Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Annie, Mary, and I went on a mini shop hop hitting 5 of the 12 shops on this year's Heart of KY hop. Mary had never been to the Gathering Room and loved it. I did damage at the Quilt Box buying lots of civil war fabrics. And wool! I found some beautiful wool at the Corner Quilt shop. I've been working on my wool block of the month and have made it to block 4! I'm also making a table topper that I got in Nashville from the Primitive Gatherings booth. I spent a lot of time and money there! Wool is wonderful to work with. I've also done some machine embroidery for work making shirts for the book club. And I spent time reading the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer and got everyone hooked on the books. So I guess I have been busy. I fell behind on some of my goals; I didn't get the pumpkin quilt or Christmas quilts quilted. Sooo many projects, life is good.
Monday, July 7, 2008
And believe it or not I have July's goal met and it's only the 7th of the month!!!! The goal was to get the borders on the pumpkin quilt. Why didn't I finish this years ago? Like in 2001 when I started it? It only took 2 evenings to do the half square triangles and finish the borders. I'm gonna try to get it quilted this month but..... Jaime came in with 2 of her friends. And they want sail rigger bags. Now I have 6 to make. And I've been getting into a clothing mood. I picked up a couple of patterns when I was in Lexington and I have the perfect fabric to make them. And I could really use some new tops and pants. Oh, and I found a neat purse pattern that's quilted. Need to put that on the to do list too. There should be more hours in the day!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
I've been working so hard to finish some ufo's this year and done pretty good at keeping up with my monthly goals. I've finished several things!!! And now I may have lost it. It all started when my friend Mary called to tell me about some new patterns she had. She works at a local gift shop and they had ordered some patterns, whoo hoo! The closest fabric or quilt shop is 2 hours away so learning that they were branching out into patterns was a thrill. And of course I need to support a local shop. The patterns were from http://www.crabapplehillstudio.com/
Well, I had almost forgotten that I had signed up for a wool block of the month from my favorite quilt shop. It started this month! With work I wasn't able to go to the first class so they are mailing me the kit. It's the Folk Art Album quilt from http://www.primitivegatherings.us/shop/ I love this quilt!! The kit should be here tomorrow and I can't wait to start it. Isn't it beautiful?!
While I was showing Primitive Gathering's website to a friend I saw their new book "Primitive Christmas" and had to order it; I received it yesterday. It has some wonderful projects. I also saw several other quilt patterns that I would like to get while I was surfing around but so far I've been able to resist, but I do feel myself weakening.
I did finish 2 Sail Rigger bags for Jaime this week, she picked out some great fabrics. And I'm on the September snowman, only 3 left. Thanks to everyone's comments I've decided to quilt it with crosshatching. I'll be going to Lexington next week so I will be able to get fabric to set them up with. And I'll try to keep blinders on when I visit the quilt shops!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I think Santa's Coming will be such a cute Christmas quilt; and it was so much fun doing the invisible machine applique. I love it because it's so fast and looks so good.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
It has been fun having Jaime here to talk quilting and sew with. She is more into knitting these days but has been finishing some of my old ufo's. I've found that's the easiest way to cut down on my ufo's, give them to someone else!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
It helps measure the size you need to cut. I wasted a lot of fabric on my first block.
Quiltfest was wonderful! The vendors were good and the quilts beautiful. I didn't do too much damage, I got a couple of quilt patterns and several fat quarters. I took lots of pictures but haven't figured out how to link them. I'll try to get that done soon.
Last night I took a basket class. I think my basket turned out ok, I still need to stain it.
And today I got the binding sewn on Slice of Summer, now I can whip the back down while watching tv. I almost have another finish!!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
I've also been taking an EQ6 class from Quilt University learning to draw blocks. Too much fun! I'm just afraid I'll spend more time making virtual quilts than real quilts now.
Tomorrow I will quilt.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Jaime got lots of compliments on the purse she made me for Christmas, I love it and am impressed by her knitting abilities. I don't have enough coordination to knit. She also showed me the Raverly site for knitters, we really need a similar site for quilter. https://www.ravelry.com/