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Big Baby Bear

This is my newest pattern of 2008. The Big Baby Bear is a fast, easy and quick to piece baby quilt! Hope you have fun making it! To get my patterns you can go to quilt shops and ask for Geoff's Mom Patterns.

Can't forget the kids!

Yes... this is my son.. Geoff and his fiance Kat!
The got engaged on Christmas day.. wedding date is now July 8, 2009. They are cute and totally in love as you can see! They are both "free spirits" and I love them!

Grandma Bessie

I named this quilt "Grandma Bessie" after my grandma. She taught me to sew and I am so glad! I love designing and making quilts.. Enjoy!

Lizzie Jane

This is Lizzie Jane!

This is a quilt I designed.. it is taken from a quilt I saw in an old magazine. Looks old and like something people might have used during Civil War times.