Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Here are a few Tops that have been quilted. The top Rail fence I quilted and I even made the backing for it. My Mom sewed the top.. For the back - I used Marys Off Center Backing
Monday, October 20, 2008
My Nieghbor to the south - and a wonderful wonderful Machine Quilter sent these 3 quilts for QOV's. I hope the pictures do justice to the quilting. I think you can click on the picture and see it even larger.
This first one was in the Colorado State Fair and it won a ribbon! It is really pretty!
The next two were made for MQS. What talent! I, of course, had them hanging in my dining room for a minute ( okay a day) so I could take pictures and a friend came over. I had to check her bags on the way out - she was trying to "borrow" them ;-)
Hope you all are having a great day. I got a fair amount of quilting done - so I am happy.... now its off to chase kids for a while ;-)
Sunday, October 19, 2008
My kids just LOOOVED it - I did too. I thought that was a clever way to use the fish fabrics - and I even have a fish panto that would look so great quilted on it!
Today was a very lovely day. After church we headed over to my SIL and BIL's new house. My hubbys parents had come down for the weekend. The house is still being built so we got a wonderful tour of it in progress. It is going to be awesome! It looked so big and roomy - I remember when my house seemed that way... What happened??!! So we came home for boys to do homework and practice band and I cleaned the kitchen so well and threw bunched of junk away. I must have needed some inspiration. Maybe next weekend we will go look again and it will inspire me some more... Nah.... I want to quilt! Tee hee
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I don't know if you remember but this summer I got my Mom hooked on quilting. So on her table was a cutting mat, and the iron was set up in the hallway, and her machine was even out. I was kind of like Little Red Riding hood - I had to test which cutting mat to use, and the iron settings.... and even the machine ( shhh don't tell her!) I can totally see the benefit of two quilters in the family now ;-)
Okay - gotta go make up for lost time - the list from yesterday is still beckoning...
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The kids have today off of school. I tease that they should really stay in school and get smart, but I really enjoy having them around. We ran errands all this morning and are now getting ready to head out for a football game.
These beautiful quilts came from Ruth W in Indiana... plus she sent a BUNCH of pillowcases. The Black one at the top really sets off those bright colors. It is very very eye catching. The second one - those half square triangles are not very big - she must have a A LOT of patience! Both quilts are very very lovely. Thanks Ruth for your help!
Have a quilty day!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Now she sent 4 of her quilts for the Challenge - and they are wonderful.
This first one is fabrics that she dyed and the pattern was a Quilt for an Hour Quilt from Judy L website. It is done in all my favorite colors - although I don't want to be injured to get it - I want it (grin)
This quilt looks to be dyed or batiks fabrics - it is Beautiful!! They were made by her friend Wanda over at Exuberant Color and Quilted by Vicki - same with the snowball quilt.
This last quilt is a quilt as you go quilt and it is reversiable - I showed you both sides and the binding. The binding is too cool - it matches each side. To me that takes talent!
Thanks so much Vicki!!
Total QOV's ready to go : 137
Female Quilts: 26
Pillowcases needed : 36
They say that the soldier wounded ratio is 1 female to every 10 men - so it looks like we are on a good track. Based on my experiences the women appreciate Patriotic quilts as much as the men - so I think we are on a good roll.... I sure appreciate everyones efforts and all the questions and the warm hearted "keep it ups" .
Now I gotta go eat lunch and I will be back with some more eye candy!
Monday, October 13, 2008
These are Two more Quilts from Norece... I LOVE them. I have always been partial to chain quilts - and this spinning star with the chain is a Beauty!
The Star quilt has 4 patch centers. They are awful pretty and lots of different reds!
It is really fun to hang these quilts and take pictures. I usually go to King Soopers and get a print made to pin on the pillowcase of the quilt. Today I also got some pictures printed from MQS that had been on my camera. I went to pick up the pictures and the photo ladies started asking me all
sorts of questions about the quilts. I think I might have made some new friends *grin*. There were a couple of quilt pictures they had to pull out to show me. It was kind of neat!
And after wards I even got to a quilt shop for a little bit. Just being around new fabric is really inspiring and made me think of what I had at home... and now I really want to get to making a quilt...
Have a Great one!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008