Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I got my quilt back today and there is the neatest evaluation form. I am REALLY impressed. They really judge your quilt on a lot of categories - not just the pieceing and the quilt, but the quilting and the overall effect... I was impressed!
So for all of you who keep thinking - I should do this, oh maybe not... today is the day to stop waffling and just DO IT - plan a quilt for next year. I bet you will learn something you hadn't even though of... I did!!!
Okay - now I really gotta go make dinner. Apparently the children need to be fed... to bad fabric scraps don't count HA HA ( I really really love my kids ... its just fun to pick on them, cuz when they get taller than me I will probably have to be realllll nice!)
Monday, April 28, 2008
Then there is the lightening one. The boys thought this design was soooo cool. They think that we should make one like this... but they didn't decided who would get it yet!!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Pat tells me that she made all of these quilts and some are from classes that she takes. I bet the teachers LOVE her!
This next one really caught my husbands eye. I think it might be called a Buzz Saw pattern or maybe a delectable mountains. What ever it is called you sure can see the amount of work that went into it. It was a lot!!
I have really enjoyed seeing these quilts!
I picked up one of the 5th grade quilts yesterday after Zac's Grandma bound it for us and as I was walking thru the halls a lot of the kids had to come up and see it finished. They are getting so excited. I have been taking the quilts one by one in as they are finished for them to see. They have a program at the end of April where they get to show off all there hard work - so they are really excited.
Well - I am off to cut some more bindings. I got all the labels made yesterday and 1/2 of them applied. So I guess I better do that too. - Have a great evening!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
My trusty doorbell (my dog) let me know when the UPS man came today, and it was a huge box and oh boy oh boy I can't wait till my quilthangers come home ( my kids) to take pictures. Pat D sent me 7 completed Quilts of Valor!! I am so excited!
I talked to the chaplain yesterday to update him on our numbers and when I told him I thought we would have at least 40 quilts, you could have heard a pin drop - he was very impressed!! And excited!
Hope you all have a quilty day.... stay tuned for more pictures!!
Monday, April 14, 2008
I so work better under deadlines I think! They must push me to finish rather than say - oh I can do it tomorrow.... there are not many tomorrows left to get these done, Unless I want to suck it up and bind them all.... but I have volunteers to bind... gotta quilt faster *grin*
This is group 5's quilt. They named it American Valor. I just love the names they came up with - very suiting! It is quited using Deb;s Swirls Panto.
And the other good news - we finally have sun! We had snow last week and it drifted making chores rather difficult... but now it is sunny and the mud has gone away!
Have a quilty Day!!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
This is the Waving Stars Quilt. It was made by Group 3 and was quilted with Swirls by Jodi Beamish.
Can you tell I have been attached to my quilting machine last week? I have a few more to post - but thought I would post them seperately. That way I don't feel like I have nothing to post
Our weather has been yuccky! We had snow on Wednesday and Thursday and there were drifts everywhere. Reminded me of real winter. Now it is just plain windy....
Off to prepare another backing! Have a quilty day!
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
So we rounded up the troups and headed out to Chuck E Cheese to celebrate. The kids all had a great time. They played lots of games and ate lots of pizza and I got a milk shake on the way home - so it was all worth it!
Other than that I have been quilting away - I just haven't taken any pictures yet, but I am going to! I quilted the cutest chicken quilt! Once she sees it I will have to post a pic - it's adorable.
Have a Quilty Day!
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
First up: 5th grade kids quilt Group #1 AMERICAN VALOR: