OK, this is as much as I could get cut out today..........time to get to what I was really supposed to be doing today........making kits for upcoming classes!! I'm having fun with the winter/snowman theme I have to tell you! I think I'm trying to get this laid out so I can carry it with me to Oregon to stitch on while I'm there. They're having much cooler temps so stitching on wool will be a good thing.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Oooh la-la............wool crazy block 2 for me. After the class on Saturday I decided to piece together another block. After all, I had crates of wool laying before me!! I am going to do a winter themed piece this time, using my own snowman patterns. So keep a watch ladies, this may be a future class! This block is also a little smaller than the 24" x 24" block that some of you are working on or will be working on. I'll post pictures as things progress.
Enjoy the "cooler" temperatures over the next couple of days. For those of you that don't live here, we've been in the upper 90's to lower 100's for weeks. Today we are in the mid-80's so that's a huge difference and welcome change. I'm still looking forward to fall!!!!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Laura is doing a fall block also. I think she was the most stressed over this project. She has a very analytical mind and mismatched pieces just weren't computing for her. But in the end she had a great block for her foundation. I think she'll get more excited as time goes on.
And here's Ms. Debbie Lou's block. Being the quilt teacher that she is, she came to class with her block all drawn out and planned. I would never even have thought of doing such a thing. She wanted to have a quilt block in the center to represent her love of quilting and work around that. It turned out great. Love the colors.
And since Ms. Debbie had her block planned, she got done a little ahead of everyone else and had time to relax and read the Wool Crazy book. Good for her!!
Well, that's about it for that busy week. I'm glad it's behind me and everything got done and accomplished that needed to. I did get a little stitching done in between. I'm still trying to finish up the wool girl blocks. I have three left to be stitched and really will work hard to get them completed. Lisa is busy kitting up the September BECKY block and will let you all know when that is ready.
Happy summer stitching days. Notice I only mentioned our oppressive heat once. That was really good for me since it has been so miserably hot. So everyone enjoy the upcoming cooler days they're promising for this week and try and stitch something every day!!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
From this to........
this!! Finished my red, white and blue quilt top this morning. Just put the borders on. I'm so happy it's done. Well, almost. Still need to get it quilted but at least I'm closer to final completion!! Thanks for your help Jennifer!!!!
I am still amazed at how you can take pieces of fabric, whack them up, sew them together and come up with beautiful quilts. Just think of how many thousands of quilts have been made over the years. And how there are probably no two alike, just like there are no two of us alike! I hope you all have the chance to make just one quilt top, to play with the fabrics, plan your colors.......it truly is a fun journey!
This quilt is my model for an upcoming class called the Disappearing Nine-Patch. My friend Debbie taught me how to put these blocks together last summer and I have made several pieces since then. It's fun, easy, quick, just my kind of project!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
What a way to spend a Saturday.....teaching classes and celebrating a good friend's birthday. A few ladies got together to make tomato pincushions and a sweet needle keep designed by my famous friend Debbie Busby. We worked hard all morning, stitching and chatting.
Linda brought this scrumptuous strawberry cake to celebrate Laura's birthday......it was so delicious.....we'll have to get the recipe to share with everyone. We had a yummy lunch of quiche and broccoli slaw, lit candles on the cake, sang, all out of tune of course, and celebrated Laura's adding another year to her life.
Laura was having fun opening gifts....oh what could it be? Fabric, that's always a good thing.