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Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Big Finish!

Hey, guess what!?!?  I finished this Red Dresden top a couple of days ago.  I'm so excited!



It has 53 plates. 1060 blades. 53 circles.  Well over 100 different fabrics.

It goes to the quilter this week and she has committed to have it done in time for our guild show June 7 & 8.

Happy Easter, y'all!  HE IS RISEN!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Scraps


On Tuesday I taught a scrap class at The Cotton Patch.  It's always fun to see what students come up with.




My class samples are hanging on the wall over Connie's shoulder.  This is the second time I've taught this class so I've gotten a few blocks made, too.  I made these today when I should have been doing other things.  But these were more fun than other things.

Between class prep blocks and demonstration blocks I've made quite a few.  Someday they will make a quilt.





Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Travels

We've been very busy lately traveling.  We took a trip to St. Louis a couple of weekends ago to visit family and friends.  Then we kept our grand boys while their parents participated in a wedding in Dallas.  It seems like spring could be here, but tonight's forecast could prove otherwise.  Anyway, I got a few good pictures of spring and boys.


We took the boys home and immediately left for a geology convention in Houston.  I'm trying really hard to get my Dresden quilt done in time for our guild quilt show in June. (I already have the quilter lined up). So I took the top with me and worked on it while my geologist husband attended the convention.  The convention just happens to be held in the same convention center as the International Quilt Festival.  Here's my quilt looking longingly out our hotel window at the convention center.  It's hoping it can make it inside someday!  Haha



        

The return trip home included a few stops at quilt shops and enjoying the Texas wildflowers along the road.




And one last spring picture......my sweet granddaughter and her parents.





Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bluebird Land Retreat, Part 3

More pictures of projects that were worked on at the retreat I went to.



Ann:  She also worked on a beautiful machine quilted whole cloth.  But I forgot to take a picture.


Judy:



June:

Phyllis:

Linda:

Donna:






Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bluebird Lane Retreat.....Part 2

As promised here are some of the projects that were worked on by others at the retreat.

Carolyn....we were so thankful she was able to join us for a few hours for two days.  She's an inspiration to us all and the most cheerful cancer survivor I've ever known!  She got her binding sewn on.


Leslie.....she finished one baby quilt top and started another, which she also finished.  She has two grand boy coming soon!



Lynessa......she got the border sewn on one and finished another.





I never know why some of the pictures are smaller than others.  I load them all the same way.  Oh well!
More pictures later.  There were 13 of us at the retreat.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Bluebird Lane Retreat

This past weekend I got to go to Bluebird Lane Retreat Center for 3 days of quilting fun.  This is the second time I've been there (it's only 30 minutes from my house).   The two sisters who put this place together thought of everything!  It's equipped for scrap booking or quilting.  We don't have to take irons, lights, cutting boards, etc.  it's all there!  And the sleeping rooms are so cute and comfortable.  The food is good and the snacks are plentiful!  There were 13 of us there.  It sleeps 15.

I got so much done!  I finished this top:

                                                            

Started this one:

                              
  

Added a few blocks to this:

And got advice about this.  Also did a lot of thinking about it.  Some sewing.....and some UN sewing.

Next post........I'll show you what some of the others accomplished.  What a fun weekend!



Thursday, March 6, 2014

Finished blocks

I finished the blocks to the Paducah Nine Patch.  I started this quilt in a Pat Speth workshop in 2012.
The blocks aren't sewn together yet.  I'll do that at the retreat I plan to go to next weekend.