Friday, July 25, 2014

Bright quilts

We bought a new sectional sofa.  My intent is to brighten up this place so my new quilts help in that area.  We've never had a sectional before so it's taking a little time to get used to it but we've decided we like it.

I made a table runner and coasters to match one of the quilts.  I LOVE this line of fabric.  It's called Simple Marks. (By Moda, I think).  I quilted it with wavy lines.

Here's my completed log cabin.  It's the one I finished with my sister.  See hers in the last post.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Catching up again

Lots of stuff going on!

We returned from a 4th of July family reunion in Missouri last week.  My 91 year old uncle decided to climb over a gate and fell and broke his hip.  Didn't completely ruin the reunion.....we managed to get part of the family gathered for a picture before the ambulance took him away.  He was all smiles and is recuperating well.

The day we returned, my son suffered from heat exhaustion (he works outside) and I spent several hours with him in the ER and urgent care.  He spent 3 days recovering at our house (getting lots of mama care) and is doing well now.  Here he is BEFORE that happened after successfully assembling this grill for us.  Isn't he handsome?!

Older daughter and I have been gifted many cucumbers.  Our family LOVES pickles so we've had 3 sessions of making dill pickles, and today a batch of Bread and Butter pickles, too.

I made this quilt for our niece who is expecting her first baby next month.

And I made this dress for Nola.

We had two birthdays in June.  Oldest daughter (I love her Statue of Liberty halo!) and youngest grandson.

Oops!  Sideways picture!

Ok....I think I'm caught up now. Oldest grandson is spending the night tonight. I need rest!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sister's quilt

I had my sister Greta's top quilted for her (Ann Olson did a beautiful job!). And like the good sister that I am, I even put the binding on it for her.  We went to Missouri over the long weekend and I delivered it to her.  She was extremely pleased.  I hope to get mine back soon.  We made the tops together, starting in a class in Atlanta and finishing at my house over Memorial day weekend.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 4th

Happy Independence Day!  Take a moment to thank God for our freedoms!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Houston Bound!

Guess what!!!  This quilt has been juried and accepted for the Houston International Quilt Market and Festival in an exhibit called "Ruby Jubilee".  It's a display of 125 red and red/white quilts for the show's 40th anniversary in October.  It will also travel next year to some other cities.  Am I excited?  Heck, Yeah!!!!!

Photo by Andrea Murphy Photography

Sunday, June 15, 2014

New baby!

Look what came to live at my house a few days ago!  Isn't she a beauty?!!

A friend of mine had this for sale and I didn't even stop to think about it!  It's a green/white Featherweight!  I already have a black one but I just couldn't resist this little treasure.  And it sews like a dream!  She also had a black one and my BFF has been wanting one.  Being that she was out of town,  I texted her to find out if she wanted it and she did, so they both went in my van!  Lucky us!

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Show is Over

This weekend's "Quilt Tulsa" show in Tulsa, OK was a huge success!  We had over 350 quilts in the show, 65+ vendors and classes by Gwen Marston.  My cousin and his wife came from Poplar Bluff, MO to go to the show with me.  She took the "Liberated Basket" class with me and we had a blast with Gwen!  She's a great teachers and so much fun.

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE!   Here are my winnings and the first ever picture of my Red Dresden in its completed form on my blog.

It has 56 plates, each with 20 blades, and well over 100 different fabrics.  It was machine quilted by Wanda Jones of Pawhuska! OK.  Here's a close up of the quilting.

These next three were quilted by Donna Titsworth of Inola, Oklahoma.  She does such a wonderful job for me!  I've never been disappointed.

Theresa Cussimanio (of my neighborhood!) quilted this one.  It was a last minute entry into the show and on the first day it didn't have a ribbon.  When I came back on Saturday, two of the Quilt Show Committe had placed ribbons on it.  What a surprise!

Nola's first quilt show (of course she had to go see her quilt hanging in the show!)

My cousin's wife won one of our raffle baskets.  It was full of enough fabric for two or three quilts with patterns and panels, too,
Here are all four of us.  Up until 2 years ago, it had been 35 years since I had seen Stacey.  Then I met his wife Debbie and it turns out she was interested in quilting.  She's made a few, just bought an embroidery machine and is well on her way to building a great stash of fabrics and supplies.

Here we are with Gwen.

We had a great weekend!  And the bonus......I got on the scales this morning and I had lost 5 pounds! That's what I get for helping hang over 350 quilts!  Next show.....2016!