Saturday, March 28, 2015

Quilt Festival Chicago II

I spotted my quilt on the International Quilt Festival Facebook page.

This time it's hanging up high, right in the middle of the picture behind the dark quilt.  So at least I know where it is!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Quilt Festival Chicago

When my quilt "Red Dresden" was accepted to be a part of the Ruby Jubilee 40th Anniversary Exhibit at the  International Quilt Festival in Houston last fall they asked permission for it to travel to three other shows in 2015.  The Chicago show is the first.  If anyone goes, please take a picture and send it to me.

And now the red and white exhibit is so popular there have been multiple requests to have it shown at other shows and museums.  So guess what?!  My quilt will continue traveling throughout 2016.  If I don't get to go to any of the shows where it will be shown I won't see it again until December 2016.  Scary, uh?  But also very exciting!

Here's the display in Houston last fall.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Finished the top

I finished this quilt top tonight.  I started the baskets in a Gwen Marsten class back last June when she was the guest artist at the Green Country Quilters' Guild show.  I made three baskets in the class.  I had forgotten how much fun they were.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Snow Day

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved snow days!  The best part is waking up to the absolute silence. No cars, no noise just the silence of a cold, snowy morning.  Even though I now longer look forward to school being canceled, I still like to "do what I want to do" on a snow day.  And what I like to do is sew!   And eat.  So I made chocolate chip cookies, chicken noodle soup and I sewed.  And ate.  

I've been working on these baskets.

And I added some other blocks.

Today I got 4 of the rows put together.  Because the basket blocks are all random sizes I had to do a bit of thinking to get all the rows to come out the same width.  I threw in a few "fillers".  Maybe tomorrow I'll get it finished and have a picture to show.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

I've probably posted a picture of my heart quilt every Valentine's Day since I started  blogging.  But this is the first time I've pictured it with the beautiful hand cranked sewing machine my husband got me for Christmas.  Ain't she pretty?!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Birthday Boy

We recently  celebrated my son's 30th birthday.  He's my youngest kid so that must mean I'm getting old.

When Aaron was about 3 years old he was sick.  Hubby and I had taken turns being up at night with him.  It was hubby's turn and he happened to have 6 hours of The Three Stooges recorded on VHS tape.  Men and boys think The Stooges are really funny.  Hubby put in the tape and Aaron loved it so hubby went to bed assuming Aaron would eventually fall asleep on the couch.  WRONG!  When hubby got up to leave for work 5 plus hours later,  Aaron was still awake watching The Stooges.  We think it might have affected his future.  Nevertheless, knowing how much men enjoy The Stooges and now recogniIng that my son is indeed a man, I made him a Three Stooges quilt for his birthday.  It also has guitars on it because Aaron plays.  Although he never plays for us even though we DID pay for a lot of lessons!  (Mother lays on the guilt).

I put Minky on the back of this quilt and did he ever love it!  So soft!

In conclusion, I'm very proud of the man my son has become.  

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sewing with my sister

Over the Chrsitmas Holidays my sister Greta came from Missouri and spent six days with me.  We had a "sewathon".  We spent one entire afternoon shopping for fabric for her quilt and then she spent most of the next day washing and ironing it.
For some reason I have the same look on my face as I do when I light birthday candles.  Every single picture in which I'm lighting birthday candles!  Weird!

I finished this top while she ironed.  It's for the daughter of my friend who passed away in November.
She was my first friend in Texas so all these fabrics represent something about Texas.  I'm working on a second one for the other daughter.

This is what Greta accomplished while she was here.