My Website

Shepody's Quilter/Hand Quilting Services...send me your quilt top...I'll hand quilt it for you.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Great Giveaway!!!

Greenfairy Quilts is having a fantastic giveaway!!!  Head on over here and see for yourself...

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Sampler #9

This was a fun block to put together....we will be finished this quilt in no time now.  It has gone by so quickly.
I hope you all have a great weekend...LOL...and you can see that my magnets are on the side of the block..ok I took the pic the wrong way; I wanted my sold colour going up and  The magic of computers...haha

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer Sampler #8

My my these are going quickly...soon have all of our blocks finished.  This was a very fast one to put together. 

Now I was in the city from 10am to about 2pm today....roughly.  I had groceries to to see...errands; you know, the usual. But I did pick up some fabric for one of the orders I is for a tiny little girl....I love it!!..One print has buttons all over it....too cute....the background will be in off white.
Then I came home to a parcel from Fat Quarter Shop!!!!!!!!!!!!! Made my day; since it has been a miserable rainy day here.  This is the fat quarter bundle that I won way back there on Julie Hermans blog...loving it!!!
Thank you Julie and Fat Quarter.....                                                                                                            

WIP Wednesday

On my way out for most of today; so a short piece.  I am still working on the same things as last week.
I have 1/2 the blocks for the commissioned piece together...will take pics later on. nothing new with the applique quilt top...but have the new quilt to be hand quilted in the frames and started working on it....I am up to date with the summer sampler; today's block will be later than usual..but hopefully sometime today.

Have fun and link up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced to see what all the people are up to.

Now; to see the picture that I linked up with; go to yesterdays is explained there....thank you.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Sampler #7

Boy; I am really wishing I had arranged these fabrics differently for this quilt...this is the first time I have put so many prints together like a rule I would have a white background for all of these. But I decided to get out of my comfort zone and try something different...not liking it at

Besides my planning; it is going well...this block is the string star..and it was very easy to do; though I don't like a string star ...if you look on my work website; you will see a very large one on there that I did..hated doing it!!! But at least it stands out..hahaha.

Anyway; enough griping; I put them together this way; don't like them, but it is done.  So I'll live with it, right?????....Have fun putting yours together.  And if it helps; I cut 3.5 inch strips for each triangle, and used the Tri Tool to flip and cut each one.

Without further here is mine; if you can see the
One day I am going to do this whole thing over in a solid background..I am sure I will like it much better....
I wanted to share these 2 pics with you...they belong to a lady whom I am hand quilting a quilt for.  This is one that she had machine quilted...because of the fabrics it couldn't be hand is one of the most beautiful quilts I have seen...take a look..the pic on the right is just one block...the left is around the center of the quilt...                                                  

Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer Sampler # 6

Hard to believe we are that far with these blocks.  I have to say; this one was lot of fun to piece...after I got the size sorted. Thank you Faith and Lee.  I have to resize my page or  I did find a lot of bulk to sew the final center together..but it came out not too bad.  And you'll see a wrinkle in one corner; I forgot to press before adding the next piece there once...leave it to me!!!

Hope everyone is having fun with it is an experience I probably never would have tried if not for this I am thankful for that...I am slowly learning new things....haha.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

DAH DAH!!!!! # 5 Finished

Well this was my first time paper piecing...I have to admit; it made me a little crazy at But once you get going..nice to work with.  I am glad to be doing this QAL because it is teaching me new things..I tend to be old school.  I learned with templates..then got into strip this...I guess you are never too old to learn something new....have fun with this block is a pretty one. And don't forget to check out Flickr.

WIP Wednesday

Good morning is another hot sunny morning..which I love and have been waiting for careful what you wish for!! My head ached all day yesterday because of the heat...and I have to mow lawns this morning...but, hey...I still love summer.  Works in progress.......I finished the Log Cabin:  she will bind it herself...I have the first 4 blocks done for the Summer Sampler....which you can see in earlier posts or on Flickr...I am holding off looking at #5 since I have to mow first..and it is my first paper pieced

I am a little farther ahead with the applique quilt top....
I have another top arriving later this week to be hand I am holding out for it..want to get it back to her before she goes back home in August...
And I am about to start piecing another one of the custom soon as I do my summer sampler block; maybe later today; I, this week has been pretty good.  1 finish.....1 1/2 finished....blocks all up to date.....and the yard work hasn't suffered 

Now have fun with your works and join Lee over at

Monday, July 18, 2011

#4 of the Summer Sampler

Well here it all of it's I don't know if it is because I am tired today; or what.  But somehow I forgot to square up the little squares to 2.5" before sewing them together...darn!!!!  And what I time I had lining; or I should say; trying to line things up with this one.  But all said and done; it didn't turn out bad considering the step I left out... and I squeezed it in between planting a  few shrubs that I got on sale..and doing my laundry and you know all that Monday morning stuff that we have to  This block was a test of my patience; as you can . But I like the block.  So enjoy making yours..can't wait to see them. I also finished hand quilting the log cabin quilt on off the list, is a pic of it.                                                                            

Saturday, July 16, 2011

AccuGo Cutter Giveaway!!!!  is having another giveaway for the Go Baby!!! Make sure you get your name in for this one too...can't beat winning one of these babies...I know I am trying my hardest to get one of these...I would kill for one!!!!!

