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Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall is here--I wonder where the coolness is?

It really is fall according to the calendar, but still getting temps in the high to middle 90s. Although some days it teases us and is in the 80s. Boy, that sure is nice. We even had a couple of rain showers to let us know what rain feels like again! Need a couple of days of nothing but rain and we might start filling up the lakes and reservoirs again! Be good to get this whole summer behind us!!!!

I made two more quilts for Project Linus---the first one is called "Marching 4 Patches" I don't remember just where this pattern came from, but it was fun to do.

The next one is a Yellow Brick Road from Fabrics that my BFF, Debi gave me (thanks Debi!) and I call it "Sunny Days are Here" I really like the fabrics--they remind me of the "Origins" (Basic Grey) line that Debi likes so well.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lots of Quilts!

Doing Yellow Brick Roads and other patterns assembly line style yields a lot of quilts all at once. Therefore, I have lots of quilts to show you today!

The first one is not a Project Linus quilt, but the rest are. This first one was one I started back in 2008 and am just finishing now. I tried to quilt it by hand since I had pieced it by hand, but ended up taking out the quilting. I tried to be very careful, but ended up stretching it. So the only thing we could do was to put it on the big quilting machine to "coax" it into shape. And it turned out pretty good.

The next quilt is called "Window Kitties" and is one of four that are that pattern---they only differ with the last border, so I only posted one picture. This was a pack of 5 yards of material and I was able to get four quilts out of it. Picked it up at the Dallas Quilt Show.

The next happy, bright one is named "Lucky Charms." It has ladybugs on it and is my favorite because it is so bright!

Next is a western theme that I hope some little boy will like. I try to find things for boys and sometimes that is hard to do. We called it "Boot Scootin' Again."

The next quilt has a theme is color crayons, so we named it "Color Me Happy." I had help naming some of these because I was at retreat when I made the Yellow Brick Roads and my fellow quilters were helping name them! What fun!

The last one is a bigger one and is one of the 5-yard quilt kits. I called it "Pink Peonies."

Nice weather today---it is cloudy and temp has not gotten above 95 here--hurrah!!!Maybe the hot spell has broken for awhile!

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Chicken Quilt for Grandsons!

This is the chicken quilt done from the Buggy Barn pattern that I think I probably showed before, but this time it is all finished! The grandboys, Evan , who will be 8 tomorrow and Nathan, 4 had three chickens----but, alas, one succumbed to the terrible 112 degree heat of last week in Austin. So just two in the coop and free ranging now. Hopefully this heat will end soon and the stress will be off.

Had fun yesterday with a friend from Sit and Sew group, Ruby. We went to the Grand Opening of the new JoAnn's Super Store in a town near here. It was crowded, but lots of fun to look at everything. Lots and lots of fabric and other things you didn't know you needed till you saw it!! HA! HA! I got more backing fabrics for the Project Linus quilts on sale which is the way I like it! We had lots of fun discussing things we'd like to do this and that! Thanks for a fun time, Ruby!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!