I went to a workshop Saturday with my quilt guild. There was about 25 of us and we did two projects. We made a handy basket and an easy 15 minute table runner. It was a lot of fun and I plan on making a lot more so I can use up some of my scraps. I've done the table runner before and it is fun and quick to make. It is the table runner by Utah State and there is a link on the right side of my blog down below.
I went to a retreat this weekend with several friends and I was able to finally finish this quilt top. This was a mystery quilt from years ago. It has been in my closet forever and I finally finished the last three blocks and put the top together. I decided it needed a solid color border and a piano key border for the outside. It takes a lot of time to do the piano key border but it was well worth the effort. Now to quilt it.
Hello, I'm back. I didn't realize it had been so long since I had posted on my blog. I post every month on the other blog I do for my quilt group (Sew What's)....This has been a hard year for me. I've just done what I needed to do. I have been feeling bad all year so I've only done what I was required to do....My computer has been giving me trouble too and I've been fighting with it alot too. I almost decided to quit blogging but I went back and looked at what I have done over the years and it helped me to remember things...so, I decided it was important that I continue to blog. I have been working on alot of things but I haven't finished alot of things yet. I am in several swaps and they are going on all year..I am working on alot of scrappy quilts just so I can not waste any of my scraps. I've felt overwhelmed but I'm getting over that and just trying to enjoy my sewing and quilting again.
Here are two quilts I have finished this year. I finished this one a few weeks ago and gave it to my niece. Her favorite colors are turquoise and brown so that's why I made her this one. This pattern is by Debbie Maddy of Calico Carriage. I took a workshop earlier in the year and made me a quilt top out of this pattern and I'll be quilting it soon. I looked and looked through my patterns and books until I remembered I had this pattern and thought it would do good for the fabrics I bought for her. Anyway, I did this one and Jeni loves it. I think it turned out pretty good. I'm going to probably make another one too for my sister (her Mom). I like this pattern because you can use fat quarters for it. I bought yardage and I have enough to probably make two quilts. so I might make me one too..We'll see...
This is the Carpenter Star pattern.
This is just a little scrap quilt I finished. I'm going to keep it for my new grandbaby coming in December.
I made this scrappy quilt for a new little person. Elizabeth was born October 15th to my friends Marion and Joey. Marion's theme for her nursery was Winnie the Pooh but I couldn't find any Winnie the Pooh fabric in time for her gift so I just used some of my scraps. I apologized for not making a Winnie the Pooh quilt and I was pleasantly surprised and tickled by Joey. He said he was so glad to get a normal quilt and he really liked it. He was glad it wasn't Winnie the Pooh. A sweet couple with a beautiful little girl....
I made this cute little wall hanging last week and showed it at my quilt meeting. This is called Spruce It Up and is a 3 D pattern designed by Jackie Robinson of Jackie's Animas Quilts. It was a fun but challenging little quilt to make. Below is a closer view of the quilt.
More Christmas to come soon. I hope you enjoy your week and get some crafty time in. Til next time, happy stitching.
Friday I took the day off and went to the great state fair of Texas. Me and another sweet lady, (Patty) did tatting demos all day at the Creative Arts Building. We had a lot of interest in the tatting and hopefully we will be having a lot more members come join our group. It was a lot of fun but we didn't even get a chance to walk around or eat either. So, Saturday, me and the hubs went to the fair and looked at all the displays in the Creative Arts Building (quilts, photos, tatting, crochet, knitting etc) and we played all day too. We will be doing more demos next year at the fair too. This was my 4th year to do this and it's fun. I'm always amazed at how many people say my Grandma used to do this. I'm also amazed at the men that are interested in it too. There were a lot of young people interested this year too. I'm really hoping they show up at our meeting so we can teach them to tat to pass on to the next generation. Fun times. Til next time, I hope you get some crafty time in.
Double Delight - I want to make this one too...soon.
Carolina Christmas-I want to make one soon
A Tisket A Tasket BOM 2009
2009 Christmas Quilt for Patchalot Patterns
Christmas Sparkler 2008
Free Pattern from Patchalot More.blogspot.com
My Word Cloud
Your rainbow is intensely shaded green, white, and blue.
What is says about you: You are a contemplative person. You appreciate friends who get along with one another. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines. Those around you admire your fresh outlook and vitality.