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Monday, November 30, 2009

What an adventure!

It truly was an adventure---finding quilt shops in nice little towns and finding Fredericksburg with it's quaint little shops with all kinds of goodies! We shopped until I literally dropped, but it was so much fun! The picture shows some of the items we got---especially the fabrics-----one shop must have known we were coming because they were having a 40% off sale---now there was serious shopping done there! Can't show the rest of the things we got because they are presents and some of the people read this blog!!!! LOL!!!

While I looked around at the fabric, Maynard was busy matching up FQs for Project Linus quilts---he picked out some good ones---I have more that I couldn't fit in the picture even. I got a lovely kit (the brown with flowers fabric.) The little bouquet in a basket is from the Sandy Jenkins Embroidery Store. What a neat place Simply blew my mind away and I got to talk to her---what a neat lady. It is for a table runner, but I'm going to do it on a smaller piece and frame mine.

We also got to see our grandboys at the end of the week-end, so that made it a great trip all in all. They are growing up so fast! (seeing their Mom and Dad was nice, too!!!)

Now to get back to normal if there is such a thing! I have 3 Christmas parties this week-end---my list of things to do has a list!!! It will be lots of fun and I hope I can keep everything straight!!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a very special day! This is my favorite holiday--no gifts to worry about and just a time of family gathering together and enjoying food, fun and fellowship!!!!!

I'm excited because Maynard and I will be taking a little trip about 6 hours away to a town called Fredericksburg where there are lots of little shops and we will be hitting lots of quilt shops along the way---I purchased a book of quilt shops and that is our guide!!! An added plus for him is a big woodworking show in Kerrville! So we both will get to see lots of what we enjoy ! Should be lots of fun! We'll even get to see the grandboys along the way home, so that will be an added joy! Life is good!!!!!

The quilt picture is one of a panel that a special friend gave each one of us in the DFW Gang a few months before she died. Her name was Jan, too. I made it into a wall hanging. It is very dear to my heart.

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jelly Rose Quilt Top

Yesterday was a fun day--BFF Debi and I went for breakfast and then to my house to put the finishing plans on the DFW Gang Christmas Party--everything is coming together just fine!!! I can't wait--we will have games and prizes and food and lots of laughter and fun! Don't know if we will get much sewing done or not!!! Then we decided to go shopping at Quilt Mercantile--that was fun, too---I got a new kit for a music quilt---I'll be showing that soon as I get started on it!

The picture shows how I finished off the Jelly Rose medallion --I'm happy with the way it turned out! So it will go in the quilting pile now. Now to start some more Yellow Brick Roads and to quilt a few of the quilt tops that are in the pile so it doesn't get too big again!!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jelly Rose Quilt Block

"Jelly Rose" quilt block is one block I made over the last few days. There are supposed to be 8 more blocks, but I think one is all I have in me!!!! I'm trying to figure out how to finish it off and am thinking of railroad blocks or maybe just finishing it with the jelly roll strips going around and around in strippy fashion. Anybody got any ideas?

Barbara at Bejeweled Quilts is having a give-away to celebrate the grand opening of her niece's on-line store, Inch-Worm Fabrics. She has some beautiful fabric at her store and the give-away quilt is splendid! Check it all out! I'm not affiliated, just a blogging friend!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Two More---Project Linus

Here are two more for Project Linus and now I need to make some more tops and also wait for Maynard to get bit by the quilting bug again to quilt some more quilts!!!!! There are 6 more for PL to be done on the big machine.

The first one is called "Butterflies Are Free" and is a pattern from Terry Atkinson--she makes the most fun patterns! The second one is just like the one from yesterday---I had 1/2 yard cuts so made two Yellow Brick Roads--it's called "Flowers in Purple 2."

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Project Linus Quilts---Three More!

I hope you are not tired of seeing PL quilts---because here are three more that I am putting the finished pile and will deliver sometime soon to the drop off place. The first one is called "Flowers in Purple," and is a Yellow Brick Road pattern from Terry Atkinson, the second one is called "Police" (there are pictures on the fabric of everything to do with a police department including the police dog!) It is from a pattern called Wicked Easy. The third one is called "Happy Flowers." You almost need sunglasses to look at the last one--it really turned out bright! I have 3 more to quilt and bind and then I need to get busy and sew up some more tops!

I've been thinking about doing a couple more Log Cabins and I have some NASCAR fabric that some boy would probably like a quilt made from. Just need to get busy!

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Three More Quilts Finished

Forgive me if I have shown these before in an "undone" state, but here they are now all finished! The first one is called Tessellating Stars and will go to Project Linus. This was a pattern I found online and was easy to do.

The second one is called Twisted Stars and is an Eleanor Burns pattern---I like her patterns because they are written so thoroughly and are easy to follow.

The third quilt is called Texas and is the only Texas quilt I have done. I've wanted to make one for quite awhile and finally found a pattern that I liked! The colors look faded, but I guess it's from the bright sunshine! We've had several days of that lately and more to come--has been really nice to have the sunshine!

Now I need to go searching for a new quilt to piece---I have the Written in Thread embroidery quilt I'm working on and the Project Linus ones that I work on, but need a new one to piece. Guess it's time to get the magazines and books out and go hunting--won't that be fun to do? I love looking over the old magazines for ideas!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!