Thursday, November 29, 2012

Quilt tops

I dropped off these three at Kat's house today to be quilted. One table runner, one wall hanging and one full sized quilt (which is not sewn together in this picture). I usually quilt my own small items but am just not in the mood. I have other things I need to be doing.... Like decorating the house for Christmas. Hubby came home from work early today with flu-like symptoms so I may be needing to offer a bit of extra TLC.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving and Merry (early) Christmas. We had a very nice day on Thursday with all our kids, sons-in-law and grandboys.

But now I'm in that limbo week. I feel like it's too early to decorate for Christmas. I'm not in the mood to shop. Most of my neighbors have decorated their houses (before Thanksgiving--whatever happened to celebrating one holiday at a time!?)

Even my Christmas cactus thinks it's time to start celebrating. I think I'll go sew. Please don't call me Scrouge!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Baby quilt

I just got the label on this today and delivered it to the father of the baby (who happens to be my chiropractor). The baby will make his appearance tomorrow. Exciting times for them! They've been through a lot the last couple of years (including the loss of two precious babies).

I quilt a little "love" into my baby quilts. Can you see it in the light brown square in the close up?

I made this quilt entirely from the scraps leftover from Timothy's quilt and I still have enough left for another. Maybe I bought too much!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Exciting News....again!!!

Here's my quilt (right) hanging next to Sharon Schamber's "Best of  Show" at the Georgia Quilt Show a couple of weeks ago.
Now for the exciting quilt will once again hang with some FAMOUS quilts.  Yesterday I received news from the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky that my quilt has juried in to a special exhibit entitled "Quilts of the South Central US" .There will be a total of 18 quilts from Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.  The quilts will be on exhibit from January 17 to April 2, 2013.  I'm excited beyond belief.  I've visited the museum a couple of times and never in my wildest dreams did I think I would have a quilt that would be "good enough" to be on exhibit there.

Now....I want to show you some close up shots of Sharon's quilt. 
You can see the piping inbetween the gold.  The piping is about 1/8 inch wide and criss-crossed.  The dark that you see is the black curtain behind the quilt because the piping work is open like lace!

The quilting and thread work on this quilt is AMAZING!

Another detail of the piping and quilting.
So....I guess I'll see y'all in Paducah sometime between January 17 and April 3!  ROAD TRIP!!!!
By the way....I started my married life in Murray, Kentucky where Tim was a senior at Murray State University.  A fellow student took us to dinner in Paducah for my 20th birthday.  Back then it was just a little river town.  Then quilting took over the town.  I can hardly wait to visit it again!