Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Road Trip and more

My stitch group took a little road trip "shop hop" a couple of weeks ago.  We met at Coleen's for coffee and yummies, then loaded up and headed for Beggs, OK.  Only a half an hour away but there is a shop there that most of us had not been to before.  Grannie Annie's.  It was cute and chocked full of fabric.

Here are the 6 of us who got to go:  Emma, Leslie, Coleen, June, ME, and Donna

I liked this flannel quilt (hand quilted with big stitches).  It was SOOO soft.
We made a stop in Winchester where my oldest daughter lives so the group could see the property.  Wesley was happy to have company and modeled one of the hats his mother was making.

Calista has been very busy using up her yarn scraps:

This is part of the huge patch of irises on the property.  Unfortunately, you can't see very many of them.  Every time Calista visits she brings me a boquet.
We had lunch near Keifer, OK and then went to Leonard, Ok where we visited the Log Cabin Quilt Shop.  Dianna always has lots of new stuff for us to see there.

Donna had to leave for a doctor's appointment so we continued without her (we're not mean, we just have to shop!)
The last stop was Quilt Styles in Glenpool, OK (the place that made Tulsa famous) and then back to Coleen's.  It was a great day!

Look what I found growing in my little iris patch.  It's a Wesley!

And just so you'll know that I've been busy, I finished this:

It's 17.5" square.

Close-up of the quilting.  The background around the leaves and vine is finely stippled.  I plan to enter this in my guild's upcoming show June 8 and 9. 

Until next time....

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I'm Back!

The last two months have not been the most fun of my life.  I've been quite ill with a colon infection that just won't seem to go away.  I'm in the middle of my 4th round of antibiotics (3 of those were 14 day regimins).  I'm so tired of taking pills around the clock.  But enough of that.....

On the days that I was not too weak to pick up a needle, I managed to finish my hand applique project.  I had made out a schedule back in December that I had to stick to in order to get it done in time to have it quilted and entered in my Green Country Quilters Guild "Quilt Tulsa" in early June.  (see:   

This is what my cutting table looked like at one point:

These are the one inch (finished) squares that make up the sashing.  (note the beautiful red sciccors my bff gave me for my birthday last fall)

 And since my design wall is full of all kinds of stuff (mostly UFO's) I hung the sections of the quilt top on the closet curtain.

Before I forget it--this is a Kim McLean design.  I didn't care for the top and bottom border of her pattern so I designed my own using some of her flowers.  I also "tweeked" the side borders a bit.  So here it is in all it's "Glorious Color":

Not a great picture.  I took the top to my favorite quilter, Donna, a few days ago.  I can hardly wait to see what she does with it.  (thank you oldest daughter and son-in-law for holding it up while I took the pictures)

 I had a few (well, maybe a lot) of one inch squares left over from the sashing.  I plan to make them into something for our guild's Small Quilt Auction at the show.  So stay tuned.