Friday, July 6, 2012

I've Moved!

Please join me at my new home on my new BLOG!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Join A Charm Swap!

Head on over to Elyse Susan Design and check out her charm swap! I was never really interested in a fabric swap before, but this is such a great way to get a pack of charm sqaures - all different! Silly me, I already have a few projects in mind.

It's starting to fill up, so get there soon!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mini Quilt Challenge

Two hours 'til deadline - what was I thinking??? It was fun, though.  I like working with geometrics and batiks, so it was a win, win. Time to clean up my mess! And there are over 200 entries!  Do check it out.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

More Memories

Gary (Patrick's Dad), Patrick & Kelly and the signature quilt

Diane, our dear friend, Kelly & Patrick - Lots of smiling that day!
A young man very dear to us recently got married to a lovely young woman.  His mom has been a dear family friend for many years.  I really wanted to do something special, so I sent out fabric squares to friends and family of the bride and groom, asked folks to sign it and write a message if they wanted to, and send them back.  I had it finished a month before giving it to them!  They were married in Montego Bay, but 2 weeks ago there was a reception for them here in town.  I gave them the quilt before the party started so it could be displayed for all who participated to see. Love and best wishes to Patric and Kelly. A very special couple who now have a signature quilt to cuddle with.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Another Signature Gift

The Bride-to-be. If you look closely, you can see the signatures.

The pieced rectangles making the top of the apron.
My daughter is the maid of honor for a dear friend this fall.  They've known each other since they were 2 years old, roomed in college a couple of years, and remain good friends still. She recently gave her a really special bridal shower. Having known this girl for so long, I wanted to do more than buy something off her bridal registry.  I knew it wasn't going to be a quilt, so I came up with an apron pattern.  I pieced rectangles on the top, making every other rectangle a white fabric.  The skirt of the apron is a print and the whole apron is lined.  What made this special is that all the guests got to sign their name in the white rectangles! I hope this is something she will treasure and that it will remind her of a special time put together just for her.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Once in a Blue Moon

I am so excited to announce the "Once in a Blue Moon" retreat that will be October 4 thru 7 with Susan Brubaker Knapp at Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Susan is an amzing quilt artist, designer, publisher and teacher. Susan is designing two brand-new projects just for this retreat, based on her new book, Point, Click, Quilt! "You’ll learn the skills you need to go home, take your favorite photo, and interpret it in fabric using fusible appliqué and thread sketching." I know I can't wait to see the pumpkins and passion flowers that are created at this retreat.
The fun begins on Thursday afternoon with a kick-off that evening.  There will be two full days of instruction on Friday and Saturday, departing Sunday morning.  You will be treated to homemade breakfasts and lunches and have the choice to experience some of the great dining in Black Mountain or nearby Asheville. There is also the choice to dine at the Blue Ridge Assembly Hall for an additional fee.  

We'll be in a private lodge - you may stay up all night and you may even stay in your p.j.'s if you wish! And...there even may be some prizes!

Be sure to check out the flier and registration form and sign up today to join the fun - there are a limited number of spaces!

The beautiful and peaceful Barnhardt Lodge will be your accomodations for the retreat.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

4 Out the Door!

I have felt such an urgency lately to get projects finished.  It could be because I have so many going! I had success this weekend - 4 quilts going out the door!  2 are baby quilts for Project Linus.  No, they are not quilted. The person who heads up this effort in our guild is gracious enough to quilt them, so I finished the two quilts, and prepared the backs and batting. The one pictured is cotton flannel - so cute with lions and elephants.  The other didn't photograph well.
The pinwheel quilt is going to a professional quilter (machine quilting is just not my thing - I only do really small ones).  I started this quilt about 3 years ago and just finished it a few months ago.  Getting this one out the door is a real accomplishment!  The fourth quilt is a signature quilt that is a gift, so no picture being posted. I won't get to post that pic until September. By then it will be quilted and the binding done.  I'm determined to bind the 2 quilts that are coming back to me as soon as I get them. Of course, the one being a gift will definitely push me.

It just feels SO good to have these done. Now I just need to dig into the pile of 12 or so projects I have started and get a few more out the door!