Check it out.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Block # 3

Well has been a good morning...just finished #3 of the  it has been fun.
Will be interesting to see them all come together later on....make sure you check out the Flickr Group too for all the updates and pics....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2nd Block for Summer Sampler Finished

Just got the second block put together for this QAL....while waiting for grass to dry so I can mow...looking like showers again now though..gosh; I may have to quilt today....yay!!!!.lol. Here is the block..Greek Cross.

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Another week gone!!!!!  We had a beautiful week ...sunny and just lovely...until Monday, lightning and heavy heavy rain..but lovely again since yesterday afternoon.  My works in progress...goodness; let me see.

I am just about finished hand quilting the log for summer.  My blue nine patch with the still in the same stage...fused....that's it.  still 2 scrappy quilt top to quilt..and Harry Potter is still waiting...I am just about to start piecing the commissioned quilt for England..2 other commissions are on hold...waiting for a pattern that the lady whom ordered wants me to have a look lots to do; I guess...and I did piece the first block in the Summer Sampler QAL ...anxious to get the next

Now you will have to head over to                       and see what else is going on today with works in progress...have fun..oh; and in case you didn't see my post.....I WON the Fat Quarter Bundle at Jaybird excited to get that ....thank you again....Julie and Fat Quarter..

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Have a look !!!!  is having a great giveaway for an Accu Go got to get in on this one...

Monday, July 11, 2011

First Block Finished

150px Summer Sampler Series BadgeI made my first block for the Summer Sampler QAL....this is my first QAL;and am anxious to see what everyone has.....this is the Star of Virginia..made with Modas Spring Magic...

I Won, I Won,I Won!!!

Made my day yesterday...was out cruising all day in the hot sun in my sweet little convertible...came home to find out I won a Fat Quarter Bundle over at Jaybird how much fun is that???? Love it!!

Thank you Julie....

Friday, July 8, 2011

HistoricalSociety Quilt Show and Sale

I stopped by the quilt show going on here.... they hold this show every year in July...a lot of quilts; believe me..I took pictures for you to see what was going; you can't see a lot of each quilt...they have so many for the size of their community hall...but here goes...enjoy
This is one that was on display while I was there; they change them constantly

.now a tour of the room; are you ready..lots of pics....

now a few of the smaller items and quilt tops

  there we are now; then end of the show for this year....they have around 6 ladies working all the has been going on since Tuesday and ends tomorrow                                                                                                   

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Our Wedding Anniversary!!

Today is our 38th wedding anniversary; where did the time go?  Merrill(hubby) is working; of course. We will celebrate with our family on Saturday; as it is also our oldest grandsons birthday.  I just wanted to share another little piece of me with all of you..Here is a pic of my little family celebrating by mother-in-laws 86 birthday in April 2010. She passed away 2 months to the day after her birthday.  She had a wonderful was held at the hospital where she had been for 5 months prior....hubby is the one with the  our 3 sons and their families...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

WIP Wednesday

    This week has been busy for me; but mainly working outside in vegetable garden. Now I enjoy that; you know, but the little black flies are killing me!!  I have bites everywhere...this morning one eye is swollen almost shut from a bite I got last night while just walking around my yard....they are nasty....

My works in progress are just about the same as last week; I.m afraid.  Still 2 scrappy quilt tops to be quilted...Harry Potter is still waiting....I ham just about half way through the hand quilting of the log cabin quilt...that's going well.  I picked up another order from a lady in on vacation last that is now 4 commissioned quilts to do.  And I did get the center started on the peek I gave you last week that goes with the blue and white 9 patches.....not stitched down yet..just fused...

So while I wait for the grass to dry from the heavy dew last night;so I can mow lawns. you head over to see Lee at lots going on there.

Monday, July 4, 2011

I'm a Guest!!!!!!

Please take a minute to go over to Mary Ann's and see ME,,,,lol. I am lucky enough to be a guest at Rockin Quilts today...loving it.  Mary Ann is a sweetheart who asked if she could feature me...and of course; I thought that was so very nice of her...

So take a look and check out all the wonderful posts that she has on her blog. She is very talented...and I hope to have her as a guest here one day....right Mary Ann?????. 

Now on to the latest QAL...I have joined!!!!  I hope I can manage this one....I have wanted to join one of these is a pic of the fabric I plan to use...that could change...oh my let's hope not....I have 4 commissioned quilts to do now; and joining a I crazy?????  No it is going to be lots of fun....
I may need lots of advise and encouragement...are you up for that??

Mary Ann asked how I manage to handquilt a large quilt in 2 weeks...well; that doesn't always happen.
but during the winter months when I have no; not really. But have more time; I can do it. It takes about 6-8 hours a day to do this....and many soar fingers!!!  But I can't get enough of it; really.

Thanks for listening to me is raining cats and dogs here today; so housework almost finished for the day; off to the sewing room; or to the quilt in the frames...oh; the choices....
150px Summer Sampler Series Badge